1. Artificial or real?
If you have a dog at home, an artificial Christmas tree is more suitable for you. Firstly, an artificial Christmas tree is not so pleasant to nibble as a natural one, and the dog will not try to eat it. Secondly, it is more durable, while the living one is most often installed in a bucket of water. Thirdly, artificial spruce trees do not crumble and do not stain the dog’s coat with tar. Fourth, they can be dropped as much as desired without much harm to the appearance.
A living tree always attracts the attention of a dog. Fragrant twigs and the trunk simply can not help but chew! But the spoiled tree in this case is far from the worst. Sharp needles and branches can injure the dog’s oral cavity, and once in the body, they will lead to intestinal obstruction.
How to protect the tree from the dog?
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If you dream of a four-legged friend who grabs teams on the fly, responsibly fulfills them and surprises others with cool tricks, carefully consider the choice of breed. Some dogs are completely unreachable. And the point is not in the level of intelligence, but in character and temperament. Self-sufficiency and independence is laid at the genetic level. For example, Akita Inu does not run after the ball, because it does not see the point. And for jack russell, aporting is an interesting and fascinating activity. Malamute is very difficult to force to carry out commands, since he is his own leader. And for a German shepherd, every word of the owner is a law. In our article, we present 5 dog breeds that can be trained. They perfectly master the teams and take genuine pleasure in their implementation. Take note!
1. Border Collie
Perpetual motion machines that never sit still. Incredibly smart, funny and cheerful dogs with a developed instinctor beater. In the UK, in their homeland, boarders still work on pastures, as in the old days. In urban conditions, these dogs also strive to chase everyone in a row: if not lambs, then other dogs, cats, children, and sometimes owners. Inquisitive, energetic and efficient, border collies are perfectly trained. Continue reading
A trained dog is not only a reason for pride, but also a guarantee of safety for both the pet itself and everyone around it. But that is not all. For centuries, people have been selecting dogs with various inclinations and abilities – they made different breeds that can be conditionally divided into shepherds, hunting (gundogs, hounds), security, service and companion dogs. These dogs, like humans, need to exercise their abilities in order to be happy. And the right training technique allows you to discover and develop their natural talents. This, you see, is much nicer and more useful than raising a “sofa” pet.
You can do the training yourself. But this requires experience and a lot of time, especially when it comes to medium and large breeds. In any case, the result of “home” training loses to specialized courses. After all, if you are not a professional, it is difficult to create a truly competent program and take into account the behavioral characteristics of your dog specifically. That is why special courses are in such demand. In our article we will talk about the five most popular programs. Continue reading