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Some owners complain that dogs howl at night. Others themselves have never heard a howling pet, but disgruntled neighbors convince the opposite. Still others, returning from work, do not have time to open the door – as plaintive howls are already heard on the other side. Examples can go on and on. But there is only one problem – howl. Why does a dog howl at home or in the yard? How to deal with it? About this in our article.
Howling dogs can scare. Especially if it suddenly rings out in the middle of the night. We still remember the ancient signs that repeat: the dog howls unfortunately. But in practice, everything is much more prosaic. We list the main causes of “bad” behavior and suggest methods of dealing with them.
Why the dog howls: reasons
No matter how tame the dog was, the wolf was and remains its ancestor. Howling for wolves is a way of communication. The closer the dog is to the wolf, the greater the likelihood that she will decide to “rise to the moon.” For example, howls are often “carried away” by husky. So dogs are looking for communication with their relatives, and perhaps respond to a fellow click from the street, which the human hearing simply did not catch. 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
Can a dog be allowed to play with sticks? It would seem that the answer is obvious: why not? In the view of many, an ordinary stick from the street is a traditional toy of our four-legged friends, because dogs have loved sticks for centuries and play with them with pleasure. And it’s convenient for the owners: I forgot my favorite pet ball at home – I picked up an alternative, right from the ground, and no costs. But is everything so cloudless?
Not every owner will remember about “harmless” stick games when a pet suddenly feels bad. The most intricate ones will be listed as the causes of the ailment, but in practice, the cause of many common ailments is just the same as a regular wooden stick. Amazing – Not at all. Let’s see what the matter is.
Why not let the dog play with sticks?
1. You never know what substances can be contained on a selected stick. In the conditions of a big city, these are various chemical reagents and even, possibly, poison from rats and other rodents, which was used to treat the nearest territory. Of course, it’s easy to guess the consequences of playing with such a stick. In the best case, this is a mild digestive upset, and in the worst, it is a serious poisoning that is dangerous to the pet’s life. Continue reading