From what age and how often to bathe a puppy?
At what age can a puppy be bathed? Perhaps this is one of the first issues faced by the new owner. The minimum age for bathing a puppy is 3…

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Do dogs freeze in winter?
If you have a dog, the concept of "bad weather" simply does not exist. Frost, blizzard, snow and rain - it doesn’t matter, nobody canceled daily walks! But don't dogs…

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Winter is coming, or How to prevent a dog from freezing?
In the autumn and winter months, the dog’s health needs to be taken care of even more. Sudden changes in temperature, rains, frosts, drafts at home - all this can…

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intraspecific communication

How to understand your dog?

Wagging tail.
And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around her is a bad decision. Here you can draw an analogy with cats. Remember, they wag their tail in displeasure? Contrary to stereotypes, so do dogs.

Slightly parted mouth, relaxed muzzle.
Smile! Yes, try a smile and pay attention to the position of your lower jaw. During a smile, she drops slightly, and the upper and lower teeth no longer touch each other. The same thing happens with dogs! If the pet is satisfied, relaxed and happy, its mouth is slightly ajar and completely relaxed. You can consider this an analogue of a human smile! Continue reading

Why do dogs need toys?
Many people believe that dogs need toys to have fun, but that’s not all. In practice, special toys for dogs perform a huge number of useful functions, without which a…

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How to treat a dog’s wound?
What to do if a dog is injured? How to treat a wound? In a difficult situation, it is difficult to collect thoughts and hands themselves are drawn to the…

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Mistakes in raising a dog
The owners often complain about the dog: "You train and train, but she is still old." Or they don’t complain, they simply declare that the dog is ill-bred, because she…

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5 reasons to have a pet
Pets are not only incredibly cute creatures with interesting habits, not only family members and best friends all rolled into one, but also therapists, teachers and even trainers. Admit, have…

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