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In one of our articles, we talked about why dogs need toys. The more toys a pet has, the happier it is. However, it is not enough to purchase a few different models. It is important to choose the right ones! Our tips will help determine which toy to buy a dog.
Why are special toys needed?
“My dog enjoys playing with street sticks and rolls a children’s ball. She does not need special toys! ”, – such a statement can be heard from the newcomer owner. But experienced dog breeders and specialists from the zoosphere will answer in chorus that you only need to purchase toys from pet stores and only from trusted manufacturers.
Children’s toys and other items not intended for playing with the dog are dangerous to its health. Sticks from the street can be infected with parasites, pathogens and contain reagents. The balls, for example, are coated with paint and made of a material that should never be bitten or swallowed. Many items that are not intended for playing with the dog break down under the pressure of teeth on sharp parts and injure the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Filling stuffed children’s toys and various small details, the dog can easily swallow, which will lead to digestive upsets and bowel obstruction. Toxins and paint cause allergic reactions and poisoning. That’s why you need to go to a pet store for a toy for a dog! Continue reading
“There are no bad students – there are bad teachers.” Remember this phrase? It does not lose its relevance in the case of raising and training dogs. 99% of the pet’s success depends on the knowledge of the owner and the correct approach to the lessons. Yes, each dog is individual, and often there are four-legged friends of a person who completely refuse to execute commands. But to any, even the most capricious pet, you can find an approach. The main thing is to be careful, take into account the pedigree and individual characteristics of the dog, set the right tasks for it and use effective methods of motivation. The latter will be discussed in our article.
Before moving on to methods of motivation, we determine what it is. For clarity, we will analyze an example.
Suppose you want to teach a dog how to overcome a snake from obstacles, but she is not in a hurry to complete the task assigned to her, since she does not see any need for it. In order to achieve a result, you need to interest the dog, stimulate her to perform a specific action. This is motivation, it is it that forms the behavior of the dog. But how to arouse interest, how to train a dog to execute commands? Continue reading
Dog training is a responsible process that requires certain knowledge and training. The effectiveness of training directly depends on the correctness of the approach, on the ability of the owner to interest his pet in order to attract and retain his attention. There are several methods for this – and one of the most popular is the game method of training. Let’s talk about it in more detail.
All dogs love to play. At the same time, many of them perceive training as a complex and tedious process. But what prevents us from making the game an element of training so that the dog does not avoid working off new teams, but considers them part of an interesting walk?
Of course, the game is an auxiliary, and not the main method of training. But it is with the help of the game that we can hold the pet’s attention for a long time and fully involve him in the educational process. In addition, game elements eliminate the likelihood of stress, often accompanying the dog during the development of complex teams. With a lack of experience, it can be difficult for us to explain to the pet exactly what we want from him, but during the game, mutual understanding between the pet and the owner is established naturally, and this allows us to achieve the best result. Most often, the game method is used in combination with two main methods of training: mechanical and taste-promoting. Continue reading