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 freeze in winter? Let’s talk about this in our article.
How well the dog tolerates cold depends on its pedigree features. A thick six with developed undercoat is able to give odds to the best down jackets! Northern dogs (husky, malamutes, samoyeds) feel just fine in winter: they can even sleep in the snow! But for decorative shorthair rocks, frost is a real test. The crumbs freeze even in a cool apartment, not to mention walking in the midst of February. How to walk them?
Here are some tips to help adapt your walks to the cold season and prevent your pet (and you) from freezing!
If the dog is sensitive to cold, get special clothing for her. It should be made of quality, safe materials and fit perfectly. For hairless and shorthair small breeds, such clothing is simply a must! You can also give overalls to a medium and large dog, although in this case they are more valued for protection from dirt. Thanks to the huge assortment of clothes in pet stores, you can not only warm your pet, but also create an unusual image for it! We give battle to gray everyday life! Continue reading
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?
2. Where to put a Christmas tree? Continue reading
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