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 full healthy life of a pet is unthinkable. What are these features?
– Maintaining physical fitness.
Active play is the best way to maintain optimal dog weight. Unfortunately, pets are prone to gaining excess weight. And he, in turn, provokes serious diseases: heart failure, diabetes, joint diseases, etc. In order to protect the health of the pet, its shape must be monitored. Various frisbee, sticks, balls, tug ropes (for example, Petstages or Kong Safestix) – all these toys will allow you to engage the dog in an active game and satisfy its need for physical activity.
– Stimulating brain activity. 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
Since ancient times, dogs have been considered man’s best friends. There are few people in the world who would be indifferent to these cheerful and faithful beings. However, the need for daily walks with a pet, and regardless of weather conditions, often makes you abandon the idea of having a four-legged friend. But is it worth thinking so categorically? In our article we will talk about the place that walks in a dog’s life take and how often you need to walk with your pet.
Daily walks are necessary for animals to feel good and good health. It is not enough to take the pet out to the street just for him to do his job, and immediately get him home. This does not provide the dog with physical activity and does not bring any benefit. However, it would also be wrong to say that at least 2 walks of at least an hour duration are required every day, because everything in this matter depends on the breed, age and individual characteristics. Continue reading