How to bathe a puppy?
Depending on the size and your desire, you can wash your puppy in the bathroom or basin. The water level should not be too high. It is enough that it…

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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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10 steps to successfully raising a dog
How to educate a dog and teach her basic commands? - Each responsible owner asks himself this question. But before you go directly to education and training, you should ask…

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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 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.

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How to teach a dog to execute commands?

“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

How to wean a dog to nibble things?

Get special toys and treats for dogs.
If your pet nibbles things and furniture from boredom, then you need to provide him with much more attractive items that will distract him from the destruction of the environment. Especially for these purposes, a huge number of different toys and treats for dogs have been developed. Be sure to get some toys for your pet – preferably very different, because treadmill dogs bored. In pet stores you will find toys for cooperative games between the owner and the dog, interactive toys for independent play and puzzle toys. For greater attractiveness, many toys include bone meal, wood shavings, etc., whose smell is very popular with dogs.

Quality dog ​​toys are completely safe. They will not only brighten up your pet’s leisure time, but also have a beneficial effect on his health. In no case do not offer the dog toys not intended for her. For example, children’s plastic toys, when exposed to teeth, break into sharp particles and seriously injure the dog’s oral cavity. And stuffing soft toys, once in the dog’s stomach, leads to indigestion. Continue reading

Dogs that can be trained
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…

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Master, can I eat a Christmas tree?
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…

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How to care for hairless dogs?
Chinese Crested, American Hairless Terrier, Mexican Hairless Dog, Inca Peruvian Orchid - these breeds amaze with their elegance and exoticism. If you dream about a dog, but are afraid of…

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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…

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