The recommended dry feed rate is usually indicated on the packaging by the manufacturer. Keep in mind that when feeding a dog with Super Premium food, you need half the daily norm than when using less expensive Economy class food.
With traditional homemade food, the amount of feed eaten is regulated by the dog’s appetite. The biological mechanism itself, which provides targeted behavior to meet the needs of the body in substances coming from food, must in its function control the optimal nutrition of the animal. However, this regulatory system is very sensitive to all kinds of influences and can be disrupted, like any physiological mechanism of self-regulation. Four-legged pets are so spoiled in their food preferences that they eat only one type of food, the usefulness of which can be called into question. According to scientists, the real reasons for food preferences and their changes do not always lie in the desire to satisfy the urgent needs of the body for certain food substances. Often this is a behavioral problem, exacerbated by the erroneous actions of the owners. Continue reading
Trainers know that each team has its own optimal training time. A two-month-old puppy easily learns the positive skills associated with any activity. It is easy to teach him to run up to the call, give a paw, run after the ball. However, with such a crumb it is quite difficult to work on exposure. A similar feature is associated with the simultaneous development of excitatory and inhibitory systems of the brain. In other words, an active and restless puppy hardly learns inhibitory and prohibitive commands. If you start forced training for endurance before the age of three months, then in the best case a lot of effort will be expended with a minimum of results, in the worst – a breakdown of the nervous system will occur, requiring termination of classes. However, even a small puppy must learn to control its behavior.
Learning begins at home, in a well-known environment – so the baby will be less distracted by foreign objects, sounds and smells. The lesson will be ineffective if the dog wants to sleep, has just eaten or has played too much. As a food promotion, stock up on delicious slices of boiled liver, vitamin drops, or dry food pellets. Be nice and calm, so that the young student will feel your approval and not be nervous.
If your baby is already 2 months old, then you can easily teach him the “Sit!” Team. To do this, take a piece of the treat and, holding it above the puppy’s head, slowly take your hand back. Continue reading
With a young dog, you can work out the “Voice!” Command. This skill is very useful when practicing security training techniques (for example, when a stranger is found in a room or shelter, or as a warning signal). The exercises are practiced until the dog casts his voice in various situations.
Representatives of more temperamental breeds, accustomed to accompanying their actions with barking (for example, German, Scottish and Belgian shepherd dogs, Dobermans, Airedale terriers, etc.), are undoubtedly easier to learn for this team than “silent people” (such as Rottweilers and mastiffs).
The first way. Set the dog in front of you, fasten the leash, and grab the end with the loop in your left hand. A treat is clamped in his right hand. With your left foot, step on a loose sagging leash, and hold your right hand in front of the dog’s nose to smell a treat. Vigorously say: “Voice!”. As if teasing your pet, raise your right hand up. The dog will try to jump after the food, but the leash will keep it in a sitting position. Repeat the “teaser” several times, saying “Voice! Vote!”. In the end, the annoyed dog will begin to bark. Immediately give a treat and praise for your quick wits. Continue reading