Healthy puppies are active, energetic, playful and cheerful. At first glance, they are all fluffy little buns that you want to caress. The size and weight of puppies depends on the number of babies in the litter, but to a greater extent on the proper care and feeding. Keep in mind that a healthy large breed puppy at the age of 30 days must weigh at least 2.5 kg, and at two months of age – at least 6 kg. He should not be either fat or thin, but rather – downed and strong. In all cases, the features of the exterior and temperament must correspond to the breed type.
It is quite simple to distinguish a seriously ill puppy: boring, watery eyes, dry nose, ruffled hair, sunken or, conversely, swollen tummy, weakness of the extremities. The unfortunate baby is lying all the time, trying to get into a secluded dark place, whimpers or groans. He may have vomiting and diarrhea, a staggering or hunched gait. Ask the breeder to feed the babies in your presence – the sick puppy will refuse food. Naturally, taking such a puppy is not recommended. Continue reading
The dog’s attitude to its owner is one of the important, and often the dominant, aspect of the animal’s behavior. However, why does one dog obey its master and the other not? How to make the training process effective? How to learn to understand your dog? And how to instill in him the necessary skills?
The answer is unusual, but at the same time simple. In order to achieve mutual understanding with your dog and achieve success in training, you just need to learn how to think like a dog. Our wonderful dogs are deprived of a second signaling system, that is, speech, and therefore cannot tell us in words about their desires, sorrows, joys, pain or longing. However, we can still try to understand them by looking at the world through the eyes of a dog.
Do not hope that at the age of one you will bring your pet to the training site and he will immediately be taught to the mind. Continue reading
It seems that each of us was faced with a situation where, for example, a little kitten was screaming heart-rendingly all night at the windows of a house, or a homeless tiny puppy was spinning at his feet near a store, hungry and frozen … Unfortunately, very many simply passed by, not paying attention or pretending not to notice the baby. Meanwhile, life was warm in a small calf, and, with hope running up to each person, the animal saw him as its savior. And indeed, it is in our power to help our smaller brothers, because it is not necessary that help should be taken to his home forever – no, you can feed, go out the animal and just give it in good hands, everyone can do it!
Another thing is if puppies were born in your family, and their mother either refused to feed them and look after them, or she does not have or is not enough milk. In this case, you will have to take full responsibility for the care and feeding of the babies. If you show more initiative and responsibility, then in two weeks you will be able to admire your well-fed and beginners to show curiosity to the outside world of pets. Continue reading