1. Nothing needs to be done with a small wound on the dog’s body – it will lick it.
In fact, the dog’s oral cavity is a breeding ground for germs, and if she licks the wound herself, this will increase the risk of suppuration and delay healing at least twice. In such cases, the wound should be treated, and a protective collar should be put on the dog to prevent licking.
2. The dosage of anthelmintic drugs depends on the age of the dog.
In fact, it depends only on weight.
3. The smell from the dog’s mouth is normal because it doesn’t brush its teeth.
Firstly, a dog can and even needs to brush his teeth – for this, special brushes are sold. Secondly, the smell can indicate various diseases (caries, tartar, sometimes gastritis). If the smell from the mouth is combined with other deviations in health, even small ones, it is better to consult a veterinarian. Continue reading
Animal behavior is influenced by hereditary factors and learning. The greater the proportion of the behavioral responses is the training component, the easier it is to control your dog.
Traditionally, the physiological foundations of training are considered from the standpoint of the conditioned reflex theory of I. P. Pavlov. In accordance with it, all forms of animal behavior can be explained on the basis of the principle of reflex neural communication. Moreover, the essence of training consists in the development and use in work of the necessary conditioned reflexes. According to this principle, a previously neutral stimulus — for example, the “Sit!” Command, combined with the forced landing of a dog many times — acquires the value of a conditioned stimulus, launching the arc of the conditioned reflex and causing the required actions of the animal. Without going into the subtleties of physiology, I will say that the arc of the conditioned reflex is the closure of the temporal connection between the auditory and motor centers of the brain. The reflex is considered fixed if the dog, without hesitation, sits in the desired position, barely hearing a familiar sound signal. 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