Dry feed
Recently, domestic dog breeders have an alternative to traditional homemade food. These are prepared dry feeds and canned food for animals. Dry granular feeds have gained particular popularity. However, the…

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Raising a puppy
Raising a dog from a very young age is the basis for further development and socialization. A dog that is “comfortable” in all respects will not cause trouble for you…

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How to make a puppy's life comfortable in your home?
The puppy you have chosen, in addition to instincts and temperament features, already has its own life experience. While it is still very small, but it already includes communication with…

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How dogs learn

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

Worms in dogs
Helminthic infestation is a sick and very common problem. Parasites being in the animal’s body cause enormous damage, since by excreting waste products they cause intoxication of the body, which…

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Jack Russell Terrier
Small in size, funny and active dogs became extremely popular after the release of the movie “Mask”. Due to their size, they are convenient for keeping both in city apartments,…

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Think doggystyle
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…

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Leptospirosis in dogs
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease in animals. They can be sick with birds, cats, mice, rats, minks, foxes, arctic foxes and even humans. Dogs are most susceptible to this disease.…

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