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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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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Micro-style in the choice of dogs
Modern fashion nature is unstable and variable. And therefore, following its basic laws and rules, you can skip a lot and stay out of work. But among all this turmoil…

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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

What to do if your dog bites other dogs
Bites are almost always a last resort after growling and ignoring. What if one dog bites another? Are there ways to stop a dog from being aggressive towards others? There…

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Dog calcium deficiency
Hypocalcemia is characterized by a lack of calcium in the body in dogs, more often in small breeds, puppies and puppy bitches. Particular attention needs to be paid to puppy…

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How to care for a pug
When a person decides to have a pug, he should know that such a breed requires a lot of attention and complicated care. In order for the pet to be…

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Teaching your puppy to clean house
An important concern of each owner is to teach the puppy to clean. It is noticed that already three-week-old puppies specially crawl out of the den to recover. Thus, cleanliness…

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