Teach your dog to be alone

DogWhen a puppy comes home all is joy and happiness. However, your new pet needs lots of attention, companionship, education and play, but also be taught how to have fun and enjoy time alone when you stay at home unaccompanied. If not, an empty house can be a very lonely place for your new pet.

If you give too much freedom and little watching him during his first weeks at home, it is expected that puppies develop a series of behavioral problems and relieve themselves indoors, chewing, digging or barking continuously. Dogs with excessive levels of stress may develop a manic behavior and spend the day circling, pacing restlessly or panting.

Puppies and newly adopted dogs may become overly dependent on their owners if they spend too much time with them during the early days. The dogs too dependent on their masters usually suffer anxiety when left home alone .

A special place

The dogs are wild animals and like to have their own 'den'. A private place to sit tight, chew bones or even a nap. A good shelter could be a transport cage with a bed inside. In addition, the cage can be very helpful for the education of your dog.

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The trasportĂ­n also be used to teach your dog good habits of hygiene behavior, to learn how to reduce the barking, prevent dig in the garden and to build confidence and peace of mind .

For starters, when you're home, keep your dog from time to time in the carrier for 'small lulls' so you gain confidence. Eventually your dog will learn to want to fully enjoy running around home, whether you are or not.

Enjoy the countryside with your dog

The arrival of spring is always a good news for those who enjoy the company of a dog. Temperatures rise, the sun shines high in the sky and the field becomes a mosaic of colors and aromas that invite you to enjoy nature with your best friend.

Spend a day setting may be the best plan for a boring weekend, in addition to being a great exercise for your dog , you can run, jump and burn all the energy accumulated during the week. But it is important that before leaving home, prepare well all that our dog will need throughout the day, and be sighted before any type of accident.

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Essential in your backpack

At the time of making the bag for the countryside, do not forget to put the following:
 Lots of water, if possible carrying a container for your dog to drink.
 Some food: you can get I think in a bag or prepare something special like a picnic.
  Kit : it never hurts to the unexpected.
  Correa : let him loose though, it is sometimes necessary.
  Towels : if you go near a river, the need.
 ! Toys! balls , ropes, a kong ... what you like.

If your dog is prone to allergies as comes in contact with certain plants, you can also take antihistamines , as long as you have been prescribed by your veterinarian first. When put him in the car, remember that it is obligatory to carry a net separation between the front and rear seats, unless the dog is small and can go into a carrier.

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? When I can take the field?

Throughout the life of the animal, any time is good to take you to enjoy nature with us. Germain Quintana, Veterinary Clinic A Marosa, recommends "that during the first months of life the animal, it comes in contact with as many people as possible, dogs and other animals to permit optimal development and avoid future behavior problems " . Of course, as long as the animal is properly dewormed and updating of vaccinations.
It is also important that the animal is accustomed to accept basic commands , especially those that forced him to stay still or back with us after the call. If your dog still does not know respect them, we can use a long rope tied but leaving him to bring some freedom, and implement these orders with patience. If you want to move faster, bring a whistle and a packet of sausages cut to give them as a reward every time they respond positively.

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When the dog responds to our commands, it makes sense to bring him loose to have a total freedom of movement. But we must be careful when we cross game reserves and private farms as their owners can call the attention or confuse the dog with other animals during the hunting and shooting accident. It is best to go through this type of farm with the dog tied up.

Allergies and accidents

Dogs, like us, can suffer an allergic reaction to any type of plant or substance in nature. Fausto Andres Center veterinarian Nexus, advised to avoid areas with "nettles, some ficus and Umbelliferae" because they can produce "from hives to local or general allergies. " If we find that our dog has irritated areas on the skin or near mouth, we can wash the area with water and vinegar to soothe the itch, but if the problem is compounded should call our vet.

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When our dog enjoys his freedom in nature, he spends his days running, jumping, getting into impossible corners , swimming in rivers and doing a lot of things that happen so big. Sometimes, so much excitement can cause injury when struck against something or falling.

So, always have handy mobile phone and a contact number for emergency vet, because if the dog is too big and you're alone, you might be impossible to move him because of his weight. If you do get a break, be very careful when you touch it you can try to bite because of pain and nerves.

Our member, the most jackets

Users and user forum Dogs Facilisimo.com know very well how much they enjoy their dogs in the field, so we often tell their stories, with lots of photos that give a good example of how well you spend. Kiseta , for example, boasts of "having a field to two minutes from home, and go every day with my two hours. There are vineyards and forests! and pass it great."
Naru , meanwhile, says that "there is no elixir for dogs them out to the field to run free, so when you get home, as ceporros fall asleep. " Dogs of Mery1 pass it big every time you go with them: "'Kas' goes crazy looking for birds and lizards, the problem comes when there are sheep, and we have to be careful because he sees before us and dogs ".

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Rebe23 discusses the problems they have, at times, to enter the dog on private farms, "Here in Asturias is quite easy to find a place to let them go, because there are many fields, but have an owner and as you can see you fight . "

Why not seize the remainder of the day and you escape with your dog to enjoy nature? Plan is economical , healthy and above will be happier than anywhere else. If, moreover, is accompanied by furry friends, the fun is multiplied by two.

Care for dog ears

Cleaning the dog's ears is important and needs regular care, about every three weeks . Keep in mind that 10% of the dogs that go to the vet is due to a condition in the ear. As for the characteristics of the canine ear, noted that the canal is L-shaped, it is particularly long and well protected eardrums.

The Cocker , the Basset Hound and other dogs with floppy ears are closed for this through the ear, making a nest of parasites and infections and need a lot more surveillance. Regarding the Poodle , the Yorkshire , the Bichon and the like, have noted that hair in the ear canal, favoring the retention of cerumen that causes inflammation. You can cut your hair gently conduit entry but do not see it simply, it's best to ask your veterinarian for help.

• How to clean?

It is essential to get used from puppy to our dog to this type of care. It is imperative that the canal is well ventilated and dry, especially in breeds of lop ears. You have to remove the wax to prevent the formation of plugs and the proliferation of bacteria. To remove the impurities and the wax should be used a cotton ball soaked in warm mineral oil or hygiene products recommended by your veterinarian.

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When the puppy is developing, it is normal to see dogs with erect ears and not the other, or both crossed. But this does not matter since this aspect is related to the change of teeth , a process whose effects make the dog suffers greatly.

Care of wounds

Often our dogs are injured fighting with others, playing when they are loose, catching with spikes and other plants, and so on. The ears bleed profusely and the dog shake his head violently, intensifying the bleeding and blood splattering.
We know how to heal these wounds, the bleeding will stop soon if you do proper cures. Just a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide , holding firmly to each side of the pavilion injured. If the wounds are older, the veterinarian must be involved. In order that the state of his injured ear from getting worse, sell the ear wound, must be supported on top of the head and with a bandage, go around the neck of the animal.

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Helpful Hints

 The dog needs a periodic cleaning of the ears.

 If you move the head often tries to put his paw on the pipe, if you have the red ear , scratches or whimpers, is that it hurts, so go to the vet.

 In the inner part should not use cottons s or irritants.

 In case of tumor or chronic otitis, there to undergo surgery. Although it is not nice, if you do not, the consequences could be severe, almost constant pain and severe disorders.

Agility: rules and basic exercises

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The Agility is a competitive mode that allows sports with a dog. It was created in 1978 by Englishman John Warley to entertain the public in the dead time of dog shows. It created so much expectation, and soon caught importance beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. John Warley, along with members of clubs, designed the obstacles that make up the circuit.
This sport is that the dog walk the track in the shortest time possible and with as few penalties:
* Each failure or refusal is 5 penalty points.
* Every second that passes the computer during the entire course on the standard time set by the judge also penalized.
* 3 Withhold involves the removal of equipment, tools that can make any number of faults.
The agility, speed and strength are the most important features that should have the dog, along with a good rapport and guidance and discipline among them. This is not to be on a leash or collar. And the owner can not touch your dog, or the obstacles. The route should be known both for the dog to its owner, only shortly before the test allows the owner to a brief survey in order to memorize the order in which the animal must overcome obstacles. To guide it, use gestures, both visual and sound s .
Route 1
Route 1
Route 2
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First of all, fun

There are different degrees of competition: In the experience: ▪ Novatos.
▪ Veteranos.
▪ Competitors world championships.
Depending on the size: ▪ Small.
▪ Medium.
▪ Large.
dog running in a suitAt present, canine sport, inspired by the equestrian, has much relevance. So much so that championships are made. In Spain, more and more fans of this sport.
The reason for this expectation is easy that is involved in this game. You can engage any individual, regardless of race, beauty or size. There is only one condition: that more than five months and not suffer any illness or physical disability that prevents you from making a strong year. The Agility also serves to establish friendship with the dog, get fit and have fun.

The obstacles

The obstacles should not present any danger to the dog and meet these requirements should be, dimensions and layout: dog jumpingFences ▪ Simples:
- Altura: 55 to 65 cm. (Miniagility: 30 to 40 cm).
- Width: 120 cm. at least.
- Can be constructed in different ways between the posts:
· With bars (metal and PVC, are not recommended).
· Always supporting a jump bar at the top may be used for solid panels, trellis panels or panels with broom
· When gorse hedge with a bar is added at the top floor to a height of 55 to 65 cm and 30 to 40 cm in Miniagility.
▪ Dobles o triples:
- Made by assembling simple fences.
- Be placed in ascending order with a height difference of about 20 to 25 cm., Being situated higher in the back and a height of 75 cm. up.
- Separation of the total shall not exceed 70 cm
The viaduct ▪ Height: 75cm. a maximum (Miniagility: 40 cm.).
▪ Width: 120 cm. at least.
▪ Wall Thickness: about 20 cm.
▪ It is a flat panel comprising one or two openings in the form of tunnels.
The table ▪ Surface: Minimum 90 x 90 cm., Maximum 120 x 120 cm.
▪ Altura: 60 cm. (Miniagility: 35 cm.).
▪ It must be stable and have a non-slip top.
The gateway
dog racing▪ Height: 120 cm minimum., Maximum 135 cm.
▪ step width bridge: minimum 30 cm., Maximum 40 cm.
▪ Length of each element: at least 3.60 m., 4.20 m. Maximum
▪ The ramps are equipped with small strips nailed at regular intervals between 25 and 50 cm. to facilitate access and prevent slipping.
▪ The bottom of the ramps will be painted on the upper surface and edges in different color from the set, a length of 90 cm. to the ground, to indicate the 'Contact Zone'.
▪ You can not put any bar to less than 10 cm. the upper limit of this area.
The rocker ▪ Width: minimum 30 cm., Maximum 40 cm.
▪ Length: Minimum: 3.65 m, 4.25 m maximum
▪ axis height above the ground: 1 / 6 the length of the plank.
▪ Practical example: for a beam of 3.65 meters long, the shaft height is 60 cm. If the length of 4.25 m. outside the axis would be 70 cm. in height. The contact zone is identical to the gateway. The rocker has to be very stable and slip. For use in miniagility will place a counterweight to contribute the balance.
The palisade ▪ Only International Championship is mandatory.
▪ It is comprised of two units that form an angle of 90 degrees.
▪ Width: 90 cm minimum. Which can be increased at the base to 115 cm.
▪ Highest point on the ground: 190 to 170 cm.
▪ The ramps are provided with slats fastened at regular intervals (approximately every 50 cm.) To facilitate climbing and prevent slipping.
The bottoms of the ramps should be painted over and edges of a different color to set, a length of 106 cm. to the ground to mark the 'Contact Zone'.
▪ Do not strip may be placed within 10 cm. the upper limit of this area.
▪ The top of the fence is not dangerous for the dog. If necessary, place a rubber gasket.
The slalom ▪ Number of posts: 8, 10 or 12.
▪ Minimum height: 1 m.
▪ Separation between each pole: 50 to 65 cm.
Rigid Tunnel ▪ Internal Diameter: 60 cm.
▪ Length: 3 to 6 m.
▪ Being articulate, allow the formation of one or more curves.
TĂșnel flexible ▪ Input: a rigid arc of 90 cm. in length.
▪ Height: 60 cm.
▪ Width: 60 to 65 cm. in width.
▪ Check out: flexible material (canvas fabric) of 3 m. long with a diameter of 60 to 65 cm.
The tire
tire▪ opening diameter: minimum 38 cm., Maximum 60 cm.
▪ Distance from the axis of the tire to the ground: 90 cm. (Miniagility: 55 cm.)
▪ The lower interior will be blocked for security reasons.
▪ The height of the tire will be adjustable through a system of chains or cables.
▪ The rigid connections will be rejected.
▪ It will always be located in a straight line.
The long jump ▪ It is comprised of 4 to 5 items slightly bent and separated from each other. The end sought is to obtain a jump of 1.20 to 1.50 m. (Miniagility: separation of 60 to 75 cm.)
▪ Length of the elements: 1.20 m.
▪ Height of the tallest item: 28 cm.
▪ lowest element height: 15 cm.
▪ Width of elements: 15 cm., Slightly declining.
▪ The four corners will be marked by posts approximately 1.20 m. high with a top protection.
▪ It will always be located in a straight line.
The estuary the estuary ▪ Surface Water Extension: 1.20 x 1.20 m.
▪ Maximum height: 10 cm.
▪ Standard:
- Jump length: 1.20 m.
- Anchura: 0,75.
▪ Miniagility:
- Jump length: 0.75 m.
- Anchura: 1.20 m.
- Requires a low fence with bars, always installed in front of the obstacle. Its height is 40 cm. in standard and 20 cm. in Miniagility.
- Will be placed where the judge sees fit depending on the layout of the track.
- The four corners will be marked by posts approximately 1.20 m. high with top protection.
- It is always situated in a straight line.

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