Dog Feeding

The nutritional needs of dogs depends on the breed and age. Thus, races designed to burn more energy need a special diet, while aiming to gain weight should not consume excessive calories. In order to manage the best food, you should consult your veterinarian, who will provide the diet most suitable for the size and age of the animal.


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However, there is a rule to control both the quantity and quality of the food . Another point to note is that the feeding of the 'leftovers' from the owners what they eat is not adequate, nor is eating meat and bone exclusively, since the dog needs a diet more varied.

In recent times is frequent recourse to the feed to feed the pet. They are classified according to the different races and age, and contain all the elements so that the animal is well fed. It is best to be the veterinarian showing the feed that we give the animal and, if necessary, supplement the diet with some other food .

On the other hand, should know that they should feed the dog three times a day , if a puppy , and twice daily to dogs adults . It is also advisable to perform this task always at the same times, so that the animal acquired the habit. Also, never be given no food outside these hours so they do not acquire the habit of being constantly calling.

Mutt itself

One important difference is that stray dogs have a " residential area "instead of a territory. Area is called the area home to a dog usually runs free. For example, the ancestor of the dog, wolf, usually runs several miles a day. Much of this tour is done in the area of residence, so this area can have an area of several square kilometers .

The territory is usually a small area within the residence to which the wolf actively defends the intrusion of strangers. A dog living in a house can take it or part of it as a territory and defend it from strangers . As a result, a dog whose owner leave an open road access can attack a person who passes by. The stray dog itself usually does not have a territory which is not usually show territorial aggression with people who are on the street.

Another important difference with respect to the family dog is the mutt itself has to work for a living . Spends much of his busy day, trying to get food, to seek protection against a bleak climate and should be protected from the dangers of living on the street. This reality does not seek to survive and have a social status high relative to the local people and therefore the possibilities of expressing aggression are much less hierarchical.

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The only situation in which the stray dog itself, especially if you are in a pack, may reveal important is that aggressiveness associated with predatory aggression , a fact that often occurs in rural areas.

Partially Street Dog

The behavior of a stray dog in general part tends to be more like the dog that lives in a house that the stray dog itself. The dog does not need street partially work for a living, that is, their behavior usually is not related to the livelihood and this is what fundamentally different dog who lives permanently in the street.

Some of these dogs have owners and live in houses but they are released by their owners during the day to roam freely. At other times do not necessarily have a formal owner but are fed by a particular person and dogs are putting down roots in the driveway. Unlike the actual stray dog, stray dogs often partially establish a territory and can defend it from intruders.

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The biggest problem is that being in the street the dog may be considered intrusive to anyone who travels near the spot where he is settled and this may involve the expression of a territorial type aggressive behavior, which constitutes a danger to the integrity physics of passersby.

The importance of distractions

If your dog barks when left alone, may be due to a problem of boredom or separation anxiety problem. In both cases the most appropriate therapy is to call your attention to be distracted and leaving him with this we can get many toys that are fun.
The toys selected should fulfill certain functions, which are not toxic, and ntretengan the dog and not lose their interest quickly. We also need to change these toys so the dog does not get bored, we must also be given as a prize when we leave, and thus will be more entertaining and not adopt destructive behavior.

Five guidelines to educate

1. Never pet or soothe your dog if he barks out of fear . This will reinforce his behavior, since any positive reaction he gets reinforce their behavior and make it harder to control the barking. Similarly, if your dog barks asking a toy, a cookie, get a walk, etc.. Do not give in to their demands and not reward him until he is silent.

2. Teach your dog the word 'Silence' or 'No' so you know what to do. To teach 'Silence' or 'No' to your dog you need to produce a negative stimulus that can be obtained with a sprayer full of water with lemon juice. When your dog barks and should not do it, sprinkle your mouth and say 'Silence' with a strong voice.

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3. Pat and reward your dog is quiet when the ambient. Dogs want to please and learn that when they are quietly pleased. When the dog is exposed to a stimulus which at any other time would have barked, but decided against it as you taught him, reward him with caresses , cookies and paying more attention.

4. Never hit, mistreat or keep your dog's mouth closed. This will only teach your dog to be afraid and can cause more problems as he barks out of fear or even to attack. The proper way to reduce the barking is to identify the cause and teach the dog that is not acceptable behavior.
5. Remember it is your responsibility as an owner teach acceptable behavior and suppressing undesirable behavior.

Dog Vaccination

When you have dogs as pets should know that they must complete a vaccination plan , in order to avoid certain diseases activities that may pose a risk to both him and his owners. Vaccination is based on the age of the animal, so if this is less than six months should be vaccinated every fifteen or twenty days sextuple dog. Thus, the total number of doses should be three. This is a polyvalent vaccine that protects against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, adenovirosis parainfluencia and type 2.

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After a period of between fifteen and twenty days after the third dose, it is possible to administer rabies vaccine , being necessary to reinforce the six months. On the other hand, if the animal has a genetic component Rottweiler , German Shepherd , Doberman , or Golden , you must administer at least two braces of parvovirus, as they are very susceptible to this disease .

Finally, when the animal is six months old just one or two boosters and rabies. However, whenever a dog is purchased, it should take you to the vet , so as to determine the status of animal health and vaccines should be administered. Thus, the expert establish the vaccination schedule and worming the dog. These visits to the vet should be regular , not only when the animal is puppy as an adult that may arise should detect many diseases early.

The behavior of stray dog

It's like a wolf

muttWhen referring to the stray dog is important to note that it is not the same thing about a dog who lives permanently in the street, wandering to get food and shelter , which a dog is released daily by their owners to be on the street of the day and then return home. The former stray dog could call itself while the second part might call street dog.

In the latter category also enter that dog, living permanently in the street, is grounded in one place and is fed by locals . The living conditions of the mutt itself mean that there are some important differences with respect to the family dog.

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Dog Reproduction

It's called jealousy the menstrual cycle of female dogs, which is associated with bleeding from the vulva. This cycle is 21 days and occurs every six months . During bleeding, should maintain hygiene convenient, washing the vulva twice daily with mild soap. The first cycle will be presented to the eight or ten months old and should know that it is recommended that the dog get pregnant in the first period, is too young. The optimum is to wait at least until the third heat.

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If it is intended to cross into the female should be borne in mind that the first eight or ten days in the period corresponding to the preparation for the pro-estrus or ovulation. The subsequent eight or ten days are called estrus and is the phase in which the bitch ovulates and accepts the male, so the ideal time for reproduction . Typically at this stage bleeding and gone, but not always.

Not easy for the dog to get pregnant, since many of them are dominant and aggressive, so they will not accept a male in his territory. So it is more convenient than the female is transferred and that the male is in its territory who do not feel intimidated. Also, when the dog is gilt, the male should have experience with.

Why do dogs bark?

Dogs bark for many reasons. Some hunting breeds such as Basset Hound and Terrier, they are used to warn of the beginning of the game, and others like the Husky, the Alaskan and the Samoyed howl, to stimulate and lead the herd , so that being a inherited behavior is very difficult to remove. Other dogs bark out of fear or because they are very territorial. If we install our dog near the fence, on busy sidewalks or submit to other stimuli exciting, bark a lot. Many dogs bark excessively out of boredom, loneliness or anxiety.

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If we act on these cases allowing them to play with peers, toys, putting them in isolated places, and removing other stimuli can get them to stop barking. The first thing to do to correct excessive barking is, as in any problem either psychological or physical, identify the cause, among which we find:

- Loneliness: This is the most common cause. Dogs are pack animals, have a social behavior and have peers to feel safe. In our society, the human family is a group of dogs. The dog that is kept exclusively outside of our house, he separated from his family , barks to express their loneliness. The best solution for this situation is to allow the dog to live inside.
If this is not possible, a second dog can be an excellent idea. Be careful when selecting the second dog and choose a quiet race . In any case, we need to spend some time with them so that they feel integrated and socializing.

- Territoriality / Fear: Other dogs bark because outside stimulus agitates. Being located on a busy sidewalk, under a staircase in a playground or in areas of high human activity cause dogs to bark to protect their territory or fear of strangers. Try to find a location on your property where the dog is at least exposed to these stimuli . Provide a house to retire to rest if you want and never leave your dog in an area where it can be disturbed by children or people outside the family.

- Lack of socialization: The dogs well socialized bark less, because they have been exposed to many different situations. At this point it is important that the dog live indoors as part of the family.

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How to prevent dog barking

DogA responsible owner is one who cares for your pet and take care you do not have behaviors that cause problems for society. Excessive barking is one of these behavioral problems that may come to disturb our neighbors and that makes many people come to hate dogs.

A bark to alert their owners of irregularities is not only normal, but useful and even healthy for the dog. However, owners who allow their dogs l Adren too are creating a problem for everyone and can be reported, and create a rejection of the dog by its neighbors. Let's see why there is this and what forms have to reduce or even eliminate excessive barking, while at the same time that the animal does not suffer stress and anxiety.

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