Having a dog is not buying another pair of shoes. A dog is a full-fledged member of the family that requires almost as much attention as a child. You have to teach her the basics of behavior at home and in society, hone her acquired skills, take care of her daily, monitor her health and much more. Our article will help you evaluate how ready you are for this!
Sleep is for wimps!
Dogs are not just compared to children. Both those, and others, for example, give sleepless nights to newly-born “parents”. When getting a puppy, be prepared for round-the-clock mournful whining. It is understandable: the puppy has to adapt not only to life without a mother, but also to a new home, and this is not easy. The owner’s task is not to get annoyed, but to help his pet. Continue reading
Turning to a good breeder, we get not only a pet, but also a bunch of recommendations about its maintenance and care. We treat it differently. Some of us listen, others want to raise a pet on their own, without any outside interference. But the latter approach can lead to unpleasant consequences. In our article we will explain why and why you need to listen to the breeder.
You can and should listen to the breeder with one clarification. It must be a good experienced breeder whom you will trust. Such a breeder knows everything about the breed with which he works. He has raised many generations of pets and knows the answers to all your questions. Continue reading
When do German Shepherd ears rise? Do I need to help them? But what if only one ear rose? About this and much more in our article.
According to the breed standard, the ears of the German Shepherd are erect and spiky, set vertically and parallel to each other (not laid apart). Broken and drooping ears are unacceptable and belong to the defects of the exterior.
The exception is puppies up to three months! Their ears can be of almost all shapes and sizes: large, hanging, semi-standing, rickety, and it happens that there is only one ear. All this is normal and does not require special attention from the owner, except for a light daily massage of the auricle and providing the puppy with a balanced diet. Continue reading
Will puppies appear in your house soon? Congratulations, this is so great! And until this happens, your pet needs sensitivity and attention. We will talk about how to care for a pregnant dog in our article.
Pregnancy is a natural condition, not a disease. Without indications, the rhythm of life of a healthy dog should not change dramatically.
In the first third of pregnancy, the only thing that needs to be changed is feeding. Expectant mother needs a special diet designed specifically for pregnant and lactating dogs. Your pet now needs more vitamins and minerals, because babies are developing in it with the speed of light – the future beautiful and strong dogs. Continue reading
Trimming is one of the procedures that grooming salons and private masters offer. What it is? Which dogs is it assigned to? How necessary is the procedure? About this in our article.
What is trimming?
Trimming is the removal of dead hair by plucking. Do not confuse it with combing and cutting. This is a special procedure that is not prescribed to all dogs and has not an aesthetic, but a health-hygienic function.
In the process of evolution, some wire-haired dogs have lost the ability to molt normally. Dead hair was removed during the hunt, while the dog made his way through the dense thicket for prey. What about dogs that haven’t hunted? Continue reading