Category Archives: Dogs


How to choose the breed of dog

choisir-la-race-de-son-chien-03It is very important to choose a dog breed according to the personality of the future master and lifestyle, not only based on physical criteria or fashion. This is the only way to acquire an animal relationships will be balanced and harmonious, and who will be pleased to your contact.

Lightning strikes sometimes lead to the purchase of a puppy, an adult, does not correspond at all to master, or that it is waiting for the dog. The separation is no longer possible, life with dogs is only a set of constraints that the teacher tries to manage at best. But neither is fun to live with each other, which is unfortunate as part of the acquisition of a pet dog, which should be easy to live and beautify your days.

Set your lifestyle (housing, working time and availability for your dog, Finance, holiday fashion …), then try to determine your face personality to a dog, that is to say, your attitude and mode education (rather authoritarian, calm, indifferent …).

But in an important step, reason must prevail above all. Being happy with his dog, so this is, above all, choose well. For this, we must know perfectly.
The 7 criteria to consider:

1. Your home
– In the city or in the countryside
– House or flat
– With or without adjacent neighbors

2. Your family situation
– Single or married life
– With or without children

3. Your age

4. Your daily trips
– By car or not
– With your dog or not

5. Your leisure
– With your dog or not

6. Your financial capacity
– Purchase, food, veterinary, grooming

7. Your availability
6 mistakes to avoid:

1. Select the race after the only physical criterion

2. Giving in fashion

3. Choose dog not suited to their lifestyle

4. Giving in to favorite

5. Listen to the neighbor’s advice

6. Choose without knowing the nature of race and its needs


Choose a dog


It’s decided you want to buy a dog? Find out how to choose the right dog: questions to ask before buying, the criteria for selecting the different breeds of dogs, but also the procedures and how to prepare for the arrival of the puppy home.

Dog Breeds
How to choose the breed of dog

Dog breed or without pedigree?

8 criteria to choose the breed of dog

Choosing your dog according to his psychological qualities

Classification FCI breeds
Dog Confirmation: the steps to take
Criteria for Choosing a Dog
Tips before buying a dog
Adopt a puppy, an important decision

How to adopt a dog?
Dog Breeding
Questions to ask the dog breeder
How to choose a healthy puppy?
Choose a puppy of good character
Better choose a puppy with the Test Campbell
The test of imprinting for the puppy
The ideal age to buy a puppy
And if I opted for a puppy (5-12 months)
And if I opted for an adult dog (over 12 months)
Choose a male or female dog?
Allergy to dogs
Dog for a child?
Dog and child: a special relationship
Dog and child precautions
Dog and child: which dog to choose?
How to choose a lapdog?
Constraints and nature of apartment dogs
36 classified apartment dog breeds to choose better
Buy her dog
Where to buy a dog?
A dog, how much does it cost?
Buying a puppy: the formalities and paper
Dog identification tattoo or microchip
How to be sure of the age of the puppy you buy?
What is the human age of the dog?
Buying a puppy: what to do in case of problems
Rights and duties of dog handler
Insurance for my dog?
Liability insurance for your pet
Preparing for the arrival of the dog
Preparing for the arrival of the puppy home
The first days with your puppy
Dog House: well choose
Collar: well choose
Dog coin: what use?
Dog accessories the must
Dog toys
Dog clothes: the futile to the useful
Dog Bed
Dog Trash: for naps naked!
Dog Bed: a comfortable layer


How to wean your pet from harmful habits?


Pets, be it a cat, dog, hamster or parrot, of course, are a source of joy and good humor.

Pets, be it a cat, dog, hamster or parrot, of course, are a source of joy and good humor. But there are times when a cute little animal‘s heart begins to deliver his master certain inconveniences. How many pairs of shoes were torn to pieces by a puppy during teething? How many meters wallpaper suffered from growing claws kitten? And sometimes, as adults reared animals begin to “kink”. How can re-home wrecker?

The first way, “Crime and Punishment.” Effective only if the punishment should be immediately after the offense. Animals do not see the cause-effect relationships and can not draw far-reaching conclusions. When he came home from work in the evening, you find a broken flower pot, scold kitten to no avail! He had long forgotten about the ill-fated ficus. The purpose of instant punishment – to develop a conditioned reflex. As Pavlov, remember? It’s when you push this button, but the man in the white coat immediately runs to you with a banana!”

The second way, The Mousetrap”. If you are a busy man, and most of the day at home are out, while your animals are forced to languish in the four walls, you sometimes difficult to keep track of their behavior. In this case, to the aid of the so-called “traps.” If the puppy steals food from the table, erecting nearby shaky structure of the “explosive“, but not dangerous items, such as caps on the pans. Bing incident caps deter thieves and permanently wean become paws on the table. As you know, there is also produced a conditioned reflex, but without your direct involvement. Figuratively speaking, the bully realizes “heavenly punishment.”

The third way, “Do not tempt me needlessly.” You can read the full owner of the house, to train and educate their pets, but in fact it is a mutual process. Slowly, imperceptibly animals too are trained” their masters. For example, are taught not to leave slippers middle of the corridor, do not throw clothes on a chair, and a half-eaten breakfast on the table. Sometimes it is necessary to make concessions and change their own behavior, especially if it is a change in the direction of accuracy and discipline.

Fourth way, “Feedback”. From my perspective, this is the correct and effective method. And he is to pay your pet enough attention and love. After all, for this people and give birth to four-legged friends! Often, exhausted the day, the owners forget about their pets, so they try to remind myself by any means – though and destructive actions. Play with your kitten at least an hour before going to bed, get up early and take a walk with plenty of puppy it is likely that the ugliness stop themselves in the house and there will be peace.

Of course, this article is not complete and comprehensive guide to raising pets. These are just the basics, and if you want to achieve mutual understanding with your pet – Learn his habits, read books, consult with experts. Patience and love to you and your pets a long and happy life!


Hotels animals for dogs and cats – how to choose?

560501-5006x3448Accommodation for pets one of the main tasks is to ensure the safety of guests. In the hotel only healthy animals. Settling in the hotel held a mandatory inspection of animal veterinarian.

Every owner of a dog or cat at least sometimes, but faced with the need of temporary parting with your four-legged friend – almost all have a vacation or a business trip, repairs in the apartment or holiday feast, and someone in the family appears little baby and the first time is not to walks with the dog. As mistress of two dogs and the creator of one of the oldest hotels in Moscow for animals “Ganhor” I know firsthand the problem of choice of the hotel, and I would like to share their experiences and talk about over-exposed animals in general and about the nuances in the hotels for animals that will help you make your choice.

To date, for owners of dogs and cats that are interested in the services of temporary maintenance and care of their animals, there are several options overexposure.

First of all – it’s proven over the years help from relatives or friends who are genuinely willing and able to look after your pet. If your pet knows and loves this man, perhaps – is one of the best options for overexposure. Add to this, that you will most likely still be able to save their money.

However, not all are able and willing to seek help from relatives, so most owners of dogs and cats have to use the services of third-party organizations or private entrepreneurs.

In Moscow, today, many people are engaged in overexposure of dogs and cats in their homes or in private homes. Here you can find both retired amateur and professional dog handlers. But choose the “privateers” stands with extreme caution, since most allowed by “word of honor” and, in fact, control the work of these people is not possible. Leaving animal unfamiliar person and not filling out any papers, you run the risk of running into an amateur who can “forget” to feed your cat, or simply can not cope with a dog in the street. And it is, at best, at worst you can not see all of your pet. In addition, quite often the “privateers” in the same apartment are several animals, what you learn only to return. Of course, it is worth to mention that in the environment and private overexposure are professionals in their field, but such people usually turn on the recommendation in advance, and prices for their services comparable to zoogostinichnymi. If you still do not have reliable people ready to take care of your animal, the most logical way – is to look for a hotel for animals.



What vegetarian pet food?


Many are interested in this question. After all, we’ve learned that dogs and cats eat food of animal origin. And buy his favorite meat for vegetarians and servant – is to give money to support that industry, against which it stands. How to find a compromise?

And how often in nature, without the help of man, dog and cat eat pork, beef, fish? Maybe it’s not quite naturally translate to pet food plant, but life within the four walls is something unnatural for little animals.

You can, of course, keep the house rabbits and hamsters do not worry about the ethics of choice for animal feed.

In dogs, the metabolism is designed in such a way that allows them to plant food to get all the necessary range of useful and necessary for the life of substances. Dogs are omnivores. In some cases, doctors even recommend translate dogs on vegetable food (severe cases of allergies).

Cats are arranged somewhat differently. Necessary for the life and health of the animal, beta-carotene is not absorbed from plant foods. They also receive less important for them to taurine and omega-6, which contained only in animal foods. This is because, unlike dogs, cats – carnivore.

At the moment, there are vegetable food, to which was added synthesized in laboratories important components. And plant base feed enriched with these substances. Therefore, animals can eat plant foods and not be at risk of ill health and well-being.


Cats & Dogs. Who is better?


You’d better keep the dog as a pet or a cat? Here you will find a good comparison of the two pets. Although dogs and cats can be excellent pets, dogs tend to be more popular among people. I personally do not understand this, because cats are so cute and adorable, and they do not scare you, barking, and some cats very rarely meow. But I guess it all boils down to someone’s preference. There are some very special reasons why the cat hater could easily be turned into a cat lover. These beings were treated rudely since the Middle Ages, when they were considered the perfect companion for witches and wizards. The funny thing about black cats that and now people are still afraid of them, knowing that they will bring them bad luck.

However, they can be very beautiful, with a silky, dark hair and bright green eyes. And if you have a pet, it’s a great way to check out your friends and neighbors at the level of belief in superstitions on special occasions such as Halloween. Although dogs are considered man’s best friends, due to their presumed loyal nature, cats are even more loyal, if you think that they do not meet strangers as well as owners. In fact, they are loyal strictly to those who raised them, cared for them and showed affection. They are seen as independent and distrustful, while in fact they are reliable, given the fact that they immediately run away and hide themselves, if you are not their master. Thus, they are somewhat wiser dogs.

Among other cats can also be very clever animals. They can be very fun for the owners, unlike fish, hamsters, turtles and guinea pigs. If they have a toy, they will not get bored, and they may feel very happy if you join their joyful game. Most people would agree that cats are simply incredibly cute in everything that they do, how they sleep, play with his toys, funny spinning, jumping, etc. For those who live or in a village or in the city, but in the house and not in the apartment, possession of a cat is really great, because this animal can catch mice and insects, and therefore requires very little human attention. And, of course, they are not likely to give up milk when they offer it. Unlike dogs, who need a lot of care and special food in order to make them look healthy and beautiful, cats require little spending.

All that is needed for them – it’s a tray to be cleaned almost every day, for a bowl of food, a few toys, and if you really insist on good care of your pet, brush wool. Cats really do not need to bathe very often, despite the fact that many owners feel obliged to bathe pets, applied to them spray, perfume, and so on. Some cat owners even bathe them only once every few months, because cats do take care of their personal hygiene. As for the dogs, they are not so easy to care for, and they require a lot of expenses. The dog also need to bathe regularly and to walk at least twice a day, so it is ideal for retired people who have a lot of free time.

Dogs, of course, can be wonderful companions, as they adapt to the daily routine of their respective owners, known for their spirit of self-sacrifice, which makes them “man’s best friend.” Many people do not like cats because they think they are self-centered and express fake love and devotion. In my opinion, cats really honest animals. When they are hungry, they honestly ask for food when they do not like something, they go out of the room. The fact that dogs are more obedient than cats, which are usually very self-sufficient. If you want to be friends with your favorite cat, you should “respect her personality.” Despite their reputation as selfish animals, cats may show expressions of love and gratitude to the people. They feel sad when their owners leave the house for a long time and show genuine joy at the return of their owners.