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Parenting and dog training

Not so long ago in training adhere to an authoritarian parenting style by using punishment as a measure to “fix” the dog. I want to believe that such an approach in the past. Today more and more supporters among the so-called motivational training. But do not forget that although training methods have changed over time, the structure and principles of functioning of a dog’s psyche is always the same.

To train a dog – all the same what to learn to talk with a man from another country. Both need to learn to understand the language of each other. We have three ways in which we can communicate, body language, voice and touch.

Body language in the animal world the most important way of communication. The dog is very closely watching the movements of the master therefore, when you give a voice command, watch what visual signals you send your dog. For example, the command “wait”, do not look her in the eye, try to freeze as much as possible that the dog has no reason to be, close to you. Conversely, when you want to call the dog, complete the command excitatory gestures, take a few extra steps back and you like pull the dog up to him more.

OKD – domestic system of dog training developed by the father of Russian service dog, Vsevolod Vasilyevich Yazykov of nearly 100 years ago. After the civil war it was decided to mass recruitment of dogs for the army, created a group of dogs, sappers and saboteurs (destruction of enemy military equipment). Languages have developed educational and disciplinary cycle (specialists) for training service dogs, which subsequently became the BAS system. It is remarkable that for so many decades, the curriculum has not changed. Continue reading

Pets on stamps

The U.S. postal service (USPS) will release a series of stamps with Pets. A booklet entitled Pets will immortalize 20 of the most popular animals, birds, fish and reptiles living in American homes and apartments.

The production of the booklet was preceded by extensive research on the subject, what kind of “smaller brothers” give preference to residents of the USA. Let us dwell on each animal that had the honor to get on a postage stamp.

Puppies – stamp the puppy symbolizes the centuries-long attachment to the American dogs. Many families take home puppies that grow up with children, and eventually become full-fledged members of the family.

Betta Fish is one of the most popular aquarium fish in North America, with a graceful tail and fins, exotic coloring. These fish generally are imported to the U.S. from Asia, and then multiply under the control of the most experienced ichthyologists.

Iguanas – Mexican lizard, which is the ancient symbol for the entire continent. These reptiles were considered sacred creatures. The Indians were convinced that they bring good luck and help to win over the enemies.

Hamsters – hamsters Americans love and are trying to create for them the best living conditions. If the Soviet hamsters lived in a three-liter steklyannaya, American brothers built palaces with numerous rooms and passageways. Continue reading

Exotic Pets
It is perhaps no surprise the cat, freely located on the boss's couch, or a dog, with joyful barking and running out into the hallway. But in recent years more…

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Guinea pigs
Flanks inflated, stomach hard to the touch. The animal becomes depressed. Leads to a decrease or lack of appetite, weight loss. In some critical situations may be accompanied by salivation,…

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Who is smarter, dogs, primates or dolphins?
The study of intellectual abilities of four-legged clever British scientists have established "vocabulary" of the average dog - 165 human words. That is, according to its development normal dog thinks…

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