Memo to the owner of a German shepherd puppy
Congratulations! You have a new family member - this is a wonderful puppy! Which requires special attention and care. To make it easier, we will tell you what you need and how to take care of it!
When a puppy is small, he is completely dependent on his mother. Taking him home, you become his mother. His universe. His support and teacher. Value this time as you value the memories of your childhood. This time will never happen again. Enjoy every minute and the puppy's boundless trust, spontaneity, awkwardness, his thirst for knowledge. Be a wise support and guide to our troubled world.
Only when you raise him as your child, teaching and patiently explaining everything new for the kid, when you spend all your free time together, the puppy will grow up as a PERSONALITY and PARTNER.
Before the puppy arrives home, you need to prepare:
Food and drink bowls
Toys for games
Brushes for combing
ID tag with owner's contacts, which is attached to the collar
First aid kit
Arrangement of a place for a puppy
The long-awaited moment has approached and a cute puppy will appear in your house in a few hours. But before you pick up the baby, you need to prepare the house for his appearance. Since separation from the mother and his relatives is a great stress for the baby, so that the adaptation period passes as soon as possible and the puppy gets used to the new environment, take care in advance and purchase everything you need. First of all, it is necessary to equip a place for the dog, its own space for sleeping and rest, in which the pet will feel completely safe. To do this, you will need a comfortable bedding or couch. The litter should not be located near heaters and in a draft. Place it in a secluded corner of the room, where no one will disturb the dog and he will not disturb your family members. A little puppy needs your affection, encouragement, protection!
Food and drink bowls
First and foremost, bowls should be comfortable for the dog. Typically one bowl for water and one for food. Very important!!! If you feed your pet with dry food, there should always be fresh water freely available !!! Match the dishes according to the age and size of the dog. We do not recommend plastic or ceramic dishes, because it is quite fragile, and if you leave your pet unattended, it can get hurt playing with such bowls. Some of the most popular with dog breeders are stainless steel bowls. It is almost impossible to break or gnaw such dishes.
Toys for games
Toys are not just fun and fun game, first of all, puppies with their help learn the world, learn how to hunt and protect! In order for the puppy to be able to occupy himself in the absence of the owner, without gnawing furniture, things and shoes, he must be provided with a sufficient number of interesting toys. During walks, it is necessary and useful to play with the puppy, especially when it comes to playing with handling objects: a grab, roller, ball, rags, flagella. But not intrusive, before changing teeth, this must be done with extreme caution so as not to spoil the puppy's bite. German Shepherds, born apporters, and the desire to bring abandoned objects in their blood. You just need to devote a little time to this and you will have to solve one of the problems with walking your puppy, because running after an abandoned object, the puppy runs up much faster. Such games are indispensable for future training; in almost all special training services, the skill of loading is required. It is also very important to remember, no matter how many toys the puppy has, they will not replace communication with the owner!
Grooming, what kind of brushes you will need
The coat is a mirror of the general condition of the dog. Recently, the owners 'complaints about the condition and quality of their pets' wool have become more frequent. A dull, dropping six can indicate health problems, as well as a lack of vitamins and an unbalanced, poor diet. A sick German Shepherd will never have a luxurious and shiny coat.
To care for the wool of a German shepherd, you will need a rake comb with long and frequent teeth or a long metal comb with the same teeth, you can also use a slicker during the seasonal molting period, and for combing tangles. It is better to start teaching a small puppy with a soft massage counter so that he does not experience severe discomfort, and in the future there will be no problems with combing it. We brush the puppy once a day or every other day, this is rather done so that he gets used to these manipulations. For an adult dog, it is enough to comb once every one or two weeks, if it is not moulting, during the moulting period, you need to comb it every day.
Nail clipper, claw cutting
Trimming the nails is an important procedure when caring for a dog, it helps to keep the nails healthy! After all, long claws cause pain and discomfort to the animal, interfere with normal movement and lead to lameness ... It is imperative to monitor the growth and condition of your puppy's claws. If the claws do not grind, then as they grow back, they need to be trimmed. In case of accidental injury (by you when cutting) the living part of the claw, profuse bleeding often occurs, the main thing is not to panic, sprinkle the injured part of the claw with crystals of dry potassium permanganate, just watch that the dog does not lick it off, and the blood usually stops quickly.
Leash and collar
So that the collar does not cause unpleasant associations in the dog, when putting on or wearing it, the puppy should not experience pain or discomfort. Do not tighten it too tightly - two fingers should pass freely between the neck and the collar. Also, the collar should not be too heavy. You can use toys or treats to distract your puppy from paying too much attention to the collar. It will also help the pet to adapt. When he stops paying attention to him, you can leave him alone. However, you need to keep two things in mind. First, your puppy will grow at an alarming rate, so check every few days to make sure his collar doesn't get too tight; secondly, at first, your puppy can easily get lost, so attach an address tag with information and contact details to his collar. Besides, By law, all dogs must have a collar with the owner's contacts if they are in a public place. Once your puppy gets used to the collar restricting his freedom, you can attach the leash. So that he can get used to it, let him run freely with him. You can pick up the leash from time to time, but then keep it tight. This will help your pet learn to understand that when he is on a leash, he cannot go where he wants to, because he is connected with you. As soon as the puppy accepts this restriction, praise him and let him go. You can pick up the leash from time to time, but then keep it tight. This will help your pet learn to understand that when he is on a leash, he cannot go where he wants to, because he is connected with you. As soon as the puppy accepts this restriction, praise him and let him go. You can pick up the leash from time to time, but then keep it tight. This will help your pet learn to understand that when he is on a leash, he cannot go where he wants to, because he is connected with you. As soon as the puppy accepts this restriction, praise him and let him go.
Home first aid kit for dog owners.
In case of a sudden illness of domestic dogs, we are often forced to independently provide first aid to our pets, especially in a situation where it is difficult to get to a veterinarian.
Rescuing a dog in extreme situations often depends on your skillful actions. Remember that you make the decision yourself and take full responsibility on yourself.
First aid does not replace a visit to a veterinarian - the main thing is not to harm the dog before visiting a specialist. Often a veterinarian cannot save your dog because of gross mistakes made before contacting him.
The list below is long and complete, and it's up to you what to have in your first aid kit and what not. Many medicines form the basis of a regular home first aid kit. Some drugs have a similar effect, so you can choose which one you like best or is available at the pharmacy. Not all drugs from this list are required to be available, but they must be borne in mind.
But the main thing that must be in your first-aid kit is the phone number of your veterinarian !!!
A first aid kit for dogs, which contains the most necessary drugs, they should always be at hand!
1.No-shpa (tablets and ampoules)
3.Theramycin spray, chemi spray
5. Hydrogen peroxide.
6. Prednisolone (ampoules)
7. Immunomodulator (roncoleukin, or something similar).
8. Levomecitin, enterofuril, nifuroxazide - any pills for diarrhea (antimicrobial)
9. Trichopolum, metronidazole.
10. Volokordin or carvolol.
11. Gel from trauma (Voltaren or any analogue - just a gel to rub through the coat)
12.Blood-forming (external action)
13. Almagel (or maalox, phospholugel)
14. Eye drops - levomecitin, dexamethasone, tetracycline eye ointment.
17. Cotton pads.
18. Analgin-quinine - tablets (quinine has a detrimental effect on babelium-causing piroplasiosis) - if you suspect piroplasmosis, you can give one tablet - helps in the very initial stage.
20. Suprastin or any antiallergic drug.
Dogs should not - paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for humans - cause stomach bleeding, iodine, immodium (and analogues), aspirin.
And of course, if there are chronic diseases, then everything is for their treatment.
Next, we will describe the drugs that are taking place and their purpose!
1). Self-adhesive bandages
2). Edged gauze bandages
3). Coil plaster (2, 3, 5 cm)
4). Glue BF-6
5). Rag adhesive plaster
6). Bandages - narrow and wide
7). Cotton wool absorbent
8). Compression paper or cellophane
9). Elastic bandages
10). Blanket (can be easily made from an old shirt by cutting off the sleeve)
11). Sterile wipes
2). Hydrogen peroxide
3). Novocaine + adrenaline
4). Chlorhexidine (for washing mucous wounds)
5). Potassium permanganate crystals
7). Aminocaproic acid
9). Vikasol (increases blood clotting, action after 7-12 hours)
10). Collagen sponge
6). Ketolar (fast and effective in apula)
7). No-shpa (for spasms)
1). 1 tsp baking soda per glass (200 ml) water
2). Hydrogen peroxide with water 1: 1 One and a half tablespoons for every 4.5 g of the dog's weight. Vomiting will begin in a few minutes. The fastest-acting remedy if the dog picks up something on the street.
1). Cerucal (not possible if obstruction is suspected)
In case of poisoning
1). Dried films from chicken stomachs
3). Activated carbon
4). Polyphepan (instead of activated carbon - it is in powder, it acts faster and stronger)
5). Entegnin (the same polyphepan, only in tablets)
6). Legnitine (canine adsorbent)
8). Vaseline oil (especially if there is a suspicion that the dog has eaten something inedible)
11). Ersifyril (+ gastritis, dysbiosis)
12). Sulgin (Fopolazol, Ftazin)
13). Vitamin B6
15). Magnesia sulfate
Diarrhea or constipation
1). Talbin powder or oak bark powder (for first aid for diarrhea and abdominal pain)
2). Castor or olive oil
3). Vaseline oil (excellent oil for constipation).
5). Imodium (for vomiting with diarrhea); lingual imodium (then it is necessary to monitor the temperature and heartbeat, whether it has dropped too much)
6). Dried films from chicken stomachs
7). Enteroseptol (diarrhea, enterocolitis (inflammation of the small and large intestine))
8). Bifidum Bacterin (diarrhea)
9). Furazolidone (diarrhea)
10). Sulgin (diarrhea)
11). Linex (diarrhea)
12). Enterosgel (diarrhea)
3). Shostakovsky's balm, Sonkov's ointment, Vishnevsky's ointment
4). Chlorophyllipt (it draws out all dirt and rubbish well and heals; alcohol burns like brilliant green, and oil is completely painless)
5). ASD-3 (outwardly)
7). Aerosol Phoenix
8). Balm Lifeguard
9). Bepanten plus
10). Camphor alcohol (you can process seams, relieves swelling)
11). Furacilin (processing)
12). Ethyl alcohol (antiseptic and disinfectant)
16). Panthenol, Solcoserin
17). Tetracycline ointment (draws out all sorts of rubbish well)
eighteen). Chlorhexedin (for washing mucous wounds)
19). Chemi spray (Combined antimicrobial drug. Bacteriostatic, antibacterial, antifungal action)
twenty). Kav spray (for the treatment of infected wounds. Possesses a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity)
21). Aluminum spray (highly effective anti-inflammatory, healing and disinfectant.)
5). Herz Vital (Kanin firm)
4). Claretil and others
5). Dexamethasone and other hormones (not knowing, do not use !!!)
6). Calcium gluconate (with intramuscular administration, necrosis may develop; with insufficiency of the parathyroid glands; with allergic diseases (serum sickness, urticaria, hay fever, Quincke's edema); with inflammatory and exudative processes (pneumonia, adnexitis, edometritis); with toxic liver lesions, nephritis ; with increased excretion of calcium from the body)
1). Levomycitin drops
2). Atropine (administered subcutaneously. It is used - for accommodation paralysis)
3). Eye drops (sterile tubes "Zinc-boron" are used in mild cases)
4). Sodium sulfacite eye drops - in more serious cases)
5). Tetracycline eye ointment
7). Gentamicin (eye drops for acute and chronic infections of the anterior part of the eyeball)
8). Tobrex (or Tbradex, stronger, with + Dexamethasone)
1). Boric alcohol (for cleaning ears) - better than special. ear drops
2). Ointment "Noviform" (inflammation of the eyelids or ear canal)
3). Powder Tsamax (for the treatment of dermatitis in animals)
4). "Tsipam" - ear drops
1). Malavit (instead of potassium permanganate, antiseptic and antibacterial action)
2). Wilkinson's ointment
3). Baby cream or petroleum jelly (cleaning from dirt and dried discharge from the anus)
4). Starch (internally used to reduce the irritating effect of medicinal substances or chemicals, externally - as a powder
From external parasites
1). Insecticidal aerosol
2). Insectoacaricidal spray (Frontline, Advantiks, Bars, etc.)
3). Collar Kiltix et al.
4). Imicidin (Veriben, Berenil) in case of piroplasmosis
5). Drip system (Frontline, Advantiks, Bars Forte, etc.)
6). Tsipam (Tsamax is a complex preparation for combating animal ectoparasites)
Internal parasites (helminths)
2). Dirofen, available for adults and puppies from 3 weeks
6). Prazicide, pyrantel, febtal in suspensions (puppies)
7). Dehinel plus
eight). Stop coccidi (for the treatment and prevention of coccidiosis)
nine). Prokoks (for the treatment and prevention of nematodes and coccidiosis)
1). Anandin for injection
1). Sulf120 or Sulf480 (depending on the size of the dog)
2). Sinulox (can be used for pregnant, lactating bitches and newborn puppies)
3). Baytril 2.5%
4). Sulfetrisan solution for injection. (Combined antimicrobial drug)
5). Disparkol (refers to combined antibacterial drugs.)
1). Emulsion "Multi-Mulsin" (useful for recovering dogs)
2). Rhizome of creeping wheatgrass (the broth is good for mild disorders of the bladder and kidneys)
3). Breast elixir (for cough and sore throat)
4). Dill water (in case of indigestion, rumbling in the stomach, increased gas formation)
5). Glucose and saline (can rescue dog at booming dehydration during diarrhea; incidentally, Veta advised during dehydration (diarrhea), do not use glucose - has liver)
6). Aspirin (antipyretic one tablet per 9 kg of body weight)
7). Gamma globulin (to increase the body's resistance to various diseases)
8). Gamavit (support)
9). Ribotan (support)
ten). Almagel, bactisubtil, mezim-forte (gastritis)
11). Ichthyol (from boils / carbuncles)
12). Dexamethasone (anti-shock (QWERTY writes that hydrocortisol or prednisolone is better)
13). Sulfocamfocaine (with sunstroke, cardiogenic and anaphylactic shock, acute and chronic respiratory and heart failure, respiratory depression in pneumonic and other infectious diseases)
14). Fosprenil (viral infections: plague of carnivores, paravoviral enteritis, infectious hepatitis, panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, etc.)
15). Cordiamin (Analeptic. Stimulates the central nervous system, stimulates the respiratory and vasomotor centers. Cardiac dysfunction, shock, asphyxia, poisoning with narcotic, hypnotics, analgesics)
Materials and tools
3). Vodka (I don't know where to put it), hydrogen peroxide, alcohol 70%
5). Disposable surgical needles (2 sets of thick ones with polished catgut and 2 sets of thin (thin needles-threads) with silk or bedding.
15). Rubber gloves, sterile
16). Potassium permanganate
17). Wet wipes
18). Table salt (to induce vomiting or stop pulmonary hemorrhage)
1). Nux vomica-Homaccord (spastic colitis (as part of complex therapy), bowel dysfunction)
2). Traumeel-S (inflammatory processes in various organs and tissues, postoperative and post-traumatic edema)
3). Podophilum (chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis)
4). Echinacea compositum C (Febrile, septic, toxic syndromes in bacterial and viral infections)
5). Engystol (Acute and chronic infectious diseases of bacterial and viral nature)
6). Berberis-Homaccord (Spastic conditions of the urinary and biliary tract against the background of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders)
7). Cardus (gallstone disease)
Gammavit (vitam), hemobalance, traumatin (taumel), chondartron (chondralon), maksidin, fosprenil The
contents of the first-aid kit should be replenished with usable medicines at least once a year and dressings.
MAIN THING: Self-administration of any medication only if there is no way to get through to the veterinarian and there is strong confidence in your actions.
What is dangerous to use
2). Aspirin and all other phenol-containing
Commercially available dosage forms are usually packaged as single doses for humans. Doses of drugs should be calculated per 1 kg of animal weight, which can be easily determined at home using a floor scale.
When using tools, be sure to disinfect them. It is best to disinfect tools over a flame of gas, a candle or a match; you can also wipe it with 70% alcohol for 5 minutes.
Some Plants Poisonous to Dogs
2). Calendula (marigold)
4). Lily of the valley
7). Sea bow
11). Daffodils and all other bulbous plants
13). Tree of Life
NEVER USE A MEDICINAL PRODUCT WITHOUT STUDYING THE ABSTRACT, NOT KNOWING ITS MECHANISM OF ACTION, WITHOUT CONSULTING WITH YOUR VETERINARY DOCTOR OR BREEDER !!!
Improper use of drugs can cost your pet's life.
A large percentage of puppy deaths are attributed to viral infections. Viral hepatitis alone kills up to 80% of infected animals.
The main tool in the fight against viruses is a vaccine - a drug containing dead or weakened fragments of the viral code. Which lead to the production of antibodies against a particular infection. As a result, in the future, if the pet encounters an infection, then the immunity will be prepared and will not allow infection, or will significantly facilitate the course of the disease.
The procedure of vaccination of a dog, which is carried out in a veterinary center, at home or at a breeder, makes it possible to protect it from a number of serious diseases: rabies, hepatitis, enteritis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, plague and others. The prophylactic calendar depends on the choice of a particular drug: Nobivac (Netherlands), Eurican (France), Vangard (USA), Multican (Russia).
Usually, puppies are vaccinated at 8 to 10 weeks of age. At this time, they give a comprehensive vaccine against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus infection, parainfluenza. If a small puppy is in conditions with an increased risk of infection - for example, in contact with other unvaccinated animals - then it makes sense to vaccinate the pet with a "zero vaccine" at an earlier age with a special vaccine for puppies. For example, Nobivac Puppy.
Three weeks after the primary vaccination, the puppy is given a secondary (revaccination) - the same complex and plus from rabies.
And then a year (or a year after the secondary vaccination) the dog is given the same vaccination as the secondary - complex + against rabies.
Vaccination Scheme Nobivac (Netherlands)
AgeVaccine name Note
8-10 weeksNobivac DHPPI + Nobivac LeptoPrimary
11-13 weeks (21 days after primary)Nobivac DHPPI + Nobivac Lepto + Nobivak RabiesRevaccination. Complex + against rabies
1 year (one year after secondary)Nobivac DHPPI + Nobivac Lepto + Nobivak RabiesFurther, the complex vaccination + against rabies is repeated in a year
Only healthy animals are vaccinated. Any ailment is accompanied by a decrease in immunity, which is necessary to fight viruses. The introduction of the vaccine to a sick dog can result in the development of complications or death.
10-14 days before vaccination, it is imperative to carry out anthelmintic treatment. If parasites are found, the date of the first vaccination is postponed, and the German Shepherd puppy is re-treated. Monitor the condition of the pet, noting the temperature readings and the quality of the stool. If you experience lethargy or loss of appetite, be sure to show your pet to your veterinarian.
Diet and feeding of puppies
Raising a healthy and beautiful dog is not an easy task. And the smaller the pet, the more attention and care it needs.
From birth to six months, the puppy is actively growing. During this period, the musculoskeletal system is formed, teeth change, and the digestion process is regulated. To help your pet grow up healthy and strong, pay special attention to your puppy's nutrition.
At the age of 3 to 6 months, a puppy needs a high-calorie diet - for active growth, containing calcium and phosphorus (puppies at the age of 3 to 6 months need these elements in an amount almost 6 times more than an adult dog), as well as proteins of animal origin ...
In the period of 6-7 months, the puppy stops growing so quickly, but its skeleton and muscles begin to actively develop. Calorie intake should be reduced in accordance with the recommendations of the veterinarian: if the puppy gains weight too quickly in this phase, there will be a risk of overloading the joints.
The transition to adult feeding occurs at 12 months in medium-sized dogs and after 24 months in large-breed dogs. It is at this age that their main growth is completed, which means that the need for additional calories and nutrients decreases.
Let's talk about how many times to feed the puppy dry food a day, how and when it is best to do it.
Puppy age Number of feedings per day Approximate feeding times
up to 2 months 5 7-00, 11-00, 15-00, 19-00, 22-30
2-4 months 4 7-00, 12-00, 17-00, 22-00
4-7 months 3 8-00, 15-00, 21-00
8 months and older 2 8-00, 20-00
This table is for guidance only.
The daily feed rate, calculated according to the manufacturer's recommendations, is divided into equal portions according to the number of feedings!
Do not forget that in addition to dry food, the pet needs fresh drinking water, which should be freely available to the pet around the clock!
Our nursery prefers such feeds as "Dr. Gary's Best Breed (working formula)", Muenster Milling", "Purina Pro Plan"
TURNING THE STOMACH.
Memo to dog owners.
Memo to dog owners. Volvulus of the stomach.
It so happens that you came in the evening with the dog after a walk, fed it, went to bed, and in the morning you find the swollen corpse of your friend. Why does this happen?
Acute expansion and torsion of the stomach occurs when a previously empty stomach is filled with food, water, or gas. This can be the result of eating too much at a time, drinking too much water, or eating food quickly. Also, the bloating of the stomach is affected by its contents - food, due to fermentation and digestion, can give off gases, or air could be swallowed during the absorption of food. Acute enlargement of the stomach can quickly turn into twisting, which results in a quick death of the dog.
1. Breed predisposition.
Dilation and torsion (volvulus) of the stomach is more common in medium to large breed dogs. Usually these are dogs with a deep and narrow chest - German Shepherds, Setters, Great Danes, Dobermans, Alabai, St. Bernards, Great Schnauzer, Afghan and Russian Greyhounds, etc. The likelihood increases with the age of the animal.
2. Feeding once a day.
Especially the owners love to feed dogs of large breeds this way, and especially at night - all this becomes a potential risk for acute expansion of the stomach. In addition, a dog fed only once a day can greedily pounce on food, which provokes the swallowing of air and getting it into the stomach.
It is better to divide the daily portion of food in half and feed the second time not late in the evening.
3. Feeding from a tripod.
When feeding from a high set bowl, there is a risk of air being swallowed.
Breeders like to say that dogs should only be fed from a bowl on a tripod, otherwise the exterior will deteriorate. If you think logically: feeding takes 2-3 minutes. During this time, how long will the posture deteriorate?
How to recognize?
- profuse salivation, licking
Shortness of breath
- urge to vomit, possible vomiting of white foam
- dogs come up to a bowl of water, drink, try to vomit
- hard belly
- an increase in the abdomen is not always noticeable, but if it is visible, it is better seen from the left hypochondrium
- pallor or cyanosis of the mucous membranes (determined by the gums)
- the dog is worried, trying to dig the ground / floor
- hunched over posture
- dogs rarely lie down, often stand, walk restlessly
- swinging on the paws unsteadiness of gait, even fainting is possible.
The danger is that blood vessels are pinched, spleen ischemia develops, the brain and kidneys suffer from oxygen starvation, oxygen free radicals are formed that damage tissues, intoxication and shock develop. Death occurs due to hypovolemic and cardiogenic shock within 5 hours from the onset of clinical signs.
Of course, urgently take the animal to the veterinary clinic!
Giving antispasmodic drugs will not bring an effect, since the pills cannot open the stomach filled with gases and food! Giving anti-shock medications will not help, since they are mainly of steroid origin, and in this case, the dog cannot be sterilized. Plus, the dog will vomit everything it eats and drinks.
When choosing clinics, choose the one with x-rays. The X-ray will clearly show whether the dog has only an acute expansion or also torsion of the stomach.
Droppers alone are not enough to bring the dog back to life. After stabilization of the patient, he should undergo an operation to suture the stomach to the abdominal wall so that there is no possibility of twisting (gastropexy). But even after the operation, it is too early to think that everything is over. While the stomach was twisted, and the large blood vessels were pinched, various pathological processes developed and there is a risk of sudden death of the dog within a day or two, despite the successful operation. Therefore, it is better to leave the dog in the hospital for a day or three.
Remember that when the stomach is twisted, it counts for minutes! Make sure you have 24-hour veterinary clinic addresses close at hand.
Source: the vastness of the Internet.
If you want to get a dog, THINK a hundred times !!!
1. Never choose a breed solely based on its external data. Yes, the husky has really beautiful eyes, and with a Doberman you will undoubtedly look cool, but each breed has its own specifics, its own requirements and needs, and this may not corny with your rhythm of life and capabilities. The breed should be right for you! Look at items such as: learnability; activity; dimensions; aggressiveness; maintenance cost.
2. The dog is time consuming. Especially in the first months of stay with you and also in the first year, the active growth of the puppy and its training. And since we are not allowed to go on leave to take care of a dog yet, try to calculate everything so that the puppy appears in your family at
the moment when you have enough time for it.
Life with a small puppy is a life without days off. And in general, even having an adult dog, this cycle will never end. A walk awaits you in the morning and evening. All year round. In any weather! And even on the morning of January 1!))
3. Remember that a dog is expensive: you cannot save on food, treats and training, you cannot save on vaccinations and the necessary equipment and just things for everyday use!
A four-legged friend is a great joy, but are you sure that you can give your pet the proper care?
4. Know from the dog, even the smoothest and smallest will have a lot of hair! And if you are not ready for regular cleaning, and wool on your clothes, if you are squeamish and irritated by dog drooling, then DO NOT BREAK A DOG EVER !!!
5. If you are not confused by all the above arguments, and you nevertheless decided to get a dog, a huge request: SUBMIT AN ALLERGY TEST !!! In recent years, very often there are announcements: "The best friend is given, because someone in the family has an allergy." So why the hell did you get the dog ?! Played enough, tired? A terrible topic .. I will not touch on it deeper.
Or even "better" is the announcement: "We took it, but there is no time to deal with the dog ...". What were you thinking ?! There is no time - the dog has grown up as a disobedient creature that does not know how to behave with people and other dogs, bites, does not follow commands. Yes, you yourself, my dear "owners", are to blame, because you did not raise the animal ... And then it begins: "I will give it only to a specialist who knows how to find an approach to a dog ...". Yes, at any age a loving and competent owner will be able to find an approach to any, even the most "unsuitable" animal. But he will need a lot of time, effort, patience, and most importantly - love to correct what you have not given the dog. Any animal becomes "worthless" only through the fault of man ... All tails are born good and smart, and they grow up the way you "masters" make them !!
So, summing up all of the above, I ask again - "If you want to have a dog, THINK 100 TIMES !!!"
The breeder's cry ...
My strength is gone.
Dear potential owners of puppies - I am addressing you first of all. What are you thinking about buying a puppy? It doesn't matter what breed. How do you see a joint future? Do you realize how much TIME FORCES TIME MONEY TIME NERVES TIME PATIENCE and again TIME you will NEED TO SPEND for your dog ???? Exactly to GIVE, and not to spend, as with the appearance of a puppy in the house, it begins to seem to many. UNDERSTAND that behind the wonderful eyes and fluffy fur is the MOST REAL LIVING (!!!!) ORGANISM and (do not believe it !!!) NERVOUS SYSTEM !!!
Dog (aka puppy):
- Eats (The puppy needs to be fed from three to five times a day, at strictly defined intervals - up to six months, or better longer - READY ?? Do you HAVE TIME? Oh, you work 12 hours a day! What a great fellow! You probably earn SUPER_PREMIUM_CLASS? And probably also children's branded stew for vitamins ...
- Drinks (The water in the bowl must ALWAYS BE FRESH)
- PISSES-KOPS (and almost up to a year you will be on the floor when you want and how much you want, and, God forbid, punish her for this. And even if your new parquet darkens and swells, you will survive. Yes, yes, you will silently survive and lay it down new, when the dog grows up and starts doing "business" on the street .. oh yes! Only if you have enough TIME, PATIENCE and MIND (!) to teach it this. Oh! I completely forgot - there are saving diapers! Alas! I will disappoint you ... leaks-gets wet-we write to the edge - and sometimes (by accident!) Even on the bed! And not only we write ...)
- DEVELOPMENT CARE REQUIRES ATTENTION! With the puppy you need to PLAY, the puppy needs to be TRAINED, the puppy needs to be EXPLAINED, the puppy needs to REPEAT (yes, 100500 times) the puppy needs to be LOVED! And also to sit in quarantine for almost 4 months at home. No walks at all. And get all the vaccinations and give the anthelmintic correctly. And during quarantine, cover your slippery floor with a carpet so that the child can be worn without suffering from the legs. And also (DO NOT BELIEVE!) SHOULD READ! Special literature, breed forums, COMMUNICATE WITH THE BREEDER (this is, of course, the worst thing, this non-human so constantly climbs into your precious private life with various questions ... and how he persistently wants to help, n @ dl @) in order to find out and understand HOW a puppy EDUCATE DEVELOP AND WHAT PERIOD IS WHAT HE REALLY NEEDS.
Quarantine served - went out for a walk (spent what you earn by your active honest work on collars, leashes, roulette, etc.) about HORROR! now begins (drum roll is a terrible word) SOCIALIZATION. And you also need to know how-why-why-how is correct and in general. And you probably know the best. Who doubts. Certainly no worse than that guy whose husky is trying to bite off your dog's (and ideally, yours) head, bursting out with nervous incessant barking, or that girl whose husky, as soon as you looked in her direction ... huh? what? where is that husky girl? Exactly! She, freezing with horror at the sight of your baby, rushed to the ditch, dragging her mistress, who did not know how to control her, behind her.
And then ... TEETH begins to CHANGE. How to live during this period? How to behave? What to be afraid of? Ayayay how many questions. But you won't call the breeder, he's p @ dl @, remember that.
And now imperceptibly…. the baby has grown! And what has grown is what has grown ... although not ... THAT GREW THAT Grew! Yes Yes exactly! And it was YOU who grew up! and it ONLY DEPENDS on YOU whether your dog will be HEALTHY DEVELOPED, CONFIDENT, HAPPY and ... HAPPY.
So, let's say ... you invested, you tried, well, as best you could ... and that's like EVERYTHING! IT'S AN ADULT! A bowl in the morning and evening, walks for 15 minutes for "peep" and 8-10 hours of waiting for you, your beloved one, on the rug from work. And also .. SOFA SWATCHED IN A SPLASH, FLOOR, DOORS .. but what is there… .WALLPAPER WALLS .. in general ALL REPAIRS. And while he was eating, something came in but didn’t come out - and then SHE! MRS "GIVE ME ALL YOUR SALARY, AND STILL TAKE A CREDIT AND GIVE EVERYTHING ASAP" - VETERINARY HELP! And you will have great happiness if she does not visit you often, and not for serious and chronic reasons.
Now let us list what, despite the fact that it can gobble up your "wallet" and nerves, specifically a husky (and almost all dogs without proper training) CANNOT do it. She CANNOT PROTECT, HUNTS, LISTEN (without preparation) LOVE YOU ONE AND DIE ON YOUR GRAVE. In theory, it is generally so-so functional (I will not go into the lyrics on the theme of love, deep attachment, pleasure from communication, walks and games, there are different fidelities - some are not practical functions).
So, having invested a lot of different things, we have something that only requires, and we are tired of giving. WHAT TO DO NOW? Ah, time is becoming catastrophically short, money is even less, patience is no longer at all ... so what? thanks if not to the street, but to "good hands". We don’t call the breeder - he doesn’t call us more than 5 times a day, he’s not interested. And if I decided that the hands were kind - then so be it! Let him live there now, and I will finally rest ...
I don’t know how you, gentlemen, reason when you are going to take a dog ... and even more so I don’t know and I will never understand how you can refuse it when you have passed the stage called "Puppyhood".
"There is not enough time" "He does not obey us" "Mom now does not want him to live with us" "I am pregnant and we gave the dog, I have no time for that" ... and no matter how the breeder fought when they lie that the dog is everything is fine, who is not informed on the fact of the transfer of the animal and is not introduced to the new owners, from whose support and help they turn away, which .. the tongue does not turn ... ARE AFRAID! although there has never been a reason .... HOW DO I EXPLAIN TO YOU, Dear owners of our puppies, that ALL of them, absolutely ALL! for us CHILDREN! From their conception until the door closed behind them and they left with you, we were there every moment. We worried about their mother, we took delivery and tied their navels, we raised them, gave only the best, did not leave them not for a minute, around the clock trying to control ... and then we part, and almost NONE OF YOU WANTS TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP WITH US! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE WANT ONLY THE BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN! And if you have problems FIRST YOUR WAY LEADS TO A BREEDER WHO WILL HELP YOU TO SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.
WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING THIS ... God why .... our beloved dogs would have so much less trouble if the breeders were at least aware of their life.
Sorry for the sarcasm and sarcasm in this address, but this is not an empty place. Three puppies from our first and so far only litter suffer to a greater or lesser extent from human hands and the irresponsibility of those people with whom they lived their first year of life, with whom they grew up.
Any Aurora, Wolfe and Phil. I will never forgive myself that I did not understand to whom I am selling you. I realized all my mistakes, realized how much more careful it was necessary to approach the choice of owners and listen to my heart and brain. You are not guilty of anything, no matter what you are. Only people are to blame - those who had no right to be called your masters, and I - who valued their time and money above your safety and confidence in your future. Forgive me.
Who is good, who is bad ... I do not want to understand. I have only the facts .. Wolf disappeared in the winter ... Aurora was given to relatives deep outside the city and they refuse to communicate with me and tell me where she is ... .. Phil was given to other people, because "time for him is over." and NONE of the "owners" told me anything, did not come with their problem, although God is a witness - everyone knew that I would not leave my children for anything, no matter what situations they got.
I appeal to everyone who is just going to buy or take a puppy - please understand ... a dog ... she's not for a day or a year ... a dog for the next 10 years, or even more ... think what in these 10 years you might want change jobs, place of residence, make expensive repairs, give birth to children, then raise them ... and the dog will be with you. And you need to COMMUNICATE with her. And walk. And feed.
Thank You All For Reading .....