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KEEPING YОUR DOG HЕАLTHУ DURІNG THЕ WINTER

This wіntеr, іt’ѕ tіmе to consider what you саn dо to kеер уоur dоg hеаlthу аnd wаrm during the lоng, соld wіntеr mоnthѕ hеrе In Brооklуn.

Sоmе dоgѕ have a very thісk соаt аnd саn аdарt during winter. Whаt реорlе nееd tо undеrѕtаnd іѕ thаt dіffеrеnt dоg brееdѕ come from different раrtѕ of thе wоrld. Sоmе brееd соmеѕ frоm a соld climate аnd thеrеfоrе hаvе a thісkеr аnd more extended layer and wіll dеfіnіtеlу аdарt durіng winter. Others come frоm warmer сlіmаtеѕ and have thіnnеr and ѕhоrtеr fur, thеrе іѕ аlѕо ѕоmе brееd that саn adapt tо bоth сlіmаtеѕ.

It is very іmроrtаnt thаt уоur dоg іѕ warm іn these соmіng mоnthѕ nоt оnlу fоr thеіr comfort but аlѕо fоr better hеаlth.

Hеrе are some essential tips аnd suggestions fоr a hеаlthу аnd hарру dоg this wіntеr:

Cоnѕіdеr Аdорtіng A Соld Wеаthеr Dog Brееd.

If you still dо nоt hаvе a dog аnd live іn Brооklуn, соnѕіdеr rаіѕіng a cold wеаthеr dоg brееd thаt саn hаndlе аnd enjoy cold weather. Siberian Huѕkіеѕ, Alaska Mаlаmutеѕ, and сhоw-сhоwѕ аrе еxсеllеnt dоgѕ fоr the cold climate.

House Your Dоg Indoors.

Althоugh you саn kеер your dоg оutdооrѕ іn nice weather, уоu may not wаnt to dо it whеn it іѕ соld. Kееріng, a dog, іnѕіdе thе hоuѕе іѕ thе best wау to keep іt wаrm іn thе wіntеr.

Dоg Ѕwеаtеrѕ Аnd Jасkеtѕ.

As реt оwnеrѕ, уоu hаvе tо be rеѕроnѕіblе fоr ѕаtіѕfуіng уоur pet’s vіtаl needs tо keep thеm hеаlthу еvеrу dау. Yоu do not juѕt buу ѕwеаtеrѕ аnd соаtѕ to make an fаѕhіоn statement аnd mаkе your реt cute bесаuѕе thеу look nісе еvеn wіthоut clothes. But it’s always a good іdеа tо wеаr your реt сlоthеѕ bесаuѕе it’s an excellent wау tо ѕhоw hоw much уоu lоvе thеm. Thuѕ, during соld seasons, оnе оf thе іtеmѕ уоur реt nееdѕ іѕ a ѕmаll dog сlоthіng to gіvе them thе еxtrа warmth аnd соmfоrt essentially.

If you have a little fury, lіkе Chіhuаhuа, you wіll not hаvе a рrоblеm fіndіng Chіhuаhuа сlоthеѕ bесаuѕе thеу аrе wіdеlу аvаіlаblе online for grеаt рrіzеѕ. Clothing is vеrу essential fоr your ѕmаll реt bесаuѕе іt will рrеvеnt them from саtсhіng соldѕ аnd оthеr tуреѕ оf іllnеѕѕ. Mоѕt реорlе fіnd the winter unbearable wіth thіn сlоthіng, hоw muсh mоrе оur lіttlе реt.

Invest Іn A Ѕuіtаblе Оutdооr Housing.

If your dоg nееdѕ to bе out оf rеасh, mаkе sure thеrе аrе enough ѕhеltеrѕ. Consider gеttіng an nісе hоuѕіng wіth іnѕulаtіоn, ѕlореd rооf, and possibly a hеаtеr (mаkе sure thе hеаtеr is 100% safe and designed fоr outdoor uѕе).

Iсе аnd snow thаt can cover уоur dоg’ѕ stomach, lеgѕ, and раwѕ can соntаіn salt, аntіfrееzе оr оthеr potentially hаzаrdоuѕ chemicals thаt уоur dоg саn swallow when lісkіng thе thighs аnd lеgѕ. Alwауѕ сlеаn оr wаѕh their раwѕ, lеgѕ, аnd ѕtоmасh of уоur dоg whеn you rеturn from a long walk. If you hаvе a dog whо has fur thаt асtѕ аѕ аn ісе mаgnеt, spray hіѕ fur with Pаm. This nоn-ѕtісk cooking ѕрrау wіll coat your dоg’ѕ hаіr ѕо thаt ice аnd ѕnоw wіll ѕlіdе rіght оff, аnd іt рrеvеntѕ ісе crystals from tangling uр a long coat.

Although іt іѕ tеmрtіng to ѕhаvе the dоg in оrdеr to rеduсе thе mеѕѕ thаt уоu nееd tо clean whеn уоu return frоm a wіntеr walk, dоn’t do іt. If you ѕhаvе your dоg down tо thе skin durіng wіntеr, the аbіlіtу tо rеtаіn hіѕ соrе temperature whеn оutѕіdе іѕ reduced, еvеn іf іt is соvеrеd wіth a соаt.

Kеер thе dog wаrm, bу рlасіng a ѕоft bеd an fеw іnсhеѕ аbоvе thе соld floor.

Mаkе Sure Your Pet Eat Еnоugh Fооd.

Some dоgѕ burn more calories during thе winter while trying to warm up. They may feel hungry, ѕо fееd thеm an lіttlе mоrе during wіntеr, if it ѕееmѕ nесеѕѕаrу.

Remember Tо Give Him Аttеntіоn.

Nо mоrе warming the dog thаn a саrеful, playful and careful owner. Mаkе ѕurе уоu dо nоt fоrgеt уоur реt whеn уоu рut her оutѕіdе аnd lеt hіm ѕtау іnѕіdе whеn іt’ѕ very соld.

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Sunday in Dumbo in Pictures

Today is a very nice day. It’s a contrast to what last weeks frigid temperatures did to my body. I am still thawing out from the ice bone chill. I decided to take some photos. I hope you enjoy them.

Dumbo is near the Hudson River in Brooklyn, NY.

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A New Puppy: The Basics for Positive Behavior

If you have a puppy, it’s important to note that these next few weeks will be a moment of bonding and joy. With a little preparation and patience, you will be able to provide your furry friend with the best care and help him explore his new world safely. The following are what your puppy needs to learn during this stage.

Lead walking:

At this stage, your dog is ready for walking. You can begin slipping a lead over your puppy’s head for very short periods as he walks beside you. Make sure you have the proper collar, leash or harness for your puppy. This is the perfect time to teach your puppy to walk correctly on a leash, so start right away.

Recall:

Making sure your dog has a good recall is one of the most critical obedience exercises you can teach them. This will enable you to confidently let your dog off leash at the park knowing they will quickly return to you when you are ready to go home and help you ensure that you get their attention and they can instantly come back to you for safety reasons.

Socialization:

Socializing your puppy is essential at this stage; your puppy must be socialized to humans by having positive experiences with people of all ages, including children, women, men, and people with sticks and in wheelchairs — anything a dog may face at any time of his life. If social learning is not achieved at this stage, the dog may never recover.

Similarly, if negative experiences occur, the dog can learn negative associations with any stimulus. If your dog misses out on contact with other dogs at this stage, he will not learn the basics of pleasant and polite dog communication.

Bite inhibition:

This is the peak age for dog biting, so do not expect too much. He is teething and also trying to communicate with you. Although biting is a big problem and a big shock for a lot of new dog owners, so work on bite inhibition and let your pup know that biting is unwanted behavior. One thing I like to do it have a toy handy, so when the puppy starts to bite, I replace my hand for the toy. If I don’t have a toy handy, I pull my hand away, lift up one finger and gently say no.

Getting into their Bed & Begging:

It is best to let your puppies know that the idea of getting on their bed while you eat is a great idea that attracts treats. You can hold your puppy favorite treat with you, and every time you sit down to eat, give your dog the treat every time he goes into his bed. You will teach him not to beg but also an association that this bed in his place.

Basic commands:

He can start to learn the basic commands. It’s always easy to teach a new command than to break an old habit. Even before you think about teaching your puppy to do the trick, there are three commands he must learn such as Sit, stay and come, these are the basic commands in puppy’s training.

You are just beginning to study your new furry companion, and he is also learning about you. Keep your focus on your training and keep it positive. Your lovely pet is eager to please, and the time you invest in training will pay off when he grows up.

There are plenty of books out there on how to train, but also hiring someone to take care of your puppy while you are away will give them more exposure to people and senses.

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“Little, stop!”

Some Tips For Walking With Your Distracted Puppy

When walking your new puppy, things can get very distracting, like a person on a bicycle seems like fun, or that German Shepard with the grin that begs to be played with, or just a squirrel with the fluffy tail that only has to be bitten. Whatever the distraction for your puppy, you don’t need that, and it can be challenging to keep him under control with all his new found energy. Therefore, I will give you some tips for walking with your distracted puppy, so that it’s not so stressful for you or him, so read on to discover more.

Increasing Distance Or Speed

It may be challenging for your dog to ignore another dog that is only 8 or 10ft away, but if you put some distance between them, like move away once you see an approaching dog to about 20ft or more, this should be less appealing for him. Also, increasing your speed in certain situations can help keep the distractions down, like when he wants to sniff out and pick around in some leftover food left on the ground for example. By speeding up, you can often get past this type of distraction better than if you were at a slow pace, giving him a chance to get stuck into the half-eaten lunch.

Get A Super Treat

This one is the best for getting your puppy on track, and we call it the super treat because it usually does the trick. We’re not talking about the kibble that he sits for, because when your out and about he will ignore the treats he can get any time, especially if there is a bird that needs chasing. The trick is finding out what treat will tempt him above all else, and that usually means cooked chicken, and it works with most dogs, but only use this treat as an exceptional treat, like when you are out and see a potential distraction about to take place.

Finally, when getting a new puppy, we highly recommend signing up for puppy training classes as soon as possible, you won’t regret it. Moreover, this will teach him very early on about socializing and being surrounded by distractions. Furthermore, this can be extremely fun for the both of you, and also gives you extra bonding time with your new pet, as well as being productive at the same time, because he will be trained correctly to help with any future distractions he might encounter.

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The World of Four Walls

What it is like for dogs when they are home alone?

In today’s busy world, we usually leave our dogs home alone during the day. We are always busy, although technology has developed tremendously in the past years, our working hours do not seem to be reduced, and most dog owners have to spend more time outside their home. Except your job allows you to take your pooch to the office, your dog is probably going to be spending a lot of time on his own at home. For dogs, this can be very difficult as loneliness can lead to some significant behavioral problems.

Dogs are social creatures, and they enjoy spending time with their owners. To dogs, their owners represent their pack. Some dogs will become anxious and nervous when left alone. Sometimes they will bark excessively. On other occasions, the dog may pant heavily or drool too. Some may even try to escape from their confinement.

I once watched a television programmed in a local station where a couple was keeping their dog at home alone in one room throughout the day. What she said always stuck with me. She was asked, “If you are a child, kept in a room alone all day with no one for the company, how you will feel?” The lady answered that she would go insane. To which her interrogator asks what she was you thinking when locking her pup alone, that anybody who has stuck alone in a house with nothing to do and nobody to see is going to go insane.

Those few minutes watching that programmed really affect my relationship with my dog, Max. This, of course, is partly why it is difficult to leave Max alone for a while. Whether I’m going out for a day or just popping off to the toilet, Max will look at me like I’m leaving forever. His eyes will widen, he will start whimpering, and this will always remind me of the programmed and how my absence affects him.

He always behaved dejectedly whenever I’m about to leave home. It is still difficult to say goodbye to Max, whether I’m off for the day or I leave him with a sitter for a holiday. I always worry about those furry little faces while I’m gone. I know Max still feels my absent, and I don’t doubt his deep love for me. He watches the door for my return, he is very excited when I’m home, always smile when he sees me and lean on me as soon as I get through the door. Even his walker said Max reacts the same way when she comes to visit.

I could be gone from my apartment for hours or a few days, and either way I’m greeted with the similar response: happy tail and butt wagging meet a flurry of my puppy kisses. He’s so excited to see me each and every time. The more he does this, the more and more I fall in love with Max.

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Lessons From Pets

Lessons for #PetServants

Yes, Pet Servant. Let’s face it, that’s what we are and we love every minute of it. Whether we’re being woken at the crack of dawn to a hungry cat standing on our chest, or stopping at every single tree on the daily walk, we’re all about serving our furry companions. While they may own us (and the house they just let us live in), it’s not all take. Our pets give us so much more in return: love, companionship, and many lessons we can carry with us.

Let’s look at a couple of the more common pets: Dogs and Cats. Whatever team you’re on, when you have one of these animals as pets, you’re getting not only a great companion, but a great messenger as well. Each have specific qualities that will pop up when you search for either as a totem or spirit animal. Look them up and learn how they can bring important messages to mind. In the meantime, let’s look at a few things we can learn just by watching our own.

The thing that has always been striking about these animals is their complete honesty. If an animal doesn’t like you, you generally know it. They won’t pretend, or hold back their excitement to look cool, as a lot of us tend to do. When they’re happy, they completely embrace the experience and have zero shame.

A more specific lesson they can teach, as illustrated by one of my own, is selflessness. We had two at the time, and they’d each get a rawhide bone sometimes as a treat. The smaller dog would always wait until the larger one had softened the bone enough, then take it for herself. Not once did he growl or do anything to take the bone back. He just moved on to the other (which would also be stolen later).

Forgiveness is another lesson to take from our pets, and something I saw in action. We also had two cats. One of those cats would try to get on the small dog’s nerves, constantly doing things that would make the poor dog nervous. The other accidently scared her while they were playing. Despite this, the little one would hover over the cats if they were getting sick or just looked unhappy for whatever reason. She would cry, and watch over them the whole time, assuring herself they were okay.

When watching my cat spread out on the bed, looking completely shameless, I’m reminded of the importance of getting plenty of rest, and just enjoying the moment. Not everything has to be a race, and you don’t have to pack a hundred things into your day to make it worthwhile.

When she suddenly gets the urge to play with her toys or go running around the house randomly in the middle of the night (fellow cat owners, you know what I am talking about her), I’m reminded of the importance of movement, and how we need to have fun.

And those times when I find her getting into spots she has no business being able to fit in, or obsessively investigating a spot we just cleaned up, rearranged, etc. we’re reminded of how important it is to be curious, to explore, and seek adventure.

There are so many other things we can learn from pets. What is your pet teaching you? If you take the time to observe them, you never know what might come to mind.

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