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From time immemorial, a dog has been a friend and protector for humans. However, there are several myths regarding the maintenance of such small animals, which we will consider.
With a small dog, you can walk everywhere. In fact, there are many places where you simply won't be allowed in with your dog. We can mention educational institutions, a cinema, medical institutions, and not every friend will be delighted with your visit with an animal in their arms. Situations reach absurd - some women of fashion, even while in the hospital, hide the dogs under the covers. Other women carry dogs secretly in a bag while in the movies or at school. But this approach is extremely cruel to dogs. After all, animals must comply with their specific regimen - they need time for walks, for eating, for sleeping and resting. But the continuous keeping of the dog with him gives off the usual human egoism. With a small dog, you can go to receptions, to visit, having coordinated such a visit with the owners. Such walks will even be beneficial for the nervous system of the animal. After all, if you do not bring the dog out of the house at all, then in the company of other animals or people, at the exhibition, it may simply fall into shock when faced with unfamiliar smells and noises. Therefore, it is worth carrying the dog with you, while reasonably limiting the places of visits, and do not forget to first teach the dog good manners.
Small dogs don't need training. Indeed, there are no training courses for small breed dogs, although sometimes there are cases when a Yorkie can be taken to training with a Rottweiler. Dogs usually perceive such activities with interest and pleasure, although one should not expect from them forceful actions in critical situations. But as a sound alarm, small dogs can show themselves excellently. It is worth noting that, like all dogs in childhood, small breeds must undergo obedience training in order to formalize the socialization processes. It is necessary to explain to a small six-month-old puppy that the world is not limited to him and the owners, there are other animals and people. Not all of them tolerate ringing barking well, there is a street with its own dangers - road transport, cyclists and others. The puppy must understand that he needs to be patient if he wants to use the toilet, because this can only be done on the grass, then waiting for the owner to clean it up, or in a special place. The dog should not be intimidated by the leash, but take it for granted. Usually, a few trainings by experienced dog handlers are enough to make the dog educated enough to go out. By the way, it was found that the lack of upbringing processes inhibits the intelligence of the animal. So, by training your pet, you not only prepare him for social life, but also make him smarter and more sociable.
The clothes on such dogs are just a whim of their owners, without carrying any practical meaning. Clothing successfully fulfills the function of protection from bad weather in case of rain, strong wind or cold, as well as the function of protecting exhibition wool. After all, it is easier to wash a Yorkie's suit in a few minutes than to wash the dog for a long time and painstakingly, and then dry it, doing this procedure after each walk. So this measure also contributes to the health of the animal. By the way, this approach is also applicable to large breeds. When the dog is young and full of strength, he runs merrily for walks, returning home heated. But in the second half of life, a dog may experience pain in the joints, it will become cold in cold weather. So in such a period of life, do not spare a special vest or overalls for him, and for the most severe cold weather it is even recommended to use a sheepskin coat. Such a wardrobe will allow the dog to live comfortably even regardless of age and concomitant diseases, while avoiding rheumatism, radiculitis and colds.
Small dogs prefer to spend time at home, and they eat mainly from the table. Usually, during the puppy quarantine period, dogs really do with a diaper, the same situation persists for several days after giving birth. For any dog, walking is the greatest pleasure. It was important to feed dogs from the table even when it was difficult for people to find suitable products for a pet, but today there are professional feeds. Therefore, there is no need to show any special concerns in this regard. And many of our products are dangerous for dogs, as they have a completely different enzyme system. For example, sweet biscuits and chocolate can lead to cirrhosis in animals. Dog handlers recommend, even at puppyhood, to "negotiate" with the pet that the owners will not eat from his bowl, and he, in turn, should not encroach on people's plates. Such upbringing will help protect the dog from encroaching on food from the table.
Small dogs do not tolerate travel well. For some reason, it is believed that for them air travel, for example, is unbearable. In fact, these breeds feel as comfortable on the plane as in the car. You don't want to take your dog with you, fearing for its experiences in flight? Then think about the stress she will experience if she remains in the company of strangers, waiting for the owners to return. Yes, and according to the laws of airlines, dogs weighing up to 8 kg together with a transport case can travel inside the plane. Of course, for someone, such a limit is critical - for pugs, whose weight is about 7 kg, there have been cases of sending them into luggage due to a slight overweight. And for Yorkies or Toy, which usually weigh less than 3 kg, all conditions are created for traveling with the family. On the trip they are calm, only you need to walk them well and not overfeed them. It happens that the dog can start to get nervous because of shaking - this situation can be corrected with the help of valerian, but in such situations, people are exposed to significant experiences.
Instead of pampering yourself with dogs, it's better to spend money on something useful, for social needs, for example. This statement is typical of those who themselves do little to charity, but teach many how to spend money correctly. Everyone must decide for himself how to spend the money he earned. Many pedigree dog owners help dog shelters, so why not embellish their pet with a clear conscience? It's just that not everyone publicly talks about their charity work. So, asking this question, think, what have you done for homeless people or animals?
A purebred puppy can be found for a small price. Sites and newspapers are full of such ads. First, the search for a puppy in the newspaper in the neighborhood of real estate and cars is naive in itself. After all, all professional breeders and clubs are united in the appropriate federations, and other individuals act at their own peril and risk, which are often pedigree marriage or sick puppies. Secondly, it must be borne in mind that reproduction of high-quality offspring for any small breed is always a difficult long-term work. To reproduce quality offspring, you need to spend a significant amount of money, starting from the moment of participation in exhibitions, in order to assess the objectivity of the dog. Little mothers give birth to one to three puppies, the whole process from mating through pregnancy to childbirth is extremely difficult for them and for the owners. The delivery itself is usually caesarean, and mothers are given the last bit of strength to feed the puppies. In addition, the federations observe the strictest genetic control, not always even a prize-winner of exhibitions can count on the desired pair. Thus, high-quality healthy puppies simply cannot be cheap, and buying a purebred puppy for a low price almost always implies its deviations either in genetics or in physical characteristics. If you do not want to spend a large amount, take the dog from the receiver better - and you will save money and commit a humane act.
Lonely people give birth to small dogs, they replace their children. A feature of small breeds, such as Yorkshire Terriers, is that they get along well in any family, regardless of their composition. Such dogs are friends with both large dogs and cats. You cannot perceive them as a replacement for any member of the family, these dogs themselves are full members, they have their own everyday life and holidays, their joys and illnesses. Many families have introduced the tradition of celebrating the birthday of their pet, while furry friends come to the celebration with their owners. The girls are given a beautiful wedding ceremony, which, as you know, should be once in the life of every girl. The bride gets a veil and a dress. A dog that has got children is not separated from them forever, organizing family meetings, including for the New Year. So, as in every family, all members are one in joy and sorrow.