One of the important aspects of keeping a dog is the litter, which is usually called a “place”. It should be such a size that the dog can stretch out on it at full length and feel comfortable. Dimensions of the bed: dog length + double the length of the paws. Your dog’s bed is its main property, its Kingdom, a place of rest, where it feels the maximum security and security. A sick and dying dog is looking for its “place”.
If you want the dog not to interfere with you, give it the command “Place!”. The pillow that corresponds to the size of the place should not be too soft, otherwise it will spoil the dog’s fur. Therefore, it is necessary to fill the pillow not with a feather or down, but with horsehair, sea grass, or similar hard stuffing. It is recommended to put a button-down pillowcase on the pillow, which can be removed and washed as necessary.
When keeping a dog at home, provide it with food and drink utensils intended only for it. Broken bowls and plates are not suitable for this purpose, since the dog must be trained to the fact that it can only eat from its own dishes, and it is forbidden to eat from someone else’s. Dishes should be solid enough and stable enough that the dog can’t tip them over or carry them in its teeth.
In order not to soil the floor, the dishes are placed on a rough cloth or wooden stand, in which a hole is cut, exactly corresponding to the size of the dishes and helping to fix it. For a dog with long ears that should not fall into the bowl during feeding, it is better and more practical to have a narrow but higher dish than to hold the ears with hairpins. For large dogs, it is recommended to put the dishes on a raised platform, for example, on a footstool. Dishes for water should be heavy and have such a shape that the dog can not overturn it. The dog should always have water. Food and water bowls should be placed side by side.
Another aspect of dog care is its feeding. The dog is known to be a carnivorous animal. That is, the main food for it is meat. But still, be sure to ask the breeder from whom you will take the puppy, what he fed the animal, so that there is not too sharp a change in nutrition. Than in the future to feed a dog of this breed and in what quantities, it is best to find out in the club of lovers of this breed.
Each type of meat has its own significance in the dog’s diet, so it is necessary to alternate individual types from time to time. Only pork is better not to give the dog — pork fat is poorly digested and sometimes causes serious digestive disorders. If possible, it is best to give the dog raw meat. When cooking, not only proteins are modified, but up to 60% of vitamin B, chlorides and phosphates are lost.