Guinea pigs native to the Peruvian Andes. They were first domesticated by the Incas more 3 thousand years ago,raise them for food and even now in Peru have bred them for meat.These rodents and not pigs and have nothing to do with the sea.Pigs have called them, obviously,because they are usually quiet grunt, frightened, squealing like piglets .In the XVI century, the Spanish brought them to Europe by sea. Therefore, they were called overseas,and later sea. In nature, little remains of these animals,now in meadows and edges of woods from Colombia and Ecuador to Argentina, and also in the Andes at altitudes up to 4000 m there are wild Guinea pigs . They live in burrows and cracks in the ground, especially active at dusk,feeding on grasses and low-growing plants.Wild Guinea pigs form small groups up to 10 individuals, consisting of one male-the alpha male and his “harem” of several females. Young males father casts out at the latest four months old. In North America and in Europe, these tender,fluffy animals became favorites of the children and has gained General acceptance.Now you can find as regular light brown Guinea pigs and their form of diverse colors.Varieties with decorative fur like an Abyssinian and Peruvian Guinea pigs good for exhibitions, but require regular care. Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) Length 8 cm, sturdy body,short legs,similar to the petals of the ears.The life of 4-5 years. Continue reading
Security at home is a serious task, and, despite the emergence of new security systems, many are not in a hurry to replace a dog “smart” electronic devices. The choice of breeds and raising dogs for home security is becoming of paramount importance. Of course, the protection of the territory the dog considers his, to some extent instinctive need, but some dog breeds are more prone to defend their territory, others are more peaceful, some dogs are aggressive toward members of their own species and will wag her tail at the sight of man. Question what kind of dog to choose for the protection of families with children, or with the prospect of their occurrence requires special attention — even if the dog will not be in contact with children and fulfil the role of “babysitter”, it is better to choose a breed, loyal to children and provide trouble between dogs with children in dog training.
What kind of dog to choose for protection
It is believed that the best dogs for protection — representatives of large breeds, powerful, strong, often angry, in General, is able to protect its master and his property encroached on him from the villains. Usually these are representatives of the true shepherd (bred for herding) and Moloss. It is difficult to say how true Vyborg as a dog for the protection of large rocks. Of course, a large dog looks impressive, one of its kind showing that to encroach on its territory is unsafe. Continue reading
The training is to develop a hunting dog skills that are needed in everyday life and which facilitate the management of hunting, contribute to the education of her discipline and obedience.
Training is always preceded by the preparation of dogs for hunting and about the same in dogs of different breeds. The prerequisite to successful dog training is uniformity of the supplied commands. You cannot, for example, teaching a dog to lie down, to give various commands: “lie down”, “down”, “lie”, etc.
How to make a team
No less important to observe the following rule: the team that is the signal, has always served before him unconditional support. Thus, teaching your puppy to sit down, first say, “Sit down,” and after 1-2 sec push his rump and pulled the neck back, forcing her to sit down.
A new conditional stimulus is always given previously learned. For example, when teaching young dogs to approach the trainer with the whistle first, give a whistle and after a while a familiar team: “To me”.
The behavior of the trainer, the rewards and punishments of a puppy
The success of the training a young dog largely depends on the behavior of the trainer. When training your puppy need smooth, calm treatment, without irritation, and yelling, and at the same time— discipline, firmness and strict coherence. Continue reading