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Please consider that the problem might not be the harness itself, but how you act with the harness. Chihuahuas are small dogs and can be slinky when they want to avoid something. If you grab her, lift her up and somehow force her into the harness, that process is very uncomfortable. Even if you don't cause her any pain, it's still uncomfortable from a ...


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The Harness May Be Uncomfortable I have a Golden Retriever and, like most Goldens, she LOVES going out and about. But she was showing similar signs (not wanting to come over and put the harness on, moving her head to make it harder to do, etc.) as your Chihuahua about 2 weeks after we got her a new harness. Once you got it on her, though, she was her ...


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So, there are breeds of dogs where this is clearly not necessary (e.g. any sled dog) and may cause overheating if engaged in strenuous activity. Bearing in mind that all dogs have some insulating features to a greater or lesser degree, so there's no one-size fits all, you did mention some rules of thumb to consider1: Small dogs have less of a self-heating ...


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Our terrier is similarly unhappy with the process of putting her harness on. She doesn't actively resist when you've got her, but she does try to hide under the bed or table. We've tried various options, but none worked. Sometimes trying to psychoanalyse a dog is a losing game though. It may be that you just have to face that she doesn't like it, and you ...


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My Mum had chickens as she was a child by her parents. She told me a lot of times that she could see how the weather will be because of the chickens. If the weather will be rainy chickens have a greasy secretion that they will cover their feathers with. They go with their pecker through the feathers and distribute this secretion. So if you see this before ...


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This is very common. It's a very rare dog that makes any connection between what's happening outside and the need for a coat or harness. As far as they are concerned you are subjecting them to a straitjacket for no reason. We can't explain to dogs so we have to train them. This has already been mentioned in an excellent answer by @Elmy. From personal ...


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I don't live in an extremely humid climate (max around 50%) but what I would try is: Non-clumping cat litter - this litter is not designed to absorb moisture. You may have to try a few brands to see which one your cat likes Dehumidifier - These things are a blessing to remove humidity in the air, though at 90% you may have to empty the water basket often. ...


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Please do not get a skogkatt in Australia. As trond hansen points out, those cats are not adapted to warm climates. Worse, they are adapted to cold climates. So unless you are able to provide an air-conditioned environment for your cat all the time, I would strongly recommend against it. Second, it's very chancy you get the temperament you want in the kitten ...


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If the cat is an indoor cat and having air conditioning it will be ok, but if the cat is outdoors it will be too hot even in the shade; even here in Norway the summer heat is at the limit for the forest cat. Hiking and camping will often be problematic for any cat, I have often taken walks in the forest with my cats and they do overheat quite fast even if ...


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I have a long-haired cat too and this is a constant problem for us! If you have the money to afford a cooling pad, I'd highly recommend one, however, I've worked out a few other cheaper solutions through the years that may help you out. First of all, I'd recommend making your bathroom safer for your cat. I'm not sure exactly what's making it dangerous for ...


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There are a few little things you can do and a few that require a lot of money. First and foremost: Keep your house at around 20-22 degrees Celsius! This will help quite a lot. Second, I have tried this with my own cat and it worked very well: put an ice cube or two in your cat's water dish. This cools him off and also encourages him to drink lots of water. ...


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Congratulations and thank you for adopting a dog! Kindly tell us if you plan to keep your dog inside your home, or outside. Assuming inside, I think your dog will tell you, and no need to worry, especially if anything close to a Collie! Just put special notice to the paws! - if your dogs, unlike mine, are OK with "shoes" please put them on during walks when ...


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Chickens have more sense than most people realize. They seem to enjoy a light to moderate rain (and the worms and bugs that come to surface when it rains), and they know enough to find cover when it rains too heavily for their comfort. There is a very helpful discussion of chickens in the rain on the Community Chickens website: https://www.communitychickens....


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First of all, it is important to recognize the signs of an overheating bird: He breathes Ford with the beak open He holds his wings away from his body It can end up on the ground It keeps the plumage plated He behaves in a stressed manner Reading you, I see that you have already caught some good reflexes. However, they are careful not to force-bathe their ...


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Shade their dog house The dogs' house will obviously provide shade from the sun, but the sun will heat the surface of the house, which will raise the inside temperature. Putting a large beach umbrella or some other shade device over their dog house will help lower the temperature inside. If you are unable to shade the dog house, you could also cover the ...


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You'd ask a lot from a dog, but not the impossible. However, there's no magical dog breed that will happily do all these things on their own without training and guidance from you. If you stay at home 11 months of the year and then travel for one month, the sudden change will cause enormous stress for your dog. It would be better to leave them at a friend's ...


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Someone may already have said this, but try harness training your dog. Harness training may be easy for some and hard for others. I do not at all recommend forcing the dog in the harness or collar that the dog is scared of. First, you should start to build trust with the dog and the harness. You said that she will run away when she sees it near her. The ...


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Cool Water It is essential that you keep fresh, cool water available to your dog at all times. In hot weather, this is even more crucial. Make sure you keep the water dish in a shady location and change the water frequently. To constantly keep fresh water available outdoors, consider installing a watering system that hooks up to a faucet. These are ...


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Now, as the winter is over (the second one, since I asked my question), I found some kind of solution: I built a "tipi" from conifer twigs (For all foreign people - like me: conifer are the group of trees with needles instead of leaves, not like in for example German , where "Konifere" is one particular species) You should choose a native ...


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