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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

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 ...
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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

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, ...
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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

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 ...
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Chickens in the rain

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 ...
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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

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 ...
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Damp weather and kitty litter

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 ...
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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

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-...
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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

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 ...
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How to keep my Persian Cat Cool?

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 ...
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How to keep my Persian Cat Cool?

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 ...
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Will keeping a WaterBath help prevent Overheating during summer in Cockatiels?

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 ...
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

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 ...
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Moving dog from warm to cold climate

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, ...
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Chickens in the rain

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 ...
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What breed of dog is best for travelling in different climates?

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 ...
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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

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 ...
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Comfortable place for rabbits in the snow

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 ...
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

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 ...
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