Our attitude towards dog diseases
Recognizing and treating: A dog will accept his masters as the leader of the pack, so he delightfully agrees with everything that comes from him. All he, the master, has to do is show determination. That is the most important rule when dealing with a dog.These quadrupeds must not be led to believe that a threatening growl will get them out of problems. No matter what everybody's opinion about it is, it is absolutely necessary to act with authority. Do not discontinue the following routines with your dog, so that he considers it something natural. While you do so, it is very important to keep on talking to your dog. It doesn't really matter what you say; to calm him, the sound of your voice is enough. Think about this: silence produces a lack of trust in any dog.
Dog bite protection and the "knocked-over position": Muzzles are not always the best protection against bites although sometimes they may be legally imposed (in rabies-free regions). Many of the muzzles on sale don't offer an absolutely trustworthy protection. So, I suggest you simply tie the dog's stout (mouth) with a tie or big handkerchief. Start by making a simple knot below the chin, and then pass the two ends behind the ears. Finally, make a simple firm knot and bow tie. The following exercise consist in placing the dog in a horizontal position. If you have someone there to help you, it'll be easier to thoroughly examine the dog. Here you should take advantage to inspect and feel his paws, the abdomen, the ears, eyes, teeth (with the tie around his stout), and the anus. His moans or licks will let you know exactly when he has felt pain. Here is how you should place the dog in the "knocked-over position": with the dog standing parallel to you (ie. his head to your left and his tail to your right, or vice-versa), pass your arms over his back and lean over and reach for the paws which are closest to you. Grab them and pull them away from you thus knocking the dog over. Secure the dog's head down with one of your forearms; with the other, the body.
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