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4 Reasons Why Your German Shepherd Barks Too Much

4 Reasons Why Your German Shepherd Barks Too Much

Is your German Shepherd always barking? Are your neighbors always complaining of unnecessary barking of your dog? Well, this is the right time to know the reason behind the constant backing of your dog.
It is normal for a German Shepherd to bark, but when it is too much, you should be concerned. One important thing you learn is what makes your dog bark, and what you can do about it. Here are some of the reasons why your Germany shepherd might be barking too much

1.    Because of its Guarding instinct
German Shepherd is mainly known to be guard dogs; they possess an instinct of defending their territory form the outsiders or suspicious people. This explains why they are quick to react when exposed to a simple threat. 
Your dog can react by barking when confronted with the situation. However, this can be controlled through training to make sure that your German shepherd barks only in serious situations 

2.    Due to Boredom 
German Shepherds get easily bored if they are left alone unattended. Depending on the type of training they have gone through they will react differently. Most of the dogs tend to bark to seek attention. If you notice this with one of your German shepherds, check on its social life. Is it always alone if yes, try to provide some company and check if there will be any different? German shepherds love to socialize and do some physical exercise to stimulate their brains and release some energy.

3.    Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety plays a major role in your dog’s life.

Most German Shepherds are brought up as a group and therefore finding it hard to live on their own. Due to this reason, they may resolve to continuous barking in an attempt to get back to other dogs. For this reason, you can always seek special training and it could be resolved.

4.    Aggressiveness
It is natural for your German shepherd to be aggressive. They can bark too much to put off other dogs from their territory. This, therefore, should not be taken as a serious disorder from the dog. If you feel that it is too much to handle, you can check on how to train the dog to be less aggressive.
Final word

German Shepherds from Germany can be the best canine you could wish for if you take into consideration proper training and care. The discussed reasons above clearly show their instinct for controlling their environment. You should, therefore, come up with ways of ensuring that that they bark according to your desires.
Keep in mind that the German Shepherd Personal Protection Dogs will not bark at all times. But if it gets awkward, you should consider finding a good training center for your dog

Understanding the Crested Pigeon

Understanding the Crested Pigeon

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The Crested Pigeon comes from Australia and belongs to the Columbidae family. It owes its particularity to its long blackish crest which gives it its elegance and which it can keep erect or flattened according to its feelings, but also thanks to its black gray beak and its orbital ring which is pink-red. The Crested Pigeon has a light gray head and neck. The nape, back of the neck, mantle, back, and rump form a brownish-gray set.

The Crested Pigeon measures between 31 and 35 cm.

They are fed with a mixture of finely crushed seeds, the same as for chicks, and add little granules. These exotic birds also love to eat leaves and sometimes delight in small insects. The Lophote dove forages mainly on land. Crested Pigeons roost in the dense foliage, close to their terrestrial feeding ground.

Crested Pigeon

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Crested Pigeons are monogamous. The male and the female are similar, only the male has the orbital circle slightly wider than the female. You can have a couple in a 3 x 2 x 2 m aviary outside. The best is to expose it to the sun and protect it from drafts and humidity. No need to put a lot of vegetation in the aviary.

During reproduction, do not mix the pair of Crested Pigeon with other doves or turtledoves, the male can be aggressive during this period.

Crested Pigeon can nest at any time of the year, but especially in hot weather. A pair of Crested Pigeons makes more than one brood per year. To facilitate their reproduction, all you have to do is provide high support for the nest and provide the couple with the elements to do so: straw, hay, dead leaves, and branches). The female lays two eggs per brood, the eggs are white and shiny. Brooding lasts 18 to 20 days. It is the female who incubates the eggs, but the male replaces her for 2-3 hours a day so that she can feed, hydrate, and rest.

At birth, chicks have a tawny-brown down on the top and cream-colored underneath. They take their adult colors from 13-15 days. Then, the chicks leave the nest between 16 and 35 days after birth and are able to reproduce from one year.

Ring size: 7 mm

Find the Crested Pigeon on our website and directly at the Plymouth Fancy Pigeon Club

Pigeon Advice from an Expert

Pigeon Advice from an Expert

These tips written by the breeders of the Plymouth Fancy Pigeon Club for your pigeons should be read carefully. Even if it does not answer all the situations that you may encounter, this article gives the information you need to know for the well-being of your animals.

I get my pigeons

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Open your crate inside your aviary. Plan an aviary of at least 6 m² per couple. Different breeds of pigeons can live together in the same aviary if it is large enough and there are enough females.

Your pigeons were fed with us a mixture of seeds and suitable cereals, such as “Gra-Mix pigeon”. They are used to eating in special pigeon feeders placed on the ground with food at will. For the good balance of your pigeons, respect this diet at home.

I breed my pigeons

Pigeons need to bathe, provide them with a tub once a week with bath salt. Thus, they get rid of their parasites and cool off in the summer.

The perches are indispensable for your pigeons, plan-many in the aviary. On the ground, you can put the sand into a litter that you change regularly. Your pigeons are not afraid of the cold but beware of drafts, so protect the aviary.

The pigeon is wasting the seeds, take a suitable feeder with high rims.

The reproduction of my pigeons

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Each pair needs two nests, in fact, while they are raising the young from the first brood, the female makes another laying in the second nest. So set up 2 circular nests per couple. The mating and reproduction period begins in the spring.

Couples mate and are faithful for life. When the male wants to mate, he performs a courtship display: he turns around the female, cooing and dragging the long feathers of his tail on the ground. The initiation of mating can be stimulated by a diet based on hemp seeds (hemp seed).
About ten days after mating, the female still lays 2 eggs. The male incubates alternately with his female.

They raise their young themselves by force-feeding them for 2 months. The young must be ringed at 10 days old.

The peculiarities of my pigeons

Each breed of pigeon exists in different colors. A distinction is made between fancy breeds, which are generally smaller, and production breeds which are larger.
Other than some breeds like the Texan, sexing is very difficult. Despite all the care taken in this operation, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee their gender.

Pigeons reared in good conditions can live for many years.

The health of the hen according to the appearance of its droppings

The health of the hen according to the appearance of its droppings

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Did you know that a healthy hen relieves herself 12 or 15 times a day? The cacas chicken is formed by a solid and dark part that comes from the gut and a small white part called urate. That is, chickens expel digestive waste and urine through the cloaca at the same time.

The color of the droppings reveals what the bird has eaten. If the tone is yellowish, you have probably eaten corn or tomatoes. If it is greenish, it will be due to the intake of herbs and lettuce. The black color results from a diet with wild fruits. Lastly, if the poop is white and watery, the animal will have eaten fruit that contained a lot of water. The color of the stool should alarm us if it is bright green or petroleum black, as it is one of the symptoms of salmonella and avian flu.

What does the appearance of chicken poop tell us?

Diarrhea in chickens is usually caused by eating little varied, seasonal changes or stress. When diarrhea is punctual, we should not be concerned. However, if the stools are usually liquid, they reveal the existence of a problem.

Once again, we insist on the importance of a balanced diet, since hens that eat too many vegetables and few cereal grains will present softer stools than those that eat everything.

In summer, animals drink a lot of water to hydrate. As a result, they produce more watery poop. This also happens in the rainy season. Also, make sure that no cats or foxes roam the chicken coop, because the fear it generates among the birds will cause their stomach upset.

Another problem that we can detect by observing the feces is the existence of internal parasites. For example, traces of blood are usually due to coccidium. If the hen has worms in its digestive system, it will expel worms through the cloaca. Also, some viruses cause mucus in poop.

On the other hand, a hen that only relieves herself three or four times a day is a hen with kidney problems or liver failure. These diseases are difficult to cure, so ask your vet for advice.

And finally, maintain the hygiene of the pen, because the accumulation of excrement is a source of infections for its inhabitants.

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