Today, April 28, is the Dog Festival, an event chosen to commemorate a turning point in the rescue of thousands of green mountain beagles scheduled for animal testing. The National Animal Protection Agency was a civic group in the Green Hills trial that blamed top management through cassation. Today, ten years later, this date is still celebrated, marking a landmark change in society’s perception of what a crime is and how it involves abusing an animal.
To do this, the NPA chooses to talk about dog welfare, starting with simple things that most people who have a dog at home probably already know but often forget to put into practice, thanks to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With the help of Westy, the mega director of Puppy Friends, NPA has created a video vademecam that focuses on the basics of animal welfare, such as the importance of sleep, a rewarding walk for our four-legged dog, the centrality of the game and how sometimes we should put ourselves in their dog’s paws. To better understand and improve our relationship with them.
Dogs spend about a third of their lives asleep. And just like us, the quality and duration of sleep affects health and mental-physical well-being. “Very often – Mayor Levy says NPA veterinarian – We forget that sleep is important for our four-legged friends. At rest the animals vary according to species, age and size. On average, an adult dog usually sleeps about 14 hours, an adult dog sleeps about 18 hours while a puppy sleeps even 20 hours a day. Good sleep allows our four-legged friends to fully regain their energy, allow the body to function properly, relieve stress and fatigue, and even affect the animal’s good mood. ”
It is important to learn how to protect the sleep of our animals. First, make sure our dog’s favorite place to sleep is away from drafts, away from cold or heat. The canal needs to be comfortable, large enough for the animal to stay and allow it to turn around and find its preferred location. Illumination: If we observe our dogs, we will soon realize that our pets prefer to sleep in shady or illuminated places. It is important to never disturb a sleeping dog. To teach our kids that when our pet sleeps we have to leave him alone. On the other hand, who wants to wake up in the middle of sleep? We guarantee an ideal comfort zone for our four-legged friend to sleep in, in a shelter where it may be under a table or behind a sofa.
Walking, for the dog, is a basic need and not only helps him to meet the requirements but also meets their needs for knowledge, socialization, exploration, cognitive development and psychological balance. For him, even though he has already traveled the road 100 times, each day is still different and giving him time to sniff around allows him to explore and discover the most important information for him. While walking, the dog relaxes and calms down, focuses on the smell, strengthens the relationship with us, gives experience. Do we remember that we are in a hurry and do not look at the mobile phone while walking with him?
Play is an important time for dogs of all ages, not just puppies. Dedicating a portion of our day to playing with our dog should be a good daily habit for us. Through play we strengthen our friendship with him and so it is important for our dog to have maximum attention. The ideal is the option of 2 minutes of play with a few more minutes of rest. That way he will be more available to follow and listen to us. The game is an essential educational moment that combines fun with body knowledge and respect for rules.