“If we had not taken Maykush, he would have been euthanized ...” Review of the Miniature Pinscher
Mom read the announcement of the dog
The dog went to us with a difficult fate. I am not personally acquainted with the first owners of Michael. I only know that once they gave them a puppy. Either people didn’t have the time and desire to educate the dog, or they were completely inexperienced dog lovers, but once on the Internet, on one of the portals of private announcements, the following appeared: “We give the puppy to the miniature pinscher. Take someone, otherwise we will put him to sleep. ”
The ad caught my mom’s eyes (and she loves dogs very much), and Mike ended up in our family.
The doggie, who was 7-8 months old at that time, looked very scared, afraid of sudden movements. It was evident that he was beaten. There were many more behavioral problems.
Owner Observations: Miniature Pinschers by their nature cannot do without a man. These are loyal, gentle dogs that require a lot of attention.
Michael has a bad habit that we still cannot eradicate. When the dog is left alone at home, he pulls together all the household things that he comes across in one pile, fits on them and sleeps. Believes, apparently, that in this way he becomes closer to the owner. If it turns out, it pulls things out of the closet, takes it out of the washing machine ... It happens, even in the car, when we are alone for a short while, it puts everything in the driver's seat - right up to lighters and pens, lies down and waits for me.
Here is such a feature of our boy. But we no longer even fight this habit of his. It is thus easier for the dog to endure loneliness. Moreover, he does not spoil things, but simply sleeps on them. We perceive it as it is.
Long way home
Once in the house of his parents, Michael found out what love and affection are. He was spared and spoiled. But the problem remained the same: the dog had to leave alone for a long time. And I work at home. And my mother brought me a little dog every morning before work so that she would not be bored. I took it in the evening. Just as a child is taken to kindergarten, so they “threw” me to Michael.
This went on for about a month. Finally, everyone understood: it would be better if Michael settled with us. In addition, in a family with three children, almost always someone is at home. And one dog will remain extremely rare. And by that time I was already thinking about getting a dog. And then Maikusha appears - such a cool, kind, playful, cheerful four-legged friend!
Now the dog is three years old, Michael has been living with us for more than two years. During this time, he managed to solve many of his behavioral problems.
They did not turn to the help of dog handlers, I worked with him myself. I have experience with dogs. From childhood, there were French and English bulldogs in the house. With one of his dogs, as a teenager, attended training courses. The knowledge gained is still enough to educate a playful pinscher.
Especially since Michael is a very smart and smart dog. He obediently obeys me. On the street we walk with him without a leash, he runs "on the whistle."
Miniature Pinscher - Great Companion
My family and I lead an active lifestyle. In the summer we run, ride bicycles or roller skates, Michael is always there. In winter we ski. For a doggie, it is important that all family members are in place. Runs, checks that no one is behind or lost.
I happen to go forward a little faster, and my wife and children go behind. The dog does not let anyone fall behind. He runs from one to another, barks, urges. Yes, and it makes me stop and wait until everyone gathers.
Michael is the owner dog
As I said, Michael is my dog. He himself considers his master to be me. Jealous of everyone. If the wife, for example, sits down or lies down next to him, he begins to suffer quietly: howls and pokes her nose softly, pushes her away from me. It behaves in the same way with children. But at the same time he does not allow himself any aggression: he does not snarl, does not bite. Everything is peaceful, but he always keeps a distance.
But on the street, such manifestations of possessiveness sometimes cause problems. The dog is active, runs with pleasure, plays with other dogs. But if someone from the four-legged fraternity suddenly decides to come up to me, then Mike aggressively drives the “insolent” away. In his opinion, strangers can’t be approached to me categorically. He growls, rushes, can enter into a fight.
I usually walk with Michael. Both in the morning and in the evening. Very rarely, when I leave somewhere, one of the children walks with the dog. We take walks seriously. They are long and active with us.
It happens that I have to leave for work for a day or two to another city. The dog feels quite calm in the family circle. But he is always waiting for my return.
Michael was offended when he was not taken on vacation
Usually, if Michael stays at home for several hours, then upon returning you will be greeted by an unimaginable fountain of happiness and joy.
Owner Observations: The Miniature Pinscher is a small mobile dog. Joy jumps very high. The greatest happiness is a meeting with the owner.
Loves hugging. It is not clear how he learned this, but he truly embraces, like a man. It encompasses the neck with two paws and only smoothness and pity him. Hugging can endlessly.
Once they were on vacation for two weeks, they left Michael with his grandfather, my dad. They returned - the dog didn’t even come to us, he was so offended that they left, did not take with them.
But when she stays with her grandmother, then everything is in order. He adores her. Apparently, she remembers that she saved him, took him from a family where he was ill. Grandmother for him is love, the light in the window.
Miracles of training
Michael performs all the basic commands. Knows where the right and left paws. Recently I learned to require food and water. If he wants to eat, he goes to the bowl and "jokes" on it with his paw, like a bell at the reception at the hotel. If there is no water, it requires it in the same way.
Power Features of the Miniature Pinscher
Michael's diet is as follows: in the morning he eats dry food, and in the evening - porridge with boiled meat.
Specially I do not translate the dog only for food. The stomach must absorb and process ordinary food. There are frequent cases when animals pick up some food on the street from the ground. Out of habit, the dog can become ill. And so it is more likely that the body will cope.
Be sure to gnaw bones as ordinary (but not chicken), and rattle. This is necessary for both teeth and digestion. It is arranged by nature, do not forget about it.
Like many dogs, Michael is allergic to chicken. Therefore, in the diet it is not in any form.
How do miniature pins get along with other animals?
Two more parrots live at home. The relationship with the dog is calm. Michael doesn't hunt them. Although it happens, it will scare when they fly. But there have never been attempts to catch.
Observations of the owner: From the hunting instincts, it remains only that Michael takes the trail. During a walk, he always has a nose in the ground. Can follow the trail endlessly. But never brought any production.
We walk with him almost all the time without a leash. With other dogs on a walk it gets along wonderfully. Michael is not an aggressive dog. If he feels that a meeting with a congener may not end in the best way, he simply turns around and leaves.
Moms have cats at home. Michael’s relationship with tailed is friendly, very even and calm. When he was taken, the cats were already there. He is well acquainted with them. They can run after each other, but no one offends anyone.
What health problems are characteristic of the miniature pinchers
Michael lives with us a little more than two years. So far, serious health problems have not arisen. Naturally, you need to monitor nutrition. After the dog once “stayed” with her grandmother, there were digestive problems. We went to the clinic, he was instilled, and then they withstood a long diet. And everything was restored.
Observations of the owner: Miniature pinscher - a strong dog, healthy. No special problems. Of course, the health of the pet must be monitored. We pay more attention to walking, training.
Which owner is suitable for the miniature pinscher
Miniature pinschers need movement. These dogs are very active. We were lucky: we found each other. We have an active family, we love long walks in the country. Always take Michael with you. In summer, when we ride bicycles, he can run 20-25 km.
Such a breed is definitely not suitable for a phlegmatic person. He will not chase after him.
And I would like all the tails to find their owners, so that both people and animals would be nice and comfortable to be next to each other.
All photos are from the personal archive of Pavel Kamyshov.
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