Welcome to Koratonk
Welcome to Klahz Cattery, an ACFA ,CCAandCFA registered cattery, located in the rustic beauty of North Western Ontario’s Sunset Country. Here at Klahz, we lovingly share our home with two breeds of pet quality and show potential kittens, making some available to carefully selected homes on occasion. We breed Korats and Tonkinese, which are both short-haired cats, from oriental origins, albeit with very different personalities and looks.
We are affiliated with three major associations, as we mentioned above, but also with other catteries, breeders and clubs, so even if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to help you find it! Also, if you are interested in purchasing a cat, you will definitely want to check out the kitten page, to see who is currently available and our contract/sales agreement so you know what you’re getting into. Remember, the kittens are cute, but owning an animal is a lifetime proposition (at least for the animal’s lifetime…).
Having a cat is a wonderful experience! So, if you do like the ones you see, contact us and we will be happy to find one of ours that suits you. Feel free to follow all the links on the page and download any pictures or text that you like. If you have any questions that the page doesn’t answer, just e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Puppy separation anxiety is a very common malady among the younger canines. Your dog is naturally dependent on his mother and littermates, so when you leave him alone, he gets anxious. Puppy separation anxiety is the change in a dog’s routine when you go to work, school, or away for the day. Some of the prevailing reasons for separation anxiety in puppies are:
Contrary to what is often believed, puppy separation anxiety is not as big a concern as you might think. If your dog has lengths of hair growing between the eyes and around the ears, or if your dog is shedding hair, or if your dog is hypersensitive to vibrations, it may develop problems if you make dramatic exiting. At extreme levels, the shedding of the puppies’ hair can reach the length of the whole closet, thus the whole neighborhood will be affected.
What you can do to prevent the development of separation anxiety in your puppy.
It is always better to prevent separation anxiety from the time when the puppy is young. Puppies that have comfortable surroundings, as well as are surrounded by human beings, have the best chance to avoid separation anxiety. Whenever possible, keep the animals in a secure area of your home and avoid having a lot of people around when the dog is alone. At night, make sure that the puppy has its own place, such as a crate or a separate room.
It is better to make the departure of the dog very low key, even to the extent of leaving the animal in a different room of the house. This helps the puppy to understand that there is nothing to worry about. Gradually your puppy will forget that you have been gone and will get used to being alone. This can be very difficult for the dog, however, it is in the best interest of your puppy to slowly get used to not having people around.
Many people believe that if their dog gets distressed at the first sign of being left, then they have a case of separation anxiety. However, this is not necessarily so. This is certainly not a case of the dog being upset at being left, but one of the dog becoming worried that someone may come in handy to chance upon. When you go out and leave the dog alone, you are of course transmitting a message to your dog, that you have gone out. When the dog then starts to make insane at your unreachable return, you are again probably transmitting a message that you have gone out. This is not a severe problem and can be dealt with by simply using the excuse of “I’m not at home” whenever you go out.
One of the underlying problems with dealing with the problems of puppy separation anxiety is the attempt by many owners to comfort their dog when they get upset at the owner for leaving. comforts on dogs are at all times welcome, but in the prolonged use, it creates a sort of tunnel effect, which means the dog effectively spends more and more time trying to comfort itself, and may well achieve little in the way of relief. This situation often leads to making the problem worse. Tectonic changes within the relationship can happen along these lines, as well as other factors. Try to be as objective and balanced as possible in your moods. And if you happen to be feeling stressed at the time, it would be preferable to leave the dog in a similar state to that which you had when you left, so that your leaving or return does not generate a negative effect on the dog.
A dog that is suffering from separation anxiety is likely to be highly strung, possibly trembling, and be extremely thirsty, and energetic when you return. Relieving the dog of some of its sonic stress in this way is obviously going to help the situation. Although the exact details of how to best begin this kind of treatment are far more complicated, there are some simple guidelines that can be followed. A great deal of patience is required at first, during which time the therapy dog will require a great deal of quiet resting time.
Once you have started your working hours, it is important to spend as much time as possible away from the owner, in order to avoid the dog become stressed in your absence. Dogs are experts at brushing up on the habits of their owners and will certainly develop a release through this. Should you choose to go away for extended periods on a daily basis, make certain that your working hours are regular ones, such as Monday through Friday.
When you return home from your extended absence, be sure to ignore the dog for a considerable length of time. When you return to the dog, be sure to play with it and ensure that the dog is relaxed. Initially, this may be as little as a minute or two, and it may take a number of days for the dog to become accustomed to your absences.
You feel sad because your dachshund is not behaving well. Maybe peeing too much, barking too much, doing his business inside the house too many times, or maybe you even regress to a worse behavior compared to the other dogs. Whatever happens, there is always a simple explanation for it. You are probably thinking that it’s just a temporary problem and you will take care of it soon.
Well, I don’t think so. If you observe your dachshund at the beginning stages of his life, you will certainly realize that the behavior increase as the puppy grows. No event is made to avoid consequences.
For example, you had your puppy for a few weeks where previously he was always at ease. Then suddenly, he was so overexcited and jumped on your guest at the gate. If you observe this incident from your dachshund’s point of view, he is probably thinking that he did something wrong and as a result of that, he is being punished. When this happens enough times, your dog will definitely be confused and scared. He will then accept being punished as a part of daily life and it might result in Avoiding any company you might have.
Most of the time, this kind of behavior happens due to the lack of effective communication from you. You don’t understand what you want or the scenario you want. Your dog’s behavior may be a little bit affected also because you don’t know how you should solve this problem.
You may say, “my dog is not bothering me or my guests or my family. He can’t even make me feel that I am loved”. If you observe that, there is a big chance that you are making not NEEDING to take care of your dog. That is creating the very problem you are trying to avoid!
You can observe that communication is a very important aspect of dog training. So, let’s start with that. If you fail in your side of the communication, you will end up having serious problems on your hands. So, it is very important to learn and practice how to improve your dog’s communication.
I would like to share with you a very easy to follow dog training course. There is also some additional information on how to give commands to your dog, so it will be helpful to you in learning how to take care of your dog better.
Firstly, I would like to introduce you to this system. This system will make your dog eliminate sooner and much better. Some people noticed that their dog has problems with eliminating before going to sleep. Some people noticed that their dog is just now learning the right place to defecate instead of using the bathroom at the right time.
Whatever your problem may be with your dog’s communication, it doesn’t matter. All you need to do is to make sure that your dog knows when you are serious about his communication needs. The normal body language that all animals use to signal their status (owing each other) is to sniff.
When you are trying to teach your dog something, he will use a look to let you know. This is how you “introduce” each other. With a look, he shows that he acknowledged you as his master. Dog owners should always remember that their dog is different from their master. If you don’t play with him, talk to him, so he knows that you are the owner and he is the pet.
Dogs also use “colonds” and ” post ” themselves to show that they recognize each other. If you would like your dog to “talk” to you, watch their body language. You will notice that posturing is part of their body language, along with sniffing the floor, Rusty has his ears pointing forward, his tail wagging, and even his posture is evolved.
You can also use your voluntary movements to introduce yourself as a leader. Besides the head movement, you can also wag your tail, move your eyes, face your palm open, or start scratching your head. These kinds of voluntary movements let your dog know that you are in command.
It is important to understand that one of the most important parts of dachshund raising is for you to understand that not all dogs are like you. They each have their own unique characteristics that are not common to other dogs.
If you’re an animal lover, leaving your pet in the care of others can be stressful for both you and your pet. You may feel like no one will be able to take care of your furry friends as well as you, and maybe reluctant to ever leave town without them. So, what can you do to find the best pet care provider possible?
Start by asking friends, neighbors and co-workers who they use to take care of their pets. You can also ask for recommendations from veterinary clinics, pet supply stores and pet groomers.
Once you have some names, call each pet care person on your list and be ready to ask lots of questions. A good pet sitter should be willing to take as much time as needed to answer all of your questions.
Here are some questions to ask:
- Why did you decide to become a pet sitter?
- How long have you been taking care of pets? If the person owns a pet-sitting business, ask them how long they’ve been in business.
- What types of pets do you have experience caring for?
- Do you have pets of your own?
- Are you insured?
- Are you bonded?
- How long do you spend at each pet’s home when you visit?
- What is your policy if a pet becomes sick or has an accident while in your care?
- Do you know Pet CPR?
- Do you give pet medications?
- Do you leave a “pet log” of your visits or do you email regular updates about the pet?
- Will you return my calls in a timely manner if I call to check on my pet?
- Will you be the only person taking care of my pet while I’m gone?
- Do you have a backup I can meet if you’re called out of town for a personal emergency while my pet is in your care?
- Can you give me the names of 3 of your clients so I can check your references?
The answers to these questions will give you a good start in determining if this pet care provider is right for you and your pet. Be sure to ask any additional questions that are important to you in deciding on the best pet sitter.
The next step is to call all of the references that each pet care person provides. You should ask each reference what type of pets they have and how long the pet sitter in question has been taking care of their pet. Next, ask them if they have ever had any concerns about the level of care given to their pets. Another question to ask would be what they like best about the pet sitter.
Once you have decided on a pet care provider, the final step is to meet them. Here are some things to observe about the pet sitter who comes to your home:
- Are they prompt and do they call you if they’re running late?&
- Do your pets seem to like them? Pets, as well as children, are very intuitive about the people they meet.
- Does the pet care provider seem comfortable and friendly around your pet?
- Does the meeting seem rushed, or does the pet sitter stay to answer all of your questions, and to really understand your pet’s routine?
Finding a good pet care provider for your pet can take a lot of research and time. But, all of your preparation should pay off when you feel that your furry friend is in good hands while you are gone.