Author Archives: Noleen Fourie

Training: Are you (unintentionally) hurting your dog?

Some of the tools and equipment used in dog training vary widely due to various opinions and experiences by people who work with dogs. In the past, and unfortunately still today, aversive equipment is used to ‘force’, ‘correct’ or ‘punish’ ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: Meet the agility champs!

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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Jason

This special boy was with us for 8 wonderful years. The most loving and gentle companion that we shared our lives with. He touched every life and soul he met and will never be forgotten. We miss you so much ...

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Myki

Dear Myki It’s the day after Boxing Day and I am sitting in the Stube, you are lying at the glass doors; I am looking at you knowing what is to come. Eyes watery, heart sore and trying to be ...

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Catering for cats

If buying pet food ever left you scratching your head, chances are you are a cat owner. You want the best for your cat, but she doesn’t always agree with you about what’s best for her! Did you know that ...

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Walking your dog – 7 things you need to know

Some of us consider December the best time of the year – it’s summer, we get to take a break from work and the outdoors is calling! And best of all, we can enjoy all of this with our dogs. ...

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Safe, comfy air travel for pets – PetLounge receives gold medal

The PetLounge, an initiative of BidAir Cargo, walked away with a gold medal at the 28th annual Logistics Achiever Awards. The PetLounge moves over 40,000 pets domestically every year on kulula.com and British Airways. Pets travel to and from secure, ...

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Emigrating with your pet – your questions answered

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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Miracle Milo

Debbie and Alan Joynt still get emotional telling Milo’s story, which went viral on Facebook and caught people’s attention from as far as Australia and the USA. It all started roughly two years ago, when the family’s garden service left ...

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WIN! Tickets to Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures in association with Blu Blood are are excited to announce the return of the award-winning children’s stage production to the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace from 8 to 18 December 2016. Following on the huge success of their ...

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Baby rhino rescued in Kruger

Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit (JEMU) at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, recently located a four-month-old rhino calf wandering alone around the Jock Concession. For the General Manager, Louis Strauss and rangers, this was a clear indication that the Mother ...

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Candy

I had asked the Lord for a pal for my Jack Russell – preferably a Peke. The next day I arrived home with Candy, 22kg, mostly Am. Staffie, Rottweiler with a bit of Poodle & Italian greyhound (had her DNA ...

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