Dog talk

Teach your dog to lie down video

Now that you and your puppy have mastered the sit, it’s time to teach him how to lie down on your cue. This is a basic exercise, already taught in puppy school, but it can be a bit of a ...

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Should my dog sleep indoors when it’s cold?

The temperatures are cooling down as we approach winter. While you are snuggled warmly and cozy inside, where is your dog? If you wonder whether he should be inside or outside in the cold – consider these 10 points: Consider ...

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Kriel SPCA closure update

On the question of what will happen to the animals in the Kriel SPCA when it closes its doors, the NSPCA’s society liaison unit manager, Jaco Pieterse, assures us that the animals are being taken care of. “The animals were ...

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Kriel SPCA closes its doors

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) confirmed the closure of another SPCA due to lack of community support. In March 2019, the NSPCA held a Special General Meeting to determine the future of the Kriel SPCA. The meeting was poorly ...

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Explaining separation anxiety in dogs

The bond between people and their dogs is one of the most beautiful relationships between two species on this planet. But that bond can also make it difficult for a dog to cope during times of separation. Many dogs destroy, ...

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6 Tips for keeping pet food fresh

As responsible pet owners, we put a lot of thought into our dogs’ food. We do research and do our best to buy our pets the food that we think will be of most benefit to them. But have you ...

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Teach your dog to sit video

‘Sit’ is one of the most useful cues you can teach your dog. Think about it for a moment, while a dog is sitting, he can’t do anything else – he can’t jump up on people, he can’t trip someone ...

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A Papillon won the Crufts 2019 Best in Show title

Competing against 200 breeds and about 27,000 dogs, Dylan, the Papillion, won Best in Show at Crufts 2019 in England on Sunday, 10 March 2019. Also winner of the Toy group, Dylan was one of seven finalists in the four-day ...

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Why puppy school is crucial

Have you ever wondered what is the rave about puppy schools and why puppies should attend these classes? Behaviourist Samantha Walpole explains why it is important for your puppy. The general socialisation stage for a puppy is between three and ...

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Recall of Hills dog food

As a responsible pet magazine, it has come under Animaltalk magazine’s attention that Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntary recalled some canned dog food batches. This was done due to the higher levels of vitamin D found in these batches. To find ...

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Must-do adventures with your dog

Don’t miss another second of spending more time with your dog. You can go on interesting adventures and raise your fitness levels at the same time, and create more memories that contain some giggles and a whole lot of tail ...

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6 tips before adopting a dog

The situation in South African dog welfare is dire. Our shelters are overflowing with dogs needing homes, and they keep flowing in. If you are looking to welcome a dog into your family, adoption is certainly a good option, but ...

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