Dog Training

Housetraining done right for your puppy

When you first get your puppy, one of the most pressing things all owners want the puppy to learn is not to toilet in the house. We need to remember that puppies have no concept of inside and outside, and ...

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A to Z on pet care (Part 3 of 3)

Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Caring for an animal requires a firm commitment to the animal’s health and welfare throughout his life

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Requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes

What are the minimum requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes? 1. In-depth knowledge of the puppy development calendar and the ‘critical stages’ of canine development. 2. In-depth knowledge of breeds, and their particular characteristics, development, motivation, original purpose and ...

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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 100 Ratings

POINTS AS AT 22 MAY 2015. Errors and Omissions excluded. Enquiries by email or fax only please to Carol Immelman: email – cruella@iafrica.com or fax – 086 671 9956. Rules can be viewed here. RANK POINTS DOG’S NAME BREED 1 3790 MIDNIGHTDREAM THRILL’F ...

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Your dog can be great – Part 4

The previous article in our series on how to make your dog great focused on how to prepare for the arrival of your new puppy, how to help him settle in and the importance of attending the right kind of ...

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WUMA SA Agility Championships

  The South African Agility Championships is the most prestigious event that the agility community has on their calendar. Dogs from across the country have to qualify by competing in four trials prior to the event. The top 60 dogs ...

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Canine sports at a glance

Here is a brief overview of some canine sport disciplines you can do in South Africa: Agility – Contact and non-contact agility fall in this category. Contact agility is a fun sport with obstacles including jumps, weave poles, tunnels and contact ...

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