Dog talk

  • Separation anxiety in dogs

    The bond between people and their dogs is one of the most beautiful relationships between two specie...

  • Recall training

    A reliable recall is one of the most important things to teach your pup, to the point where it can e...

  • WODAC Pet Expo 2019

    We’re counting the days to this year’s WODAC Pet Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

  • Choosing the ideal breed dog

    We all have different personalities, and dogs also have character traits that make them special. To ...

  • Prevent resource guarding video

    It is a natural behaviour for dogs to be a bit possessive of their stuff. If they were still living ...

Part 26 – Meeting the cows!

So the most important part of our training as puppies is socialisation. And Mom thought meeting cows would be just perfect! She told me that we were going to a farm and I would meet cows and chickens and bunnies ...

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Part 25 – Some pictures from home

As I’ve said before, the shell filled with water is one of Anja’s favourite things. Here Anja, Emily and I are all getting our ears wet. Anja and Emily love to play, and I tried to join in. I’m a ...

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Part 24 – Visit at the Animaltalk offices

I went to work with Mom again. She always takes me for a run-around (they have a huge garden) so I can get rid of some energy and do my busy-busies. On the plot next to them, there is a ...

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Part 23 – Some cute pics from puppy class

Mom just found a few photos from my puppy classes that she thought was really cute and asked me to share them. So here they are… The tunnels: Going through the maze:  

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Should dogs sleep outside?

Where does your dog sleep? It is really a personal choice – some of us enjoy having them cuddled up in bed with us, others feel that their dogs should sleep outside. No matter where your dog sleeps, it is ...

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Disaster! My dog is a digger!

Have you ever arrived home from work, only to doubt whether you came home to the correct address? Your usually well-cared-for garden has had a make-over, and not the good kind. Next thing Fluffy enthusiastically comes to greet you – ...

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Part 22 – Puppy Graduate Kenobi

I reached the end of my puppy classes at McKaynine Training Centre – our last class was graduation!! We first got together and they told us what classes we can go on to do once we graduate. I was cuddling with Dad and keeping ...

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Part 21 – Playdate with Emily and Quota

I had another playdate with Quota and this time sister Emily and another friend, Bourbon, joined us. From left is me, Bourbon, Quota and Emily Look at my face! I’m gonna catch you! Next time I will tell you about ...

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Can your food be healthy for your pet?

Some of our pets are masters at begging for human food! We know that certain foods are a definite no-no, but are there human foods that can be good for our pets? Dr Anne de Vos of the Ladybrand Animal ...

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Part 20 – With my sisters at home

So Anja is not so bad – she’s tried to play with me a few times! She’s got really big teeth – you’ll see them in the photos – but luckily she doesn’t bite me with them. They can look ...

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Part 19 – GDA Festival

South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind had a Festival at their centre in Paulshof – there were all kinds of stalls and loads of people, arena entertainment, fun competitions and food (for the humans).   Guide Dog puppies-in-training were ...

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Part 18 – Learning at McKaynine

A big part of puppy classes is to introduce us puppies to as many different things as possible while we are still very young. This is to show us that most things are okay. We learn that not all things ...

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