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Prevent dog bites – 8 lessons to teach children

In so many tragic cases dog bites could have been prevented if us humans paid attention to the dog’s warning signs. More important to that, dog bites can be prevented if children adhere to a few rules and respect any ...

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Park etiquette post lockdown

Regular walks are vital to keep your dog happy and fighting fit. When it is possible again, a trip to the park with all of its different smells is a true treat for any dog! However, as parks are public ...

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18 tips to avoid bullies when walking your dog

Finally, you can take your dog for a walk again. But, do be aware of the bullies – they come in all shapes and sizes to antagonise others, and you’ll even find them in the park where you planned a ...

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Keeping active dogs fit, balanced and healthy during lockdown

We would all like our dogs to remain healthy and injury-free – even more so when we are in lockdown and when they normally participate in dog sports. But it can become a challenge. There are three principles to consider ...

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Being active in winter keeps your dog healthy

Winter tends to force families inside the house, under a cosy blanket and next to the fireplace. With hot chocolate in the one hand and the other hand on your dog, you realise that both of you need to be ...

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Understand your dog’s coughs

We all know how it feels to get the flu virus and how irritating the constant coughing can be. The same goes for our beloved pets, and there are various reasons why animals cough. Rather consult a veterinarian to ensure ...

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Importance of routine – 6 things to do

Although your dog probably loves having you at home all day, it’s still important to keep to some form of routine during lockdown. Dogs are creatures of habit and, just as routines are important to children and adults for mental ...

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Socialising your puppy in lockdown – 5 tips

So, you’ve just brought home your new puppy and you are ready to raise him as well as you possibly can. And then, suddenly, lockdown! Unfortunately, socialisation – which is so vital for pups – can’t really happen while we’re ...

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Spring cleaning while in lockdown

By now, we all know the importance of a hygienic home and many people use the lockdown period to spring clean their homes. Here is a guide of what to keep in mind for the health of your family and ...

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The role of treats in training

When you train your dog, there is no doubt that you will need treats to reward him for his hard work. But certain questions often arise about the treats we use while training. This article will address some of those ...

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New tricks for older dogs

Have you given up on teaching your older dog new things because you believe it all has to be done during puppyhood? Animaltalk is here to bring you good news: older dogs CAN learn new tricks. Training always involves patience ...

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Playing tug-of-war

Whether you’re stuck inside because it is cold outside, or stuck inside due to lock down from the coronavirus, here is a game that you can play with your dog to bond with him and to stay active: tug-of-war. Who ...

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