Dog talk

  • Spend more time with your dog

    You love your dog and would like to spend more time with him, so here are a few ideas on how to spen...

  • 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 ...

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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20 safety and etiquette tips for dog walking

Stepping out of your everyday routine and taking the dog for a walk is enjoyable for both the dog and for you. There are beaches and parks in South Africa that allow dogs, so be sure to check for signage ...

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5 tips for being a better pet parent

We all want to give our pets the best, and you too can go from being a good parent to a great one with these tips, courtesy of the South African Pet Food Industry Association. 1. Implement a routine Animals ...

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Tips for pets afraid of thunder

You hear the crack of thunder in the distance and you cringe, knowing what follows next – a dog who is so afraid of the thunder that you struggle to keep him under control. But it doesn’t have to be ...

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Prevent your pet from suffering from heatstroke

Our pets can suffer from heat just as much as we can in the hot summer months; some dog breeds even more than others. It is our responsibility to ensure that our pets are not exposed to the elements that ...

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7 Ways to enrich your dog’s life

Yes, dogs can become bored, and that is usually when behaviour problems can occur. Just like children, dogs need environmental enrichment to stimulate their minds and occupy their time. Although this might sound complicated, it actually just means that you ...

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