Dog talk

Living with your dog

You and your family have spent a considerable amount of energy and time finding the right puppy for your lifestyle. He has now become a precious member of the family and counts on you for his emotional well-being as well ...

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Dog jumps in front of bus to save owner

A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus in the state of New York to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said ...

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Part 5 – Reunion!!

I’d been home for about a week when one morning Mom said she had a surprise for me. She loaded me into the car and off we went. When we arrived I saw that we were back at GDA – ...

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Part 4 – My new home

So my new home is pretty cool! I sleep in the bedroom with Mom, Dad, Anja and Emily. We all have our own beds but we swop whenever we want. And I like cuddling! I always try to lie against ...

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The Beagle

One of South Africa’s most popular dog breeds, the Beagle has a face few can resist. Apart from being great family dogs, they are adaptable and gentle of nature, yet playful and cheerful. In England the Beagle’s ancestry can be ...

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Dog body language

We often hear about children and people being bitten by dogs. Avoiding these kinds of situations starts with understanding body language. No matter how well a dog is socialised, he can still bite if he feels threatened. It’s important to ...

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Part 3 – Going home!

The day started like any other. We woke up, played, had a nap, played, ate breakfast, had another nap, and played some more. Then they came to fetch us! There were about five families and they took us all into ...

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Bathing tips for washing your dog

It can be a tricky business bathing a dog, especially if it is for the first time. Most owners end up with a flooded bathroom and are invariably more wet than the dog! AnimalTalk brings you some bathing tips. The ...

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Agility team qualifies to represent SA in Italy

Team members from left to right: Jason van der Nest with Jag (Large Individual) Noelene Pretorius with Codie (Large Individual and Team) Carolyn Chelchinskey with Bernie and Zoe (Medium Team) Gail Killain with Tyla (Medium Individual and Team) and Kimberley ...

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