Dog talk

My dog barks incessantly for no apparent reason.

BARKING BLUES. My dog barks incessantly for no apparent reason (whether I’m at home or not). How can I discourage this? If your dog was only barking when you were not at home then separation anxiety could have been a ...

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What could be wrong if your dog won’t eat?

Refusing Food Your dog may go off his food for a number of different reasons. It may be a physical reason – he may be sick, in pain, have an infection, parasites, a gastric upset – or it may be ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – get to know the agility winners!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! 3rd place: small Nadine Shortland and Q Name of dog and handler Q and Nadine ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – behind the scenes with the agility champs!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! Winner: small Gail Killian with Kimberley Kimberley and Gail Killian Dog’s breed and age Shetland ...

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Your dog, your wingman

Meeting people is not easy. Whether you are looking for love, or just some new friends, it can be terribly awkward in today’s life where we often rely on social media for human interaction or to approach people. But if ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet our agility winners!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! 3rd place, medium: Liesl Plekker with Nikki Name of dog and handler Gypsy vom Schloss Feengrund ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility champs!

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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Part 44 – Last goodbye

Once a Guide or Service dog has been matched with their new owner, they spend the first few weeks together getting to know each other and building that special bond. During that time they work together with the GDA Trainers ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: meet SA’s agility stars

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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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 Awards: Meet the agility champs!

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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