Dog talk

Requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes

What are the minimum requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes? 1. In-depth knowledge of the puppy development calendar and the ‘critical stages’ of canine development. 2. In-depth knowledge of breeds, and their particular characteristics, development, motivation, original purpose and ...

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10 Things dogs do really well

Dogs have been living in close proximity to people for 15,000 years and during this time they have channelled their natural talents to develop some really amazing skills. Most of us are aware that dogs are intelligent beings with superior ...

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Q & A: Why does your dog eat soil?

Q. Why does your dog eat soil? A. There are several possibilities why a dog would suddenly start to eat soil. One is that the soil eating is due to a deficiency of a mineral substance in his diet. Any diet that ...

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Vet Talk- Your Questions Answered

When food makes Fido sick Q.  Can dogs suffer from food poisoning? A.  Yes, very definitely, although with modern commercially prepared foods this is infrequent. In the case of super-premium diets the food is prepared in conditions which are equivalent ...

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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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