Dog talk

Pets are not Christmas gifts!

Buying Christmas gifts can be so much fun. But if you’re thinking of buying a puppy or a kitten as a gift for anybody, think again – no matter how special that person is. Here are eight reasons why you ...

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Before you buy a puppy…

You’re all hyped up and really love the idea of a new puppy in the house. But, be careful where you buy your puppy from and remember: Never, ever buy a puppy as a Christmas gift for somebody else, and ...

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Simon Says: The Husky – An Agility Adventure Tail

Simon the Siberian Husky speaks of his journey to the 2019 Agility World Championships in Turku, Finland. When I was very young, a nice guy who’d been visiting me came to fetch me – my new ‘hooman’ dad, Sean. He ...

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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 spend more time outside – sort of ‘bucket list’ items to do: Dog sport What: Take up a ...

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Separation anxiety in dogs

The bond between people and their dogs is one of the most beautiful relationships between two species on this planet. But that bond can also make it difficult for a dog to cope during times of separation. Many dogs destroy, ...

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Recall training

A reliable recall is one of the most important things to teach your pup, to the point where it can even save his life if you ever need to call him back to you, away from a potentially dangerous situation. ...

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WODAC Pet Expo 2019

We’re counting the days to this year’s WODAC Pet Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, from 19 to 21 July. Claimed to be Africa’s largest pet event, the organisers promised a weekend filled with everything pet related. The annual ...

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Choosing the ideal breed dog

We all have different personalities, and dogs also have character traits that make them special. To ensure that you are happy with your new furry friend and that you will be compatible, find a breed that will suit your lifestyle ...

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Prevent resource guarding video

It is a natural behaviour for dogs to be a bit possessive of their stuff. If they were still living in the wild, they would need to protect their main resource, namely food, in order to survive. Resource guarding can ...

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4 Rabies facts you should know

Rabies is caused by a virus and affects all mammals. The World Health Organisation estimates that the disease claims around 60,000 human lives annually, with close to 95% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. Rabies is found on ...

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Teach your dog to lie down video

Now that you and your puppy have mastered the sit, it’s time to teach him how to lie down on your cue. This is a basic exercise, already taught in puppy school, but it can be a bit of a ...

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Should my dog sleep indoors when it’s cold?

The temperatures are cooling down as we approach winter. While you are snuggled warmly and cozy inside, where is your dog? If you wonder whether he should be inside or outside in the cold – consider these 10 points: Consider ...

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