Tag Archives: behaviour

What puppy school is all about

Puppy classes are more than just teaching your dog a few tricks. Both of you will learn so much about each other, how to communicate and understand each other, and what to expect of each other. This will also help ...

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Is pet punishment a solution at all?

While it is human nature to discipline or punish somebody for what they have done wrong, we should understand that pets are not people. They don’t comprehend things on the level we do, and they don’t understand the difference between ...

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Basic body language your cat uses to communicate with you

From the flick of a tail to a look that could kill – there are basic gestures that cats use to communicate with us. While dogs try to please us with every action they take, cats can’t give a dime ...

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Q & A: Chewing rocks

Q: My dog chews rocks that he finds in the garden. Is there a reason why I should be worried? A: Yes, you should be worried, as this a very dangerous habit that can potentially lead to the death of ...

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When dogs bite… What to do

Every so often we hear it on the news. A child has been seriously injured after being bitten by a dog. This is often followed by outrage and a lot of debate. Why did it happen? Who is to blame? ...

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Q & A: Jumping up on guests

Q: What is the correct way to stop my dog’s jumping behaviour? A: This is a very common problem that many people experience. This behaviour is quickly re-enforced in puppyhood when everyone thinks it’s so cute when the puppy runs ...

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Is your cat stressed?

Stress is a nasty thing to deal with, and sadly even out cats can be affected by it. Your cat isn’t able to tell you what is bothering her, and they are masters at hiding their feelings! Here are a ...

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4 ways your dog shows love

There are many ways we show our dogs how much we love them. We provide them with the best food we can, a comfy place to sleep and we help when they are hurt or ill. But how do we ...

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Q & A: Food fight

Q: What to do if our older dog takes away our puppy’s treats? A: For dogs food is a ‘primary resource’, which means that food is really important. The ‘better’ the food tastes to the dog, the ‘higher value’ it ...

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Introducing a new kitten

Bringing home a new kitten is so exciting, and everybody can’t wait for the new arrival. All sorts of plans are made, information about the cat’s diet and behaviour is researched, sleeping patterns are adjusted and toys are all waiting ...

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