Tag Archives: dog behaviour

Q & A: Scooting dog

Q: My dog is scooting inside the house and outside in the garden. What could be wrong, and what can I do? A: Immediately take your dog to the vet, as it can potentially be serious. Some dogs may empty ...

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Dealing with your dog digging in your garden

Have you ever arrived home from work, only to doubt whether you came home to the correct address? Your usually well-cared-for garden has had a make-over, and not the good kind. Next thing Fluffy enthusiastically comes to greet you – ...

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Pregnant with animals – what to do

Many pet owners today refer to their animals as their children, but sometimes this picture changes when a human child gets added to the family. The arrival of a baby drastically changes the family dynamics, and this can definitely affect ...

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24 tips to prepare your dog to handle loud noises

Although there is not much we can do about certain sudden loud noises, like lightning during a thunderstorm, there are ways to prepare our dogs from an early age to cope in these situations. Unfortunately, some dogs will always struggle ...

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Know your dog for a stronger bond

Often in human relationships, you can get to know someone so well that you understand them, know their likes and dislikes, and on a deeper level can pick up on their moods without conversation. Spending quality time with your dog ...

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7 things your dog wants you to know

Your dog receives so much love and attention from you, and he enjoys your company. In return, he gives you loyalty and unconditional love. But there are a few things your dog wants you to know. So, let’s hear what ...

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20 safety and etiquette tips for dog walking

Stepping out of your everyday routine and taking the dog for a walk is enjoyable for both the dog and for you. There are beaches and parks in South Africa that allow dogs, so be sure to check for signage ...

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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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Digging – Part 1

Why do dogs dig? Confinement stress and lack of mental and physical stimulation Dogs who are confined to a yard, rarely taken off the premises, and provided with little or inadequate mental stimulation, are far more likely to dig and ...

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