Tag Archives: dog

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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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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Disaster! My dog is a digger!

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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Keep it cool!

Parts of South Africa are experiencing a particularly hot summer, with the mercury expected to keep rising. This is as uncomfortable for our pets as it is for us! Animaltalk brings you tips for keeping your animals safe during the ...

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Guide-Dog Annual Golf Day

This year on the 23rd of October the Durban Guide-Dog Annual Golf Day held at Umdoni Club managed to raise R9000 odd from the wonderful Hole and Tee Sponsorships, entries money, raffle and cash donations which helps greatly towards training ...

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Loud noises that scare pets

Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. In most cases, when an animal is exposed repeatedly to a noise without anything ‘bad’ happening (painful or fearful experience), the ...

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The acral lick

There are many reasons that may cause a dog to lick a certain area more than normal. The constant licking can result in a sore which doesn’t heal – this is called an acral lick granuloma. It is very important ...

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