Tag Archives: dogs

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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Walking your dog – 7 things you need to know

Some of us consider December the best time of the year – it’s summer, we get to take a break from work and the outdoors is calling! And best of all, we can enjoy all of this with our dogs. ...

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Depressed? Pets can bring your smile back

  There is nothing like coming home to our pets when we have had a bad day. No matter how grumpy we are, there is always that wagging tail or soft purr waiting on the other side of the door. ...

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Singer/actor Stefan Ludik – a man who loves his dogs

Stefan Ludik affectionately fondles his canines’ ears when talking about the three dogs sharing his heart and house. He has been on our screens for a few years now, first representing his home country, Namibia, in Big Brother Africa, after ...

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Should dogs sleep outside?

Where does your dog sleep? It is really a personal choice – some of us enjoy having them cuddled up in bed with us, others feel that their dogs should sleep outside. No matter where your dog sleeps, it is ...

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