BEHAVIOUR & TRAVEL

The latest information and tips on how to train and socialize dogs so that they can become part of your family with ease.

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Signs of a Happy Dog – and How to Know when your Dog is Unhappy

When your precious puppy jumps excitedly to greet you or zooms around the room, rolls over on his or her back for a belly rub, or wags his or her tail eagerly, there’s little doubt that your dog is happy! These are obvious signs of a happy dog, and even though your dog cannot tell…

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Preventing Separation Anxiety Issues in Your Dog

If you’re lucky enough to be home all day with a dog, then you know what a great companion your furry friend really is, especially during stressful times. There have been many studies that illustrate the benefits of sharing your life with a canine friend, including reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure and increasing levels of…

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What to Expect as Your Dog Ages

Your dog has been a loving, loyal companion for a long time. Now, you start to notice that as your dog is aging,  he or she is not as active as before, or not quite as attentive. Perhaps he or she is sleeping a lot more lately, or having accidents in the house after years…

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Wondering How to Train and Socialise Your Dog? Think Like a Wolf.

Inside your dog is the soul of a wolf. Over 30,000 years ago nomads domesticated wolves because they needed them to protect them while they hunted. Wolves were amenable to this arrangement because they were fed in return. The socialised dogs we have today are the result of continuous breeding throughout the centuries, and the…

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Mourning the Loss
of a Pet

When the Botha family lost their beloved schnauzer Joey, they were devastated. He had grown old and also suffered a variety of debilitating illnesses. Although the family had agreed that they had done the right thing at the right time, their decision to euthanize him hit each member of the family hard. It also affected…

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What Your Dog is Trying to Tell You

Sometimes it feels like you need to be psychic in order to understand your four-legged friend. You may find yourself wondering: What does that bark mean? Does that growl mean he or she is angry or scared? What is he or she trying to tell me with that whimpering? “Dog talk” can be really confusing…

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