Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Stopping a dog from jumping up

A DOG jumping up at a visitor is the worst possible introduction anybody can have to your home and your dog. Indeed, for those who do not even like dogs, it could be the end of a beautiful friendship and visits from them! Somebody wrote to me: “I have been…

Puppies bought from the Internet

MORE people are buying pups online and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from such outlets, which are often used by puppy farmers, require long-term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months. Research carried out by the UK Kennel Club found that one in three people may have…

The German Shepherd

THE German Shepherd is one of the world’s most popular companion and community service dogs. The origins of this lovable breed came from various sheepdogs found in Germany during the last century. In the second half of the 19th century, dog breed fanciers began to fix the type of sheepdog…

Poodles linger longer

MINIATURE poodles are the longest living dogs in Britain - surviving for an average of 14.8 years, says a survey. Miniature dachshunds are next (14.4 years), then whippets (14.3 years). Beagles, Bedlingtons, Cairn Terriers, Border Collies, Mongrels, Greyhounds, Jack Russells, Pekinese and Shetland sheepdogs average 13-plus years. Did you know…

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Introducing a new puppy to cats

Should you ask your cat to live with a dog? If you have cats that are not used to dogs, you should think carefully before doing this. If you must, then make sure it is a puppy as young as possible. Chasing breeds like greyhounds or hounds, or terrier breeds,…

Euro Weekly News funny pet photo competition winner

THE 2016 Euro Weekly News and HouseSitMatch funny pet photo competition winner is Berron Marca for her submission ‘Valentina reads.’ As many of you who have been following this and David the Dogman’s column for a while now will know we get to know and love many of the pets…

Things to avoid when training your puppy

PEOPLE embarking on their first puppy rearing experience must realise patience is vital to successful dog training. Babies and puppies have a lot in common. You can’t expect an infant child to learn everything overnight. Thus, you have to realise that puppy rearing can also be a time-consuming challenge. However,…

Housebreaking tips for new puppies

PUPPIES are adorable but require a lot of attention so here are some tips to help with housebreaking your puppy. Feed your puppy a superior brand of dry puppy food. Don’t give him scraps or change brands and avoid tinned food as it loosens stools making housebreaking more difficult. An…

Dixie the rabbit hunter

THE thing about Dachshunds is that they were bred for chasing small creatures down holes, mainly for badgers and miniature Dachshunds for smaller creatures like rabbits. They are hunters. Dixie is a small Dachshund and pretty typical in that she simply cannot resist a burrow and any creature she spies…

Why do cats...

WHY do cats go to the one person in the room who doesn’t like cats? When a cat enters a room full of people who are staring at him, he becomes very uncomfortable. Then he notices that one person is totally ignoring him, the person who dislikes cats for whatever…

Doberman Lexi acts the big defender

AS Dobermans go, Lexi is pretty relaxed. She is good natured and very gentle, even with people she hasn’t met before. However, she is also a well-trained guard dog and on the right command can act the big defender without hesitation. Because of her sweet underlying nature her owner Jacqui…

Rescue dogs

FOR years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives. Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new meaning to someone who is living alone or far from loved ones. Pets can help elderly people…
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