Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Studies show kids benefit from pets

RECENT studies support the idea that a pet can be more than just a furry friend to young children. They can teach a child responsibility, confidence and empathy, as well as being very therapeutic. The bond between the two can grow to be incredibly strong, providing friendship and combating depression…

House soiling cure part two

The problem JUST like a human infant, for the first part of his short life, your dog had no control of his functions. Then, when control started, he learned that it was ok to go anywhere except in his bed. That is his world now. As far as he knows,…

House soiling cure: Part One

IF you follow this programme you will have a happy, reliable pet in three days. That’s right, THREE DAYS. I know you think that’s impossible or will take a miracle, but I promise you it’s true. Housetraining is easy but only if you do it the right way. The wrong…

Rise of the social media pets

Nowadays, it is virtually impossible to scroll through your social media feeds without someone posting a picture of their pet. In fact, many people confess that they post more about their animals than their own family members. These owners are the ´pawpurrazzi´ for their beloved pets, with more and more…

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Fight that smell!

YOU may not realise, but if you own a cat then your home probably smells like it. Unfortunately it can be difficult for us to discern smells when we live in the same environment. When it comes to life with a cat, it can be smelly, but it doesn’t have…

Group heirarchy

I had a call from a gentleman that informed me he had put his Doberman to sleep due to illness, the dog was 12 years old. Of course he was devastated. They have another four dogs. A few nights later they were in bed when they heard terrible fighting going…

Dog judge slammed over no frills request

THE dog grooming world is up in arms over a ban on bows for shih tzus at Crufts dog show. An experienced judge of the breed, Pat Maule, took to a Facebook group to ask those intending to show their dogs to use: “plain elastic band holding the topknot only…

Spain's Parliament bans tail docking

PARLIAMENT has passed approval of an amendment to a proposed loophole in Spain’s adherence to the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals which would have allowed tail docking to continue. Approved in Strasbourg in 1987, the convention guarantees a basic animal welfare legislation for its member states and,…

Scratching and licking

DOGS that ritualistically scratch and lick could well be indicating that there is an allergic reaction to the food they are eating, or to an ingredient in the food. If the body defence mechanisms are in action, this will in turn trigger off cells, which release histamine into the body.…

Understanding your dog

Many times in a week I am informed that a dog only understands German, French, Spanish, English etc. I find that many owners and some trainers have a misguided perception of what a dog really is and entertain false expectations of their pet. Most think their pet is a small…

Scrut is a character who is loved by all

OUR friend Scrut, the little terrier, lives between the UK and Spain. His owners sometimes take him back to Blighty, though usually when they are visiting friends in the UK they use housesitters to keep him at their new home in Malaga. As you can probably tell from this photo,…

Agility training is playful fun

THE idea of Agility was born in 1977 when Crufts Dog Show needed something to fill up spare time in the main arena. The main factors to be kept in mind were that it should be fun, without being dangerous and should amuse spectators so they built the equipment. So…

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