Dog Articles

The Secrets of Successful Dog Training

Whether training a new puppy or solving simple behaviour problems, the central tenet is the same – reward your dog for getting things right! By adopting a reward-orientated training program, it is not necessary to punish your dog at all.

The Importance of Desexing Dogs

Do your dog a favour! Desexed dogs live longer and healthier lives.

Solving Coprophagia or Faeces-Eating Behaviour In Dogs

It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?

Guidelines For New Puppy Owners

Once your puppy is in his new home, there is a fairly busy time ahead as he gets his health and nutritional needs attended to, and learns proper behaviour.

Better be Better Behaved Pooch

When a pet's behaviour goes astray, the results affect the whole family. There are solutions to most of the annoying behaviours that are troubling you and your pet. Usually the solutions flow when the following four questions are answered.

Ice Breakers

Winter is on the way, folks! The cold and clammy fingers of winter have started to slide under your pets' collars so here are ten cool tips to warm your pets.

Getting Good Behaviour From Dogs

Are you having trouble getting your dog to do what you want? By following a few simple strategies, your dog will soon be a canine Einstein.

Seizures or convulsions in dogs can be a frightening thing, for both you and your dog. Here are some of the signs to look for as well as the possible causes.

Luxating Patellas (Kneecaps) In Pets

A luxated patella is where the kneecap slips out of its normal position in the knee joint. Some pets are prone to a patellar luxation because they have a shallow groove, or no groove at all, where the kneecap normally sits.

Chronic Renal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Chronic renal disease (CRD) is a common condition that can affect all breeds of dogs and cats. The mean age at diagnosis is about 7 years in dogs and 9 years in cats.

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