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The Sit & Stay

This is an exercise that can only be correctly taught if each stage is perfected before continuing on to the next stage. The training for this exercise should be started indoors, the dog on the lead and no distractions. Initially the handler should be kneeling on the... read more

Drug Detection

I have recently heard some interesting news from Police K9 that I thought readers might like to know about. Scent Pictures: Several Police Dog handlers on the Police-K9 list have been discussing the dog’s ability to detect multiple odors. One agency is actually... read more

Doggy Odor

If your dog has doggy odor there could be many causes. There are many solutions.Doggy odor can be caused by the dog rolling in decomposing organic material. It’s a favourite fragrance of most dogs, and is usually cured by a good bath.Doggy odor might be due to... read more

Christmas Time

Every year comes the message ‘A Dog Is Not For Christmas, its for life’ A living puppy should not be thought of in the same category as a Christmas toy. A puppy that makes it first appearance, as a gift under the Christmas tree is more likely to be thought... read more

Feeding instructions

All pet foods are required to provide feeding directions on the label. The regulations suggest that the simple instructions showing the amount to feed in cups or weight to a given size of dog is provided conspicuously on every package of food. Unfortunately feeding... read more

Cat Articles

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid. If your pet is given a... read more


Christmas is a stressful time for most cats, except for the very laid back ones. Strangers coming into the home, small children, loud noises from guests, and TVs, unusual smells from Christmas trees and holly and miseltoe, unusual food etc. If you have a nervous cat,... read more

SO can cats really always land on their feet?

SO can cats really always land on their feet? Well, it is true they do have a ‘righting reflex’ that operates when they fall.First, the brain commands the head and neck muscles to put the head ‘square’ with the ground.Then the rest of the body aligns itself... read more

How to clean Cat URINE or FAECES

HOW TO CLEAN UP CAT URINE OR FAECES If you don’t clean it up thoroughly, the cat is likely to go again in the same spot. Smell prompts re-use.  Clean up when your cat is not in the room. It may otherwise think its marks gets your attention! Consider redecorating... read more

A Cats last Will and Testament

A CAT’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

Dog Poems

Sad dog poem *reallyreallysad, actualy had me in tears*

Sad dog poem *reallyreallysad, actualy had me in tears* When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever... read more

Dad said, The dog wants a walk.

Walking the Dog Seems Like Fun To Me By Roger Stevens Dad said, The dog wants a walk. Mum said to Dad, It’s your turn Dad said, I always walk the dog. Mum said, Well I walked her this morning Dad said, She’s your dog – I didn’t want a dog in... read more

Thomas o’ Malley

Thomas o’ Malley Thomas o’ Malley is a ginger tabbywith sleek body that’s not flabbyHe was somehow, by persons unknown,discarded, but with us found a home.He has lazy green eyes and pink nosealways sitting in comfortable pose. Thomas is not just an... read more

The Stray’s Prayer

The Stray’s Prayer – Author Unknown – Dear God, please send me somebody who’ll care!I’m tired of running, I’m sick with despair.My body is aching, it’s so racked with pain,and dear God I pray, as I run in the rain. That... read more

I Stood Beside Your Bed Last Night

I Stood Beside Your Bed Last Night I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly, as you brushed away a tear.“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well,... read more

Cat Poems

From a cat……..

From a cat…….. When humans die, they make a willTo leave their homes, and all theyHave to those they love.I too would make a will, if I could write.To some poor, wistful, lonely strayI’d leave my happy home,My dish, my cozy bed, my cushioned chair,... read more

This Old Cat

This Old Cat I’m getting on in years,My coat is turning gray.My eyes have lost their luster,My hearing’s just okay.I spend my day dreamingOf conquests in my past,Lying near a sunny windowWaiting for its warm repast. I remember our first visit,I was coming... read more

Pooey on Dogs

Phooey on DogsI think that I shall never seeA dog as he’s supposed to be;A dog who since he was a pupHas learned when he should just shut up. I’m tired of hearing dogs just yapAnd wake me when I take a nap.Those boisterous creatures bark and growl,Bay at... read more

My Cat Friends

My Cat Friends My home is where my feet touchMy bed is what’s under me when I’m sleepyMy food is anything that tastes good.My friends are whom I choose. The night is my safety, the day is my warmth.I’m proud but not vain. Simple things delight me. I... read more

A Lonely Cat

A Lonely Cat I wish someone would tell me what is it that I’ve done wrong.Why do I have to stay outside in the rain and be left alone so long?They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a kitten.There were so many things we’d do while I was growing... read more
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