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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 dogs ability to detect mulitple odors. One agency is actually mixing... 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

CAT AND CHRISTMAS

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


Treat me Kindly

TREAT ME KINDLY Treat me kindly, my beloved friend,For no heart in all the world is morerateful for kindness than the lovingheart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick,For though I should lick your handbetween blows, your patience and understanding will more... read more

A Dogs Soul

A Dogs Soul Every dog must have a soulSomewhere deep insideWhere all his hurts and grievancesAre buried with his pride. Where he decides the good and bad,The wrong way from the right,And where his judgement carefullyIs hidden from our sight. A dog must have a secret... read more

We have a secret

WE HAVE A SECRET We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know, For who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow? And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed And feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head? And only I walk woodland... read more

Walking the dog is fun to me

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

The Christmas Pup

THE CHRISTMAS PUP It was the night before Christmas, and in the farmers old shed,All the animals were gathered around old sheepdog Ned.“Please tell us a story” bleated the small flock of sheep,Who were desperately trying to not fall asleep. Old Ned looked at his... read more

Cat Poems


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

What Cats do for us

What cats do for us Warm our laps…Give us someone to talk to…Help reduce high blood pressure…Create a “kindred” feeling with other cat people…Turn common household objects into cat toys…Make us more aware of birds…Donate... read more

I’m only a cat

I’m only a cat,and I stay in my place…Up there on your chair,on your bed or your face! I’m only a cat,and I don’t finick much…I’m happy with creamand anchovies and such! I’m only a cat,and we’ll get along fine…As... read more

Training your human

Training Your Human Training your human is a thankless task.“Why bother with it?”, some kittens may ask.The fate of the world is the issue at hand,as felines worldwide stake a claim for their land.Make no bones about it, we cats own the joint.We spray in... read more

Cat

The CatI love my mom and all that,Then one day she brought home the cat.Around her he purrs, he’s as sweet as can be,But when she’s not in sight he just hisses at me.I have tried to tell my mom that…She’s been fooled by this mean nasty cat.But... read more
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