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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


Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye Old Friend Short stubby legsAn ankle biterNipping at your healsExited bouncingA noisy welcomeHappiness she feelsPulling all the wayWalking on the leadHeckles up for greetingsAlways picking fightsWith bigger dogsHopeless at new meetings Reach to pet herHand... read more

Once upon a Christmas time

‘Once upon a Christmas time, in a cold and empty house,Lay a sad and lonely puppy, watched by a tiny mouse. The mouse crept quietly up to the pup, who opened one battered eye,“what did I do that was so bad, that they left me here to die!’ The mouse... read more

Riley

RILEY I thought about you earlier todaybut I didn’t understand why. I seeyour face when I look at her andeverytime I cry. I often find my self, calling heryour name. And I wish it were youevery time we play a game. You’ve helped my through some roughtimes, Lord,... read more

Winter Life

Winter Of Life Lord, he is old and weakened,He walks where he used to run, In his youth he was always a happy dog,Now he sleeps his days away in the sun.Please make his trail mostly levelAs he travels these last few miles, Provide shade away from the heat of dayWhere... read more

He waited for his master’s voice

He waited for his master’s voice, his friendly little pat. Days had been lean for old Tom Dare, not food enough for two But old Tom whispered to his dog, “I’ll share along with you, Since Jennie went away from us, there’s been no one to care No... 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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