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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

Lend me a pup

Lend Me a Pup I will lend to you for awhile,a pup, God said,For you to love him while he livesand mourn for him when he’s dead. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,or maybe two or threeBut will you, ’till I call him back,take care of him for me. He’ll... read more


ONLY A DOG “He left no relatives”, they said, “He didn’t have a friend Who knew about his sorry plight – was with him at the end!” And so they raked the stove fires out, and closed the old shack door, For grouchy, crusty old Tom... read more


CRAIG JAMES Craig and I spent a year in the Cancer ClinicHis only thoughts were for others and the hospice God saw that he was getting tiredand a cure was not to be,so He put his arms around himand whispered, “Come with Me.”With tearful eyes we watched... read more

Do I go home today?

My family brought me home, cradled in their arms,They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.They played with me and laughed with me,They showered me with toys,I sure do love my family,Especially the girls and boys,The children loved to feed me,They... read more


He never came to me when I would call Unless I had a tennis ball, Or he felt like it. But mostly he didn’t come at all.He would charge up the street with Mom hanging on.What a beautiful pair they were!And if it was still light and the tourists were out,They... read more

Cat Poems


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

The Last Battle

        The Last Battle If it should be that I grow frail and weakAnd pain should keep me from my sleep,Then will you do what must be done,For this — the last battle — can’t be won.You will be sad I understand,But don’t let grief then stay your... read more

A Cat Named Joe

A Cat Named Joe There’s a cat named Joe and you wouldn’t want to knowBut he thinks he’d like to be a HippopotamusAnd it sounds very strange, and he really wants to changeAnd in that way he’s just like a lot of us Oh, it wouldn’t be so bad... read more


Cats There’s a cat sitting on my footMy leg is feeling numbI really should be nastyAnd kick it up the bum But, it’s so cute, I have no choiceI just have to let it sleepSo, I’m momentary paralysedAnd lost the use of both my feet And now the other... read more

The Yule Cat

The Yule Cat The oldest written sources on the Yule Cat are from the Nineteenth Century. These refer to the fact that those who do not get a new item of clothing for Yule are destined to become offerings for the Yule Cat. It may sound strange that the deprived ones... read more
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