June 30, 2019

Dog bites: what causes dogs to bite, how to prevent being bitten, and what to do if you are bitten

Home treatment or an emergency trip to the vet or doctor? We’re here to help. Even though dogs are man’s best friends, they can behave unpredictably, […]
March 14, 2016

Dog Behaviour by Ansie Minnaar

By Ansie Minnaar Back when all dogs were wild, actions like chewing, scent-marking, barking, chasing, jumping and biting weren’t an issue. Now that dogs are part […]
May 23, 2015

Ding dong, supper’s here!

Pavlov’s theory of classical conditioning The name Pavlov is synonymous with dogs. A bell rings and the dogs salivate at the prospect of food. But do […]
March 12, 2015

Dog Training: To treat or not to treat?

You’re at the end of your tether. No amount of shouting, smacking, or punishing is getting your dog to behave in the manner you wish him […]
January 12, 2015

Spot Meet Fluffy, Fluffy Meet Spot

Introducing your new feline friend to your resident pooch, and vice versa Your cat has ruled the roost for years and suddenly a noisy, busy, larger-than-life […]
May 9, 2014

Down Boy! How to stop your dog jumping

Do you ever dread going to visit the neighbours because of their dog that always jumps up leaving muddy paw prints on your white trousers, or […]
March 10, 2014

Why does my dog dig?

Digging may be perfectly normal behaviour for your canine friend, however, this kind of behaviour may pose as troublesome for you! We know that digging can […]
January 31, 2014

Why does my dog chase its tail?

By Dr Megan Kelly Why does my dog chase its tail? We see it often, a dog thats chasing its tail incessantly never quite catching it, […]
May 2, 2013

Dogs that mount; legs, cushions, furniture…

Our pet behaviourist advises: I believe this is a problem that is often misunderstood and not corrected. Most of the time, a dog that jumps on […]
March 28, 2013

Do dogs use body language?

Can we learn what these behaviours mean in order to better understand our dogs? Dogs are very expressive animals; they will use body postures and expressions […]