Archive for February, 2012


Pet custody cases increasing

LOS ANGELES – They still fight like cats and dogs in divorce court. But more and more they are fighting about cats and dogs. Steven May, left, holding his dog, Winnie, sitting with his attorney, David Pisarra, holding his dog, Dudley. In a 2006 survey by the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a quarter […]

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New Courses

We have almost finished with our planning for our new courses. As from the end of the term (Easter) our new courses will start running. The actual start dates, fees and course content will be announced in the next two weeks. In addition to Puppy classes and agility our courses will be: Beginner’s Obedience Intermediate Obedience (equal […]

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Best in show at Westminster dog show

Best in show, that most coveted of all honors at the famed Westminster dog show, went to … how should we describe it? A fallen cloud? A hair ball? A pug stuck inside a pom pom? Let’s just call it what it is: a Pekingese named Malachy. The 4-year-old champion at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog […]

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Wonder Dog

By MELISSA FAY GREENE Published: February 2, 2012   In May 1999, Donnie Kanter Winokur, 43, a writer and multimedia producer, and her husband, Rabbi Harvey Winokur, 49, beheld the son of their dreams, the child infertility denied them. Andrey, a pale dark-eyed 1-year-old in a cotton onesie, held in a standing position by a […]

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Anchor recovering from dog bite during broadcast

  Kyle Dyer (Right) was bitten shortly after petting Max, an Argentine mastiff who was rescued from an icy river in Dever, Colo. (KUSA-TV) DENVER – A television anchor who was bitten in the face by an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff during a live broadcast was released from a hospital on Thursday.  Kyle Dyer of KUSA-TV was […]

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With a few rules, dogs and offices can mix well

No one at the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy enjoys going to meetings more than Annie. Once, she was even disciplined for attending a meeting to which she was not invited. Mary Altaffer, AP In this photo, Sally, a 4-year old beagle sits on Jamie Silverman’s lap as she works with Jared Shechtman at […]

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Obedience Shake – Up

We will be restructuring our entire obedience side to better accommodate the changing needs of our members. After the Easter weekend, our current obedience programme will fall away to be replaced by new courses. The duration of each course will most likely be similar to a school term i.e. 8 – 10 weeks. (Don’t panic if […]

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Appeals for charity

  Animal Rescue Organisation We are in urgent need of collars for animals that are admitted to the hospital, very often they arrive with ropes or wire as make shift collars – please help us to help them and donate a collar today. For further information contact 021 396 5511 or jessica@animalrescue.org.za  Thank you so […]

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Exercise is key to having a calm dog

Canine bodies are designed to keep moving   By Joan Klucha, Special to North Shore News February 5, 2012 10:03 AM     WHENEVER I talk about the importance of exercising a dog I always feel like it is a redundant conversation. I mean, who doesn’t know that providing exercise for your dog is one […]

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Pets need pack leader

  Cesar Millan, the self-proclaimed “Dog Whisperer” of reality-TV fame, has a bone to pick with American dog owners. People who insist on treating dogs like spoiled children don’t do their pets — or themselves — any favors, according to the star of Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan. The show, which premiered in 2004 on […]

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Puppies sold via Internet Websites – KUSA

Beware of fraudulent scams and indiscriminate puppy farmers  The sale of puppies advertised on internet websites, has increased dramatically over the recent past. The relative anonymity that certain websites offer, is unfortunately being exploited by opportunists,  who use these websites to dupe the public into paying money into a bank account for puppies that are […]

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Rottweiler that mauled toddler put down

The Rottweiler that attacked a two-year-old girl on a Clifton beach last month has been put down. Neil Arendse, the city’s law enforcement spokesman, said the dog “D” was put down at a private vet chosen by its owner, James Lech, at 3pm on Wednesday. Lech runs a dog training and rehabilitation centre in Camps […]

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Dog to be put down after mauling toddler – owner

THE owner of the dog that mauled a two-year-old girl on Clifton beach last month has decided to have the animal “privately euthanased” rather than city officials having to put the dog down. “I can state… that I am labouring under severe personal anguish. I understand the pain of the little girl, her family and […]

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