Archive for November, 2012


Classroom dog triggers better learning

  Kids pet Jersey the dog during a class at The Outdoor Campus. / Melissa Sue Gerrits / Argus Leader  A Patrick Henry Middle School student is learning about leaves. But as a pointer-retriever mix named Jersey walks by, the girl reaches out her hand and affectionately strokes one of the dog’s soft black ears. […]

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PDSA wishlist

For all three areas (Cape Town, George and Soweto): Road map books – four for each area: Cape Town, George and Johannesburg Gift vouchers to treat staff on their birthdays Various veterinary reference books for companion animals Outside Window Shutters for our theatres Maintenance and fuel for our mobile clinics Jumbo rolls of paper Self-wringing […]

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Keys to creating safe interaction between kids, dogs

Animal behaviorist helps parents avoid problems Safe interaction between kids, dogs PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – In August 2011, Veronica Owen introduced her first born to her first baby — daughter Rachel came home and met the family dog Romy. Doggie and daughter have become fast friends, but as Rachel begins to grown, Owen herself has […]

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Paralyzed dogs regain use of limbs with help of nose cells

Paralyzed dogs have regained the ability to use their limbs in a new study, providing hope for people with spinal injuries. After scientists injected paralyzed dogs at their injury sites with so-called olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) taken from the linings of their noses, some were eventually able to walk. All the animals in the study […]

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‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan stays fit as leader of pack

Cesar Millan runs outdoors with his dogs and works out with weights at the gym to stay in alpha mode for his work as the ‘Dog Whisperer.’ Cesar Millan with his English bulldog George at Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) By James Fell November 24, 2012   […]

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Holiday Season Classes

All obedience and Agility Courses end 8 December.  Puppy classes will continue right through the holiday season. Our dog shop will also remain open on Saturday afternoons offering treats, chews and training equipment.

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Illegal Greyhound races ‘net millions’

Johannesburg – Underground Greyhound racing is on the up in the Eastern and Southern Cape, it was reported on Friday. The Weekend Post, in the Eastern Cape, reported that dogs, which were frequently abused and starved, were taken in minibus taxis to farms where they were used to hunt down vulnerable or endangered wildlife. The […]

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Elmar Blank has passed away

I am very sad to announce that a stalwart in the obedience and dog jumping world, Elmar Blank has passed away. A memorial service will be held on Friday 23rd November at the German StadtMission, 3a Davenport Street, Tamboerskloof at 3pm. Our thoughts are with Heidi and family.

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Woman Mauled by Recently Adopted Dog

A 44-year-old Illinois firefighter was killed this week after a family dog that she had recently adopted suddenly attacked her at her home. Dawn Brown, a full-time firefighter for the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and a part-time paramedic for the Big Rock Fire Protection District, was mauled Monday by a mastiff that she had just welcomed […]

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Grass Seed Alert

  It’s grass seed season – be warned, these torpedo shaped seeds can pierce your dog’s skin and travel through the  body. Check your dog’s paws after a walk – the seeds often enter between the pads.    

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