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Yes, You Can Socialise Your Baby Puppy

Yes, You Can Socialise Your Baby Puppy

I want to get the message out there that you can socialise your puppy before they have completed their course of vaccinations, in fact you must socialise your puppy as soon as you bring him home. Too many people are keeping their puppies completely shut off from the outside world because they are receiving incomplete [...]

November 5, 2014 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Latest News, Training

Fetch

Fetch

Fetch is all about drive, your dog must be driven to perform a number of smaller skills which make up fetch. The basic skills that make up fetch are, chase, hold, bring and give. In oder for fetch to be successful your dog needs to be driven to perform all of these skills one after [...]

December 17, 2013 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Front Door Safety

Front Door Safety

Our front doors are usually the last barrier to the outside world, a world where there are cars, people, birds, cats, smells to explore and other dogs, all of these things being very tempting for a dog who is inside looking out. Teaching your dog to control their impulse of wanting to bolt as soon [...]

December 9, 2013 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Trimming Your Pet’s Nails

Trimming Your Pet’s Nails

Part of your routine pet home care should involve taking a look at your pet’s nails. For most young animals this will be a routine glance over to check they are not too long and there are no cracks. Overgrown nails are more prone to getting torn or can curl back into the pad. Most [...]

July 16, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics, Training

Sniffing out your pets problems

Sniffing out your pets problems

Our sense of smell is an important yet under used diagnostic tool to detect health problems in our pets. As a vet, I often find myself sniffing cats mouths and taking a whiff of dogs ears. The aromas are not always pleasant but I sniff to make better diagnostic and treatment decisions for your pet. [...]

July 2, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Safe Cat Toys

Safe Cat Toys

Cats are playful and inquisitive creatures. Every cat should be encouraged to play. It helps to keep them fit and active and prevents boredom. Like sudoko for older people, play can even reduce the progression of feline dementia in senior cats! However, some toys can be quite dangerous. I have recently been reminded about the [...]

June 17, 2013 DrAish Behaviour, Cat, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

How many cats are too many cats?

How many cats are too many cats?

I love cats. I love their companionship, their quirky personalities and that they are constantly bossing me around. If I could I would be a cat hoarder, taking in all those abandoned strays that end up in shelters. There is nothing more adorable than having multiple cats that get along well. They play together, explore [...]

May 29, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dr Aish, Experts, Hot Topics

Adopting an Older Dog

Adopting an Older Dog

If you do not want to purchase a puppy through a registered breeder rescue organisations should be your only other option. Never purchase your puppy from a pet shop, or an unregistered breeder, you will only perpetuate the puppy mill industry. The first step is to choose a rescue organisation. You can either visit your [...]

April 30, 2013 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Traveling with your Dog

Traveling with your Dog

If you are like me and want to take your dog on holidays with you, there are some things that may make it smoother for you and your family. Skills that will help with taking your dog away with you are a good recall, heeling and focus work. These three exercises will get you out [...]

December 18, 2012 Katarina Dog, Hot Topics, Katarina

Dominance Theory and Dog Training

Dominance Theory and Dog Training

The dominance theory of dog training arose out of research conducted on captive wolves before the 1970’s. It asserts that your dogs behaviour comes from their preoccupation with achieving alpha status in the home. However, now because of new research, the trend is moving away from the dominance theory of dog training. In the past, [...]

December 7, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training