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  1. Positive reinforcement key to dogs and domestic bliss

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Many people are starting the year with a new addition to the family: a dog or puppy. And, as these furry four-legged companions bring joy to the household, they require effort and training to be your perfect pet. Dog trainers Rosemarie Tang (www.petbehaviourhk.-com/follow-up.html) and Welshman Mark Peters (www.wishyouwereherehk.com) share their top canine tips. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989561/positive-reinforcement-key-dogs-and-domestic-bliss
  2. House training is easy, but it can take time

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy House training a new dog is a top priority. Whether it's a playful puppy or an adult, it requires time, energy and discipline. Trainer and animal behaviour therapist Rosemarie Tang, at the Animal Behaviour Veterinary Practice, provides some tips on training your dog to relieve itself at the right time and place. 'House training is very easy, but it's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996540/house-training-easy-it-can-take-time
  3. 'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Dog owners who decide to breed their pets and sell the puppies to shops have been warned that they will no longer fall outside animal trading laws under a new ... dogs is not subjected to control. To plug the loophole, it is proposed that pet owners who have up to four mother dogs and who want to sell their offspring to shops should get a 'private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990535/hobby-breeders-may-face-tighter-puppy-sale-laws
  4. Preparing for new leash on life

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of getting lost. But Fu hopes her world will grow bigger again after flying to New York last Saturday for training with a guide dog. She and another blind Hongkonger will return later this month with the first two fully trained guide dogs Hong Kong has had in 36 years. 'I will be able to walk faster and go places without volunteers' help, with the guide dog,' Fu, who works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006093/preparing-new-leash-life
  5. Be alert to the signs of heatstroke

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pete Spurrier Heatstroke in dogs is especially common in the summer months, although it can occur at any time, as Hong Kong's temperature rarely drops too low. 'Dogs do not sweat ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 'If a dog cannot effectively release heat, the internal body temperature rises and results in damage to cells and organs- the heart, brain, lungs and kidneys. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003500/be-alert-signs-heatstroke
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... ratio and co-ordination have a favourable influence on life expectancy.   Dogs know their business  A new study has found that dogs can sniff out Clostridium difficile, the infective agent that is responsible for many of the dreaded "hospital acquired infections". The findings, published on the British Medical Journal website bmj.com support previous studies of dogs detecting various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1107097/health-bites
  7. Making sense of the bizarre world of canines

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of canines' most puzzling behaviour. MAKING ITS MARK When it's time to go for 'number 2', have you noticed that many dogs turn in a circle before crouching down? Stanley explains: 'It's a behaviour to mark their territory. They are selecting the best spot to leave a marker for other dogs.' Another explanation for the circling harks back to their days in the wild. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999500/making-sense-bizarre-world-canines
  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Pooch pleasure palace a big hit with Brazilians

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    ... The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil Love motel for man's best friend betrays a nation's rising affluence A cool place for dogs in heat Heart-shaped ceiling mirror: ... or the American Wild West. But Belo Horizonte's newest love motel stands apart from the crowd in one crucial aspect. It is for dogs. Animalle Mundo Pet, an eight-story enterprise in an upscale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080985/pooch-pleasure-palace-big-hit-brazilians
  9. Pick a dog breed that is suitable for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy If you are thinking about getting a dog, but have never owned one before, what should you get? A big dog, small dog, smart dog or simple-minded dog? Rosalind Cheung at HK Dog Training provides some insight on which of Hong Kong's most popular dog breeds may be best for you. 'Some breeds are more active than others,' says Cheung, who graduated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992352/pick-dog-breed-suitable-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Civic Party embarks on a campaign to reform the pet trade

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... old and has difficulty walking- but this dog's problem is the result of neither disease nor an accident. It is from cross-breeding a basset and beagle. But his life has been lucky living ... due to careless breeding in Hong Kong, as the two species look similar. Mo's dog is not the only one with difficulties. In another case, a puppy that got too big was sent to five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078073/civic-party-embarks-campaign-reform-pet-trade

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