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Fear of the unknown can make dogs aggressive

Dogs are known as friendly, tail-wagging creatures that will do almost anything to please their owner. However, every animal can act out when it's scared or placed in an unfamiliar environment.

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am

Regulations needed to curb the misery caused by noise of barking dogs

I have seen many letters in these columns about the [Bowen Road] dog poisoner.

As a dog owner myself and keen conservationist, I would never condone such a thing. However, I really do feel strongly that something needs to be done to keep dog owners on a tighter leash and be more responsible for the disturbance they cause to others.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

When a dog attacks

It's a lovely day outside, perfect weather for your weekly hike with friends.

You're familiar with hiking's basic do's and don'ts. But, as with everything else, surprises are bound to occur.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tell-tale signs show owners what's going through their dog's mind

Almost everyone knows that if a dog is wagging its tail it's happy, right? Wrong. Being able to read what your furry friend is thinking and feeling takes more than a simple wag.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

It takes half an hour to go barking mad - judge

Most people find dogs barking an annoyance. But how long does a dog have to bark before its owner falls foul of the law?

A High Court judge yesterday gave a helpful answer - 30 minutes or more.

If the barking is kept to 10 minutes, the owner is not liable, Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun of the Court of First Instance ruled.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Ethics

Vets face difficult decisions all the time, especially ones involving ethical issues. I don't mean professional ethics, which are pretty straightforward, but decisions of life and death and animal treatment that can be ethically dubious.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of the SPCA's proposal on children owning pets?

I write regarding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' suggestion that nobody under 16 years of age should buy or adopt a pet. At Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) the minimum age is 21.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bow wow to you, too

I'm learning Japanese. It's so that I can get more out of my holidays in Japan and ... so that I can finally understand what my dogs are trying to say.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Making a meal out of a dog's breakfast

Unlike hacks in our office, journalists at the China Daily have a refined news sense. Time and again, the paper has come up with such intriguing gems as this recent reporting classic, spotted by a Post colleague.

It's headlined 'Dog drives cat up tree after fight' and deserves to be quoted in full:

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Using words to make a noise

MANY of YOU may have noticed that words make noises. Some words actually do sound a bit like their meaning.

2 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Language point

Most animals make some sort of noise. Can you match the following animals with the noise they make and put the correct form of the verb in the four sentences below? Each word you need will end in ....ing.

1. dog

2. cat

3. cow

4. snake

5. mouse

6. bear

7. horse

a. to meow

9 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Barking mad

Hong Kong dogs can stop feeling jealous of their mobile-crazed owners who talk non-stop on the phone and leave them hanging.

4 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Discovery Bay dogs cause concern

Discovery Bay has always enjoyed a reputation of being a peaceful and safe place to live. It has also claimed to have a clean environment. Unfortunately this is increasingly inaccurate. The problem is that Hong Kong Resort have decided to adopt a policy of allowing unlimited dog ownership.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Animals leave telltale signs on tree trunks

It is never easy to see wild animals in the forest because most of them are shy. Sometimes, the animals are cleverly camouflaged.

However, we can guess what kinds of animals are around the forest by taking a close look at the signs on tree trunks.

Badgers and rodents make use of trees to clean their paws and usually leave claw marks and mud at the tree's base.

16 May 2000 - 12:00am

Lai See

Ever wonder why the Elder Son of Li is so rarely featured in the press? Maybe it's because reporters frustrate him. Or because he frustrates reporters.

For every smile that his father offers the press, Victor offers a frown.

For every Rich comment, he gives a no-comment.

11 May 2000 - 12:00am