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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