“My little Winston has stopped eating!” Mrs. Soonawalla wailed at me over the phone. “I’ve tried to feed him everything and even by hand, but he just doesn’t eat his food! He will die of starvation!” Fussy eating in dogs is a common problem and one that can be easily sorted out, I told her, as […]
Breed In Brief – The Lhasa Apso: Tibet’s Little Sentinel
Originating in the villages near the sacred city of Lhasa, the Lhasa Apso is one of the three dog breeds from Tibet (the other two being the Tibetan Terrier and the Tibetan Spaniel). In Tibet, the Lhasa is known as the ‘Abso Seng Kye’ or the Bark Lion Sentinel Dog. As the name implies, the […]
Singing And Barking In The Rain!
The monsoons may come in as a relief from summer, but it’s not too blissful for your pooch who’s wondering when the rains will stop so he can go out and play! The season with its dampness, humidity and grey symbolizes shorter walks, wet coats, muddy feet, the list is endless. Let’s try making this […]
25 Dog Training Tips
A good/successful trainer has oodles of patience. Rewarding good behaviour is crucial for successful dog training. Focus on initiating and rewarding good behaviour rather than waiting for the dog to misbehave and then punishing it. Always praise your dog for behaving well at least twice as much as you correct the dog for misbehaving. It’s […]
Bringing Home Hammer!
“Mom, Dad! Let’s get a dog?” “No!” 25 years down the line… “Let’s get a dog, dear hubby?” “No!” Twelve more years have passed and I’ve heard one too many “No’s” in my life. So after thinking about it for many nights I decided this time I would take matters in my own hands. I […]
Pooch At The Poolside
On a blistering hot day, a cool inviting swimming pool can make for a refreshing refuge from the heat. For most canines, the pool rules as summer’s favourite activity. After all, it is the only place where doggy paddle is allowed, belly flops encouraged and swimsuits are optional! Here are a few tips you should […]
Why Don’t You Take A Hike!
Summer is here, wild flowers are in bloom, and nature lovers are heading for the hills. This year why not take poochie along as your trail partner? Going hiking with your dog is a relaxing and enjoyable way to experience the joys of nature together. Besides being great exercise, the new sights, smells and experiences […]
You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog!
You’re testing your vocal chords in the bathroom one morning and as you hit the high note in the second verse of ‘It’s now or never’, a second voice joins in – just as tuneless as you. ‘Who could it be? You think indignantly, as you pop your head around the shower curtain, only to […]
Sunburn In Dogs
With the onset of the summers, it is important for pet-parents to note that dogs too can get sunburnt. Long-term exposure to the sun causes skin damage to pets. A sunburnt dog can peel painfully, scab over and in extreme cases, even suffer from skin cancer. To ensure your dog has safe fun in the […]
Brands That Bark!
We’ve all seen the Pug in the Vodafone advertisement create a bark for the brand. But well before the Vodafone advertisement, dogs have been instrumental in influencing consumers to buy stuff from cars to colas, barbecues to banking, dog food to dog training and painkillers to pedigree. Many of them have made it to the […]
5 Dog Myths Debunked!
When it comes to dogs, myths abound with gay abandon – from misinformation about health care and disposition to demeanour and intelligence. In this feature, we bust some common myths about dogs. Myth 1: My dog knows when he’s done wrong. He looks guilty when I scold him. Truth: Submissive displays like cowering or “looking […]