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How To Accommodate a Pet-Owning Patronage

How To Accommodate a Pet-Owning Patronage  By Mary Jane Gallagher The race is always on for restaurateurs who want to capture a more cosmopolitan crowd and with the growing number of pet owners in South Africa, a dog-friendly restaurant is the way to go. Studies show that South Africans spend around R300 to R600 million on […]

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How to Stop Fido from Damaging Your Antiques

How to Stop Fido from Damaging Your Antiques By Mary-Jane Gallagher  Some of the most valuable antiques ever sold include a Pinner Qing Dynasty vase for $80.2 million and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, which fetched $30.8 million. Can you imagine having one of these beauties and seeing it knocked over by your energetic pooch?  […]

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Dogs On Holiday: Prioritising Safety For Calm And Happy Travel

Dogs On Holiday: Prioritising Safety For Calm And Happy Travel By Mary-Jane Gallagher There are 3,300 pet-friendly Airbnb listings in South Africa, and taking your dog on holiday with you is becoming increasingly plausible. Travelling with your best friend is straightforward, but it requires some forward planning to make sure he’s safe and comfortable for the whole […]

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Want to Work With Dogs? Here’s How To Get Started

Want to Work With Dogs? Here’s How To Get Started By Mary-Jane Gallagher   In South Africa, the number of dogs is currently at an estimated 9.2 million and growing rapidly, according to statistics by Insight Survey. Since the dog population is so large, it has created multiple dog-related career opportunities that are not only lucrative […]

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Effective Ways To Exercise Your Dog During Lockdown

Effective Ways To Exercise Your Dog During Lockdown By Mary-Jane Gallagher Now that the confirmed number of Coronavirus cases in South Africa nears 1,000, a country-wide lockdown has been imposed. One of the most worrying things for dog owners that have just adopted a dog is that the health minister has banned owners from walking their […]

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Easy Indoor Exercises For You And Your Dog

Easy Indoor Exercises For You And Your Dog By Mary-Jane Gallagher Winter may still be a few months away, but there is already a distinct nip in the air to remind us that cold (and possibly wet) weather is on its way. While the typical South African winter is not nearly as inclement as winters elsewhere in […]

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Four of my favourite food dispensing toys

By TERSHA – Courtesy of bestfriendspetlodge.com Here are four of my favorite basic food dispensing toys for dogs. These food dispensing toys need very little input from you so you can relax with a book or a movie, and your dog can relax with his awesome toy. There are many versions of these toys, but […]

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Tips For A Stress-free Vacation For You And Your Dog

  Tips For A Stress-free  Vacation For You And Your Dog By Mary-Jane Gallagher   Summer (and the December school holidays) is just around the corner, which means that countless South Africans will once again be heading to their favourite holiday destinations over the festive season. Among these holidaymakers will be numerous dog owners who can’t bear […]

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Top Ways to Include Your Furbaby in Your Fitness Routine

Top Ways to Include Your Furbaby in Your Fitness Routine By Mary-Jane Gallagher While it may seem like a harmless treat to give your beloved pooch his very own man-sized boerie roll when the next braai day rolls around, you could put your pet at risk of carrying too much weight. In fact, research reveals […]

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Basic Words To Help Your Dog Adapt to Your New Baby

Basic words To Help Your Dog Adapt to Your     New Baby by Mary-Jane Gallagher South Africa is without a doubt a canine-loving nation with even celebs like J-Something and Pearl Thusi being self-proclaimed pooch lovers. While the humble dog has not been hailed man’s best friend without a very good reason there are some situations […]

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