peter farr (Street Articles Author)
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Dogs In Cars
We have all seen the warnings and the news reports. Never leave a child in a car. Some of the terrible consequences of doing so do not bear thinking about, and one of them is the result of heat build up in a vehicle. You may have seen news stories…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Dec 18, 2012  
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Dog Collar Vs Dog Harness: Which is Better?
There are a lot of opinions flying around about which is the best method of controlling and training your dog. The dog collar, the dog harness and the halter are just some of the methods debated on. This is not intended to advise against one or the other but to…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Oct 07, 2012  
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Arthritis In Dogs: Recognising the Symptoms
Dogs get ailments just like we do and one of the most common sources of chronic pain in dogs is arthritis. Anyone who suffers from arthritis will tell you it’s no fun, but at least we can verbalise our symptoms and get help from a doctor, but what about Fido?…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 01, 2012  
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Dogs And Kids Kids And Dogs
I was recently approached by a mother who told me her five year old son was hounding her to get a puppy. (Excuse the pun) .She was very reluctant as she had read newspapers and watched the evening TV news story about a child who had been attacked by the…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 24, 2012  
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Cycling Vs Jogging: Which is Best?
We see them every day. There’s the joggers pounding the pavement, lathered in sweat, puffing and panting like steam trains, and the cyclists decked out in the multi-coloured lycra and super sleek helmets as they hammer out mile after mile in their quest to get and stay fit and healthy.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 10, 2012  
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Dog Euthenasia Be Cruel to Be Kind
Most people who own a dog, love their dog; that pretty well goes without saying, although a lot of people do like to say it. ‘We love Fido. He’s been part of our family now for fifteen years, ever since the kids were little.’ Etc etc. We’ve all heard it…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Nov 30, 2011  
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Electric Bikes; 120 Chinese Cant Be Wrong
The Chinese know a thing or two about transport. They may not be well known for driving huge flashy cars like Americans or Australians, but they are certainly known for making the best of what they have. Look at the pulled rickshaw and the bicycle rickshaw, simple but effective modes…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Nov 15, 2011  
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Dogs As Status Symbols
Most of us have heard the assertion that dog owners eventually start to look like their pets, or maybe some people are subconsciously drawn to dogs that have similar features as themselves. But what about the people who see their dogs as a reflection of themselves, not necessarily physically but…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Nov 09, 2011  
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A Dog is A Dog is A Dog
It goes without saying that we become attached to our pets, and in particular our dogs. Dogs have personalities; they can be funny, irritating, loving, lovable, irascible, and more, but they aren’t boring. That’s why we love them. Most dog owners will have looked into their dog’s eyes as he…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Nov 07, 2011  
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Dog Training Donts
I’m no dog whisperer, I admit that. But I have successfully trained enough dogs in my time to know what doesn’t work, and it pains me to see again and again, people remonstrating with their dogs, chastising them, yelling at them and even smacking them because the poor dog doesn’t…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Nov 04, 2011  
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