Day: May 13, 2019

Rooibos Tea for Fleas and Good Health

Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Does your dog sometimes itch or have the occasional hot spot? Most dogs will have fleas at some stage in their lifetime, regardless of whether they are taking Frontline or any other flea medication. Chances are that you’ve discovered these little critters and have just about tried everything. Here’s what I’ve…

Canine Reunions.Why Are They So Necessary? How To Understand and Encourage Them?

 By Claudia Bensimoun       Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun All dogs love reunions with humans and other dogs and often offer funny, intelligent and heartwarming welcomes. What To Expect When Family Members Arrive Home After a Long Period of Time Allow your dog to sniff, welcome and jump around in joy. Give your dog…

The Confident Dog. How to Build Confidence?

Claudia Bensimoun Some dogs are terribly shy. Some are born confident and make lots of friends at the dog park, during walks, or even a trip to Starbucks. Everyone loves them, and their confidence keeps growing. Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Does your dog lack this confidence? Does he stay close by you, or even prefer to be…

The South African Mastiff

By Claudia Bensimoun   The Boerboel  This breed is popular in South Africa.  The word ” Boer” comes from the Afrikaans word for a “farmer’. The word ‘Boel” is a very old Afrikaans slang word for “dog”. The Boerboel was bred  in South Africa specifically for the protection of farmers and their families on farms…