In the township of Mpophomeni in the KZN Midlands children are learning a very val-uable life lesson: that caring for other living beings enhances one’s own sense of self and confidence to achieve. JOCK spoke to Funda Nenja’s Adrienne Olivier about this remarkable project which uses dog training as a vehicle for personal development.
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Sharing is caring — the students of Vet Books for Africa. Knowledge is power. And for a small group of veterinary students of the University of Pretoria, this power is something they want to share to make a change in the world. JOCK spoke to Graham Taylor from Vet Books for Africa about their upcoming trip and how they are improving the lives of dogs and other animals.
A passion for sighthounds has brought a growing group of volunteers together with a single-minded vision: to find a loving home for every adorable, abandoned sighthound in the country. We spoke to Sighthound Rescue SA co-founder Cheryl Campbell about this inspiring project. One look at a whippet or greyhound in full flight on an open field is enough to understand the unbridled devotion of sighthound owners.
Most dog lovers know the Yorkshire Terrier. Yet not many are aware of its cuter-than-cute relative — the Biewer Terrier. If you want to simplify things, you could say the Biewer Terrier is a Yorkie with some white thrown in, but this will upset purists, who are adamant that the Biewer Terrier is a new breed, […]
Two boys. One sick dog. Four hours of walking. And seven rand. These are the elements in a remarkable story that has gripped the nation’s imagination recently. Jerry and Peter’s story is an inspiring one, and one JOCK would love to share with you.
With spring in the air and the hot summer months just around the corner, it’s time to say a reluctant hello to fleas and mosquitos again. There are several ways to treat fleas on dogs but most people are unaware that a number of herbs can be quite effective in preventing a flea infestation and keep those irritating mosquitoes where they belong — as far as possible from you and your dogs.
An accumulation of gasses in your dog’s stomach, or bloating, is serious. In fact, untreated bloating can lead to severe problems within a couple of hours. Our in-house vet gives a quick overview of what to look out for and how to treat and prevent bloating and its nasty cousin, gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV).
The symbiotic relationship between dogs and humans dates back thousands of years. Yet how many people know that dogs are hard at work to ensure our safety every time we get onto an aeroplane? We chatted to Melissa Hofmann, Senior Wildlife Officer at O.R. Tambo International Airport about the canine heroes who patrol the airfields […]
Known as the world’s fastest couch potatoes, Greyhounds are a very special breed of gentle snugglers. Let’s take a closer look at this elegant breed, with a history that goes back at least hundreds of years. Being extremely fast and agile, yet exceptionally loving and docile, the Greyhound has a loyal following. And like the […]
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a well-known and quite common disorder in humans. But what about dogs? The short answer is that yes, compulsive behaviour in dogs can occur quite often. But what can you do if a dog can’t stop chasing his own tail or licking himself? Our experts take a quick look at some […]
On the 4th of August, JOCK Dog Food invited dog lovers from all over Gauteng to join this year’s Lady and Her Tramp Event & Dog Walk at the idyllic Idlewild Country Estate with its panoramic views of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Big, furry, active and clumsily friendly, the Newfoundland is a working dog in the true sense of the word. Best suited to bigger spaces where it can get its webbed paws dirty to its heart’s content, the Newfoundland will make a wonderful family pet and an even better swimming partner. Origins Like its names […]
Sometimes even a hero needs to be rescued. Ask Olive, the Eastern Cape’s best rescue dog from 2014 to 2016, and today, probably the most famous. In February this handsome German Shepherd first saved a man’s life, and then needed a bit of saving himself. Here’s how things unfolded. For constable Songezile Katikati, life […]
JOCK was the main sponsor of the Highveld Rottweiler Club National Sieger Show, which took place on the 26th & 27th of May 2018 at the Goldfields Kennel Club in Bedfordview. It was an amazing event with the top Rottweilers from all over South Africa competing against each other.
Want to go on holiday but don’t want to leave your trusted sidekick at home? Luckily, your dog can fly with you, well, not literally on your lap, but in a special cabin underneath the pilot’s cockpit. Here’s a quick guide on the ins and outs, and ups and downs, of putting your dog on […]
For the Tin Can Town team working in Blikkiesdorp on the outskirts of Delft, every dog saved is a reason to celebrate. Our JOCK representative, accompanied the dedicated team on an outreach to witness how they help a community of animal lovers to care for their furry friends. Situated on the outskirts of Delft, […]
Whether or not to let your dog sleep in your bed is a much more common concern than most people think. The old ‘a dog stays outside’ approach seems to be making way for a more intimate bond between dogs and their owners. But are there any health risks involved with allowing your dogs in […]
With its friendly, laid-back attitude, the Bernese Mountain Dog is the ideal large family dog — especially if you live in the colder parts of the country. Originally bred as a working farm dog, this sturdy breed with its flowing locks does best when kept busy, and being around its people. Although this […]