Dogs Life Updates

Rural dog rescue with AMRRIC

On July 23rd, 2015

Rural dog rescue with AMRRIC

On July 23rd, 2015

Kylie Baracz speaks to Jan Allen about her involvement with AMRRIC and how she has helped increase the wellbeing of rural dogs in indigenous communities. How long have you been working with dogs and how did you get started? I started working with dogs about 46 years ago. My first job with dogs involved Saturday […]

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They may appear to be an unlikely pair — a Greyhound, the fastest breed of dog on earth, and a 91 year old — but these two make the perfect match, writes Kylie Baracz. When concerned daughter Sue Ritchie contacted Greyhound Rescue to say that her 91-year-old father, Syd Twist, a Gladesville local, had lost […]

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Meet Bob the police dog

On July 21st, 2015

Meet Bob the police dog

On July 21st, 2015

Agile, fierce and always up for a challenge, Bob is a legend in the force. Not just your everyday police officer, Bob’s a Belgian Shepherd and one of NSW’s finest police dogs, writes Michele Tydd. On a hot spring day in 2014, a Central Coast man in his 30s pulled off an armed robbery at […]

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They’ve served with us on fields of battle and have saved thousands of lives in the process. With Anzac Day upon us, Kristie Bradfield takes a look at the proud history of military working dogs and their handlers. Dogs have been joining us on the battlefield for centuries. Some of the earliest proof of this […]

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A piglet goes to puppy school

On July 17th, 2015

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George the piglet

A piglet goes to puppy school

On July 17th, 2015

George was quick to learn how to “come” and “sit” at puppy school. But the surprising thing is, he’s not a puppy — he’s a piglet, writes Kylie Baracz. When George walked into puppy school, it was no surprise that the other dog owners were a bit confused. The likelihood of a little piglet attending […]

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The problem with dog poo

On July 16th, 2015

The problem with dog poo

On July 16th, 2015

Picking up your dog’s poo may be gross, but getting your hands dirty is the best way to do the environment one very big favour. Tim Falk reports. If there’s one thing every owner hates about owning a dog, it would have to be cleaning up their nasty little surprises. Tidying up those steaming piles […]

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Is co-sleeping ok?

On July 15th, 2015

Is co-sleeping ok?

On July 15th, 2015

Danielle Chenery investigates co-sleeping and finds out whether snuggling up to your beloved pet at night is detrimental to your health. Falling asleep knowing your canine best friend is snuggled up next to you is a relaxing way to end the day; however, experts are divided on whether it’s the best thing to do for […]

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Have you ever thought how assistance dogs go from playful pups to sensible and loyal companions? Kylie Baracz speaks to the organisations that train dogs to help us in times of need. Charles Ulm, Guide Dogs Australia What is a Guide Dog? A Guide Dog is a working dog that has been highly trained to […]

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Dog collars have gone high-tech

On July 13th, 2015

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High-tech dog collars

Dog collars have gone high-tech

On July 13th, 2015

From tracking the distance of your daily walk to monitoring important factors of your dog’s behaviour, high-tech dog collars are the next big thing in the pet industry. Tim Falk reports. The humble dog collar has come a long way in recent years. What was once a simple utilitarian device, now comes in all manner […]

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How to keep a working dog happy

On July 13th, 2015

How to keep a working dog happy

On July 13th, 2015

Whether working on a farm or providing vital assistance to people living with special needs, recent studies have shown that the success of a working dog lies in a positive environment, writes Kate Potter. According to a new study of farm dogs from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, dogs provided with kinder […]

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