Dog Training

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s detector dogs perform a vital role keeping our country safe. Tim Falk finds out what it takes to become one of these clever canines.

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Kristie Bradfield looks back at the origin of pack theory and the role of the alpha dog. There was a time in recent history when becoming the alpha in your own familial pack was what a lot of dog owners aspired to. There were television shows about it, websites and YouTube channels devoted to it, […]

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How many words should your dog understand and how can you increase their vocabulary? Tim Falk reports The ability to effectively communicate with your dog is a skill every canine owner should have. From understanding his or her name and basic commands, through to more complex behaviours such as coming when called, you and your […]

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Lure coursing is one of the latest doggy sports to hit our shores, but is it the sport for your pooch? Katie Cincotta tells us more. Some dogs would rather smell the daisies, while others just love to run. It’s wired into their DNA to take off in the pursuit of prey. Anyone who has ever […]

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Is your dog a hairy Houdini? Kristie Bradfield finds out why some dogs escape and how this wanderlust can be prevented.

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Dog training fundamentals

On January 14th, 2017

Dog training fundamentals

On January 14th, 2017

Sit, stay, come — Tim Falk examines the seven training commands every dog should know.

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Sometimes our furry friends get into troubling situations, such as running across the road or eating something they shouldn’t. Dog behaviour expert Laura Vissaritis provides advice on how to keep your dog safe.

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How to teach your dog to stay

On January 3rd, 2017

How to teach your dog to stay

On January 3rd, 2017

It’s one of the most useful commands to teach your dog but it can be difficult to teach.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Dog Walking

On November 25th, 2016

Our Ultimate Guide to Dog Walking

On November 25th, 2016

Got yourself a pooch and a leash? Melanie Hearse talks to the experts about how to handle any problems that can happen when you go walkies.

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New tricks for old dogs

On October 30th, 2016

New tricks for old dogs

On October 30th, 2016

Think you can’t teach your old dog new tricks? Think again. As Tim Falk discovers, age is no barrier to learning for our senior canine companions.

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