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Our Action & Training special
Meet Kristy Hinze and her pooches Brando, Ava and Elwood!
How to help Rover relax
Crazy canine behaviour explained
The world's weirdest dog laws
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Here at Dogs Life we've been super busy we our winter issue, so I apologise for the lack of updates! As we brainstorm fun ideas, we would also love to know what you, our wonderful readers, would like to see more of in the magazine and on our Kids Club website. Email me all of your ideas to make Kids Club the best read for you and your favourite pooch!
In the meantime, don't forget to enter our book competition and don't forget to pick up the latest issue of Dogs Life 112, our Jan/Feb Action special issue!
Keep checking back for awesome fun to come!
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Book Review Special
Herbert The Brave Sea Dog
Author: Robyn Belton
Publisher: Walker Books
Imagine having your best friend lost at sea and not knowing if he’ll ever make it home. For beautiful little Herbert and his owner, Tim, this was exactly the case. Living in a little seaside town, Herbert was riding on a small fishing boat when a storm hit and he was washed away at sea. Did he make it back alive? Join the adventure in this beautifully illustrated book and find out!
Oh no, George!
Author: Chris Haughton
Publisher: Walker Books
Try as he might, George just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He loves chasing after cats, eating delicious chocolate cakes and finding himself in sticky situations. So when his owner is off to do some shopping and asks, “Will you be good, George?”, there’s a whole lot of mischief to be made! This is a perfect story to read to your own little four-legged mischief-makers!
Bookaboo: Dogs In Disguise
Author: Lucy Goodman
Publisher: Walker Books
Life is very hard for musical sensation and winner of Dog Idol, Bookaboo. Fans won’t stop hounding him and all he really wants is to read some books. All hope of peace and quiet seems lost until Buckaboo comes up with a genius plan: a disguise! But escaping from his fame won’t be that easy, as the plucky pooch finds out in this great adventure book set in Paris.
WIN WIN WIN!!!
Want more D.I.Y. activities for Mother’s Day or frantic to find out the fate of Little Truff? Then don’t miss out on our paw-tastic prizes.
We have four cool Pawz on Parade craft packs — paint your own pet hairbrush kit and plaster paw-print frame kit — to give away! We also have three copies of Little Truff for our Kids Club members.
To enter click here!
Note from Sox the Philosophical Pooch
Each issue of Dogs Life, Sox shares some fabulous advice on doggy health and pet care - from winter warming ideas to health, nutrition and exercise tips. Check out the current edition of Dogs Life for his latest pet-friendly tips!
Also pick up a copy of Dog Logic by Robyn Osborne, where co-author Sox gives lots of tips and tricks to keeping your pooch happy and healthy!
***Do you have a question for Sox?***
Have a question about your favourite four-legged friend? Send it in to email@example.com with the subject heading “Questions for Sox” to get your poochy problems sorted.
What a beautiful drawing of a Dachshund and a cruise ship sent in by Isabelle, QLD
Zoe has drawn her two dogs, Sandy and Fandy next to their dog bowls and kennel. Great effort Jame Lee! Zoe, NSW
Are you creative or have something to bark about? Then we would love to hear from you! Send your letters, drawings and super-cute snaps to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Kids Club BarkBack/ Doggy Tracks" or mail them to Kids Club/Dogs Life, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde NSW 1670, and they may be edited and published in the magazine or even right here on our website! Get your creative juices flowing cause we can't wait to see your masterpieces!
Fun furry stuff!
Did you know?
It is widely believed that dogs can sense spirits around them and ward off anything bad with their barking. So your pet pooch is definitely the perfect accessory for the spooktacular Halloween celebrations!
Barking brilliant Halloween jokes!
Q. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together?
A. Because demons are a ghouls best friend!
Q. What's a monster's favorite bean?
A. A human bean.
Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
A. A sand-witch.
Q. Where does a ghost go on Saturday night?
A. Anywhere where he can boo-gie.
Trick-or-treat Just because your pup can't have your candy, doesn't mean you can't make them treats of their own!
Peanut Butter Poppers
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
3. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead.
5. Roll dough and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
6. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown.
7. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.
Games, puzzles and other fun stuff