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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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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

Finding the right dog trainer is critical if you want your dog to be on his best behaviour. Tim Falk reports From coming when called to greeting strangers in a calm and relaxed manner, there are plenty of behaviours that every dog should know. If you’re an experienced dog owner, you might be lucky enough to […]

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Overenthusiastic greeting

Is your dog an overenthusiastic greeter? Carrol Baker explains how to deal with this challenging problem. We’ve all been there: wiping doggy drool off our chin when an excitable pooch has licked our face in greeting, or having almost been bowled over by a large dog jumping up to say hello. Teaching how to greet […]

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Sydney pups and their two legged plus ones are invited to Australia’s largest ever dog party for an Easter pooch-celebration to remember. On Sunday, 9th April at 11am at Blenheim Park, Australia’s leading pet-sitting network Mad Paws, will be hosting an Easter party filled with hours of fun filled games and treats to make your […]

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The Singing Spaniel

Lee and Jazz On the grass Ukulele in hand Learning fast Tune in the air Jazz’s ears prick She starts to sing Learning real quick Songs in the garden Float down the street A boy and his dog Sounding so sweet A bond forged in music A love made to last The sounds of friendship […]

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Why do dogs growl?

On March 30th, 2017

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Why do dogs growl

Why do dogs growl?

On March 30th, 2017

When a dog growls, this is bad, right? Katie Cincotta finds out why this common misconception isn’t necessarily true You don’t have to be Dr Doolittle to know that when a dog growls, it’s time to listen. Seasoned animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti explains that growling is a canine vocalisation that communicates a dog’s intentions […]

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6 boredom busters for your dog

On March 28th, 2017

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Boredom busters

6 boredom busters for your dog

On March 28th, 2017

Keep your dog out of trouble with these six great boredom-busting ideas from Tim Falk   A bored dog left home alone can cause a whole lot of trouble. From digging up your backyard to destroying your furniture, ripping washing off the line and driving the neighbours mad with incessant barking, any pooch that loses […]

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Watch them roam and sniff, and happily snap up the prizes in a dog-friendly Easter egg hunt.

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Here are a few quick tips to helping your dog stay safe this Easter.

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