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Vbb In India Sterilising Dogs Credit Edwina Kearney

September 28th is World Rabies Day and Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, is bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal – only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by […]

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It’s a vital skill your four-legged friend must learn. Carrol Baker finds out how to attain the perfect recall.   In off-leash dog parks across Australia there’s always at least one. A bouncy, happy hound that pointedly ignores its master in pursuit of a ball, or perhaps a new doggy friend. Despite plaintive calls, heartfelt […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. Laura Greaves investigates what can be done to train a stubborn pooch.   These days, Duchess the Groodle is the model of a well-behaved family pet. Seven years ago, however, it was a very different story. Despite owner Pam Brossman’s diligent efforts to […]

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

Deafness is common in dogs and in many cases cannot be reversed. Caroline Zambrano finds out which breeds are prone to hearing loss and how to live with a deaf dog.   Ivy is a special dog for many reasons. A mix of enchanting beauty and loving personality, the two-year-old blue-eyed Great Dane cross is […]

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DOGSlife have 10x double passes to see the upcoming Sony film, Alpha which is in cinema’s Thursday, September 27th. Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age which tells a fascinating, visually-stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. For your chance to WIN a double pass, […]

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Choosing the Right Shelter Dog

On September 7th, 2018

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Choosing the Right Shelter Dog

On September 7th, 2018

Want to adopt but don’t know where to start? Lauren Clarke finds out more.   With thousands of dogs across Australia and New Zealand sent to shelters every year, the rescue market is sadly booming. Giving a new forever home to an animal is one of the best things you can do, both for the […]

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Old age can be a difficult time for our pets, but there’s plenty you can do to put a smile on your dog’s face and a wag in his tail. Tim Falk reports.   Watching your young and energetic pet slow down as he progresses into old age can be a heart-wrenching experience. While older […]

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Each issue, we focus on some of the true heroes of the dog world, looking after our canine friends who need it most. This edition, we meet Sonja Coombes from Hear No Evil, Australian Deaf Dog Rescue to find out more about this great organisation. DL: When did you first start Hear No Evil? SC: […]

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Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you or are his efforts at communicating with you lost in translation? Tim Falk reports. Depending on who you ask, the fact that dogs can’t talk is either a crying shame or one of their greatest assets. On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to […]

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

Barking is a normal, natural response for dogs but it can be a noisy problem for your neighbours. Kristie Bradfield discovers how to get a little peace and quiet. Barking is just like talking: it’s how dogs communicate with their owners, neighbours and other dogs. While some barking is normal, it becomes a problem when […]

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