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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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Check out some fun beach games you can your furry friend can enjoy this season. By Carrol Baker. If your dog could talk, they’d probably tell you their absolute favourite place to be in summer is chilling by the beach. What’s not to love about plenty of warm sunshine, sand and surf, as well as […]

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Boarding School for Dogs

On October 5th, 2018

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Boarding School for Dogs

On October 5th, 2018

Too busy to train your dog? Why not try canine boarding school. Kristie Bradfield finds out more about this new trend. The world has changed a lot in the past decade. Society moves so quickly these days that we barely have time to catch our breath, let alone keep up. To make the most of […]

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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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Eat, Play, Love

On September 7th, 2018

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Eat, Play, Love

On September 7th, 2018

There’s no shortage of information on the importance of training and nutrition, but how important is playing with your dog for their mental and physical health? Mel Hearse investigates. Anyone familiar with child development (or a consumer of parenting publications) knows that while children are at play, they are learning valuable life skills. This is […]

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Danielle Chenery explores the signs that may mean your dog’s behaviour has veered into bullying territory. Like people, dogs bring their own baggage to social interactions; their unique personalities and personal histories all influence how they get along with other dogs. But that doesn’t mean they can act inappropriately. The tricky thing is knowing when […]

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7 Essential Dog Training Commands

On August 31st, 2018

7 Essential Dog Training Commands

On August 31st, 2018

Sit, stay, come — Tim Falk examines the seven training commands every dog should know. Sit and stay As far as dog training commands go, they don’t come any more basic than sit and stay. “Commands such as sit, down and stay are basic instructions that should be learnt to facilitate everyday life and activities,” says Katie Catherwood from Heads […]

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5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

We look at the five essential training milestones every puppy must reach Everyone knows that puppies need training, but where do you start? When you bring your new puppy home, what are the most important skills and behaviours you need to start teaching him? Let’s take a look at five key puppy training milestones you […]

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Pekingese

On November 8th, 2017

Pekingese

On November 8th, 2017

Once the dog of emperors and kings, today the regal Pekingese is an affectionate and loving pet. Laura Greaves reports. Facts Pekingese Personality: Though they can be stubborn and jealous, Pekingese are devoted one-person dogs, and are very affectionate with those they respect. They are intelligent, are relatively easy to train and, if properly socialised, […]

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Siberian Husky

On June 20th, 2017

Siberian Husky

On June 20th, 2017

True pack animals, the Siberian Husky dog is an amazing canine that has always thrived on the company of others, both humans and other canines. Facts Personality: Loving, loyal, mischievous, playful, exuberant and fun. The Husky will need early obedience training and should be taught from a very young age to come when called. It […]

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