Dog Training

It’s common for dogs to be a little over-protective of their bowl or favourite toy. But, as Kristie Bradfield discovers, behaviour like this can become dangerous if it’s not addressed. Dogs are funny creatures. When they find something they love, they’ll love it until there’s nothing left to love. And they’ll protect and guard it […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. We investigate 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 train her, […]

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5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

Boost your dog’s brain power and prevent boredom with these five stimulating games and activities. Most dog owners know the importance of physical exercise for their furry friend. A long morning walk, a run on the beach, frolicking at the local off-leash park — they’re all great ways to get your dog’s heart rate up […]

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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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