Life with Dogs

Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

This issue, we speak to animal behaviour expert Laura Vissaritis about her relationship with her gorgeous pooch, Chester. I remember the first time I saw my pet. It was seven years ago. I had just moved into a place with a larger yard and had an overwhelming urge to welcome a dog into my life. […]

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Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

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Chihuahuas are like potato chips

Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

Two little Chihuahua’s Nellie and Anne Traveling around Australia in a RV van Two little Chihuahua’s sit on camp chairs Human companions have to sit elsewhere Two little Chihuahua’s guarding the van Yapping to strangers “I’ve been everywhere man” Two little Chihuahua’s sleep on the bed A pillow for each to rest their head Two […]

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Travelling With Pets

The Publisher of Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast 4th Edition, Woodslane Press, is offering Dogs Life readers a special discount of 20% and will donate $1 from each book sold through this promotion to the RSPCA! The new edition of Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast is out now. Author Carla Francis has supported the RSPCA since […]

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When Grandma comes to stay When Grandma comes to stay Bringing dog biscuits in her car Parking in the driveway I bark a hearty Hoorah   When Grandma comes to stay I get to sit on her chair While she does her knitting She’s not fussed about the hair   When Grandma comes to stay […]

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Planet of the Dogs Reverse our worlds and you will see That you dear human can learn from me   A few simple commands will have it down pat Human Obedience class get it right get a pat   Here’s our training my faithful friend Planned by me from start to end   Command 1: […]

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Choosing your pet

On February 23rd, 2018

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Choosing your pet

Choosing your pet

On February 23rd, 2018

It’s a decision that will stay with you for a lifetime. Lauren McKellar looks at some helpful tips when it comes to choosing your pet. Choosing your pet is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. The new addition to your family is one which will hopefully be with you for […]

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Preparing for your puppy’s first summer vacation can require some careful planning. Kerry Martin from Puppy Tales tells us about her dog’s first trip to the Great Ocean Road. Photos: Kerry Martin, Puppy Tales Summer was just four months young when she headed off on her first summer vacation with us and her fur-brother, Keiko, […]

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Summer is famous for storms, and along with storm season comes reason to fear for some of our four-legged friends. By Sophia Auld. Shortly after I met my husband, he took me out for a beachside picnic. But our romantic evening was interrupted by a phone call around 9pm. “We’ve got your dog,” the stranger […]

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Purebred vs rescue: choosing the right dog for you

Whether to adopt a rescue dog or purchase a purebred is an emotive issue that provokes strong opinions. The DOGSLife team talks to those on both sides of the fence. So you’ve made the decision to add a four-legged member to your family. Congratulations! But where to from here? There are many benefits to both […]

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Breeding designer dogs

On January 3rd, 2018

Breeding designer dogs

On January 3rd, 2018

Designer dogs or just plain old mixed breeds? Nadia Crighton digs up some interesting information about the influx of new breeds appearing on our shores. It seems no matter where you turn, the term designer dogs is being used. Whether you’re watching TV or strolling in your hottest off-leash zone, designer dogs are becoming the […]

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