Life with Dogs

Introducing puppies and babies

On March 11th, 2014

Introducing puppies and babies

On March 11th, 2014

TV vet and new mum Dr Lisa Chimes talks puppies and babies with Dogs Life editor, Kylie Baracz. Many of us know Dr Lisa Chimes as the sweet and caring associate veterinarian of Dr Chris Brown on the television show Bondi Vet. However, since the show, much has been happening for the bubbly blonde. Dr […]

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Future Vet Kids Camp

On February 11th, 2014

Future Vet Kids Camp

On February 11th, 2014

Does your child yearn to become a vet when they grow up? Future Vet Kids Camp may be the perfect place for them to start. Kylie Baracz discovers. Future Vet Kids Camp is run at the beginning of every year at Waverley College in Sydney. It provides children from ages nine to 16 a chance […]

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Best dog-related courses

On February 10th, 2014

Best dog-related courses

On February 10th, 2014

Danielle Chenery is on a mission to hunt down the best dog related courses Australia-wide. From massage to doggy preschool, she talks to those in the know about which courses are a must for any responsible dog owner. The biggest benefit of undertaking any dog related course is the bond it fosters between owner and […]

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Lovers of all dog sizes

On February 7th, 2014

Lovers of all dog sizes

On February 7th, 2014

When it comes to our canine companions, does size matter? Tim Falk meets some lovers of all dog sizes – devoted lovers of small breeds who’ve fallen in love with a larger dog, as well as some big-dog lovers who’ve introduced a pint-sized pooch to their family. Upsizing As a child, Nicole Stirling grew up […]

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Luke Jacobz, host of popular talent show X Factor, gave up his time to help promote Maggie’s Rescue with his ‘Jug’ Ollie and a host of pound dogs, writes Kylie Baracz. Luke Jacobz has always been a lover of dogs. He grew up with a dog that his family fostered for 16 years. “I loved […]

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DIY dog toys

On November 18th, 2013

DIY dog toys

On November 18th, 2013

Wenxin Zheng discovers what DIY dog toys you can make out of household items such as rope, T-shirts and tennis balls. ‘Indestructible’ dog toy Equipment Hemp/jute rope Sweet potato Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 120°C. 2. Wash potato really well and slice to 1.5cm thickness. 3. Punch with cookie cutter in middle of each slice. […]

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Dog safety at home

On November 15th, 2013

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Dog safety at home

On November 15th, 2013

Just like human children, most injuries, accidents and illnesses that affect our four-legged furkids happen in the home. Laura Greaves reveals tips on dog safety at home. Someone clever once quipped that “home is where the dog is”. But while it’s true that a home with a four-legged family member (or two) is a happy […]

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Dogs and babies

On November 14th, 2013

Dogs and babies

On November 14th, 2013

For many people, their dogs are their ‘fur-babies’ — the centre of attention and object of affection… until a human one comes along to share the limelight. Caroline Zambrano finds out how our dog and babies can get along. Most dogs are happy to accept newcomers into the family and very few show any signs […]

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Dogs in apartments

On November 13th, 2013

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Dogs in apartments

On November 13th, 2013

Common issues arise in apartment buildings especially when it comes to the keeping of and taking care of pets. Kylie Baracz discovers the practical strategies to make living with dogs in apartments work. As cities around the nation are growing, city living is becoming the norm. Forget large backyards with dog kennels, Australians are moving […]

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How to keep your dog when…

On November 1st, 2013

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How to keep your dog when…

On November 1st, 2013

Two-thirds of Australian households own pets and half of them own a dog or a cat. When life takes a turn, these animals may end up in a shelter or even worse, out on the street. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Kylie Baracz looks at a few life-changing events and finds out […]

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