Life with Dogs

Saying goodbye

On October 31st, 2013

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Saying goodbye

On October 31st, 2013

Saying goodbye to our well-loved pets is probably one of the toughest things for owners to do. Adrienne Kotz writes about how she overcame grief and started anew, without losing the memory of her best furry friends. It is always hard, yet inevitable, that our pets leave us to head over Rainbow Bridge. Whether they […]

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Senior dogs for seniors

On October 29th, 2013

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senior dogs for seniors

Senior dogs for seniors

On October 29th, 2013

There’s a lot of fun to be had when owning a puppy, but for some of us, an older dog can make the perfect companion. Senior dogs for seniors can provide the perfect level of love and companionship. Tim Falk reports. Cameo Loving companion to Barbara Gabogrecan, 67, and her husband Pete, 65, Cameo is […]

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He has graced our screens, created our furniture and featured in more than a few top publications (including his own — The Outdoor Room) but Jamie Durie is just as happy at home with his dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Bodhi. Starting his career as a horticulturalist, Jamie Durie has always felt very close to […]

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Raising assistance puppies

On October 22nd, 2013

Raising assistance puppies

On October 22nd, 2013

Assistance dogs are vital for people not capable of living independently, so the job of raising assistance puppies to take on this role is a very important responsibility, writes Kylie Baracz. Taking on a puppy and raising it to become an assistance or therapy dog is a tough job. The young canine spends its first […]

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Animal hoarding

On October 21st, 2013

Animal hoarding

On October 21st, 2013

We love our animals and want to provide for them as best we can, but can it be possible to love them too much — to the point it might actually harm them? Kylie Baracz sheds light on animal hoarding and the reasons behind the addiction. What is animal hoarding? Animal hoarding is when someone […]

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In the dog house

On October 16th, 2013

In the dog house

On October 16th, 2013

Home for a dog doesn’t always mean a kennel out the back or a bed in the living room. Laura Greaves meets some four-legged friends whose dog house is a little unusual. I live… in a children’s hospital Four-year-old Labrador Frankie isn’t just an adored pet — she has a very important job to do. […]

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Wine dogs

On October 15th, 2013

Wine dogs

On October 15th, 2013

Dogs are as ever-present as drinkers in wineries around Australia. Kylie Baracz investigates these establishments’ enduring love affair with wine dogs and meets some of their canine customers. Head to the Hunter Valley or the Barossa for a weekend and scattered about the vineyards you’ll find the rough and tumble winemakers’ dogs. Each is unique […]

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Common canine misbehaviours

On October 11th, 2013

Common canine misbehaviours

On October 11th, 2013

A new study reveals that, before they misbehave, dogs consider whether they’re likely to be caught. Laura Greaves investigates what is behind these common canine misbehaviours. In my experience, it’s usually bad news when a dog suddenly falls silent. This is definitely the case with my pooch, Tex. I invariably know where to find him […]

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Dog friendly holidays

On October 1st, 2013

Dog friendly holidays

On October 1st, 2013

From the mountains to the beach, whether you’re seeking to embrace the winter chill or escape to the sunshine, Danielle Chenery explores Australia’s best options for a dog friendly holiday for two- and four-legged family members. Taking holidays can be tough when you have dogs. The thought of leaving your furry friends behind is just […]

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App for dog lovers

On September 26th, 2013

App for dog lovers

On September 26th, 2013

TV presenter Livinia Nixon chats with Kylie Baracz about her love for Labs, the bond her young son has with their dog, Sam, and her work as an ambassador for the “Choose Tap” campaign, an app for dog lovers. Well-loved presenter and new mum Livinia Nixon has been gracing the small screen for over 16 […]

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