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Golden Retriever

On April 19th, 2008

Golden Retriever

On April 19th, 2008

Facts Personality: This people-loving breed is easy to fall head-over-heels in love with due to its beautiful temperament and love without reservation loyalty. It is the perfect family pet and is full of life and warmth. However, the Golden needs to be taken in as part of the family. Suitability: The Golden is perfect for […]

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Walk your dog without pulling

On April 19th, 2008

Walk your dog without pulling

On April 19th, 2008

Who’s pulling who? Dog trainer Karin Larsen Bridge shows you how to walk your dog without pulling the lead. For many people, teaching their dog to walk on a lead without pulling is the biggest training problem they face as pet owners. From the dogs perspective, of course, you are the problem Why bother taking […]

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The ABCs of dog training

On April 16th, 2008

The ABCs of dog training

On April 16th, 2008

Position changes are like the ABCs of dog training. Although you can achieve a reasonable level of control over your dog just by having a reliable sit, teaching stand and down gives you greater options and will make training more interesting. Delta behavioural trainer Karin Larsen Bridge from Get S.M.A.R.T (Successful Motivation And Reward Trained) […]

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Chinese Crested Dog

On April 15th, 2008

Chinese Crested Dog

On April 15th, 2008

Facts Care and exercise The powder-puff variety, which can occur in the same litter as the baldy, requires daily grooming to prevent mats and tangles, but it is not a heavy coat and on such a small dog this is not a difficult task. The hairless needs only about 30 seconds brushing its five lots […]

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Homeless and hungry, hiding in the shadows. That’s life for thousands of dogs on the streets of India, it’s an International stray dog crisis. Jilea Carney, a board member of Vets Beyond Borders reports exclusively for Dogs Life on the organisations life-saving work and healing of broken hearts and spirits. It’s five o’clock on a […]

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Dogs eating poop

On April 12th, 2008

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Dogs eating poop

On April 12th, 2008

Dogs Life resident veterinarian Dr Michael Archinal regularly consults with dog owners about their dogs eating poop/faeces. After all, no dog-loving person wants to be greeted at the door with a foul-smelling kiss. Archinal says unless there is a medical reason causing the behaviour, eating faeces is normal, but there is potential for it to […]

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Stress Management for dogs

On April 11th, 2008

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Stress Management for dogs

On April 11th, 2008

Devoting time to training and following a correct diet and exercise plan helps to raise a well-adjusted and healthy pet. However, dogs and their owners do not always encounter the perfect world. Many owners find themselves faced with a dog suffering some form of stress or ill-health. Sue Moses discovers various natural therapies and training […]

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The process of importing and exporting pets under Australian animal quarantine laws can take several weeks and even months to follow through. Hence, careful planning must be undertaken to avoid stressing yourself and your pet. Dogs Life spoke to AQIS senior vet officer Dr Geoff Parker about general export procedures for importing and exporting from […]

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Teach an old dog new tricks!

On April 6th, 2008

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Teach an old dog new tricks!

On April 6th, 2008

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? The answer is yes. Just like people, dogs are never too old to learn. Carrol Baker reports. Training an older dog has enormous benefits. A dog that is physically and mentally active will age more gracefully than one that has led a sedentary life. If you train […]

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Deadly Worms in dogs

On April 5th, 2008

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Deadly Worms in dogs

On April 5th, 2008

Keeping your dog free of worms is an important part of dog ownership. There are, however, many different types of deadly worms in dogs that needs to be protected from, and the choice of treatments is varied. Rachel Belshaw investigates the parasites that can attack your dog and what you can do to prevent infection. […]

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