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Forget toys and clothes; here are the five presents your dog really wants this festive season. Tim Falk reports. Are you unsure what to get your dog this Christmas? Have you already sorted gifts for everyone else but are still tossing up whether to get your pooch a new toy, a stylish new outfit or […]

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Check out some fun beach games you can your furry friend can enjoy this season. By Carrol Baker. If your dog could talk, they’d probably tell you their absolute favourite place to be in summer is chilling by the beach. What’s not to love about plenty of warm sunshine, sand and surf, as well as […]

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It’s never easy leaving your beloved pooch behind, but holidays are a wonderful part of life and when your dog can’t come with you, it’s good to know your options, writes Danielle Chenery. It’s a dilemma dog parents know all too well. Who will look after my pet when I’m away? Thankfully there are lots […]

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Here’s one for the “well, I never” files: did you know dogs can be left- or right-handed, and that it may affect their personality and aptitude for certain tasks? Mel Hearse investigates. Handedness is not only a “thing” with canines, it’s also been the subject of some pretty serious study. In fact, research suggests that […]

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Hugging Can Make Your Dog Annoyed?

On October 5th, 2018

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Hugging Can Make Your Dog Annoyed?

On October 5th, 2018

Could some of the things you do every day be a source of constant annoyance for your dog? Tim Falk finds out. Do you ever get the feeling that your dog sometimes finds you a bit annoying? Does your pet ever roll his eyes at you or seem impatient when you’re slow to grasp whatever […]

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Boarding School for Dogs

On October 5th, 2018

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Boarding School for Dogs

On October 5th, 2018

Too busy to train your dog? Why not try canine boarding school. Kristie Bradfield finds out more about this new trend. The world has changed a lot in the past decade. Society moves so quickly these days that we barely have time to catch our breath, let alone keep up. To make the most of […]

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September 28th is World Rabies Day and Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, is bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal – only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by […]

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It’s a vital skill your four-legged friend must learn. Carrol Baker finds out how to attain the perfect recall.   In off-leash dog parks across Australia there’s always at least one. A bouncy, happy hound that pointedly ignores its master in pursuit of a ball, or perhaps a new doggy friend. Despite plaintive calls, heartfelt […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. Laura Greaves investigates 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 […]

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

Deafness is common in dogs and in many cases cannot be reversed. Caroline Zambrano finds out which breeds are prone to hearing loss and how to live with a deaf dog.   Ivy is a special dog for many reasons. A mix of enchanting beauty and loving personality, the two-year-old blue-eyed Great Dane cross is […]

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