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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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Your puppy's first vet visit: what to expect

Your puppy’s first vet visit can be all important to setting your dog up for positive associations down the track. We tell you what to expect. Today will be the start of a happy lifelong relationship between your trusted vet and your furry best buddy. Therefore, it’s important to prepare your puppy to ensure it’s […]

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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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What are the most common dog injuries?

What are the most common dog injuries and how can you stop them happening to your pet? For small-animal vets, every day is different from the last. Treating all sorts of pets for all manner of illnesses, injuries and ailments means that you can never quite be sure what each day will hold. However, there […]

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5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

We look at the five essential training milestones every puppy must reach Everyone knows that puppies need training, but where do you start? When you bring your new puppy home, what are the most important skills and behaviours you need to start teaching him? Let’s take a look at five key puppy training milestones you […]

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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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Remembering Jazz (Our Golden Cocker Spaniel 2005-2017) Remembering The puppy in our son’s lap Golden soft coat Wagging tail Bright eyes Remembering Dog obedience lessons Walks round the block Runs in the pines Swims in the pool Remembering Escaping out of the gate Tail wagging when returning home Climbing through kid’s windows Snoozing in her […]

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Australian Shepherd

On January 16th, 2018

Australian Shepherd

On January 16th, 2018

The Australian Shepherd is animated, enthusiastic and eager to please. It is a highly intelligent and dependable breed, thriving on attention and social interaction.   Australian Shepherd Facts Personality: The Australian Shepherd is animated, enthusiastic and eager to please. It is a highly intelligent and dependable breed, thriving on attention and social interaction. Suitable for: […]

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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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