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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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The Christmas Parade: a poem by Jeanie Axton

Full of importance On Pageant Day Our canine friends Are out to play Santa costumes Christmas grins White beards flowing From hairy chins Music and laughter Christmas cheer The town comes alive This time of year Thousands of locals Line the street Applauding our friends As they wag to the beat The talk of the […]

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Tenterfield Terrier

On December 6th, 2017

Tenterfield Terrier

On December 6th, 2017

Originating in England, local hunters developed a need for a small, agile dog capable of chasing foxes from their dens.

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It’s common for dogs to be a little over-protective of their bowl or favourite toy. But, as Kristie Bradfield discovers, behaviour like this can become dangerous if it’s not addressed. Dogs are funny creatures. When they find something they love, they’ll love it until there’s nothing left to love. And they’ll protect and guard it […]

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