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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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EnsoPet Do your bit for the environment and invest in an EnsoPet, the compost system that’s perfect for your pet’s waste. Simply install the EnsoPet into your garden, then collect pet waste using the handy tools provided and drop it into your composter. EnsoPet Starter is then sprinkled on top, causing the micro-organisms inside to […]

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Bring the outdoors in and integrate your dog’s furniture into your overall home design with top tips from those in the know. By Katie Cincotta.   The backyard has been ingrained as a sacred outdoor space in Australian culture. Housing affordability and shrinking households may have made it smaller, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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You Ask – Experts Answer

On August 31st, 2018

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You Ask – Experts Answer

On August 31st, 2018

Ask the experts Chasing tail Q: Dear DOGSLife, One of my Aussie Shepherd, Larry, has a favourite activity —chasing his tail. It doesn’t cause us any real problems (although it is a little embarrassing when he does it down at the dog park!) but I was wondering is there a scientific explanation for why he […]

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7 Essential Dog Training Commands

On August 31st, 2018

7 Essential Dog Training Commands

On August 31st, 2018

Sit, stay, come — Tim Falk examines the seven training commands every dog should know. Sit and stay As far as dog training commands go, they don’t come any more basic than sit and stay. “Commands such as sit, down and stay are basic instructions that should be learnt to facilitate everyday life and activities,” says Katie Catherwood from Heads […]

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Many dogs love getting their paws wet in the warmer months, but there are things to know before you let your dog take to water. By Carrol Baker.   Having fun in the sun and taking your four-legged friend swimming is one of the best things about the long lazy days of summer. Most dogs […]

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

This issue, we speak to animal behaviour expert Laura Vissaritis about her relationship with her gorgeous pooch, Chester. I remember the first time I saw my pet. It was seven years ago. I had just moved into a place with a larger yard and had an overwhelming urge to welcome a dog into my life. […]

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Is your dog a pro when it comes to the game of fetch? Maybe you should give canine disc a try. By Lauren McKellar The sport of canine disc is not a new one, having originated in the 1970s in America, but it certainly has experienced a growth in popularity in the land down under […]

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Canine First Aid

On August 3rd, 2018

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Canine First Aid

On August 3rd, 2018

It’s important to keep our pets safe, but would you know what to do if your dog showed signs of distress? Dr Joanna Paul from Creature Clinic gives us her top advice on canine first aid.   No matter how carefully we might live our lives, accidents and emergencies can happen. When a child grazes […]

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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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