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Animals that have been given up for adoption or abandoned are often fearful, anxious and distrusting. This can manifest in unwanted, often perceived aggressive and antisocial behaviours, which is why rehabilitation is paramount. Anastasia Casey investigates.   Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is truly one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have. […]

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How to Calm a Hyperactive Dog

On September 7th, 2018

How to Calm a Hyperactive Dog

On September 7th, 2018

Do you know how to calm your pet down when he gets into a frenzy of excitement? Tim Falk reports. A happy, excited dog is a wonderful sight to behold: bouncing up and down, tail wagging her entire body, unable to sit still and every fibre of her being seemingly bursting with energy and unbridled […]

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Eat, Play, Love

On September 7th, 2018

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Eat, Play, Love

On September 7th, 2018

There’s no shortage of information on the importance of training and nutrition, but how important is playing with your dog for their mental and physical health? Mel Hearse investigates. Anyone familiar with child development (or a consumer of parenting publications) knows that while children are at play, they are learning valuable life skills. This is […]

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You want your dog to snooze the night away in comfort, right? Lauren McKellar asks three key members of the canine industry what you should consider when choosing a dog bed. Choosing a bed can feel like a daunting task. With so many different options ranging in price from the very cheap to the downright […]

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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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How to Teach Fetch the Correct Way

On September 7th, 2018

How to Teach Fetch the Correct Way

On September 7th, 2018

Fetch is a simple game loved by pooches and their owners alike. Danielle Chenery provides you with the steps to get started and a few extensions for those who’ve already mastered the game. Dock diving, anyone?   One of life’s simple joys is taking your dog to the local park for a game of fetch. […]

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Danielle Chenery explores the signs that may mean your dog’s behaviour has veered into bullying territory. Like people, dogs bring their own baggage to social interactions; their unique personalities and personal histories all influence how they get along with other dogs. But that doesn’t mean they can act inappropriately. The tricky thing is knowing when […]

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From exercise and diet to training and quality time with the family, there’s a whole lot you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy. Tim Falk reports. A healthy dog is a happy dog, and we all want our pets to be as happy as possible. But do you know what you can […]

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A therapeutic and relaxing massage is one of life’s great pleasures. But did you know that Fido can also benefit from this indulging past-time? By Carrol Baker. There’s nothing quite like the pure bliss of a massage to feel your aches, pains and stress melt away. Dogs also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage, which […]

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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

Carrol Baker looks at hypothyroidism, an often-misunderstood condition in dogs that can be managed when diagnosed properly. Have you noticed your dog gaining weight? Does your pooch seem listless, or very sleepy? Or is its coat looking dull and patchy? If any of these symptoms apply, your dog might be suffering from hypothyroidism or thyroid […]

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