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dog in backyard

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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bullying or playful

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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regular exercise

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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therapy sleeping

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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dog pain

Do you recognise the behaviour and body language that could indicate your pet is in pain? Tim Falk reports. No dog lover likes to see their pet in any sort of pain. Whether it’s the aching joints of arthritis or simply a visit to the vet that requires them to endure some brief discomfort, we […]

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dog eating food

The right dog food will give your pet all the nutrients she needs for a happy and healthy life. But how do you know which food is best? Tim Falk reports. Of all the decisions facing new dog owners, from finding a vet to picking out a collar, choosing a dog food is probably the […]

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Food journalist Sofia Levin talks about Jinkee, her 18-month-old Instagram-famous Toy Poodle I remember the first time I saw my pet. Jinkee and her brother were in their bed, two tiny sausages just four weeks old. I had asked the breeder if I could visit before choosing my puppy as I didn’t like the idea […]

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grooming competition

Have you ever imagined entering a dog grooming competition? Caroline Zambrano learns what it takes to fur-style for a prize. Competing in a room full of professional dog groomers and a watchful public can be daunting for anyone, regardless of the level of grooming and competition experience they have. It can also be stressful, even […]

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