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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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dog next to baby

Introducing a new two-legged baby to your much-loved four-legged friend can be a real challenge. By Katie Cincotta. What are the chances that the animal behaviourist you’ve asked to offer insights about preparing for the arrival of a baby has just had her second little one? Quite good, it seems. Melbourne’s Dr Kate Mornement, an […]

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Pet Ownership: Why the Decline?

On August 31st, 2018

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Pet Ownership: Why the Decline?

On August 31st, 2018

Owning a dog is one of life’s greatest joys, but is there too much red tape involved? Lauren McKellar speaks to Dr Chris Brown to find out more. A life without pets is barely a life at all. Whether you own a fabulous feline, a super-cool canine, or something in between, we love our companion […]

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This issue, we spoke to Annie, owner of Paddington, the gorgeous Shar Pei who’s taken Instagram by storm.   I remember the first time I saw my pet. He was the smallest little piglet I’d ever seen, so small he hadn’t even one wrinkle yet. He had smooth little feet and a very adorable black […]

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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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dog vaccinations

We vaccinate our kids, so should we be vaccinating our dogs too? Carrol Baker discovers just how important these life-savers are for our pets.   Vaccinations aren’t much fun, but they’re part of life for your dog. Just as humans benefit from vaccinations to prevent diseases like mumps or the flu, your dog should be […]

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