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Vbb In India Sterilising Dogs Credit Edwina Kearney

September 28th is World Rabies Day and Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, is bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal – only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by […]

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It’s a vital skill your four-legged friend must learn. Carrol Baker finds out how to attain the perfect recall.   In off-leash dog parks across Australia there’s always at least one. A bouncy, happy hound that pointedly ignores its master in pursuit of a ball, or perhaps a new doggy friend. Despite plaintive calls, heartfelt […]

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DOGSlife have 10x double passes to see the upcoming Sony film, Alpha which is in cinema’s Thursday, September 27th. Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age which tells a fascinating, visually-stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. For your chance to WIN a double pass, […]

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old dog

Old age can be a difficult time for our pets, but there’s plenty you can do to put a smile on your dog’s face and a wag in his tail. Tim Falk reports.   Watching your young and energetic pet slow down as he progresses into old age can be a heart-wrenching experience. While older […]

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deaf dog

Each issue, we focus on some of the true heroes of the dog world, looking after our canine friends who need it most. This edition, we meet Sonja Coombes from Hear No Evil, Australian Deaf Dog Rescue to find out more about this great organisation. DL: When did you first start Hear No Evil? SC: […]

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Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you or are his efforts at communicating with you lost in translation? Tim Falk reports. Depending on who you ask, the fact that dogs can’t talk is either a crying shame or one of their greatest assets. On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to […]

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

Barking is a normal, natural response for dogs but it can be a noisy problem for your neighbours. Kristie Bradfield discovers how to get a little peace and quiet. Barking is just like talking: it’s how dogs communicate with their owners, neighbours and other dogs. While some barking is normal, it becomes a problem when […]

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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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people dog

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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