Dogs Life Updates

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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dog swimming

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

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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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Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

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Chihuahuas are like potato chips

Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

Two little Chihuahua’s Nellie and Anne Traveling around Australia in a RV van Two little Chihuahua’s sit on camp chairs Human companions have to sit elsewhere Two little Chihuahua’s guarding the van Yapping to strangers “I’ve been everywhere man” Two little Chihuahua’s sleep on the bed A pillow for each to rest their head Two […]

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dog foster

Fostering a dog is only meant to be a temporary arrangement, but sometimes a dog’s short-term stopover can end up being its forever home. Tim Falk reports.   Sasha once was shy and scared, but now she’s the picture of health. Stephanie and Sasha Stephanie Moses works at the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) Warra […]

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Canines for a cause In South Africa, an organisation is training dogs to help make a difference when it comes to wild animal poaching. By Crispin Andrews.   A South African man suspected of poaching stood smugly in his living room. Organised crime officers all but knew he was involved; the gang leader they’d arrested […]

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Our Australia-wide correspondents trek the high and low roads with their canine counterparts in search of a pooch-tastic adventure. New South Wales Peter takes his dog Danger to explore a popular surf spot at Avoca Beach. When you first pull up to the dog-friendly area of Avoca Beach, one thing is clear — this area […]

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