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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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dog track

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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greyhounds

This beautiful breed has a bad reputation but a real heart of gold. Carrol Baker learns more about Greyhounds and the people fighting to save them. If you are looking for a gentle, loving dog, that’s low-maintenance, big on cuddles and small on exercise needs, you can go no further than a Greyhound. Yes, you […]

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dog on a leash

Got yourself a pooch and a leash? Melanie Hearse talks to the experts about how to handle any problems that can happen when you go walkies.   Nothing makes a dog’s tail and body say “oh boy, oh boy, oh boy” like bringing out the leash and getting them ready to go for a walk. […]

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dog catching a disc

Is your dog a pro when it comes to the game of fetch? Maybe you should give canine disc a try. By Lauren McKellar The sport of canine disc is not a new one, having originated in the 1970s in America, but it certainly has experienced a growth in popularity in the land down under […]

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dog digging

It is one of the most common “problem” doggy behaviours, but you don’t have to put up with digging, writes Laura Greaves.   Alison and Dallas Parker didn’t realise they had a digger on their hands until nearly a month after welcoming their Border Collie puppy, Logan. Aside from expected puppy mischief, the spirited little […]

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herding test

If Australia was built on the sheep’s back, it was only made possible by the resilience and hard work of our herding breeds. While these dogs may be urbanised, their herding spirit lives on, as Kristie Bradfield discovers.   The herding of livestock is perhaps one of the oldest jobs performed by domesticated dogs. Without […]

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grooming product

Here are some of our favourite products to help keep your pet clean DIY-style. Dyson groom tool Keep your dog looking sharp with the Dyson groom tool. Never has grooming been so easy with this product, which removes the loose hair directly from your dog before he or she has had a chance to shake […]

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dog bath groom

You don’t have to take your dog to a professional groomer to keep him looking his best. Tim Falk investigates the grooming jobs you can easily do at home.   When you decide to get a dog, you agree to take on a range of responsibilities to ensure that your pooch has a healthy and […]

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