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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 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

On August 31st, 2018

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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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