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Preparing for your puppy’s first summer vacation can require some careful planning. Kerry Martin from Puppy Tales tells us about her dog’s first trip to the Great Ocean Road. Photos: Kerry Martin, Puppy Tales Summer was just four months young when she headed off on her first summer vacation with us and her fur-brother, Keiko, […]

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Summer is famous for storms, and along with storm season comes reason to fear for some of our four-legged friends. By Sophia Auld. Shortly after I met my husband, he took me out for a beachside picnic. But our romantic evening was interrupted by a phone call around 9pm. “We’ve got your dog,” the stranger […]

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5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

We look at the five essential training milestones every puppy must reach Everyone knows that puppies need training, but where do you start? When you bring your new puppy home, what are the most important skills and behaviours you need to start teaching him? Let’s take a look at five key puppy training milestones you […]

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Purebred vs rescue: choosing the right dog for you

Whether to adopt a rescue dog or purchase a purebred is an emotive issue that provokes strong opinions. The DOGSLife team talks to those on both sides of the fence. So you’ve made the decision to add a four-legged member to your family. Congratulations! But where to from here? There are many benefits to both […]

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5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

Boost your dog’s brain power and prevent boredom with these five stimulating games and activities. Most dog owners know the importance of physical exercise for their furry friend. A long morning walk, a run on the beach, frolicking at the local off-leash park — they’re all great ways to get your dog’s heart rate up […]

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Tear Stains Explained

On August 18th, 2017

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Tear Stains Explained

Tear Stains Explained

On August 18th, 2017

Whether they are just plain unsightly or a warning sign that all is not well with your pooch, tear stains are a common sight in dogs. Mel Hearse gets down to the nitty-gritty of these little markings Ever wondered what those little rust-coloured marks that develop around your dog’s eyes are or perhaps what causes […]

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7 common winter dog care myths busted

Do you know how to give your dog the best possible care in the chilly winter months? DOGSLife look at and bust seven common winter dog care myths. If you regularly enjoy an early-morning walk with your dog, you’ll probably be aware that winter is well and truly here. Unless you live in certain tropical […]

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Anastasia Casey speaks to Carey Edwards, CEO and co-founder of Australian Working Dogs Rescue International, to find out about the amazing work this organisation does. DL: How did your organisation start? CE: Australian Working Dog Rescue International (AWDRI) actually started as a result of another venture not gathering enough support to begin. A group of […]

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Kristie Bradfield looks back at the origin of pack theory and the role of the alpha dog. There was a time in recent history when becoming the alpha in your own familial pack was what a lot of dog owners aspired to. There were television shows about it, websites and YouTube channels devoted to it, […]

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Pet Insurance: What to consider

Wondering if pet insurance is a life saver or a bank account drainer? Mel Hearse investigates When pet insurance first came out (and I’m about to show my age here), it was a solid no from my husband and me — there was pretty much one option on the table and a list of exclusions […]

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