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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

Deafness is common in dogs and in many cases cannot be reversed. Caroline Zambrano finds out which breeds are prone to hearing loss and how to live with a deaf dog.   Ivy is a special dog for many reasons. A mix of enchanting beauty and loving personality, the two-year-old blue-eyed Great Dane cross is […]

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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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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

Dog on the nose? Caroline Zambrano explains the reasons for canine flatulence and just what you can do about it. It’s invisible, usually silent and smells something awful. We’re not talking about a ghost zombie crawling out of the sewer in a horror movie. It is Fido’s flatulence — the excessive formation of gases in […]

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dog in the cold

Keeping your dog warm in winter should be a priority for all pet owners. Carrol Baker explains how. From cool coats to boots with bling and thermos-cushioned beds, keeping your dog warm, cosy and comfortable this winter couldn’t be easier (or more stylish). Rugging up In winter, larger breeds of dogs with long coats such […]

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Dogs with problem behaviour can be a danger to themselves and others. Kristie Bradfield discovers how rehabilitation can help them live happier lives. As a dog owner, you’ve probably had a few encounters with threatening or antisocial canines. You know the type: the minute you step into the dog park, they accost you with unbridled […]

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You want your dog to snooze the night away in comfort, right? Lauren McKellar asks three key members of the canine industry what you should consider when choosing a dog bed. Choosing a bed can feel like a daunting task. With so many different options ranging in price from the very cheap to the downright […]

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Bring the outdoors in and integrate your dog’s furniture into your overall home design with top tips from those in the know. By Katie Cincotta.   The backyard has been ingrained as a sacred outdoor space in Australian culture. Housing affordability and shrinking households may have made it smaller, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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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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Choosing your pet

On February 23rd, 2018

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Choosing your pet

Choosing your pet

On February 23rd, 2018

It’s a decision that will stay with you for a lifetime. Lauren McKellar looks at some helpful tips when it comes to choosing your pet. Choosing your pet is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. The new addition to your family is one which will hopefully be with you for […]

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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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