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Puppy Training

Puppy Training Tips

Learn how dogs think, with lessons to teach good behaviour and a calm mind.

Learning to Leave Your Dog Alone

We all love our pets, but how much attention is too much? And how can you help them avoid developing separation anxiety?

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Why Are Our Dogs so Anxious?

Dogs are great for our mental health. But we might not be great for theirs.

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What You Need to Know about Crate Training Your Dog

While it might sometimes seem cruel, crate training can provide your pet with a greater sense of security and comfort.

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Park Etiquette

Easing back into a social life this weekend? Maybe take a moment to brush up on your dog park manners.

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Five Steps to Successfully Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack

Don’t assume your new and existing dog are gonna be automatic best mates. It might take a bit of work until they love each other as much as you do.

How To Tell Your Dog You Love Them

How To Tell Your Dog You Love Them

We know you love your dog. But all those kisses and cuddles might not be sending the message you want.

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Dog Health

Health and Nutrition

Knowledge to develop strong immune systems and long, happy lives.

A Crash Course in Puppy Health Essentials

Heres what you “need to know right now” about your pup’s health and wellbeing.

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My Dog Eats Too Fast!

Trying to get your pup to slow down and savour their meal? These tips can help make dinner a pleasure, not a race.

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How to Choose the Best Dry Dog Food

Overwhelmed by the zillions of options for your pet? Same. Let’s try unravel this mystery together.

Everything You Need to Know about Brushing Dog’s Teeth

Regular dental care does more than help dogs avoid pain. It could literally save their life.

Preparing Your Dog Ready for Their First Vet Visit

We chatted to the team at Johnston Street vet about what to expect from your dog’s first vet visit, things to prepare, and how to make sure it’s a good experience for your pet.

Vitamin D and Dogs

Nutrition: Vitamin D and Dogs

10shares Just like with humans, the right level of Vitamin D is essential to your dog’s health. Vitamin D for dogs is vital for the regulation of the calcium and phosphorus levels in the body and general immune system health. About Vitamin D and Dogs There are two main types of Vitamins, water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble […]

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Getting a Puppy

Getting a dog

Answering the big decisions like rescue or breeder, the right personality for your family, and more.

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A State-by-State Breakdown of Pet Rental Laws Around Australia

Thinking about getting a dog but you’re a renter? Here’s what you need to know.

Should You Get a Dog?

With so many people stuck at home, dog adoptions are surging. But are you really ready for a pet?

What to Know about Bringing a Dog Home for the First Time

Remember, first impressions count.

How to Puppy Proof Your Home

You might be ready for a puppy, but is your house?

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How to Choose a Dog Breed That Is Right for You?

3shares So you have decided to get a dog, have thought about rescue or not, and made up your mind about whether a mix breed, crossbreed or pure breed is right for you. Great work! Now you’re up to choosing a dog breed. This might actually end up being the trickiest part: There are more than […]

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Introducing Dogs and Babies

Growing up with a dog can be a really special experience. But making sure kids and pets get on requires a proper introduction.

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65% of Aussie dogs have skin problems. Wild!

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