Dog Ownership

Can you feed your dog a ‘plant based’ or vegan diet?

The vegan movement is growing, and some pet owners are following suit with their pets. But is a vegan diet good for dogs?

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How assistance dogs change lives

While doggos of all walks of life can help their owners thrive day-to-day, there are those of us who need more support – whether it be psychiatric, physiological or therapeutic. For them, there’s assistance dogs: dogs trained to perform the specific and valuable tasks that improve the lives of their owners each and every day. We’ve…

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Puppy teething: what you need to know

Here’s what you need to understand what your pup is going through and what you can do to help ease their teething aches.

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How to exercise your dog in hot weather

Australian summers, especially recently, reach astronomical temperatures, and last for what feels like forever. If you’re not a summer lover, you likely spend the spring struggling to stop and enjoy the flowers and dread the days to come. For most of us, it’s easy to take a break on strenuous physical activity when the temperature…

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Can dogs get sunburn?

As the Australian summer blazes on – reaching record heights in temperature and staggeringly steamy days – you’re probably wondering about the best way to care for your doggo in this heat.

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Can my dog get coronavirus? Your dog questions answered.

Being prepared and informed during the pandemic is the best thing you can do for your dog, for you and for everybody.

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Is rawhide bad for my dog?

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the staggering amount of information out there on rawhide. Here is exactly what rawhide is, and the information you need to make the right decision for your dog. 

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Why obedience training is essential for a well-behaved dog

Obedience training is vital to owning a well-behaved dog. Read an extract from Lara Shannon’s book on how training provides your dog with the leadership they need to help reduce stress and confusion in an uncertain world.

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How to use treats when training your dog

Want to start training your dog but not sure where to start? Here’s how to use dog training treats to teach your dog some new tricks.

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5 ways to be a sustainable dog owner

Dogs and the outdoors go hand in hand–there’s no way we can have one without the other. Here are 5 things you can do to improve the life of your best mate and the earth in one go.

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What is operant conditioning and should I use it for training my dog?

Like humans, dogs learn through operant conditioning and the good or bad consequences that come from a certain action or behaviour.

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