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Cathy Beer answers:
Why does my dog bark at nothing?
There is a reason for every dog behaviour, whether it is barking, chewing, jumping up or digging up your rose garden. So, it may seem your dog barks at nothing but there is always a reason. The challenge is to find out why your dog is barking! Continue Reading →
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Not all dog training classes are equal – essential tips for choosing a good dog training class
Do you have a new puppy or adopted an adult dog or you’ve tried a few dog trainers but getting nowhere with your dog’s behaviour? Cathy Beer, dog training student at the Delta Institute shares her essential tips for choosing a good dog training class to set your dog up for success (and have fun!) Continue Reading →
Living with a dog in an apartment
Caroline Rockey and Cooper at home. Photo Caroline Rockey.
Pet parent Caroline Rockey knows about living with a dog in an apartment.
It took a lot of research and convincing before Caroline was ready to bring home an adorable Labradoodle puppy called Cooper.
Caroline and her partner, Darren, are expecting their first baby in a few months time. Caroline shares their experience of raising a puppy in an apartment and how they’re preparing Cooper for the baby’s arrival at the end of May. Continue Reading →
5 ways to treat your cat and dog on Valentine’s Day
We can’t imagine life without our pets. They’re always happy to see us and ready with open hearts to love us.
Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection.
So this Valentine’s Day, show your appreciation and do something special for your pet’s well-being. Here are 5 ways to treat your cat and dog on Valentine’s Day.
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5 Most popular dog topics in 2016
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As we gear up for another busy and exciting year ahead, we take a ‘paws’ to look back and compile a list of the 5 most popular dog topics in 2016. Continue Reading →
6 Great Christmas gift ideas for dogs
Entertaining the kids over the Christmas/New Year holidays can be stressful enough. But you won’t have to worry about keeping Fido happy with these 6 great Christmas ideas for dogs!
We’ve asked a range of dog loving experts for their ideas to keep dogs entertained and happy. Some of these Christmas gift ideas for dogs you can make at home for free and others are toys you can buy. Continue Reading →
Dr Kersti Seksel talks about separation anxiety in dogs
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Our podcast today is about separation anxiety in dogs, a problem which is probably more common than we think.
Dr Kersti Seksel is a renowned veterinary behaviour specialist at the Sydney Animal Behaviour Service in Sydney where she treats separation anxiety in dogs. Kersti has presented at many conferences nationally and internationally, she regularly runs webinars, written a book called Training Your Cat, writes for Dog’s Life magazine, and she’s a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network. You may have listened to Kersti on ABC radio’s Tony Delroy’s Nightlife program or seen her on TV show The Project. Continue Reading →
Dog anxiety leading disorder in dogs in 2016
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Dog anxiety is probably the most common class of disorders in dogs today.
At the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Western Australia Division Conference last month, animal behaviour expert, Dr Gaille Perry, talked about recognising and diagnosing anxiety and ways to manage it. Continue Reading →