"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."

10 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

According to RSPCA statistics, a little over half of all dogs brought into shelters are rehomed. Some were reclaimed by their owners, but not all dogs were so lucky. Before you pick up that cute little woofer from the pet store, you may want to consider adopting from a shelter. Some people think mixed breed dogs are bodgy, but [...]

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Should you worry if your dog is not eating?

It’s common for dogs to wolf down their food, so when your furry friend suddenly turns his nose up at his bowl and refuses it, it’s only natural to worry. As a result, many owners will rush their dog to the vet. However, with the average dog costing $25,000 during their lifetime, it’s wise to explore [...]

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Healthy Hips for Dogs

We all dread the thought of our dogs growing old, slowing down or experiencing pain. What most of us don’t know is; dogs can slow down due to age or as a result of joint problems, in particular in the hips. If your dog starts showing a sudden unwillingness to move around, it’s time to [...]

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Six Important Things to Teach Your Dog Immediately

The most important things to teach your dog are designed to ensure you have a good housemate and you can live together in harmony, and of course, that your dog is safe.  As with anything in life, training is not a quick job and requires patience and knowledge to ensure you are doing it correctly [...]

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Is there a such thing as a perfect dog?

If I had to guess, I’d suppose that I spend more time Googling dog-related topics than the average person. And it’s not just Google either: My YouTube and Instagram histories are full of all kinds of dog-related searches. I love it, of course, because as this site proclaims, I am obsessed with dogs. But, I gotta […]

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Why does my Dog Lick Me?

“Hello, I would love to get my wet sloppy tongue all over your face.” If dogs could talk, I guess that is how the conversation on licking you would go. But unfortunately, they don’t speak. And that conversation never happens; they just start smooching!  All over your face, sometimes your mouth, your legs or even [...]

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Top Tips for Trimming your Dog’s Nails

Are you tempted to give your pooch a pedicure, give his nails a trim?  Maybe because you want to save some money, or it's simply more convenient for you, or you just don't want your pooch to have the stress of a visit to the groomer. These are all good reasons.  Grooming your pet can [...]

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7 Steps to Writing a Winning Pet Profile to Impress Landlords

So, you have found a perfect apartment or house to move into and you are excited to do so. Or you are applying for a rental and want to bring along your pet. It doesn't matter what kind of pet you have, some landlords are simply reluctant to have a pet on their property for [...]

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Has Cooper calmed down? On dogs with anxiety…

Sometimes the stars align… A month or so ago, John and I were out for a jog, and Cooper suffered a smidge of a meltdown. We started talking about his overall anxiety. Yes, it’s gotten better. No, it’s not “better.” Our management has improved, and Cooper’s threshold has expanded. Combined, we do better overall. We […]

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How Much Sleep Do Dogs Need?

If you are a household with dogs like me, then you understand that dogs do not necessarily have regular sleep patterns unlike people, who generally spend the daytime awake and sleep at night. You may also be surprised at the fact that dogs of different breeds also have differences in sleeping patterns. Consequently, some dogs [...]

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Grooming Your Pet At Home

Grooming your pet at home can be tempting.   I mean, how hard can it be?  Well if like me you chanced on cutting your own hair at some point in your life, you'll understand that's there's more to it than meets the eye!  The other consideration is cost - the DIY option sounds like an [...]

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3 of the best TED Talks about dogs

I don’t know about you guys, but I adore TED talks. They are my go-to YouTube binge on Friday nights (because I’m so cool). There are so many amazing talks, and I love to watch a wide variety–lately I’ve been watching a ton of child development, and I spent a whole night of watching TED […]

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Guide to Getting the Best Pet Insurance For You

Pets are an important part of the family across Australia and our love of pets is revealed when we consider that according to the RSPCA Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world! There are an estimated 33 million pets in Australia! Dogs are the most common pet, with 39% [...]

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Take your Dog to Work Day – June 22 – Get Ready!

Dogs have been man’s best friend forever!  They have lived and worked alongside us from hunting and tracking to keeping us safe at night. However, in this modern day and age, this relationship has long been abandoned with more and more dogs being left to sit at home all day while we go about our [...]

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Kitten parenting hacks to make life easier

Caring for a pet is not a child’s play. After all, pets are not toys. That said, it’s essential that you stay conscious that your pet is a living being with its own needs. Of course, even if you’re a responsible owner, life can get in your way and leave you less room for spending [...]

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Why I’ve come around to the phrase pet parenting

File this one under: “You do you, boo.” (Kind of like this one.) Anyways, some pet blogger friends and I had this conversation a while ago, and I’ve been meaning to write about it but kept putting it off. Part of me was like, Well, who really cares what you think about this topic. And part of me […]

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Glacial progress adds up when training reactive dogs: Coop’s big win!

Last week, as we walked laps around our favorite park, one of the social workers from our adoption agency called John. They had a professional photographer lined up for Saturday to snap some photos to decorate their offices. Were we interested… oh, and bring your dog! We said yes! Of course! And then we started […]

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Gratitude

Sometimes when I see someone walking their dog down the sidewalk, I watch the dog’s tail swish around happily, head bobbing, taking in all the sniffs. I see dogs stop to greet other people and other dogs out on their walks, or–even better–I see dogs walk past and ignore other people and other dogs out on their […]

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Animal Sleeping Habits

Have you ever wondered if animals dream?  Did you know that some animals sleep standing up to protect themselves from being attacked? Giraffes are one of those animals and only sleep 1.9 hours a day!  Check out this great infographic produced by Greyhounds as Pets NSW - and of course don't forget that Greyhounds make [...]

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The Power of Dogs – how a dog can change your life for the better

Pets are not only our best friends but can also be lifesavers and therapists. They not only reduce stress and provide companionship when it is needed, but they also contribute to the improvement of our health. Pets are also known to be able to assist us with emotional and physical healing. Here are 6 ways [...]

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Zero-waste pet care is impossible… but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!

OK, here’s the thing: {{dusting off my soapbox… it’s been a while since I’ve climbed up here…}} A few years ago, I devoured content around zero-waste living. I took notes. Ordered bamboo toilet paper. Subscribed to YouTubers and Instagrammers. Joined a few Facebook groups. Through all of that, I felt equally inspired and intimidated. There’s […]

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Reading List: The best books of summer (+ giveaways!)

Ah, summer! A warm breeze, a cool drink, and a giant pile of books to work through poolside! That’s my ideal summer, anyway. Of course, it’s not always quite so idyllic, but it’s the dream! If you’re anything like me, though, the summer TBR (to-be-read) pile can feel overwhelming. There are just so many great […]

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DNA (Genetic) Testing for Dogs

For dog owners who have a mixed breed dog in their family, knowing their type of dog is often a discussion with various viewpoints that can be amusing!  But it can be a serious topic that is important.  While some dogs have distinctive features, you never know what branches may be in a pet’s family [...]

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