Year: 2015

  • Golden Retriever Saves Six-Year-Old Girl from Dying

    Baxter, a Golden Retriever from Glasgow used to be a regular, loveable house pet, but last month his status changed from normal dog to hero dog after he saved 6yr old Olivia Goodman from drowning. Olivia was fighting a high fever and stayed home from school to sleep off the virus. Her mom Amanda Goodman […]

  • Jihu injects a lot of positivity in our lives!

    Rolf and Vyrna are the proud owners of Jihu, the 2nd assistance dog to be placed in a Melbourne home in October. Vyrna recently reported that “all is going well”. It is just one month since Jihu joined us, and I will never forget the sight of Alberto (from Assistance Dogs Australia) at the open front door, […]

  • Caring for Dogs over the Summer Months

    Even for us humans, the Australian summer can be unbearable – especially when temperatures soar over 35 degrees. Air conditioners are a necessity, cold drinks and swimming in a pool or beach provide us with some relief, but it’s important to spare a thought for the wellbeing of our furry family members who are also […]

  • RSL recognises Animals who’ve served Australia

    Animals that have served, and continue to serve, Australia in war and in peace have been honoured at the Caloundra RSL. The RSL branch was approached by the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation to install a plaque in its memorial garden. The dedication ceremony took place yesterday after months of work by the Caloundra RSL and […]

  • Canine Psychology & Behavior Resources

    In order to get the most out of the dog-person relationship, people must have a basic grasp of how dogs think & communicate and a solid grasp of basic canine psychology.   Dog Psychology All dog owners know that there are times when their four-legged friend seems to understand just what they are thinking. Over […]

  • Dog Park Etiquette

    For most dog owners, going to the dog park is a fun way to let your dog get exercise while socializing with other dogs. In order to keep the dog park fun for all visitors, we all need to be mindful of proper dog park etiquette when we visit. Once you and your dog get […]

  • How to choose the right companion dog

    Genetic Health Problems in Companion Animals Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) focus is on Science in the Service of Animal Welfare. The UFAW website aims to help reduce the severity and incidence of breed-related welfare problems in companion animals by providing information for prospective pet owners, breeders and others. The idea is that if you are thinking of […]

  • Do you want a working dog?

    Dogs make fantastic pets. Around the world there are millions of households which have pet dogs, with over 43 million households in the US alone. But dogs don’t just make good pets. They’re also capable of performing a multitude of tasks, from guarding to guiding, which makes them excellent working companions. The Benefit of having […]

  • A new tool to help owners read dogs minds?

    Dognition is a new technology that promises to read dogs’ minds. Can it make them smarter? If you’ve ever wondered just how smart your pup is, now you can find out, thanks to the work of Dr. Brian Hare and his new technology, called ‘Dognition’. Find out how your dog learns Dr. Hare created Dognition, […]

  • Shining a Light on Homeless Dogs

    Territorio de Zaguates, an animal rescue organization in Costa Rica, was having trouble finding forever homes for their mixed breed dogs – 94% of their dogs in their organization. So they had an innovative idea: if people are more likely to adopt when they know the breed of the dog, why don’t we create unique […]