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By Anne-Marie George It’s not everyday that you get to spend the day attending, stroking, cuddling and training a variety of beautiful pets but that’s exactly the opportunity one has at the Animal Welfare League’s (AWL) various school holiday programs. The 1st of July is the centre’s Animal Antics Activities Day. From 9.30am – 2.30pm

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By Anne-Marie George Have you ever wonder what it would feel like to have a German Shepherd latched to your forearm? I suspect it might be a bit heavy and you may feel a little pressure around the area where the jaw fixes to the protective sleeve, not really the most comfortable of experiences but

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By Anne-Marie George Loss is like a deep and oozing gash.  The initial injury is acute, requiring focused attention and many resources, but even after time and with significant healing the scar is forever visible and tender when touched.  In the past year I have experienced the pain of losing two hairy, sometimes smelly and

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Imagine if we believed every look expressed on the face of a dog.  I suspect we’d all be a in a lot of strife.  Dogs are overt when communicating their needs and are unswervingly committed to getting those needs met.  There are few more important needs then exercise and social contact but unfortunately, these two

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By Anne-Maree George The weekend affords each of us the opportunity to rest and reconnect after a hectic, action-packed week of obligation and activity.  Some of us sleep-in, others tackle the housework, while still others may dust off the joggers and play a little social sport.  Whatever our agenda, you can bet that for the

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  By Anne-Marie George What makes a dog park a dog park?  Is it the fence and gate?  Or the poo bag dispenser and bins?  Perhaps it’s the Council sign listing the rules and regulations or could it just be the gang of dogs congregating in a focused area with mischief on their minds? I

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NEW YEARS SPECIAL: 2 WALKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE FOR A MONTH!!  (To Redeem, join our Collar Club by end of January and mention “NEW YEAR” when you make your booking) The Importance of Exercise Does your dog chew, scratch or dig around the home? Whine, bark, or act manic? “Difficult” dogs are often

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By Anne-Marie George There once lived a pooch mini in stature but maxi in attitude.  He patrolled his yard with vigour, scrutinizing every nook and cranny for sly lizards set for a ground assault of the yard or the seemingly innocent passerbys clearly plotting sinister activity.  But even this ceaseless surveillance was of little challenge

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By Anne-Marie George Perched parallel to the City-Ipswich train line, between Auchenflower and Milton Stations, is Milton Park, housing Milton Park Dog Park.  Funnily enough I feel like the park has somewhat of a business/commuter atmosphere, with all the necessary amenities suitably supplied but in a very sensible and structured manner, which I think deters

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By Anne-Marie George Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above … don’t fence me in.[1]  Is this not the anthem of every dog?  For most of our four-legged friends the suburban backyard is sadly lacking, with barely sufficient room for a meander let alone a solid run, and everyday, the same old

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