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  When you open presents, does your dog watch eagerly, hoping there’s a little something in the package for her? Does her bark start to sound like “Jingle Bells” as December approaches? Ok, maybe the answer on that last one is no. And maybe your dog doesn’t really understand the concept of gifts, but it’s

It’s the rare dog that never grosses an owner out. From occasional accidents, to illness and toys marinated in drool and dusted in dirt, our canine companions often leave us wrinkling our noses. Fear, not dear pet owner! Spot brings you this handy guide to keeping your home clean even if you share it with

Thinking about adopting? Here are a few pointers… Adopting a dog can be a great way to find your new canine companion. Spot asked Peninsula Animal Aid in Redcliffe, which aims to find new homes for hundreds of cats and dogs every year, about what to think about when considering adopting. Here is what they

  Feeding your dog is like brushing your teeth – one of those mindless tasks to which we give little thought. But veterinarians say that you should match the frequency and method of feeding to your pet’s needs. Be sure to ask your pet’s doctor what will work best. Plenty of dogs will get the

You may need a bath or shower every day, but your dog doesn’t. Even so, dogs do need a good scrub every now and then. Here are a few pointers to making bath time easier for you and your pet: Start by asking your vet or breeder how often your dog needs a bath. Most

With it lush shaded paths and coastal views, Sydney is a walker’s paradise. But some spots are better for your dog than others, so check out our list of best places to walk your pooch in Australia’s largest city: Rowland Reserve – We start with the Rowland Reserve because it has everything for both you and

Your dog may enjoy chomping on your furniture, shoes or children’s toys, but we’re guessing you don’t enjoy this canine habit. To stop your dog from gnawing away at your belongings, you first need to understand why your dog is chewing, said Maddie Ross, who runs Beacon Dog Training on the Gold Coast. Many dogs

In Melbourne, you never know when the sun will burst forth and make for the perfect time to walk your dog. That’s why it pays to be prepared. With Spot’s handy list, you will never be short of ideas for great locations where your dog can roam and sniff to its heart’s (and nose’s) content.

  Walking your dog should be a pleasant stroll, not an epic game of tug-of-war. But most dogs need a little training to be good walking companions. With a little work, you can teach your dog to walk beside you, or at least not to drag you down the footpath. Start by making sure you

The legendary Iditarod sled dog race kicked off in Alaska March 3, which got us wondering whether anyone races sled dogs in sunny Australia. Turns out the answer is yes. Victoria’s Mount Buller is sled dog headquarters, featuring races amid the snowy mountain slopes. About 30 teams are expected to compete in a new race