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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

Let’s talk about poop. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that your dog might eat. If one of those things is poop, you may be reassured to know that your dog is not alone and that scientists have recently come up with new answers about why some canine companions indulge

Walking is good exercise whether you have two legs or four. But you wouldn’t be happy to trot around your backyard, and dogs aren’t, either, veterinarians say. Dogs are tens of thousands of times as sensitive to smell as humans are, so a long, sniffy walk stimulates their brains, gives them opportunities to socialize with

How to take a great photo of your dog – and share with us on Facebook! Trying to get a good photo of your dog can feel like trying to catch the perfect wave. You try to seize the moment, but your dog jumps out of frame the minute you snap. Fortunately, creating a keepsake

Holidays are best when the whole family can get together and enjoy the trip, but what about those members of the family who walk on all fours and are covered with fur? You may have considered taking your furry bundle of joy away with you on holidays. But have you put much thought into the

Teaching your dog some tricks is fun and great way to build the bond between the two of you. Some tricks also improve your dog’s musculoskeletal wellbeing by stretching muscles and increasing flexibility. Here are two easy tricks you can teach your dog today. Bow Why teach your dog to bow? A bow is a

  Koala breeding season is upon us, and when these randy creatures get their groove things on, they may take a moonlight stroll through your backyard. In other words, it’s a good time to review koala/dog diplomacy. There are many steps you can take to make sure dogs and koalas don’t have unwanted encounters, according

After adoption, Jack the Greyhound finds time for zoomies, snoozies and hugs Jack the Greyhound zooms around his yard in Wynnum West as if he’s always had a happy home. The sun bounces off his sleek black coat as he races around for a few minutes, pausing occasionally to nudge one of his stuffed animals.