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FURminator Dog deShedding Tool Competition

WIN 1 of 6 FURminator Prize Packs
Total prize pool of $650!!!
Do you have a shaggy pooch, a hairy hound or a tangled terrier? Thanks to Spectrum Brands Australia, you could win a life-changing FURminator grooming pack to get you and your dog through this Autumn shedding season and many more to come! 
Each winner's prize pack (6 in total to be won) will include:
1. 1 x FURminator deShedding Tool
It decreases shedding by up to 90% and stimulates natural oil production, which protects skin and promotes a healthy shiny coat. Choose one model for either short-hair or long-hair dogs and from one of 3 sizes: Small/Medium/Large) PLUS

2. 1 xShed Control Cloths (12-Pack)AND
3 times thicker than traditional wipes, the cloths catch and collect loose surface hair. They're reusable for up to 3 times.

3. 1 x deShedding Ultra Premium Shampoo (473ml)
Enriched with Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, Calendula Extract and Papaya Leaf Extract, the shampoo helps control shedding and also promotes a healthy skin …

Mad Paws Easter Hunt for Dogs - April 9

Sydney pooches and their two-legged plus ones are invited to Australia’s largest ever Easter hunt designed especially for dogs. 

On Sunday 9th April at Blenheim Park (Sydney), Australia’s leading pet-sitting network Mad Paws, will be hosting an Easter Hunt party with hours of fun-filled games and treats to make your dog’s dreams come true.

Reward your loyal best friend by bringing them along to this event, where they can be unleashed to run free in a specially closed off area. Kick off by letting your lovable furry friend go on an exciting doggie egg hunt before some much needed ‘me time’ with a relaxing doggie pedicure in the ‘Pooch Pedi Parlour’.
Once relaxed and looking their best, your pup can go to the pooch ‘pawtrait’ corner - to pout a pose for a picture to take home. 
If your dog is more of an adrenaline junkie, they can let loose with other like minded dogs, in the specially designedagility course.

This adorable event is hosted by Mad Paws, Australia’s largest pet sharing network…

AWLQ Stray Animals Day Challenge - April 4

AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day – a chance to make a $124,000 difference
Ambassador NRL Titan Chris McQueen has launched AWLQ’s inaugural Stray Animals’ Day April 4 challenge with a target of $124,000, to cover the cost of running its vital foster house program.

“An incredible 6,200 animals, or more than 71% of all animals in AWLQ’s care, spend time in foster care each year,” Chris McQueen said.

Animals, just like Oliver. The Staffy cross had a severe skin condition and has so far spent a month with foster carer Amelia and was at the challenge launch.

“It’s amazing to see the difference in Oliver’s condition in that time,” Chris said. “This is clearly a happy dog that is enjoying a home environment while he recuperates.  “In the off-season Nicole and I would be looking to foster for AWLQ – as it’s so rewarding and makes such a difference.”

Animal Welfare League Queensland continues to be a leader in animal rehoming. 

In July last year AWLQ included treatable conditions to the list of reasons an a…

Excessive Dog Barking: Tips & Advice

Barking is a common, frustrating problem for many dog owners. It can cause anything from mild annoyance to neighbourly disputes to formal disciplinary council action. In addition to being hugely stressful to owners, nuisance barking is potentially very dangerous for the dog. Barking can sadly lead to harsh unnecessary punishment, erosion of the human-animal bond and a higher risk of surrender and premature euthanasia. In some extreme cases, barking can lead to dogs being maliciously poisoned. 

For all these reasons, barking is an issue warranting solid understanding and appropriate intervention. Barking has previously received little exploration among the scientific community, despite being one of the most conspicuous features of dog behaviour.

WHAT DOES BARKING MEAN?

Barking is a vocal form of communication, used for both dog-to-dog and dog-to-people communication. However barking comes in many forms, has more nuances and carries far more information than we think. 

Emerging research h…

Houndwave 2017 Doggy Day Out - April 1

Houndwave 2017: it's party time for the pooches of Adelaide!

Adelaide’s Light Square will be letting the dogs out for fun, food and music for dogs and their humans to celebrate all thhings canine on Saturday 1st April 2017.

The Adelaide West End Association is proud to theme this event around responsible dog ownership with charity partners RSPCA South Australia and the Animal Welfare League (SA).

Dogs and families can enjoy a day out in beautiful Wauwi – Light Square (Adelaide), with a terrific lineup so bring a picnic blanket, relax and enjoy the day! 
People food, dog treat and pet accessory stalls will line the square with a licensed area (not a BYO event) for the over-age owners. 

The family friendly day will be made musical with a great line up of local acts including: Thom Lion, Donnarumma, Paige Court, Sasha March, Todd Sibbin and more.

Free face painting, henna, imagination playground, free doggy gift bags for the first 500 to visit and find the Unison marquee, plus 100 bandanas…

Dog Sports - Herding: the Joy of Working!

Discover how the dog sport of herding delivers fun and fitness for both dogs and handlers.
In the 19th century, farmers and farm workers in many countries developed a competitive sport based on the daily work of dogs on the farm. Herding trials involve controlled movement of stock around a standard course that mimics situations which occur on a farm, e.g. gathering in stock grazing in a paddock and putting them through a narrow laneway or into a pen. 
Herding is different from other dog sports because it is not just about the handler and the dog: there is an equally important third party—the stock! The handler must watch the stock as well as the dog, and develop an understanding of their behaviour. The dog may have an instinctive knowledge of stock behaviour, but it has to grow in confidence and effectiveness while learning to respond to commands. The reward is that, if the dog has a strong herding instinct, it will love herding more than anything in the world!

THE FIRST TRIALS

The first …

Sydney Royal Dog Show - April 6 to 19

Loveable and majestic canines to put their best paw forward at the  PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show!

If there’s one place where you’ll find Australia’s finest purebred pedigree dogs, well-behaved and primed to perfection, it’s the Sydney Royal Dog Show which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from April 6 until April 19.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan, the Sydney Royal Dog Show is supported by Dogs NSW, the controlling body of pure bred dog breeding and exhibiting in NSW, and is the biggest and most prestigious canine competition in the country. The event is a popular part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the largest event in the Southern Hemisphere organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
This year, the Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show is expected to attract thousands of entries across Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Junior Handling and Sweepstakes classes during the 14 days of competition – all vying to be crowned best in their breed and discipline, said Brian Cru…