Happy and healthy in a new home – but how to get there?

Happy and healthy in a new home – but how to get there?

Opening up your home to a rescue dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life but it can also be very stressful for both you and your new canine companion. More than just chewed furniture, toilet training and gaining the trust of a furry friend, there is a great deal of anxiety on both sides of the relationship and knowing right first steps can make all the difference. We spoke to WA dog trainer Eric Crozier, who has spent more than a decade training and assessing dogs from rescues and shelters, about how to welcome a...

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Respect at the Heart of Dingo Care

Respect at the Heart of Dingo Care

David Charlesworth Media by Bernadette Ong Exhibiting a major overload of cuteness three dingo puppies, not yet two months old, tumble over and nip each other in their enclosure. Yet for all the abounding fuzzy cuteness, their care is a huge responsibility even beyond that of dogs, which many owners desiring to take one in aren’t prepared for. Wildlife carers Ann and Warren Painter have been caring for dingoes since 1974, receiving them from rangers, pounds and rescues. While they are magnificent animals, Ann said, people are taking them in without fully understanding that they are not just another type...

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