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    Why having dogs in your life is the greatest gift of all

    I never thought or expected that having animals (in my case, a dog) would enrich my life immensely – physically and emotionally. What began many thousands of years ago as a mutual-services contract between two very different species – humans and dogs – became something much more like love. What is love anyway? Love is…

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    One child (dog) syndrome

    Bowie is my only pet dog and as first-time parent, I admit I’m over-protective at times and often spoil him. Bowie is such a social dog, to both humans and other dogs. We often take him to the parks and he’s made a lot of furry and non-furry friends. Though I’ve also been made aware…

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    Master Bowie TV

    Ep.1 Paw Wow with Cat Saunders (The K9 Company)

    Our first episode of Master Bowie TV featured Cat Saunders, dog trainer and behaviourist from The K9 Company, who had been a life safer throughout Bowie’s many antics and escapades – Read my article ‘From Brat to Fab: The Power of Training’. Master Bowie sat down with Cat to talk about her inspiration, hero/mentor, training…

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    When you have a pulling dog…

    Oh how I wish there’s a quick remedy for pulling dogs but unfortunately there’s no easy way! Bowie pulled, and he’s a very STRONG and PERSISTENT puller as well. He’s so much better now and we started to (actually) enjoy walking him, rather than seeing it as a chore. There were times when I just…

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    Bowie & Friends

    Two Ladies & A Gentleman

    Meet Tresca and Linda Peaches – the Two Ladies, and Julian – the Gentleman. Tresca and Julian are proud new owners of Linda Peaches, a 6 year old Ridgeback/American Staffie X. Linda (as she’s called) is a rescue dog. Her previous owner sadly had to find her a new home as he’s moving overseas. Tresca…

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    10 Things You’ll Only Understand When You Have A Labrador

    Recently I’ve joined a Labrador forum and got talking with other Lab owners. It’s good to know that I’m not the only one who experiences ‘things you’ll only understand when you have a Labrador’. I’ve compiled my ‘Top 10 Favourites’: The Biting – How could this cute, soft little thing suddenly turn into a crocopup?…

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    Vet & Pet Bills – How to Minimise Them?

    Bowie had a long history with vets especially due to his leg injuries. In Bowie’s first two years of life, he had visited 4 different vets over 35 times. 3 times for vaccinations and general checkups. 2 times for diarrheas. 1 time for emergency induce vomiting. 2 times for sultanas episode – Read my post…

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    Puppy Proof DIY

    You need – a baby safety gate and barrier set from any DIY store. They can be used to securely block between rooms or areas, or to section off areas within a room that you don’t want your pup to go near. One time Bowie was so fascinated with this particular spot in our kitchen.…

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    Bowie & Friends

    Warmest Welcome to the Chan Family

    It is true raising a puppy is like (or harder than) raising a toddler. The ‘cute’ phase probably only lasts for a couple of weeks than the hard yards begin. And when you think you’re finally on top of it then the ‘teen’ phase hits and you’re back to square one. Here’s Akiko and Vincent…