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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Diesel

    Diesel is one hell of a superdog. He’s been on TV, pet and animal expos, a mascot for a vet clinic, and he even appeared on his very own dog food label at one stage. When Diesel was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with an illness known as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA is…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Alma

    Like humans, dogs don’t choose to come into this world with disabilities. However some dogs were born with it, some inherited it then became disabled later on in their life, and some sadly had it due to accident, neglect or mistreatment. Sometimes you can see the disability, but other times you can’t. These dogs adapt…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Marilyn

    As Ann (Marilyn’s mum) said, ‘Her megawatt smile should have been enough to get her adopted in a flash!’ – but she was waiting for 2½ years at Hear No Evil Deaf Dog Rescue before finding her forever home with Ann and Richard. Marilyn is deaf and blind because of her double merle gene. Other…

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    How to Introduce a Rescue Dog to Your Family

    You have a cat or dog already, and you’d like to foster or adopt a rescue dog, but not sure how to go about or to introduce them to the family? Master Bowie asked Dr Jo Righetti A renowned animal behaviourist and Rescue Awards ambassador, who also adopted her 10 year-old dog Chilli. Cathy Beer…

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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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    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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    From Brat to Fab: The Power of Training

    I still remember calling my dog trainer (Cat), in desperation asking for her help. She came to our home and we had a 2 hour session where we went through our list of problems with Bowie – it was quite a long list. She assessed what we did right or wrong, and how we could…