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Doggie marathon

In anticipation of the 2015 Academy Awards we started thinking about what our favourite dog movie was. We discovered there were a lot more than we originally thought- there’s hundreds of movies starring dogs! What’s your favourite?

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Book Launch

Launching this month is Sydney-based illustrator Felicity Gardner’s new picture book, The Complete Guide to a Dog’s Best Friend.

The book is told from the perspective of an older, wiser dog who provides advice to puppies about how to be a pet. This is the perfect book for dog-lovers and for families introducing a pet to young children. Dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at the funny antics justified by the older dog as ‘being helpful’.

Felicity Gardner’s work has appeared in magazines, advertisements and exhibitions. She is the illustrator of Where’s My Potty, Snowy and Snuffles and My Grumpy Day.

She and her husband David West, a kindergarten teacher, collaborated on The Complete Guide to a Dog’s Best Friend. The book launch is set to be on 25 February. For more details visit the event website.

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Just Furr You

Beat the last minute rush at the shops and personalise your own Dog e-card for Valentine’s Day here
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Happy Oz Day!

Happy Australia Day!

Did you know the Australian Cattle Dog was a result of breeding herding dogs with dingoes back in the 19th century?

Want to know more about this breed? Check out our breed section here.

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Launch of puppy raising tutorials

Congratulations to our friends at Montignie Stuart Kennels on the launch of their online puppy raising tutorials! The video series educates beginner to intermediate level dog owners on the often tricky task of raising a puppy.

The series was filmed over 12 months and follows the life of one puppy as she is moulded into an amazing little dog. It consists of 28 videos broken into four categories showing all the necessary steps in raising a happy, healthy and social pet.

Subscribers to the site will receive access to all the content right away and they are encouraged to watch the series from the beginning. The series covers choosing a breed all the way through to basic obedience and a few tricks thrown in for fun.  The series is not strictly for puppy owners, rather anyone that is ready to take training of their pet dog up a notch by using a back to basics approach.

MS Kennels is a team effort between Sam Montignie and Pat Stuart. Sam is a highly experienced third generation Military working dog trainer. He is the first Australian Army member to win the service dog trials with his then Police dog Uri. He has spent his entire adult life raising and training puppies for specific purposes. Sam took Pat on as an apprentice of sorts and they have been training dogs together since 2011. With Pats background in training and education their combined effort gives clear and simple explanations with a huge depth of experience and subject knowledge.

For more info or to subscribe, visit http://www.mskennels.com/

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Out in the Open Air

Looking for something to do with your dog this Summer? The Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite open air cinema screening advance previews, contemporary, cult and classic movies on the lawns of Australia’s beloved parks. Dogs are allowed, however please take a note of the entry rules here.

If you take your dog along to an allocated Medibank Pet Insurance Doggie Night you can receive free treats for your furry friend! Check the program for your city’s listings.

The Moonlight Cinema runs till March 2015.

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