Learn more about the Kelpie with this great Australian video from 1947

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Made by The National Film Board 1947. Directed by Jack S Allan. They say Australia was built on the sheep’s back but it takes a top dog to get the sheep to go where you want them. “Johnny” is a champion sheep wrangler and this film shows how, with a few dog whistles from the master, a well trained dog can persuade some reluctant sheep to go wherever they are led.

I proposed… He said yes! Engagement photoshoot by We Shoot…

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If you’re around my Facebook page at all you may have seen that a little over a month ago I proposed to my partner JB, and he said yes!! Whilst we are unable to get married legally here in Australia (come on guys, it’s 2014, let’s make this happen already) it’s something that we hope to be able to do someday. Just after our engagement we were approached by Kirsty Daniel of We Shoot who kindly offered to do a photoshoot for us to celebrate this next part of our lives… and of course, we had to take the dogs … Continue reading

Sprocket Pupdate – Happy Birthday Sprocket!!

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Meet Sprocket – the newest member of our family. He’s a 12 month old Terrier cross (We’re not sure what’s in the mix!) adopted puppy from Melbourne’s The Lost Dogs’ Home. Follow along as I share his and my story as a new dog owner learning how to raise a healthy and happy little dog. I’ll also be doing regular updates on JOY 94.9′s Pets-A-Loud about my experiences and what I learn along the way. It’s Sprocket’s birthday! Well, we’re guessing it is – being a stray we’re not exactly sure when his birthday is so we’ve made a guesstimate for his first … Continue reading

International Dog Dancers: Richard Curtis of the UK

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Whilst Dances with Dogs is a relatively new and somewhat unknown sport in Australia its popularity worldwide is increasing every year. It’s a fun and creative activity that you can do with your dog that really strengthens the bond between you. Come with me on a journey around the world as I meet some other people just like me, people who love dancing with their dogs! Richard Curtis is one of the UKs leading Heelwork to Music / Canine Freestyle handlers, a renowned instructor and teaches workshops all over the world. He’s a real inspiration to me as you don’t see … Continue reading