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Features 16 Fireworks
How to help your nervous dog at fireworks time 18 10 mistakes we make
The 10 most common mistakes dog owners make and how to fix them 34 Fighting fleas
All you need to know about controlling fleas 36 How to buy a dog?
Take the time to choose your dog and you’ll reap a lifetime of rewards 48 Avalanche dogs are go
Meet the two Labs trained to rescue avalanche victims 50 Eskimo dog lifeline
Kiwi actor Caleb Ross tangles with polar bears in order to save an endangered Eskimo dog breed 52 Rat catchers to the rescue
The important role dogs play in protecting our native bird species from predators 58 Dog diseases you can catch
A welcome lick is one thing, but ringworm, scabies and bacterial infections are best avoided
Regulars 4 Editorial 6 Received and retrieved
Your letters to fetch! 8 News Hound
A round-up of doggy news 22 Casey’s Comment
Rules for becoming a dog-friendly city 28 fetch! Gallery
Love’em your dogs, your photos 30 Canine nutrition
Pooch cookies that humans can eat too 32 Canine nutrition
Explore your garden for healthy herbs and weeds you can feed your dog 80 About a dog
Defying the specialists, The Boxer looks like she’ll be here for Christmas
Toys, gear and reviews 12 Fetch the word!
Complete the fetch!
crossword to win prizes 24 Reader giveaways!
Great prizes up for grabs every issue! 60 Shopping for Fido
Cool toys and dog products
Training and skills 12 Find my slippers! 14 Red Dog
How to train a dog to be a film star 26 Dog sitting
The dos and don’ts of leaving your dog with friends or family
fetch! Walks fetch! Walks 66
barge Showgrounds, Whangarei 67
Belmont regional Park, Wellington 68
Moire Park, Auckland 69
Pinchgut Hut, Canterbury 70
Rough Island, Motueka 71
Trotters Gorge, Otago
Breeds 72 Dalmatian
An adaptable breed that fits into any loving home 74 Beagle
A merry dog with an insatiable appetite