Issue 12, November/December 2011

By: Fetch Magazine  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Dog

Spine quote: ‘There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face’ - Ben Williams

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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

4 Editorial
6 Received and retrieved

Your letters to

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


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

barge Showgrounds, Whangarei


Belmont regional Park, Wellington


Moire Park, Auckland


Pinchgut Hut, Canterbury


Rough Island, Motueka


Trotters Gorge, Otago

72 Dalmatian

An adaptable breed that fits into any loving home

74 Beagle

A merry dog with an insatiable appetite

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Dog

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