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Pets Corner

09 Mar 2017

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By Melissa Chung

Local worker Harriet has no problem at all walking her dog Doc to work everyday – “it is all about the ball”.

Doc, a three-year-old Blue Heeler, has been following his master to work from North Melbourne to Swanston Street for over a year.

Harriet feels lucky that her boss is also a dog person who loves to bring his dog to work.

“It’s really helpful for me to be able to walk him to work. It counts as one point towards my exercise routine,” she said.

According to Harriet, Doc is well trained by her partner, who has taught him different tricks like high five and rolling over. Different from other young doggies, he sits in the office quietly without causing any trouble.

“Occasionally he would give one of his toys to someone and check their response, but usually he understands that we have playtime in the breaks,” she said.

When being asked about the special talent of Doc, Harriet mentioned that he is exceptionally obsessed with balls. “Playing fetch is like a lifelong career for him,” she said.

Doc’s attention can be easily grabbed with a ball – he was not looking at the camera before the photo was taken, but once the ball was out, he smiled at the camera obediently. To be precise, he was smiling at the ball above the camera.

Harriet and her partner try to take Doc everywhere they go, be it her office, Yarra River or night bars. However, they still find lots of restrictions for dog entry in bars!

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