Are dogs telepathic? Biologist Dr Rupert Sheldrake tells Kelly Felstead about the unexplained powers of dogs.
Many of us have experienced it — when you find yourself thinking about a particular person and seconds later they call you on the telephone.
As a pet owner, you might have often had a feeling that your dog knows your innermost thoughts, or can anticipate your next move before you’ve even made it... The majority of people tend to brush these experiences off as a bizarre coincidence, but is there more to it?
The modern world stresses out our pets. Trainer and behaviourist Carol Price explains the causes and effects of stress in dogs.
Stress is a word we’re all familiar with. We also know how it makes us feel. In the short term it changes the way we think and react; it can make us more agitated, aggressive, defensive, or depressed, and impairs our ability to concentrate or remember things. Longer term, it can have a highly adverse impact on both our physical and mental well-being.
Pet behaviourist and author Steve Duno tells Joanne Bednall how his first dog Lou shaped his future and saved countless canine lives.
“Oh Steve, you can’t ignore a face like that! Just look into that dog’s eyes; he’s a man in a dog suit!’ Nancy, my then girlfriend, kept urging me to look into the eyes of an emaciated feral Rottweiler X German Shepherd puppy just yards from us. Underneath the matted fur, hundreds of ticks, thousands of fleas, protruding ribs, and nasty-looking infected neck wound, I knew there was a canine Antonio Banderas or Al Pacino trying to get out."
There's just three weeks left until our 'Best dog expressions' competition comes to a close. We've received hundreds of fantastic entries and we know there's more to come, so make sure you enter before October 1, 2014 for the chance to win a Panasonic Lumix compact camera.
Here's a few more of our favourite entries so far...