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Get walking your dog, urges campaign

dog-walking week.

The Forestry Commission is challenging dog owners to get out and walk their pets during Walk Your Dog Week.

Research has suggested that 35 per cent of dogs in the UK do not get daily exercise, and that one-third of pets are overweight as a result. And, according to the Kennel Club, the government's recommendation that people should get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day could be achieved on a daily dog walk.

Walk Your Dog Week, which runs from April 28 to May 5, is a campaign spearheaded by  Forestry Commission England and is being backed by a number of dog charities including the PDSA, Dogs Trust, the Kennel Club, and Yellow Dog UK.


Dog competition!

Win dog toys from The Natural Pet Toy Company!

We are giving three lucky winners the chance to win a bone-shaped toy and an antler dog chew!

The plump bone-shaped dog toys are handmade in Bristol from tough and durable cotton fabric and have sweet and aromatic aniseed inside that smells delicious and is loved by dogs. These toys are suitable for most breeds of dogs and puppies.

The dog bone toys come in four different fabric designs (beach stripe, midnight stripe, neapolitan stripe, and carnaby stripe) and you will get the chance to choose your preferred design.


Dog training

Recalls with distractions

Do you find it hard to attract your dog's attention when out on walks? Elizabeth Kershaw offers some training tips.

Tips for walking a reactive dog

Dog on harnessDo you find that your dog is reactive on walks? Check out the following advice and enjoy calmer walks with your pet.

Dog Health

What are vaccinations?

We take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about vaccinations - what your dog is being vaccinated against and how often.

How to help your dog cope at Christmas

Dog sleeping at ChristmasChristmas can be tiring for both you and your dog, but make the festive period trouble free with our top tips.

About fleas

How to remove a tick

tick remover
Before removing a tick it's important that you know how to remove it properly so that you avoid causing injury or unnecessary pain to your dog.

What are ticks?

dog with hedgehogTicks pose a threat to many animals, including dogs. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

Dog Activities

10 things to do on your dog walks

walking dogLearn how to make your dog walks more exciting and enjoyable for both you and your dog with these top 10 tips.

What type of toys are best for dogs?

Dogs playing with toysDog toys come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures. You can choose from novelty, squeaky, chewy, and plush types.