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Finding the perfect resting place for your dog

Finding the perfect resting place for your dog

Losing a much-loved pet is hard enough to cope with, without worrying about where their final resting place will be. Sue Corfield advises.

Amid the shock, grief, and dismay of loss, you need to tackle all the practical issues that follow the death of a dog. These can become a nightmare if you are unprepared, adding to your stress at the worst possible time.

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Canine careers that benefit society

Dog careers

Although there are a number of animals in the world that have had a significant impact on the lives of humans, none have altered our lives quite so frequently as dogs.

We began our long relationship with them at least 18,000 years ago when we domesticated wolves as hunting partners and companions. Even in this day and age, canines are still employed in a number of different positions that benefit society and dogs alike.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

Help! My dog was bitten on the nose!

Has your dog recently been attacked by another dog, and started to show possible symptoms of further injury? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice.

Is my dog's new flea treatment safe to use?

Has your vet changed your dog's flea treatment? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice on flea treatment's safety and effectiveness.

Help! My dog's wee is burning our lawn!

There are several possible solutions to this problem, including the protein levels of the food your dog is on, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Can I feed my dog a mixed diet of raw and prepared food?

Are you thinking about including raw food in your dog's diet, but aren't sure whether to mix it with his prepared food? Vet John Burns shares his advice.

Help! My dog is obsessed with squirrels!

Remember, if your dog is having fun watching the trees, it’s up to you to find a game that is more rewarding than the potential sighting of a squirrel.

All abroad? Don’t forget your dog’s passport.

At home, your dog is probably part of the family, so you may feel sad leaving your pet behind when you’re going abroad on holiday. Having a pet passport means your dog can go to EU countries with you.

My dog barks when I'm not there. What can I do?

There are many reasons why a dog can fail to cope when left alone, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog is out of control!

Is your dog out of control? Does he dominate other dogs and take their food, treats and toys? Our experts share their advice.

Why won't my dog walk on her lead?

Dogs who have had poor socialisation often struggle with change and if she has not been used to lead walking or going to different places this is a potentially a frightening time for her.


Win sterling silver and Swarovski crystal jewellery and a sculpture worth over £300!

Clare Loyise Jewellery

This week, we've teamed up with Clare Loyise Inspirational Jewellery and Chicktin Creations to give one lucky person the chance to win an exclusive prize, worth over £300!

The lucky winner will receive a 'Ray of Light' gift set comprising of a sterling silver and Swarovski crystal dog breed necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

The necklace and bracelet each feature a dog charm which is also sterling silver, and is 3-dimensional weighing between 3-6 grams depending on breed. These will be made to order depending on the winner's breed.

In addition, the winner will get a handmade life-like sculpture of his or her best friend, uniquely created by Chicktin Creations, based on a photograph. Every small detail and colouring of the coat is replicated into a miniature form which you can treasure forever.

Both items are available to purchase from the Clare Loyise website, or you can find out more by visiting the Clare Loyise Facebook page.


Dog training

Teaching your dog to sit

Teaching your dog a variety of training exercises is only worthwhile once you know when, where, and how to put them into practice.

How do I get my dog to release a fetched ball?

Teaching a dog to release a toy is generally a very simple procedure, but you need to be careful not to create anxiety or mistrust, which could lead to possessive behaviour.

Dog Health

Managing pancreas problems

Does your dog suffer from EPI? Our experts recommend alternative treatments that allow your dog to digest his food. 

How to help your dog cope at Christmas

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

About fleas

What are fleas and how can I prevent them?

This common parasite drives dogs and owners mad, says Kelly Felstead, but the war against fleas can be won.

Protecting your dog from fleas

Your Dog Magazine's advice on how to treat a dog with fleas and some helpful tips on how to avoid any further infestations.

Dog Activities

Places to go with your dog

Turn to the great outdoors for inspiration and find new and exciting places for you and your dog to visit.

Teaching your dog to weave

If you are interested in dog agility, then why not try introducing your dog to weave poles? Carolyn Menteith explains...

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