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Are dogs telepathic?

Are dogs telepathic?

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?

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The causes of stress in your dog

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.

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I owe my dog my life and my career

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."

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Best dog expressions! Gallery #5

best dog expressions

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...

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Latest Your Dog Advice

What should I do with my dog's poo?

There's no avoiding it, so what do you do with your dog's poo? Elaine Everest comes up with some ideas.

Can I feed my dog vegetables?

You won’t upset the balance of your dog's diet by adding cooked vegetables, unless you overdo it and give him diarrhoea explains vet, John Burns.

How do I treat my dog for lungworm?

If you and your dog don't get on with spot-on treatments, and you're looking for an alternative lungworm treatment, our experts share their advice on other products available. 

Is my child safe around my dog?

Are you worried that your dog is too over excited and demanding around your child? Behaviourist, Steve Goward shares his advice on what to do.

Should I have my dog clipped?

Groomer, Diana North gives her advice on looking for a groomer who will listen sympathetically to your dog’s story and plan a trim accordingly.

Is my dog too old for kennels?

Are you worried that your dog might be too old to stay in kennels whilst you're away from home? Trainer, Elizabeth Kershaw shares her advice. 

Help! My dog has a yeast overgrowth!

Vet, Roberta Baxter believes that seeing a dermatologist will allow you to get the best advice for your dog’s nail problems.

Competition

Win wild gourmet Salmon Treats from Pet Munchies!

This week, we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win three packs of Pet Munchies new 100% Natural, super healthy wild gourmet Salmon Treats!

Salmon is a rich source of vitamins and minerals including Omega 3, and 6 fatty acids. It is easily digestible, and is often recommended by vets for dogs with allergies as it is naturally hypoallergenic.

Health benefits from 100% wild salmon:

  • Healthy heart
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Promotes healthy dental care
  • Optimal brain & eye function
  • Maintains healthy skin & coat
  • Promotes joint mobility
  • Naturally low in fat

Salmon Bites: Made from 100% natural quality wild salmon skins. The rough texture can help towards plaque removal. Ideal size for small regular rewards.

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Dog training

10 tricks to teach your dog

Basic obedience should come first, but once you’ve mastered the essentials, teaching your dog a few tricks can be fun.

How do I stop my dog's embarrassing habit?

Mounting behaviour is often not related to sexual urges; it is often exhibited when a dog is overexcited or frustrated, says Claire Arrowsmith.

Dog Health

How do I keep my dog cool?

Remember your dog while you bask in the sun this summer — he may not cope with the heat as well as you. 

When is the right time to spay?

The best time to spay a bitch is halfway between seasons when her uterus has the least blood supply, says Roberta Baxter.

About fleas

What are tick-borne diseases?

Beware! Lurking in the grass are ticks, ready to pounce on your dog and cause disease. Michael Hallam explains...

What are ticks?

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

Dog Activities

Starting out in dog agility

Would you like to start competiting in agility with your dog? Your Dog magazine answers some of your most commonly asked questions.

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.