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Canine icons – Toto

Canine icons - Toto

Immortalised in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, find out how one dog became Toto — both on film and in real life.

Cairn Terrier Terry went from being an abandoned puppy to a star of the big screen, appearing in one of the most popular family films ever made.

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Cancer detection dog awarded Blue Cross Medal

A Labrador who has sniffed out more than 550 cases of cancer has been awarded the prestigious Blue Cross Medal.

Ten-year-old Daisy has also detected more than 6,500 cancer samples by using her acute sense of smell to pick out chemicals given off in cancer cells in samples of people's breath, skin, and urine.

Medical Detection Dog Daisy even saved her owner's life by detecting breast cancer in her in 2009.

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Knowing the consequences of your dog chasing animals

Knowing the consequence of your dog chasing animals

Running after other animals may be exciting for your dog but as his owner you could receive a fine — or worse. Trainer Carolyn Menteith and legal expert Trevor Cooper explain.

For some dogs, chasing things is their greatest thrill.

This predatory instinct has been handed down by their hunting ancestors; originally it was what got them their food, but it also makes them feel great, and it gives them a ‘brain buzz’ that’s totally addictive!

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Latest Your Dog Advice

Best hardwood flooring ideas for dogs

There are several things to consider when making a decision about the best hardwood flooring options for dogs. Read on to find out which option will suit your needs best.

How can I repel ticks from my dog?

There are a number of medical products for treating ticks, our expert vets Roberta Baxter and Holly Mash explain.

Why does my dog attack my other dog when he sees a cat?

What appears to be occurring here is known as redirection. Trainer Tony Cruse shares his advice. 

How do I stop my puppy from scavenging?

Have you done much training with her? This will be important so that she has an understanding of how to listen to you and what you want her to do, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog is refusing to go on a walk!

Problems with exercise tolerance can result from musculoskeletal problems such as joint pain and arthritis, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Will my dog's torn nail grow back?

The problem with broken and torn nails is that by exposing the quick they allow a route for infection into the bones of the toe.

Could dementia be putting my dog off her food?

Our experts share their advice on how important it is for dogs to eat well in old age.


Win one of 10 new KONG Shakers for your dog!

KONG competition

This week, we're giving 10 lucky readers the chance to win one of KONG’s great, new, and innovative interactive toys — the KONG Shakers.

They are really cute, but don’t be fooled — they are very strong! Dogs love thrashing, shaking, and squeaking their toys, and they will go crazy for new KONG Shakers. 

They have also added an innovative rattle sound to make play even more exciting! Plus, they’re soft and snuggly, so great for quiet time too! 

Shakers are available in three brightly coloured characters in sizes Medium/Large and Large/X-Large. But please note — KONG Shakers are NOT chew toys.

Please visit the KONG website for details of the full range of KONG products, hints, and tips. Plus great information regarding common canine behaviour problems, and chewing temperaments.

For the chance to win a new KONG Shaker, here's how to enter:

If you receive the Your Dog newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. If you do not receive our newsletter, click here to register. The closing date is Friday November 28, at 9.30am. Good luck!

Dog training

Help! My dog says hello to everyone!

Sometimes when dogs haven’t had the opportunity to socialise with other dogs regularly, a rebound behaviour can occur, behaviourist Steve Goward explains.

House-training an adult dog

Has your dog started toileting inside the house? You may need to start house-training from scratch!

Dog Health

Signs of dementia

Is your elderly dog starting to toilet in inappropriate places? Is he becoming very attention seeking and forgetful?

Keeping your dog's nails trim

If you and your dog both dislike nail trimming, follow Karen Bush’s advice for a stress-free trimming session.

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.

Treating fleas with natural products

Your Dog Magazine's Holistic health expert Holly Mash offers some advice on what natural products might help to keep fleas at bay.

Dog Activities

Stay safe on dog walks

Dog walking is often seen as a pleasant, fun activity, which of course it is - but you still need to take care, as Karen Bush explains.

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.