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How being prepared can help keep your dog relaxed and calm

How being prepared can help keep your dog relaxed

Prepare properly and heading off to the park can be a relaxed and calm experience, as trainer Tony Cruse explains.

If your dog leaves the house with a cool head, the chances are he’ll be better behaved at the park. In this month’s feature we are focusing on setting off to the park in a safe and controlled manner.

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Dog abandoned in skip finds new forever home!

Dog abandoned in skip finds new forever home!

Labrador dumped in a skip two days before Christmas finds loving new home for 2015 thanks to Wood Green!

A young dog whose previous owner abandoned him in a skip, just two days before Christmas, has found a wonderful new home after being cared for by a Cambridgeshire-based rescue centre.

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Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others?

Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others?

Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others? Carol Price explains why some dogs just don’t see eye to eye.

There are few nicer sights than a group of dogs living together harmoniously, or interacting and playing happily in a local park. It’s a reminder of the extra dimension of pleasure so many dogs can get from the company of their own kind.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

My dog has been diagnosed with thrombocytopenia. What happens now?

Thrombocytopenia means low platelet levels in the blood, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Would a companion keep my dog calm?

Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on how a second dog is not the answer to canine separation anxiety.

Why will my dog only eat with someone standing next to him?

To understand this you need to look at what has triggered this change. The habit is likely to have been learned by you responding to his failure to eat at some stage.

Help! My puppy doesn't get on with my child!

Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on making your puppy feel more comfortable around your children.

Will my dog's actions influence a new puppy?

Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains how it is highly possible that a dog's agitation could influence a puppy.

Help! My dog is obsessed with water!

Retraining him as soon as possible is important since every time he performs this activity the behaviour pattern becomes more established.

Why does my dog bark through the night?

Does your dog bark in the night? Trainer Tony cruse explains how to address the night time environment to nullify potential triggers.

Competition

Win a headcollar, collar and trigger hook lead from Dogmatic!

Dogmatic headcollar

This week we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a padded cushioned webbing headcollar, collar and trigger hook lead from Dogmatic.

Do you want a headcollar for your dog that is comfortable to wear and does not ride up or go near their eyes?

The award-winning Dogmatic headcollar stops pulling on the lead and is recommended and endorsed by behaviourists, trainers, vets, rescue centres and breeders worldwide. The Dogmatic is the winner of 'Product You Can't Live Without' category in the 2014/15 Your Dog Product Awards – as voted for by Your Dog readers.

Dogmatic offers the widest range of dog headcollars in leather and padded cushioned webbing, all with matching collars and specialised leads/training leads to fit all sizes.

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Dog training

Why will my dog only eat with someone standing next to him?

To understand this you need to look at what has triggered this change. The habit is likely to have been learned by you responding to his failure to eat at some stage.

Why does my dog bite me?

Is your dog friendly and calm around you, until something happens and he bites you? Ever wondered why he does this? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.

Dog Health

How do I know if my dog has kidney failure?

Has your dog been diagnosed with kidney failure and you don't know what to do next? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice. 

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.

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

Is agility good for older dogs?

Do you have an older dog that takes part in agility? Are you worried about their fitness? Elizabeth Kershaw offers her advice...

Can I set up my own dog walking business?

A good starting point would be to speak to others who are already doing this and pick up tips from them. Explains solicitor Trevor Cooper.

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