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Latest Your Dog Advice

What is my dog scared of?

Has your dog been spooked by something, but you can't figure out what? Behaviourists Steve Goward and Claire Arrowsmith share their answers...

Can I train my deaf dog?

Training a deaf dog is no different to training a dog with normal hearing, provided that you can get and keep his attention.

My dog won't let me cut her nails!

Is your dog sweet and loving, until it comes to trimming his nails? A dog will naturally struggle to get free and this can become a set pattern over time.

How can I cure my dog's food aggression?

Is your dog aggressive when it comes to his food? Trainer Elizabeth Kershaw gives her advice on how to manage the problem...

Battersea Q&A: How to get your dog to mind their manners

Most owners don’t underestimate their own dog’s shortcomings, and are realistic enough to know their unruly toddler or overconfident teenager might not be the most well-behaved pet...

Competition

Win tickets to All About Dogs, Norfolk!

We’ve teamed up with the pawsitively spectacular Norfolk All About Dogs show to offer Your Dog readers the chance to win tickets to East Anglia’s largest outside event dedicated to pampered pooches.

Over the jam-packed weekend of 24 and 25 August, the show will offer a host of canine fun for the entire family. Its extensive line-up of trade stands will sell a whole range of dog products, from beautiful collars and comfortable beds to new coats and specialist dog foods.

Meanwhile, the event’s various arenas and club rings will offer top attractions from across the country including agility courses, doggy triathlons, obedience classes, lure racing, recall challenges, training classes, K9 Aqua Dogs and lots more.

And to celebrate the great British Summer, the Norfolk All About Dogs Show invites you and your dog to enter its very own Summer Flower Parade! On Bank Holiday Monday (25 August), you, your dog (or both of you!) can have some floral fun and enter a free parade where every dog will receive a rosette and certificate.

Matt Upson of show organiser Aztec Events said: “The Summer Flower Parade is being brought back by popular demand. So, whether visitors dress up in something floral, attach some flowers to their dog’s lead, or dress their dog in flowers, we can’t wait to see them. Obviously the more creative and fun the better!”

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Your Dog blog

Wood Green: boosting rehomings with doggy makeovers

Wood Green Makeovers

Sue Corfield discovers how one animal charity is transforming its canine residents - to great effect.

Cambridgeshire-based Wood Green, The Animals Charity, is boosting rehomings among its rescue dogs by giving them grooming makeovers. It’s the latest initiative from one of the country’s most progressive animal rescue charities. With so many dogs in rescue, Wood Green is keen to give them the best possible chance of finding a new home and the grooming initiative, which waslaunched around 18 months ago, is on track to boost rehoming figures.

Pippa Ovenden, of PippasPets grooming salon, based in Terrington St John, Norfolk, visits the rehoming centre in Godmanchester to provide specialist grooming services for needy canines. Dog-mad Pippa became involved with Wood Green when she took on a rescue dog from the charity more than six years ago. After qualifying as a dog groomer, and keen to give something back to the charity, she decided to offer her skills free of charge. She explained: “Candy was a rough-coated collie, and I think her long coat had put off potential rehomers who must have thought it would be a nightmare to keep well groomed - which it was. She was a wonderful dog who sadly passed away last year. “I was keen to give something back to the charity and thought a professional grooming service would benefit many of the dogs in its care. I approached the charity and started working with it once a fortnight. I tend to concentrate on the dogs who need specialist attention, such as clipping and expert cutting.

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Dog training

How do I stop my dog stealing?

Behavourist Claire Arrowsmith gives some advice on how to cope with a dog that's stealing food, which can be a real issue.

Why is my dog refusing to walk?

Does your dog suddenly stop and refuse to walk? Refusing to walk can arise for many reasons, and is most probably a learned behaviour...

Dog Health

Resolving anal gland issues

Help and advice from Your Dog Magazine and vet Joe Inglis, read on to find out more on how you can resolve this issue.

Is my Labrador too fat?

There are many studies looking at the levels of obesity in pets, but a good estimate is that about 40 per cent of the UK pet dog population is overweight or obese.

About fleas

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.

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

Preparing for a dog show

About to enter your first fun dog show? Follow Andrea McHugh’s tips to ensure the big day runs smoothly.

10 places to meet other dog lovers

Dogs are a great way to meet new friends, their friendly antics lighten the mood and provide common ground. Here we share 10 places where you're sure to meet other dog lovers.