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Get walking your dog, urges campaign

dog-walking week.

The Forestry Commission is challenging dog owners to get out and walk their pets during Walk Your Dog Week.

Research has suggested that 35 per cent of dogs in the UK do not get daily exercise, and that one-third of pets are overweight as a result. And, according to the Kennel Club, the government's recommendation that people should get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day could be achieved on a daily dog walk.

Walk Your Dog Week, which runs from April 28 to May 5, is a campaign spearheaded by  Forestry Commission England and is being backed by a number of dog charities including the PDSA, Dogs Trust, the Kennel Club, and Yellow Dog UK.

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Dog competition!

Win dog toys from The Natural Pet Toy Company!

We are giving three lucky winners the chance to win a bone-shaped toy and an antler dog chew!

The plump bone-shaped dog toys are handmade in Bristol from tough and durable cotton fabric and have sweet and aromatic aniseed inside that smells delicious and is loved by dogs. These toys are suitable for most breeds of dogs and puppies.

The dog bone toys come in four different fabric designs (beach stripe, midnight stripe, neapolitan stripe, and carnaby stripe) and you will get the chance to choose your preferred design.

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Dog training

Could play biting lead to trouble?

Does your dog tend to grab other dogs and playfully bite them when he meets them on a walk? Claire Arrowsmith explains...

Teach your dog to let go after retrieving

Does your dog love to play but refuse to give up the ball or stick? Learn how to teach your dog to 'leave'.

Dog Health

Keeping your dog's nails trim

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

Why do I need to groom my dog?

dog groomingWe give you the low-down on grooming your furry friend so you can keep your pet looking spick and span.

About fleas

Five useful flea-fighting tips

dog itching
Flea treatments are just the start of your anti-flea campaign; follow our five-step plan to ensure your home stays free of fleas.

How to remove a tick

tick remover
Before removing a tick it's important that you know how to remove it properly so that you avoid causing injury or unnecessary pain to your dog.

Dog Activities

How to be the star of a dog show

dog showKaren Bush has some tips for success and advice on what to prepare in advance for your dog show.

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.