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Doga comes to the London Pet Show

Doga — yoga with your dog —  will be at the London Pet Show for the first time this weekend.

To celebrate the activity, the pet show joined forces with Dogamahny to hold an exclusive doga event at the Pineapple Studios in London's Convent Garden, giving people a sneak peek of what visitors can expect to see at the London Pet Show.

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What does your dog reveal about you?

What does your dog reveal about you?

Do our personalities really dictate what type of dog we own? Joanne Bednall investigates.

The findings of a new survey suggest there’s a link between people’s personality traits and the breed of dog they own. Your Dog Magazine, which featured a news story on the research Frontline Spot On in our January issue, put the findings to the test by asking some owners for their thoughts.

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How to use the park bench as a training aid for your dog

Using the park bench as a training aid for your dog

There’s more to the humble park bench than meets the eye, says trainer Tony Cruse — it can even act as a training aid!

Lots of parks have seating areas, so it would be rude not to use the benches! There is nothing better on a crisp, sunny day than sitting and watching the world go by. And in this month’s feature about going to the park with your dog that’s just what we’re doing, and incorporating some dog training and conditioning at the same time.

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A day in the life of a dog trainer

A day in the life of a dog trainer

Passing on skills that will last a lifetime, Michael Hallam watches dog trainer Tony Cruse in action.

From group training classes to one-to-one behavioural assessments, dog trainers help people to make the most of life with their pets. Giving expert advice, demonstrating training techniques, and developing coping strategies for dogs with behavioural problems is all part of the day job for trainers, as Your Dog contributor Tony Cruse explained.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

Why does my dog bark at our baby?

Whenever there are issues when a dog and a baby come together, a proper behavioural consultation should be conducted, advises behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Why does my dog try to chew his foot?

If he spends prolonged periods licking or chewing then you should talk to your vet as he could have a problem such as an underlying allergy causing his feet to be itchy and irritated.

Why has my dog become terrified of people?

It is not uncommon for the real underlying fear to only become apparent after an initial short period of time, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog was bitten on the nose!

Has your dog recently been attacked by another dog, and started to show possible symptoms of further injury? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice.

Is my dog's new flea treatment safe to use?

Has your vet changed your dog's flea treatment? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice on flea treatment's safety and effectiveness.

Help! My dog's wee is burning our lawn!

There are several possible solutions to this problem, including the protein levels of the food your dog is on, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Can I feed my dog a mixed diet of raw and prepared food?

Are you thinking about including raw food in your dog's diet, but aren't sure whether to mix it with his prepared food? Vet John Burns shares his advice.

Help! My dog is obsessed with squirrels!

Remember, if your dog is having fun watching the trees, it’s up to you to find a game that is more rewarding than the potential sighting of a squirrel.

All abroad? Don’t forget your dog’s passport.

At home, your dog is probably part of the family, so you may feel sad leaving your pet behind when you’re going abroad on holiday. Having a pet passport means your dog can go to EU countries with you.

My dog barks when I'm not there. What can I do?

There are many reasons why a dog can fail to cope when left alone, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog is out of control!

Is your dog out of control? Does he dominate other dogs and take their food, treats and toys? Our experts share their advice.

Competition

Win a boot liner from The Hatchbag Company!

Hatchbag boot liner

This week, we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a boot liner from The Hatchbag Company!

A day out with the dog is always fun but transporting them home can be a muddy job that may leave your car looking rather the worse for wear. A Hatchbag boot liner is a simple solution that will keep your car looking great – however wet and dirty your dog has managed to get.

Each Hatchbag boot liner is specifically designed to fit the precise dimensions of your car. Simply select the manufacturer and model of your vehicle for a boot liner that fits snugly and easily into your boot. You can even choose the colour to suit your interior.

The liner allows your dog to travel in the boot without getting mud, water or dog hair all over your upholstery or carpet. Hatchbag boot liners are easy to fit and can be quickly removed for cleaning.

If you would like further information, visit the Hatchbag website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dog training

VIDEO: Teaching a good recall

Ensuring that your dog understands recall is the most important command you can teach your dog and is also one of the easiest.

House-training an adult dog

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

Dog Health

Will washing my dog too regularly damage her coat?

Over bathing can affect the natural oils which protect the coat and skin. Groomer Diana North gives her advice.

Why does my dog smell?

Yes, that dreadful stink comes from your pet. But what’s causing it? Sue Corfield explains.

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.

What are tick-borne diseases?

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

Dog Activities

Can dogs compete if they have hip dysplasia?

Are dogs allowed to compete in shows even if they have hip dysplasia? Vet Roberta Baxter 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.

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