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.
Midlands children's charity Acorn's Children's Hospice is calling on dogs and owners to help them raise vital funds.
The Acorns Dog Walk will see hundreds of fundraising pets and owners descend on Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham on Sunday May 17. Organisers hope to raise £20,000 towards the charity's work providing care for life-limited and life-threatened children, and support for their families.
Dog grooming is an important part of caring for your pet, but did you know there are emotional benefits as well as health benefits for your pet pooch?
Grooming your dog regularly from an early age helps them get used to being touched, which will make it easier to look after them properly later in their life. It is particularly crucial for rescue dogs to get used to being touched as they may not have had the best possible start in life.
Watch the show live on Thursday April 23 at 2.45pm, from the New Forest to learn how to check and protect your dogs against ticks.
Vets across the UK are set to take part in the Big Tick Project, launching on Thursday 23rd April. This will see dog owners collecting ticks from their pets throughout the UK in a bid to help scientists track what is feared to be a growing threat to dogs and people from tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease.