What inspired the Household Cavalry’s first female officer to launch an exclusive canine club in the country?
Joanne Bednall meets Sarah Mountford and finds out.
Voting has opened for the third annual Top Dog Walk on the South West Coast Path.
Dog owners are being invited to nominate their favourite walk around the South West Coast Path National Trail, which runs for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset.
New 'dog asbos' to help police and dog wardens prevent dog attacks have come into force.
Under the new dog control powers — part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — owners of problem dogs can be ordered to make sure their pets attend training classes, are microchipped and neutered, and/or muzzled, or on a lead in public. Owners are also required to ensure garden fencing is maintained to stop dogs escaping.
Times have changed, and so has how we live with our dogs. But do we expect too much? Carolyn Menteith explains how adopting a different mindset may be the answer.
A companion dog needs to learn certain life skills to be safe, happy, and easy to live with. Over the next few issues, as part of our ‘life skills’ series, we’ll be looking in-depth at these and showing you how to teach them to your pet. But first we need to look a little more closely at why these skills are needed.