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How to have a dog-friendly garden

How to have a dog-friendly garden

Dogs and gardens — it’s perfectly possible to combine the two. Green-fingered author and dog owner Karen Bush explains how.

Sharing a garden with your dog doesn’t mean having to put up with a trashed plot that resembles a prison exercise yard.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

Why does my dog hate chair legs?

Your dog may have developed the habit when the metal legs reflected either her image or perhaps light, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog doesn't like me!

Be careful of your body language when interacting with your dog — avoid loud voices, big gestures, and approaching him if he looks worried, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

10 tricks to give your dog the X-factor

With a little time and patience, all pet dogs can learn tricks to give them a little ‘X-factor sparkle’. Teaching tricks can also improve the bond between you, reduce boredom, and decrease the risk of injury as your dog becomes more flexible and develops body awareness.

How do I create a safe haven for my dog?

You may think your dog is unaffected by your hectic home life, but the chances are he needs a retreat. Trainer Tony Cruse advises.

Microchipping your dog

No one wants to lose their pet. But in the event that your dog does go missing, it is commonly agreed that the best chance of finding him is through a microchip – so much so that microchipping will be compulsory for all pets in England as of April 2016.

Can dogs catch colds?

There are a number of viral and bacterial diseases that can cause the symptoms of upper respiratory infection, which generally include runny nose and eyes, coughing, and sneezing.

Taking care of a retired Greyhound

Taking on a retired Greyhound can be wonderfully rewarding but requires forethought, as sight hound specialist Jackie Drakeford explains.

Should I get one or two dogs?

Want to bring a second dog into your home? Then you need to consider the impact on your current pet, explains Jackie Drakeford.

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.

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Dog training

Help! My dog says hello to everyone!

Sometimes when dogs haven’t had the opportunity to socialise with other dogs regularly, a rebound behaviour can occur, behaviourist Steve Goward explains.

Help! My dog is afraid of the dark!

This fear may be associated with something specific, such as noise, the inability to identify people or objects until they are very close, or with a particular incident.

Dog Health

Walkies? It’s time for something completely different

There’s more to exercising your dog than a stroll in the park. Tesco Bank Pet Insurance and expert advisors, vetfone® suggest doggie workouts that will make tails wag with joy.

What is hip dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia is a relatively common disease in dogs. It involves abnormal development of the hip joints and can result in lameness, pain, and poor mobility of the hind legs.

About fleas

How do I test for dog fleas?

There is a simple test that you can do at home to establish whether or not your dog has a flea infestation, all you need is a brush and some paper.

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

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.

10 tricks to give your dog the X-factor

With a little time and patience, all pet dogs can learn tricks to give them a little ‘X-factor sparkle’. Teaching tricks can also improve the bond between you, reduce boredom, and decrease the risk of injury as your dog becomes more flexible and develops body awareness.

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