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Latest Your Dog Advice

Battersea Q&A: How to get your dog to mind their manners

Most owners don’t underestimate their own dog’s shortcomings, and are realistic enough to know their unruly toddler or overconfident teenager might not be the most well-behaved pet...

Battersea Q&A: Will my dog cope with my newborn baby?

Having a new baby is such an exciting event. However, it’s amazing what a life-changer it is — and from your dog’s point of view, the changes are huge.

Battersea Q&A: Dog walking in the darker months

With the shorter days and longer nights it can be difficult to find the time to take dogs for their normal play off lead...

Battersea Q&A: Help your dog feel less spooked at Halloween

Halloween can be a scary experience for any dog. More people coming to our front door, people wearing strange clothes and masks – need to figure out a way to make this night a treat for your dog?

Battersea Q&A: Preparing your dog for firework season

There are a number of things about fireworks that frighten dogs, and we need to teach dogs that these are nothing to be worried about.

Competition

Win three bags of tasty treats from Pet Munchies!

This week, we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win three packs of Pet Munchies 100% Natural Treats!

Pet Munchies premium, gourmet treats are 100% natural and made from human grade, quality real meat/fish. There are 14 delicious different varieties in the range to choose from, which are perfect for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

The treats are naturally low in fat, and have been delicately roasted to perfection in their own natural juices. There's no artificial additives, preservatives, colourings or flavours and they are wheat, cereal and gluten free - perfect for the health conscious pet!

Todays consumers are demanding healthy and delicious snacks, and that is exactly what you get from Pet Munchies.

Each winner will receive a bag of Pet Munchies Chicken Strips, Duck Strips and Venison Strips.

For more information, simply visit the Pet Munchies website.  

To be in with the chance of winning three packs of Pet Munchies treats, here's how to enter:

If you receive the Your Dog newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. If you do not receive our newsletter, click here to register. The closing date is Friday August 1st, at 9.30am. Good luck!

Your Dog blog

Wood Green: boosting rehomings with doggy makeovers

Wood Green Makeovers

Sue Corfield discovers how one animal charity is transforming its canine residents - to great effect.

Cambridgeshire-based Wood Green, The Animals Charity, is boosting rehomings among its rescue dogs by giving them grooming makeovers. It’s the latest initiative from one of the country’s most progressive animal rescue charities. With so many dogs in rescue, Wood Green is keen to give them the best possible chance of finding a new home and the grooming initiative, which waslaunched around 18 months ago, is on track to boost rehoming figures.

Pippa Ovenden, of PippasPets grooming salon, based in Terrington St John, Norfolk, visits the rehoming centre in Godmanchester to provide specialist grooming services for needy canines. Dog-mad Pippa became involved with Wood Green when she took on a rescue dog from the charity more than six years ago. After qualifying as a dog groomer, and keen to give something back to the charity, she decided to offer her skills free of charge. She explained: “Candy was a rough-coated collie, and I think her long coat had put off potential rehomers who must have thought it would be a nightmare to keep well groomed - which it was. She was a wonderful dog who sadly passed away last year. “I was keen to give something back to the charity and thought a professional grooming service would benefit many of the dogs in its care. I approached the charity and started working with it once a fortnight. I tend to concentrate on the dogs who need specialist attention, such as clipping and expert cutting.

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Dog training

Why does my dog only respond to treats?

The transition from food in the hand to no food can be difficult when training. Elizabeth Kershaw offers a few suggestions and techniques you can use. 

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.

Dog Health

Managing pancreas problems

Does your dog suffer from EPI? Our experts recommend alternative treatments that allow your dog to digest his food. 

Does my dog have cataracts?

Dogs can get cataracts. They are an inherited problem in several breeds, but can also occur due to trauma to the lens.

About fleas

How to remove a tick

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.

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.

Dog Activities

How to be the star of a dog show

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

Flyball for the first time?

Your Dog Magazine, with the help of Helen Taylor from Fun 4 All Dog Club, answers your need to know questions about flyball.