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Top 10 mistakes puppy owners make

Trainer Carolyn Menteith reveals the most common mistakes people make when they get a new puppy.

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How do I introduce my dog to a new baby?

If you or someone close to you is expecting a baby it's important to get your dog used to as many babies as possible before the new arrival, particularly if he's unfamiliar with youngsters.

How can I get my dog to be gentler with my cat?

It’s often the dog that comes away from a cat/dog confrontation worse off. If the cat is healthy and has an exit route such as an open door or a table to hop on, she will be more content.

How can I discourage my dog's licking?

Does your dog love to lick anyone he meets, but won't listen when you tell him 'No'? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on how to solve this problem.

Why does my dog shred her beds?

Certain breeds will thrive on performing the more natural behaviour of tearing apart and de-stuffing any soft item they can find, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Why won't my puppy play on his own?

Most dogs will not play alone. Dogs are social creatures and find it better to engage with other dogs or their owners, explains trainer Tony Cruse.

How frequently should dogs be vaccinated?

My advice would be to go to a vet you feel you can trust and have a chat about which vaccinations your dog needs, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Why does my dog have blood in his wee?

Blood in/on the urine normally indicates a bladder or kidney problem, and should definitely be checked out by your vet.

Why does my dog mount his bed?

Fleecy beds can be attractive to entire dogs due to their strong hormonal drive. Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.

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.

Dog training

Why is my dog scared of the kitchen?

Is your dog suddenly frightened to go into a room in your house, and you're not sure why? Our expert gives her advice. 

VIDEO: Introducing the lead

When first introducing your dog to the lead, it’s best to simply clip it onto the his collar and let him drag it around rather than applying any pressure.

Dog Health

Why is my dog afraid of water?

There may be reasons why your dog is afraid of water. Claire Arrowsmith offers tips on how to tackle the issue...

How do I say goodbye?

There comes a time when we all have to think about saying goodbye to our pet. It’s never easy when that moment occurs.

About fleas

What are fleas and how can I prevent them?

This common parasite drives dogs and owners mad, says Kelly Felstead, but the war against fleas can be won.

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.

Dog Activities

10 places to meet other dog lovers

Dogs are a great way to meet new friends, their friendly antics lighten the mood and provide common ground. Here we share 10 places where you're sure to meet other dog lovers. 

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.

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