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Am I ready for a puppy?

The tough questions you should ask yourself and your family before becoming a puppy owner. Are you really ready?

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Your Dog Advent Calendar 2015

Day 2 - Win a Motorola Scout 85 Pet Monitoring Camera!

Win a Motorola Scout 85 Pet Monitoring Camera!

Today we are giving away a Motorola Scout 85 Pet Monitoring Camera to one lucky winner!

Ever wonder what your pets get up to when you're not around? Now's your chance to find out.

Linked with the 'Hubble' app, and with revolutionary motion and sound detection, pet owners can get an intuitive alert sent directly to their smartphone or tablet to notify them of any changes in temperature, sound or movement. With two-way audio, if your pet is eyeing up the biscuit tin or clawing at the furniture you can check in and let them know you're watching!

Other key features include live streaming in HD, 300 degree rotation, round-the-clock monitoring and free recording for Android.

For more information about the Motorola pet range, to find your nearest stockist, or just to share cute pet pictures and videos visit the Pets on Camera Facebook page.

Click on today's Advent Calendar window below to enter! Good luck!

The dogs behind today's window are Angus & Kodi, sent in by owner Charlotte Oven.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

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

My dog cocks his leg on furniture

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Would a companion keep my dog calm?

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Dog Health

Which diet should I choose for my dog?

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Making a dog Easter egg

Don’t share your Easter eggs with your canine friend as chocolate is toxic to dogs. Follow our guide to making your dog an Easter treat that is safe for him.

About fleas

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Your Dog Magazine's Holistic health expert Holly Mash offers some advice on what natural products might help to keep fleas at bay.

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.

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What type of toys are best for dogs?

Dog toys come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures. You can choose from novelty, squeaky, chewy, and plush types.

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. 

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