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How to tell if your dog is overweight

Are you worried that your dog is overweight? Here are some top tips to help you get your dog's weight under control.

How to set up a dog walking group

Dog-walking groups are becoming ever more popular, whether as a social get-together with friends on special occasions such as Boxing Day, or regular organised walks.

Get fit with your dog

Getting into shape doesn't have to be all hard work. Get your dog involved to make it fun.

How can I help my puppy to calm down?

Teach your pup to settle down anywhere.

What makes a good agility dog?

Do you have a top agility dog in the making? We take a look at what qualities a dog needs to become a top agility dog.

9 ways to help you spot muscle pain in your dog

If we told you that 45% of the dogs bodyweight is muscle, would that explain why keeping your dogs muscles in good working condition is the key to keeping them mobile, active and happier even into their senior years?

Are acorns poisonous to dogs?

Remember — acorns can pose a threat to dogs. Acorns contain tannic acid, which is believed to be the toxic element of the nut and can cause damage to the liver and kidneys.

Dog training

Why does she cower from other dogs?

Is your dog timid when out on walks? Does he cower when you come across other dogs? Claire Arrowsmith offers her advice on why this may be happening.

Will my dog adjust to using the patio as his toilet?

Moving house can be stressful enough for your dog, without the added dilemma of where he can use as his toilet. Behaviourist Steve Goward explains.

Dog Health

What should I do when my dog gets too hot?

For most dogs, getting hot in the sunshine is not a problem as long as the dog in question is healthy.

How do I get rid of my dog's yeast infection?

Yeast infections can relate to a disorder in the natural balance between bacteria and yeasts in the skin and other areas, our experts explain.

About fleas

What are ticks?

Ticks pose a threat to many animals, including dogs. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

How do I treat ticks?

Does your dog have ticks? Or are you worried about him getting them? Our experts share their advice on the best treatments for ticks.

Dog Activities

Can I set up my own dog walking business?

A good starting point would be to speak to others who are already doing this and pick up tips from them. Explains solicitor Trevor Cooper.

Teaching your dog to weave

If you are interested in dog agility, then why not try introducing your dog to weave poles? Carolyn Menteith explains...

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