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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

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.

How can I bond with my dog?

If a member of the family is having difficulty bonding with your dog, there are lots of fun activities that will strengthen their relationship.

Dog Health

How long should I feed my dog puppy food?

Whether a puppy food is suitable for adults depends on the formulation, our experts share their thoughts.

How can I make my dog's hair grow back quicker?

Has your dog been recently suffering with eczema? Vets Roberta Baxter and Holly Mash share their tips on how to make the hair grow back in the affected areas? 

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.

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.

Dog Activities

Walking your dog in the dark

During the winter months, you'll often be walking your dog in the dark. Stay safe with these top tips.

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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