Dog Activities

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.

Throw a party for your dog

Fancy throwing your dog his very own party? Then go for it! Here we tell you everything you need to prepare and ways to make the party fun for your four-legged friends...

Can I set up my own dog walking business?

Is dog-walking your dream job? Have you thought about setting up your own dog-walking business, but aren't sure where to start? Solicitor Trevor Cooper offers his advice...

10 places to meet other dog lovers

Dogs are a great way to meet new friends, people who love animals tend to bond easily and a shared interest in dogs means conversations flow better.

What type of toys are best for dogs?

With so much choice, what type of toys are best for dogs? How do you know which to choose? We offer our advice...

Can dogs compete if they have hip dysplasia?

Judges place dogs entered in shows on the basis of a number of criteria including temperament, conformation, presence, and appearance at shows. They wouldn't necessarily be aware of any underlying mild health problems, unless they affected the dog's ability to trot up soundly and…

Can old dogs do agility?

Do you have an older dog, but would still like to give agility training a go? Elizabeth Kershaw offers her advice...

Agility jump training

Jumping is a natural activity for dogs, so getting started with this fun aspect of agility training is easy. But before you begin, remember that dogs must not jump before they are a year old - or even older in large breeds - because it can cause serious and permanent damage to…

10 things to do on your dog walks

Are you looking to add a bit more variety to your dog walks? Here we give you 10 new ideas to make your dog walks that little bit more exciting for both you and your dog...