Dog Care and Advice

Health and care articles, training tips, activities, and more...


Can I stop my puppy barking at my children?

Canine Behaviour Officer Kate Ellam says: Dogs can bark for a number of reasons. When it occurs in response to children, it can often be because they are worried or overexcited and wanting to play.

Why does my dog eat his own poo?

Eating poo is not uncommon and no one has discovered a fool-proof answer to this problem.

Is my dog too fat?

It's been suggested that pets are overweight when their body weight is 10 to 19 per cent above what it should be, although any increase above a normal body weight can be detrimental.

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...

Teach your dog the whistle recall

Time to go home? Call your dog in from the garden? Or pop your dog on the lead in a busy park? How do we get our dog to return to us? The whistle is a very successful way! Three pips and your dog sprints back to you!

Walking your dog on a loose lead

Walking your dog on a loose lead - a step-by-step video guide by dog trainer Tony Cruse...

Teach your dog the hand-touch game

Teach your dog the hand-touch game with trainer Tony Cruse's three minute dog training tips...

Flyball for the first time?

Helen Taylor who runs the Fun 4 All Dog Club (, organising non-competitive agility, flyball, and rally obedience classes answers our common questions.

Help, my dog barks at everything!

Do you have a dog that tends to get quite vocal in different situations? Jackie Drakeford shares a few ideas to help reduce barking...