Dog Care and Advice

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


How do I clean my dog's teeth?

Cleaning your dog's teeth is very important. If you can get your dog to tolerate tooth brushing it will definitely help to keep his mouth healthy.

How should my dog travel in the car?

Tips for travelling with your dog in the car: It's important that you make sure your dog travels safely in the car.

Walking your dog in the spring

Spring dog walks are a highlight of the year. Jackie Drakeford offers a few tips on walking your dog during the spring and summer months - and how to make the most of them...

Stiffness and lameness in older dogs

Vet Roberta Baxter explains the causes of stiffness and lameness in older dogs...

Making a dog Easter egg

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

Inside a puppy training class

Watch how you can teach your puppy to meet new people, loose lead training, and how to get your puppy to stay.

Coping with the loss of your dog

Psychologist Dr Sue Dawson advises on understanding and coping with the loss of a much-loved pet...

How to care for a dog with allergies

Vets are seeing more and more dogs with allergies, and managing an allergic dog is both baffling and frustrating for owners, as Sue Corfield explains...

Why do dogs howl?

Why do dogs howl? Howling is an instinctive behaviour and is a form of communication, thought to call together members of the pack or the familiar people known to the dog.