Dog Care and Advice

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

 

How do I improve my rescue dog's recall?

Are you struggling to train your rescue dog? Have they picked up some bad habits that are hard to crack? Tony Cruse offers advice on how to improve your dog's recall...

How do I teach my dog to be calm around visitors?

If your dog becomes overexcited as soon as you have visitors in your home, then Steve Goward has a few tips to teach your dog what is and isn't acceptable...

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.

How can I help my puppy to calm down?

One of the best life skills to teach a dog of any age is how to settle in the house, or anywhere else you need him to. This is a really easy exercise to teach but one that should be included in your training from the very start of your life together.

Become a dog blood donor

Dog blood donors are desperately needed to provide blood for life-saving treatments for sick and injured dogs.

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?

Acorns contain tannic acid, which is believed to be the toxic element of the nut and can cause damage to the liver and kidneys. Ingested acorns can also cause intestinal blockages.

Why does my dog run off in the park?

Does your dog go AWOL the instant you unclip his lead? This can cause you a lot of stress and put both your dog and passers-by in danger. Chasing your dog across the park is not only embarrassing but can actually make things worse.

How do I introduce my dog to a new baby?

If you or someone close to you is expecting a baby it's important to get your dog used to as many babies as possible before the new arrival, particularly if he's unfamiliar with youngsters.