Dog Care and Advice

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Teach your dog to walk backwards from the comfort of your home
Teaching your dog to walk backwards can improve his body awareness and co-ordination, as well as being useful if he gets…
Teach your dog
Is my dog fearful or frustrated.
A reader asks why her dog is aggressive towards other dogs he doesn't know.
Understand your dog
Why is my dog competing for attention?
A reader worries about how her dog reacts to other people's dogs when socialising. Your Dog expert Tony Cruse advises.
Understand your dog
How to settle your rescue dog
The first three days, three weeks, and three months are milestones in the rehoming of a rescue dog. In this new series,…
Your rescue dog
A guide to having guests
A reader asks for advice on how to keep her cross-breed dog calm during a family visit.
Understand your dog
Shooting season safety
A readers asks about the legality of walking with his dog close to a country estate where pheasant shoots take place.
Walking your dog
Too much fast paced exercise
Exciting, fast-paced exercise can be addictive, and have a negative impact on your dog’s brain/body balance, as Julie…
Sports with your dog
Dog food nutritional terms
Confused by the terminology when it comes to feeding your dog? Dr Jacqueline Boyd explains all in her glossary of…
Your dog's diet
Healthy glands, healthy body!
Your dog’s endocrine system needs to be functioning well to avoid serious health issues, says Vicky Payne.
Your dog's health