Dog Care and Advice

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


What causes fishy breath?
A reader asks how to tackle her dogs's smelly breath, YD expert Vicky Payne advises.
Your dog's health
Contagious Canine Cough – What’s the risk to your dog?
Are you one of the estimated 3.2 million* UK households that have welcomed a new pet into their family home during…
Your dog's health
Embrace your gundogs skills
Tap into your spaniel or retriever’s inherent skills and you hold the key to a better and closer bond, as Dr Jacqueline…
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What to do if your dog is scared of your children
Dogs and children can be best friends, but this isn’t always the case. Behaviourist Toni Shelbourne advises on the…
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Dog flatulence concerns
Farty, parpy, ripper, stinker — your dog regularly delivers a pongy perfume, but what can you do about it? And what is…
Your dog's health
The Truth About Cats and Dogs
It doesn’t have to be a ‘dog eat cat’ world — they can, and often do, live together peacefully, as Sue Corfield…
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Summer tips for looking after your dog
Some helpful tips when getting back out with your dog again this summer.
Care for your dog
My dog won't stop licking!
One reader is concerned about their five year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel nasty habit of licking everything!
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How can I use clicker training to train my dog?
A reader asks for more information on training her dog with a clicker.
Teach your dog