Dog Care and Advice

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


How do I create a safe haven for my dog?

You may think your dog is unaffected by your hectic home life, but the chances are he needs a retreat. Trainer Tony Cruse advises.

Microchipping your dog

Microchipping your dog: microchipping has been compulsory for all pets in England, Scotland, and Wales since April 2016.

Taking care of a retired Greyhound

Greyhounds make lovely pets - as many of us already know - but they are different from most dogs. And changing from a working life to becoming a pet is much smoother when we understand these differences.

Should I get one or two dogs?

The dynamics between two dogs can change in an instant, and you need to be aware of any subtle undercurrents...

When is the right time to say goodbye to your dog?

How do you know when it's the right time to put your dog to sleep? Sue Corfield explains...

Help! My dog's wee is burning our lawn!

Is your dog's urine leaving burn patched on your lawn? Vet Roberta Baxter offers some advice...

Can I feed my dog a mixed diet of raw and prepared food?

Vet John Burns explains whether you can feed your dog a mixture of raw and prepared food...

Can I stop my dog barking when he's home alone?

There are many reasons why a dog can fail to cope when left alone. It is important that this is looked into in detail so the right diagnosis and advice can be given.

Why does my dog always want to play ball?

Behaviourist Steve Goward offers some training tips to a Your Dog reader, who's dog gets overexcited and begs to play...