Understand your dog

Understanding common dog problems and how to solve them.

Giving your dog the freedom of choice
When we talk of giving a dog a choice about whether he engages with us or not, and how he does this, we need to bear in…
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Is my dog fearful or frustrated.
A reader asks why her dog is aggressive towards other dogs he doesn't know.
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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.
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A guide to having guests
A reader asks for advice on how to keep her cross-breed dog calm during a family visit.
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Insecure or easy going
Dogs’ personalities vary, but are they born, made, or something in-between? Carol Price advises.
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Help your dog avoid trouble with other dogs
Is dog-on-dog aggression on the increase? Is there any way you can help your dog to avoid getting into trouble? Andrea…
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Fearing the worst- Anxiety & Phobias in your pet!
Constantly anticipating threats — often without reason — can be a sign of anxiety and phobias in your pet. Vicky Payne…
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My dog is aggressive with some dogs
A reader is concerned about his Staffordshire Bull Terrier's aggressive behaviour towards other dogs.
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My dog mounts other dogs
Your Dog expert Tamsin Durston helps a reader understand the reasons behind her Border Collie's habit of mounting other…
Understand your dog