Understand your dog

Understanding common dog problems and how to solve them.

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 stop my dog barking too much?
A reader worries about her Great Dane barking and upsetting the neighbours, Your Dog expert Tamsin Durston advises.
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Why does my small dog bark at larger dogs?
Your Dog expert Tony Cruse answers the issue of barking and lunging in small dogs.
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Why does my dog roll in fox poo?
A reader asks how to deal with her dog rolling in fox poo and how to get rid of the unpleasant smells resulting from it.
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Why does my dogs mount other dogs?
One reader is worried about her young female labrador mounting dogs she meets on walks, a Your Dog expert explains some…
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Why do some dogs bond most strongly with only one person in a family?
One reader wonders why the family dog has the strongest bond with only herself.
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Top 10 things your dog wishes they could tell you
We want to be our dogs’ best friends, but all too often people unintentionally do things that their dogs hate. Trainer…
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How your dog's shape and size effects what it can do
Dr Jacqueline Boyd explains why and how your dog’s shape and size can affect what he can do.
Understand your dog