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“Can playing tug lead to aggression?”

“Can playing tug lead to aggression?”

"Is it OK to play tug with my dog? I like using a tug toy with her on a walk, but someone said it could make her aggressive. I think that sounds ridiculous, but I would like your opinion." Danise Price advises…

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Cocker Spaniel saved with surgery after eating face mask

Cocker Spaniel saved with surgery after eating face mask

Dogs will try to eat everything and, with the pandemic going on, it was only a matter of time before one decided to turn a face mask into a snack!
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Puppies cheer up rescue staff during lockdown

Puppies cheer up rescue staff during lockdown

It has been a ‘ruff’ year, but the staff at Birmingham Dogs Home have several reasons to smile, having welcomed two litters of puppies during the local lockdown. Both mums and puppies are doing extremely well with one litter being the biggest seen in their history - 16 puppies!
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“Help, our puppy trained us!”

“Help, our puppy trained us!”

Our puppy has trained us to give him treats for doing something we don’t want him to do! We have taught him to get off the furniture, by saying, “Off” and rewarding him when he gets down. Now he keeps jumping on the sofa, just to make us tell him to get off and reward him! How can we undo this?
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Brits snap more photos of their pets than of their family

Brits snap more photos of their pets than of their family

If you’re a dog owner who knows the struggle of running out of storage space on their phone because they cannot bring themselves to delete any photos of your dog, you’re not alone!
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Pooches and pumpkins: how to keep your dog safe on Halloween

Pooches and pumpkins: how to keep your dog safe on Halloween

Dr Jessica May, UK lead vet at the video vet service FirstVet, gives the inside track on how to celebrate Halloween with a dog, while avoiding any potential hazards.
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Lead Training Woes

Lead Training Woes

I’ve tried everything, but my two-year-old Cocker Spaniel goes crazy whenever I attempt to put the lead on her. She tries to bite and dashes around, and it’s a real struggle.
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How a retro police bus became a veterinary clinic for stray animals

How a retro police bus became a veterinary clinic for stray animals

On World Animal Day (4 October) 20 years ago, FOUR PAWS founders Heli Dungler and Josef Pfabigan presented a ’74 retro police bus as the first mobile veterinary clinic. What sounds curious today was then a pilot project of its kind and a pioneer for mobile animal clinics that are now used worldwide.
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Canine Cottages looking for doggie critics!

Canine Cottages looking for doggie critics!

Does your dog have what it takes to be a critic? Canine cottages are looking for four-legged reviewers of dog-friendly holidays! Applications are open for the third annual Canine Critics competition.
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Rescue Staffie awarded Blue Peter badge for helping fearful children

Rescue Staffie awarded Blue Peter badge for helping fearful children

Six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Bonzai has been awarded the Blue Peter badge for his work with children, helping the overcome their fear of dogs - after he overcame his own.
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My puppy won’t eat his food!

My puppy won’t eat his food!

"My puppy has gone off his dry food. I have offered him alternatives, which he has eaten, but he won’t eat his puppy food. What should I do?" 

John Burns advises…

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Meet the UK’s naughtiest dogs!

Meet the UK’s naughtiest dogs!

When Gala Bingo challenged Brits to send in pictures of their pets at their naughtiest, they probably did not expect to be quite literally inundated with adorable photos of misbehaving dogs – but that is precisely what happened!
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