Dog Advice

Charity in Urgent Appeal to Owners to Keep Pets Warm This Winter

Jan 7th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Dog Advice

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home renews urgent appeal to keep animals warm over winter months
Due to the current freezing temperatures, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is renewing an appeal made last year for funds to buy specialist Vetbed material to keep the animals in the Home warm over winter months. The world famous Home is [...]



The Importance of Play in Your Dog’s Life

Dec 16th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Training Advice

Kindly supplied by Julie Davies (Puddle Paws)
Play is an extremely important part of your dogs’ development.
Playing provides physical exercise, mental stimulation which benefits may aspects of your dogs’ life and helps strengthen the bond between dog and owner.
Puppies begin to play with each other and their mother at about four weeks old. These games help [...]



Canine Parvovirus: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dec 4th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Health

Prevention is the only way to ensure that a puppy or dog remains healthy since the disease is extremely virulent and contagious. The virus is extremely hardy and has been found to survive in feces and other organic material such as soil for over a year. It survives extremely cold and hot temperatures. The only [...]



Dog Attacks: How to Avoid Being Attacked by a Dog

Nov 14th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Advice

Ever hear one of those so-called dog ‘experts’ who tells you the best way to avoid getting attacked by a dog is to ‘show no fear’? Well, it’s pretty difficult to tell a one year old child who’s been snatched from the arms of a seven year old girl how to show no fear. And [...]



Diabetes And Your Dog

Nov 14th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Health

Diabetes Affects Pets as Well as People
Pet owners are often surprised to learn that diabetes is not exclusive to humans. PDSA decided to take a look at what owners can do to help prevent and manage diabetes.
Dogs, cats and other pets can suffer from this condition. Middle-aged dogs aged seven to nine, and overweight pets [...]



Dog Control Orders and Byelaws: What You Need to Know

Nov 14th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

Dog Control Orders replaced Dog Byelaws in April 2006. Existing byelaws remain in effect until such time as a dog control order for the same issue is made on the same land.
The Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996 has been repealed but existing designations remain in force until any dog control order is [...]



Teaching the Recall: Encouraging Your Dog to Come When Called

Nov 13th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Training Advice

Kindly submitted by Julie Davies of Puddle Paws
Before you start.
When your dog is running about enjoying himself and you call him he has to do several things.
o He must stop his current activity no matter how interesting it is.
o He must turn in your direction and look for you.
o He must make the decision to [...]



How Dog Training Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Nov 9th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Training Advice

Supplied by: The PDSA
Dog Training Saves Lives
PDSA has embarked on a mission to encourage all dog owners to teach their dogs the basic commands of sit, heel, stay, come and drop. Why? Because it could save your dog’s life!
Dogs rely on us to let them know when they are behaving badly or are in danger, [...]



How Often Should You Train Your Dog?

Nov 9th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Training Advice

Advice Supplied by: RSPCA
Positive dog training can happen any time, all the time. You don’t need to get your dog ready in special training equipment. Your pet is usually ready whenever you are. It is recommended that you train in several 5 to 15-minute sessions, for a total of 30 to 45 minutes per day.
This [...]



C-fidos Dog Training Advice: Please Read

Nov 9th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Training Advice

The Coalition For Improved Dog Ownership Standards intends to bring you a free online archive of dog training articles and dog training advice.
However we are keen to stress some important facts right from the outset in compliance with our own principles on ensuring dog owners are better informed on responsible dog ownership issues.
All dogs are [...]