Dognapping

Pet lovers will be horrified to hear that according to new research dognapping is becoming the fastest-growing crime in the UK and is still on the increase, with the stolen pet market booming. Over 40,000 dogs are reported missing each year, with the Battersea Dogs and Cats home receiving nearly …

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The Dangers of Interactive Dog Toys

Toys can be a wonderful source of fun and enjoyment for dogs – and can play an important role in keeping a dog entertained and preventing problem behaviour, such as destructive chewing and continuous crying and barking. Interactive toys, in particular, can be particularly good in this respect as they …

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How to Safely Break Up a Dog Fight

There are few things as scary as a loud, vicious dog fight and every dog owner lives in fear of their beloved pet becoming involved in a fight one day. What would you do? How could you break up the fight safely? First, a Word of Warning… Before you even …

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The 6 Training Commands That Can Save Your Dog’s Life

We all know that training is important for our dogs – not only to ensure that they are well-mannered members of society but also to give them mental stimulation and increase their bond with us. Many of you may have dutifully attended training classes, followed instructions and put your dog …

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Demonstrating that Dogs Are Not Dangerous If Handled Correctly

Sadly, in recent times dogs have received a lot of bad press. This has made parents wary about bringing a puppy into the home or even allowing one near their children when out and about. Positive thoughts Children can pick up fear from their parents and other adults. We should …

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Safe DIY Dog Clipping at Home

If you own a breed of dog with a coat that grows continually – such as a Poodle or a Schnauzer – and needs to be clipped to maintain its shape, then regular monthly trips to the dog groomer’s may make a big dent in your wallet. For this reason, …

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Is it Safe to Dye My Dog’s Fur?

Dog grooming used to be a purely functional activity – something to keep your dog’s coat clean and in good condition, to prevent tangles and matting and for those with continuously growing hair, to trim and maintain a certain shape and form. However, in recent years, groomers and pet owners …

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