World’s Ugliest Dog title is awarded to British pooch

by Darren Jamieson on June 30, 2012

It may not be the most flattering of titles but it is certainly an interesting contest to win. Mugly, a Chinese crested rescue dog, left the World’s Ugliest Dog contest with the title, beating 28 other dogs in the (more…)

Getting your puppy to listen to you

by Vivien Richardson on June 28, 2012

Your puppy will never really know what you are saying, it is the tone of the voice that really speaks to the dog and helps him to understand what you mean. You can probably see this in your dog’s reaction if you (more…)

Choosing a rescue dog

by Mark James on June 26, 2012

All kinds of dogs are available for adoption from a shelter, so making the decision to adopt a rescue dog can be a great experience, provided that you have the time to invest in training and making sure that the newest member of your family (more…)

Does a dog need toys?

by Darren Jamieson on June 24, 2012

It can seem rather indulgent to buy your dog a number of toys. After all, he does not know what the toys are or understand the concept of presents, so the question could be asked of whether dog toys are just appealing to the human owners. Not so, however, as (more…)

Security chiefs help unwanted dogs find homes

by Leanne Thompson on June 22, 2012

The number of homeless canines around the United Kingdom is soaring but the efforts made by security chiefs working at the Business Protection (NE) in Hartlepool will soon see a decrease in the amount of dogs without a home.

Safe Homes and Kindness, a dog charity (more…)

Super Pet Dog Competition raises money for disabled pet owners

by Mark James on June 20, 2012

Many disabled pet owners will count on their canines to help them with daily duties, such as walking across the road, getting the post and answering the telephone. Because they are so heavily relied upon, the (more…)

Bringing a rescue dog home

by Vivien Richardson on June 18, 2012

If you have chosen a dog from a rescue shelter, extra care should be taken when bringing your pet into your home.

Make sure that your new dog has (more…)

Dumped pregnant dog gets lucky in new musical

by Darren Jamieson on June 16, 2012

An English bull terrier, named Wendy, was recovered by a rescue team after she was found in the streets of Holywell, Flintshire with no place to go.

The North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) discovered (more…)

Taking your dog to a vet for the first time

by Mark James on June 14, 2012

Going to the vets may be the first journey that you undertake with your new pet and it can often be a traumatic trip for your dog. Puppies can be a bit nervous and fearful when taken to (more…)

Charity receives lottery funding to train dogs

by Leanne Thompson on June 12, 2012

More and more dogs are required every single day to assist with daily duties in the police force and the emergency services. Despite the need for these talented canines steadily growing, the funding required to completely train them is often difficult to obtain. However Search Dogs Essex, a Harlow-based charity, has struck gold after receiving a grant that will enable scent discrimination and specialist man trailing development to take place.

The Big Lottery Fund is to thank for this fantastic news, as the grant would not have been possible if it weren’t for this funding group. Now the charity has a goal to train eight dogs or (more…)

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