10 best dog coats

10 best dog coats

It’s suitable for long-bodied dogs, but the sizing won’t accommodate very large breeds. It’s a truly beautiful product that comes in plenty of sizes, but also the most expensive coat we reviewed, and on top of that, dry clean only.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

The animal rescuers believe the poor dogs were “probably thrown from a car” and feared they would have to be put down.Robbie Bartington, from the Woodfield Animal Sanctuary, said: We were alerted to the abandoned dogs by a friend, and we hope to give them a home for the rest of their lives, but they were in a horrendous state.“Their hair was matted for about a foot in length, and was so long I don't think a vet's clippers would have worked on them.“Fortunately, some dog-grooming friends of ours have kindly agreed to help them so we can get them into a condition where we can take them to a vet to be seen and get their vaccinations.

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

New research has revealed a list of the ‘naughtiest’ dog breeds – based on how often they bark. The company collected the figures from users of their product, and found that Samoyed dogs top the naughty list.

Dog travels 3,000 miles to reunite with soldier who saved her life

Dog travels 3,000 miles to reunite with soldier who saved her life

The dog was found surrounded by rubble (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)‘When we got back to camp, she lived in my room, I looked after her, I was responsible for her.

Barking pain

Barking pain

Excitement: Most young dogs are very excitable by nature – barking around meal times or morning or evening walks. As soon as he stops barking, run up to him and praise and treat him. So, if your dog barks continuously, you can train him to become a well-behaved pooch.

Canine comforts: five-star treats for the whole family – including the dog

Canine comforts: five-star treats for the whole family – including the dog

To this end PetsPyjamas, the online bespoke dog-friendly travel company, helped me devise an active mini-break of soft cycling and easy hiking in West Sussex and Dorset with pampering and luxury creature comforts for myself, my husband, our two sons and our miniature schnauzer.

Pawsecco, anyone? Millennials splurge on pampered pets

Pawsecco, anyone? Millennials splurge on pampered pets

For young people who struggle to find time for human relationships, a pet is “someone to come home to, cuddle up with and love”, he said, with the added benefit that they help owners build social connections with other pet lovers.

How to teach your dog to be calm around visitors

How to teach your dog to be calm around visitors

Often, when a visitor comes to the door, our dog will give a warning or guarding bark to alert us about the visitor.

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

It's a glorious little machine that allows me to watch my pups with a 160-degree camera, a built-in speaker and — perhaps the best part — a mechanism that lets me toss 'em a treat. And maybe the ghost likes dog treats.

Where to Vacation with Your Dog: Austin, Texas

Where to Vacation with Your Dog: Austin, Texas

Humans can order beer, wine, cocktails (the aptly named Rescue Me features Tito’s Vodka, which is produced in Austin and is a local favorite) or mocktails from the attached bar while their dogs play. With its large, dog-friendly patio and live music four days a week, Moontower Saloon feels quintessentially Austin.

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Gerrad Gethings says: “Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. Many of the subjects I stopped in the park or on the bus, and had to find a tactful way of saying you look exactly like a poodle, can I take your photograph?

Pet dog is hailed a hero for saving girl aged one from choking to death

Pet dog is hailed a hero for saving girl aged one from choking to death

Inseparable...Little Chloe Showell smiles as she sits next to hero Louie (Image: Steve Finn Photography)Louie, a four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, heard her cries and raised the alarm by barking and running around the flat to alert Chloe’s mother Shannon Weeks.

Woman almost lost her leg after dog mauled her in front of grandchildren

Woman almost lost her leg after dog mauled her in front of grandchildren

Theresa Anderson needed a skin graft as doctors battled to save her leg after the attack from the Staffie-type dog in Barrow, Cumbria. She suffered horrific injuries in the attack in Barrow, Cumbria (Picture: SWNS)

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

(Picture: RSPCA)Who could see that happy little face and not want to take four-year-old lurcher, Blue, home? Since then, he’s seen 49 kennel-mates taken to their fur-ever homes before him, and only one person has shown an interest in adopting him since November last year (and this unfortunately fell through).

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Cody ran off during a walk in Hadley Wood, Barnet, with a trusted dog walker that James has used for three years. (Picture: James Firsht)Understandably, James is utterly distraught by the loss of his best friend.

A London restaurant is offering free dog burgers for a whole week

A London restaurant is offering free dog burgers for a whole week

(Picture: Smith & Whistle)The ‘Quarter Hounder’ is being released in honour of National Burger Day. Smith & Whistle, a bar in London’s Mayfair, is offering customers’ canine companions the chance to sample a one-off doggy burger for pampered pooches.

Reader stories to warm the heart

Reader stories to warm the heart

I have two pets – a cat and a dog. My cat’s name is Lucas, and he’s 4 years old. Escobar has come to love these daily outings. Actually I feel scared to be naughty in his friends.

11 Must-Haves For Your Dog's First Aid Kit

11 Must-Haves For Your Dog's First Aid Kit

None of us like to think of our beloved dogs getting hurt, but it's always better to be prepared in case something does go wrong. For the rest of us, here's a list of things you can add to your dog's first aid kit (which you'll be putting together as soon as possible, right?