Complexities of an adopted dog

Complexities of an adopted dog

After that, it’s crucial to assert the house rules to him/her to help you co-exist with your pet. It’s important not to expect a lot from the dog and give them their space till they feel comfortable enough to trust you.

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

We wanted our kids to learn one of life's abiding truths: Instead of punishing creatures when they displease us, sometimes we must simply take them as they are, knowing that to love them means accepting them at their worst as well as at their best.

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

When Joan Bowell, founder of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, posted her job offer on the shelter’s Facebook page last month, she asked for others to share the post “far and wide”.

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Diddy the six-year-old miniature pinscher went missing from Niki’s Berkshire home in the middle of the night and has not been seen since (Picture: INS)The animal rights activist and dog behaviourist has launched the hashtag ‘#findourdiddy’ and has received widespread support to try and find her missing pooch.

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Suitable to familyIf you have children at home, you can choose from children-friendly, gentle and lovable breeds like Pug, English Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, Beagle, Basset Hound, Labrador, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever, amongst others.

Rent A High-Tech Dog House While You Run Errands In NYC

Rent A High-Tech Dog House While You Run Errands In NYC

Well, if you are in New York City, and specifically in Brooklyn, there might be a high tech dog house that you can rent for a short period of time while you go into that store.

Husband forced to choose between saving wife and dog from house fire

Husband forced to choose between saving wife and dog from house fire

(Picture: MEN Media)The house caught fire when they had left a pan of food on low heat for when the couple’s son Correy, 23, returned from work at around 11pm.

Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes new family member: Sully the dog

Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes new family member: Sully the dog

Former President George H.W. Bush gets his own service dog named Sully Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush and the family Golden Cocker Spaniel C. "The first words that President Bush said when Sully walked into the room was, 'Welcome home,' so they're already off to a wonderful start," she said.

Megyn Kelly's dog Basha has died: 'I had 14 beautiful years with her'

Megyn Kelly's dog Basha has died: 'I had 14 beautiful years with her'

Megyn Kelly's beloved dog Basha has died. "Our dog Basha died today. In March, Megyn opened up to viewers about a vacation mishap that found her accidentally leaving Basha behind at a house occupied by strangers. Back at the first house, Basha was enjoying a vacation of her own.

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

In an essay for the New Yorker, Karl Ove Knausgaard has detailed two difficult years of owning a dog, wondering if its presence in his home was connected to the fact that he did not write a line of literary prose during that period.

EasyJet launches pet house-sitting service for holidaymakers

EasyJet launches pet house-sitting service for holidaymakers

Partnering with house-sitting service TrustedHousesitters, the airline will match pet owners with verified members of its online community to look after their home, while travellers will be able to find unique accommodation where they can look after everything from "chickens and pigs to goats and llamas", with diverse options including French chateaux and apartments in Paris.

Firefighters use oxygen mask to resuscitate cat found in burning building

Firefighters use oxygen mask to resuscitate cat found in burning building

Firefighters came to the rescue of this cat after saving it from a burning building in St Louis, Missouri. The animal was struggling to breathe after being rescued from a fire at a house on Kennerly Avenue.

Fish owner tells how cleaning out tank released deadly palytoxin that poisoned family and led to closure of entire street

Fish owner tells how cleaning out tank released deadly palytoxin that poisoned family and led to closure of entire street

A man has revealed how coral in a fish tank poisoned him and other family members while he was cleaning it. The following day the entire family suffered flu-like symptoms, and even their two dogs became ill.

Kylie Jenner built a luxury dog mansion for her dogs with air conditioning

Kylie Jenner built a luxury dog mansion for her dogs with air conditioning

The upscale canine-friendly house also has a white fence and a mini porch - and it looks big enough to fit people, despite being built for Jenner’s miniature dogs.

Average Briton needs to go on nine successful dates before they commit, study finds

Average Briton needs to go on nine successful dates before they commit, study finds

But while 31 per cent of those polled admit to falling in love with a home at first sight, it also emerged Brits are more likely to warm to a pet sooner than a partner.

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Dogs can be neutered as adults as well, although there’s a slightly higher risk of post-operative complications in older dogs, dogs that are overweight or dogs that have health problems.For cats: It is generally considered safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old to be spayed or neutered.

A furry valentine is the best valentine

A furry valentine is the best valentine

There have been so many times I’ve shared so many secrets with Romeo knowing they are safe in his heart. I don’t have a pet at my home now but I grew up with dogs in my parent’s house.

‘Tails’ of separation

Shifting to a new city is okay, but the worst part is learning to live without my dogs. So, now when you take your pet for a walk, let them sniff around and explore stories.

Anger management

But aggression can be prevented if you start early socialisation and basic obedience training for your dog. • Dominance: Normally displayed towards other dogs, your pooch might become aggressive towards humans if he views them as part of his pack.

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