Training mistakes to avoid

Training mistakes to avoid

Treats aren’t always good: Treats are a good way to start training, but once your dog starts to get the hang of the command, you must start cutting down the treats before it becomes a habit.

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

The virus has also shown itself capable of spreading to pets, with a third animal, a cat belonging to a Belgian owner, being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday night.(Picture: Getty Images)Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection has stressed that there is ‘no reason to abandon your animal’ over coronavirus fears.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Nugget is dropping off letters from Ava’s next door neighbour (Picture: Sarah Jayne)The coronavirus pandemic has revealed heroes across the world – like the woman in self-isolation who leaves packed lunches outside her house for strangers or the woman who gets her entire neighbourhood to sing for her fiancé’s 30th birthday .

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

If it’s an emergency, you can still go to the vet with your pet (Picture: Getty Images/Cultura RF)With the world in upheaval due to COVID-19, previously-important things like MOTs and dental checkups have gone out the window.

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

These will definitely cheer you up (Picture: Meow3DStore/Etsy)If online shopping is helping you through this challenging time, then we’ve found a product that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – a personalised puppy plant pot.

Work from home: As work-from-home picks up, pets double up as co-workers

Work from home: As work-from-home picks up, pets double up as co-workers

Pet pooches are making the work from home (WFH) experience quite interesting for their human parents.Be it taking over the laptop keyboard or snuggling up on their laps as they work on that pending presentation, pets are taking over the home workstations and even video-bombing online meetings.

Where I Work: Jen, the writer working from home with a cavapoo puppy

Where I Work: Jen, the writer working from home with a cavapoo puppy

Today we’re looking at the desk setup of Jen Kaarlo, 35, a UX content designer sexpert, and a writer working to create her first book.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Smudge is one of more than 150 animals adopted from Battersea in the space of a week (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) A glimmer of positive news amid the coronavirus crisis: the number of pets being adopted has soared in these strange and scary times.

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

The goodest boy (Picture: Anthony Munoz)You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but in the coronavirus pandemic even our furry friends are stepping up to the task.

Corgi falling asleep after playing with dragon fruit gives owners a right scare

Corgi falling asleep after playing with dragon fruit gives owners a right scare

But after running over to the doggo, they soon realised Gody the corgi was just having a nap after a hard day chowing down some dragon fruit which we know is red on the outside.

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Ping’s life was changed by the vet team (Picture: Hamlilton Specialist Referrals / SWNS Provider)Ping the chihuahua was paralysed from a young age, after his owner Zoe Cekalla noticed he was struggling to walk on all four legs at just four months old.

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Oh dear (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Emma Allen was left in fits of giggles after ordering a mini felt replica of her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Missy – and ended up getting one that looked ‘like it’s had a stroke’.

Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

In mid-February, Idexx Laboratories, an American multinational corporation and global leader in veterinary diagnostics, started testing samples from dogs, cats and horses for the coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

The boy was attacked in a family home before being rushed to Tallaght University Hospital (Picture: PA)An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs at a house in Dublin.

Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

‘Currently there is limited evidence that your pets can be infected with COVID-19 and no evidence that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection to other animals or to humans,’ said Samantha Webster, a veterinary surgeon with eight years of experience.

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Pet owners across the glove started panicking when a 17-year-old Pomeranian tested 'weakly' positive for Coronavirus in China; the dog died three days after returning home.Like Twinkle Khanna said, please do not abandon your pets for the fear of getting Coronavirus from them.

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