‘We don’t have to command them – it’s a relationship’: meet Britain’s top dog whisperer

‘We don’t have to command them – it’s a relationship’: meet Britain’s top dog whisperer

The decision to bring Pip into their lives perfectly illustrates what Glazebrook preaches most fervently – it’s vital to analyse and understand your circumstances before you choose a dog, rather than picking a breed you think looks cool, and ending up with a dog that is incompatible with your lifestyle, making everyone miserable.

Rescue me: why Britain’s beautiful lockdown pets are being abandoned

Rescue me: why Britain’s beautiful lockdown pets are being abandoned

Covid has been a factor in that rise, with 7% of owners surveyed saying they got a cat for reasons related to the pandemic, such as furlough or spending more time at home.

Sniffing out a bargain: how dog-friendly are Britain’s shops?

Sniffing out a bargain: how dog-friendly are Britain’s shops?

It’s a Saturday morning and I’m crammed into a small changing room, attempting to try on a new pair of trousers.

‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and illegally moved across to Great Britain through Belfast port to cater for the rocketing demand for pets during the Covid lockdown.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Britain’s ‘unluckiest’ dog back at rescue home she was adopted at 14 years ago

Britain’s ‘unluckiest’ dog back at rescue home she was adopted at 14 years ago

Tandie has had a bittersweet reunion with the RSPCA shelter that originally rehomed her (Picture: Triangle News)A dog has been dubbed the unluckiest in Britain after returning to the rescue home she was adopted at 14 years ago.

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cleese is to host a new series looking at “wokeness” and “cancel culture”.Now look.

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.

‘Britain’s most destructive dog’ covers walls, furniture and sofa in blue paint

‘Britain’s most destructive dog’ covers walls, furniture and sofa in blue paint

Rescue dog Max, one, has earned a reputation for destruction (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Lorna Lowery left her dog Max alone for just two minutes when she popped into the garden to tidy away her children’s toys.

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

His owners claim to have ‘Britain’s naughtiest dog’ after he chewed his way through eight sofas, two dining room tables and 10 remote controls – costing Jill Kirkham and her partner Steve nearly £9k in total.

Dog suffers same coronavirus symptoms as owner after chewing her used tissues

Dog suffers same coronavirus symptoms as owner after chewing her used tissues

Mushka the Alaskan malamute developed the same symptoms as his owner (Picture: Mandy Hayes / SWNS)A dog could be the first in Britain to have contracted coronavirus after it chewed its owner’s discarded tissues then developed symptoms.

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Photograph: Suffolk Police Annie and Betsy – and the other dogs stolen that day, 13 of which were puppies – had become the latest victims of surging demand for canine pets.

Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Then they could become the star of the next Channel 5 series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.The Channel 5 series will start filming soon (Picture: Channel 5)‘Often it’s because we don’t reward the good bits, because we get stuck in telling them off for what they do,’ he said.

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

20-year-old Titch is on track to be the oldest dog in the UK (Picture: Luke and Candice Kay / SWNS)Meet the dog on course to become Britain’s oldest – reaching a ripe old age of 20 thanks to a diet of McDonald’s.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Diefer needs a home with experienced owners and no other pets or children (Picture: RSPCA/PA)Hayley says: ‘He would suit experienced owners who have an active lifestyle with lots of time to spend helping Diefer develop his education and training further.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.

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