Blind man turned away from cafe because his guide dog was ‘too large and fluffy’

Blind man turned away from cafe because his guide dog was ‘too large and fluffy’

Staff at the Star Cafe in Sidcup, south-east London , repeatedly turned away Stephen Vallance, 44, his mum Ann and his Alsatian-Labrador cross, Wills – who is neither particularly large nor fluffy.

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up.THE HORROR that Ukrainians face in their daily life has been revealed after a charity published guidance for people on how to walk their dogs without being killed.

Is your dog showing signs of depression and anxiety? Here’s how to help

Is your dog showing signs of depression and anxiety? Here’s how to help

Guide Dogs is encouraging dog owners across the UK to incorporate a variety of canine enrichment into their daily life to help maintain good mental health and wellbeing for their pets.

Down, boy? How you can tell if your dog is depressed – and how to help

Down, boy? How you can tell if your dog is depressed – and how to help

This is about dogs showing signs of poor mental health, including anxiety.“It’s an outdated viewpoint to think that dogs just need a walk or two a day to be content,” said Guide Dogs’ chief scientific officer Dr Helen Vaterlaws-Whiteside.Vaterlaws-Whiteside recommends a lot of mental stimulation, problem-solving puzzles .

Expert shares detailed guide to diet and nutrition for dogs

Expert shares detailed guide to diet and nutrition for dogs

Therefore, there isn’t a plan that fits all so it is recommended that rather than picking up off the shelf food products, it’s best to consult the veterinarian and then plan a balanced meal to ensure your dog is getting nutrients he/she can benefit from.

‘We bonded big time’: the man who trains guide dogs with love, dedication – and a broken heart

‘We bonded big time’: the man who trains guide dogs with love, dedication – and a broken heart

“I’d seen people locally with guide dog puppies,” says Lyon, “and thought, ‘That’s a good way to go.When asked about his treat from Guardian angel, Lyon is resolute: the only thing he wants are some fresh toys for his current charge, Danny, a 13-month-old labrador-retriever cross.

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

He’s fathered more than 200 pups so far (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Everyone, this is Trigger.Look at that face (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Trigger also fathered the record-breaking number of Guide Dog puppies that were born late last year.

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.

Do yourself a favour and look at this huge litter of Guide Dog puppies

Do yourself a favour and look at this huge litter of Guide Dog puppies

So pure, so good (Picture: PA) Oh, to be snuggled up like a puppy in a 16-strong litter (Picture: PA) What a silly baby (Picture: PA) Their mum is a German Shepherd and their dad is a Golden Retriever (Picture: PA)Having sired 239 puppies, Trigger is Guide Dogs’ most prolific stud dog in their ethical breeding program.

Pet sounds: dogs’ favourite Christmas songs revealed

Pet sounds: dogs’ favourite Christmas songs revealed

A survey of 1,000 dog owners by the charity Guide Dogs found Wham’s classic is the most beloved by canines, with 10% of the votes, followed by Jingle Bells (9%) and All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (6%).Those who took part in the survey said their animals liked upbeat tracks, compared to quieter, slower or instrumental ones.

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

Guide Dogs are looking to take on a new recruit, working as a Canine Science Assistant – with part of the responsibilities including cuddling puppies.

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Nicholas Bateman says Labrador Angus is his world (Picture: PA)A guide guide has been left ‘bruised and subdued’ after being attacked by a youth in Plymouth.

Former CIA analyst shares adventures with guide dogs over 33-year career

Former CIA analyst shares adventures with guide dogs over 33-year career

Retired CIA analyst Joanne Callahan partnered with her eighth guide dog, Magnum, at a graduation ceremony hosted by the nonprofit Guiding Eyes for the Blind in June.

Yo Sushi worker refuses to let guide dog in until owner demands to speak to boss

Yo Sushi worker refuses to let guide dog in until owner demands to speak to boss

Journalist Lucy was the first blind presenter of Radio 1 (Picture: Lucy Edwards)A blind woman recorded herself confronting a waiter after being refused entry with a guide dog.

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Weighing your dog’s food can help you regulate their weight (Picture: Getty Images)Use feeding guidelines as a starting point for how much to feed your dog, but you might need to change food type or the amount you feed to maintain a healthy weight as your dog gets older, or depending on how much activity they get.

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Siobhan works for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity (Pictures: MyLondon/SWNS)A blind married couple said they were turned away by two restaurants in central London because they arrived with guide dogs .YouTube vlogger and communications manager for the Guide Dogs charity Siobhan said the experience made her ‘feel like a second class citizen’.

Terrier in wheelchair becomes guide dog for blind fox

Terrier in wheelchair becomes guide dog for blind fox

Jack is protective warns other cats and dogs away from bothering Pumpkin too, as Ana says he ‘feels a responsibility to look after her like a brother does with a sister’.

Blind woman collapses in street as bulldogs maul her guide dog

Blind woman collapses in street as bulldogs maul her guide dog

Kathy Worthington’s guide dog Kimba was attacked by two American bulldogs (Picture: Liverpool Echo)A blind woman collapsed in the street after her guide dog was mauled by two American bulldogs.

Miserable, anxious, depressed: how guide dogs are faring in the pandemic

Miserable, anxious, depressed: how guide dogs are faring in the pandemic

“He just wanted to get out and work so bad and obviously you can’t explain to a guide dog what a pandemic is,” says Molly Burke, a YouTuber, about her dog Gallop in a December video that has been viewed more than 900,000 times.

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