'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

Experts said the survey highlights the knowledge gap among dog owners over what is normal behaviour (Image: GETTY)Some 42 percent said pulling on the lead was an issue for puppies aged six months to one year, while 37 percent said jumping up at strangers.

Adorable paralysed puppy offered new start in pink wheelchair

Adorable paralysed puppy offered new start in pink wheelchair

Dog returned eight years after going missing Terrible conditions found at 'puppy farm' on caravan site Adoptive owner Tammie Fox, 41, began raising money for a wheelchair and was delighted when friends and strangers donated to the cause.

Dogs really ARE man's best friend as study finds they recognise voices of those they love

Dogs really ARE man's best friend as study finds they recognise voices of those they love

The dogs could detect their owner in 82 percent of cases (Image: Getty)The dogs were required to differentiate between their owners’ voices and those of 14 strangers, with varying levels of similarity to how their owners sound.Including when the voices were swapped, the dogs could detect their owner in 82 percent of cases, the results showed.

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

A mountain gorilla whose picture went viral after she photobombed a park ranger’s selfie has died at 14.Ndakazi “took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” a statement from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday.

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Whereas dogs have been shown to avoid a person who behaves negatively towards their owner, the same cannot be said for domesticated cats.The experiment involved 36 domestic cats and their owners, who would be accompanied by two strangers: an actor and a neutral person.

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

James Franklin, 26, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Ouachita Correctional Center)An alleged animal abuser has been accused of shooting a dog dead after it chased his car when he drove past the owner’s house.

Horse, dog and pony are best friends and look like siblings

Horse, dog and pony are best friends and look like siblings

Greetje and daughter Jolie with Nevada, Napoleon, Jack Sparrow (Picture: Human Horse Academy / Caters News)Appaloosa horse Nevada, 10, Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, regularly stun strangers with their unique matching spots.

Teen devastated after stranger finds missing puppy but ‘won’t give it back’

Teen devastated after stranger finds missing puppy but ‘won’t give it back’

Melissa Baylis, 17, claims a woman sent her a Facebook message calling her ‘irresponsible’ for letting nine-week-old dog Nelly go missing.The family had only owned Nelly for a week when she vanished (Picture: Instagram/Melissa Baylis)As seen by the Manchester Evening News, it read: ‘I believe you have lost your puppy.

Boy, 5, bullied by strangers after rottweilers ripped off half of his face

Boy, 5, bullied by strangers after rottweilers ripped off half of his face

Ryder Wells, five, has permanent facial disfigurement after he was attacked by rottweilers (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)A five-year-old boy suffers cruel taunts and stares from strangers after a rottweiler attack left his face permanently disfigured, his distraught mother says.

Dog Abandoned Because Of His Stranger Face Finds Mom Who Thinks He’s Perfect

Dog Abandoned Because Of His Stranger Face Finds Mom Who Thinks He’s Perfect

“So they gave him away for free.” A man who lived nearby in Austin, Texas, took in the odd little puppy, but when Beaux Tox, named Lucky at the time, didn’t get along with the man’s cats, he was banished to the backyard, according to Hulit.

Ranger warns Royal Parks will be closed if dogs aren’t kept on leads

Ranger warns Royal Parks will be closed if dogs aren’t kept on leads

Dog owners have been asked to follow the ‘temporary’ coronavirus measure at the eight Royal Parks in London to help visitors stay two metres away from each other.

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 .

Six-year-old creates dog toy boxes for strangers to use in the park

Six-year-old creates dog toy boxes for strangers to use in the park

The six-year-old loves dogs (Picture: Kerry Elsworth/Mercury)His aunt has also contacted the local council, with hopes that they will help the pair place more boxes in other parks, and Josh wants it to become a nationwide initiative.

Stolen dog found 2,000 miles away from home returned by 15 strangers

Stolen dog found 2,000 miles away from home returned by 15 strangers

So when one sweet pit bull was stolen and found 2,000 miles away from his home, 15 strangers decided to help him get back.

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

Ranger has pituitary dwarfism (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)Ranger the German shepherd is two – but you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s still a puppy.He’s now two years old (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)‘In the weeks following we took him home and he was parasite free but later on ended up getting a parasite called giardia.

Man adopts sick elderly dog who cuddles up to him as he signs adoption paperwork

Man adopts sick elderly dog who cuddles up to him as he signs adoption paperwork

(Picture: Picture: Pennsylvania SPCA Danville Center)An elderly, sick dog has been given his forever home by a kind stranger who walked into a shelter asking to see an old dog in need of a home.

Girl, 5, has face ‘ripped off’ by stranger’s dog on furniture shopping trip

Girl, 5, has face ‘ripped off’ by stranger’s dog on furniture shopping trip

Her mum said that it looked like the dog had ‘ripped her face off’ (Picture: Charmaine Beresford/SWNS) Milo the dog attacked Molly when she went with her mum to buy some secondhand bunk beds (Picture: Charmaine Beresford/SWNS)Last month the dog’s owner, Juliet Marsh, was found guilty of being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control at Cheltenham Magistrates Court.

The right way to pet a dog...

The right way to pet a dog...

If you notice the dog exhibiting any such signs, it is better to mould yourself as per the liking of the pet.Also don’t allow strangers to pet your dog when he is showing signs of wanting to be left alone.

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

However, Prof Daniel Mills, an expert in veterinary behavioural medicine from the University of Lincoln who has previously studied human-cat relationships, said the research has flaws, including that the team did not explore other possible types of bonds and did not repeat their experiments with strangers.

Dog who always sits in the window given sweet letter by kind stranger

Dog who always sits in the window given sweet letter by kind stranger

Swift sitting in the window (Picture: Dan Rowlands / )Debbie Nutchey was thrilled when she received a postcard from a stranger thanking her dog for making her smile.

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