Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

‘He goes wherever I go’ (Picture: @acro__al / Caters News)This is Stan, the miniature schnauzer who loves going on adventures with his owner, Alex Colbeck.Alex said: ‘I have a paraglider wing and harness for myself and one for Stan which is a custom-made doggy harness.

I thought I had seen the worst of online abuse – then I posted about my dog

I thought I had seen the worst of online abuse – then I posted about my dog

On one level, this is a good thing: I want people to have high standards for pet owners.I got the same reaction when his retractable dog lead failed at the same time as he spotted a squirrel and he circled a couple holding hands (twice), tying them together.

‘His bushy eyebrows remind me of Denis Healey’: Emma F Wright’s best phone picture

‘His bushy eyebrows remind me of Denis Healey’: Emma F Wright’s best phone picture

Flapjack the miniature schnauzer was the first dog Emma F Wright began walking.On this day, I realised Flapjack was looking at his own reflection.Whether it’s a little puddle or a fjord, I’m constantly looking at it in different ways, being inspired by it, trying to capture it.

Can a pet psychic help me read my dog's mind?

Can a pet psychic help me read my dog's mind?

Hannah and Ted (Image: HANDOUT)Having helped owners connect with their animals for many years, Beth claims to be able to talk to our pets - from cats to chameleons - healing tensions, strengthening bonds, and encouraging humans to understand what's really going on in our companions' minds.

Dog SURVIVES after plunging off 66ft cliff and becoming trapped

Dog SURVIVES after plunging off 66ft cliff and becoming trapped

A volunteer crew received an assistance request from her owner after the pup chased a ball belonging to another dog before falling off the cliff.Dog SURVIVES after plunging off 66ft cliff and becoming trapped (Image: RNLI/Arbroath RNLI) The RNLI navigated towards the narrow gully to search for Skye.

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Bill Lambert, Health, of The Kennel Club, said: ‘This new tool, funded in part by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust VetCompass grant, helps us understand and determine more accurately a dog’s life expectancy given different factors throughout their lives, instead of just based on historic breed estimates.

Puppy scam: Americans desperate for a canine companion paid for imaginary pups

Puppy scam: Americans desperate for a canine companion paid for imaginary pups

Google says the alleged fraudster is responsible for “perpetrating a puppy fraud scheme to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic for personal gain, while taking advantage of unsuspecting and vulnerable victims”.In one instance, a victim paid Noel $700 in “electronic gift cards” to buy a puppy.

National Pet Day: Guide to pets' seizures and epilepsy

National Pet Day: Guide to pets' seizures and epilepsy

However, if a pet has any seizure-like symptoms or an illness like epilepsy, care and treatment can be a lot more complicated, and require a better understanding of the condition.

Nervous lurcher with 'so much love to give' marks 365 days in shelter

Nervous lurcher with 'so much love to give' marks 365 days in shelter

He’s very chill about wearing his muzzle (Picture: RSPCA)Emma said: ‘I just don’t understand why Bandit has received such little interest, it’s heartbreaking.‘We understand that he’s nervous, and he’ll need committed owners who are willing to come and meet him multiple times before taking him home.

Biologists warn against toxic SAMe ‘health’ supplement

Biologists warn against toxic SAMe ‘health’ supplement

The team, from Manchester and Kyoto universities, reported last week that the supplement – known as SAMe – can break down inside the body into substances that cause a wide range of medical problems, including kidney and liver damage.

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

The animal charity has launched a campaign called 'Save Our Breath' to urge pet owners to "stop seeing these pets as cute and recognise the serious health issues they face".RSPCA chief vet Caroline Allen has explained that she understands the appeal of flat-faced pooches, but that breeding for these features can compromise a pup’s health and welfare.

Rescue dog who ‘dreams of finding home’ to mark one-year anniversary in kennels

Rescue dog who ‘dreams of finding home’ to mark one-year anniversary in kennels

A RESCUE dog who "dreams of finding a home" is set to mark the heartbreaking milestone of one year in kennels.Ms Cosby said: “I just don’t understand why Bandit has received such little interest, it’s heartbreaking.“Bandit dreams of the days he will find his new cosy home.

10 fun facts about cows you had no clue about

10 fun facts about cows you had no clue about

All cows have a set of 32 teeth and they can chew 50 times in a minute.A cow can urinate upto 30 gallons everyday Cows are structured in a way that they stand up and lay down almost 14 times in a day.

Watch this talented cocker spaniel play tennis with his owner

Watch this talented cocker spaniel play tennis with his owner

Emily discovered his hidden talent (Picture: Kennedy News/@trickspaniel)Now the best buddies play tennis multiple times a day.In action (Picture: Kennedy News/@trickspaniel)Their tennis video on Instagram has now been viewed more than 19,800 times and received more than 1,300 likes – and Emily says people constantly message her for dog-training tips.

Nervous dog desperate for owner who understands 'quirks' after year's wait

Nervous dog desperate for owner who understands 'quirks' after year's wait

Gruffalo has been waiting patiently at The Stubbington Ark in Hampshire for a forever home (Image: RSPCA)"Sadly, he does have some behavioural challenges and, for this reason, we need to be really careful to match him with someone who fully understands these quirks.“It takes Gruffalo time to feel comfortable around new people and it can take several meetings until he’s confident enough to say ‘hello’.

Which dogs are dangerous and which breeds are banned in the UK?

Which dogs are dangerous and which breeds are banned in the UK?

According to the RSPCA, over a third of the people killed by dogs since the act was brought in were attacked by legal breeds.In some instances, the court may decide that although the dog is a banned breed, it is not a danger to the public.

Warning about toxic plant after dog left with serious facial burns

Warning about toxic plant after dog left with serious facial burns

His owner Barry O’Connell questioned why ther are no warning signs in the area (Picture: Barry O’Connell/ SWNS) Giant hogweed is a common, cow parsley-like plant (Picture: Getty) The dog has since been put on antibiotics and has a cone around his head to help with his recovery (Picture: Barry O’Connell/ SWNS)Winston, who serves as his assistance dog, has since been put on antibiotics and has a cone around his head to help with his recovery.

'Wants to be loved' Deaf dog left to die in empty building desperate for forever home

'Wants to be loved' Deaf dog left to die in empty building desperate for forever home

Misty is looking for an understanding owner who can 'help her put her sad past firmly behind her' (Image: RSPCA)“She wants to be loved and she wants to be happy again.Find out more about Misty and other dogs looking for homes at the RSPCA's Chesterfield branch here.

Heartbreak as 'constantly overlooked' rescue dog desperate to finally find home

Heartbreak as 'constantly overlooked' rescue dog desperate to finally find home

A spokesperson for Pawprints to Rescue said Spike "constantly gets overlooked even though he's super sweet".Spike enjoys walks, treats and getting attention from staff at the kennels.

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