The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The introduction of an agility competition to Westminster marked a step forward for this emerging sport and few trainers have since made a bigger impact on the US scene than Perry DeWitt and Jessica Ajoux, who live together in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote alongside two of America’s most famous canine athletes: the border collies Verb and Fame.

Puppy that can’t walk and pigeon that can’t fly become best friends

Puppy that can’t walk and pigeon that can’t fly become best friends

Lundy and Herman (Picture: Caters News)A pigeon that can’t fly and a puppy that can’t walk have become inseparable after they were both rescued.They immediately developed a bond (Picture: Caters News)Sue said that she is now no longer certain Herman is a he, after witnessing the bird’s maternal behaviour towards Lundy.

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

A photo of two mice squaring up for a brawl over a crumb in a London subway has earned photographer Sam Rowley the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award in a competition held by London's Natural History Museum.

Jenna Bush Hager announces January book club pick

Jenna Bush Hager announces January book club pick

After 10 months of fun in 2019 , we are excited to continue recommending our favorite books to the Read With Jenna community in 2020.To kick things off in January, Jenna Bush Hager has selected "Dear Edward," by Ann Napolitano.

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Sam Collins, owner of a groodle named Murphy – twice-winner of the award for the fastest dog living on the island – is not keen on Gus entering the race.

Lizzy the Labrador pushes her brother Freddy in a toy car and it’s too adorable

Lizzy the Labrador pushes her brother Freddy in a toy car and it’s too adorable

Meet Lizzy the Labrador – she’s a therapy dog and she knows some impressive tricks.Freddy climbed in and waited patiently until Lizzy jumped up on the back and pushed him forward.Do you have a dog who knows some impressive tricks?

Dog almost sliced in half with a sword in ‘cowardly’ attack

Dog almost sliced in half with a sword in ‘cowardly’ attack

Her wound was so deep rescuers could see her bone (Picture: SWNS) Her recovery took many months (Picture: SWNS)Although Sabby is still weary of men, the charity said she mixes well with other dogs and loves going out on walks.

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Hero dog who saved countless lives is given doggy-OBE

Hero dog who saved countless lives is given doggy-OBE

Border collie Charlie, who died in 2017, has been awarded a pet OBE (Picture: BNPS)His other achievements include locating the body of a murder victim buried in a large field in 2008 and finding a missing 90 year old dementia sufferer who had become disorientated and bogged down in mud.

'Riddled with exclusions': pet insurers slapped with a Shonky award

'Riddled with exclusions': pet insurers slapped with a Shonky award

She looked at the fine print of her pet insurance product for the first time and discovered that, although the accident insurance she purchased covered poisoning, the definition was very narrow.

Border collie becomes surrogate mum to litter of rescued kittens

Border collie becomes surrogate mum to litter of rescued kittens

Skye even sits patiently as the kittens use her as a climbing frame (Picture: SWNS)‘Skye was a natural, she soon had their coats shining and fluffy and she was super diligent not only ensuring they toileted after every meal, but cleaning up thoroughly afterwards.

Your dog can now make money travelling around the UK as a ‘furrfluencer’

Your dog can now make money travelling around the UK as a ‘furrfluencer’

Good boys and girls will be in with a chance to become ‘furrfluencers’ (Picture: Getty)If you are the lucky owner of a particularly good boy or girl (who are we kidding, dogs /”>all dogs are amazing), why not put your pooch forward for the job of a lifetime?

To bark or not to bark

To bark or not to bark

Here’s how to teach your dog to bark and be quiet on command.Reward quiet: To teach your dog to go quiet on command, timing is of critical value.Choose one word for the command, like ‘quiet’, and stay with it or else you will end up confusing your pet.

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

The winner will get to review 10 hotels across the world (Picture: )The site now has a new category in its annual Loved by Guests awards: Best for Pets to help pet-owners find the best place to stay for them and their furry friend.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

“All this science goes towards the business of selling pet food,” says the narrator, Robert Webb. When Joe tastes the product – all pet food gets a human taste test, which is certainly a spectacle, particularly when you’ve seen the meat smoothie rope part – we are told it is “irrelevant”.

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Mark Burchell, 54, pictured with guide dog Judi, survived bladder and prostate cancer in 2017 (Picture: Argus/Sax Rohmer Ltd)‘They were not only affecting my hospital trips but stopping me doing things I’d want to do afterwards, like socialising with friends.

Daniel Sturridge issues £30,000 reward after his dog is stolen from his Los Angeles home

Daniel Sturridge issues £30,000 reward after his dog is stolen from his Los Angeles home

Lucci is a Pomeranian with Husky markings (Instagram)‘Somebody has broken into the house in LA and took my dog from the house,’ Sturridge said. ‘Somebody please find my dog, I’ll pay anything I’m dead serious, I want my dog back.’.

Silicon Valley is turning away from gravestones towards trees

Silicon Valley is turning away from gravestones towards trees

“The death services market is very big – $20bn a year – and customer approval is low,” says Jon Callaghan, a partner at True Ventures, an investor in Better Places.

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Myth: You can’t train a puppy for the first six months Reality: Puppies begin learning from their mother and siblings almost immediately after birth. Reality: When learning something new, whether it’s dog or human, a reward is a motivating factor to want to be successful.

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