Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

A Chinese county has been forced to reassess a ban on people walking their dogs in public after the extreme attempt to stop pet-related incidents and disputes triggered an angry backlash.

Van Damme saves life of chihuahua after row over fake passport

Van Damme saves life of chihuahua after row over fake passport

Van Damme, best known for his martial arts action films, launched an emotive campaign on social media, posting selfies of him hugging his chihuahua, which eventually persuaded Bulgaria’s food safety authority to accept the dog back.

How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

We’d like to hear from people about how their canine friends have helped them cope in lockdown, particularly if you live – or have been shielding – alone.Did you buy a new puppy or rescue a dog during this period?

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

The charity removed 105 animals, including 87 dogs (Picture: SWNS) Investigators said dogs on site were being intensively bred with little to no regard for their welfare.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

The Queen’s Corgi review – palace pooch in the doghouse

The Queen’s Corgi review – palace pooch in the doghouse

Protagonist Rex (voiced by Jack Whitehall ) is exiled after disgracing himself while resisting the aggressive advances of President Trump’s female corgi. Kesteloot and Stassen are too busy scrabbling for content – basically fine, largely indifferent, sometimes misjudged – to fill the gaps between the frenetic set pieces.

Emotional problems and bonding

Emotional problems and bonding

“However, if first-time parents can detect a difference in their pet’s behaviour around the pregnant mistress, it’s time to train the pet from a professional dog trainer.”.

​​4 rules of pack structure

​​4 rules of pack structure

The best way to teach this to your pets is to follow the method wolves use to maintain their hierarchies. Feeding : In a pack, it is the right of the dominant animals to eat first.

Ray J’s offers $20,000 reward for stolen dog Boogotti

Ray J’s offers $20,000 reward for stolen dog Boogotti

Poor doggo (Picture: @rayj/Instagram, Getty) Ray J’s adorable three-year-old dog Boogotti has allegedly been dognapped – and he’s offering a steep reward for her return. Taking to Instagram with a picture of the pupper, Ray J’s wife Princess Love, with whom he shares a 10-month-old daughter called Melody, wrote: ‘‘Hey everybody!

Man fined £1,500 for allowing dog to repeatedly poo in his own garden

Man fined £1,500 for allowing dog to repeatedly poo in his own garden

Craig Wood, 25, continually allowed the dog to poo in his garden (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto) But Mr Wood breached the notice five times and was later brought before Basildon Magistrates Court and ordered to pain a fine of £1,485.

Tiny dog Gabby the papillon blazes through course at the Westminster Dog Show

Tiny dog Gabby the papillon blazes through course at the Westminster Dog Show

An 8-inch-tall papillon named Gabby wowed the crowd at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday when she blazed her way through an obstacle course like she had been shot out of a cannon.

King the wire fox terrier named Westminster's Best in Show – as it happened

King the wire fox terrier named Westminster's Best in Show – as it happened

Indeed, Colton the Schipperke is introduced seventh despite being ineligible for Best in Show (even though no one in the crowd has been made aware unless they’ve been checking the news on their phones).

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Courtesy of Victoria Schade I spend game days standing on the left edge of the field, watching the puppy action to make sure everyone is having a good time. Courtesy of Victoria Schade The Puppy Bowl shoot is busy all week, even when there’s a break in the official action on the field.

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

According to an article by Laura Petrecca and Sabrina Treitz, of USA Today , one out of five pet owners will spend money on their pets this Valentine’s Day. A total of $815 million will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day gifts for furry friends; this from a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation .

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

The poor thing was filmed having a grooming nightmare as two vets try to hold him still and trim his nails. The look on his face is probably most comparable to The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Dog rescued from ventilation duct in Virginia

Dog rescued from ventilation duct in Virginia

Dog rescued from ventilation duct in Virginia copied! Firefighters were called to a home in West Springfield, Virginia, where a small dog was stuck in a ventilation duct. The final extraction was a delicate operation, but they were able to reach in and safely fetch the dog.

Dog Saves a Life with the Heimlich Maneuver, This Really Happened!

Dog Saves a Life with the Heimlich Maneuver, This Really Happened!

Alan Spencer, a 67-year-old man from the United Kingdom, has Lexi, his 18-month-old dog, to thank for saving his life. After Spencer passed out from a pickled onion that got stuck in his windpipe, the devoted Labrador sprung into action and performed a doggy Heimlich maneuver, reports DailyMail.com.

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Ian explains that our phone dependency affects dogs more so than cats because dogs are pack animals, and look to their humans for leadership and reassurance. ‘You do that consistently for weeks, months and years on end and you’re going to get some real behavioural issues.’