12 canine commandments

12 canine commandments

-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.

Dog saved from tar pit after other strays bark to get help from humans

Dog saved from tar pit after other strays bark to get help from humans

The dog was named Aloe (Picture: Proyecto4Patas) Aloe’s rescuers used 50 litres of oil to clean them (Picture: Proyecto4Patas)She was then loaded into a van and taken to the group’s headquarters.Aloe’s rescuers will look for his forever home once he gets his strength back (Picture: Proyecto4Patas).

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

For 18 of his 23 years as a police officer, Deputy Chance Wood, 43, has served in the marine unit, rescuing people in distress and recovering the remains of those who have drowned, often with the help of cadaver dogs.

Spaniel muzzled for chewing everything in sight eats his own mouth guard

Spaniel muzzled for chewing everything in sight eats his own mouth guard

Spaniel Dexter is so obsessed with chewing things he shouldn’t – including fishnet tights, chocolate and duct tape – that his owners got him a mouth guard, but he ate that too.

Hunt for heartless gunman who SHOT mother dog twice in the head

Hunt for heartless gunman who SHOT mother dog twice in the head

SHOCKED animal crime investigators are hunting a gunman who shot a mother dog twice in the head after she had puppies.Vets say the extremely emaciated dog would have suffered considerably before she died and her body dumped in the field.

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

He has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn puppy’ (Picture: MEGA) Vets say he is perfectly healthy (Picture: MEGA)Vets said the puppy has a clean bill of health, but Ms Steffen doesn’t want to adopt him out until they know whether his ‘unicorn horn’ will become an issue.

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

(Picture: Michael Scott/Caters News)A sausage dog who found viral fame providing therapy to stressed out students has become a fashion celeb, appearing in Vogue magazine.

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Staff at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary were left stunned when a car pulled up outside and hurled Casper onto the premises on the evening of Halloween.Casper had several growths on his body (Picture: Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary/ @SOSmoggies)One person wrote: ‘Oh Casper you beautiful boy.

Your dog knows how you feel

Your dog knows how you feel

If another pet, friend or family member diverts your love and attention, s/he will stop cooperating or responding to you, and even look depressed.7 signs to know your relationship is in trouble.

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

The mini Whippet-Jack Russell cross now suffers from extreme anxiety (Picture: Stuart Neve) He has been taken in by Kim Wise, 53, who says he’s ‘beautiful’ (Picture: Kim Wise)Kim said: ‘On the first night he stayed in the house, we couldn’t get near him.

Bahamas 'miracle dog' found alive in rubble weeks after Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas 'miracle dog' found alive in rubble weeks after Hurricane Dorian

There was only one name that rescuers in the Bahamas could think to give a dog who survived for weeks while trapped under rubble in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian .Meet Miracle.

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl’s thermal bed which helps keep mutts warm (Picture: Lidl/Getty)Pooches across the UK can expect to be truly pampered this winter – thanks to supermarket giant Lidl.Your dog could be this comfy (Picture: Lidl)According to Lidl, the seasonal bed is designed for medium-sized pets – or smaller dogs who love extra room.

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

It’s received so much attention in recent months that people have been driving for hours for the chance to embrace, brush and talk to the sociable bovines, said owner Suzanne Vullers.Every "cow cuddling" session is different: Some people like to sit quietly with the animals; others talk to them.

How to tackle hair shedding of your pet

How to tackle hair shedding of your pet

Shedding is a natural process in which your pet gets rid of old and dead hair to get a shiny new coat.Shedding tools are specially designed to remove dead hair from the coat and make it smooth and silky.

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.

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

calm and gentle, keep arms down, body slightly sideways and head turned to side – your dog is more likely to approach you without fear or feeling threatened.Use the harness and teach your dog not to pull before using a lead on the dog’s collar.

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

The 11-month-old pet was battered so badly that she died almost instantly (Picture: BNPS)A pet owner kicked and punched his 11-month puppy to death in a fit of rage before attempting to hide the body in woodland, a court has heard.

Golden rules to follow in silver age

Golden rules to follow in silver age

Eye care: The other situation to keep an eye on is the condition of the skin – this needs to be checked at least once a week but can be easily detected when you are cuddling or stroking your cat.

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Vets have worked tirelessly to stop the dog suffering from organ failure (Picture: Google Maps)They realised the dog would need a plasma transfusion to allow his blood to clot properly and rushed him to the nearest emergency animal hospital.