So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

A while ago, my wife and I took the kids to an agricultural fair, which is like a regular trade fair except you spend £30 on chilli jam and pretend to a salesman that you are going to come back and look at a ride-on mower again, even though you have plastic grass (more of that in another column).Part way through the day, we went into a barn full of people selling rabbits.

How to travel with your dog for a staycation or day trip

How to travel with your dog for a staycation or day trip

When it comes to the trip itself, it can be tempting to throw the normal rules out the window but it’s much harder for your dog to adpat.

Aldi is selling mats, toys, and bowls to keep your pets cool during the heatwave

Aldi is selling mats, toys, and bowls to keep your pets cool during the heatwave

On sale from today, the pet range includes cooling mats and toys, as well as bowls that ensure their food and water stays at the right temperature.

How Chiefs player is using team's Super Bowl win to help out dogs who need a home

How Chiefs player is using team's Super Bowl win to help out dogs who need a home

All dogs that became available at the shelter on or before Super Bowl Sunday are eligible to be adopted for free, thanks to Nnadi.Nnadi previously sponsored one dog to be adopted for free after every Chiefs win this season.

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

That’s when Laurie Johnson, director of the nonprofit Florida Little Dog Rescue Group, volunteered to personally foster Karlie in her family’s home.“We didn’t know how long she would have, but we were committed to making sure that she had a great rest of her life, however long it was,” Johnson told TODAY.Laurie Johnson's daughter, Lindsay, carries Karlie out of the shelter to head to her new foster home.

Le Creuset is launching a very stylish pet range

Le Creuset is launching a very stylish pet range

The new Le Creuset pet collection (Picture: Le Creuset)Kitchenware brand Le Creuset is launching a pet range and we want it all.A post on the Le Creuset website says: ‘Even your pets can dine in style with our new pet bowls.

How to watch Puppy Bowl XVI: Meet the 2020 lineup!

How to watch Puppy Bowl XVI: Meet the 2020 lineup!

If you're watching this year's showdown with your pet, be sure to post a photo; you may be featured on Animal Planet's Instagram story during the game.Puppy Bowl XVI will air Sunday, Feb. 2) The pregame show will start at 2 p.m Eastern time.

Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

The unconditional love from a pet to owners causes deep emotional reactions, said Nielsen, who helps clients deal with the grief of losing a pet.“It’s profound because you are you're making a decision to actively take the life of your animal,” Nielsen said.

Tim Tebow posts heartbreaking video saying goodbye to his dog, Bronco

Tim Tebow posts heartbreaking video saying goodbye to his dog, Bronco

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow posted a heartbreaking video of himself saying goodbye to his beloved dog, Bronco, before putting him down Wednesday night."For so many people, (dogs) are our best friends and they provide so much joy and love," Tebow told last year.

Water - the most vital nutrient

Water - the most vital nutrient

According to veterinary physician Dr CS Arun, a 20 kg normal dog needs 1.2 litres of water per day.For eg., if the dog eats 300 gm dry food, he should drink at least 750 ml water.

Beagle is surrogate mum to two kittens and even breastfeeds them

Beagle is surrogate mum to two kittens and even breastfeeds them

Jane was originally only going to get one kitten (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Caters News).There have been stories before of dogs nursing kittens (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Caters News).

Put some time aside, there’s a homeware section for cats and dogs on Made

Put some time aside, there’s a homeware section for cats and dogs on Made

You can scroll through dog beds, fancy rose gold food bowls, teepees, containers, storage units and more.Kyali Medium Dog Sofa, natural ash and grey small/medium, £159.Kyali Square Cat Bed, natural ash and grey, £99.

Dogfishing: beware the man who poses with pets on a dating app

Dogfishing: beware the man who poses with pets on a dating app

That Tinder picture of a nice, caring guy posing with his adorable best friend might not quite be everything it seems.Some research suggests that women are especially likely to find men attractive if they have a dog, perhaps because they see it as evidence of a kind, warm and trustworthy personality.

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted

So the Newark, New Jersey, resident helps shelter pets dress for success by donating his one-of-a-kind bow ties to rescue organizations across the country. Darius started by donating bow ties to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

You can now go bowling with dogs at All Star Lanes

You can now go bowling with dogs at All Star Lanes

There are three activities to choose from: doggy bowling, bottomless brunching with your pooch or speed dating with other dog owners. The event will be held at the White City location, and includes two hours of bottomless Pawsecco for your pooch, as well as mimosas and craft beer for humans.

Bone appétit! Pet-friendly restaurant offers $40 steak for your dog

Bone appétit! Pet-friendly restaurant offers $40 steak for your dog

The Wilson, a restaurant in New York City, is now offering a special dog-friendly menu that is available to four-legged friends coming in to dine with their humans. Chremus, an adventurous Great Dane, recently enjoyed the $16 chicken bowl, which was served with poached baby carrots, avocado and mixed greens.

Dog that lost its hind legs and eye in a train accident is adopted

Dog that lost its hind legs and eye in a train accident is adopted

The new owners have been properly vetted to ensure Trooper won’t have to suffer any more pain; the post states they have ‘experience with disabled animals and someone will be home with him at all times to give him the care he needs’.

Take the Test: Human Food or Dog Food?

Take the Test: Human Food or Dog Food?

Savory Turkey Burgers The items in these photos do not necessarily depict the ingredients in Tylee’s dog food. Get a complete list of ingredients in Tylee’s human-grade turkey recipe here. Healthy Protein Bowls The items in these photos do not necessarily depict the ingredients in Tylee’s dog food.

Pet-Friendly Vacations: Spring Break in Nashville

Pet-Friendly Vacations: Spring Break in Nashville

“In line with the welcoming nature of Music City, many hotels are pet friendly, some even offering loaner pet-beds, water bowls, and mats for your furry companion.” By Mandy Whitley Here’s what Nashville has to offer pet parents and their dogs who visit.

3 Impulse-Control Activities to Calm Down a Dog

3 Impulse-Control Activities to Calm Down a Dog

Once the dog bowl is on the ground, say “take it” and let your dog enjoy his food. Once your dog has released the toy, hold it at your chest level and ask the dog to sit.