Experience: I taught two dogs to fly a plane

Experience: I taught two dogs to fly a plane

Initially I was hesitant about the project, which involved taking 12 carefully selected rescue dogs through a training regime that would ultimately allow three of them to take the controls of a Cessna light aircraft.Their final test was to perform a figure of eight in an airborne Cessna, making banking turns while controlling their altitude.

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cleese is to host a new series looking at “wokeness” and “cancel culture”.Now look.

A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness

A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness

But Aibo came equipped with language-processing software and could recognise more than 100 words; didn’t that mean in a way that he “understood”?Aibo’s sensory perception systems rely on neural networks , a technology that is loosely modelled on the brain and is used for all kinds of recognition and prediction tasks.

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Siobhan works for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity (Pictures: MyLondon/SWNS)A blind married couple said they were turned away by two restaurants in central London because they arrived with guide dogs .YouTube vlogger and communications manager for the Guide Dogs charity Siobhan said the experience made her ‘feel like a second class citizen’.

Furry babies make for the best exercising partners, say pet parents

Furry babies make for the best exercising partners, say pet parents

Pet parents share their exercising experience with their furry babies.“My dog, Kai, feels that my yoga mat is a place to sleep,” shares Priyanka Thaker, a working professional and a pet parent.

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

He has been with us for half his life, which feels as good a time as any to reflect on what I know now about having a dog in your life that I didn’t seven weeks ago.

Labrador rescued from bottom of 20ft well after falling in during walk

Labrador rescued from bottom of 20ft well after falling in during walk

He was helped out the well by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (Picture: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service) The dog had fallen in while walking with his owner (Picture: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service)Roger said after the incident: ‘Willy has had a much-needed bath and a good chew on his bone this morning and seems very well.

Experience: I lived as a wild turkey

Experience: I lived as a wild turkey

Over the next few days, this process was repeated many times; though not all the chicks survived, I soon had a new family of 16 wild turkeys.

Jonathan Van Ness opens up about the harsh realities of dog adoption

Jonathan Van Ness opens up about the harsh realities of dog adoption

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges once a new furry family member crosses the threshold.“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness was among those who decided to expand his family; over the summer, he welcomed a rescue dog named Pablo from Austin Pets Alive!

Did you get a new pet during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK?

Did you get a new pet during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK?

We’d like to hear from people who got a new pet during the pandemic, and how it has impacted their experience of lockdown.We’d like to hear from people who got a new pet during lockdown.

When dogs and cats socialised on the web with fun games and more

When dogs and cats socialised on the web with fun games and more

“With the current state of lockdown, we wanted to create a positive and fun experience for all pet owners to come together and interact with their pets through ‘Pet Social’.

Have you ever thought if dogs dream?

Have you ever thought if dogs dream?

According to a study, researchers found out that memories play at the same speed during sleep for dogs as when they are awake.The study believes that dogs sleep and images of past events replay in their minds in a much similar way as it does in human minds while dreaming.

Did you know that dogs can lose baby teeth too?

Did you know that dogs can lose baby teeth too?

Baby teeth develop and erupt in the first few months for a puppy, just like a child.This allows the puppy to begin eating solid foods and over a few more months, the deciduous teeth gradually get replaced by adult teeth.

Signs your dog has heatstroke

Signs your dog has heatstroke

Although dogs can be more likely to get heatstroke if they’re a flat-faced breed, have a long coat, are older, or are on certain medication, any dog can get it if they’re exposed to high temperatures.

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

The paper also contained no evidence that the protein in the slow loris toxin is what causes reactions to the venom or the anaphylactic response.

'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.

Get a second dog? Get ready for something different.

Get a second dog? Get ready for something different.

When Gearen decided to introduce a second dog into her Chicago home, she thought the new addition would offer more of the same things.Her new dog, Zack, took a lot more time, effort and expense than Roxy.

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.

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

I was surprised at Chitra Ramaswamy’s strongly worded condemnation of C4’s Train Your Baby Like a Dog (G2, 21 August).I think the programme was stimulating and interesting and showed positive results without talking to the baby like a dog.

Woman calls out groomers for dyeing her dog’s eyebrows green

Woman calls out groomers for dyeing her dog’s eyebrows green

Graziella with her dog, Lola, before she was dyed (Picture: Graziella Puleo)A woman has criticised a grooming salon in Lake Worth Beach, Florida, for dyeing her dog’s eyebrows green.