'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

Experts said the survey highlights the knowledge gap among dog owners over what is normal behaviour (Image: GETTY)Some 42 percent said pulling on the lead was an issue for puppies aged six months to one year, while 37 percent said jumping up at strangers.

'They believe it's healthier' Expert warning as dogs' VEGAN diets on the rise

'They believe it's healthier' Expert warning as dogs' VEGAN diets on the rise

Some pet owners take their dogs with them in the transition, and start feeding them meat-free food or other plant-based alternatives, according to an animal nutritionist and behaviourist expert.

Dog warning: Contaminated water sparks fear for owners as TWO pets die

Dog warning: Contaminated water sparks fear for owners as TWO pets die

Professor Elliott said the blooms of algae can release toxins and can be identified as a "messy green colour" in the water.Northern Ireland Environment Agency said there was no visual algae bloom in the water (Image: Getty).

Smelly boy! Couples living in apartments warned about 10 cute dogs you should NOT buy

Smelly boy! Couples living in apartments warned about 10 cute dogs you should NOT buy

Couples living in apartments with no garden have been warned about 10 cute dogs they should not buy (Image: Getty) Weighing up to 180 lbs, Saint Bernards are not suited to living in close confines (Image: Getty)Springer Spaniels are also highly energetic and tend to run around indoors to keep themselves amused, meaning they are likely to cause damage to a smaller living space.

Dog thieves are stalking pets and owners as thefts of Bulldogs and Staffies surge

Dog thieves are stalking pets and owners as thefts of Bulldogs and Staffies surge

Dog thieves are reportedly targeting bulldogs, as pet thefts have surged (Image: Getty) A total of 215 dogs were stolen in Merseyside between January 2017 and December 2021 (Image: Getty)One incident, which took place in November 2021, saw masked men break into a family home in Fazakerly in Merseyside and steal seven French bulldog puppies.

Horror dog warning as breeders create ‘Frankenstein' puppies ‘unable to live healthy life'

Horror dog warning as breeders create ‘Frankenstein' puppies ‘unable to live healthy life'

But the traditional French bulldog isn’t the worst example - vets have warned that these dodgy dog breeders are creating animals with even worse health outcomes.The breeders create unique breeds of dog (Image: Getty).

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting.Confirmation of the report came following a Freedom of Information request asking how many big cat sightings had been reported in the area during 2021.It followed witness accounts of "caracals" and "pumas" roaming the countryside in Devon and Cornwall.

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up.THE HORROR that Ukrainians face in their daily life has been revealed after a charity published guidance for people on how to walk their dogs without being killed.

Pet owners may struggle to get care as vets threaten to quit amid pandemic crisis

Pet owners may struggle to get care as vets threaten to quit amid pandemic crisis

Dr Samantha Webster, a vet at Joii Pet Care, said: “The wider veterinary profession is under extreme pressure currently due to so many factors including staff shortages, rises in pet ownership and longer, unsociable working hours.

Expert pinpoints the exact signs your dog really loves you - ‘Whole range of emotions’

Expert pinpoints the exact signs your dog really loves you - ‘Whole range of emotions’

An expert has revealed the key to knowing your dog's thoughts (Image: Getty) One way to show dogs you love them is to spend time with them (Image: Getty)However, if they choose to come to you and snuggle into you, it’s likely that they trust you as a member of their family.

Frida, the emblematic Mexcian rescue dog, is sick

Frida, the emblematic Mexcian rescue dog, is sick

On June 24, 2019, within the framework of International Rescue Day, Frida was decorated by the Mexican Navy for her work and it was announced that, at 10 years, 2 months and twelve days of age, the dog was retiring.

Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

(Picture: Getty)As the UK is a nation of animal lovers , it’s only natural that many are concerned that our beloved pets could catch Covid-19.

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Study finds nearly three quarters of UK dogs show signs of poor mental health (Image: Getty) Around 8.8 million dogs exhibit behaviour indicating anxiety or depression (Image: Getty)The most common signs include a loss of appetite, destructiveness and low activity levels.

Hope for dog owners after invention of new pill could extend their lives by a third

Hope for dog owners after invention of new pill could extend their lives by a third

DOG owners could soon be offered a new pill that may help to extend the lifespan of their pets, by as much as a third.The new pill may extend the lifespan of dogs (Image: GETTY)They are considering middle-aged dogs for the study.

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Research shows dogs refuse food, become less active and are more needy when grieving (Image: Getty)Dr Federica Pirrone, one of the study's authors, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

Grieving family touched by ‘angel’ vet's letter after beloved dog put down

Grieving family touched by ‘angel’ vet's letter after beloved dog put down

The unknown family received a touching letter from their vets after having to put down their 18-year-dog known as Sunny.Stock image of a dog (Image: Getty)The angel added how Sunny has been missing them but wants them to know that he will see them again one day.

Urgent hunt for 'dangerous dog' prowling Dartmoor - police warn 'highly likely to attack

Urgent hunt for 'dangerous dog' prowling Dartmoor - police warn 'highly likely to attack

Police told people to avoid dangerous dog (Image: Getty) Dog escaped on Dartmoor (Image: Getty)Back in December, a big cat sighting was reported in Devon after a shocked man claims he was only a few feet away from the fearsome creature who was "watching" him.

Mystery dog illness: Symptoms and what to do if your dog gets sick

Mystery dog illness: Symptoms and what to do if your dog gets sick

Understandably, pet owners are concerned about the mystery GI illness (Picture: Getty)She said in a BVA blog post: ‘We are aware of a recent spike in cases of dogs falling ill from gastroenteritis-like symptoms in several parts of Yorkshire and North East England.

Why does my dog always follow me?

Why does my dog always follow me?

Caroline Spencer, a natural canine behaviourist, told that there are three main reasons why your dog might be following you around – the last of which can be concerning.

Can you guess the dog breed? 15 quiz questions and answers

Can you guess the dog breed? 15 quiz questions and answers

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