Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

A COLLIE who lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.Eight-year-old working collie, Peggy, lost her hearing and could no longer communicate.(Image: RSPCA) Peggy was trained to work without hearing voice commands.

Dog’s devastating reaction to being put on a diet- ‘That noise broke my heart’

Dog’s devastating reaction to being put on a diet- ‘That noise broke my heart’

Toby the Boston Terrier has attracted millions of fans after a sweet video of him went viral on TikTok. In the video, Toby can be seen eagerly waiting by his bowl ready to be fed, but his owner pretends to put him on a diet and puts a measly amount of dog food in front of him.

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

TEN lucky people will be paid to look at pictures of dogs to test whether they can alleviate stress levels.Each candidate will be paid £20 an hour to wear a heart rate monitor and look at pictures of dogs as they go about their day, except taking hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images.

Playful Labrador hijacks live weather report by stealing journalist’s microphone- Video

Playful Labrador hijacks live weather report by stealing journalist’s microphone- Video

A CHEEKY Labrador stole the spotlight from a weather reporter as he ran off with her microphone leaving viewers giggling at the lively pooch.(Image: MIR 24) The dog jumped up and stole the journalist's microphone.

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs.(Image: Vets Now) Bruno ate a dozen Creme Eggs and several bars of dark chocolate.

Dog chocolate warning: How to protect pets from fatal Easter chocolate - Tips

Dog chocolate warning: How to protect pets from fatal Easter chocolate - Tips

Dog chocolate warning: How to protect pets from fatal Easter chocolate - Tips.PET owners are warned to be extra vigilant to prevent their animals becoming seriously ill from eating Easter chocolates.(Image: GoCompare) Consuming chocolate can be fatal for pets.

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust have rescued 1,500 illegally imported puppies (Image: Getty Images ) STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust is urging the Government to do more to end puppy smuggling (Image: Getty Images)The youngest puppies seized were just four weeks old.

Smart dogs become first in world - by sniffing out and saving endangered newts

Smart dogs become first in world - by sniffing out and saving endangered newts

Spaniels Rocky and Arnie have been trained to detect and protect great crested newts (Image: Network Rail/SNWS) Great crested newts are a protected species (Image: Getty Images) Network Rail teams in Hitchin have called in the detective duo ahead of essential maintenance work (Image: Getty Images)The idea is that the detective dogs can cover a large area much faster than humans and accurately detect any newts - saving both time and money.

Dog left ‘holding back tears’ after DIY haircut gone wrong

Dog left ‘holding back tears’ after DIY haircut gone wrong

A DOG owner's attempt to save some money backfired when her poor pooch ended up looking like a ‘different breed' after the haircut went wrong.

'Walking skeleton’ dog left starving in house for months – survived by eating toothpaste

'Walking skeleton’ dog left starving in house for months – survived by eating toothpaste

She was also handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £200 costs and a victim surcharge of £128 on March 8.Yogi was rescued by the RSPCA after a housing officer attending the address in Loscoe, Derbyshire, reported seeing a severely underweight dog inside.

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have thrown their support behind a campaign to prevent the ear cropping of dogs.(Image: PA) Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have signed a petition to stop the ‘horrific’ cosmetic surgery.

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

The study by Forthglade found that British dog owners spent an average of £62 on their dog’s birthday this year.On average, owners spent £62 on their dog's birthday.

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

At TeamDogs, our brand new sister site, we don’t do politics – we love big and small breeds equally, and if you vote to let your pup sleep on your bed that’s entirely up to you – but we couldn’t help but notice that another Cabinet minister has recently become a dog owner.

‘Stray dog’ missing for six months bursts with joy when reunited with owners

‘Stray dog’ missing for six months bursts with joy when reunited with owners

A video of a ‘stray dog’ being reunited with its owners has gone viral online (Image: Douyin/FB0795)The woman's brother lost his dog six months ago.

Would you give your dogs human names? I did and boy do I get some funny looks

Would you give your dogs human names? I did and boy do I get some funny looks

Meanwhile with Florence, I just loved the name and always said when I got a dog that’s what I’d call her.While all the other dogs are bouncing around in chaos not knowing who is calling them, you could arguably have the sole attention of your more unusually named hound.

What job was your dog born to do and which breed suits your lifestyle

What job was your dog born to do and which breed suits your lifestyle

(Image: Getty)If your dog is a Bloodhound, Dachshund or Greyhound, these breeds were bred to assist in hunting.(Image: Getty)Several breeds within the toy dog group were originally bred in ancient China in order to fit inside the sleeves of a man’s robe.

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

The rewilding centre provides breeding space, veterinary care, remote monitoring and training to prepare cats for life in the wild.Saving Wildcats hails the cats as “one of Scotland’s most iconic species, embodying wild nature for the Scottish Highlands.

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed.(Image: Getty)The researchers also revealed the most popular dog breeds and the names most commonly assigned for each:.The most popular names for British Shorthair cats was also Luna.

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

Animals are kept in filthy conditions, electrocuted and skinned in front of their cage mates (Image: HSI) The horror scenes at Chinese fur farms have been uncovered by HSI in an investigation of 13 Chinese fur farms between November and December 2020 (Image: HSI)The charity claims basic biosecurity measures were not being followed despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen outbreaks at fur farms.

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing.(Image: RSPCA) “The vet said she wouldn’t have survived 20 years as a stray, and we think someone probably took her in and cared for her as their pet.