If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

However, you can’t avoid having to go out all the time, and your dog will need to eventually overcome their separation anxiety.Created by the University of York’s Alex Benjamin, My Dog’s Favourite Podcast for Spotify is designed specifically for pups who are home alone.

What is dogfishing?

What is dogfishing?

People in the UK are being cruelly dogfished (Picture: Ken Jack/Getty Images) New statistics released by Dogs Trust have revealed that thousands of dog lovers may have been ‘dogfished ’ into buying illegally imported puppies .

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

After one disagreement over a cat resulted in a £20,000 court case, we would like to hear about your experiences.But having a cat can make life difficult – especially when it comes to relationships with our neighbours.

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Although Stamey was initially “freaked out a little bit” by Hulk’s color, she remembered seeing a Facebook post from years ago in which someone posted a similar story about their dog, and said that the coloring was not harmful to the puppies.

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Evie’s owners bought her on Christmas Eve and she was rushed to hospital the next day (Picture: Dog’s Trust) She contracted the fatal parvo virus as a result of the conditions she was kept in (Picture: Dogs Trust)They gave the example of Sarah, who thought she would be getting well-bred dog from a happy home when she saw the advert for Evie.

5 must-learn commands

5 must-learn commands

The easiest way to teach that is by offering a treat or praise (read good boy/girl), each time s/he looks at you, regardless of whether you call out your pet’s name or not.Train your dog at home first: It’s essential to find out whether your pet is comfortable in her environment.

Crufts – the musical! Cat fan writes tribute to top dog show

Crufts – the musical! Cat fan writes tribute to top dog show

The character list for the play includes humans and dogs, and Hollman suggests that the actors could carry “those stiff ‘invisible dog’ leads, which were used in music hall”.

Husky dumped by breeder for looking ‘weird’ is desperately searching for a home

Husky dumped by breeder for looking ‘weird’ is desperately searching for a home

Jubilee was ditched by a breeder because of her ‘weird’ looks Picture: Husky House)Can you help Jubilee find the loving home she deserves?Jubilee is also a little shy (Picture: @HuskyHouseNJ)She cannot live with other cats but likes other dogs, and will need plenty of space for exercise.

Dog tired: will the new podcast for pooches soothe my surly whippet?

Dog tired: will the new podcast for pooches soothe my surly whippet?

“A lot of dogs are not getting enough rest,” says Alex Benjamin, a psychologist at the University of York who advised the producers.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

Dumpling the blind, chubby Labrador is looking for a home

Dumpling the blind, chubby Labrador is looking for a home

Dumpling was dumped at a shelter and staff are worried he won’t find a home (Picture: Labrador Rescue/Facebook)Dumpling is a ten-year-old Labrador and he’s looking for a loving family to spend his last few years with.

Obedient little puppies sent to sleep instantly by goodnight kisses

Obedient little puppies sent to sleep instantly by goodnight kisses

Wish we had puppies to kiss (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)‘People have said the video is cool and adorable at the same time, they find it cute and funny too.

Firefighters rescue ten-week-old puppy trapped in reclining sofa

Firefighters rescue ten-week-old puppy trapped in reclining sofa

The ten-week-old Shih Tzu puppy had to be rescued by firefighters (Picture: PA) She crawled underneath a reclining sofa (Picture: PA) A vet had to sedate her to set her free (Picture: PA).

Spotify releases ‘pet playlists’ that chooses songs for your cat, dog or iguana to listen to

Spotify releases ‘pet playlists’ that chooses songs for your cat, dog or iguana to listen to

Neil Evans, a pet physiologist and professor at the University of Glasgow, said: "While there is a lot of scientific research that has shown that short periods of music can make dogs more relaxed, we have shown that providing dogs with varied auditory enrichment can be used to reduce stress and anxiety over longer periods of time.

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

The unusual pairing look adorable whilst 'posing' for a picture (Image: CATERS)Owner Ekaterina Kuraeva, 45, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, filmed the pair scratching and embracing each other in videos that went viral online.

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Southampton International Airport has employed some four-legged helpers (Picture: Therapy Dogs Nationwide)A UK airport has come up with a fur-proof way to make flights more enjoyable for nervous flyers.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

Forget cat ladies: the real tribes of modern dating, from fantasists to routiners

Forget cat ladies: the real tribes of modern dating, from fantasists to routiners

Too late to date … a couple of friends have ended promising relationships with night owls because they like to sleep by 9pm.

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.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.