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.

French bulldog dies 15 minutes after owner, 25, lost cancer battle

French bulldog dies 15 minutes after owner, 25, lost cancer battle

Stuart Hutchison, 25, died on August 11 this year (Picture: Hutchison family / SWNS)A cancer patient’s dog died just 15 minutes after he lost his battle with the illness.

Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Before the guide-dogs-to-be are placed with trainers like Sam, they spend a year with a volunteer who helps them with basic training and socialising, as well as helping them get used to living in a family home.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

You have to bow down to the pure demonic inspiration of creating a sentimental live-action family film about a lovable golden retriever, whose grouchy inner monologue is voiced by none other than Kevin Costner .

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

AG Fitness Training is a pooch-friendly gym in Glasgow (Picture: SWNS)One Glasgow gym has come up with the solution for the most paw-fect workout ever. ‘I just said to my clients they can bring their dogs along and it seems to have worked.

London Waterloo: Man chases dog down electrified train tracks

London Waterloo: Man chases dog down electrified train tracks

The man was seen running after the dog on the tracks at Waterloo (Picture: PA/WilliamLaven2)Trains have been brought to a standstill at one of London’s busiest stations after a man was seen chasing a dog along electrified tracks.

Dog jumped out of train and walked 125 miles to find owner who rejected her

Dog jumped out of train and walked 125 miles to find owner who rejected her

Maru was exhausted and injured when she was found (Picture: Darya Stulinskaya/The Siberian Times) She walked and ran for 125 miles (200km) (Picture: Siberian Times)Two-and-a-half days later, the wounded and tired dog was found at an industrial estate, close to where her owner lives.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Melbourne dog attack leaves man dead and woman badly injured

Melbourne dog attack leaves man dead and woman badly injured

The dog, believed to be an American Staffordshire Terrier, was reportedly taken away in an animal control van about four hours after the attack and euthanised on Wednesday night.

Have a checklist before adopting a pet

Have a checklist before adopting a pet

But there are certain things that we need to ensure before we bring a pet home. When you're planning to adopt a pet, calculate the expenses involved in taking care of it and add that to your monthly budget.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Using the results of this study and by focusing on a subset of desired traits, researchers believe that they could make animal adoption more efficient and successful. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption.

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

His handler, Lauren, explained that Izzy would reunite with his sister Camden through the Guide Dog Foundation before undergoing formal training. @nbclapuppyUnfortunately, NBC Los Angeles’ puppy with a purpose is unable to continue on with America’s VetDogs due to allergies.

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

TODAY’s puppy with a purpose spent his last day with the show on Thursday, and while we’ll miss our friend, he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his life.

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

Well, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a canine's eyes have evolved over the years to manipulate humans. The researchers also suggest this movement by dogs increases the human desire to look after them.

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

Feltman reports that the study showed “a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing and social cognition” when mothers viewed images of their own children and dogs. "Patterns of Brain Activation When Mothers View Their Own Child and Dog: An FMRI Study."

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind.

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

It seems there’s more than one cute Archie in town (Picture: Twitter/TomH)A little Labradoodle has had his thunder stolen after the newborn royal baby took his name today.

Little Boy Makes Incredible Recovery with the Help of Therapy Dog

Little Boy Makes Incredible Recovery with the Help of Therapy Dog

In 2007, 6-year-old Caleb Howard suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken bones from a head-on, auto collision. In the video below (), Caleb’s father, Ben, explains the turning point in Caleb’s recovery was when he met Colonel, the Golden Retriever therapy dog.

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