Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

A very good boy/girl is adored with a tika marking (Picture: AFP) Dogs occupy a special place in Hindu mythology (Picture: AFP)Kukur Tihar was also celebrated at Friendicoes, a dog shelter in New Delhi, India where most of the staff hail from Nepal.

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 10 devastating foods that could kill your dog

The 10 devastating foods that could kill your dog

Many times, people give food to their dog without knowing how harmful they can be to the animal’s health. It is very common to hear people say that dogs can eat any food without any problems.

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

After posting an invitation on Facebook for locals to drop off flyers with their own missing pets to be put on pizza boxes, he woke up the next morning to dozens of messages, texts and phone calls.

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite is doing okay now (Picture: SWNS)A dog was saved by vets after he swallowed two chicken kebabs with the wooden skewers still intact. Marmite underwent an emergency three-hour operation to remove the skewers – with chicken and peppers still attached – at the Avonvale Veterinary Centre in Warwick.

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."

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

(Picture: SWNS)A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 for life-saving treatment for her dog. Nicki Dyson is on a fundraising mission to pay for surgery that will cure her three-year-old Chow Chow, Narla. Nicki said: ‘Over time Narla will get worse, our only option is to operate.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

Left to face a world of PERPETUAL DARKNESS: the cute puppy dumped like rubbish

Left to face a world of PERPETUAL DARKNESS: the cute puppy dumped like rubbish

To think a puppy in such a shocking condition was just thrown away is heartbreaking.” Skip the one-eyed pug puppy is getting specialist care to save his sight (Image: RSPCA) There are hopes Skip will soon be found a permanent home.

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

"Deadly scorpion" sparked fear on the streets (Image: RSPCA) RSPCA animal collection officer Paula Jones responded to the emergency, finding the callers had cordoned off the venomous creature with cones while also keeping the public at a safe distance.

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

“Sometimes they have even more stamina than larger dogs.” A collar appropriately sized for small dogs will help keep your petite pet from accidentally getting loose and possibly prevent a lost pup.

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

Ducky the terrier abandoned wearing a snowman jumper (Image: RSPCA) The animal welfare charity says it witnessed a massive surge in emergency calls between Christmas and the New Year, with abandoned pets and wildlife getting into difficulty seeing its frontline officers working round the clock.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

(Picture: SWNS)‘Gracie is a young dog and the cruelty she suffered during her first few months, trapped in a crate, is terrible to think about,’ said Dr Kydd.

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

They typically utilize alternative carbohydrate sources, such as sweet potato, white potato, peas, legumes and so on. Several grain-free dog foods utilize sweet potatoes as a carbohydrate source. Many grain-free diets are formulated with pea protein or legumes as the carbohydrate and fiber source.

Black Friday Deals for Puppy Parents

Black Friday Deals for Puppy Parents

Black Friday Deal: Get 50% off your first purchase of Frisco’s Dog Poop Bags + Dispenser Black Friday Deal: Get 15% off Frisco’s Fold & Carry Double Door Dog Crate

Teach Your Anxious Dog to Be Calm in a Dog Crate

Teach Your Anxious Dog to Be Calm in a Dog Crate

Start by feeding your dog his meals inside the crate, leaving the door open the entire time. Once your dog is eating comfortably inside the dog crate, briefly shut the door partway in the middle of his meal.

6 Escape-Proof Dog Crates for Your Furry ‘Houndini'

6 Escape-Proof Dog Crates for Your Furry ‘Houndini'

It features double-wall construction and a secure latching door to help keep pets contained. This heavy-duty plastic and wire dog crate is designed with strong, secure sides and steel inserts for extra reinforcement.

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Certificates costing £55 a pop will have to be purchased by owners whose animals have had a blood test showing they have been successfully vaccinated against rabies; these tests must be carried out three months before the date of travel.

Moving With Your Pet

Moving With Your Pet

First, place their food inside an open crate, and eventually have them eat their meals in the crate with the door shut.Try carrying your pets around the house in the crate or taking a short drive.You can help your pets develop a positive association with the crate by providing treats and playtime at the conclusion of crate time.Taking these steps will make moving day a lot more comfortable for you and your furry friends.Pet-Proofing Your New HomeIt is a good idea to pet-proof your new home.