Police Dogs May Face Early Retirement—Find Out Why!

Police Dogs May Face Early Retirement—Find Out Why!

Two drug-sniffing dogs, Narc and Cody; from the Medford, Oregon Police Department; could potentially face an early retirement due to the legalization of marijuana on July 1. Narc is trained to sit when she smells a drug, and Cody will freeze in place.

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

“Some owners insist their cats can recognise their own names and words related to food.”. The team therefore proposed that cats may be able to discriminate between different words, particularly their own names.

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.

Fire brigade urges public to use common sense after hundreds of calls from people locked in toilets

Fire brigade urges public to use common sense after hundreds of calls from people locked in toilets

“With the help of our control officers challenging calls, we have been able to reduce the number of hoax calls we receive and this enables us to be available for when there is a genuine emergency,” said Mr George.

Homemade treats for your pooch

Homemade treats for your pooch

Chicken cinnamon treats Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup chicken broth, ¾ cup oatmeal, ¼ cup corn starch, ¼ cup oil, 1 tbsp baking powder and 2 tbsp cinnamon powder Method: Preheat your oven to 180-200 degree celsius. Let it cool and serve it to your dog.

Square-Loving Cat on Twitter Inspires Curious Pet Parents

Square-Loving Cat on Twitter Inspires Curious Pet Parents

“A confident, assertive cat may be more likely to quickly investigate and sit inside the square,” says certified feline training and behavior specialist Paula Garber.

How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD

How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD

Tom Maybury died five years ago at the age of 29, but the recent death of Tottie has led Tom’s mother Sally and younger brother Henry to raise awareness of how rescue dogs can make such a difference to people’s lives.

Owning a dog will help you find love

Owning a dog will help you find love

New figures suggests that dog owners are far more likely to meet new people, be asked on a date, and find love than those without a furry friend.

Complexities of an adopted dog

Complexities of an adopted dog

After that, it’s crucial to assert the house rules to him/her to help you co-exist with your pet. It’s important not to expect a lot from the dog and give them their space till they feel comfortable enough to trust you.

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Maybe he has realised that the understanding of the relative place of human and other animal life is undergoing a transformation that is of a quite different order to the boom in small-animal vets and the rise and rise of shops selling stuff for pets.

How to Care for Dogs in LA

How to Care for Dogs in LA

Around, let's say, 2004, Tinkerbell and her human were the epitome of a growing trend of people who didn't just love their dogs, but treated them like tiny people.