Best dog beds for 2021 to keep your pet calm, comfortable and cosy

Best dog beds for 2021 to keep your pet calm, comfortable and cosy

This bed does come up small, so buy a size larger than you would normally.Available in a range of colours and two sizes, it’s best suited for dogs that like to really spread out.

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Dogs will test their memories to the limits in a live-streamed competition on Wednesday night to determine the smartest canine.The Genius Dog Challenge includes six of the planet’s brainiest dogs, set to go head-to-head in a virtual stream test.

Baby panda born at National Zoo is a boy

Baby panda born at National Zoo is a boy

Response to the news that the mother, Mei Xiang, was pregnant caused traffic on the zoo’s ever-popular Panda-cam to spike by 1,200%, zoo officials said.Giant panda gives birth to healthy cub at National Zoo. Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated in the spring shortly after the entire zoo shut down on March 14.

Lamb Chop, a puppy mill survivor, named 'world's cutest rescue dog' of 2020

Lamb Chop, a puppy mill survivor, named 'world's cutest rescue dog' of 2020

Of the more than 10,000 dogs whose owners entered them into People magazine's World's Cutest Rescue Dog contest, little Lamb Chop came out on top.Christin Schubert adopted Lamb Chop.Like many rescue dogs, Lamb Chop had socialization challenges after being adopted.

Can I walk my dog if I’m self-isolating?

Can I walk my dog if I’m self-isolating?

You can’t keep a good dog down – pet charities give advice on how to hire a dog walker or safely ask a friend to take them out (Picture: Getty)The advice goes on to say: ‘They won’t be able to come into your house, they’ll need to use their own lead, and should wipe the dog over with a clean damp cloth or disposable wipe before they touch them.

Caesar the No Drama Llama offers support and love at protests

Caesar the No Drama Llama offers support and love at protests

The thousands of people who gathered in Portland, Oregon, on June 2 to protest the death of George Floyd and racial injustice welcomed an unusual ally: Caesar the No Drama Llama.

Very good dog attends protests with Black Lives Matter sign

Very good dog attends protests with Black Lives Matter sign

Admin Matt, who goes by The Dog Father online said: ‘Happy to report the famous protest pup is doing just fine.happy to report the famous protest pup is doing just fine.

I've Zoomed and I've dog groomed and I still don't know how to stay alert

I've Zoomed and I've dog groomed and I still don't know how to stay alert

On 30 April – possibly owing to Kevin saying his voice was a little huskier than usual, but more likely because of the government’s desperation to meet its 100,000 daily target by the end of the month – he was told he was eligible for a test and was invited to go to a centre in Cambridge the next day.

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

But there’s a dog in Norway who knows not only the names of her toys but also the names of different categories of toys, and she learnt all this just by hanging out with her owners and playing her favourite game.

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.

Do you have a top dog? Enter your pet in TODAY's 'Best in Show' contest!

Do you have a top dog? Enter your pet in TODAY's 'Best in Show' contest!

All you have to do is the give us the following information in the form below: Your contact info Age of your dog (Your dog must be older than 6 months).Please note: Only dogs that are older than 6 months are eligible for consideration due to certain travel restrictions.

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Labrador Stanley (pictured as a puppy) overindulged at Christmas and got his lead stuck in his stomach (Picture: Brookfield Vets)A greedy Labrador left vets shocked after he walked into their surgery with more than a metre of lead hanging out of his bum after swallowing it whole.

Westminster Dog of the Year cancelled for second time amid Brexit protests

Westminster Dog of the Year cancelled for second time amid Brexit protests

MP Alex Norris’ border collies Corona (left) and Boomer were last year’s winners (Picture: PA) Cockapoo Corbyn, belonging to Mike Amesbury MP, was the winner of 2018’s Pawblic Vote (Picture: PA) MP Jo Platt got off to a good start last year with Lurcher Pam (Picture: PA)‘This is due to concerns about the increase in protests around Parliament; ensuring the safety of the dogs and the MPs taking part is absolute priority.

Dogs with Jobs: What’s involved in training a police dog?

Dogs with Jobs: What’s involved in training a police dog?

These dog specialists will put the put the future paw-lice officers to the test, looking at their natural instincts to see if they have what it takes to enter the force.

Scamp the Tramp is champ at World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Scamp the Tramp is champ at World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Photograph: Noah Berger/AP Second place went to Wild Thang, a Pekinese with beady eyes and a disturbing tongue, owned by Ann Lewis of Los Angeles. “What we’re really doing is we’re showcasing dogs that have been rescued and adopted and brought into loving homes,” a competition spokesman said.

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

This is a day to celebrate the importance of guide dogs and how they help people who are blind or visually impaired reach their personal goals of independence. It's also a way to honor all the paw-some people who dedicate their time, funds and love to creating guide dog partnerships.

Couple eat dog food to make sure its quality is good enough

Couple eat dog food to make sure its quality is good enough

Highlights of the menu include lamb hotpot, braised beef, chicken casserole and turkey fricassee (Picture: Caters) All food gets tested to make sure there are all the necessary nutrients (Picture: Caters)Charlie previously worked at Pets at Home where he said he saw dog food being sprayed ‘to make it tasty so the dog will want to eat it’.

10 best dog toys

10 best dog toys

It’s important throughout a dog’s life but especially so in the early stages of puppyhood as it increases their ability to form relationships.” Mann recommends that dog owners have toys in “a selection of sizes, shapes and textures to offer variety”.

Look at these very cute dogs trying very hard to catch treats

Look at these very cute dogs trying very hard to catch treats

(Picture: mediadrumimages / Christian Viel)There’s a new calendar filled with photos of dogs catching treats and it’s adorable. The pictures were taken by photographer Christian Vieler, who created the Dogs Catching Treats 2019 calendar. (Picture: mediadrumimages / Christian Viel)He’s really set on catching that treat

8 Best Black Friday Deals for Your Dog’s Holiday Wish List

8 Best Black Friday Deals for Your Dog’s Holiday Wish List

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