Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

While Howard includes these moments of playful humility on behalf of earlier science, his message is profound, though he insists that it’s “straightforward”: “It is simply that the more compassionate we have become in our explorations into the minds of dogs, the more intelligent they have shown us to be.

When our intentions really go to the dogs

When our intentions really go to the dogs

Your article (Paws for thought: dogs may be able to figure out human intentions, 1 September ) was interesting, although like most dog owners, I smile at some of the efforts of scientific researchers to find out what we know already.

Death by chocolate: Kennel Club in Easter warning to dog owners

Death by chocolate: Kennel Club in Easter warning to dog owners

According to data from the the Kennel Club, incidents of canine chocolate poisoning more than double over the Easter period when compared with other months.“Obviously there is chocolate around at Christmas, but let’s be honest, Easter is the time for chocolate, and where everybody seems to have chocolate Easter eggs,” said Bill Lambert, the head of health and welfare at the Kennel Club.

Golden Retriever with terminal cancer ticks off his bucket list

Golden Retriever with terminal cancer ticks off his bucket list

Theo has been ticking lots off his list (Picture: Caters)A Golden Retriever with terminal cancer is enjoying as much as he possibly can in the time he has left.Theo’s love for life prompted Jenny to compile an enormous bucket list of things for him to experience.

Can cats and dogs eat Nutella?

Can cats and dogs eat Nutella?

The Ferrero plant of Villers-Ecalles is the biggest plant of Nutella in the world producing 800 000 pots of the chocolate and hazelnut spread a day (Picture: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)Can cats eat Nutella?

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

It’s not exactly something you’d try out to see, but if your dog has snaffled some of your chocolates, you need to know how quickly and strongly you should respond.No matter how cute they are, it’s better to keep them away (Picture: Getty)How to know if your dog has been poisoned by chocolate?

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

An adorably podgy pug born with excessive fat rolls is defying the odds by living his best life. ‘We have owned dogs our entire lives, however we didn’t know much about pugs, and unfortunately, we trusted Theo’s breeder.

A naughty dog was rushed to the vets after he sneakily ate seven Easter eggs

A naughty dog was rushed to the vets after he sneakily ate seven Easter eggs

Boseley managed to sniff out the Easter eggs hidden in the spare bedroom of his 64-year-old owner, Peter Hind – and he ate the lot. Knowing chocolate is toxic to dogs Peter rushed four-year-old Boseley to the vets, where he was given medication to make him vomit.

Chocolate is poison for your dogs

Chocolate is poison for your dogs

If you see symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, bloated stomach or fever, rush your pet to a vet. Make sure to carry a sample of chocolate ingested by your pet for the doctor to check the ingredients.