12 canine commandments

12 canine commandments

-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.

A third of UK pet owners think their dog or cat acts differently during Mercury Retrograde

A third of UK pet owners think their dog or cat acts differently during Mercury Retrograde

In fact, it could all be to do with astrology, with 32% of pet owners believing that Mercury Retrograde causes their pets to act strangely.

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The introduction of an agility competition to Westminster marked a step forward for this emerging sport and few trainers have since made a bigger impact on the US scene than Perry DeWitt and Jessica Ajoux, who live together in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote alongside two of America’s most famous canine athletes: the border collies Verb and Fame.

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Being famous is exhausting (Picture: Joel Goodman) The end of a long day (Picture: Joel Goodman)Although he’s now completed lots of the items, there’s still one big thing the staff want to do before he passes away – raise £5,000 as a legacy fund for him.

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Neo’s had a hard start in life (Picture: Dog’s Blog)‘My name is Neo and I’m on the search to find someone to help heal my broken heart.

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

(Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)‘Skylar eats absolutely everything, and it’s very difficult to say no when she gives you those puppy-dog eyes.Skylar has joined the PDSA Pet Fit Club (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)Mandy said: ‘Skylar just loves to snack.

Dog holds six tennis balls in his mouth and breaks the Guinness World Record

Dog holds six tennis balls in his mouth and breaks the Guinness World Record

The six-year-old pup has managed to fit six tennis balls in his mouth – which means he has broken the world record.He managed five tennis balls in his mouth at one time.

There’s a Valentine’s Day-themed cockapoo café coming to London

There’s a Valentine’s Day-themed cockapoo café coming to London

There’ll be treats for both cockapoos and their humans (Picture: @popuppugcafe)Unfortunately, owners of other dog breeds will not be allowed to come along – though there is a french bulldog version running on the 9 February, too.

Naughty dog Hugo escapes from his family home over 270 times

Naughty dog Hugo escapes from his family home over 270 times

Kelly, who now works from home most of the time to keep tabs on Hugo, says that not only has he become a master escape artist but he has also eaten £300 cash, chewed several items of clothing, cupboards, skirting boards, pens and homework.

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Buddy and one of the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)When Coral Algie, 52, and husband Wayne, 61, found a little Santa Gertrudis calf all alone, they took him in.Bella with Buddy and the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media).

The head of PETA says you're walking your dog wrong

The head of PETA says you're walking your dog wrong

Ingrid says that many of us are rushing our dogs when we take them out and about, meaning they don’t enjoy walks to their full potential.

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Pet cat Sox is more than double the weight he should be (Picture: PA)Rejoice, fellow chonky cats and pups lovers – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Sausage dog rescued from meat market will fly to Florida to meet family

Sausage dog rescued from meat market will fly to Florida to meet family

Wally was being sold as meat (Picture: PLUSH BEARS SHELTER / MERCURY PRESS)‘With that in mind I thought it would be perfect to save this dachshund and for him to have a home if he survived.

Dog’s underbite makes him look permanently grumpy

Dog’s underbite makes him look permanently grumpy

Chico may look grouchy, but he’s really a happy and loving dog (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Meet Chico, the dog whose crooked underbite makes him look like he’s constantly ‘fed up with life’.

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Dogs 4 Rescue are helping Zach complete his bucket list (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Grandad Zach the Staffie has Alzheimer’s and spondylosis, a spinal cord condition, and he doesn’t have much time left.

If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

However, you can’t avoid having to go out all the time, and your dog will need to eventually overcome their separation anxiety.Created by the University of York’s Alex Benjamin, My Dog’s Favourite Podcast for Spotify is designed specifically for pups who are home alone.

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Evie’s owners bought her on Christmas Eve and she was rushed to hospital the next day (Picture: Dog’s Trust) She contracted the fatal parvo virus as a result of the conditions she was kept in (Picture: Dogs Trust)They gave the example of Sarah, who thought she would be getting well-bred dog from a happy home when she saw the advert for Evie.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

Obedient little puppies sent to sleep instantly by goodnight kisses

Obedient little puppies sent to sleep instantly by goodnight kisses

Wish we had puppies to kiss (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)‘People have said the video is cool and adorable at the same time, they find it cute and funny too.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.