Major White House news: Biden’s dog to receive anti-biting training offsite

Major White House news: Biden’s dog to receive anti-biting training offsite

Major the White House dog will receive further training away from the executive mansion after two biting incidents at his new home, a spokesman for the first lady, Jill Biden, said on Monday.

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

The increasing demands for therapy dogs in the last year is prompting pet parents to train their pets as cuddlers."I called a pet trainer to train my dogs to help people in need.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

How to help your pet adjust to more time home alone when restrictions lift

How to help your pet adjust to more time home alone when restrictions lift

Ryan explains that over a period of days, you can gradually increase the time your dog is left behind the stair gate until you get to a point that they feel relaxed enough for you to wander completely out of sight.

Very good boy Bailey in training to become champion canine lifeguard

Very good boy Bailey in training to become champion canine lifeguard

Good dog (Picture: Caters News Agency)Say hello to Bailey, a Golden Retriever in training to be a lifeguard.Very busy and important (Picture: @gold_dog_bailey / Caters News) Bailey knows how to drag people from the water (Picture: @gold_dog_bailey / Caters News)Everita said: ‘I think Bailey is competitive because we try not to miss any training.

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

‘It takes two minutes for someone to watch a short video on YouTube and purchase a shock collar with no knowledge of how to use them,’ said Ryan Neile, head of behaviour at Blue Cross.

Meghan Trainor shares pic of her son and dog: 'Cutest thing I've ever seen'

Meghan Trainor shares pic of her son and dog: 'Cutest thing I've ever seen'

Trainor's brother, Ryan Trainor (aka Riley's "funcle"), snapped the photos.meghan_trainor / InstagramTrainor, 27, revealed the news of Riley’s birth on Valentine’s Day, sharing photos of her son from just after he was born.

Medical Detection Dogs: The charity behind our Lifeline 2021 campaign

Medical Detection Dogs: The charity behind our Lifeline 2021 campaign

This year, through two sponsored walks, we will raise vital funds for Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), a charity organisation that helps trains dogs to sniff out serious diseases such as cancer , Type 1 diabetes , Parkinson’s and coronavirus.

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

He has been with us for half his life, which feels as good a time as any to reflect on what I know now about having a dog in your life that I didn’t seven weeks ago.

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

“I’ve always had a crazy entrepreneurial mind,” he says, “and I’m a third-generation trainer and I’ve worked with dogs for more than 20 years, but I never put two and two together until that morning.”.

Homeless hero risks life to save 16 dogs and cats from burning building

Homeless hero risks life to save 16 dogs and cats from burning building

A homeless man who raced into a burning building saved the lives of 10 cats and six dogs — as well as an animal rescue program for at-risk youth.Without the bravery of Keith Walker, the fire at W-Underdogs might have killed all of the dogs and cats inside.

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Juno the border collie with his letter (Picture: Dogs Trust)Beautiful three-year-old Border Collie Juno is a sweet shy boy who’d love a family that will take him on quiet walks and give him the love and attention he deserves.

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

Recently, she’s worked alongside Professors James Logan at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Steve Lindsay of the department of biosciences at Durham University, among others, on a successful project to train dogs to identify malaria.

Dog with a brilliant smile hopes to find a home by Christmas

Dog with a brilliant smile hopes to find a home by Christmas

Rolo needs a home with someone who can shower him with love (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS.COM)Adopters must be willing to carry on Rolo’s training and enroll him with a behaviorist or dog trainer.

Guide dogs retrained to join elite coronavirus detection team

Guide dogs retrained to join elite coronavirus detection team

Maple is ‘ball obsessed’ and is proving very enthusiastic during her training (Picture: Lenscraft Photography) Life as a guide dog didn’t work out for Spencer, but now he is retraining to detect Covid-19 instead (Picture: Guide Dogs) It is hoped the elite canine team will be able to pick up coronavirus in a fast and non-invasive way (Picture: Guide Dogs).

Dalmatian with heart-shaped nose trains to become autism assistance dog

Dalmatian with heart-shaped nose trains to become autism assistance dog

The dalmatian was originally adopted as just a family pet, but is now training to become an assistance dog for the family’s youngest son (Picture: @rorschachthedalmatian/Mercury Press)‘When he was five weeks old, I planned a surprise visit for Rick to meet him.

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

Kelly DiCicco, manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Centre, says “there’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented.”.

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

However, it was also time for the working dogs ’ to shine, with a trainer revealing that one of the dogs she worked alongside actually detected her early-stage breast cancer.

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Lavesh Mishra, a Delhi-based dog trainer, shares, “Generally, parents bring their pets to us at the age of six months for basic obedience training, and we keep hearing that most of them do not respond to the commands when they are back home.

Meet Pixie – the dog who can do CPR

Meet Pixie – the dog who can do CPR

Tania started training Pixie in lockdown (Picture: Tania Butler / SWNS)Tania, of Waikato, New Zealand, said: ‘I wanted to teach her a new trick, she knows quite a few and wanted to do something a bit different.