'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

Experts said the survey highlights the knowledge gap among dog owners over what is normal behaviour (Image: GETTY)Some 42 percent said pulling on the lead was an issue for puppies aged six months to one year, while 37 percent said jumping up at strangers.

Dog owners ‘ripped off’ by growing scam as fraudsters ‘cashing in’ on lockdown pets

Dog owners ‘ripped off’ by growing scam as fraudsters ‘cashing in’ on lockdown pets

(Image: STEVE MORAN)Mr Moran said trainers are using methods that are doing little to stem the rise in dog attacks that has been partly driven by the rise in first-time dog owners.First-time owners not knowing how to train certain breeds has partly fuelled the rise in dog attacks (Image: GETTY).

Dog owners sensationally told not to walk pets every day as trainer upends years of advice

Dog owners sensationally told not to walk pets every day as trainer upends years of advice

DOG owners have been warned to sometimes skip a daily walk with their beloved pooch, and instead use the time for training games at home in order to improve their pet's wellbeing.

Britain's saddest dog? Rescuers refusing to give up on pooch already returned once

Britain's saddest dog? Rescuers refusing to give up on pooch already returned once

Waffle is still waiting for the perfect home to come along (Image: RSPCA)“Waffle is a complex soul and he’s very sensitive as he’s not had the best start in life.

New dogs, new tricks: lockdown puppy boom changes face of Crufts

New dogs, new tricks: lockdown puppy boom changes face of Crufts

As well as best in show, competitions include agility, heelwork and flyball, with Crufts anticipating record UK interest – although international numbers are down.“Working from home has opened up dog ownership for a lot more people and there was obviously huge demand for dogs during lockdown, but I think that has extended now and people are looking at other activities to do with their dog, beyond normal pet ownership,” said Lambert.

Belgian Malinois experts worry about Channing Tatum 'Dog' movie

Belgian Malinois experts worry about Channing Tatum 'Dog' movie

Channing Tatum's newest movie, "Dog," may induce swooning over the human-animal bond, but some experts worry it could lead to more abandoned Belgian Malinois, the dog breed featured in the movie.

Britney Spears introduces fans to her family’s ‘new edition’ — a puppy!

Britney Spears introduces fans to her family’s ‘new edition’ — a puppy!

The dog made a cameo in the 40-year-old's latest Instagram video, and he's clearly captured Spears' heart with his big blue eyes., referring to her first love, her fiancé, Sam Asghari .Spears revealed that she found Sawyer "like a dream" while vacationing in Maui and took him home with her.

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.

Basic Training Command: Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down

Basic Training Command: Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down

The following are some popular and not-so-popular methods to train a dog to lie down on command.Once the dog gets good at this, the handler can start gradually fading the “L” hand signal and train the dog to obey to a verbal command.

Teach Your Dog Loose-leash Walking With Our Step-by-Step Guide

Teach Your Dog Loose-leash Walking With Our Step-by-Step Guide

one of the most common issues dog owners encounter, and one that often pushes dog owners to seek professional help for, it’s the star of all training problems, we’re talking about pulling on the leash.

Zazah

Zazah

This sweet pup will steal your heart with her big puppy dog eyes and wet kisses.When Zazah first came to the shelter, she was terrified by her new environment, but since going to a foster home, she has opened up to become a silly and loving puppy.

How do you train a dog to disc dog sport?

How do you train a dog to disc dog sport?

In 2011, the Hyperflite Skyhoundz series is going to be expanded to incorporate the brilliant week-long World Championship which will include the World Canine Disc Championship in five sections (Open, Sports, Free Pairs, MicroDog, and Youth) moreover because the Xtreme Distance World.

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

He adds: ‘An accredited animal behaviourist will help create a reward-based training plan that is tailored to the individual dog, and suitable for their owners to carry out.If you do notice guarding behaviour, Dr Samantha says it’s important not to punish your dog for it, because ‘this will only make the problem worse’.

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

Canadian animal trainer Melissa Millett has a novel way of desensitising the cats she works with: she stages mock film shoots at home.

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

Sarah James, Vet Nurse at Bought By Many, said: “It’s well-known puppy training is time consuming and requires a lot of personal effort, but that doesn’t prepare owners for how overwhelming it can be.“The first few nights with a puppy can be sleepless and messy and the first year can feel like a struggle.

Dog reunited with owner after jumping on train alone for railway adventure

Dog reunited with owner after jumping on train alone for railway adventure

Kapsel took a roughly 30 minute train to the Dublin area (Picture: @BrianMLloyd/Twitter)A friendly puppy who delighted train passengers in Ireland has been reunited with his owner after a brief railway adventure.

Pickle the deaf puppy finds new home after learning sign language

Pickle the deaf puppy finds new home after learning sign language

Kimberley Simpson taught him to respond to hand signals (Picture: SWNS) Pickle in his new home in Devon with owner Cathie Dyne (Picture: Getty)He was soon ready for adoption and has now found a loving home with new owners Cathie and Graham Dyne in rural Devon, just in time for Christmas.

Name this hero dog! Meet the canines helping those who serve

Name this hero dog! Meet the canines helping those who serve

And Semper-Fi is asking TODAY fans to help name their next dog in training.If Semper-Fi's next dog in training is like those who came before, he could make all the difference in the life of a veteran.

Lonely dog has spent nearly all her life in kennels – can you give her a home?

Lonely dog has spent nearly all her life in kennels – can you give her a home?

Sue is described as sweet and affectionate, but needs an experienced, patient owner (Picture: Bath Cats & Dogs Home / SWNS)‘She is an affectionate girl, that loves a cuddle on the sofa just as much as she loves playing with her toys.