How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

Dog trainer Jay Gray has shared some pearls of wisdom ahead of Bonfire Night (Picture: Jay Gray/iStockphoto)Bonfire Night can be an absolutely hellish occasion for pets across the country who are petrified of loud bangs from fireworks.

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

Photograph: William Wegman/Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York Three major shows this year serve as a testament to Wegman’s restless and endlessly inventive career: the wide-ranging career survey Outside In at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont; Being Human at Masi Lugano in Switzerland, which is on until 6 January 2020; and a stall at the Frieze Masters in London, which focuses on his early conceptual pieces, and closes today.

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zonesWhile many remember the heroic efforts of rescue workers who rushed to save lives as the World Trade Centre collapsed on September 11, 2001, the stories of hundreds of dogs who helped people are not as well known.

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.It’s so bad that my wife is thinking of putting our home on the market.

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

The mustachioed puppy went viral after Hearts & Bones Rescue, which is jointly based in Salvador Dolly’s city of birth, Dallas, and New York City, posted a picture of her on Facebook on July 26 after rescuing her and her family via Dallas Animal Services.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner found a special way to honor their late dog Waldo Picasso. Prior to Waldo's passing, Jonas had said living in New York with dogs was a unique, enjoyable experience.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

Is this the world's pickiest eater? Extra-long restaurant order goes viral

Is this the world's pickiest eater? Extra-long restaurant order goes viral

On Monday, Anna Silman, senior culture writer at New York Magazine's The Cut, posted a photo of an order for one beef burger her friend (who happens to be a chef) allegedly received in his kitchen.

41-pound cat on a mission to find a new home (and get in better shape)

41-pound cat on a mission to find a new home (and get in better shape)

That's when they met Iuzzolino, who has experience fostering cats until they find forever homes.“When Barsik was in the shelter, they couldn’t put him in one of the kennels because he was too big.

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Hockney looks as pretty as picture after being rescued (Image: Dogs Trust) The tiny terrier was only five weeks old and weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was cruelly abandoned with no food, water or blanket to keep warm.

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Aesop tells a tale of a crow who couldn’t reach the water in a pitcher. According to the New York Times, researchers at New Zealand’s Auckland University have recently proved Aesop was onto something.

Look Inside the New AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC

Look Inside the New AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC

Take a Tour of the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York People have been in love with man’s best friend for centuries. The rich history of these beloved creatures is now on display in New York City at the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog , which opened February 8.

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Jerry Grymek is there to accommodate every need It’s the weekend before this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania is a bustle of canine activity.

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

“After several exchanges, we agreed on a plan [that] I was going to get Dominga from her usual spot in the square and bring her to a local vet where she would be treated for any health issues [and would be] spayed and boarded until we could find a flight volunteer for her trip to New York City.” Things didn’t turn out quite as expected, though.

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, gets ready for next assignment

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, gets ready for next assignment

The beloved dog, who touched people's hearts in moments from Bush's recent memorial, was honored by America's VetDogs in New York on Wednesday as he gets ready to serve at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he'll help other veterans.

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. We’re getting a cockapoo puppy at Christmas (yes, it’s for life).

‘Younger’ Actress Sutton Foster Discusses Life With Her Two Dogs

‘Younger’ Actress Sutton Foster Discusses Life With Her Two Dogs

When she’s not gracing TV screens or lighting up the Broadway stage, Foster loves to cozy up with her beloved fur babies: Mabel and Brody. We have two rescue dogs: Mabel and Brody.

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

New findings by researchers at Cansius College, New York, showed that women who slept with a dog in their bed enjoyed a better quality of sleep, woke up earlier and felt safer.

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Police officers smashed open the car window to free the dogs (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Alice Cooper said: ‘Both the dogs were panting heavily and were extremely distressed. Penny and Zoe were signed over to the RSPCA after the incident and are now being looked after by staff at York Animal Home.