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.

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.

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. • Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.