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Can I set up my own dog walking business?

A good starting point would be to speak to others who are already doing this and pick up tips from them. Explains solicitor Trevor Cooper.

Help! My dog is scared of spot-on!

Having to apply medication is not a nice experience for anyone, especially your dog. Vet Roberta Baxter gives her advice on how to overcome the problem.

Battersea Q&A: Is scent work ideal for my sniffer dog?

Expanding your best friend’s horizons — or in this case, his scent world — is a great idea, as Nathalie Ingham explains...

Tick prevention for dogs

How to stop your dog getting ticks.

Should a healthy dog have a wet nose?

Mostly, dogs’ noses are wet, whether they are healthy or not, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

How do I stop my puppy from scavenging?

Have you done much training with her? This will be important so that she has an understanding of how to listen to you and what you want her to do, explains behaviourist Claire Arro [ ... ]

How do I get a rescue dog?

Every year animal shelters are filled with unwanted dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes, all desperately in need of ‘forever’ homes.

10 tricks to give your dog the X-factor

With a little time and patience, all pet dogs can learn tricks to give them a little ‘X-factor sparkle’. Teaching tricks can also improve the bond between you, reduce boredom,  [ ... ]

How can I make my dog's hair grow back quicker?

Has your dog been recently suffering with eczema? Vets Roberta Baxter and Holly Mash share their tips on how to make the hair grow back in the affected areas? 

What's causing my dog's itchy skin?

Has your dog previously suffered from a skin infection? Is his skin still patchy and dry? Vet Roberta Baxter offers a few tips on what to try next.

How do dogs cope if they have a leg amputated?

Ever wondered how your dog would cope if they were to lose a leg? Our experts explain just how well dogs can cope with losing a limb...

Help! My puppy doesn't get on with my child!

Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on making your puppy feel more comfortable around your children.

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