Pet Owner's Association Guides:

Dogs

 

A Brief Guide to Allergies in Dogs
A Brief Guide to Allergies in Dogs

Itching is one of the most common complaints that dogs can have, and persistent scratching can be one of the most obvious signs that something is..

    
Chewing in Puppies and older Dogs
Chewing in Puppies and older Dogs

Taking on a new puppy is a rewarding and exciting time. However, along with all the fun, comes a few challenges when owning and caring for your new..

    
Dealing with Skin Diseases in Dogs
Dealing with Skin Diseases in Dogs

Skin diseases in dogs can be troublesome. As well as being unpleasant for your pets, it can be difficult to diagnose them properly and identify the..

    
Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How to deal with Separation Anxiety and Destructive Behaviour in dogs around the home.

    

Dogs and Hookworm
Dogs and Hookworm

We take a look at the symptoms, prevention and treatment for hookworm in Dogs.

    
How to Prevent your Dog from Barking
How to Prevent your Dog from Barking

Excessive barking is not only irritating for the dog owner, but it can cause problems with neighbours, sometimes leading to disputes, and in extreme..

    
Dogs and Lungworm
Dogs and Lungworm

We take a look at the symptoms, prevention and treatment for lungworm in Dogs.

    
Dogs and Roundworm
Dogs and Roundworm

We take at Roundworm, a common parasite that can affect dogs.

    

Dogs and Whipworm
Dogs and Whipworm

We take a look at the symptoms, prevention and treatment for whipworm in dogs.

    
How to Wash your Dog and How Often
How to Wash your Dog and How Often

We offer you tips and advice about bathing your dog at home.

    
The Advantages of Feeding your Dog a Complete Dry Food Diet
The Advantages of Feeding your Dog a Complete Dry Food Diet

There’s a huge range of food available for dogs in the supermarket and online these days. Many dog owners tend to stick to the brands they know,..

    
How to stop your Dog urinating in and around the Home
How to stop your Dog urinating in and around the Home

Dogs urinating inside the home is unpleasant but not uncommon. So how should you deal with this?

    

Training Tips and Advice to Stop your Dog Pulling on the Lead
Training Tips and Advice to Stop your Dog Pulling on the Lead

Dogs pulling on the lead is a very common problem. It can also be annoying and tiring for the dog walker.

    
Pregnancy in Dogs
Pregnancy in Dogs

A guide to the various stages of a bitch’s pregnancy

    
Why do Dogs Pant?
Why do Dogs Pant?

Most dog owners will be aware that their dog pants from time to time. Although panting is a perfectly natural reaction in our canine friends, it makes..

    
Ear Mites and Dogs
Ear Mites and Dogs

Ear mites are tiny eight-legged parasites that primarily live in your dog's ear canal. There are several different types of ear mites that can affect..

    

Neutering your Dog
Neutering your Dog

Unless you plan to breed from your dog or bitch, we strongly advise that you get your pet neutered.

    
Dogs and Ticks
Dogs and Ticks

Ticks are a common blood-sucking parasite which can affect both cats and dogs. Tick bites can also affect humans and in some cases, can lead to Lyme..

    
Caring for a Bitch in Season
Caring for a Bitch in Season

Advice on caring for your female dog during a season and the health benefits of spaying your bitch.

    
Dogs and Dry Eye
Dogs and Dry Eye

Dry Eye is a common condition which reduces and eventually stops tear production, we tell you what to look out for and what to do if you think your..

    

A Guide to Bloat in Dogs
A Guide to Bloat in Dogs

Bloat is also known as gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV). Bloat is a life-threating condition that affects the stomach, with large breeds of dogs..

    
How to Teach your Puppy to Sleep through the Night
How to Teach your Puppy to Sleep through the Night

Taking on a new puppy is a major commitment and hard work and the first few days after bringing your puppy home can be challenging as your puppy..

    
Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Pets
Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Pets

Flea Allergy Dermatitis is a skin condition caused by a hypersensitivity to flea bites and is a very common condition in pets.

    
Introducing your Puppy to Crate Training
Introducing your Puppy to Crate Training

If used properly, introducing your pup’s own personal cage or crate into the training regime can be very successful.

    

Dogs and Heartworm
Dogs and Heartworm

We take a look at the symptoms, prevention and treatment for heartworm in dogs.

    
Dogs and Tapeworms
Dogs and Tapeworms

We take a look at the symptoms, prevention and treatment for tapeworm in dogs.

    
Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour in your Dog
Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour in your Dog

Owners of dogs that have displayed and developed aggressive behaviour should seek immediate professional help as soon as possible.

    
Grooming your Dog
Grooming your Dog

Grooming your dog not only keeps your pet clean and tidy, but alerts you to any potential skin or parasite problems. Our handy guide will help keep..

    

Training your Dog not to Jump Up
Training your Dog not to Jump Up

It is a common scenario, a visitor appears at your door or meets you on the street and they are greeted with an energetic bundle of fur licking their..

    
The Importance of Exercise to your Dog
The Importance of Exercise to your Dog

In order to keep a dog happy and healthy, exercise is vital. Additionally when exercising your dog, you are also exercising yourself. Why is the..

    
The Dangers of Junk Food to Dogs
The Dangers of Junk Food to Dogs

Many dog owners feed junk food to their pets without realising that a lot of these foods are not only fattening, they are also toxic and dangerous to..

    
Teaching your Dog the Stay and Recall Commands
Teaching your Dog the Stay and Recall Commands

The stay and recall commands are vital basic dog training skills that both you and your dog should master together. A good recall is essential for dog..

    

Practical Tips on Toilet Training your Puppy
Practical Tips on Toilet Training your Puppy

A guide to toilet training your new puppy.

    
Nervous Aggression in Dogs by Nick Jones MA
Nervous Aggression in Dogs by Nick Jones MA

Top Behaviourist and Dog Trainer Nick Jones tackles the problem of Nervous Aggression in Dogs.

    
An introduction to Veterinary Physiotherapy by Hannah Price
An introduction to Veterinary Physiotherapy by Hannah Price

Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Hannah Price explains the benefits of physiotherapy for our pets.

    
Are Border Collies suitable as Family Pets?
Are Border Collies suitable as Family Pets?

Is the super intelligent and workaholic dog breed the Border Collie really suitable as a family pet?

    

Common Outdoor Plants that are Poisonous to Dogs
Common Outdoor Plants that are Poisonous to Dogs

Here’s a list, including a visual guide of popular outdoor plants that are poisonous to our dogs.

    
Fireworks and Cats and Dogs
Fireworks and Cats and Dogs

Bonfire Night is an exciting time for many people, but it’s a time of the the year that most pet owners dread. Over the last few years fireworks..

    
Dealing with Dog Aggression by Nick Jones MA
Dealing with Dog Aggression by Nick Jones MA

As a full time dog behaviour specialist, my role is to help owners whose dogs are showing undesirable behaviour. In my work dog aggression is..

    
Dealing with Dogs and Aggression on the Lead by Nick Jones MA
Dealing with Dogs and Aggression on the Lead by Nick Jones MA

Even the most gentle and placid Dog can react when on the Lead! Our top dog behavioural specialist and trainer Nick Jones explains the reasons why,..

    

Diet and Nutrition for Dogs by expert Dog Behaviourist Nick Jones MA
Diet and Nutrition for Dogs by expert Dog Behaviourist Nick Jones MA

Top Dog Behaviour Specialist and Trainer Nick Jones gives his opinion on the maze of pet foods on the market and gives you his view on feeding your..

    
Dog Behaviour and Leadership by Nick Jones MA
Dog Behaviour and Leadership by Nick Jones MA

Top dog trainer and celebrity dog behaviourist Nick Jones shares his expert knowledge and reveals the connections between dog behaviour and good human..

    
Dog Breeds Prone to Sunburn
Dog Breeds Prone to Sunburn

It’s not just humans that are at risk from getting sunburnt. Certain dog breeds are also at risk from the damaging rays of the sun, which can lead..

    
Dog Breeds that do not Shed Fur
Dog Breeds that do not Shed Fur

There are certain breeds of dogs that don’t shed, as well as breeds that shed very little that may be suitable for allergy sufferers.

    

Dog Safety Around Water
Dog Safety Around Water

It is not true that all dogs can swim, and, even if your dog is a good swimmer, you still need to be vigilant while your pet is in or around water.

    
Dogs and Lice
Dogs and Lice

We take a look at this parasite that lives in your dog’s fur, living off its blood and dead skin cells.

    
Dogs and Mites and Mange
Dogs and Mites and Mange

We look at mites and mange (canine scabies) and the treatment of these very distressing conditions that affects dogs.

    
Dogs and Moving House
Dogs and Moving House

Moving to a new home can be a stressful time for both family and pets. There are a few guidelines which will help make the move a little easier, for..

    

Dogs and Summer Heat
Dogs and Summer Heat

Top Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Nick Jones advises on how to keep your dogs comfortable during the Summer months.

    
Emigrating with your Pets
Emigrating with your Pets

Some questions answered about moving abroad with your pets provided by vet Bob Ghandour of PetAir UK.

    
Food and Products that are Poisonous to Dogs
Food and Products that are Poisonous to Dogs

There are many foods and commonly used household products that can be toxic or even fatal to dogs. Is your dog at risk?

    
Getting a new Puppy
Getting a new Puppy

Taking on a dog is not a decision to be taken lightly. Although you will be rewarded with a special friend for all the family, there are many things..

    

How to Greet your Dog by Nick Jones MA
How to Greet your Dog by Nick Jones MA

A brief look at how to greet your dog correctly, and so encourage good behaviour.

    
How to Tell if your Dog has Worms
How to Tell if your Dog has Worms

A guide to the different types of worms that can affect your dog and symptoms to watch out for.

    
Hydrotherapy for Dogs
Hydrotherapy for Dogs

Canine Hydrotherapy offers many potential benefits in aiding recovery from injury and can ease discomfort in dogs recovering from ongoing health..