Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday…’

Child and black labrador standing on the beach © RSPCA

Our pet dogs are part of the family so it’s great that so many families choose to holiday in the UK and take their canine companion to join in the fun.

There are lots of lovely parts of this country which can best be enjoyed and explored by walking so holidaying closer to home is a great opportunity to get out with your dog and see what the UK has to offer.

But before you arrive at your destination, you … continue reading ››

Dog training: it’s time to be more positive

Irish red setter being trained using positive techniques © RSPCA

With Crufts behind us again for another year, RSPCA chief scientific officer and dog trainer Dr Julia Wrathall looks back at some of the highlights and lowlights from this year’s show.

My role as chief scientific officer involves overseeing the RSPCA’s work on a huge range of species and welfare issues, including, of course, dogs. In my spare time I’m a dog training instructor with Billingshurst Dog Training Club, so experience first-hand how people think about and treat their … continue reading ››