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The dog magazine contains information about dog breeds and the differences in their personalities, helping you make informed decisions on the best dog for you. How do you choose a dog or does the dog choose you? We have articles that detail the best ways to prepare for your new dog and top tips for bonding. Understanding dog psychology and learning to communicate with your dog is key when it comes to training. The dog magazine has various tips and tricks for successfully training your dog, whatever its age. If your dog displays problem behaviour, such as barking, growling or aggression there are entries to help you understand why your dog is doing this and the best ways to correct this behaviour. Owning a dog also means knowing about their health and how to properly care for them. In our section on Dog Health and Care you will find information on basic dog care and grooming, as well as articles on diseases, their symptoms and how to protect your dog against them. This section also deals with important information on breeding, neutering and contraception, something that dog breeders may find useful. Read more

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Valentine’s Day: Top Picks for Dogs

On 14 February we are celebrating St Valentine, a day where everything revolves around our loved ones. It’s becoming more and more usual to treat not just your partner on Valentine’s Day, but your friends both human and four legged. We’ve put together some of our top picks when it comes to the purrfect Valentine’s gift for your four-legged friend!

3 min

Chihuahua nutrition – feeding advice and best food

Small but packs a punch: according to the breed standard, the Chihuahua is lively, alert, restless and very courageous and is classed as the world's smallest breed. If it were as large as it is loyal, it would be the ideal guard dog: a shepherd dog in a Chihuahua's body. The Chihuahua needs plenty of attention and is selective in allocating its affections.
3 min

Puppy Food – How to feed a puppy

Finding the right dog food is always a challenge, so making sure that your young puppy is receiving the correct nutrition for growth and development is extremely important. The first year of your dog’s life is crucial for their physical and mental development. Scientifically, this period of your dog’s life corresponds to around 12-15 human years. Small breeds mature at between 6-9 months, whilst larger breeds can take between 18-24 months to fully mature. In the first 12 months you will notice your dog grows immensely, with correspondingly high nutritional needs. Your puppy will need plenty of energy in the form of crude fat and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals, to help develop healthy bones, joints and muscles.
6 min

Whole Prey Diet for Dogs

BARF is amongst the trends that most dog owners are now familiar with. But have you actually heard of whole prey? We will explain what this independent feeding method consists of and what advantages and disadvantages are associated with it.
4 min

Puberty in dogs: What you should focus on

Constantly testing the boundaries and challenging your authority – welcome to your dog's puberty phase! But hold your head up high: with these tips, you will get on with and train your dog better during its difficult and stressful puberty phase.
7 min

What dogs understand

Some dog lovers are sure that their canine companion understands them perfectly. Nevertheless, there are often misunderstandings between humans and dogs in day-to-day life, because what appears self-explanatory to us isn't always so clear for dogs. What do dogs really understand?
7 min

Puppy Play Group: Learning for Life Through Play

Is your puppy feeling at home with you after the stressful first few days? Then now is the best time to start attending a puppy play group. We will explain why learning through play under the supervision of a dog trainer is important, how to find a good puppy play group as well as puppy games for at home.
5 min

Renal insufficiency in dogs

Is your dog drinking more than normal or does it need to vomit? Then the problem could lie in its kidneys. Read here how the vet can help your dog and what you need to know about renal insufficiency in dogs.
5 min

Skin Diseases In Dogs

Have you discovered that your dog has scales or is it scratching itself more often? Then you should take a closer look at its skin! Read here which skin diseases are common in dogs and how you can care for your dog's skin.
9 min

Retro Pug

Everyone knows Pugs – but what about Retro Pugs? What sounds like a cool trend has a serious, ambitious backstory, because Retro Pugs represent the attempt to give Pugs, popular society dogs, better health and quality of life.
12 min

Yorkshire Terrier

The small Yorkshire Terrier with long, fine fur and a spruce appearance has plenty of tricks behind its little ears. As a former rat catcher from the county of Yorkshire in northern England, this dog is very self-confident and wishes to be taken seriously by its owners as a domestic and companion dog too.
9 min

German Wire-Haired Pointer

With its loving nature, attentive gaze and rustic beard, the German Wire-Haired Pointer soon wins the hearts of many dog lovers. Despite its many positive qualities, however, this breed is reserved to a certain group of people with good reason: the German Wire-Haired Pointer is a high-performance hunting dog historically used for hunting.
5 min

Dog Yoga

Many people are currently spending more time than usual at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not just gym closures have led many people to look for opportunities to keep fit in the four walls of their home. All the better if their dog benefits too. So how about dog yoga? We'll offer tips for interested yoga fans and those who want to become one.
7 min

Agility for Small Dogs

Only for big dogs? No way! Small dogs too can have plenty of fun with agility. Find out here whether your little dog is suited to this dynamic dog sport and which five factors you as a dog owner have to take into account.
5 min

Travelling with your Dog – Car vs. Airplane

Dog lovers like to take their four-legged best friends everywhere with them. As long as it's just ventures within the city, it's self-explanatory that our four-legged family members go everywhere with us. But what's the situation when it comes to holidays? What are the possibilities for animal lovers when moving a long distance? Is there the opportunity to take a dog on a plane? Or is it better for dog owners to tackle long journeys by car?
3 min

Puppy Food – How to feed a puppy

Finding the right dog food is always a challenge, so making sure that your young puppy is receiving the correct nutrition for growth and development is extremely important. The first year of your dog’s life is crucial for their physical and mental development. Scientifically, this period of your dog’s life corresponds to around 12-15 human years. Small breeds mature at between 6-9 months, whilst larger breeds can take between 18-24 months to fully mature. In the first 12 months you will notice your dog grows immensely, with correspondingly high nutritional needs. Your puppy will need plenty of energy in the form of crude fat and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals, to help develop healthy bones, joints and muscles.
7 min

Puppy Play Group: Learning for Life Through Play

Is your puppy feeling at home with you after the stressful first few days? Then now is the best time to start attending a puppy play group. We will explain why learning through play under the supervision of a dog trainer is important, how to find a good puppy play group as well as puppy games for at home.
4 min

Bathing puppies

The joy surrounding a new puppy is huge and we animal lovers usually concern ourselves at the start of the new friendship with subjects like diet, great toys or the right training. It's often the case that we only ask ourselves whether and how puppies can be bathed when they first jump in a muddy puddle. All important information is summarised in the following article in order to answer this question for you:
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Female Dogs in Heat

Although the heat period is an entirely natural process for female dogs, irritation at stains on the new carpet, fear of an unwanted pregnancy or their pet's strange behaviour can cause many dog owners to worry. Find out here everything you need to know about your female dog's heat period and how you can both overcome this without any stress.
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Valentine’s Day: Top Picks for Dogs

On 14 February we are celebrating St Valentine, a day where everything revolves around our loved ones. It’s becoming more and more usual to treat not just your partner on Valentine’s Day, but your friends both human and four legged. We’ve put together some of our top picks when it comes to the purrfect Valentine’s gift for your four-legged friend!

Advice for dog owners also include important tips on dog food, nutritional information and specific diets for dogs who are overweight, have food allergies or are recovering from an illness.

When travelling with your dog, what is the best way to prepare? We talk about the various modes of transport - car, train, bus or plane, and how to plan for those journeys. If travelling abroad, are there any legal aspects to consider and how to make your dog’s trip as comfortable as possible.

The dog magazine also deals with all the important, everyday issues, such as exercise, sports and games. How much exercise does your dog really need? And what are some of the activities that specific breeds love to do? We discuss everything about walking or running with your dog, from what lead is best to why your dog is shy around others.