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Better Homes and Gardens offers viewers a practical and easy guide to creating great food, a beautiful garden and a warm and friendly home. Join presenter Johanna Griggs and established team of experts – Graham Ross (Horticulturalist), Dr Harry Cooper (Vet), Rob Palmer (DIY), Ed Halmagyi (Fast Food presenter), Jason Hodges (landscaper), Karen Martini (food presenter) and Tara Dennis (interior expert) – and see the homes and gardens come alive. Each episode is packed full of inspirational ideas and achievable decorating, DIY, craft, food and gardening projects. It’s all about better living.

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Posted by Caroline587 • 3d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry need help with a pet dog she's a beagle cross staffie and she's only 2 yrs old, her name is miffy and I need help. When we put her outside she barks and barks she scratches at the doors and her barks get louder and louder to a high pitched bark. She destroyes everything that's not nailed down. Very energetic, aggressive towards other dogs and people to sometimes. She's ok to handle we have her in some training but it's not working much and we don't know what to do. Please help we are desperate!!!
Posted by Erin727 • 13d ago • Report
Hi Dr. Harry. I am asking on behalf of my mum. She has an approx. 12month female kitten that seems to have some sort of behavioural problem. She seems to pee on everything that my father has touched like his work bag and twice on his feather pillow. It seems to happen when my parents have left the house so they haven't been able to catch her in the act to discipline her. Mia loves dad big time and sits on his lap etc but doesn't do it with mum. She also starts crying if she is left inside while my parents are outside. She is desexed and is an indoor cat. Please Dr. Harry my parents are at their wits end!!!
Posted by Wade51 • 13d ago • Report
Hello Dr Harry.
My name is Wade I hame a bitsa dog from the pound,we have had her for 3 or 4yrs. But I can not wash her,I have had professionals try but no success. She won't go near water,won't fetch a ball/toy. I can not stop het from getting out iver 7ft fences. Can you please help my family keep this dog.
Posted by Kayla238 • 22d ago • Report
Hello dr Harry,
I have a staffy thats 2 and a half and when ever im not home she always manages to get out of our yard i have had to resort to locking her in my garage when i go to work and just recently she has started chewing wires to the point she trips the power in my house. Please what can i do to stop her?
Posted by Sean188 • 24d ago • Report
Hello Dr. Harry!
My partner and I have a 2year old Maltese shitzu x bichon. And she cannot stop licking!
She constsntly licks herslef, our hands, our arms, if we stop patting her she keeps licking then will crawl closer to your face and lick your face or neck or mouth. It extreamly annoying! How can we make her stop?
Posted by Kristen191 • 28d ago • Report
Hello Dr Harry Cooper.
My 2 year old beagle Ruby is an escape artist.
We have spent thousands of dollars of electric wiring, planks, fences (ect) to keep her from getting out. we are worried that she may get hit by a truck as many pass at the back of our property.
She is also overweight and at risk of heart attack.
She continues to burrow under the fence like a wombat.
The only thing that has been successful in keeping her in the yard is by wearing a plastic cone around her head. the cones that go on animals after an operation. We refuse to tie her up and chain her to a post.

Regards Kristen.
Posted by Lauren1247 • 4w ago • Report
Help please Dr Harry! We have an 18wk old maltese shitzu puppy who is becoming extremely distressed when we put him to bed at night and has been getting worse as time goes on. From when we first got him (at 8wks) we have put him in our laundry at night where he has his own bed. Initially he was very happy to go to bed and even put himself to bed a few times however from about 11 weeks onwards he has started yelping and scratching at the door and building up up to barking and body slamming the door. He does eventually calm down but the time it takes him to calm is getting longer and longer 1/2hr - 1hr now and the minute he hears any noise he starts again. We have tried rewarding him for going to bed and using toys such as kongs to keep him occupied. We don't respond to him once we have put him to bed in hope he will grow out of this stage but as it is getting worse we are concerned it is causing more issues than fixing them. He is more than happy to sleep there during the rest of the day and will sleep quite happily at night when around us but the minute we try and put him to bed he just looses it. We have guests come stay often and the spare room is next to the laundry hence the noise he makes it difficult, not to mention the stress he is experiencing. Can you provide any suggestions?? We would just love for him to be as happy at bedtime as he is the rest of the time.
Thanks Lauren
Posted by Liana57 • 5w ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry. My kids love your segment on B H & G - they'll change the channel over to watch you before anything else. They've been begging and pleading for me to contact you about our 2 year old male staffy Jett. Jett has been the best family dog and we take him everywhere we go. About a year ago though, he got in a fight with a bulldog (luckily the bulldog was old and had no teeth otherwise the story may have been different) and ever since then, he's quite unsocial with other dogs. He will play with dogs that he knew before the incident, and seems to be okay with other female dogs, but if we introduce him to new dogs he gets quite aggressive. We don't think he'd ever actually bite, but he growls, shows his big teeth, the hair goes up on the back of his neck and he'll corner the dogs and show them "who's boss". It's getting really embarrassing and we're finding we're not taking him with us everywhere we go like we used to. Is there anything we can do about his behaviour? He's such a beautiful natured dog and we want to do something to help him be the fun-loving friendly dog he used to be.
Thanks Dr. Harry.

Liana
Posted by Sam500 • 5w ago • Report
Hi doctor harry my family have a cocktail he was purchased as a hand raised bird. He will sit on you but the instant you put a hand near him or move he hisses and bites. What can I do to make him more comfortable with people
Thanks sam
Posted by Adrianna10 • 5w ago • Report
Dr Harry we're in desperate need of your help!
we have a 1yr old macedonian shepherd cross and no matter what we do we can't get her to eat!! Shes meant to weigh about 40-45kg and shes struggling to stay at 33kg!
we have tried everything we can think of including vets suggestions and after a week or less she shows no interest in what we're giving her!
we would appreciate your help immensely!

Thank you,
Adrianna and Lee
Vic