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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 Brendan164 • 4d ago • Report
I have an 8 month old Maltese shitzu and she is terrified of cars. We go on walks and she freaks out when we pass a parked car and won't enter the garage . Or come near the car when we are going out. Once in the car she is okay. We have tried everything. From positive reinforcements to putting her near the car and making her sit there.

Please help! It is becoming increasingly difficult to go out as she won't come near the garage door now. We need your help!
- Rachael and Brendan, townsville qld.
Posted by Bailey17 • 5d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry, I have 2 Cavoodles. One's 6 yrs old (M) - very calm, well behaved, just enjoys a walk. We also have a 10 mth old Cavoodle (F). The little one is OBSESSED with chasing birds. I've tried treats but nothing takes her attention away from the birds. I'm starting to think I'll never be able to let her off the lead. Any tips?? Cheers Bailey.
Posted by Susanne101 • 5d ago • Report
Dr Harry, we are really desperate!!! We bought a puppy and found out a few months later he was deaf and he has been causing us grief for some time now.
We have resorted to a static collar to control the barking, but he constantly humps anything he can, runs and snaps at the air and can be destructive. He just doesn't stop.
My daughter has emailed you but we haven't received any response.
We are really at our wits ends.
Please help.
Posted by Emma1633 • 8d ago • Report

I have hand raised a Boer goat and I live in the suburbs, I recently got another 'farm' goat to keep mine company, however, my new goat is extremely LOUD, she bellows from around 7 am looking for food (we can hear her inside, upstairs!) If she hears the door open or garage open she will start (even if its 545am). its VERY loud. I've tried to stop her by squirting her with a water pistol when she bellows, but this hasn't stopped her at all. I'm worried the neighborhood is being woken up each day by her. Any ideas of how to stop her from being SOOO loud...?
Posted by Pamela332 • 11d ago • Report
Dr Harry PLEASE HELP US. Our 12 month old kelpie x cattle has become very territorial and I'm worried he is going to hurt someone. We have 2 young children and he is mostly good with them, but he does get a little nippy. We were told that desexing him would calm him but it has seemed to make him worse. Please help us before he does any real damage.

Thanks In advance Pam
Posted by Angi9 • 16d ago • Report
Would like to ask Tara a question on how I can register for room tips for a hoarder ??
Posted by Holly339 • 22d ago • Report
Hi dr Harry
I really love animals and I would like to get two pet chickens but I have a little Pomeranian that barks at my budgie. so if we got chickens my dog will bark all day.
PLEASE help me stop my dog from barking at my bird because I would really love chickens and peace when we get the bird out
Posted by Dan129 • 24d ago • Report
hello Dr Harry
we have a major problem i would like to get some answers as we have a collie (Soxx)
which is epileptic and recently in the last 24 hours has had 7 fits we have tried to keep him calm, whilst having lots of trouble would like to know what to do and has also have been on going for several months and has been costly to our situation with our poor Soxx we are in dire need of help and not able to keep seeing the vets in our area as it is becoming expensive please help and have expert advice on what to do.

kind regards Dan
Posted by Pauline383 • 28d ago • Report
WEE WEE WEE ..... HI Dr Harry,
Can you PLEASE HELP, I have a maltese shitzu his just sooooo naughty, he wees on everything in the yard, if I leave the clothes basket on the ground he wees on it, if I leave an umbrella on the ground he wees on it ....if a leaf is on the driveway yep he wees on it.
Now if we leave the bathroom door open he will wee in there and sometimes in the passage.
he just wees wees wees on everything.
He will go to the back door and wee on the wall right near the back door....2 steps more and he would be outside , but nope he will just wee right inside near the back door.
When I bring the bin in he wees on it......if we leave anything on the ground he just has to wee on it I am at the end of trying PLEASE HELP

Kind regards Pauline
Posted by Naomi406 • 6w ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry,
A dear friend of ours passed away recently and we have taken in his 8 year old Staffy X. The problem is that we have two Blue Heeler's who don't get on with other dogs. At the moment the Staffy is out the front of our property and our dogs are out the back. The Staffy also seems to hate cats and we are having to restrain him so that our cat can go outside. I would love to give the Staffy a home but I don't know if there is a way for our dogs to accept him. My husband is finding the situation difficult but our kids have fallen in love with the Staffy. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.