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About the Show

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 Jozef2 •5d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry we desperately need your help. Our dog Rosie is a Fox Terrier cross Jack Russell. She is very smart but also naughty. When we go out to work or do the shopping, if we have left anything to eat on the bench she will take it off and eat it. She has even taken a full sealed box of muffins and taken it into one of the children's rooms. We now have to lock her in the sun room when we go out. She will also empty the bin if she thinks something is in it. How can we stop this behaviour? We really need your help. Thank you
Posted by Julie2783 •10d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry we have a pomeranian x maltese and since we got him he hasnt been for a walk as he is terrified of the lead and collar. We have tried everything and dont know what else to do. We are starting to think his old owners were abusive towards him. I would appreciate a reply from you. Thank you
Posted by Sonya484 •14d ago • Report
Dr Harry we desperately need your help. I have been trying to contact you for years about this problem. Its just getting worse. We have a miniature dachshund. Weve had him since he was a puppy. Hes now coming up 5. Our problem is he is totally psychotic for my young son. It started as just him pulling on his pants etc. He used to do it with my older daughter (and sometimes still does) but he can't be in the same room as my son. In the past he has bitten and scratched him. Punctured his ear. We seperate them with a baby gate but he still barks crazily at him whenever he sees him. We've tried everything. Having our son exclusively feed him and give him treats. Training. Spray bottle. Bark collar. Had a specialist come to our home. Even had him neutered. Nothing works. We are about to have another baby in January. Its bad enough we can't have the dog and my son in the same room but if the dog turns on the baby....well theyre will only be one outcome i fear. Please help. We don't want to get rid of the dog cos hes family too. Its just making our life hell.
Posted by Alisa46 •17d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry, two years ago we decided to get a second dog as a companion for our Jack russell who is 13 years old. We got a male italian greyhound. We have had trouble walking our italian greyhound the whole time. He seems to get so over excited and anxious and then whenever another dog comes past he tries to pull towards it scratching the ground and whines very loudly (everyone looks at us). He seems much better in the small dog off lead area and settles in to socialise ok, but walking him has become nearly impossible. We would love your help if it's possible.
Posted by Terri252 •21d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry I would dearly love some guidance in relation to our loved six year old Blue Heeler. Boss has recently become blind due to Retina Inflammation and at the same time we have just found that he has early calcificiation in his intervertebral discs. I have done a lot of research and now am finding all the information all too consuming. Boss is coping well considering with the blindness and every now and then we see the "Old Boss" we know. As walking is the highlight of his day now (he is walked twice a day) because of the spine issue we are worried that we are doing damage. Boss is not a small dog (40kg) and desperately needs exercise both mentally and physically and any advice would be much appreciated.
Posted by Estelle41 •23d ago • Report
Dr Harry please help!
I have a little bantam who is very unwell. A couple of days ago she suddenly had a limp and the next day she couldn't walk all together. Her right foot is swollen and she cannot walk on it, when she tries she falls on her side. She also appears not to be drinking and she does not lay, we don't know what to do. Please help
Posted by Taylor231 •26d ago • Report
Dr harry please help!! I have a 1 year old pure english Staff named busta. He is the most excited fur baby i have ever had, how ever since my partner and i have started back at work we have the huge problem of him always crying no matter how many toys we give him, how many treats he just lays at the door and crys. He trys to get into my bedroom window by jumping and has now knocked my whole window loose.
I have no idea what to do please help. He is like my son, i feel so bad knowing he lays there and crys when my partner and I arnt home. ??
Posted by Gavin192 •5w ago • Report
Ever seen a dog climb an 8ft wall to escape loud sounds?
Ever seen a dog break 3 collars in a few weeks to escape loud sounds?
Ever seen a dog that bends corrugated iron to escape loud sounds?
Ever seen a dog that will bend concrete reinforcing mesh with his teeth to escape loud sounds?

I have now. My Dad has a 4 year old White Shepherd (Swiss Shepherd). Beautiful dog but is off his tree when loud sounds happen and Dad isn't nearby.

What can you do to help with what is such a common issue among dogs?
Posted by Belinda1541 •5w ago • Report
Dr Harry HELP
We have a poodle x that howls everytime he hears a emergency vehicle siren going past (yes his hearing is very well so he hears them way before we do).
He wakes the whole neighbourhood up most nights and I am concerned that they are getting very annoyed. Do you have any suggestions?
Posted by Emily1650 •5w ago • Report
Dr Harry i need help ASAP. i have a rainbow lorikeet and he gets into moods where he just lunges at you out of no where and bites drawing blood on your face. he's done it to my mum so many times that she now has to carry a little broom with her so that he won't go near her and now he's started on me. he's an inside bird and it would break my heart to have to put outside in an aviary. I've been reading up on how to stop him from biting but none of them talk about biting your face. I'm desperate and don't know how to stop it