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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 Ellen322 •14d ago • Report
HELP FOR MY BORDER COLLIE

Hi, we have a 7 month older border collie and he simply goes frantic at the vaccum ( can be controlled when outside ) but the lawn mower and wipe snipper is another story. We can not even get it out with Paddy going so nuts I think he will cause himself a heart attack.
We have locked him inside , whilst trying to do the lawns but it's the exact same. He works himself up so much that he can hardly catch his breath. I have tried treats , walking him around it ( not turned on ) etc and nothing is working.

Any suggestions would be appreciated !!
Posted by Kerry1024 •17d ago • Report
Dr Harry, Have a question for my sister... When my sister is away from her house on if her dogs attacks the blinds in rooms if the doors are opened.. this happened last year at New Year with fireworks ,,, but it has happened a couple of times since - wondered if it was separation anxiety .. we believe that there is a young boy around the house that has a cap gun - thanks Dr Harry
Posted by Darcy39 •5w ago • Report
Dr Harry, I have a Jack Russell fox terrier (Pip) who is almost 2 in October and is driving us mad because she is eating socks under the bed, behind the couch and is also eating teddy's. Pip will also eat any toy we give her and will always find a way to tear something to bits.
please come and help.
from Darcy.
Posted by Jordan278 •6w ago • Report
Dr Harry, I have a Cavoodle who is almost 6 years old and he's always been a fussy eater and doesn't drink much water, especially out of his bowl. My girlfriends dog on the other hand constantly drinks and eats almost anything! How do I get my dog to be less fussy, and drink more water?

An answer would be much appreciated! Thanks
Posted by Chloe718 •6w ago • Report
Dr Harry please help me i have a 14 week old seal point ragdoll who sucks his tail everyday, it's always wet.
I got him at 7 weeks as the breeder said it was fine.. And he was okay to go.
But now whenever he sucks his tail his claws come in and out and he enjoys doing it while purring, please help me.. It's breaking my heart and I don't know what to do!!
Posted by Rebecca3254 •6w ago • Report
Dr Harry can you help?
I have been researching dog breeds and have narrowed my search down to:
Pug
French Bulldog
Havanese
Cavalier King Charles
Cavoodle or Moodle
Havanese
Miniature daschund
My preference is for a low shedding breed but my children love the pug and Frenchie. We currently own an old English staffy and he is a great dog but I am looking for a smaller dog that doesn't need as much exercise and will be easier for the kids to manage. We work full time, have three children aged 7, 9 and 11 and we like camping and boating so I am looking for a breed that will suit our lifestyle. So far, all the breeds have pros and cons but what I am interested in is feedback from owners of these breeds. I've heard pugs shed a lot and frenchies have a lot of health issues but we don't want a yappy dog. Our pets are part of our family so it is important for me to choose the right breed for our family not the cutest or cheapest breed. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by Carm •7w ago • Report
Dr Harry
Seeking your wise advice. I am the owner of a beloved 4.5 yr old Burmese female cat (speyed). I have recently moved (4th time in 2 yrs) into a house with huge yard. The first 3.5 yrs of my cat's world was indoors in a flat. We then moved interstate to a home with backyard and she learnt about the outside world (day time only). We have recently moved again interstate and the area we live in is popular for people with pets and big back yards. Next door is another cat which wanders assertively around our yard and is out and about day/night and teases my cat (who is inside) at the glass doors. I need to train my cat to be calm and comfortable outside, how to use a cat flap and find her escape route home, teach her about avoiding (rather than seeking out the other cat) who likes to have stalking sessions at the glass doors with my cat - luckily there's glass between them, deter the other cat from using the cat flap, make sure my cat comes in at night (I'm a stress-head about her) and while at it, stop her aggression toward my 2 yrs old daughter!!! We're in a regional area with an outdoor lifestyle - how do I keep my cat safe without banning her from the outside world??
Posted by Emily1679 •7w ago • Report
Hi Dr. Harry,
My family seriously needs your help!
We have recently bought a Bassit Hound (Rosco) and our other dog Maggie (border collie X kelpie) HATES him. We thought Maggie would like some company since her companion Sam (poodle) passed away last year.
We have tried everything... From giving Maggie priority, putting them together in a small space etc. It just ends in Maggie snarling, snapping and growling.
It has now got to the point Maggie won't come inside and runs away when we call her inside.
Maggie is a gorgeous dog who has always been extremely loving towards other dogs. We realise rosco has stepped in on Maggie's territory but have no idea what to do now!
Please help Dr Harry!
Posted by Sami23 •7w ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry, I am in need of your help!
I have a 6 year old Maltese x Shitzu who continues to pee inside the house. He is fully toilet trained but will still sometimes choose to wee inside even though he has doggy door access to the backyard.
He also sleeps in the bed with us and will get very aggressive if he is disturbed during the night (when we roll over or pull the blankets up) he will bare teeth and growl at us.
I really don't know what to do with him, I have tried locking him out of the room but he will continuously scratch at the door until he is let back in.
Please please please help me!
Posted by Amanda2753 •9w ago • Report
Hi Dr Haary, we have recently bought a puppy golden retriever into our home. We are having issues toilet training her but have also noticed she eats her own poo. She also snaps her mouth at us when playing with her which we want to stop before she gets older. Please help us control and contain her current problems before she grows up!