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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 JANINE26 •16d ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,

My name is JANINE and we have an 11 month old kelpie X rescue dog from the RSPCA that we fell in love when he was a puppy and have had him ever come since. We have one problem, every time we go outside to pat him, cuddle him or play with him he runs and gets a toy then won’t give us the toy to throw he just runs away then comes back and repeats this. Eventually if he does bring us the toy he doesn’t let us have it he stands with his paw on it then picks it up and takes it again.

Any advice is helpful
Posted by Em •6w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,

My name is Emm and I have an 18 month old Golden Retriever named Honey. Honey is a beautiful dog, very healthy and being a Golden Retriever she is naturally very placid, happy, loves people and for 18 months is quite mellow. Honey is also a certified therapy dog and very well behaved when working.

However, at home she had developed a bit of, what I can only describe as, separation stress and anxiety. If Honey is left outside, while we are inside, she paces around the backyard, drools while panting heavily and consistently whines. If we go outside to attempt this correct this behaviour she lacks any attention and will stare inside. She will stop if we let her inside, but I need her to learn this behaviour is not ok.

We have tried everything we can think of, however, nothing has been successful.


Thanks, Emm.
Posted by Anna-Maria10 •18w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,

We have a 10 month old french bulldog named Boss and he is destroying our house and backyard.
He is a very good dog when he is getting all of our attention but when we are at work or busy with other stuff is when he starts to act up we give him as much attention as we can and take him for a walk everyday but how do we keep him entertained when we are busy?
We have tried giving him a new toy every week and various treats to chew on throughout the day but he gets bored very easy

We need your help

Posted by Theresa303 •20w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry
We have a 15 year old cat called Abby and have recently moved into a new house and every time we put a rug in the front lounge she will poo on it although if there is no rug there she will poo in her litter tray or outside. We have tried removing the rug for weeks but whenever we put it back she poos on it. We have tried a new rug but she poos on that too, she doesn't poo on any other rugs in the house only when there is one in that room. How do we get her to stop pooing on the rug?
Kind Regards
Posted by Kate2504 •22w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry
My 18 yo cat has suddenly gone blind, the vet says he can still see but I’m not sure, he doesn’t react to anything unless he hears it, he was fine 3 days ago and got a check up 2 weeks ago and they were surprised at how healthy he was, why has this happened so fast? Is it cruel not to have him put down?
Posted by Cindy478 •22w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,
We have a 12 years old beagle named Amy. She has a large lump (as big as a tennis ball) on her chest; despite having that lump, she still eats and sleeps normally and doesn't show any pain! We brought her to RSPCA and Sydney Veterinary Hospital which costs us nearly $2,000.00 just for consultation. We wonder if you can have a look at her lump and give us an advice on her treatment? Please help!
We look forward to your reply and thank you!
Posted by Kym343 •23w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,
My 3 chickens are pecking each other's feathers out. I don't know how to stop them. They are particularly bad around their bottoms, on their backs and on the front of their necks.
I have some pictures if you want to see them.
What can I do to stop them attacking each other?
Thank you,
Posted by Antony38Report
Dear Dr Harry

We have a 4 year old Alaskan malamute that ia howling at laughing Kookaburra early in the morning. We have tried disipline with her but no luck
We have also trying playing the sound of a laughing kookaburra through the TV and she still howlings.
Can you suggest anything else that we can try?

Thank you

Posted by Ellen350Report
Dear Dr Harry,
Please help. I adopted a beautiful ex racing greyhound who I've had a number of months now, and he's my best pal. But after trying absolutely every trick I have read of, I can not get him into my car. Anything that involves having to jump up (couch, car etc) he will get so nervous and even shriek. I'd love to drive him to a nearby open field to let him run full pelt- but so far it just can't happen. Please. He's a great dog and I need help.
Posted by Chantelle298Report
Hey Dr Harry,
I have one male and one female Dachshund. George who is one has a serious barking problem as well as destroying the house by chewing on walls, furniture and wooden detailing. Kahlua who is 6 months old is now following in his footsteps. We live in an apartment and have tried barking collars but even with the collar he continues to bark 10+times per incident. He just can't help himself ! Please give us some advise as we don't want to have complaints from our neighbours. Thank you !