Didi, the police dog

She’s intelligent, friendly and cuts an elegant figure. She’s also considerably smaller and lighter than many of her police dog colleagues, making her all too easy to underestimate. Meet Police Dog (P.D.) Didi. A Belgian Malinois, her speed and agility...

What qualities make a good therapy dog?

Patricia Bland, regional coordinator for the Petersfield Area for Pets as Therapy, explains the qualities she looks when assessing a dog’s suitability for therapy work. Patricia’s own flat coat retrievers , Margaux (5) and Fleurie (8) both work as PAT dogs...

Acorn, the school reading assistant

School can be daunting when you’re four, especially if you struggle with reading or are a bit shy. Sometimes all you need is some encouragement from a friend, who sits with you in the school library. In the first edition of our new series, Dogs with Jobs, meet...