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Learn about the elegant, intriguing Italian Greyhound.
They are the smallest sighthound, and we hear from breeder Leona Bortis about these charming dogs, seeking closeness with their family within the home, but energetic enough to enjoy lure coursing.
We hear from an owner who has been lucky enough to take her Italian Greyhound to Crufts several times, and is heading to Crufts 2006 - fingers crossed!
Training tips - Recall
Mim Edwards has given us the benefit of her training advice before, and she rises to the occasion again.
If your dog is easily distracted by other dogs or people, and you have trouble recalling it, Mim has the answer.
It's certainly working with Buddy.
You can see video of students practicing recall and other skills at http://www.petdogtraining.com.au/movies.html
What is my dog thinking?
Gwen Bailey is a trainer, behaviourist and author, as well as running Puppy School which provides training classes around the UK.
She discusses her book "What is my dog thinking?", in which she seeks to deepen people's understanding of their dogs.
Find out behavioural insights you didn't know you didn't know about your dog!
You can buy What Is My Dog Thinking: The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior at Amazon for $7.98
In Puppy Playtime, Jenny brings you a review of robotic dog, Robo Pet.
Robo Pet can make his own decisions. He can walk around his environment, performing various behaviours at will, all without bumping into anything.
You can also put him into command mode, and he will carry out your instructions, which can be anything from play dead to break wind - always a crowd pleaser!
It is possible to program him with a sequence of up to twenty moves or tricks. The remote control has a laser which he will follow along the floor, giving chase.
Jenny has had a lot of entertainment from her Robo Pet. Buddy has enjoyed it too, although his responses have varied from curiosity to puzzlement as to why this cheeky newcomer won't show submission.