Dog Attacks & Media Hype

I thought, for no reason in particular, that today might be a good day to re-publish the following article (written in 2008) in relation to media reporting of dog attacks. Written by Ryan O’Meara Last week I made a short appeal to the media to show a little more ‘care’ when ‘reporting’ on dog attacks….

Beware The Dog Breeder Puppy For Sale Scam

Sneaky internet tricksters are behind yet another cruel method of conning unsuspecting Brits out of their cash and this time they’re using Briton’s love of dogs to pull off the heartless swindle. International internet fraudsters, commonly based in Africa or the Middle East, are behind a shocking new scam which aims to con British dog…

Ever Wonder Where Your Dog’s Courage Comes From?

We’ve all seen it happen. The small dog give chase to a much bigger, supposedly ‘tougher’ beast, sending it packing with tail tucked firmly between its legs. The animal equivalent of Dudley Moore putting the fear of God in to Mike Tyson. The saying goes, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight,…

New Book: Clever Dog Life Lessons From Dogs (by Ryan O’Meara)

A new book claims man can take on some spectacularly successful life lessons from man's best friend. Ryan O'Meara, dog trainer and publisher of K9 Magazine claims in his new book 'Clever Dog: Life Lessons From Man's Best Friend' that thinking like a dog can improve our happiness, prosperity, friendships and decision making abilities. In…

Dogs in Vogue: Are Dogs Treated as Fashion Accessories?

Today I made my second appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ radio show. The topic was related to the recent book ‘Dogs in Vogue’ which is, as it happens, a very nice book – amazing shots (as you’d expect) and in my opinion didn’t portray dogs as fashion accessories at all.

Dangerous Dogs Debate: Mia & Me on 5 News

Cheeky Mia became the first Rottweiler to take a seat on Natasha Kaplinsky’s sofa. She behaved herself, as she always does when on TV, and didn’t trump once. Note my ‘Rescue Me’ by dogsblog.com T-shirt. I am lucky enough to have a limited edition, one-of-a-kind sample and it attracted a lot of interest from some…

Pink Dog Poo

Apparently….. It is the scourge of communities across Scotland and beyond, and no council has escaped censure for failing to clean up its act. Now one local authority has unveiled a novel solution to the problem of dog dirt – spraying it bright pink in a bid to shame guilty owners. But, according ‘Ryan O’Mara’,…

News Hounds

Today I received a box from the USA. It contained my book. My first ever forray in to the world of writing for a publisher who wasn’t, well, me! It’s been probably about a year since the book was completed, so unlike when the magazine comes back from the printer and the fatigue of working…