How in tune are we with the needs of our canine companions? – The RSPCA
In this Report the RSPCA publishes its research on dog ownership in the UK. There are an estimated 11.5 million dogs in the UK and a quarter of all households share their homes with a dog. The Report asks how much do owners understand about the needs of their dog to ensure that they are physically fit and psychologically fulfilled. Some of the Reports findings are that 22% of dogs spend four hours or more alone each working day. Nearly half of all dogs get between 30 and 60 minutes exercise every day but 20% of dogs are never let off the lead. Most owners agree that dogs need regular opportunities to play. Only 39% of owners attend training classes.