By Roz Tappenden
By Dearbail Jordan
Business reporter, BBC News
By Cristina Criddle
By Samantha Noble
BBC News, Derby
It's hard enough training your dog to respond to "sit" but now there may be a new way for your pets to communicate.
Scientists find dog domestication can be traced back to the last Ice Age
BBC Radio Devon
A dog owner who was inspired to start up a food bank service for pets has found there are plenty of animal owners needing a little help.Copyright: BBC
Plymouth businesswoman Jo Butler aims to help households who are finding it difficult to feed their animals, as a result of Covid-19.
Bramble's Pet Food Bank is named after Jo's Cocker Spaniel Bramble and she says so far they've helped more than 20 pets.
People can donate online or at various drop off locations across the city.
Now the community organisation may seek charity status if the public response to both donations and collections continues to grow.
"I just would not like to think of anyone having to give up their pet because they can't afford to feed them.
"All our pets mean the world to us and it's a simple thing we can help with."Copyright: BBC
By Chris Wood
Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell says his proposed bill would treat dogs as "equal members of the family".