One consolation of the coronavirus lockdown is spending more time at home with your family - and with your pets.

Dogs may have struggled to cope with the start of the lockdown phase when walkies were limited by restrictions on people going out to exercise for just an hour a day but this has now been eased.

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The British Veterinary Association said in March that said dog owners should try to ensure their dogs got good exercise when they were out and that owners should avoid group dog walks and use gardens if available, while households of multiple people, if not self-isolating, could take turns taking a dog out.

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Although some people have returned to work, others are still being asked to work from home which means the chance to spend more time with their dogs.

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We're asking you to send in a picture of your dog to put a smile on readers' faces as the virus crisis continues.

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Don't worry - we will be asking for your cat pictures very soon.

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Click on the link here to submit your dog pictures.