Behind several successful canine businesses lies an inspirational dog, as Sue Corfield discovers.
Every dog is special to his owner, but some companies owe their success to their canine companions. Whether it’s a problem dog who inspired a unique solution, or deceased friends who ignited a spark of opportunity, the founders of these pet companies are indebted to their doggy inspiration.
There's just under two weeks left to enter our 'Best dog expressions' competition, dog lovers!
We've had loads more fantastic entries, and they've all made us laugh - so thank you.
Here's a few of this week's favourites...
If your dog barks excessively, our experts are here to help. Kelly Felstead investigates this common problem.
Barking can be a major problem for dog owners; as well as being frustrating and noisy, it can also make you unpopular with the neighbours.
So what can the owners of persistent barkers do?
Making holiday plans can be a tricky process for dog owners, particularly when it comes down to finding someone to look after your pet while you're away.
Those who enjoy the company of their pet on holiday, meanwhile, may be unsure of how to go about making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.