Inside this issue we show you how you can make 2019 the best year ever! See the results of the Your Dog Product Awards, find out if you could cope in a canine crisis, and read the stories behind the beautiful dogs featured in the Kennel Club's new breed rescue calendar. Plus, we're celebrating the special bond between owners and their older pets, find out how to maintain your contact with canines even when your find yourself dogless.
Canine Behaviour Officer Kate Ellam says: Dogs can bark for a number of reasons. When it occurs in response to children, it can often be because they are worried or overexcited and wanting to play.
It's been suggested that pets are overweight when their body weight is 10 to 19 per cent above what it should be, although any increase above a normal body weight can be detrimental.
The Bullmastiff has developed into a useful working dog in a variety of organisations due to the manner in which they will calmly subdue and hold their target rather than attacking viciously.