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TALKING DOGS ★
All the latest chat and news,
plus your chance to win
a dog-friendly break.

12


WALKING
THE DOG ★
Make sure it’s a pleasure and not
a chore. Jackie Drakeford advises.

16


BREEDS AROUND
THE WORLD
We’re off to southern Europe
to discover some more
fascinating breeds.

20


GIVE YOUR
DOG AN MOT
Time for a health check
— protect your pet from
dental and gum disease.

23


FREEBIES ★
We’ve got £1,250-worth of great
giveaways up for grabs — see
what you could win.

25


LETTERS
Your news — and views
— on anything and everything
dog-related.

28


HOT ON
THE SCENT ★
Discovering an exciting and fun
new activity, mantrailing — you
and your dog will love it!

32


OUT OF THE
ORDINARY
Vicky Payne refl ects on the
amazing versatility of our
veterinary practices.

34


BELT UP! ★
Going places? Make sure you and
your dog are safe in the car.

38


A DOG OWNER’S
A – Z
From the Good Citizen Dog
Scheme to games and
holistic therapies.

41


THE DOG LOVER’S
GUIDE TO THE
NEW FOREST ★
This beautiful and ancient corner

of Britain is one of the most
popular for dog walks.

47


NATURAL
BALANCE
Broadcaster Anna Webb reveals
the benefi ts of a holistic lifestyle
for her and her pets.

48


MY PROBLEM
PUPPY! ★
In this fi rst of a new series,
trainer Steve Mann advises on
toilet training.

52


A TOUCH
TOO MUCH
The story behind a new
campaign encouraging
people to ‘Ask to Pet’.

54


A LITTLE
SPRINKLING
OF MAGIC ★
How dogs are helping to
tackle loneliness and isolation
in older people.

58


MY SWEET ROSE
The achievements of this little
Whippet are an inspiration.

60


PAVLOV’S GIFT
How the physiologist changed
the way we think about our dogs.

63


CONCERN OVER
DOG WALKERS’
GUIDANCE
Access adviser Stephen Jenkinson
keeps you up-to-date with the
latest developments.

64


DOG ANSWERS
Your questions on all things dog
— health, training, behaviour,
and general care — answered by
our team of experts.

70


THE GALLERY
Check out these images of our
readers’ dogs — is your pet
among them?

74


THE LAST WORD
Celebrity fl orist Nikki Tibbles on
her mission to help dogs around
the world.

WHO’S WHO
AT YOUR DOG
Your Dog Magazine, Warners Group
Publications, The Maltings,
West Street, Bourne,
Lincolnshire PE10 9PH.
Email editorial: editorial@yourdog.co.uk;
email advertising: ads@yourdog.co.uk

EDITORIAL
Editor: Sarah Wright
01778 395066
Designer: Chris Smith
Web editor: Lara Cracknell

PRODUCTION
Production manager: Nigel Fish
Colour repro: Graham Warren

ADVERTISING
Commercial manager:
Andrea Walters
Call 01778 395064
Account manager: Kay Cotterill

PUBLISHER
Warners Group Publications plc
Publisher: James Buzzel

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Cover pic: Cavapoo by Mark Taylor, Warren Photographic Ltd.

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