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Web Exclusives: Sept/Oct 2009
Expand your horizons here.

Welcome to our web exclusives. This is where you’ll find new and topical articles, instructions, links for taking action, multi-media bonuses and expanded versions of material in the print magazine. Enjoy!
Exclusives and Extras

  • Dog-o-Lanterns How to sculpt a special Halloween pumpkin By Terri Hardin
  • Guinness the Smiling Dog Letter to the editor By Ann McLean
  • Goose Buster Who you gonna call when geese overrun your golf course? By Susan Sarver
  • Walk It Off Grab a leash and get moving! By Dawn A. Marcus, MD
  • Rescue, Doubled How the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation saves lives By Lisa Wade McCormick
  • Sew It Up It’s the perfect time to really dress up the pup. Download instructions on how to make your own flower costume.
  • Guardians of Being MUTTS’ Patrick McDonnell on his new book, Guardians of Being
  • Pedigree Dogs Exposed - BBC [Video]
  • Waggers - Find out where Spanish entertainer Charo got her "cuchi, cuchi" tagline. [Podcast]


  • Dressed up Dogs Winners of the 2008 Bark halloween costume contest
  • 2009 Halloween Costume Contest Enter a photo of your dog and be featured on our website.


August 17th 2009
Smiling Dogs

Send us your smiling dog! We LOVE them and we WANT yours! When you e-mail your photo, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line and as the title of the photo. We pick 40 favorites to appear in each issue of our magazine (published six times a year). All the others will be posted online weekly. Look for yours to appear soon!

August 10th 2009
Smiling Dogs!

Need more smiling dogs?

August 3rd 2009
Many more smilers

Visit our smiling dogs page to see more!

July 27th 2009
Smiling Dogs

More contests! More smilers!

July 20th 2009
A new group of Smiling Dogs

See more smiling dogs. Visit our contest page and enter to win!

July 13th 2009
More Smiling Dogs

More smiling dogs on our Smiling Dog page or visit more contests on our Contest page.

July 6th 2009

Want to see more smiling dogs? or enter more contests?

Web Extras & Exclusives: July/Aug 2009
Good stuff we couldn't quite fit into our July 2009 issue.

You know how when you order a milkshake at an old-fashioned ice cream parlor the really good soda jerks always manage to make a little too much, which they let you have to replenish your drink. That’s how we see Web Extras. This is where you’ll find stuff—expanded versions of articles, instructions and links for taking action, and sometimes multi-media bonuses—we couldn’t quite fit in the magazine but that we hope will add to your enjoyment of the current issue.

  • Summer Tune-Up Five tips for leaping into the season on all fours. By Lisa Wogan
  • Dog Camp 101 Or, What I Learned by Starting My Own Dog Camp By Rebecca Wallick
  • Choosing A Daycare or Kennel Eight questions to ask before leaving your precious pup with strangers. By Bark Editors
  • Shep Watch vintage 1940s video of Shep at the Fort Benton Train Station
  • The Value of Screening Tests Who benefits from bundling? By Richard Lerner, DVM, MPH
  • Tips on Local Fun Readers share tips on local favorites By Bark Editors



Culture: Reviews
Summer Reading List

4 Classics
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be
By Farley Mowat
A boy-and-his-dog-and-owl story that will charm the whole family.

Man Meets Dog
By Konrad Lorenz
This slim, witty and intelligent volume by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist is a must-read. It was the first to delve into the canine mind and also launched the debate about the extent to which the behavior of dogs is affected by their wolf ancestors.

My Dog Tulip
By J.R. Ackerley
This unforgettable memoir of a much-loved dog has no equal—be sure to read the edition with the insightful introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

By Paul Auster
Mr. Bones, “a mutt of no particular worth or distinction,” narrates this unforgettable and poignant tale.

5 New Reads
8 State Hurricane Kate
By Jenny Pavlovic
Powerful account of a cattle dog rescued from a rooftop, and the woman who wouldn’t give up on her.

Bonding with Your Dog
By Victoria Schade
There’s love and there’s the bond—Schade tells you how to have both.

Don’t Dump the Dog
By Randy Grim
Stray Rescue founder shares stories and solutions.

Heroic Measures
By Jill Ciment
In this novel, an elderly couple’s small, gray world is brightened by a dog.

Made for Each Other
By Meg Olmert
A compelling look at the reasons for our innate attraction to animals and the intense relationships we’ve built with them.

Coming Soon
Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz
The latest intel on canine cognition—science made accessible and entertaining.