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Blog: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-31-14
Smiling Dogs
Belikin
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Belikin, Jess, Mutton, Rena and Ruby.
Dog Culture: DogPatch
On View: Paul Howard Manship
Paul Howard Manship Art
For a 30-year period beginning just after World War I, Paul Howard Manship (1885–1966) was lauded as one of America’s premier sculptors. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., Manship looked to the classical past for both inspiration and subject matter while exploring the modernistic stylings of what would become Art Deco. Manship’s sculpture entitled Indian Hunter and His Dog reflects his signature...
Wellness: Healthy Living
Nail Trimming Tips
Gather up a high quality pair of trimmers and some styptic powder, such as Kwik-Stop or other product, to stop bleeding if you nick the quick. You may want to sit on the floor with your dog in your lap, or have someone hold your dog on a table. Hold your dog’s paw firmly and push on the pads to extend the nail. Locate where the quick ends. With clear or light nails, it is easy to see the pink...
Dog's Life: DIY
Felt Dogs
Make your own mini pack of pups
Making your own minipack of pups just got easier. In Felt Dogs, a new book by master needle-felter Mitsuki Hoshi, clear step-by-step instructions are provided, with charming photos to entice you to try your hand at this latest DIY craze. The book is due out in April from Laurence King Publishing and is available on Amazon. 
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-24-14
Smiling Dogs
Byron
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Byron, Coco, Lucky, Maggie, and Tiger.
Dog Culture: DogPatch
Textile Sculptures
British crafter Donya Coward’s beaded, lacey creations.
Wall-mounted head: top, Greyhound;
Ten years ago, Donya Coward was a recent graduate of the knitwear fashion design program at Nottingham Trent University (UK). On a lark, she made some brooches from odd scraps she had lying around. Next came a children’s story illustrated with fabric faces. But her craft and career path really soared when she started to make full-blown animal sculptures that she refers to as “textile taxidermy.”...
Good Dog: Behavior & Training
Training Dog Trainers
Do you love dogs and ready for a change in your life? Are you interested in that encore career that you’ve long dreamt of—one where you combine your interest in dogs with learning and teaching? More and more people are turning to online education to broaden their knowledge and learn new skills. Dog training is among the professions embracing online education, and none does so better than Karen...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-17-14
Smiling Dogs
Bennie
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Bennie, Jess and Jordan, Reese and Heidi, Rincon and Chloe, and Tucker.
Blog: Guest Posts
App Review: Dog Decoder
Jill Breitner is a dog trainer with a mission: to make us aware of how dogs communicate by showing us how to “read” them. She developed her Dog Decoder app to do just that. A helpful and handy primer on canine body language, it demonstrates the ways dogs let us know they’re scared, excited, cautious, willing and so forth. As Breitner explains, “If we understood what dogs try so hard to tell us,...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-10-14
Smiling Dogs
Agadore
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Agadore, Bellin, Boo, Jessie and Yara.

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