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Issue 41: Mar/Apr 2007


[Home] How to Choose a Pet Sitter Asking the right questions improves the odds. By Eileen Mitchell
[Training] By the Numbers: 8 Tips for Vet-Visit Bliss By Karen B. London, Phd
[Design Matters] The first in a new column focusing on canine design. By Julia Szabo
[Nutrition] We Are What We Eat Don’t wait until your dog’s sick to look at what you’re putting in her bowl. By Susan Blake Davis, CCN
[Behavior] Both Ends of the Leash Let’s hear it for the family dog By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Health] Dealing with Diabetes An all-too-common malady demystified. By Shauna S. Roberts, PhD
[Organizations That Matter] CHAMPS Helping to rid the world of landmines, with the help of heroic dogs and children who care. By Rachel Bonilla
[Dog Nation] What Makes SODA Pop? This just might be the best dog park in the country.By Lisa Wogan
[Reviews] Dog Years by Mark Doty, Why Does My Dog Act That Way? by Stanley Coren, A Three Dog Life: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas, A Trifecta of Training DVDs: My Smart Puppy by Brian Kilcommons; New Puppy! Now What? by Victoria Schade; Crying for Control by Deborah Jones and Judy Keller
[Poem] Lie or Lay By Toni Mirosevich

Shhh… It’s a Surprise! Birthday tribute to Patrick McDonnell’s Earl.
Show & Tell—Send us your favorites.
Wurstminster—On-line art expo.
You’ve Got Art Mail—Take a tour of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Dogs at the Met—Small book, great work.
Year of the Dog—Can dog-love turn into an obsession?
Do & Don’t Do This at Home—Thumbs up for charity knitting, thumbs down for faux topknots.
Toastmaster—Brewing up dog-friendly legislation in Seattle.
After Thomas—A stirring new film from BBC America looks at the enriching relationship between a child with autism and a dog.
Smiling Dogs—Our newest family album.
New Products—Something for every cool pup.
Wooden Dogs—Artist carves three charmers.
Poetry Slam—A good reason to step up to the microphone.
K9 Down—Professionals learn what to do when minutes count.





From This Issue

Wellness: Health Care

Preventing and Treating Canine Diabetes An all-too-common malady demystified By Shauna S. Roberts

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

River Run Paddling white water with a dog at the helm. By Peter Bronski

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

8 Tips for Vet-Visit Bliss Play by the Numbers By Karen B. London
Translating Puppy Talk Understanding the things dogs “say” By Nicholas Dodman, Lawrence Lindner

Culture: Stories & Lit

The Pug Who Came to Dinner Perky, pesky and utterly unflappable, a new neighbor makes himself at home By Gail MacMillan
The Happy Couple From a new novel with a dog-rich storyline By Cathleen Schine
Why I Write About Dogs By Susan Conant
Rex in the City XXIV: Board Approved A little herbal help for Rex’s party nerves By Lee Harrington

Culture: DogPatch

In Praise of Mutts Photographer Amanda Jones captures the all-American dog By Claudia Kawczynska
Dogs for the Ages Bracketology: The Final Four of Everything charts out the top dog of all time! By Cameron Woo, Claudia Kawczynska

Culture: Reviews

A Three Dog Life: A Memoir Harcourt, 192 pp., 2007; $13 By Lee Harrington
Dog Years HarperCollins, 207 pp., 2007; $13.95 By Andrea Walker

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Guest Editorial: Dogs Redeem Us Prison pup programs do more than produce well-trained service dogs By Annika Deasy