DEPARTMENTS [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.