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Issue 42: May/Jun 2007


[Ask the Behaviorist] Day Care Difficulties What to do when your dog’s being bullied. By Karen B. London, Ph.D.
[Crafts] A New Leash on Life With a little attention, an old leash can bloom. By Trina Moore
[Design Matters] The Life of the Party Pup-safe party ideas. By Julia Szabo
[Outdoors] Take a Walk on the Wild Side Hike Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, New York. By Tammy L. McCarley
[Dog Law] Ask the Expert Animal Control hearings defined By Geordie Duckler, JD, PhD
[Adoption] Off the Clock Just because they’re retired doesn’t mean they aren’t busy. Jen A. Miller
[Activities] It’s All in the Nose Tracking showcases your dog’s most scentsational talent. By Julia Kamysz Lane
Plus, first time’s the charm for SAR rookie Gandalf.
[Service Dogs] Double Duty At Working Dogs at Adelante, both trainers and trainees acquire new skills. By Lisa Wogan
[Masterwork] Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod Evening
[Care] Mutual Aid Understanding your vet’s role and your own is key to a successful partnership. By Richard Lerner, DVM
[Reviews] The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine, The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff, Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe, The Best Dog in the World by Donna Long


Name That Toy—Teach your dog a trick.
Baubles & Bangles—Online jewelry museum.
Sharon Montrose’s Mutts—New book celebrates the all-American breed.
One for the Road—Bach flower remedies aid peaceful travel.
Oakland A’s Dan Haren & Bernie—Baseball goes to the dogs.
Southern Comfort—Shelby Farms Park, the biggest official off-leash?
Stable conversion benefits Kentucky shelter.
Meet Mayor Junior, a politician everyone loves.
Under the Doggywood Tree at Pigeon Forge.
Show & Tell—Send us your faves and we’ll share them.
Who’s Your Momma?—Canine Heritage Breed Test tells (almost) all.
On the Table in San Francisco—An incentive to rent to those with pets.
New Products—Things for cool pups and their people.
Smiling Dogs—Our latest family album.




From This Issue

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

Ann Martin on Pet Food Safety and the Menu Foods Recall Industry gadfly continues the quest for safe pet food By Claudia Kawczynska
Donald R. Strombeck Talks Dog Nutrition and Pet Food Recalls Talks to Bark about vet education, nutrition and the Menu Foods recall By Claudia Kawczynska
A Vet's Point of View on the Pet Food Recall (2007) A Guest Editorial By Patty Khuly
Choosing the Best Food for Your Dog Providing good food is our responsibility By Claudia Kawczynska

Good Dog: Studies & Research

Do Animals Have Emotions? Of course they do By Marc Bekoff

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

Scent Tracking with Your Dog Tracking showcases your dog’s most scentsational talent By Julia Kamysz Lane

Culture: Stories & Lit

Chasing Duque Spirit Dog Leads to Hope in Costa Rica. By Ken Foster

Culture: DogPatch

Merrill + Me Merrill Markoe shares a few funny bones, and then some. By Alison Pace

Culture: Reviews

The New Yorkers Sarah Crichton Books, 304 pp., 2007; $24 By Andrea Walker
The Emotional Lives of Animals New World Library, 248 pp., 2007; $23.95 By Mark Derr

Dog's Life: DIY

DIY Dog Leashes With a little attention, an old leash can bloom By Trina Moore

Dog's Life: Humane

Dog Law: Animal Control Hearings The inside scoop By Geordie Duckler

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Under the Doggywood Tree At Tennessee’s Dollywood, there’s something for everyone, even the family dog By Rachel Bonilla
All Rise for Mayor Junior In Rabbit Hash, Ky., the top dog is …well … a dog By Arin Greenwood
Down on the Farm At Memphis’s Shelby Farms, it’s all about size By Gregg Elliott
And Puppy Makes Three The pet industry toddles into the nursery, and vice versa By Andrew Adam Newman

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Dogs in the Courtroom A comforting canine presence provides victims with a safe harbor By Rebecca Wallick