DEPARTMENTS [Sport] The Joy of Joring All-season dog-powered fun. By Peter Bronski [Nutrition Perspectives]In Conversation with Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim. [Assistance Dogs] Insider Training In-home assistance-dog training programs offer valuable option. By Beth Finke [Organizations That Matter] A Stellar Breed Nonprofit groups step up for the Houston city animal shelter. By Bliss Foster [Behavior] Both Ends of the Leash From free-living dogs to homebodies—what’s been lost, what’s been gained. By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD [DIY]Crafts Folding feeding stand, crocheted dog bed, felted wool balls, leash bags. [Health] A Leg to Stand On Pioneering surgical technique offers new hope for dogs and people. By Martha Schindler Connors [Working Dogs]Crime Fighters Pit Bulls have the right stuff for bomb- and drug-detection work. By Allie Johnson [Artful Books] Traer Scott’s Street Dogs & Mary Lundington’s The Nature of Dogs [Masterwork] Emanuel de Witte’s Interior of the Old Church in Delft [Nifty Products] Deck the hall, the dogs and yourself. [Science] Notes on Research Dog vs. Bird By Mark Derr [Training] Accentuate the Positive Research validates positive reinforcement By Pat Miller [Vet Advice]Do Try This at Home Common canine ailment responds to home care and familiar remedies. By Robert J. Silver, DVM [Reviews]And Baby Makes Four; A Pack of Good Dog Books for Children; Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog; When Pigs Fly: Training Success with Impossible Dogs; Merle’s Door [Endpiece]The Winter Baby By Suzanne Strempek Shea
DOGPATCH Body Talk—Dogs’ special language.
Postal Pups—First-class fun.
Dog-Friendly Carmel—City’s calendar celebrates its canine citizens.
A Perk That Works—Dog parks make a difference in new housing developments. Progressive Thinking—Riding in cars with dogs is covered.
Dining Dogs—Cities make it legal.