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Issue 45: Nov/Dec 2007


[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


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.




From This Issue

News: Show & Tell

The Winter Baby By Susan Strempek Shea

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

Wellness: Health Care

Vet Advice: Treating Your Dog's Diarrhea Common canine ailment responds to home care and familiar remedies By Robert J. Silver

Good Dog: Studies & Research

The Dog Project: Researching Canine Behavioral Genetics An investigation into the genetics of canine anxiety, phobias and fears By Karen B. London
Understanding Dogs' Body Language Understanding dogs’ secret language By Sophie Collins

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training Research validates positive reinforcement By Pat Miller

Culture: Stories & Lit

A Healing Heart Lab with a wise old soul helps family navigate loss. By Emily Alexander Strong
Howl: The Cattle May be Lowing But two hounds get it said By Jeff Steinbrink
Studying the Dog A friendly pack is scaling ivory towers on campuses worldwide By D. L. Pughe

Culture: Reviews

And Baby Makes Four TFH Publications, 95 pp., 2007; $9.95 By Marti Hohmann
Merle’s Door Harcourt, 398 pp., 2008; $15 By Claudia Kawczynska

Culture: DogPatch

Believe It or Not Ripley was crazy about dogs By Greg Daugherty

Dog's Life: DIY

Crocheted Dog Bed Use up your yarn scraps or color coordinate with your dog By Diane Swain
Doggie Leash Bag Carry your pickup bags in style By Janet Carlow
Felted Dog Ball Just the thing for a spirited game of fetch! By Kim Goodling
Folding Feeding Stand Elevate your dog! By Edward Muscolino

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Crime Fighters Law enforcement agencies find that Pit Bulls have the right stuff for bomb- and drug-detection work By Allie Johnson

Dog's Life: Travel

Mendocino with Dogs California’s coastal paradise By Emily Polsby