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Come on in—the reading’s fine. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find it in stories about a cross-country rescue, how one man instigated a puppy mill bust, how children learn kindness and how a Texas terrier is lending a nose to help endangered sea turtles. Looking for ways to save money? We have tips on stretching your vet dollars as well as recipes for tasty home-cooked meals. Bark behaviorists Patricia McConnell and Sophia Yin give us the inside scoop on the differences between male and female dogs and a lesson plan for sidewalk scavengers. Plus pup-friendly cars, Pablo, Pixar, Percy and much, much more.

FEATURES
Gender Gap—Do male and female dogs learn differently? By Patricia McConnell
Ranger Ridley—A Texas terrier helps a species threatened with extinction. By Andrew Guthrie
Teaching Kindness—Children learn to become animal advocates. By Rikke Jorgensen
Dog & Driver—How to find the perfect car for your perfect pup. By Maureen McDonald

ESSAYS & POETRY
A Rescue Trip—Holly and Kit come home. By Claudia Kawczynska
In Tribute—Chip. By Brian Stauffer
Team Building—An anxious dog learns to weave. By Robert Rodi
Two Percy Poems—By Mary Oliver
Love, Squared—By Laurie M. Knight

DEPARTMENTS
[Masterwork] Pablo Picasso—Language takes form. By Susan Greenberg Fisher
[Profile] Lily Tomlin—The legendary comedian stands up for animals. By Alysia Gray Painter
[Media] Pixar’s Up—The new animated film is brimming with dogs. By Barbara Robertson
[Training] Leave It!—A lesson plan for the sidewalk scavenger. By Sophia Yin, PhD, MS
[Assistance] Two for the Road—Guide dog helps his partner navigate the course. By Brad Crawford
[Classics] Antiquity’s Working Dogs—Terracotta and marble guardians. By Catherine Johns
[Safety] Playing It Safe—Choose toys with more than fun in mind. By Sheila Pell
[Humane] Busted—Confronting the realities of puppy mills. By Jan Rodak
[Recipes] Cheaper Eats—Home cooking can help you feed ‘em well for less. By Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD
[By the Numbers] Eight Training Trends—What’s new with the dog pros? By Karen B. London, PhD
[Vet Advice] More Bark for Your Buck—Stretch those vet dollars. By Nancy Kay, DVM
[Reviews] Dogs: History, Myth, Art; Heroic Measures; Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals; Do-It-Yourself Agility Equipment; Dog On It

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Dog and Driver: Car Chart How to find the perfect car for your perfect pup By Maureen McDonald
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Dog Helps Save Sea Turtles A Texas Terrier helps a species threatened with extinction By Andrew Guthrie

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Humane Education—Teaching Kindness How children learn to become animal advocates By Rikke Jorgensen
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