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Issue 62: Nov/Dec 2010
From DIY for the family to inspiring tales, Bark at its best awaits you.
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The season for giving, reflection, thanks and celebration is upon us, and you’ll find these themes reflected in many of the pieces selected for this issue. In “Gratitude,” the author muses on dog-inspired wonderment, while in “Guiding Miss Ellie,” lessons are learned in the course of raising a guide dog puppy; in the endpiece, a dog’s happiness is placed above his family’s preference. We go outdoors to the ski slopes with the canine heroes of winter, those intrepid rescue dogs who leap into action during avalanche season. Our cover dog, Riley, is also a hardworking wonder dog—assisting in rehabilitating exotic wildlife, tending to a young family and doing therapy work “on the side.” In the realm of science, Jane Brackman explains recent research into the genetic connections between physical traits and behavior, while Martha Connors investigates wolf-dog hybrids. And if you’re thinking about a new career and have an itch to train dogs for a living, we have the inside scoop on how to get started. If you are one of the millions who enjoyed last holiday’s YouTube sensation showing a group of amazingly well-trained dogs busy with holiday decorating, we have the trainer behind that as an exclusive interview!

We have DIY fun for the whole family! Make one-of-a-kind gifts from papier-maché or pebbles! Or whip up treats from holiday leftovers. Plus don’t miss our newest charming book, Photobooth Dogs—ideal for holiday gift giving!

FEATURES
Powder Hounds: Avalanche rescue dogs take to the slopes. By Alf Alderson
Gratitude: A meditation on a late-night dog walk. By John Zeaman
Form, Function & Behavior: Researchers map genetic relationships between physical traits in purebred dogs. By Jane Brackman, PhD
Small Change: Bark’s fiction contest finalist. By Katerina Lorenzatos Makris

The Visit: My dog tried to pee on Baby Jesus. By Tammy Tanner
Guiding Miss Ellie: Learning to let go of a guide dog in training. By Ellen Kaye Talk to Me About My Dog: How to score points with a dog parent. By Mat Zucker Endpiece:
Winter Dog: How could I deprive Kiki of snow? By Rob McKenzie
Poetry: Percy. By Mary Oliver

DEPARTMENTS
[Q&A] with Sara Paretsky. By Susan Tasaki
[Living with Dogs] Living with the Four, Two and One-Legged. By Katherine S. O’Donnell
[Training] The YouTube Sensation: A trainer behind Hungary’s viral dog videos explains their “mirror” methods. By Lisa Wogan
[Second Opinion] An Ounce of Prevention. By Nick Trout, DVM
[Talking Training] Scent Marking at Home. By Victoria Stilwell
[Careers] How to Become a Dog Trainer. By Kay Elliott
[Behavior] If your dog could talk, what would she talk about? By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD [Nature] The Wolf in the Living Room: Should wolfdogs be pets? By Martha Schindler Connors
[Training] Nine Ways to a Better Relationship with Your Dog. By Karen London, PhD
[Book Reviews] The Lost Dogs, Orphans of Katrina, Brain Games for Dogs, Last Dog on the Hill, Man in the Woods, A Pack of Dogs

DogPatch
Cover Dog Riley
Holiday: Paper Dogs
Holiday: Rock Dogs; Poetry
Holiday: Papier-Maché Dogs From Left to Loved; Stocking Stuffers
Editor’s Lit Picks (expanded web version)
Smiling Dogs
Show+Tell; Family Dog
Kit’s Corner
Cleaning Confidential by Tom McNulty; The Giving Effect; Toys
Camel Milk; Fur-Ever Home; Wine

PLUS Web Exclusives!

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Submitted by sue Anderson | February 21 2011 |

how do I find the project itself re the paper mache dogs made by paul boddum? Not just pics of the dogs that people made.

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | February 22 2011 |

Here's the link: http://thebark.com/content/papier-mâché-dogs

Submitted by Anonymous | March 5 2011 |

I'm wondering the same thing. Does anyone know where to find the step by step directions for making these? If so, can you provide a link?

The pictures alone do not help us to know how to do it. I want to see how its done.

Thanks.

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | March 6 2011 |

You will find directions here: http://thebark.com/content/papier-mâché-dogs

Submitted by TIFFANY | June 9 2011 |

I have going back in my Bark magazines and I am trying to find the company that makes the wine bottle labels with your dogs name etc, not sure if it included the wine, but don't think so. can anyone tell me who that is? Thanks!

Submitted by Anonymous | October 12 2011 |

Hi in this issue there was an ad that you could get your dog(s) pictures imposed into a x-mas card looking out the window. Does anyone know the website for this? Thanks.

Submitted by Anonymous | April 30 2012 |

Ok

Submitted by Anonymous | March 5 2013 |

There was a "test" in this issue labeled "Which Newborn pup is which?" I wanted to frame it to put in our veterinary clinic waiting room but I have lost the answers that where on page 98. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by Claudia Kawczynska | March 6 2013 |

I hope this helps, but you can email me at claudia@thebark.com and I'll send you a pdf of the answers.
Answers:
A-2 Chihuahua
B-5 Mastiff
C-3 Great Dane
D-4 Labrador Retriever
E-7 Swiss Shepherd
F-6 Shih Tzu
G-8 Weimaraner
H-1 Boxer

Submitted by Anonymous | March 6 2013 |

thank you!

From This Issue

Magazine: Web Exclusives

Magazine: 2010

Cover Dog: Riley Nov/Dec 2010 By Lisa Wogan

Wellness: Recipes

Dog Food Recipes: Low-Cost Homemade Treats Making dog treats from leftovers By Rayanne Chamberlain

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

Wellness: Health Care

Should a Dog Get a Gastropexy to Prevent Bloat? A Vet's Perspective By Nick Trout

Good Dog: Studies & Research

Trait Relationships and Genetics in Dogs Mapping the genetic relationships between physical traits in purebred dogs By Jane Brackman

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Talking Training: Scent Marking at Home You have questions, she has answers By Victoria Stilwell
How to Become a Dog Trainer Following your passion into a profession By Kay Elliott

Dog Culture: Stories & Lit

Small Change Size matters — or does it? By Katerina Lorenzatos Makris
Seven Dogs By Andrea Cohen
My Dog Tried to Pee on Baby Jesus The Visit By Tammy Tanner

Dog Culture: DogPatch

5 Things Your Shelter Needs Giving Effect By Lisa Wogan
The Mirror Method One of the trainers behind Hungary’s viral dog videos, explains how they did it By Lisa Wogan
Q&A with Sara Paretsky The mystery writer talks fictional and real-life rescue dogs.

Dog's Life: DIY

Papier-Mâché Dogs A fun project for the whole family. By Paul Boddum
Craft a Pebble Dog! Lovable companions crafted from pebbles and paper.

Dog Culture: Reviews

Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou St. Martin’s Press; $24.99 By Kay Elliott

Dog's Life: Humane

Do Wolfdogs Make Good Pets? By Martha Schindler Connors

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Learning to let go of a guide dog in training Guiding Miss Ellie By Ellen Kaye
Avalanche Rescue Dogs Powder Hounds By Alf Alderson

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Dog Mud Room Know-How Mud management — watch those paws! By Tom McNulty
Caring for Your Pets in Hard Times Even in hard times, pets and people provide for one another By Katherine S. O’Donnell