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Issue 76: Winter 2013


Guest Editorial: Crissy Field Dog Use in Peril
The Giving Season: Tips & ideas for a safe holiday
Top Chef’s Rescue Wins, Kid Vet App, TV’s Lucky Dog
DIY: Making your own fabric is just an inkjet away.
At the Dog Park: Howard & Erna Soldan Dog Park, Lansing, Mich.
Bark’s Best Places to Work Contest Winners
Family Dog: The Skippy Portraits by Linda Griggs
Smiling Dogs: Always irresistible
The 12 Beds of Christmas: Enter to Win!
Holiday Gift Guide



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Submitted by Rachel Drummond | November 21 2013 |

So much to love in this issue, especially since my furry companion is a Weim! The "Great Thinkers" article was very good; nice variety of viewpoints, especially those on the importance of engaging a dog's mind. The thinking about dogs and their behaviors has come so far since I had my first dog, and that's a very good thing!

Submitted by Anonymous | March 18 2014 |

Your Winter 2013 issue came at a time when I needed it the most. A few months ago, I went to the doctor and learned that I was no longer pregnant. When I returned home, in my mailbox was the latest issue of Bark; it was perfect timing. It was a nice read to get me through the day and to keep my mind off things.

Two articles in particular were of interest to me. The first was “Baby Love” by Hinda Mandell; her dog reminded me a lot of our dog. While pregnant, I worried about how she would be with a baby, and the article made me realize that if we do have kids, I don’t have to worry so much. The other was “Happy Holidays” by Meghan Daum. Every year, we receive lots of holiday cards featuring children; this year, we decided to join the photo-card craze and created one featuring our dog. Your magazine, along with walking the dog and attending doggie events, kept my spirits lifted during a difficult time. While you couldn’t control when I received the magazine, I wanted you to know that it made someone very happy when she needed it most.

From This Issue

Wellness: Healthy Living

Winter Paw Tips Winter Paw Tips By Claudia Kawczynska

Wellness: Health Care

What makes a good vet? It’s about time. By Nick Trout

Wellness: Recipes

Thursday Thanksgiving Fast, easy and nutritious turkey feast. By Christine Filardi

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

GMO: Are genetically modified crops safe in your dog food? A vet speaks out on genetically modified pet food. By Sheila Pell

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

Snow Play When the snow flies, it’s time to dust off your skis or snowshoes, pack your dog’s cold-weather gear and make tracks for wintertime fun. By JoAnna Lou

Good Dog: Studies & Research

Great Thinkers on Dogs Six leading canine researchers talk about their work. By Julie Hecht

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Run for Your Quality of Your Dog's Life Strategies for both you and your dog. By Karen B. London

Dog Culture: Stories & Lit

Bringing Up Blondie A troubled Greyhound finds her perfect match. By Yvonne Zipter
Chloe Chronicles Part X Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie By Lee Harrington
Waiting for Sydney What We Do for Them. By Katherine Goldberg
Dog + Baby Love A surprise acceptance for a new arrival. By Hinda Mandell

Dog Culture: DogPatch

The Giving Season By Chloe Conrad
Happy Holidays A case for personalizing greetings. By Meghan Daum
Wegman's World Behind the scenes with the artist, his family and the dogs. By Kimberly Wang
William Wegman Exclusive: Photos from behind the scenes with the artist & the dogs who inspire him. By Kimberly Wang

Dog Culture: Reviews

Book Review: Decoding Your Dog Vet Experts Tell Us How By Claudia Kawczynska

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Howard & Erna Soldan Dog Park Dog Park Case Studies By Claudia Kawczynska
Crissy Field Dog Use in Peril Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Leash By Martha Walters

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Jumping for Joy A program for children with special needs. By Kathie Meier
Avalanche SAR Canines Making slopes safer for everyone. By Jayme Moye

Dog's Life: DIY

DIY: Personalized Fabrics Make your own textiles, wallpaper, gift wrap and more—digital printing is all the rage! By The Bark

Dog's Life: Travel

When Your Dog Can’t Go with You Care and boarding alternatives. By James Dziezynski