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Issue 39: Nov/Dec 2006


Doggone Great Ideas for the Holidays: Bark editors combed the dog world for the best and most unique gift ideas—from custom bobbleheads (our Gold Bone Winner!) to “your pooch” wine labels, from gifts that give, to home cooked treats—we’ve assembled everything you’ll need for a memorable celebration. Matchmaker Tips: On choosing the best trainer for you and your dog—sit, stay and evaluate with this handy primer. Katrina Special Report Exclusive: in-depth coverage of the successes and challenges facing companion animals and the people and organizations who care for them throughout the Gulf Coast. Innovators: Profiles on the Karen Pryor, the maven of clicker training; and Petfinders.com founder Betsy Saul. A visit to the amazing Rolling Dog Ranch—a sanctuary for disabled animals in Big Sky country—get inspired! And our resident behaviorist Patricia McConnell explores the emotional ties that bind us to the animal world. Exclusive: An interview with the Oscar nominated filmmaker of the new film Cave of the Yellow Dog—what a dog’s life means on the steppes of Mongolia. Travel: Tokyo’s coolest dog stores, and looking for Mozart and discovering dog-friendly Vienna. Plus: The secret origin of Puggo, the one-eyed cartoon Pug; and Cyber shopping for Fido. Happy Howlidays!


Clicker-Mad Karen Pryor took her insights with dolphins and applied them to dogs … training has never been the same! By Amy Sutherland
The Cave of the Yellow Dog A new film by award-winning Mongolian director Byambasuren Davaa. By Edward Guthmann
Q&A: Byambasuren Davaa With Cameron Woo
Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary One thing leads to another—and to a haven for special-needs animals in Montana’s Big Sky country. By Rebecca Wallick
SOS for Pets Betsy Saul’s Petfinders.com makes lifelong love of animals an international success. By Laura Bergerol
Sit, Stay, Evaluate A primer on how to choose the right trainer or behaviorist. By Jolanta Benal

Treading Water
Update—One year after Katrina, humane organizations, shelters and dog lovers face ongoing challenges.
By Julia Kamysz Lane

Based on a True Pug Author’s dog gets “animated.” By Alysia Gray Painter
An Emotional Rescue Katrina pup brings a couple to a new social accord. By Beverly Breton Carroll
Of Chocolates, Pastries and Mannerly Dogs Mozart’s celebration inspires a visit to Vienna, but the city’s dogs provide lasting memories. By Carole Moore
Rex and the City: XXIII Rex finds his Inner Bird Dog. By Lee Harrington

Bill Charmatz Master of the illustrative understatement.
Best of Show in Houston Canine-inspired art though the ages.
The Honorable Dog Like their living counterparts, dog figures have a place in traditional Japanese culture. By Alan Scott Pate