Issue 54: May/Jun 2009

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

DOGPATCH
Editor’s Essentials—Walking gear.
Global Good—Poochie-Bells extends a hand.
Cook ‘Em Treats—Kits make it simple to treat them right.
Handy Helpers—Spin a tick, treat a sting, do the Heimlich.
Cover Dog—Meet sweet Charlotte, our Southern belle.
Tail Chasers—Is it habit or is it health?
A Man and His Dog—The legendary Jean-Paul Belmondo’s canine co-star.
Smiling Dogs—A new crop of pleased-as-punch pups.
Family Dog—The mythic Derby.
Show & Tell—Canine capers.

PLUS
Web Extras—Good stuff we couldn’t quite fit into our June 2009 issue.
 

From This Issue

• Dog and Driver: Car Chart - How to find the perfect car for your perfect pup
• Dog & Driver - How to find the perfect car for your perfect pup
• A Blind Runner and His Amazing Guide Dog - Guide dog helps his partner navigate the course
• Treat Kits - Kits make it simple to treat them right.
• Pet Safety Tips for Dog Emergencies - Bee stings, choking, ticks—it’s a cruel world out there. Be prepared!
• Save Money with Homemade Dog Food - Home cooking helps you feed ’em well for less.
• Eight New Dog Training Trends - What’s new with the dog pros
• Choosing Safe Dog Toys - Choose toys with more than fun in mind
• Dog Helps Save Sea Turtles - A Texas Terrier helps a species threatened with extinction
• Humane Education—Teaching Kindness - How children learn to become animal advocates
• Belmondo’s New Film - Legendary Jean-Paul Belmondo bonds with his canine co-star
• Pixar’s Up - The new animated film is brimming with dogs
• Team Building - Take one anxious dog, add a talented agility trainer, and good things can happen
• Lily Tomlin Talks - The legendary comedian stands up for animals
• Saving Money on Your Veterinary Bills - Stretch those vet dollars
• Puppy Mill Bust - A report from the inside
• Web Extras: May/Jun 2009 - Good stuff we couldn’t quite fit into our June 2009 issue.
• Editor’s Essentials - Dog-Walking Gear
• Meet Charlotte - Cover Dog: May/Jun 2009
• Humane Education—Teaching Kindness - Resources for parents & teachers