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Issue 76: Winter 2013
A Winter Wonderland
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Our Winter/Holiday issue is sure to delight dog lovers. We have an exclusive, “at-home” feature on William Wegman and his remarkable dogs. Our photo-journalist, Kimberly Wang, was invited to spend time with the Wegman clan at their Maine retreat and came away with a wonderfully intimate story and engaging photos of her visit. (How does that man get his dogs to hold those poses?) Lee Harrington is back with one of her best takes ever on life with Chloe who is spending a lot more time in one of her many beds. In our continuing “Lost & Found” series, we have an essay by Katherine Goldberg, DVM, about how it feels when a dog is missing—a traumatic low in the life of a dog lover that’s almost, but not quite, worth the reunion high. Yvonne Zipter describes the way a fostered Greyhound turned a corner and found peace in her new life. Julie Hecht asks six “great minds” for their thoughts on dogs; their answers and insights are truly fascinating. Karen London shows us how to keep our dogs healthy, happy and fit. Vet Shea Cox offers her “Fifty Shades of Brown” to answer one of the most the popular dog-related search questions on the web (you can guess what it is); we learn what the colors mean and which deserve more scrutiny. We meet the very clever Girl Scout who struck gold with both an award and an inventive way for dogs to assist autistic children. Then we look at reasons for the growing concern about genetically modified (GMO) food; is there a case for the impacts GM crops might have on the health of our dogs? We find out how important SAR dogs are in avalanche/skiing country, and share our suggestions for great winter wonderland spots to visit (safely) with your pup. Be sure to read our newest dog park profile, whip up a simple turkey recipe and DIY textiles. We also have fabulous gift suggestions, and incredible holiday giveaways—including elegant and comfy dog beds. Be sure to see our very special gift subscription offers, buy two and get the third for only $1! As always, we have something for everyone, so hope you enjoy.

FEATURES
Wegman’s World: Behind the scenes with the artist, his family and the dogs. Photography/text by Kimberly M. Wang

Happy Holidays: A case for personalizing greetings. By Meghan Daum

Baby Love: A surprise acceptance for a new arrival. By Hinda Mandell

A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends Photography by Garry Gross, text by Steve Duno

Fifty Shades of Brown: The Scoop on Poop
What colors mean and which deserve more scrutiny. By Shea Cox, DVM

Bringing Up Blondie: A Greyhound finds her perfect match. By Yvonne Zipter

Chloe Chronicles: Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
Reflecting on her dog’s slower pace. By Lee Harrington

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

Finding Sydney: A former street dog tests her person’s resolve. By Katherine Goldberg, DVM

It’s a Dog’s Life

Travel: Choice Spots for Winter Escapes. By JoAnna Lou

Recipe: Fast, easy and nutritious turkey feast. By Christine Filardi

Petcare: When Your Dog Can’t Go with You. By James Dziezynski

Second Opinion: Ensuring Quality Health Care. By Nick Trout, DVM

Assistance: Jumping for Joy, a program for children with special needs. By Kathie Meier

Behavior: Run for Your (Quality of) Life Strategies for keeping your dog healthy, happy and fit. By Karen B. London, PhD

Food Safety: GMO: Are genetically modified crops safe? By Sheila Pell

Working Dogs: Avalanche SAR Canines Making slopes safer for everyone. By Jayme Moye

Reviews:
Decoding Your Dog by the ACVB; The Hidden Life of Wolves by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, The Business of Dog Walking by Veronica Boutelle; Dog Encyclopedia.

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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

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Issue 74: Summer 2013
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