We’ve assembled a trove of exclusive conversations and thought provoking articles in Bark’s upcoming Spring issue … we go behind the scenes with Andy Gent, the head puppet/model maker for the new and not-to-be-missed Wes Anderson animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Christie Green offers a master class on how to use Tai Chi to help navigate canine behavior challenges. Behavior columnist Karen London looks at the science behind canine sleep, while veterinarian Karen Fine provides a prescription for mourning the loss of a beloved dog. Karen Atlas details how PT/rehab gave a Golden a fighting chance at mobility.
Konnie LeMay profiles the Retrievers, a resourceful volunteer group that takes on the challenge of finding lost dogs in her home state of Minnesota. The award-winning investigative reporter Tom Junod examines the state of the American dog, the Pit Bull, and tries to untangle the reasons so many are killed every day in our shelters.
Also notable: The Bark editor-in-chief Claudia Kawczynska was thrilled to interview the authors of two exemplary literary works—Sigrid Nunez’s novel, The Friend, a work quite unlike anything before it about grief and renewal; and Stephen Kuusisto’s Have Dog, Will Travel, a memoir about his first guide dog and how she changed this blind poet’s life.
Isle of Dogs: Behind the scenes with head puppet-maker of Wes Anderson’s newest film.
Year of the Dog: A celebration of dog-centric Asian art.
The Lost & Their Finders: The art and heart of tracking canine runaways. By Konnie LeMay
The State of the American Dog: The most ubiquitous dog in the U.S. is now the Pit Bull. Which makes it curious that we as a culture kill so many of them. By Tom Junod
Interview & Excerpt: Stephen Kuusisto, Have Dog, Will Travel. A memoir of learning to navigate life with a guide dog.
Interview & Excerpt: Sigrid Nunez, The Friend. A novel exploring friendship, grief and the depths of canine companionship. By Claudia Kawczynska
Endpiece: Learning to Walk an Old Dog. Taking it slow and easy brings well-earned delight. By Sara Greenslit, DVM, CVA
IT’S A DOG’S LIFE
WELLNESS: How physical therapy gave a Golden a fighting chance at mobility. By Karen Atlas, PT, MPT, CCRT
HUMANE TRAVEL: Free to Be. Nepal’s dogs are deeply rooted in its culture. By Amber van Leuken
Flash Fiction/In Their Voices: Let’s Go for a Walk. By Stephanie Vance
ESSAY: A Prescription for Grief A veterinarian provides wise counsel for a most difficult time. By Karen Fine, DVM
BEHAVIOR: Canine Sleep. Where love and science meet. By Karen B. London, PhD
TRAINING: The Dog-Training Revolution Will online resources replace your local obedience class? By Julia Lane
INSIGHTS: Tai chi offers a method for positioning yourself around dogs. By Christie Green
Sketchbook: Music inspired Year of the Dog drawings. By Michael Gillette
The Friend; Have Dog, Will Travel; Wisdom of Wolves
Guest Editorial: The Brodie Fund. By Jen Sotolongo
Smiling Dogs: Readers’ Favorite and Always Irresistible
Super Seeds: Nutritional powerhouses; recipe for seeded dog biscuits.
Ask the Trainer: Rewarding Recall
Spring Safety Tips
How I Found My Dog: Maja Kazazic and Rosie
Dog Events/Travel in the Pacific Northwest
Dog-Walking Etiquette By Angela Brittain & Andrea Servadio