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Issue 39: Nov/Dec 2006


[Dog Nation] Dog Park Showdown New York group works to fend off challenges to off-leash use in city parks. By Chuck Bennett
[Research News] Get Studied Participants needed for clinical study looking at the effects of thyroid on behavior.
[Health] Keeping Your Dog Safe New entries in the dog-toxic hit parade. By Sophia Yin, DVM
[By the Numbers] 8 Reasons to adopt an older dog rather than a puppy. By Karen B. London, PhD
[Abroad] Tokyo—A visit to two of the city’s most fashionable doggy spots. By Arin Greenwood
[Behavior] Both Ends of the Leash—A Glass Half-Full All emotions may not be equal, but they are equally powerful. By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Internet] Cyber Spree Online boutique-hopping nets a treasure trove. By Lee Harrington
[Endpiece] Our greetings to you—art by Jessie Hartland

Wish List Special—Grab Bag of Gift Ideas: Cool cards, Books for the whole family, Put a good face on it, Cheery stuffers, Gold Bone Winner!
Secrets of the Ba Ba Sisterhood: Crafts projects with heart. By Jeanette Hurt
Saving Lives: Communities rally in support of pet oxygen masks.
Signs of the Season: Bringing pet food to those in need.
Make a Decoupage Toy Box: Trina Moore shows us how.
Whole Food, Whole Fun: Recipes for gingerbones and breakfast treats.
Smiling Dogs: Our newest family album! Is your dog among our favorites?




From This Issue

Wellness: Recipes

Dog Food Recipes: Ginger Bone Treats Whole Grains, Whole Fun By Jennifer Cermak

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Clicker-Mad Karen Pryor took tools and insights refined with dolphins and applied them to dogs, and training has never been the same… thank goodness! By Amy Sutherland
Choosing the Right Dog Trainer Do your homework! By Jolanta Benal

Culture: Reviews

The Cave of the Yellow Dog The Bark editors' pick for must-see film paints an intimate story on a wide canvas. By Edward Guthmann

Culture: DogPatch

Petfinder.com Founder Betsy Saul Making lifelong love of animals an international success By Laura Bergerol
Puggo: Based on a True Pug A real-life, couch-sleeping counterpart By Alysia Gray Painter

Dog's Life: Travel

Vienna’s Chocolate, Pastries and Mannerly Dogs Mozart’s music inspires a visit to Vienna, but the city’s dogs are its real charmers. By Carole Moore

Dog's Life: DIY

Great Toy Round-Up Make a toy box for your dog's treasures By Penelope Cake

Dog's Life: Humane

Treading Water More than one year after hurricane Katrina devastated much of the Gulf Coast, humane organizations, shelters and resident dog-lovers struggle to survive. By Julia Kamysz Lane
Rolling Dog Ranch A haven for special-needs animals By Rebecca Wallick

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Pet Oxygen Masks Community outreach effort saves lives of family pets By Rachel Bonilla