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Issue 55: July/Aug 2009


[Working Dogs] Waterwork—Conservation dogs on the trail of whale scat. By Amy Sutherland
[Products] On the Go—New products for summertime fun.
[Networking] Good Company—21st-century technology provides options. By Peter Bronski
[Profile] Neko Case—Singing sensation puts her voice where her heart is. By Steve McLean
[Behavior] Handy Paws—What’s in your dog’s toolbox? By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Wellness] Veterinary Specialists—When, why and how to find one. By Martha Schindler Connors
[Training] Leash Work—Training dogs to walk in tandem. By Karen B. London, PhD
[Vet Advice] Knee Surgery—To walk the “TightRope” or TPLO it: That is the question. By Patty Khuly, VMD
[Reviews] Chill Out Fido!; New Tricks; The Unscratchables; Saved; Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook; One Nation Under Dog
[Endpiece] Q-Tip and Rosie—Poem by Betsy Franco, Art by Michael Wertz

Skunked!—Why skunk spray smells so bad (and how to get rid of it).
On the Road Again—Hiway Dog signs identify good places for the co-pilot.
Is Your Dog Camp-Ready?—Five things all dogs should know.
Smiling Dogs—Miles of smilers.
DIY—Build a green gazebo.
Kibble—Bite-size news & views.
Reading List—Classics, new & a preview.
Show & Tell—Amazing dogs turn up in unexpected places.
Family Dog—Dad’s boy Poochie.

Web Extras & Exclusives—Tasty bits we couldn’t fit in the magazine and special pieces only found online.




From This Issue

Magazine: Web Exclusives

Web Extras & Exclusives: July/Aug 2009 Good stuff we couldn't quite fit into our July 2009 issue. By The Bark

Magazine: 2009

News: Contests

So You Think You Can Write … Fiction? If so, enter Bark's first talent/writing contest.

Wellness: Healthy Living

Pet Food Politics: Know Where Your Dog's Food Comes From Interview with Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim on the state of canine nutrition By Christie Keith
Skunk Spray and Dogs The chemistry of skunk spray By Dennis O. Clegg

Wellness: Health Care

How to Find a Veterinary Specialist for Your Dog When, why and how to find one By Martha Schindler Connors

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Building the Dog-Human Bond It’s never too late to reinforce this critical foundation By Victoria Schade

Culture: Readers Write

Smiling Cayman Teacher's pet By Linda Ridgway

Culture: Reviews

Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook Woof and Word Press (Dist. by Dogwise), 346 pp., 2008; $49.95 By Karen B. London
Summer Reading List By The Bark
Chill Out Fido! How to Calm Your Dog Dogwise Publishing, 200 pp., 2009; $15.95 By Kay Elliott
Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform Da Capo Press, 212 pp., 2008; $25.95 By Tom Cushing

Culture: DogPatch

Every Adoption is a Miracle Why comedian Carol Leifer loves shelter dogs By Eileen Mitchell
Neko Case’s Pet Causes Singing sensation puts her voice where her heart is By Steve McLean
Talking Dog with Geraldine Brooks A Q&A with one of our favorite writers By Claudia Kawczynska

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Is Your Dog Camp-Ready? A dog-camp pro tells us what to look for By Rebecca Wallick
Happy Trails Safety first in the great outdoors. By Melanie Monteiro
Social Networking for Dogs Online or on the ground, 21st-century technology provides options By Peter Bronski

Dog's Life: Travel

Tracking Down Dog Fun In Illinois & Indiana By Julia Kamysz Lane
Super-Dog-Friendly Pacific Northwest Washington & Oregon adventures By Val Mallinson
Dog-Friendly Dude Ranches Go west, and take your dog along. By Rebecca Wallick
See California with Your Dog Golden State Getaways By Maria Goodavage
Cool New England Hot Spots for Dogs Massachusetts & Connecticut By Andi Marie Cantele
Volunteer Vacations See the world, lend a hand By Twig Mowatt

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Dogs Sniff Out Whale Scat Scientists enlist detection dogs in their quest to learn more about whales By Amy Sutherland