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Issue 60: Jun/Jul/Aug 2010


In this, our summer issue, we go outdoors, seeking the discoveries, joys and unexpected encounters that await us and our intrepid co-pilots during these warm months. We start with our Editors’ Outward Hound picks and tips—did you know that you can train your dog to find naturally shed deer antlers? These make great “organic” chews. Or did you know that many ski resorts allow dogs and their well-behaved owners to use their gondolas in the off season, ride high up, and have a breathtaking walk down? We cover the latest sport that every dog can do—using simple props and their most highly-tuned sense—K9 Nose Work. And from a pro in the field, see what it takes for a woman and her pup to earn SAR certifications in Scent of the Missing. Have you noticed how many “wild” types of meat are showing up in pet food these days? We look at the back story on this trend. Barbara Smuts, PhD and Camille Ward, PhD pose the question: Does Your Dog Need a BFF? Find out what these researchers have learned. One of our fav dog books is now an animated film, we talk with the artists behind My Dog Tulip, Paul and Sandra Fierlinger. As always, there is so much more—learn plants to avoid, tips on biking with a pup copilot, why “tug” is definitely in and what it means to be a good breeder. Great reads, fab art and dogs aplenty—pick up a copy of Bark today!

Nose Work: Honing dog’s scenting abilities through fun and games. By Sandra Mannion
My Dog Tulip: The Film Animating a book classic with filmmakers, Paul and Sandra Fierlinger  Q&A with Edward Guthmann
Exotic Meats: Out of the wild and unto the pet shop shelf By Martha Schindler Connors
Does Your Dog Need a BFF?: Researchers confirm that they do. By Barbara Smuts, PhD and Camille Ward, PhD
The Stepping-Off Place: Fiction-contest finalist’s idealized island retreat. By Don Katnik
Scent of the Missing: an excerpt exploring partnerships between handlers and SAR dogs. By Susannah Charleson
Summer Art Eric Fischl, Timothy Horn, Fairfield Porter and Mark Ulriksen

[The Simple Life] Camping By Jenna Woginrich
[Second Opinion] Three-Legged Dogs By Nick Trout, DVM
[Talking Training] Generation Gap By Victoria Stilwell
[Outdoors] What Was That My Dog Just Rolled In? By Diane Gibbons
[Behavior] Both Ends of the Leash: Well Bred By Patricia McConnell, PhD
[Assistance] Courthouse Dogs Go South to Chile By Ellen O’Neill-Stephens
[Health] Rash Action: common plant causes allergic reaction By Eleanor K. Sommer
[Activity] Putting the Pup into Biking By Finley Fagan
[Howl] Top Secret By Jim McDevitt
[Training] Myths of Canine-Human Play: Wrestling is out, tug is in. By Karen London, PhD
[Vet Advice] Frustrating Foxtails By Nancy Kay, DVM
[Endpiece] Devotion By David Weiskircher
[Poem] Purna Flying By Ann Goethe
[Book Reviews] Love is the Best Medicine, I Thought You Were Dead, Every Dog Has a Gift, Not Fit for a Dog!, Puppy Primer, Scent of the Missing




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Magazine: Web Exclusives

Web Exclusives: Jun/Jul/Aug 2010 Expand your horizons here. By The Bark

Wellness: Healthy Living

Toxic Chemical Found in Dog Beds and Toys Triclosan Alert By Susan McGrath
Rash Action Vet school team solves the mystery of Max’s skin problem By Eleanor K. Sommer

Wellness: Health Care

Three-Legged Dogs Do Adapt Second Opinion By Nick Trout

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

Meat How alternative protein is going wild By Martha Schindler Connors

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

K9 Nose Work The latest training activity develops your dog’s natural scenting abilities through fun and games By Sandra Mannion
How to Take Your Dog on a Bicycle Ride Putting the Pup into Biking By Finley Fagan
K9 Nose Work [VIDEO] Honing dog's scenting abilities through fun and games. By The Bark

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Three Myths about Playing with Your Dog Okay to play tug? By Karen B. London
Does Your Dog Need a BFF? By Barbara Smuts, Camille Ward
Solving the Generation Gap Talking Training Stilwell By Victoria Stilwell

Good Dog: Studies & Research

Culture: Reviews

Scent of the Missing: Love & Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $26 By Karen B. London
I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story Algonquin Books; $23.95 By Lisa Wogan
Love Is the Best Medicine Broadway Books, $23.99 By Kay Elliott

Culture: Stories & Lit

Top Secret A Tale of Dogs, Flatulence and Giardia By Jim McDevitt
Devotion By David Weiskircher

Culture: DogPatch

My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley’s classic is adapted brilliantly to the screen By Edward Guthmann
Kit's Corner: Fair Traders Check out our "Fair Traders" Edition of Kit's Corner! By The Bark
Kit's Corner: Summer Treats Summer edition of Kit's Corner! By The Bark

Dog's Life: Travel

Outward Hound Bark editors share their summer picks. By The Bark
Dog-Friendly Farm Stays Unleashing our inner farm dog. By The Bark

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Putting the Pup into Biking Gear for you and your dog. By Finley Fagan

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Courthouse Dogs Go South Chile adopts groundbreaking victim-support program By Ellen O'Neill-Stephens