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Issue 70: Jun/Jul/Aug 2012
15th Anniversary Special Issue
Jun/Jul/Aug 2012 - The Bark - The Daily Show - Special Issue

We’re easing our way into another summer season, tuning up for vacation flings, scoping out dog-friendly resorts and venues, and hoping to find time to settle back and simply enjoy a few peaceful moments with our dogs. 

As our cover proclaims, we have an exclusive, behind the scenes feature on the dogs of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Ever wonder why they always seem to win the Emmy? We found the answer to that! Talk about a good time being had by all … not only does this have to be one of the most imaginative, intriguing and invigorating spots in which to work, its über-dog-friendly environment catapults The Daily Show into the stratosphere of the country’s most appealing workplaces. To honor that, we’re bestowing our first-ever “The Bark’s Best Place to Work Award” on The Daily Show.

Elsewhere in this issue, we share practical advice from our experts. Karen London gives us the scoop on the alleged differences between big and small dogs from a behavioral perspective; Pat Miller tells us how to tame door-darters; and attorney Rebecca Wallick provides a primer on pet insurance: Is it the best option? What should you look for when choosing a provider? What are the alternatives?

Then we take on one of dogs’ most profoundly embarrassing behaviors. Who doesn’t know a dog who tries to mount another dog, or his bed or toys or Uncle Louie’s leg? Julie Hecht helps us figure out what’s behind all those “good vibrations.” We go from R-rated to squeaky clean in a Q&A with a grooming pro, who gives us tips on the best way to brush and bathe our co-pilots, as well as the best tools (you can toss the one brush you’re likely to have but probably never use), methods and general advice on how to have “flawless fur.”

Being our summer issue, the big focus is “Outside.” We introduce you to stand-up paddleboarding, a water activity that’s likely to have your dogs hopping aboard for the ride. We learn the ins and outs of backpacking with dogs and hear about a fisherdog too. Check out the easy jerky recipes plus a fun whittling project—one of the first DIYs ever!

That’s it for now. Let’s hope that the summery months give you time to chill, kick back and relax with your pup at your side.

Features

The Dogs of The Daily Show: Behind the scenes exclusive. By Claudia Kawczynska
Humping: Just why do dogs do it? By Julie Hecht
Risk Management: Should you buy pet insurance? By Rebecca Wallick
Into the Wild: Backpacking with your dog. By Ceiridwen Terrill
Big Splash: Photographs By Seth Casteel
Big Dogs, Small Dogs: Does size affect behavior? By Karen B. London, PhD
Chloe Chronicles VI: Getting the dog you need. By Lee Harrington
Waking Up from My Dream Dog. By Laurel Saville
Endpiece: Fisherdog. By Lily Raff McCaulou

It’s a Dog’s Life
Destinations Dog-Friendly Oregon Coast. By Katherina Audley
Second Opinion: Joint Decisions. By Nick Trout, DVM
Training Door Darters: Tips on dealing with dashing dogs. By Pat Miller
Recipes: Chicken Jerky & Sweet Potato Chews
Nail Trimming Tips. By Nancy Kay, DVM
Great Ideas: Dallas Shelter Photo Studio
Grooming Ideas on a well-groomed dog. Q&A with Robyn Michaels
Activity: Paddleboarding with Dogs on board. By Jayme Moye
Crafts: Whittling pocket-sized dogs. By Cameron Woo
Author Nook Talking with Lily Raff McCaulou. By Claudia Kawczynska
International: Postcard from The Dominican Republic. By Ann Marie Gardner
Book Reviews: Summer Reads; The Canine Kingdom of Scent; Empire of Dogs; One Dog and His Boy

Dogpatch:
The Joys of Silence
Mayan Collars; Animal Bond Museum; Co-Pilot Kayak
Hose Warning; Edith Wharton’s 150th; Skateboard
Sleepovers; Spectacles Gives Back
Smiling Dogs
Kit’s Corner: Cool Designs
Me & My Dog: Readers’ Pix

 

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From This Issue

Magazine: 2012

Dogs Are Definitely Welcome Editor’s Letter By Claudia Kawczynska

Wellness: Healthy Living

Trimming Nails To trim or not to trim — that is the question By Nancy Kay
Looking Good: Tips for a well-groomed dog We talk to groomer extraordinaire Robyn Michaels By Susan Tasaki
Should you buy pet insurance? Risk Management By Rebecca Wallick

Wellness: Health Care

Joint Relief Second Opinion By Nick Trout

Wellness: Recipes

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Door Darting How to deal with dashing dogs By Pat Miller
Big dogs, Small dogs Does size affect behavior? By Karen B. London
H*MPING Why do they do it? By Julie Hecht

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

SUP with Dogs Dog on Board By Jayme Moye
Backpacking with Dogs Into the Wild By Ceiridwen Terrill

Dog Culture: Stories & Lit

Fisherdog By Lily Raff McCaulou
The Chloe Chronicles Part VI Getting the Dog You Need By Lee Harrington
Waking up from my Dream Dog Sometimes, what you get is better than what you wished for By Laurel Saville

Dog Culture: Reviews

Book Review: The Canine Kingdom of Scent Dogwise Publishing By Sandra Mannion

Dog Culture: DogPatch

Q&A with Lily Raff McCaulou Author of The Call of the Mild By Claudia Kawczynska

Dog Culture: The Daily Show

The Dogs of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Take this job and love it By Claudia Kawczynska
Meet the Dogs of The Daily Show By Claudia Kawczynska

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Shopping: Well-Designed Dog Products Scouting out the wild world of pet products By Kathleen St. John

Dog's Life: Travel

Dog-Friendly Travel Along Oregon Coast Have Dog, Will Travel By Katherina Audley

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