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Issue 71: Sep/Oct 2012


Our September issue, reflecting that special “back-to-school” time of year, focuses on dog studies. We survey the schools that are putting canine subjects into their syllabi, so students have a chance to really learn about dogs in a variety of new courses. Then, to one of the dog-world’s most debated and least understood subjects: dominance. Karen London thinks that a discussion of this issue can only benefit and expand our understanding of canines. Camille Ward gives us 12 ways to boost your dog IQ. Julie Hecht explains why appearances really do matter—for example, the mixed signals inadvertently sent by dogs with cropped ears and docked tails. We also talk with an author of a new book who explores both the underbelly and the shining lights of today’s humane movement. And we also talk with First Lady Michelle Obama about her very special “son-dog,” Bo, and find out just how much he means to her family. Read about recent research that points to just how much dogs can improve the health of children. We take a look at “breed selector” quizzes, John Woestendiek has taken most of them, and shares his opinion with us. We try out a new GPS device that measures up in keeping track of your dog, especially handy for backcountry exploring. For good eating ideas, we have a raw food primer; tips for mixing-and-matching ingredients for home cooking, plus a great recipe for kale frittata, healthy and delicious for you and your dog. Then another installment of the Chloe Chronicles, fall viewing trips, lots of poems, fab art and oh so much more—hope you enjoy.

Gone To The Dogs: Canine Studies In Colleges. By Pamela S. Hogle
Keep It Real: Managing Behavior Expectations Makes For A Better Relationship. By Camille Ward, PhD
Skin Deep: Looks Do Play A Role In Intraspecies Communication. By Julie Hecht, Msc
Dominance: Much Talk About It, But Do We Really Understand It? By Karen B. London, PhD

First Lady Michelle Obama: More On Her  “Son” Bo.

Eyes In The Sky: GPS Does The Tracking And Relieves The Worry. By Rebecca Wallick
Digital Dogs: Do Online Quizzes Help Find True Love?  By John Woestendiek
Call To Action: Q&A With Kim Kavin, Author Of Little Boy Blue, With An Excerpt From 
Her Book.
Southern Pup Finds A New Home And Author Finds Her Cause. By Claudia Kawczynska

That’s Amore! Swept Away By An Italian Charmer. By Mary McCarthy

Chloe Chronicles VII: Rejection Blues Trying For Second Dog, But Found “Wanting.” By Lee Harrington

Howl: Someone’s Been To The Vet By Jeff Steinbrink

Endpiece: Carriage Trade By Todd Stansfield




More From The Bark

More in 2012:
Issue 72: Nov/Dec 2012
Issue 70: Jun/Jul/Aug 2012
Issue 69: Mar/Apr/May 2012
Dogs Are Definitely Welcome
Meet Finnegan
Issue 68: Jan/Feb 2012

From This Issue

Wellness: Health Care

Second Opinion: Magic Act A Vet’s Perspective By Nick Trout

Wellness: Recipes

Kale Frittatas Dog-Sized Baked Frittatas By Kathryne Taylor
Quick Mix-and-Match Meals Kitchen DIY By Deva K. Khalsa

Wellness: Healthy Living

Dogs Can Make Children Healthier What would we do without dogs By Claudia Kawczynska

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

Raw Food Primer Raw feeding isn’t just for experts anymore [Expanded] By Elizabeth Kennedy

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Boost Your Dog IQ Managing expectations about your dog’s behavior makes for a good relationship By Camille Ward
Skin Deep Looks aren’t everything, but they do play a role in communication By Julie Hecht

Good Dog: Studies & Research

Education: Gone to the Dogs Canines claim their territory on college campuses By Pamela S. Hogle
The "D" Word: Dominance We talk about dominance, but do we really understand it? By Karen B. London

Culture: DogPatch

Interview Michelle Obama First Lady Michelle Obama talks with us about two of her favorite subjects—healthy children and a happy dog. By Claudia Kawczynska
Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans’? Young Scientist in Action By The Bark
Call to Action Q&A with Kim Kavin, author of Little Boy Blue By Claudia Kawczynska

Culture: Reviews

Book Review: Homer Greenwillow Books/Harper Collins By Annik La Farge
Book Review: Little Boy Blue & What’s a Dog For? Two new books dig into important dog-world issues, but only one stands out By Claudia Kawczynska

Culture: Stories & Lit

Somebody’s Been to the Vet By Jeff Steinbrink
Carriage Trade By Todd Stansfield
Digital Dogs Can a quiz help you find true love? By John Woestendiek
That's Amore! Swept away by an Italian charmer By Mary McCarthy

Dog's Life: Travel

Fall Viewing with Dogs Leaf-Peeping with Pups By Lisa Wogan

Dog's Life: Humane

La Dolce Vita Raising Money for Rescue By The Bark
Doggie-Dependence Debate Are people crazy to admit they need their dogs? By Kelly Oliver
Embark: Saved by a Wristband Sri Lankan Humane Effort With Style.
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Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Eyes in the Sky Dog-specific GPS takes the worry out of exploring By Rebecca Wallick
Setting the Table Healthy Eating By Rick Woodford