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The New Barker Volume 11/Issue 34 The Art of Dog.TM


FEATURES 30 Close Encounters. A group of dogs from Ontario, originally scheduled to be euthanized, find peace in Florida through a program called Dogs Playing for Life.


36 What Shelter Dogs Have Taught Us. There is much to learn from a shelter dog. All we have to do is pay attention.


Thor 30 78


Puck’s Great Adventure. 73


38 Have A Little Faith. The best day of Geoff Bodine’s NASCAR racing career is the day he didn’t die on the track. He still had something important left to do: helping homeless dogs find their forever homes.


42 What Does It Take To Be A Puppy Raiser? Southeastern Guide Dogs is looking for puppy raisers. It’s not as difficult as one might think.


46 Take A Chance On Me. A Fernandina Beach organization is training dogs and successfully pairing them with children who have autism.


PHOTOGRAPH BY HEATHER SCHULMAN


6 Editor Unleashed 8 Contributors 10-12 Calendar 16 Letters to the Editor 18-19 Reality Sound Bites Product Reviews: 20-21 Collars+Bowls 22-28 The Dog Homefront. A review of some high tech gadgets for you and your dogs. Plus some soft tech for the home. 52-54 Books, Movies, & More. 55 Cover Artist Profile: Hope Lane


58 Dog Training lPoor Little Rich Dog by Jon Katz. lWorking With An Aggressive Dog. An important seminar, coming to St. Pete. 62 Here’s To Dog Health. lGolden Retriever Lifetime Study Update. by Dr. Elizabeth Baird. lWhen An Old Dog Stops Learning New Tricks. by Dr. Timothy Hodge 78-84 Dog Socials 85 Dog Dining 92 Life From A Dog’s Perspective.


68 Get Dog Going:


Traveling With Our Dogs. lWherever You Are, Be All There. An Anna Maria Island staycation becomes memorable.


lPuck’s Great Asheville, North Carolina Adventure.


lDutch Dog Days. A Florida animal advocate visits the Netherlands and studies why they don’t have a stray dog problem.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR, the year of the dog.


www.TheNewBarker.com THE NEW BARKER 1


49 The Faith of Dogs. Father Andrew Heyes believes in the word of Dogs, so much so, they have always had their own column in the church newsletter.


67 My Wish For You. A thoughtful gift from Coleen Ellis, co-founder of The Pet Loss Center.


PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY BATISTA


PHOTOGRAPH BY ANNA COOKE


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