24 | Take the Weight-Loss Challenge*
It can be hard to resist spoiling your dog with treats, but your dog's resulting extra pounds are more of a punishment than a reward. We've got expert advice to help you slim down your pudgy pooch. More >>
30 | A Day in the Life: Animal Control Officer*
Ever wondered what's it's like to work as an animal control officer? Most people either love the idea of helping animals or hate the idea of seeing animal neglect and abuse. Misha Goodman has been doing the job for 26 years, and she's seen it all. More >>
34 | Make It Count
You know your dog needs attention, but with a full day of work, errands to run, and kids to pick up and drop off, your time can be limited. Learn how to make the most of that precious dog time. More >>
38 | Best In Show
Co-founder of Dogs in Review magazine, author Bo Bengtson has been breeding dogs since 1959. His new book, Best in Show: The World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows, published in December by Kennel Club Books, a division of BowTie Inc., delves into the history and mystery of dog exhibition, a topic of expertise for this longtime dog enthusiast. Read an excerpt of his book here. More >>
40 | Extreme Shelter Makeover*
Stereotypical animal shelters are the stuff of legend, with their wire cages, overcrowded runs, and hordes of sad-eyed animals. But changes are sweeping through the world of animal welfare, and some facilities' multi-million-dollar renovations are erasing the old shelter reputation. More >>
62 | Boundless Spirit
This big dog has a heart to match. The enthusiastic Bernese Mountain Dog has brains, brawn, and a never-ending supply of love. More >>
66 | Up and at 'em
The Toy Fox Terrier has evolved from a dedicated vermin hunter into a loyal family pet. Tiny yet feisty, this energetic dog has spunk to spare. More >>
68 | The Westie Way
This Scottish breed has international appeal, but don't be fooled by the West Highland White Terrier's ultra-cute exterior: He's no lap dog. More >>
*BONUS! | DogChannel Exclusives
Find more about these topics in DogChannel exclusives — articles, tools, and references that will build your dog-owner skills. More >>
4 | Coming
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8 | Readers
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10 | Newshound
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16 | Canine Traveler
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18 | Clean Dog Clean House
Advice from DOG FANCY's new grooming expert, plus great tips.
20 | Natural Dog
Chinese massage techniques, and more.
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22 | Best Behavior
Your behavior questions answered, and training help.
44 | Checkup
Ask the Vet, plus other health news.
50 | Puppy-Senior
Start off right with socialization.
52 | Haute Dog
Luxury and lifestyle trends for the pampered pooch.