27 | Let’s Play! Motivate your dog to learn with creative fun and games
Make the most of your time with Max by using playtime to bond, exercise, build communication skills, and create alternative training methods.
30 | What’s hot in the toy box: High-tech, high-end toys redefine playtime
From interactive treat-dispensing toys, to popular and designer brand licensing, the pet toy market is booming with innovative products that go far beyond tennis balls and squeakies.
32 | Beyond the bite: More than discomfort, fleas and other bugs can cause serious illnesses
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can act as transmitters for a host of diseases — some can even be fatal. Read about the causes, symptoms, and treatments, as well as key prevention tactics.
36 | Top dog: Bull Terrier Wins Westminster
Did you miss it? Read an overview of the 130th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the event’s big winners.
38 | Standing up for dogs: Show Dogs of the Year Awards honor pet industry professionals
This year’s award recipients demonstrated exceptional dedication to their profession by aiding in disaster relief efforts.
40 | Plott: On the right track
Bred exclusively to hunt, the Plott hound is seldom kept as a family pet. However, with proper exercise, he can be a loyal and affectionate addition to the family.
42 | Belgian Malinois: Working overtime
This intense and focused dog lives to work, and does best with an active owner who commits to training and isn’t afraid to be the boss.
46 | Italian Greyhound: Delicate devotion
Lickers, lovers, and pursuers of warmth, Italian Greyhounds have a well-deserved reputation for sticking – quite literally – to their owners’ sides.
8 | BarkBack >> letters to the editor and photos from our readers.
10 | Newshound >> pet related news briefs.
14 | Puppy Life >> It’s a date! Help socialize your puppy by hosting regular play dates with other dogs.
16 | Natural Dog >> The calming touch. Chiropractic healing technique allows disturbed Dachshund to release anxiety.
20 | Canine Traveler >> The great escape. Leave behind the daily grind and soak up the sun in Santa Barbara, Calif.
22 | Best Behavior >> Peace and quiet. Recognize the triggers to control problem barking.
24 | Clean Dog Clean House >> Every little bit counts. You don’t have to groom your dog all at once.
52 | Checkup >> Healthy travels. Add a canine checkup to your pre-vacation to-do list.
54 | Help & Advice >> Ask DOG FANCY and Ask the Vet
59 | Haute Dog >> Luxury Unleashed: Rockin' Canine Couture