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Bark BARK Read an interview With the famous dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan Learn about the remarkable History dogs and police

Discover what’s really Inside the iDog


Contents Pg1. Autobiography Pg2. Editors note Pg3. The history of dogs and Police. Pg4. Scotia banks paws for a cause walk for the dogs Pg5. Dogs for sale Pg6. Advice column Pg7. The truth about iDogs Pg8. Book review Pg9. Interview with Cesar Millan Pg12. Short poem


Autobiography I was born on June 6th 1985 at St John’s hospital in Vancouver B.C. in my family, I have a sister, a brother, a Mother and a Father. I lived in UBC up until I was 10, when our family then moved to West Vancouver. I now live alone in a large house in West Vancouver with my two French bulldogs. With them, there is never an uneventful day. In my younger days, I had many interests including classical music, reading, art and of course animals. As I grew older, I lost time for working on any paintings because I had to focus on my school work and my future. As I graduated from high school, I was torn between two types of colleges: one based on art, the other on becoming a veterinarian. I decided I didn’t need to go to school to learn how to be artistic so I decided I would work my way up to become a top veterinarian. Even today, I still have my degree. I have worked in many animal hospitals and shelters for the past few years. It didn’t occur to me that I wanted to start a magazine until late September of 2010. Lots of my friends and teachers gave me the support and help I needed to get me where I am today.


Editors note Bark is defiantly a magazine for those certain people who adore dogs and enjoy reading about them. In this issue, you’ll find our police’s history with dogs, a wonderful book review and lots, lots more! If you are a cat lover, then this magazine is not for you. Even though there are probably millions of other dog magazines, this one is defiantly unique in its own way. Over the last few months, bark Magazine has been working past its Limit. A lot of effort has been Put into all of the articles and the Cover. We have made all the articles in this issue for your extreme happiness. If this is not the case and you are not enjoying it, please contact us and we will be happy to hear what we can do to make our readers happy. If you do enjoy it, please still contact us so we will have the pleasure of knowing we succeeded. There is nothing left to say other than thank you for reading and subscribing to the many issues of bark magazine and for being so supportive over the many hard working months leading up to the release of the issue you’ve been waiting so long to finally read.

Enjoy the issue,

Morgan van der Horst

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The History of Dogs and Police

Dogs were initially used for hunting, hauling, and guarding camps and settlements. At some point they began to be used for military uses and for social control, mostly to control slaves and to guard homes and lands. By the 5th century B.C., many different civilizations had started to pick up these strategies. Persians, Greeks, Assyrians and Babylonians used the advantage of dogs for war. The Romans used dogs both for war and for city control. After Rome fell, the use of dogs for safety uses was lost, until it was reused by Spain. The British arrived in Jamestown and by 1610 they also used them for hunting, security and lots more. In 1827, They used dogs for the criminal area. They used bloodHounds to track, and mastiffs to seize them. By the time of the American Revolution, the use of dogs for repression had been scaled down, although some, most notably Benjamin Franklin suggested that dogs should be used against the Indians. Ben Franklin's suggestion was not adopted until 1840. Meanwhile, bloodhounds were regularly used to recapture escaped slaves. During the Civil War, Confederate regiments used bloodhounds. The Nazis employed dogs in various places, mostly in the concentration camps. During Second World War every concentration camp had its dog unit. The dogs were trained to attack enemies. Dogs were also used in Vietnam

by American troops to clear Vietcong tunnels and caves and to sniff out land mines and booby-traps. At any given time there were 4,000 dogs employed in Vietnam for military purposes. All but 200 were left to the Vietcong, many of whom were tortured. In 1900, police started using police dogs for riot control. When a German shepherd dog attacks, it doesn't just intimidate. When it bites, the upper and lower incisors connect like scissors and the large canine teeth remove chunks of flesh. The wounds infect easily and the scars usually are permanent. Police and the Military also started using dogs to find drugs, explosives, tracking, etc. The Military Working Dog Program has come a long way since the Army tested the original nine dogs in 1942. We have used dogs for scouts, trackers, casualty dogs, and the list goes on. For an easy type of animal to perform in both security and law enforcement functions, dogs have been the answer. As of now there is no single piece of police equipment that can perform as many functions, or perform as reliably as a well-trained, detector dog team. ,


Paws for a Cause It was almost eight o’clock as I got out of my car and leashed my dog. I took a walk around the lush greens of Stanley Park until we arrived at the event. Even though it was raining cats and dogs over a thousand people had come to support the annual paws for a cause walk. There were different booths from around the city that varied from pet memorial services to pet groomers. At eight thirty the three and a half km walk started. I and my dog lined up in the front so we wouldn’t be left behind by the other walkers me and my puppy wanted to see the scenery of the beautiful lush, Stanley park waterfront. Suddenly my ears popped, as the loud sirens went off. We had started our walk. And for some reason other people, mostly joggers, were walking their dog and thought it was a race, but instead it was a paws for a cause walk for the BCSPCA, and they were running so fast they whizzed right past us. I and my puppy started to jog, but we knew it was a walk so we went slower than the others. Our noses nose twitched and sniffed as we started to smell all sorts of different aromas. We were smelling popcorn, pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, burgers, pop and so much more! We were both starving (and our stomachs agreed), so we stopped for a quick snack. We caught our breath and we munched on our delicious food. We then finally caught up to everyone else but by then I had a large cramp in my side, so I started walking at a more regular pace. After a while, we slowly started up to more of a jog. My dog and I were having the time of our lives, we couldn’t stop anymore we were floating along the dirt path.

It had been half an hour of running and both of us were more tired than ever. There was only one more kilometre and then the walk would come to an end. I decided to make the most of the time we had left so we slowed down to enjoy the scenery. The wind weeping through my hair and the excitement coming from my puppies’ barks! As we neared the finish line, my dog didn’t slow down. He began to run faster and faster! As we finally crossed it, I wasn’t sure if he couldn’t or because he didn’t want to, but my puppy didn’t stop as we rushed through it. If there weren’t still people around, he might have pulled me all around the course again. A very nice lady came and took my arms to stop me as her son went and grabbed my dogs leash before he had the chance to go off into the woods. My face pink with embarrassment, I thank her and her son and we grabbed a burger to go. Before we got into my car, My dog showed his affection by licking my face to death as I bent down to pick my purse up off the ground. I exepted his apology and gave him a little puppy treat as we drove home in our Bark mobile.


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Advice Column

Advice Column

Q: What is the best type of food for a dog?

Q: Can chocolate really kill dogs? A: Yes and no. This is a very risky question as you would have to test it on your dog to discover if it will get sick or not. Mostly small breeds will get sick as it is hard on the stomach and they may not digest it.

A: The best type of food for a dog varies from all different meats and vegetables. Organic foods are best for your dog’s digestion and health. Also, you will have a better chance of knowing what is in that brown, mushy stuff your dog calls “dinner”. As dogs are related to wolfs, meat brings out the wild in them. Q: What is the best breed for an active couple? A: Golden Retrievers love to be around people and out and about in the town. As this breed is kind, friendly and rambunctious, they need a lot of attention and exercise. Most Golden’s are breed for dog shows too! Q: How often should I walk my dog? A: Really, it depends on the breed. If you have a smaller but active dog, it could amount to at least six times a day, but if you have a larger and older dog, probably just a short walk after every meal will do him good. Try out a few different timetables and see what works for you and your furry friend. Q: Where is the best place to buy a dog? A: In my opinion, it is best not to buy a dog as in most pet stores, there’s a pretty good chance it will come from a puppy mill. If buying a dog is the way to go, then you should check out the place where it comes from. Do a little research on the breeder and check out the contract before you go any further. Q: Should I adopt a dog? A: A lot of people prefer adopting rather than buying because then there sure it will not come from a puppy mill. If you do adopt, your local SPCA will be the best option.

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Q: Should I brush my dog’s teeth? A: You can if it pleases you, but there is another option. Most people prefer just giving their dog’s dental bones instead of having to breathe in the smell of dog breath for five minutes. Dental bones actually work better than using a toothbrush.

Q: What is the best breed for a family? A: golden retrievers are defiantly one of them. They love kids and always want to be with family. Collies are great to as they almost never lose their temper. Q: If my dog misbehaves, should I go to a trainer? A: Instead of going to a trainer right away and paying hundreds for something that you could probably do for free, try to do it yourself first. There’s a lot of great websites on the internet that will have great training information. If that doesn’t work, then you may turn to a trainer.

Q: What is the best remedy for fleas? A: the best option is to visit the vet. They will give you a medicine to put into your dogs meals. You can also go to your local pet store and they will have many options there as well.


iDogs Introduction Have you ever really thought about what you’re really buying when you put your new found friend on the counter and give the cashier the money, or do you just walk out of the store with no thought? When you get home, open the package and start playing with the iDog, do you think about how or where it’s made, how lovely the texture is, the size or even how vibrant the colors and design is? I bet you haven't, but there's no need to get upset because this article is here to help!

What is an iDog? The iDog was first released in 2005 by Sega Toys and marketed by Hasbro in the United States. Even though the iDog was originally built and designed by Sega Toys, Hasbro designed the iDog amped, iDog dance and then, of course the iDog plush speaker. An iDog is almost the exact same as the iPod. The only

difference is the iDog has feelings, dances, does tricks and of course barks! There are many versions of the iDog: the original, the stylish iDog, the iDog amped, the iDog plush speaker, the iDog pup, the iDog Clip and then last came the iDog dance which was released in 2009.


A Closer Look

The iDog is a very elaborate piece of equipment. It has many sensors that help it to make listening to your music fun! The two head switches are handy and blends in nicely with the rest of the dog. The speaker is at the back so it can blast music without being covered. The tail switch is also for the volume! Move it up to blast it louder and twitch it down to listen to it quietly. The lights change to the mood: green is happy, red is mad, etc.


The Dog who wouldn’t be By: Farley Mowat Published in 1957

Farley Mowat is the author of many famous books including Owls in the family and The Snow Walker, but out of all the books he has written, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be is the most interesting and loved book in the history of Farley Mowat. He has won more than five awards and is known all around the world

Based in the year 1929, a boy tells the story of his late childhood with his dog Mutt from his eyes. If it wasn’t for Mutt, he might never have discovered how to have fun. Farley Mowat has created a family and a dog with creativity of mind and sense. His mother and father are alike. They don’t understand him. They don’t listen and they don’t pay attention. But Mutt is a different story. Mutt is just like Farley Mowat: full of an imaginative mind and lots of creativity.

It’s quite a surprise to the boy and his father when the boy’s mother goes out (against her husband’s wishes) to buy a dog. She then comes home with a basket of three beautiful ducklings and “One mutt of a dog”. As the dog is only a puppy, the cold hearted man turns soft when he announces the dog can stay. The family decided to name the dog Mutt. As Mutt grew older, and bathing him was harder, the boy’s father got to

Frustrated with his foolish acts, he then decided to bring Mutt hunting with him as a “Duck Dog”. After that, things just went even crazier. Befriending owls, fighting off other dogs by peddling in the air, wearing goggles in the car were just some of the crazy things the growing Mutt did. Read the book and you’ll discover the beginning of Mutt and the boy’s most exciting adventure of a life.


Cesar Millan Cesar Millan is one of the most famous dog trainers &whisperers in the world. He has received many awards and has helped many people with their dog problems. He has an uncontrollable love for dogs and he wants people to have the same love, as he always says “I don’t walk a dog, I lead a dog. And dog owners everywhere should do the same.” I have a great privilege by interviewing Cesar, and I wouldn’t want to miss it, so why don’t we get started. So Cesar, how are you? I’m really good, thanks for asking. Great, let’s get started. Why did you decide to become close with dogs? Because I have always felt close to them and that I could understand them. Can you teach old dogs new tricks? I do that all the time, any dog can be rehabilitated. They can be 10, 11, 12,13- as long as the mind is young. What is the biggest mistake we make with dogs? We humanized dogs! We hold conversations with them as if they were people. We told them it was okay to ruin our clothes and furniture. We use dogs for our own emotional feelings. A dog doesn’t know it lives in Beverly Hills or how much we spend on it. Animals need to work for food and water. The ones who get food and water just because they are cute, those are my clients. What about the idea as a dog as an accessory like a handbag or a pair of sunglasses? Accessories are human toys. They tell who you are, like a ring in your nose or a tattoo or paint on your face or wearing feathers in your hair because it makes you look better. There is nothing wrong with making a dog an accessory. We can’t


take that away. But we can take away the knowledge from the dog that he is a dog. Why are people in love with particular breeds? It’s what they are like on the outside, not on the inside. One person may get this cute, innocent dog, but really on the inside, if you try and pet it, you’ll lose a finger. So you’d get a pit bull, because...? Because it represents power and strength. That kind of love and behaviour I can handle. It sounds like you approach to correcting owner problems and training them to lead their dogs, not the other way around. If you don’t tell a dog what to do, it will tell you what to do. My clients are powerful, they have Harvard degrees, they run Fox Studios, Disney, they run the world, but they can’t control a dog! You don’t ask a dog if it would like to go for a walk, you put on the leash and go! A dog is first an animal, then a dog, then its breed, then its name. What about Presidents and their dogs? When you see a president coming out of Air Force One, you always see the dog in front. When you see the President going inside the Whitehouse, you see the dog going inside first. You can’t let a powerful breed take the lead. If you did that with a Pit Bull, there would be no Presidents to meet with. You have to have power, and be strict, but not in the kind of way that your dog is afraid of you. You work with Phobic dogs, like the Great Dane who wouldn’t walk on shiny floors, do you have any Phobias? My biggest Phobia is flying, but I do it!


How did your parents feel about your choice of profession? They wanted me to become a professional. A doctor, a lawyer, an architect. Did any of your siblings fulfill their wishes? My brother is studying to become an architect and I am helping pay for his education, or the dogs are. What are the lessons we learn from dogs? To live in the moment. Also, honesty, integrity and loyalty. Dogs will never stab you in the back or lie to you. So, who is the better behaved animal: humans or dogs? Oh, definitely dogs. Do dogs think or feel? They feel- they have many feelings and emotions. They don’t think, otherwise they would sue us. Does your approach work with other animals? It works on anything that is packed-oriented- goat, horses, and pigs. Do you understand cats? No. I don’t feel as connected to them as I do with dogs. Furthermore, I don’t understand them. Where do you want to take your message next? We send our culture around the world, and the way we treat dogs is happening in Japan, it’s a good thing I like sushi! After Japan, I can go to England.


Did you ever regret helping people with their dogs? At one point I did. For about two months, after I sent word about my new career, my parents didn’t talk to me. Either they were unhappy about my career choice or my father convinced my mother I was lying and was really working at some fast food place, but I never got the chance to ask what it was. I had felt like I lost my family, which at that point was my life. Thank you Cesar, I had a great experience and hope to see you sometime soon. And thank you for having me. I hope to see you again and talk to you some more.


Dog days I lie in the grass, Sun warming my belly, Sniffing the flowers, They smell like jelly!

I walk inside, She scratches my ear Then tickles my nose I fill up with cheer.

I walk to my bed Three times I circle I then lay down Dreaming of purple

I then wake up Walk outside A boy walking by A dog by his side

I lay in the grass Sun warming my belly I then fall asleep

Dreaming of jelly



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