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Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together
| Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck
A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese,...
Unleashed Fury: The political struggle for dog-friendly parks
| Contributor(s):: Julie Walsh, Alan M. Beck
The question of whether dogs should be allowed off the leash in public places has become a major political issue in cities and suburbs across the United States. In the last two decades, "leash-law disputes" have burst upon the political scene and have been debated with an intensity usually...
Playing with my dog Katie: An ethnomethodological study of dog-human interaction
| Contributor(s):: David A. Goode
The relationship between dogs and humans has been represented and contemplated since the beginning of human culture. Lasting expressions of this interest can be found in art, philosophy, literature, and science. With the rise of biological and social sciences in the nineteenth century,...