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App Review: Dog Decoder
Jill Breitner is a dog trainer with a mission: to make us aware of how dogs communicate by showing us how to “read” them. She developed her Dog Decoder app to do just that. A helpful and handy primer on canine body language, it demonstrates the ways dogs let us know they’re scared, excited, cautious, willing and so forth. As Breitner explains, “If we understood what dogs try so hard to tell us,...
News: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-10-14
Smiling Dogs
Agadore
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Agadore, Bellin, Boo, Jessie and Yara.
News: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 3-3-14
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Albie
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Albie, Amie, Giant Squid, Grace and Lilly.
News: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 2-24-14
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Ananda
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Ananda, Bear, Dianna, Lola and Neeli.
Good Dog: Behavior & Training
Learn How to Train Dogs at ClickerExpo 2014
Sponsored by Karen Pryor Clicker Training
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a dog trainer or are already a dog trainer looking to further your education, you won’t want to miss the world’s largest all-positive training conference: ClickerExpo 2014! Held every year in January and March, ClickerExpo features leading-edge training seminars taught by top trainers from premier animal institutions and schools from all over the world, all...
Dog's Life: Travel
The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel
On the road with Kelly E. Carter and Lucy
Kelly & Lucy at Lake Louise, Canada
Kelly E. Carter, who’s visited more than 40 countries on six continents, has serious travel cred. She also loves dogs, especially her long-time companion, Lucy. Lucky for her, she’s able to indulge both passions. Lucky for us, she writes about them in her newest book, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel. Recently, she took time to answer a few questions—actually, a lot of questions! Q: What kinds of...
Dog's Life: DIY
Knit Your Own Zoo
Knitting Wolves [Pattern]
For the yarn and needle set, there is an adorable new pattern book, Knit Your Own Zoo, from the same crafty aces, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, who brought us Knit Your Own Dog. With this new work you can try your hand at needling up a wolf (check out the pattern PDF) or 23 other wildlife critters, such as an elephant, giraffe, panda or kangaroo with its own little joey. Knit Your Own Zoo is...
Magazine: 2014
Issue 77: Spring 2014
With this Spring issue, we return to what made The Bark special when we began publishing almost two decades ago. We’ve often been called The New Yorker for dog lovers, probably because we tend to favor well-crafted, long form narrative essays and expository journalism. An essay, “Is It Time?” by Suzanne Roberts is the perfect example; when considering that question, the one we all dread, a longer...
News: Weekly Smilers
Weekly Smiler 2-17-14
Smiling Dogs
Bodhi
Our featured smilers of the week. See more in our Smiling Dogs Gallery. This week: Bodhi, Huck, Molly and Abbey, Nala Rae and Sparta.
Culture: Reviews
Puppy Mill Survivors
A new book celebrates extraordinary dogs
Meet Baby a Beagle-Rat Terrier mix, born paralyzed from the waist down. Like all of the dogs in the new book by photographer Melissa McDaniel she is a survivor of a puppy mill. Baby was lucky, and through a circumstance and kind hearted individuals—she was adopted and is thriving. Puppy Mill Survivors exposes the harsh underworld of the commercial dog-breeding industry by giving faces and stories...

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