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Special Guest: Lee Harrington
Talk with the author and be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of Rex and the City
Welcome back to Bark’s off-leash area, a place for Bark readers, contributors and editors to can enjoy a free-form, real-time conversation all day. Today, we’ll be joined by Lee Harrington, Bark columnist and the author of the best-selling Rex and the City: A Memoir of a Woman, a Man, and a Dysfunctional Dog (Villard, 2006), which was originally published as columns in Bark and is being re-...
News: Open Thread
We’re Talking Dogs ... About Dogs, That Is
Join the conversation
Time to let the conversation off leash. This is your chance to talk dogs with other Bark readers and our editors and contributors during a real-time chat. Unlike recent open threads, we aren’t featuring a special guest or a theme this week—although we’ll be popping by with some thoughts and questions of our own. Because we know that some folks need an extra push to join the conversation, we’...
News: Open Thread
We’re Talking Rescue and More
With special guest Christie Keith of Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon
Welcome back to Off Leash, Bark’s Wednesday open thread, your chance to catch up with other Bark readers and our editors and contributors during a real-time chat. Today, we’re focusing on rescue in anticipation of the Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, an enormous cooperative adoption effort in the Bay Area this weekend. Our special guest is Christie Keith, who is in charge of social media for...
News: Open Thread
Join the Conversation for a Chance to Win 3 Great Books
Special feedback request: How can we make our website better?
Welcome back to Off Leash, Bark’s Wednesday open thread, your chance to catch up with other Bark readers and our editors and contributors during a real-time chat. We’ve had some wonderful expert guests during the past few weeks talking about veterinary care, service dogs, rescue and behavior but today Bark readers are center stage. You set the agenda—tell us what’s on your mind. Well, mostly...
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Special Guest: Behaviorist Sophia Yin
How to behave so your dog behaves, preventing dog bites, and more
Once again we are super psyched to have a wonderful guest for our weekly open thread. Today, Sophia Yin, DVM, will be stopping in off-and-on to chat and answer questions. A frequent contributor to Bark, Sophia is the author of two textbooks: Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats and The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, a best-selling textbook for...
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Special Guest: Veterinarian Nancy Kay
We’ve moved our open thread to Friday this week, so we can feature special guest Dr. Nancy Kay, a veterinarian, regular Bark contributor, and author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. Nancy will be stopping by our open thread this afternoon. (If you can’t be here then, feel free to leave a question for Nancy and check back, or join the...
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Julia Kamysz Lane Joins the Conversation
She’s a pro on sports, rescue, multi-critter households and more
It’s open thread time again, when Bark readers chat in real-time about whatever is on their minds with each other and Bark writers and editors. There’s no agenda.   This week we’re pleased to have long-time contributing editor Julia Kamysz Lane stopping by off and on during the day. Julia lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Brian, four rescue dogs—Shelby, Darby, Jolie and Ginger Peach—and...
News: Open Thread
Special Guest: Beth Finke
Welcome back to Off Leash, Bark’s Wednesday open thread, your chance to catch up with other Bark readers and our editors and contributors during a real-time chat. We’ve been enjoying the free-form exchange of ideas on the open thread, but we’re making one tweak. We’ve decided to invite a special guest to each open thread. Sometimes, we’ll feature a regular Bark contributor, so you can drill...
News: Open Thread
It’s Your Turn, Again
Welcome back to Off Leash, Bark’s Wednesday open thread, your chance to catch up with other Bark readers and our editors and contributors during a real-time chat. Last week, the conversation ranged far and wide. We touched on serious topics, such as attachment issues related to fostering dogs and combating animal abuse, and learned what Bark readers and staff are doing for fun with their dogs,...
News: Open Thread
Let’s Talk
Off Leash Open Thread
Welcome back to Off Leash, Bark’s Wednesday open thread, your chance to catch up with Bark readers, editors and contributors during a real-time chat. Last week, we talked about strategies for vet-nervous pups, problems with a negligent neighbor, buying treats on a budget, preparing a dog for a new baby, and much more. We’re back open to hear more of what’s on your mind—from the latest dog news...

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