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The Bark

Premier dog culture magazine. Articles, stories, art & experts on relationship between dogs and humans. Motto: Dog is my co-pilot.

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  • Help Your Dog Enjoy the Holidays
    Five tips for a successful seasonThe holidays bring surprises—both good and bad—and though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, we do know that our lives will be different than usual.
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  • The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved
    Q&A with authors Ray Pierotti and Brandy FoggWolves became dogs via cooperation and reciprocity rather than through competition with humans. "I wrote this book to remind people that the wolves we often demonize and persecute through wildlife...
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  • Holiday DIY for Dog Lovers
    If you are looking for a fun do-it-yourself project this holiday season — to create something for a special dog buddy or to offer a creative activity to young guests … we have some great suggestions.
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  • Ancient Art Features Dogs, On Leash
    Images from 8000 years ago offer new informationOne piece of ancient art in an archaeological find shows a man surrounded by over a dozen dogs, two of which are connected to him by lines that could represent leashes.
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  • Smiling Dogs: Mulligan and Woodford
    Dog's name and age: Mulligan and Woodford, 3 years old Milligan's adoption story: We lost our precious first boxer, Titan, at 13 years old.
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  • Smiling Dog: Chip
    Dog's name and age: Chip, 5 years old Chip's backstory:   Chip was abused in his early years, which is evident by the scar he has around his neck from being tied up.
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  • Smiling Dog: Scout
    Dog's name and age: Scout, 7 years old Scout's adoption story:   My partner and I went on a trip to a non-profit animal shelter I've previously been to in Louisiana.
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  • Protecting Christmas Trees from Dogs
    Creativity is requiredThere are so many little ways that having pets around the holiday season complicates things.
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  • Craig & Fred
    A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other Claudia KawczynskaCraig Grossi (William Morrow) Craig Grossi has achieved much in  his comparatively young life.
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  • Rescued
    What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with PurposeZoe ConradBy Peter Zheutlin (TarcherPerigee) I’m a big fan of Zheutlin’s first book, Rescue Road, which centered on Greg Mahle, the long-haul transporter and owner of Rescue Road Trips who...
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  • Meet Tucker
    Bark's Cover Dog: Winter 2017Smart, sociable, well adjusted, fearless … and all of four pounds at his last weigh-in: meet Tucker, our 2017 Winter cover dog.
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  • Chewbacca is Based on a Dog
    He therefore deserves the esteemed co-pilot statusWith about a week to go until the premiere of The Last Jedi, I’m fully on board as a Star Wars fan after many years of being less into the films than just about everyone I know.
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  • Experiences of a Tiny Puppy
    Picked up more often than larger puppies arePuppies are so cute that they are at risk of being picked up, as well as hugged, cuddled and cooed at, and most puppies dislike being picked up.
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  • Celebrate the Achievements of These Eight Canine Pioneers
    Meet the dogs that claimed their place in the history books for being the world’s firstDogs have long been considered man’s best friend.
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  • Life Hack: Quickly Chopping Dog Treats
    Making this chore faster and easierCutting up dog treats is part of my daily life, and I’m always up for a more efficient way to get it done.
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