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  • Can a Dog Be Trained Not to Dig?

    Can a Dog Be Trained Not to Dig?

    Dear Bark: I recently adopted a charming two-year-old Terrier-mix, my first small dog. I had heard that they like to snuggle under the covers, and sure enough, on the first night with me, Ezra did just that, and I was delighted. Less delightful is that he steals socks and buries them in my garden (at […] More

  • Why Is My Dog Aggressive When Woken Suddenly?

    Why Is My Dog Aggressive When Woken Suddenly?

    “Let sleeping dogs lie” is never more apt than if you have a dog that reacts when startled during sleep. For owners that are new to this scary reaction, it can be quite worrisome, especially if there are children, elderly or anyone with learning disabilities in the family. Most people could understand and forgive a […] More

  • Protect Your Dog from Hawks and Other Birds of Prey

    Protect Your Dog from Hawks and Other Birds of Prey

    Hawks, owls and other raptors (birds of prey) don’t know the difference between a pet dog and, say, a rabbit or a rat. To them, they’re all on the menu. Learn how to keep you dog out of their talons and safely on the ground. While hawks and other raptor attacks on humans are quite […] More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Keeping Our Dogs Clean

    The Human-Animal Bond: Keeping Our Dogs Clean

    Some of our companion animals may require more attention than others, and that’s okay—it’s what we signed up for. Dogs and cats rely on us to provide them with water, food, relief walks, socialization opportunities appropriate to their temperaments, and veterinary and hygiene care. When dogs vocalize (bark), they are often asking for help. The […] More

  • Tips for Cleaning Dog Beds

    Tips for Cleaning Dog Beds

    Regularly washing bedding will keep your pet happy and your home safe from contaminants. Dog beds are repositories for filth, allergens, and pests As we know, most dogs are not so delicate or discriminating as we are about how they interact with the world. They are adventurous and curious animals who will step anywhere and […] More

  • Why is My Dog Excessively Licking His Paws?

    Why is My Dog Excessively Licking His Paws?

    Paw licking is a common behavior in dogs, but a healthy dog should not excessively paw lick, and a history of excessive licking could be a red flag for a more serious problem. While it’s true they might simply be grooming themselves, paw chewing could indicate something more going on if they are doing it […] More

  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Distracting You When You’re Working From Home

    5 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Distracting You When You’re Working From Home

    The coronavirus pandemic has given your dog a great gift: Their most favorite person in the whole world has to work from home. It’s an exciting time for dogs everywhere, but it can be stressful for dog owners working remotely for the first time. It takes self-discipline and motivation to work from home, especially when […] More

  • How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    Cleaning high-traffic surfaces around your home is just one preventive measure recommended in helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus, thus we want to remind people the most effective cleaning tools for this important practice. In the past, The Bark has recommended using a mixture of vinegar and water for common household cleaning tasks—but this […] More

  • Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did. Now, the pandemic kicked off by Covid-19, a novel […] More

  • 2 tips boost pet food industry remote work productivity

    2 tips boost pet food industry remote work productivity

    Supermarkets look like zombie movie sets. Arenas and stadiums stand empty. Airports idle. Worldwide people have prepared their homes to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken thousands of lives. Many pet food industry professionals find themselves suddenly working from home to avoid coronavirus contagion. Although ingredient and equipment factories, testing labs and kennels […] More

  • 3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned “business as usual” on its head. Social distancing is now all but a mandate, entertainment-related businesses are closing, and more and more people are abruptly discovering what it’s like to work from home. At WATT Global Media (parent company of Petfood Industry), we work under a ROWE (Results-Only […] More

  • Dog Waste Management  | The Bark

    Dog Waste Management  | The Bark

    Do you let the chips fall where they may? If you don’t pick up after your dog, the consequences can be far more serious than merely annoying the neighbors. Dog poop significantly contributes to water pollution. Even if your dog isn’t doing his business where it could roll or be washed into a body of […] More

  • Choosing the Best Dog Food Before Your Dog Gets Sick

    Choosing the Best Dog Food Before Your Dog Gets Sick

    You’ve just returned from the veterinarian’s office and are completely overwhelmed—your beloved 10-year-old Dachshund, Cody, has been diagnosed with diabetes. Your veterinarian told you that Cody is very sick, and that if he doesn’t stay on the proper diet, he could die. You never realized how important your dog’s diet and weight were to his […] More

  • Pet FBI: Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

    Pet FBI: Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

    Scroll through your local Nextdoor, Craigslist or Facebook site and you’re sure to see far too many notices of lost, found or wandering dogs. Ditto when you walk around your neighborhood, go to your vet’s office or stop by the pet supply store. While all these notices are good as far as they go, they’re […] More

  • Puppy Doesn’t Want to Walk Outside

    Puppy Doesn’t Want to Walk Outside

    Dear Bark: Why doesn’t my puppy like walks? About two months ago, I got a puppy. He loves to play inside the house, and to sit in front of our house. However, he doesn’t enjoy going on walks around the neighborhood. I often wind up picking him up and carrying him, but even that freaks him […] More

  • How to Manage Leash Reactivity In Your Dog

    How to Manage Leash Reactivity In Your Dog

    I adopted my Lab mix Korra at eight weeks old, and followed all of the training books to the T. She was crate trained, she was socialized with all kinds of people, and I brought her everywhere with me and introduced her to new places and new situations, in the hopes that she would be […] More