The Bark Advice

The Bark’s advice columnist answers readers’ questions about canine behavior. Got a question for The Bark? Email advice@thebark.com

Dog waiting for dog walker
Make sure your dog’s ready and able to get the most benefit from these services.
Mindful dog walking
To discover the peace of the present moment.
multi-dog household dynamic change
Why relationships change in multi-dog households.
meaning behind wagging dog tail
“I can’t believe she bit me! She was wagging her tail!”
how to stop a dog from eating chicken bones
7 ways to prevent bellyaches from scavenging
dog & stairs
Help! Our dog refuses to use our spiral staircase.
foster dogs
Help! I’ve just taken in a foster dog—what do I do next?
how to stop dog from pulling on leash
How do I teach my dog to shift gears so we can walk without dislocating my shoulder?
stop dog from digging
Help! My dog is digging up some of my favorite plants.
dog howling
How to help a howling dog turn down the volume (or even hit the off button)
dog park socialization
Should we take our young dog to the dog park for “socialization”?
Picking up puppy
What do I do when my puppy won’t walk outside?
Skittish Dog
How do I bond with a nervous or fearful dog?
Is snout shaking a proper or awkward way to greet a dog?
dog whining in car
Help! How to do I train my dog to not whine in the car?
New dog is affectionate to previous guardian
Tips to prevent over excited dog greetings.