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Simple Frozen Yogurt Treats
A perfect recipe for summer
Dogs Licking Ice Cream
Stepping out with our furry friends during the sunniest time of the year makes for hot and hungry dogs. This quick, simple recipe is designed to cool off your pup, while providing a delectable, tasty treat! Makes 30-40 cubes, enough to last the summer. Feel free to add other tasty items like raspberries and strawberries, or any of the superfoods listed here (yogurt-fish-honey pops, anyone?)....
Dog's Life: DIY
Felt Dogs
Make your own mini pack of pups
Making your own minipack of pups just got easier. In Felt Dogs, a new book by master needle-felter Mitsuki Hoshi, clear step-by-step instructions are provided, with charming photos to entice you to try your hand at this latest DIY craze. The book is due out in April from Laurence King Publishing and is available on Amazon. 
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...
Dog's Life: DIY
DIY: Personalized Fabrics
Make your own textiles, wallpaper, gift wrap and more—digital printing is all the rage!
Who knew that creating personalized fabrics could be so easy? Anything that can be printed on paper can be printed on fabric, and the possibilities are endless. Put your favorite photo or drawing—of your dog, naturally—on a pillow or quilt, or make a nifty gift wrap. For a festive room decoration, sew or hang small cloth squares on a wide ribbon, à la Mexican papel picado. You can even print on...
Dog's Life: DIY
The Bark’s DIY First Place Winner—Advanced Level
Shasta-Style Puppy Camper Playhouse
DIY Doggy House - Shasta Style
The Shasta-style puppy camper started out as a labor of love and a personal challenge. I've been a woodworker for many years and I earn a living making musical instruments (well… banjos...). A few years ago, just for fun, I started making birdhouses inspired by the old Shasta and Teardrop camper trailers of the ’40s and ’50s. At a friend's urging I opened an Etsy shop, and now I can barely keep...
Dog's Life: DIY
Cozy, Comfy Dog Sweaters
Knit Picks
Recently, a bark reader turned us on to Ravelry.com, an incredible online community for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and those who simply need a dose of inspiration to get started. Beginners can find instructional videos, and numerous groups and forums offer personalized advice, expertise or just enjoyable crafting chat. A search for “dog” returns a long list, ranging from “Dog Rescue...
Dog's Life: DIY
DIY Silhouettes
Make a silhouette in six easy steps
DIY: Silhouettes
In Profile We love a good DIY art project, especially one that helps us celebrate the unique form and personality of each individual dog. Kathryn Flocken (paperportraits.com), professional silhouette artist, gives us a sneak peek at the process behind cutting a profile silhouette of your dog and shares samples of her very special results. Materials Sharp scissors Silhouette paper (or black...
Dog's Life: DIY
Dog Photography: Aim to Please
Tips for photographing your dog
Dog Photography: Aim to Please
Your fireplace mantel and Facebook page are crowded with photos of the family doing cool things. But when you try to get the dog in the frame, she faces the wrong way or wanders off to watch squirrels. Here are some tactics to keep your technique on point and your dog at attention so she can take her rightful place in the family gallery. Stay in the moment. Candids are probably the most...
Dog Culture: DogPatch
Whittling Dogs
Whittling / Painting
Whittling is a great pastime, and it’s easy to get started—all you need is a knife and a piece of wood. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on your way to a satisfying summer project. Materials Soft woods are the best—white pine, sugar pine and basswood are good choices for beginners. Find a piece of wood with straight grain that can fit comfortably in your hand, avoid wood with lots of...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Kids & Dogs
Welcome to Bark’s Kids & Dogs resource page—here you’ll find a host of valuable tools, tips and links to enable kids and dogs make the most of life together. Keeping a dog is a great responsibility and opportunity, a way for children to explore the world, stay fit and active, learn teaching skills and share the fun and excitement of best friends. First off, we want to get to know you and...

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