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Dog-Friendly Travel Tips - Midwest
Dozens of destinations for you and your co-pilot
From Woofstock in Chicago to bocce ball games in Minneapolis, Bark readers know where to find dog-friendly summer fun in the Midwest. Going on the sandbars on the Wisconsin River: boat for miles ’til you find a secluded sandbar for your group — dogs included —  grill, swim, throw the Frisbee. Everyone has fun and stays cool. — Lisa Huber Check out Chicago area neighborhood festivals, many of...
Dog's Life: Travel
Dog-Friendly Travel Tips - West
Dozens of destinations for you and your co-pilot
From a lovely cove at Lake Tahoe, Nev., to one of the country's best off-leash parks in Redmond, Wash., Bark readers reveal their favorite dog-oriented destinations for summer in the West.   We live in beautiful North Idaho, where we are surrounded by pristine lakes, including Lake Pend Oreille, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Spirit Lake, Hayden Lake, Priest Lake and more. We love to go kayaking, as does...
Dog's Life: Travel
Safe Travel Tips for You and Your Dog
On-the-road advice for a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Charlie riding happy
Memorial Day means warm weather, a weekend getaway and, of course, plenty of driving. If you plan on making the weekend trek with your dog, here are a few important tips to ensure everyone has a safe and happy vacation: Keep your dog secure. You wouldn’t let a person ride unrestrained in your car, and you shouldn’t let your dog, either. Dogs should ride in the backseat, away from the dashboard...
Blog: Karen B. London
Turning A Dog’s Behavior Into a Trick
“Capturing” behavior is part of training
One of the secrets to teaching dogs tricks is starting with what they naturally do. If the dog has a tendency to perform a particular behavior, then it will be easier to make that a cute trick that is performed on cue than trying to get her to do some behavior that is not part of her natural repertoire.   The term “capturing behavior” refers to reinforcing your dog for performing a behavior that...
Dog's Life: Travel
Outward Hound
Bark editors share their summer picks.
Unleashing our inner farm dog Tap into rural pleasures (just-picked pears, clucking chickens, muddy boots) during a pet-friendly farm stay. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the aptly named Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation, Wash., where organic orchards, vineyards and gardens supply scrumptious scenery and farm dinners. And in the East Coast, there’s the 200-acre Champlain Valley Alpacas farm in...
Dog's Life: Travel
Have Dog, Will Travel: Southern Comfort
Nashville
Country music is the big draw in Nashville—home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, honky-tonks, and pickin’ parties. But there’s more. Think southern hospitality with a hip vibe and a pup-loving beat. AAA ranked Nashville among the top ten cities to visit with a dog, and one reason is the Hermitage Hotel, where pups merrily pad in the footsteps of six presidents,...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Is Your Dog Camp-Ready?
A dog-camp pro tells us what to look for
Summer is here and it’s time for camp! Are you considering your first trip to dog camp, yet wondering if your dog is ready? Here are five skills and traits your dog should have to get the most out of the camp experience. 1. Coming reliably when called is high on the list for Annie Brody, creator and director of Camp Unleashed in Massachusetts. “This is a biggie, especially for hiking off-leash....
Dog's Life: Travel
Au Revoir, Mes Chiens
Visiting the world’s oldest dog cemetery
Au Revoir, Mes Chiens
The French do cemeteries like no other nation. A tourist’s must-see list may include any number of Parisian cemeteries, with the most popular being the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, where sightseers pay homage to the likes of Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde, and the Cimetière du Montparnasse, home to many Left Bank personalities such as Charles Baudelaire,...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Happy Trails
Safety first in the great outdoors.
Dog Safety
Camping and hiking with your dog are two of life’s great pleasures, provided your pooch is well suited to the particular excursion and you’ve sufficiently prepared for the trip. The most important factor to consider is whether you truly believe your dog will enjoy herself. Is she well socialized and confident in new situations? Is she controllable around other people and pets? Does she bark at or...
Dog's Life: Travel
Spotted in Aspen
Doggie adventures on and off the the slopes.
We were overdue for a vacation when my fourth-grader pleaded that we go away for Thanksgiving break.“Anywhere. Even somewhere cold,” Jacob tendered as a concession, knowing that our Dalmatian, Sketch, and I preferred brisk air, whereas he, a southern California native, tended to chill when the mercury dipped below 70. I had barely felt like getting out of bed, let alone town, since the blistering...

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