The Bark Advice

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

how to stop dog from pulling on leash
How do I teach her 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.
Adoptable dog Coqueta (Oakland Animal Shelter oaklandanimalservices.org)
Can I find a reliable family dog at the shelter?
Recall training tips for the great outdoors
Leash-grabbing dog makes walking a three-ring circus.
Help! My dog has a personal vendetta against our mailman.
Advice on how to stop a dog who eats everything in sight.
Advice on how to deal with your dog's humping habit
Dog takes treat from hand
What to do when a dog is part alligator
moving with a dog
6 Tips on easing the stress of moving with a dog
Homemade Dog Food - Slow Cooker - Counting Calories
How many calories does a dog need?