The Bark Advice

The Bark’s advice columnist answers readers’ questions about canine behavior. 

Why Do Dogs Chase Garbage Trucks?
Why do some dogs seem to lose their minds when a truck goes by?
bored senior dog
Physical exercise isn’t the only way to stimulate your dog—engaging his mind works, too.
Moving away from aversive training methods to positive training methods.
housetrain a dog
How to re-housetrain a dog of any age.
multi-dog household dynamic change
Why relationships change in multi-dog households.
dog & stairs
Help! Our dog refuses to use our spiral staircase.
How to Welcome a Foster Dog
Help! I’ve just taken in a foster dog—what do I do next?
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”?
Skittish Dog
How do I bond with a nervous or fearful dog?
Is snout shaking a proper or awkward way to greet a dog?
New dog is affectionate to previous guardian
I need recall dog 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 deal with your dog's humping habit
Homemade Dog Food - Slow Cooker - Counting Calories
How many calories does a dog need?