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For 11 years now, BARKS has been helping dog trainers, animal behavior consultants and pet care professionals stay up-to-date with current research, methodologies and thinking for the total benefit of pets and their people.

At BARKS, we believe pets have an intrinsic right to be treated humanely, have each of their individual needs met, and live in safe, enriched environments free from force, pain and fear.

In a world where there is so much information available, we provide a platform for current, accurate and scientifically sound education that both pet professionals and guardians can trust. We believe this forms the foundation for a pet’s healthy socialization and a stable environment.

In this way, we can all help prevent behavior problems, while protecting the overall well-being of each individual animal.

Published by the Pet Professional Guild

2609 N Forest Ridge Blvd #179 Hernando, FL 34442, USA

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Susan Nilson


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BARKS from the Guild
Published bi-monthly, BARKS from the Guild presents a collection of valuable business and technical articles as well as reviews and news stories pertinent to our industry. BARKS is the official publication of the Pet Professional Guild.

BARKS encourages the unsolicited submission of original written materials. Please contact the editor for contributor guidelines prior to sending manuscripts or see Article and Content Submission Policy and Procedure (includes submission form).

Letters to the Editor
To comment on an author’s work, or to let us know what topics you would like to see more of, contact the Editor-in-Chief via email putting BARKS in the subject line of your email. BARKS reserves the right to edit for length, grammar and clarity.

Subscriptions and Distribution
As of March 1, 2020, BARKS from the Guild has moved to a new subscription only platform. Digital BARKS is still free. Once you have subscribed, you will have uninterrupted access to each of the bimonthly issues, PDF downloads, vendor discounts, first notification of BARKS Blogs and BARKS Podcasts and more…

BARKS in Print
As of April 1, 2020, the print edition of BARKS has been suspended due to the current pandemic. You can view back issues here. You can also order print-on-demand copies of individual issues in your BARKS member zone.

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BARKS does not endorse or guarantee any products, services or vendors mentioned in BARKS, nor can it be responsible for problems with vendors or their products and services. Pet Professional Guild reserves the right to reject, at its discretion, any advertising.

To be in any way affiliated with the Pet Professional Guild, all members must adhere to a strict code of conduct. Pet Professional Guild members understand force-free to mean that no shock, no pain, no choke, no fear, no physical force, no compulsion based methods are employed to train or care for a pet.

© All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the Pet Professional Guild, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, please email the editor.