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Pets & Their People

Welcome to Pets and Their People – Your online tips, tools and resources!

You’re busy. You really, really love your pets. So, where do you turn with day-to-day pet care challenges and questions: Can I feed this to my dog? Why does my horse do that? How do I find a reliable pet sitter? Why does my cat think that’s the litter box?? It’s okay – you got this and we’re here to help. We’re on a mission to provide resources and practical tips to pet people…with a dose of encouragement and humor!

Regular Features

Our regular features will focus on your stories, training tips from the trenches, pets and kids, nutrition information, product reviews, animal-related book reviews and enrichment ideas (not just for dogs!). So, for all those questions that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about your pets…let’s go there.

Space Just For Animal Lovers

Fellow animal lovers, this space is dedicated to you – whether you have a pet (or a few), are thinking about getting (or adding another) one, are starting out in (or considering) a career as a pet professional, work or volunteer in rescue/sheltering, or there’s a young person in your life who just can’t get enough of all things pets. Join us for quick, reliable insights, right here at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy.


BARKS from the Guild

BARKS from the Guild is a  publication for pet trainers, pet behavior consultants, pet care professionals, animal shelter and rescue workers, and all those working in the broader pet services industry.

BARKS covers all things animal behavior and training, specifically in the fields of canine, feline, equine, and avian, with an occasional foray into pocket pets and exotics, as well as advocacy, business, sales, marketing, and consulting.

Educational Platform
In a world where there is often information overload, BARKS provides a platform for current, accurate, and scientifically-sound education pet professionals can trust, helping them stay up-to-date with current research and thinking, so they can help more pets and their people.

BARKS contributors are based all over the world and generously share their knowledge, experience, and expertise to help create this comprehensive educational resource pet professionals can use – both in their businesses and for their own professional development.

BARKS from the Guild is the official trade publication of the Pet Professional Guild.

Our Philosophy
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.

We believe this forms the foundation for a pet’s healthy socialization and a stable environment. This way, we can all help prevent behavior problems, while protecting the overall well-being of each individual animal.