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The Bark Magazine

It’s almost impossible to live without some sort of internet connection these days. Whether it’s through the computer or through your phone. So when it gets around bed time I usually have to peel myself away from the computer and force myself to do things away from all that electronic light. It’s one of the main reasons people have problems sleeping these days.

Sometimes I like to indulge in a good novel but other times I like to flip through a magazine. Lately I find myself reaching for ‘The Bark’ magazine.  It’s known as the dog version of the New Yorker. While this magazine isn’t published monthly and isn’t very thick in size, its full of rich content.

I like that it doesn’t have the usual ‘dog breed introductions’ that some of the other dog magazines tend to have. After all, the only people looking for a rough introduction for different types of breeds are people who are looking to get a dog. For people who already have a dog, we want deeper details on the breed of the dog we own, or we want more informative articles on dogs in general.

What I appreciate about the Bark is that it will cover a variety of different subjects by a lot of different people. It has articles by well-known behaviorists as well as essays and useful tips.



The pictures and illustrations are full of color and some are really artistic!


This month they had an interesting DIY section on making dog silhouettes too. I doubt I’ll be able to make something as good as that, but I think it’ll be fun to try in my spare time.

I only wish that the Bark had an issue every month instead of one every 2-3 months!

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  • it doesnt help i have an ipad, not only can i look at say my martha stewart living magazine now on it, since its free if for subscribers to the print magazine. plus i can lie all the way down in my bed and hold my ipad like a book or magazine. but theres something about turning actual pages that wont stop me from buying actual magazines or books.

    • Kim

      I completely agree. I think that having to zoom in and out or having to use the “features” that some magazines add to their digital magazine versions can be amusing at first but annoying after the first few times. Plus, it can be a lot easier to just flip through the pages to find something that you want to re-read, although sometimes the search function on the ipad/e-reader can be really handy!

  • 47

    I have an e-reader which has stopped me buying books, but I still buy tons of magazines. I take them with me to stores and when my 9 month old gets fussy, tear out a page and give it to him. One page is good for about 15 minutes of destruction. You can get a lot done in 15 minutes!

    • Kim

      I got the barnes and noble color e-reader to try out magazines but I ended up preferring actual magazines because it’s just easier and comfortable. Books I like on my e-reader though. Actual paper books still are really tempting because there’s something about turning those pages. But because I havn’t “settled” down in an area/house I’ve done a lot of moving in the dorms and after graduating. The first few times when I had books? It was like trying to lift elephants! They’re just so heavy!