The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/23/18)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:   Partly cloudy. High of 75.  “A”

  Sunny.  High of  73.  “A”

Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer, with this week’s main blog.

Kevin and I have been co-blogging The Barking Lot for just over ten years.  TEN YEARS???!!!  Seriously???!!!  Yes, and honestly I didn’t think we’d last ten months.  What started as my offhand remark to him that he should write a dog blog ended up with ME writing the segment on HIS blog and it’s morphed over the years into the feature we share with you every week.

In these ten years, I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about dogs.  Clearly I’m no expert, but there have been so many amazing topics and incredible information that things stay with me.  Obviously all the heart-warming news stories and videos that Kevin has shared also make a big impact on my already dog-loving opinions.

So imagine my surprise when, in doing research for this week, I discovered a topic that is completely new to me.  Yep.  Never, EVER heard of this.  But if you own a bull terrier or Saluki you probably not only know about it, but have most likely experienced it with your pup.

Dog trancing.

You read that correctly – dog trancing.  It’s pretty much what it sounds like, and might just creep you out the first time it happens.  But apparently it’s relatively normal, especially in certain breeds.  The first article that popped up was from Popular Science.  It explains the behaviors and includes some videos.  The second article is written by Caroline Coile who is referenced in the Popular Science piece.

I’ll let both Popular Science and Dogster fill you in on the details.  Make sure you watch the videos too!  And if you’ve experienced this peculiar behavior in your own dog please leave a comment!  We’d love to hear your story!
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Delta is banning pit bull service dogs. That might not be legal.

Woman Writes PSA After Her Service Dog Went For Help And Was Ignored.

Dogs versus cats: Scientists reveal which one is smarter.

Muskego police implement unique body cam for its K9, thanks to efforts of local group.

Don’t let puppy love blind you to the expense of having a dog.

These are the 19 ways your dog is secretly communicating with you.

More than 6,000 dogs ‘work’ at Amazon, where every day is ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day.’

Can you go to a dog park without a dog?

OPINION: What It Means to Be Loved by a Dog.

‘Talking’ dog actually says ‘hello’ to potential adopters.



A German shepherd wearing a lanyard which has his name, Buddy, written on it. It's mocked up to look like an ID card with his picture and a barcode. He is a very happy dog.

In the UK on Take Your Dog To Work Day, Buddy the German shepherd is keen to show off his new ID card around the office. Photo: The BBC

We close as we always do with our closing video.

At a number of U.S. companies, one of the perks is being able to bring dogs to the office. CBS News’ Nikki Battiste reports on the trend.

That’s it for this week.Thanks for stopping by.

We kindly ask that you please share with other dog lovers you know.

See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!

One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/23/18)

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