Is Your Dog Reluctant to “Go” Outside in Winter?

It’s fairly common for dogs to decide that it’s just not worth the trouble of dealing with rain, snow, or freezing temperatures in order to relieve themselves in the winter; they’d prefer to relieve themselves indoors, thanks very much! Of course, that’s just not...

Canine Cancer Resources and Hope

For each of the past six months, I’ve written an article for WDJ about the cancers that most commonly afflict dogs. It’s my sincere hope the articles will help any dog owners who find...

Winter Warnings for your Dog

One might think that growing up in Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin would have inured me to the effects of bitter cold, hip-deep snow drifts, and blinding blizzards, but I think it did the opposite...

Ways to Keep Your Dog Active During Winter

It can be very challenging to keep your canine family members happy during the ravages of winter. Even those who live in the warmer southern states may face long stretches of forced idleness from...

“No-Look” Reinforcement Training

Remember when you were a kid and your mom would catch you doing something you weren’t supposed to be doing, even though she wasn’t even looking at you? How did she do that? It...

If You Are Angry, It’s Not Training

Not long ago, I got to take a weekend off in San Diego. On the first day, quite by accident, I ended up at a gorgeous little beach at sunset – and it turned...

Whole Dog Journal’s 2019 Approved Wet Dog Foods

Canned dog foods represent only about 15% of the overall pet food market. Why don’t more people feed their dogs canned food? It has a lot going for it: -Dogs love it! The high palatability...

How to Compare Nutrient Levels in Canned Dog Foods with Dry Foods

The percentages of nutrients shown in the guaranteed analysis section on a pet food label (protein, fat, fiber, moisture) are expressed “as fed” – meaning, as the food is delivered in its package. Some...

Canned Food Is Not Bad for Dogs’ Teeth

If you ever want to see us develop a twitch when asked a question, ask us something about the teeth-cleaning ability of kibble. First, you need to be aware that a great number of dogs...

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Finding the Perfect Dogs for Friends

My young adult son lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his girlfriend, a couple of roommates, and his all-black Black and...