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freeze-dried dog food

Whole Dog Journal’s 2021 Approved Freeze-Dried/Dehydrated Dog Foods

It’s been three years since I last reviewed freeze-dried diets – and even longer since we looked at the few dehydrated or air-dried diets...
dog life jacket

Dog Life Jacket Review

As we ride out the dog days of summer, many of us are enjoying water-based activities with our dogs. Whether at the shore, in...
positive reinforcement dog training

Using Food For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Take a moment to ponder a miracle: We can reach across the great species divide and convince a dog to do something utterly unnatural...
Protozoal Diarrhea

Protozoal Diarrhea

Diarrhea isn’t fun for anybody. When your dog gets it – and feeding boiled chicken or hamburger with rice doesn’t make it go away – it’s time to see your veterinarian. There are lots...
On Target Training

On Target Training

There’s a behavior that we never used to teach in old-fashioned training classes that is now one of my absolute favorites; I can’t wait to introduce my students to “targeting” – teaching their dogs...
reinforce good behavior

Reinforce Your Dog’s Good Behavior

The best training tip out there is so simple it likely slips your mind: Catch your dog doing something right.We all notice when our dogs take our peanut butter toast from the table, pull...
sports injury

Home Care for Your Dog’s Sports Injury

Your active dog begins limping or moving in an unfamiliar way, setting off mental alarms. Is it a sprain? A pulled muscle? Maybe an injured ligament or tendon? And what should you do about...
dog scooting

Dog Scooting: What You Can Do

When you see a dog “scoot” on his behind, wiping his bum on the rug or lawn, do you think, “Gee, that looks like fun!”? No! The first thing you think is, “Oh dear,...
Food-Stuffed Dog Toys

5 Tips for Food-Stuffed Dog Toys

Enrichment toys for dogs are popular, and for several good reasons. They can be great boredom busters, helping to channel a dog’s energy into an acceptable activity. They can slow a dog’s habit of...
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Sunrise, Sunset

I recently fostered a litter of eight puppies for my local shelter. Every time I foster a litter, I develop a favorite puppy – and this litter was no different. The runt of the litter...
leash walking

Polite Leash Walking

The super-fun walks described in our “Walk This Way” article in last month’s issue aren’t always possible; there are times when dogs do need to walk in close proximity to their person’s side at...

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Xylitol – Highly Toxic to Dogs

A friend recently had a terrible scare with a dog who ate a homemade cinnamon bun and got hideously ill; it turned out that...