Whole Dog Journal’s Free Guide on Dry Dog Food

The food you give your dog plays a critical role in his well-being, both on a daily basis and long-term. He needs a diet with the right nutrients to keep him active, happy, and healthy. And make no mistake: Not all dog foods are created equal. Since 1998, The Whole Dog Journal has been proving that much in an annual review and ratings of dry dog foods.

Dog Food Myth-Busting

When you consider the bitter disagreements among human nutrition experts about the value of or harm from various types of diets – vegan, vegetarian,...

To Buy or Adopt a Dog? What You Should Know

I got my first dog, a stray that I begged my mother to allow me to keep, when I was 9 years old. It was...

Cooperative Care: Giving Your Dog Choice and Control

My wonderful Scottie/Corgi/Poodle-mix, Bonnie, had long, fine, curly fur that tangled easily. She was relatively tolerant of my frequent insistence on combing out the tangles, except when it came to her hindquarters. When I...

Punishment vs. Interruption: Properly Managing Your Dog’s Behavior

"No! Get off the table!” “No! Give that here!” “No! Quit pestering her or I’ll spray you!” All my life I’ve been around people who tell their dogs, “No!” – and I’ve done it plenty...

Sound Solutions

Many of the people reading this have the magazine in their hands (or these words on their screen) because they once went looking for an answer to a problem they were having with their...

Can I Give My Dog Oranges?

We want the best not only for ourselves but for our pups too. If oranges have benefits for humans, it’s natural to wonder if they can help our pets stay safe, healthy and prolong their lives. But not everything humans eat is safe for dogs.

Matters of the Heartworm

Heartworms are just what they sound like: worms, up to 14 inches long as adults, that develop and live within the blood vessels of the dog’s heart. Though they prefer the right side of...

Infection vs. Isolation Risks with Your Puppy

Suddenly, thanks to COVID-19, the whole world is asking the question that’s all too familiar to savvy puppy owners: “How likely is this experience to result in infection, and is this particular interaction worth...

Meditations on Raising Small Children with Dogs

My young dog flies across the yard, tossing his ball in the air, chasing it as it hits the ground, then picks it up and tosses it again. I look over to see my...

Dog House Rules

Once upon a time, societal norms dictated that if pet dogs failed to comply with strict rules for their behavior indoors, they were banished to the outdoors. When I was a child, dog trainers...

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A family is coming this week for Coco. Half of me is thrilled. Half of me is not. 😭

It’s a great placement, though. Will post more soon.
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our walk was windy this morning ...

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