Nancy Kerns

Editor-in-Chief

Whole Dog Journal Editor-in-Chief

Recent Stories From this Author

Thoughts on Puppy Development
November 16, 2017 I'm fostering a (heartworm-positive) mama hound and her seven puppies for one of my favorite breed rescues, the American Black...

Reel It In - Why I Don't Like Retractable Leashes
November 8, 2017 There’s an old joke about if there’s one thing that two dog trainers can agree on, it’s that the third one is doing it wrong....

Cleanliness is Doggyness
November 1, 2017 A few months ago I was horrified to learn a that my good friend (and frequent model for WDJ articles, Berkeley trainer Sandi...

Is Your Dog Itchy? Consider a Food Allergy.
October 26, 2017 A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, I received a message from Patty, a massage therapist I know. I’d call her “my” massage...

Walking the Dog on Leash - Why Is It So Hard for People?
October 18, 2017 After spending a couple days in the heavily dog-populated San Francisco Bay area recently, I found myself wondering: Why is it...

Please Have an Emergency Evacuation Plan for Your Family (Pets and Humans)
October 10, 2017 This past week, we've had some terribly windy days. In the wee hours of Monday morning, I woke up to a strong smell of smoke...

One of those crazy loose-dog days
October 5, 2017 This morning, I was talking to my husband, while standing in the doorway of his office, which is located in a little...

Have You Made Arrangements for Your Dogs (In Case Something Happens to You)?
September 28, 2017 Hello, and sorry I've not posted for a few weeks. Our publishing headquarters staff ran some older blog posts in place of...

Whole Dog Journal Is Now On Instagram
September 6, 2017 It started as a joke: I take so many cell-phone pictures of Woody sleeping in ridiculous positions that my cloud back-up...

Record Harvey Flooding in Texas Spells Disaster for Dogs and Cats
August 31, 2017 Since making landfall Friday night in Texas, Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread destruction and record flooding in large...