Nancy Kerns

Editor-in-Chief

Whole Dog Journal Editor-in-Chief

Recent Stories From this Author

White Bits in Dog Poop*
January 17, 2018 Warning: This post talks about dog poop. If you are sensitive regarding discussions about dog poop...maybe you don't actually...

New House - How Are the Dogs Handling the Move?
January 10, 2018 As I described in the editorial in the January issue of WDJ, my husband and I recently bought a new house, about four miles...

The Hazards of Transporting Puppies
December 28, 2017 I promise to stop talking about my foster puppies soon. Especially since I'm down to just two of them; soon enough, I won't...

What's in a name?
December 20, 2017 The breed rescue Iím fostering for has a policy that they use for naming the dogs in their care: All the dogs rescued in a...

When You Break Your Foster Dog's Heart
December 13, 2017 Usually, when I foster, I choose a smart and cute wayward adolescent who needs some training and guidance, and I actively...

A Quick Check-in From Puppies-R-Us
December 6, 2017 It's simply astonishing how fast puppies grow. Three weeks ago I wrote a post about the then-four-week-old puppies I'm...

Elizabethan Collars: There Are Modern Alternatives!
November 30, 2017 WDJ contributor/freelance writer Barbara Dobbins sent me a text from the waiting room of a busy veterinary practice the other...

Thanksgiving and the Dog Machinations
November 22, 2017 Ack! As I type these words, it's the day before Thanksgiving, and I have less than an hour to write this. I had a different...

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 Thereís an old joke about if thereís one thing that two dog trainers can agree on, itís that the third one is doing it wrong....