Nancy Kerns

Editor-in-Chief

Whole Dog Journal Editor-in-Chief

Recent Stories From this Author

Smart Vaccination for Dogs is NOT "Anti-Vaccination"
April 13, 2018 As I said in last weekís blog post, Otto was vaccinated a lot when he was brought to the shelter from which I later adopted...

Rabies Shots for Senior Dogs: Why I Fear and Loathe Them
April 12, 2018 Otto was vaccinated several more times with the five-way vaccines before I adopted him, but Iím not going to talk about those...

More on the "Bidding" War - Should Dogs Be Biddable?
April 4, 2018 In the April issue of WDJ, I wrote an editorial about an exchange I had with a trainer friend regarding the word "biddable,"...

Clean Label Project: Lots of Unfulfilled Dog Food Review Promises
February 1, 2018 Whole Dog Journal has a lot of nits to pick with the Clean Label Project ratings. We donít usually comment on other sites or...

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...