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Guilt

We often read discussions of whether dogs experience guilt; we’ve published a few, too. But here is a twist I don’t think...

Interested in Fostering? Protect Your Foster Dog – And Your Heart

In the April 2020 issue, we published an article by WDJ Training Editor Pat Miller, CCBC-KA, CPDT-KA, about fostering dogs and puppies....

Howling Good Fun

My sister and her husband used to live down the street from a fire station. At least 10 times a day (often...

Using Shock Collars for Dog Training – Is It Ok?

There is a trainer I know who posts a lot of short videos of her own dogs and dogs owned by clients...

Pet Adoptions in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Do any of you work in a veterinarian’s office or shelter? If so, what are the words that you wish you could...

Preparing Your Fireworks-Phobic Dog for July 4th

The July 4 holiday is almost upon us – a source of distress for many dogs, with its days and days of...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto

I adopted Otto from my local shelter on June 16, 2008. He was an estimated 7 months old when I met him....

Volunteering with a therapy dog? Look out for fake registries.

I love the idea of therapy dogs – that is, dogs who have a special affinity for humans, who love nothing more...

What’s your charitable dog cause?

When it comes to our spare time, we all find different things to become involved with – different causes grab us for...

Lost Dogs and Questions Without Answers

Why do “stray” dogs always seem to appear when you have the least amount of time to deal with them?

Lawns: A Dog Owner’s Guilty Pleasure

I think it’s been pretty well established that lawns are environmentally unfriendly. They require massive amounts of water. Fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides...

Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

Though many people who have been sheltering in place for weeks report being confused as to the day of the week, I...

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Please, Get Professional Help

I am not a regular reader of or contributor to Reddit.com. But somehow I started receiving  “digest” emails concerning dogs – it’s...

We wish you peace and plenty, wherever this week finds you ...

Four alumni of our local shelter. Grateful that all my friends adopt from the Northwest SPCA ...

“He’s big and warm and makes me feel safe.” ...

It’s a little chilly in my office this morning. Good to have a cuddle buddy. ...

New day, new band, new album cover ...

Getting the band back together ...

The Nut Wizard! Thanks to the readers who suggested this! https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog/acorns-can-pose-a-danger-to-dogs/ ...

Coco is doing aridealong with my friend’s GWP, Luke. That’s a couple of great faces. ...

Her DNA test results are back... any guesses? Wisdom Panel says 40% American Staffordshire Terrier, 38% Weimaraner, 15% Labrador. I admit I did not expect AmStaff in such a little pinhead. Well, as my brother-in-law said, 100% cute! ...

Top models are born, not made. Apparently. ...

Samson doesn’t enjoy temps below 70. ...