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Happy Thanksgiving

I’m writing this, as usual, in the frenzied build-up to Thanksgiving. Only this year, I’m not hosting a pack of friends and relatives and...

So What’s the Best Dog Food?

Imagine this: You are a writer and editor for Parenting Magazine, and you write about infant toys, vaccination schedules, and nutrition for infants and...

I’m Back From an Eye-Opening Dog Training Seminar

I’m just back from a six-day trip that included two days of driving and a four-day educational seminar with world-renowned animal behavior...

Checking Out for an Educational Opportunity

Ack! My brain is jumping around. This is going to be a short-attention span blog post! A Great Chance...

A Beautiful Dog Memorial

Last weekend, I flew down to San Diego, California, to spend a couple of days with my sister-in-law and niece (who had also...

Change Is Good – Especially When It Comes to Your Dog’s Food

In the November issue, already in subscribers hands and available at WholeDogJournal.com, we have a number of articles about canine dilated cardiomyopathy...

Are There Cues Your Dog Doesn’t Like?

I was teaching a “teen dog” class last night, and we were working on the “stay” behavior. In the training center where I...

Dangerous Dogs In Your Neighborhood?

This evening I was relaxing, scrolling through the news online and checking out dog pictures and videos on social media, when I...

Love dogs? If you are reading this, we know you do.

I grew up in a family that loved dogs. Each of us four kids had our “own” dog at some point growing up,...
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Mixed Results from Reaching Out to Pet Food Companies About DCM

Long-time WDJ contributor Mary Straus and I are working on some articles about the cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy that have been...

Why Play Is Important For Dogs

I read a recent article in The Atlantic about some scientists who taught rats to play hide-and-seek as part of a larger study about the neuroscience...

Always Be Prepared for Emergencies

We had a little practice fire drill here last week. I mean, there was an actual fire, and the mandatory evacuations that were...

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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...