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The New Normal

September is when we editors are expected to write “back to school” pieces. Dog magazine editors tweak the usual parenting advice about helping kids...

Counter Fit

About five years ago, we ran an article about “counter surfing” – the euphemism for the act of dogs taking any food they can...

Time To Lose

One of my sisters – the one who has three little dogs – lives just a few miles away from me. Even so, we...

Making Sure Your Dog is Comfortable with Alone Time

I’m incredibly fortunate to have had a career that has allowed me to work from my home for the past 25 years or so....

Editorial: Penance

I’ve been haunted for some years ago by an experience with a shelter dog. The person who does the evaluations of prospective adoption candidates...

Good Reads

For the most part, the articles in WDJ contain information that you can go right out and put into practice – training tips, food-selection...

Have a Dog? You Are a Trainer

I confess: I am absolutely fascinated with animal behavior and “training.” I think about it all the time – so much so, that I even...

We Believe in You

I was flabbergasted when I read the advice of a prominent veterinary nutritionist that dog owners should do themselves a favor and “stop reading...

Do The Work To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During New Experiences

In November, I went to a seminar about dog behavior and training and, for the first time in my life, brought a dog so...

If You Are Angry, It’s Not Training

Not long ago, I got to take a weekend off in San Diego. On the first day, quite by accident, I ended up at...
whole dog journal editor Nancy Kerns

Don’t Be Loyal

For about 18 months, I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on about canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). I started right after the...
whole dog journal editor Nancy Kerns

Agree to Disagree

There’s an old joke about dog trainers: What’s the only thing you can get two dog trainers to agree about? That the third one...

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Prisma – A Fun App for Dog Owners

Like most dog owners, I absolutely love taking pictures of my dogs and my dogs’ friends (my friends’ dogs, lol). Most of...

“Just one more throw! C,mon! Just one more!” ...

Hiked with a new pal today. He’s a’ight. ...

Nova was one of my foster puppies two years ago. Today her owner is one of my good friends and dog-walking buddies. But Nova and I were buddies first :) ...

Eye contact from three out of four is pretty good ...

We’re sunset people. ...

Samson! Finally got a picture of Woody’s BFF with his tongue all the way in his mouth! ...

Woody in winter. Kind of a hothouse flower, this guy. ...

I swear I can feel the days getting longer each day ...

Had a visit from my granddog. It’s been forever! ...

First walk of 2021, last walk with Coco. Let us be happy for Coco! Coco has found a terrific home. ...

A family is coming this week for Coco. Half of me is thrilled. Half of me is not. 😭

It’s a great placement, though. Will post more soon.
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our walk was windy this morning ...

In his dotage, one of Otto‘s favorite activities is chasing the mail truck down the fence line and barking furiously as our mail carrier puts mail in our box. Sundays are confusing, but the driver appreciates Otto’s crazy-old-man energy and gave him an encouraging honk, lol ...

“Hey, you with the treats: Look here.” ...