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Freshening Up

You may have noticed that the April 2021 cover looked a little more packed with article descriptions than usual. We’ve been tinkering a bit...

My First Dog

When I was 13 years old, my 19-year-old sister came home with her 3-year-old hound-mix, Frecklebelly (FB for short), and FB’s 10 puppies. My...

Sound Solutions

Many of the people reading this have the magazine in their hands (or these words on their screen) because they once went looking for...

Thanks, Pat

This is the first issue of WDJ’s 24th year of publication – wow! The only time that it genuinely feels like it’s been that...

Dog Power

Writing something for this page is almost always the last thing I do before I send the issue to the printer. This time, though,...

Slow Down!

I've always been sort of a wuss about my dogs, but just typing the headline above made tears spring into my eyes. Otto is...

Adopt New Habits

Every month, it seems, we have an opportunity to share with you another pandemic-inspired article. This month, it is Stephanie Colman’s piece on “do-it-yourself”...

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...

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