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Editorial

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...

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...

Latest Blog

Don’t wait to teach your dog cooperative care procedures!

I’ve taught both of my grown-up dogs several positions where they will be rewarded for holding still while I – or, importantly, a stranger...