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Recently, I attended the annual conference for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Our lead writer on training, Pat Miller, has been an active member of the Association for some time, and the founder of the organization, Dr. Ian Dunbar, has been a generous contributor to Whole Dog Journal. Both Pat and Ian have encouraged me to attend the conference; they said it would be right up Whole Dog Journal’s alley.

Family Squabble

For me, one of the best things about working for Belvoir Publications (WDJ’s publisher) is that the company has a long history of and a dedication to consumer-oriented, advocacy journalism. In other words, because Belvoir magazines accept no advertising, Belvoir editors are free to examine and truthfully critique products without fear of losing income from offended advertisers. We are allowed to take informed but subjective editorial positions (and defend them!) on any subject that is of concern to our readers.

Stressing On Fresh

I mean infinitesimal; I have never noticed anything missing from the food we dutifully place before the crab each day. He must be eating something

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