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Helping You Keep Track: Activity Trackers for Dogs

I’ve been a FitBit user since 2013. When my dog is off-leash, I’ve often wondered about the overall distance of his adventures, since when...

Don’t Wait! Prevent Collar Accidents

I’m not one of those dog owners who has her dogs wrapped in cotton wool, constantly looking to protect them from any and all...

Savor The Flavor: Slow Feeder Device Test

Can your dog make an entire bowl of food disappear faster than you can say, “Bon appétit?” Has he ever inhaled a bowl of...

Are Two Pups Better Than One?

I hear it all the time: “Honey, maybe we should get two! Look how much they love each other! How can we possibly split them...

Five Ways to Make Your Dog’s Yard Safe and Fun

Given the sensible advice to socially distance, what better time to create a safe, at-home haven for your dog? Here are five ways you...

Adopt or Shop

Wanna see a fight? Start a debate on social media about what’s best: adopting a dog or puppy from a shelter or rescue group...

Puppy Mills and the Inadequacy of the Animal Welfare Act

Here’s something that all of us can agree on: No one should ever buy a puppy from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are horrific...

Statements Made By Dog-Training Groups in Support of Diversity

Several of the major dog training associations have addressed the issue of racism with recently crafted position statements and messages sent to members. This...

How to Increase Diversity in the Dog World

As an African American, I’ve found these past few months difficult. I’ve been examining different aspects of my personal and professional life and reflecting...

Life Lessons Learned From Training Dogs

When I first started to learn about training, it was in the world of competitive dog obedience. In that specialized niche, dog training was...

Fostering Dogs: What You Should Know

It’s a rare dog lover who hasn’t at least considered fostering a dog. Woebegone canine faces in shelter and rescue appeals tug at the...

Preventing Food-Toy “Fails”

There is an ever-widening variety of food-filled puzzles, food-dispensing toys, and “slow feeding” dishes for dogs on the market. Many trainers (and this publication)...

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Drug Ads for Veterinary Products

Something I noticed while on the elliptical machine at the gym (while trying to notice anything but my heart and respiration rate): There are...