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Theres a significant difference between professional dog trainers and many dog owners: Owners tend to react to things the dog has done that they dont like; in their minds, this reaction is what might be called training. In contrast, trainers set up situations so that their canine pupils dont have any opportunities to practice undesired behaviors, and actively teach dogs how rewarding it is to perform desirable alternative behaviors, instead.

A Proactive Approach

Theres a significant difference between professional dog trainers and many dog owners: Owners tend to react to things the dog has done that they dont like; in their minds, this reaction is what might be called training. In contrast, trainers set up situations so that their canine pupils dont have any opportunities to practice undesired behaviors, and actively teach dogs how rewarding it is to perform desirable alternative behaviors, instead.

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  • Dogs' Knees' Needs
  • Don't Unsnap That Leash Quite Yet
  • Can I See Your Dog's ID?
  • Canine Distemper
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Comfort Your Dog
  • Reporting, Your Duty

Can I See Your Dog’s ID?

It is wise to make sure your dog is always wearing identification, with up-to-date contact information! Ideally, your dogs tags have enough information that anyone who might find your dog could contact you directly, 24/7, in the event that she darts out, gets lost on a hike, etc. There are many options for you to employ!
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Whole Dog Journal’s Approved Dry Dog Foods for 2019

Products appear alphabetically by best-known name. In some cases this is the name of the company that makes the food; in others, it’s the name of the food line. We have split some lines made by the same manufacturer into separate rows to better distinguish prices, # of varieties, etc.

Whole Dog Journal’s 2019 Approved Dry Dog Food List

The dry dog foods included in the 2019 list appear alphabetically by best-known name. In some cases this is the name of the company that makes the food; in others, it's the name of the food line. We have split some lines made by the same manufacturer into separate rows to better distinguish prices, # of varieties, etc.

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  • Wagging The Dog (Food)
  • Approved 2019 Dry Dog Foods
  • Understanding Canine Compulsive Disorder
  • Mange, Mange, Go Away
  • Nuzzle Up To Muzzles

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  • 2019 Gear Of The Year
  • Spending Your Golden Years With Dogs
  • Steroids: Pros and Cons
  • Genetic Health Screening
  • Ear Infections: You Need To Hear This

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  • Bloat: The Mother Of All Canine Emergencies
  • Fear Not!
  • Therapy Dogs: Bringing Comfort and Germs?
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Dog Owners
  • Your Couch, Your Rules
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Whole Dog Journal’s 2018 Approved Wet Dog Food List

Learn what's most important on a dog food label. And the canned foods on Whole Dog Journal's approved list for 2018.

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  • Get Wet!
  • Don't Deny Dental Health
  • Five Steps To Stopping Unwanted Behavior
  • Growing Pains
  • When One Is Not Enough

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  • Fence Fighting
  • Lyme Disease
  • Cold Comfort
  • Barkaholics
  • Dogs Vs. Wolves

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