Editorial September 2009 Issue


Exercise, training, and counter-conditioning.

When I visited my brother and his very pregnant wife last month, to take pictures for “Family Planning,” our August article about getting dogs ready to live with children, I noticed that their dog, Hannah, was quite a bit fatter than I had last seen her. I was surprised; Keith told me that he had been spending much more time walking Hannah than in previous months. The goal was to tire her out (a tired dog is a good dog) and to work on her training before the baby arrived. Playing pet detective, I asked Keith if he had been giving her many treats on their walks. “Of course!” he replied indignantly. “We read Whole Dog Journal!”

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