Nancy Kerns

Editor-in-Chief

Whole Dog Journal Editor-in-Chief

Recent Stories From this Author

Soaking Dry Dog Food in Water
March 21, 2019 If you’ve ever soaked your dog’s food, you’re aware of how much dry dog food expands when immersed in water. It’s a little...

A Bee Story
March 19, 2019 Kale was a confirmed and completely unrepentant bee-eater. He was also completely untrained; my stay-at-home mom bought him...

Odin's Eye, Otto's Kidneys, and Natural Disaster Training
March 14, 2019 On Saturday, I attended a training session conducted by the North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG), as part of my...

Mastering On-Leash Dog Walking for Off-Leash Security
March 7, 2019 One thing I don’t do very much of is walking my dogs on leash. I am super lucky; I live in an area with any number of safe,...

Puppy Odin's Eye Problems: An Update
February 27, 2019 The eye looked even more blue with edema and he was still moaning in pain when the gabapentin wore off. I called my local...

A Second Recall of Dog Foods with Toxic Levels of Vitamin D
February 21, 2019 In late January, Hills Pet Nutrition announced its own vitamin D-related recall – in this case, involving some of its canned...

Price of Freedom
February 20, 2019 I asked trainer and Whole Dog Journal’s Training Editor Pat Miller to write about the risks and responsibilities of off-leash...

WDJ Article Wins Dog Writers Association of America Award
February 13, 2019 The Dog Writers Association of America was established in 1935. The organization describes itself as “the most recognized...

Dog Trainers Save Lives
February 7, 2019 Annie had a number of things working against her. The most significant were these: She could be highly reactive to other dogs....

Getting Your Dog to Potty in Winter
January 31, 2019 When temperatures hit near- or below-zero, you may need to strongly encourage your dog to potty – actually, insist on it!...