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Being Man’s Best Friend’s Best Friend

Being Man’s Best Friend’s Best Friend

Let's pretend you and I meet at a `Spring is finally here!' potluck in the park. You: Hi! Me: Hi! After exchanging niceties about your horrible subway ride (mine wasn’t so bad), you mention you work in (fill in the blank), and we chat about how crazy (fill in the blank) has become.

May 29, 2014 — Julie Hecht

Don't Sell Your Dog Short

In 1996, veteran dog trainer Jean Donaldson picked a fight with Walt Disney. Donaldson begins her book Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs by explaining that people continue to buy into a made-up, Walt Disney version of dogs.

April 23, 2014 — Julie Hecht

What Should I Feed My Dog?

How wonderful if you could pose this question just once in your dog's life and receive a perfect answer that would last a lifetime. Imagine if there were a ‘right' formula, and once you know it, you could feed your dog forever and ever on the same exquisite diet.

April 14, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Dog Farts Blow Up Building

Dog Farts Blow Up Building

Well, not quite. But maybe they wrecked a few Dog Fart Suits. But did cow farts blow up a building in Germany? Or is that just an April Fools joke?

April 1, 2014 — Julie Hecht
3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

Some people get divorced. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin `consciously uncouple.' Fine. I don't know exactly what that means (and neither do you), but here's my take on how dogs have been `consciously uncoupling' way before Gwyneth and Chris even met: 1) Butt Sniffing Humans greet with handshakes and hugs, while dogs greet with head-to-head [...]

March 30, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

One of my earliest ‘grownup’ gifts was the Dawn of the Dead box set, so I was a happy camper to find myself on recent flights to and from San Francisco sitting next to people watching World War Z.

March 29, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Is DOGTV Right for Our Nation's Dogs?

Is DOGTV Right for Our Nation's Dogs?

For people who don't understand this whole companion dog thing, I can imagine DOGTV being the tip of the `I can't believe how crazy dog people are' iceberg.

March 25, 2014 — Julie Hecht

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