Dr. Marty Becker’s new book is out!

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Dr. Marty Becker inspired DWAA members with his rousing keynote address at DWAA’s Awards Banquet earlier this year … now he’s going to inspire readers with his new book “From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog From Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias.” It just came out today! Here’s more information he shared with us: Almost every … Read More

The National Dog Show’s blog is active again: guest post

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The National Dog Show’s blog is active again – check out the latest post from intern and social media coordinator Casey Saladino or visit http://thenatldogshow.blogspot.com/ for all the latest news. My Checkered Flag Pups by Casey Saladino Hey fellow pup lovers! Long time no post, but we are back! My name is Casey Saladino, and I have recently accepted an … Read More

David Frei to be Inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) has selected David Frei as the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee for outstanding contributions to the field. He will accept the award on February 10, 2018 at the DWAA Awards Banquet at the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan. “I am truly humbled by this honor given to me by my peers and colleagues … Read More

Call for Ruff Drafts stories about kindness/gratitude – due Dec. 1!

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Dear Colleagues; This morning, as I prepared for work, the television, always on in the background, featured an interview with the folks from Sesame Street. Humans and Muppets alike were discussing their core values, which includes KINDNESS. I thought to myself, “That should be a core value for everyone.” But then you know what “they” say, “If it was common … Read More

Pet Sitters International is looking for freelance writers!

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Pet Sitters International (PSI, www.petsit.com) is seeking freelance writers for its 2018 issues of Pet Sitter’s World magazine. We are interested in pitches from emerging and experienced writers, with a focus on topics that would be applicable to professional pet-sitting and dog-walking business owners—including pet behavior, pet health, care best practices for specific pet types, networking and marketing tips for … Read More

Save the date!

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DWAA’s next annual meeting and awards banquet has a new date and location! We’re hosting an evening event on Saturday, February 10, 2018. That’s right – Saturday night! This way, members can spend the day enjoying Meet the Breeds, then dress up for a delicious dinner, networking and awards ceremony at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan – with a … Read More

Thank you to our DWAA writing contest judges!

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Many thanks to our contest judges for volunteering their time and expertise for this year’s writing contest! Terry Albert Mary Abram Tracy Ahrens Skye Anderson Joanne Anderson Teoti Anderson Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, Esq. Mary Fish Arango Therese Backowski Emelise Baughman Patricia Gail Burnham Carol Bryant Kristin Leydig Bryant Lisa Begin-Kruysman Sue Bobek Casey Bobek Sheila Boneham, Ph.D. Mara B. … Read More