Blogs by Connie Wilson

March 7, 2014 by Connie Wilson

Voting is open for the 2014 Hero Dog Awards! Visit to cast one vote per day in each of eight exciting categories!

1. Law Enforcement Dogs

2. Military Dogs

3. Arson Dogs (sponsored by State Farm)


February 13, 2014 by Connie Wilson

For the past three years, Modern Dog has proudly supported the American Humane Association's efforts to recognize the amazing work our canine compatriots perform. Whether in trained service roles or personal support, our dogs are all heros. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards celebrates all dogs.

Nominations for the

January 6, 2014 by Connie Wilson

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones from everyone here at Modern Dog! I hope that 2014 brings you much happiness, prosperity and growth.

If you haven’t yet declared your New Year’s resolutions, it’s never too late. Personally, I’m starting with my usual January de-cluttering resolution. As many of us can

December 12, 2013 by Connie Wilson

If, like me, you're running a little behind in your holiday preparations and starting to stress that you haven't yet gotten around to sending out those beautiful holiday greeting cards that are still in the box on your kitchen counter, relax. Save those cards for next year and instead send out these cute, free holiday e-cards that the

November 27, 2013 by Connie Wilson

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! At this special time of year, there's nothing better than getting together with friends and family to enjoy a special meal and celebrate the year's blessings. Turkey figures prominently in many a Thanksgiving feast and it’s important to remind your guests who are often tempted to sneak treats to Poochie who's sitting

November 18, 2013 by Connie Wilson

Thousands of dogs are euthanized daily while thousands more sit in overcrowded shelters that lack the means to care for them.  Even the smallest of gestures can make a difference in the life of a dog in need and even help reduce the number of animals euthanized for lack of a loving home. Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, author of 

September 17, 2013 by Connie Wilson

I just visited the offices of Pets Plus Us (a Canadian pet insurance company in Oakville, Ontario) that not only has an incredible new modern office with an open concept design facilitating collaboration between its staff, but the best part of their “open-ness” is that dogs and cats are welcome to come to work with their owners. Yes, employees are allowed to bring their dogs and cats to work! There are a lot of dog moms/dads out there who wish they could be in this enviable position. As a

August 11, 2013 by Connie Wilson

My dog Penny doesn’t swim well. I know that all dogs are supposed to have the inherent ability to swim but some dogs just seem to do it better than others. Penny is a Wirehaired Dachshund and her long back and short legs seem to be a liability when it comes to the dog paddle. Her front end swims along fine, but her back end kind of pops up and then her rear rotates from side to side making it an effort for her to beeline into shore. I therefore enlisted the help of my friend Lisa at

July 29, 2013 by Connie Wilson

Photo Jana Vackova

Living close to the ocean, my daily dog walks always take me seaside and with this beautifully warm summer weather I frequently see people boating by, many of them with their dogs on board.  I always feel a little jealous as in my mind there’s no better way to spend a hot summer day or lazy weekend than out cruising on the sparkling water. If you’re

July 28, 2013 by Connie Wilson

We’re back from Vegas where we braved the desert’s heat to attend the three-day 2013 Superzoo pet industry trade show.  Superzoo was again hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and we were delighted to see the show was bigger than ever! It took all three days to walk the aisles in order to see everything (my feet are still sore!). And what happened in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas for long as we’ll be covering



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