Blogs by Connie Wilson

May 3, 2010 by Connie Wilson

While I was out shopping and running errands on the weekend, I ran into some super-cute pooches and their people. With camera readily at hand, I snapped some quick pics that I thought you'd enjoy…

A Frenchie (the dog, not the man!), enjoys the scenery from his lofty perch whilst being cycled around the city:



Patiently waiting for his Mom to finish

April 23, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Our friends at Pet Fashion Week NY are launching their South American show in São Paulo, Brazil this weekend (April 24th and 25th) and will be live broadcasting the runway event April 24th at 7pm for all to see at


April 23, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Last month we ran a contest to win two VIP tickets to The Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills, California. If you were disappointed not to have won, then here's your chance to see the news and entertainment media get honoured for their coverage of animal protection issues, right from the comfort of your own living room! The 2010 Genesis Awards will air on Animal Planet on Saturday April 24, at 12:00 noon ET/PT and then again on Sunday April 25, at 1:00 pm ET/PT.

19 awards get

April 22, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Earth Day is a time for us all to reflect on how we can make a smaller ecological footprint. If you're wondering just how to get started, please take a few minutes to check out this video of a darling eco-conscious Pug showing us just how easy it is to immediately start making a difference.  

Here at Modern Dog we're doing our part. Some time ago now we made the switch to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper with recycled content. Meaning our paper stock for the magazine is

March 11, 2010 by Connie Wilson

If you're having trouble coming up with a suitable name for the new canine kid in your family, you'll find Kyra Kirkwood's  book, Move Over Rover incredibly helpful. According to the author, the key to finding the perfect name befitting a dog's individuality is to first determine his temperament by answering the 24 questions listed in the book's Personality Test. You can then deduce if your dog is The Cheerleader, The 9-to-5er, The Don, The Lone Ranger, The Wallflower, The Couch

March 8, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Check out this video of Victoria Stilwell (Modern Dog’s amazing spring cover girl and trainer extraordinaire) on a recent Martha Stewart show. Victoria tells us about the optimum training time for teaching puppies as well as the biggest challenges we’ll face and how to overcome them. Don’t miss the half-way mark (6:40) where Modern Dog’s spring cover is shown to the audience.

March 3, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Hurray, the new Spring Giveaway Contest is now up and running!  For complete details and product pictures turn to pages 40, 51 and 75 of Modern Dog's Spring issue. It's easy to enter, just click here. Good luck!!!

Here's what's up for grabs:

“Doodle All the Day” Giveaway

Six readers will win a Doodle Dog pillow

February 26, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Recognizing outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in news and entertainment, The 24th Genesis Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif and will air on Animal Planet in April.

February 25, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Guess which one of these Olympic mascots is an imposter?

If you guessed the one that looks like a brown sock puppet, YOU'RE RIGHT! - the other three cuties, from left to right are, Sumi, Miga and Quatchi and can be purchased at the official 2010 Olympic store.


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Ashton