Blogs by Connie Wilson

November 9, 2012 by Connie Wilson


Years ago when Modern Dog first hit the newsstands we were honoured by being chosen as one of 2003’s most notable launches by Dr. Samir Husni. Known as Mr. Magazine, Dr. Husni is the Founder and  Director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Considered a guru in the magazine publishing industry,

November 8, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Don't miss the broadcast of the second annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards on the Hallmark Channel November 8th. The heart warming and prestigious event was filmed this past September at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, where at a gala ceremony the winning dogs were honoured.  Created by the AHA to celebrate the devoted relationship between dogs

September 7, 2012 by Connie Wilson

A Love To Last A Lifetime -

Remembering A "Heart" Dog


Twelve to thirteen years. That's what you get on average, a number many times over too short. Somehow, mercifully, though we are aware of the terrible discrepancy between our dogs' lifespan and ours, we manage to cast aside this fact: that is, of course, until we're facing the end. It's one of the most difficult moments we

September 5, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Not only does this Fall mark Modern Dog's tenth birthday (see previous blog), it also marks the release of the premiere issue of Modern Dog's sister publication, Modern Cat. It is a labor of love and I think we're addressing a real hole in the market when it comes to providing cool, smart, and good looking cat-focused editorial. Modern Cat actually began life years ago

September 4, 2012 by Connie Wilson

It's Time To Celebrate!


The Fall issue marks Modern Dog's tenth birthday! When I think back to the launch of our first issue in 2002 published out of a tiny office in the loft of my house, it seems almost unbelievable we've come so far. With no previous publishing experience, in an industry that sees more failed ventures than successful ones, those first few years of

August 18, 2012 by Connie Wilson

What, exactly, makes a dog a hero? According to our summer issue:

 He-ro [heer-oh]

Noun, plural -roes; for 4 also -ros.


  1. One of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. May or may not belong to the species Canis.
June 30, 2012 by Connie Wilson


Here's Kaya a couple years ago, lounging on my beach towel, enjoying a hot summer seaside day. It was one of the last July long weekend holidays I had the privilege to share with her. Sure miss that crazy dog!


It's wonderful to have this stat holiday bringing us a day off to reflect on the great

June 22, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Every day at Modern Dog's headquarters is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but not everyone with dogs is quite so lucky to have their canine side-kick sharing their office space, albeit many wish they could. We surveyed Modern Dog's readership and found that 54% of our readers would take a lesser paying job for the privilege of being able to bring their dog to work with them!

If there were ever a good time to broach this subject with your boss, it's now, as Friday June 22nd is Pet



Dog of the Week!

Meet: Pippi