A little less than a year ago I started Dog Lovers Digest in the hope that I would be able to share some of what I’ve learned about dogs and our relationship with them, to a larger audience. The process of creating and updating this website has led me to find and connect with people that I probably would have never known otherwise. The web and social networking has really come of age for dog lovers; it is one of the best tools we have to help combat much of the misinformation that seems to be en vogue. Networking on sites like Twitter and Facebook, I have met trainers, behaviorists, psychologists, veterinarians, and dog people from all walks of life; people that have a passion about what they do and the expertise and eloquence to share it with others.
Borrowing from the “#WoofWednesday” tradition on Twitter, Dog Lovers Digest is starting a regular blog series called “Woof Wednesday With,” featuring interviews and articles from some of our favorite dog people that can be found tweeting away on Twitter. The series is going to start Wednesday February 9th and continue each Wednesday thereafter.
Our first two scheduled guests are:
- Wednesday, February 10th 2010 – Debbie Jacobs of Fearful Dogs – Debbie, (@fearfuldogs on Twitter), is a trainer, columnist, author, and a great advocate for fearful dogs everywhere. Her website can be found atwww.fearfuldogs.com and you can read her blog athttp://fearfuldogs.wordpress.com.
- Wednesday, February 17th 2010 – Leslie Fisher of Look What I Can Do Dog Training – Leslie, (@lookwhatlabs on Twitter)is the owner of Look What I Can Do Dog Training and is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer and an Authorized Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behavior College. Leslie’s website can be found atwww.lookwhaticandodogtraining.com and you can read her blog athttp://lookwhaticandodogtraining.typepad.com/my-blog/.
I hope that you will find the prospect of picking the brains of some of our favorite doggie tweeps, as interesting as I do. If you would like to suggest some questions or topics for our first two guests, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here, suggestions (or volunteers) for future guests on Woof Wednesday are encouraged as well.
Kevin, Jackie, Gavin, Annie, Tosha