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Please click on the topic below for a list of articles in that category.  Please contact for permission before reprinting.  All articles were written by Karen Peak © 2000-2012

 Updates in Choosing a Dog, Training/Behavior and revised Dog Park Safety in the Safety Section - all articles with a * have been revised as of June 2012.  As I grow and change in this field, I am updating and rewriting these articles to represent my development. This is a major undertaking so please, keep checking back.

Choosing a dog

Training and Behavior

Health and Breeding


Kids and Dogs

Fun Stuff

Breed Specific Legislation Issues





Partial list of publications

Articles by West Wind Dog Training have been published by the following places (please note, some are old and are no longer representative of my current techniques as a more positive trainer):


SACCI Journal (can be found online) - magazine for the Society in America for the Cane Corse Italiano club.

Your Life Magazine (online) - Your Pet, pet writer/advisor since December 2004

Neogram - breed magazine for the United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club

The Sheltie Pacesetter - frequent contributor of various topics.

Sheltie International - occasional contributor

Journal of Emergency Nursing, Safe Kids/Safe Dogs, J Emerg Nurs 2002;28:450-2.

United Kennel Club Bloodlines, To Whom It May Concern: An Open Letter Regarding Breed Bans, March/April 2001


May 2012, I began writing for Inside NoVA news.

In December of 2001, I became the "Pawsitively Pets" columnist for the Community Voice free paper in Prince William County, Stafford County and Manassas.   This paper was published twice a month. My stint with the paper ended in the summer of 2003.


(please note, these are ones I agreed to contribute to, seeing WWDT works on a site does NOT mean I endorse it.)

Doggie News

Canada's Guide to Dogs

Healthy Dogs

The Pet Professor

Endangered Dog Breeds of Australia

Dog Breed Information

Practical Pet Care

Tribute to Pets

Central Pets

Dog Parlor


Partial list of interviews

I have had the pleasure of being interviewed by the following:

(if the article can be found on line, a link is provided)

http://www.pwcs.edu/news2/storie s/820-belairstory/story.html Bel Air Student Has Gift for Showing Dogs
May 19, 1020

Star Exponent, part of Inside NoVA, "Interest 'Peak'ed' in Agility Training" May 3, 2010 (sadly, they got the home town wrong but hey!)

Consumer Reports, safety blog, March 5, 2009, Retractable leashes pose problems for people and their pets http://blogs.consumerreports.org/saf ety/2009/03/retractable-leashes-pos e-problems-for-people-and-their-pets. html (please note, the dog in the interview was a client's and she tossed the lead to me so she could chase her other dog that bolted out the door my first home visit - AFTER she was told to leash the dogs before opening the door.

Parenting Magazine, Kids and Dogs: Safety Tips, 5 ways to keep your child safe around dogs, Oct 2008. http://www.parenting.com/article/Child/ Health/Kids-and-Dogs-Safety-Tips

DC Examiner, Three Minute Interview, July 22, 2008 http://www.examiner.com/a-1498854~ The_3_minute_interview__Karen_Pea k.html

DC Examiner, Legislation leaves definition of 'dangerous' dogs to Pr. William judges, June 30, 2008  http://www.examiner.com/a-1465326~ Legislation_leaves_definition_of__dang erous__dogs_to_Pr__William_judges. html

Denver Post, "Could This Dog Turn Vicious?" May, 12, 2005, http://denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_ 2728101

Joy Turner, Talk With Your Animals, May 3, 2005, www.1150kknw.com or www.talkwithyouranimals.com

Runner's World, Canine Encounters: Dogs on the Run? What to do when Rover comes after you, by Beth Moxey Eck 07/29/2003 http://www.runnersworld.com/articl e/0,7120,s6-238-267--5356-0,00.ht ml

Dog and Kennel, Doggy Daycare by Tammy Gagne, December, 2002

July 20, 2002


WTTG Washington DC, Fox 5 Morning News

April 8, 2002 & February 16, 2005


VetCentric: "Dog Shows Aren't Just Pooch Parades"

September 5, 2000