After almost 4 years of writing "My Puppy, My Self," a popular blog on dog training and canine behavior for Psychology Today’s website (I racked up over half-a-million views), the editors have pulled the plug due to pressure from some of the PhDs who write for the site and didn’t like the fact that I presented alternative views on canine behavior as if I were also an authority on dogs. Ironically, I was hired because of those views, and because of my ability to present them in well-written, well-researched and carefully analyzed form.
The problem is, the editors didn’t just pull the plug, they deleted every single one of the 100+ posts I’d already written, making them no longer available for the thousands of dog owners and professional trainers and handlers to use as reference guides and discussion points for such views.
However, many of my posts can still be accessed on the internet simply by clicking on the link below. Just keep in mind that while they’ll still appear on your computer screen as part of Psychology Today’s website, the editors no longer “sanction” anything I’ve written for them.