DOG-FRIENDLY LIFE (DFL) is a comprehensive guide for smart city-dwellers who want their furry friends to be happy, but not necessarily the focal point of their lives. Not a dog-training book, Dog-Friendly Life presents practical information based on behavioral science with real life experiences both here online and soon-to-be-in-print.
Slightly irreverent, significantly sassy, and drawing upon examples from two decades of animal behavioral training, Jamie Damato Migdal, Margaret Littman and the Dog-Friendly Life staff will demystify the questions urban dog-owners have, but are sometimes afraid to ask. These real-world scenarios will cover everything from travel and health to relationships and home décor.
Jamie Damato Migdal is a multimedia dog professional As the owner and founder of one of the largest dog training schools in Chicago and founder of the second largest pet sitting company in the country, she knows dogs. In fact, she knows them so well, that she trains them for Animal Planet’s CSI-style show Animal Witness, and hosts her own show on Comcast Direct and Answers TV. (Photo credit: Renny Mills)
Margaret Littman is a nationally-known writer and editor with a soft spot for dogs—both personally and professionally. She is the author of both editions of The Dog Lover’s Companion to Chicago (Avalon) and her essays have appeared in pet-related anthologies including Woman’s Best Friend (Seal Press) and Cat Women (Seal Press). Her articles on dog training and other pet behavior, health and recreation issues have been published in a variety of media outlets, including Woman’s Day, MSN.com, BARK, Fido Friendly, Mobil Travel Guide On The Road With Your Pet, and Natural Health. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America. (Photo credit: Jill Norton)
Emmanuel Tsikoudakis DFL’s editorial intern and a freelance writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in various news publications and magazines, including Business Insurance Magazine and Lake Effect News.