By The Farmer's Dog | November 28, 2023

Choosing our five favorite Digest stories from 2023 was almost impossible. This was, after all, the year we wrote about the joys of having a dog in the city, how to date when you have a dog, and whether dogs can tell the difference between breeds. It’s when we helped dogs get over their fear of balloons, busted the myth of “littermate syndrome,” and chronicled a day in the life of a vet tech. But we know you’re busy walking your dogs, playing fetch with your dogs, and rubbing your dogs’ bellies. So, if you can only catch up on five items before starting your 2024, here’s what we’d recommend. Enjoy, and see you next year!

How to Enhance Your Dog’s Health Span
Here are some steps you can take to give your dog the best shot at a healthy, full life.

Meet the Dogs of Our Super Bowl Spot
This behind-the-scenes look at the canine stars of our hit commercial features quotes from the head trainer (and lots of cute pictures).

Snappy Comeback
Recall is a valuable skill for any dog, even if you don’t plan to spend time with them off leash outdoors. Here are some expert tips on teaching your pup to come when called.

Five Big Ideas From an Expert on Dog Behavior
These ideas from Dr. Marc Bekoff’s newest book may change the way you look at your own dog.

The Pitcher’s Dogs
Texas Rangers pitcher Jon Gray lives with a whopping four Yorkies, and donates money for every batter he strikes out to benefit rescue dogs. Shortly after we interviewed him, he became a World Series champion.