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June 7, 2023

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ Chronicle of the Dog magazine wins the Maxwell Mediallion from the Dog Writers Association of America

Lexington, KY. (June 7, 2023) – The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is pleased to announce its quarterly membership magazine, Chronicle of the Dog, has won the category Annual, Special Interest, or Any Other Subject (magazine) through the Dog Writers Association of America annual writing competition for 2021-22. COTD will receive its Maxwell Medallion for its variety of stories on business, health and nutrition, as well as many other features in its SUMMER 2021 issue. DWAA is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs, created Feb.13, 1935, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

This is the fifth year where Chronicle of the Dog has been recognized as the winner in its nominated class: 2017 COTD won Best Club Publication, and then received the top honor for 2018, 2019, 2020 and now 2021-2022 in its current category of Special Interest magazine. After taking a hiatus for the 2021 competition year due to COVID –19, (Sept. 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2021), the DWAA’s most current competition included 23 months, from Sept. 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2022. The Chronicle of the Dog is edited by Devon Hubbard Sorlie and designed by Chris Guzicki.

One of COTD’s authors also received recognition during this competition. In the Behavior/Training magazine category, Melissa McMath Hatfield was nominated for “Curious About Curiosity” (FALL 2021) but won with her article “Displacement Behaviors Can Be Subtle but Significant (WINTER 2020),” about solving the mystery of why a poodle named Tye suddenly began humping other dogs at a daycare facility. Watching the daycare’s video revealed environmental stress that solved the situation.

In the category Any Other Topic, Melissa was nominated for her SUMMER 2022 article “Litigation Woes.”

Ryan Brix, whose photos often accompaniedRachel Brix’s articles forChronicle of the Dog, was nominated in the Single Photo category for his photo of their Pitbull rescue Apache leaping over a log that ran with Rachel’s story on “Partnering for Puppies: Examining Socialization Problems and What We Can Do About It (WINTER 2020).” He was also nominated in the Series of Photos category that ran with Rachel’s story on “Enrichment and Education (SPRING 2021)” about their doggie daycare facility.

The APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog magazine keeps members abreast of contemporary pet dog training techniques and provides a lively forum for discussion of dog training and behavior issue issues. Regular columns address topics such as how to structure behavior modification programs, training and assessing shelter dogs, handling techniques for veterinary technicians and groomers, training tips, case studies, and more. Subscriptions are available to association members via print and digital options. Non-members may subscribe to the magazine for $50/year for a mailed copy and $25/year for digital subscription. Apply by calling (800) PET-DOGS or online at https://apdt.com/membership/become-a-member/.

One of COTD’s authors also received recognition during this competition. In the Behavior/Training magazine category, Melissa McMath Hatfield was nominated for “Curious About Curiosity” (FALL 2021) but won with her article “Displacement Behaviors Can Be Subtle but Significant (WINTER 2020),” about solving the mystery of why a poodle named Tye suddenly began humping other dogs at a daycare facility. Watching the daycare’s video revealed environmental stress that solved the situation.

In the category Any Other Topic, Melissa was nominated for her SUMMER 2022 article “Litigation Woes.”

Ryan Brix, whose photos often accompaniedRachel Brix’s articles forChronicle of the Dog, was nominated in the Single Photo category for his photo of their Pitbull rescue Apache leaping over a log that ran with Rachel’s story on “Partnering for Puppies: Examining Socialization Problems and What We Can Do About It (WINTER 2020).” He was also nominated in the Series of Photos category that ran with Rachel’s story on “Enrichment and Education (SPRING 2021)” about their doggie daycare facility.

The APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog magazine keeps members abreast of contemporary pet dog training techniques and provides a lively forum for discussion of dog training and behavior issue issues. Regular columns address topics such as how to structure behavior modification programs, training and assessing shelter dogs, handling techniques for veterinary technicians and groomers, training tips, case studies, and more. Subscriptions are available to association members via print and digital options. Non-members may subscribe to the magazine for $50/year for a mailed copy and $25/year for digital subscription. Apply by calling (800) PET-DOGS or online at https://apdt.com/membership/become-a-member/.

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