Kerri's Pet Style
About the author: Kerri Danskin has been an editor for Pet Style News, the leading trade magazine for boutique fashion, products and trends, since 2007. She keeps her finger on the pulse of the luxury pet market by attending trade shows and staying in close contact with manufacturers, retailers, writers and pet owners. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Kerri has had a love of animals since she was a small child.
Exercising Your Dog
Posted: March 4, 2010 2:36 p.m.
My 6-month-old Boxer needs exercise—a LOT of exercise. If Beta doesn’t get some seriously good romps in a few times a day, she’s likely to get herself into trouble around the house. More »
Debarking: A Controversial Procedure
Posted: February 8, 2010 9:34 a.m.
Last week, the New York Times featured an article on a controversial procedure known as debarking. It was listed among the publication’s “most e-mailed” articles, so I know it drew some interest from their readers.
Posted: January 27, 2010 4:46 p.m.
Despite the multitude of frustrations involved with raising a puppy, I have been pretty proud of the patience I have found within myself over the four months since we adopted our Boxer, Beta. More »
January 14, 2010 11:23 a.m.
The place dogs inhabit in our lives has changed radically over the last 10 years. More »
Chastity Belt for Dogs
Posted: December 21, 2009 9:39 a.m.
Along the same lines as the Neuticles (testicular implants for pets) I blogged about a couple weeks ago is this other new product that just crossed my desk last week called PABS. More »
Millan for the Holidays
Posted: December 11, 2009 1:39 p.m.
Recently, the New York Times ran a story about how people have been expanding their use of dog trainer Cesar Millan’s advice beyond their interaction with their dogs. More »
Puppy's Zest for Life
Posted: December 4, 2009 4:45 p.m.
Over the last eight weeks since I brought home my Boxer puppy, Beta, I’ve learned that living with a puppy brings a mix of joy, horror and disbelief into one’s life. More »
A "Pupdate" on Beta
Posted: November 12, 2009 12:09 p.m.
With so much going on at the office these last couple weeks, I am glad to have a new puppy at home to distract me and make me crazy. More »
Neuticles: I Thought Nothing Could Shock Me
Posted: November 6, 2009 3:13 p.m.
Sometimes my job is so much fun. Last week I was looking through a bunch of e-mails that came in when I put out an industry-wide request for images for our January issue. More »
Spending Money on Pets
Posted: October 28, 2009 2:49 p.m.
With a new puppy in the house, I’ve been considering my options for pet insurance. There are a lot of different companies out there with all kinds of different plans. More »
Beta's First Week
Posted: October 16, 2009 5:15 p.m.
We’ve had our little Beta with us since Saturday night (she’s my new Boxer puppy, for those of you just tuning in) and boy has it been an experience. More »
Bringing Home Beta
Posted: October 9, 2009 2:37 p.m.
In just over 24 hours I will be bringing home my own puppy for the first time. I can focus on little else, of course, especially having seen her in person a few days ago. More »
Is My Dog A Champion?
Posted: September 30, 2009 12:13 p.m.
A colleague of mine has a beautiful 5-month-old Shiba Inu who is currently raising the question: To show or not to show? More »
Meet the Breeds
Posted: September 25, 2009 3:08 p.m.
Having just written a Web news item for CatChannel.com, I’ve finally decided: I’m going to the Meet the Breeds show in Manhattan. More »
Finding My Dog
Posted: September 18, 2009 11:42 a.m.
My husband and I have been talking about getting a dog and it seems the time has finally come. More »
War Dogs of the Pacific
Posted: September 11, 2009 10:28 a.m.
September 11 is a day when one’s mind might naturally turn to thoughts of sacrifice and bravery. What better day, then, for me to blog about a documentary I recently watched that chronicled the faithfulness and sacrifice of the 2nd and 3rd Marine platoons who fought in the Pacific during World War II with their incredible trained war dogs. More »
Posted: September 4, 2009 10:28 a.m.
Today I’d like to make a confession here on this blog. I am a gigantic theater nerd. At age 12, I developed an irrational love for the Les Miserables score and it’s been a sordid affair ever since. More »
Snuggie for Dogs
Posted: August 25, 2009 3:34 p.m.
If you haven’t seen the delightfully absurd infomercial for the Snuggie, you’ve certainly been exposed to the product—half blanket, half robe, such as it is—through the late-night television mockeries that have been made of it in the last year or so, or at the very least just by walking past it in the aisle of your local warehouse supermarket store. More »
World's Tallest Dog Dies
Posted: August 13, 2009 9:49 a.m.
I heard this morning that Gibson, the world’s tallest dog, passed away from bone cancer yesterday. He was only seven years old. ... . More »
Perfect Dog Photos
Posted: August 5, 2009, 4:44 p.m.
Nearly every time I walk into a pet boutique to talk to the owner or just to shop, I see a wall of pictures of customers’ dogs. ... . More »
Does Your Dog Wear Clothes?
Posted: July 31, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
This week at the Pet Style News office has been a hectic one, with submissions for our Editors’ Choice contest coming in every day, sometimes in piles that fill my chair while I’m off mailing packages or meeting with a co-worker. ... More »
Vladae Roytapel the Russian Dog Wizard
Posted: July 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Vladae Roytapel, also known as the Russian Dog Wizard. More »
Party Pooper Dogs
Posted: July 15, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Last weekend I experienced a doggie drama that is sadly a typical part of summer weekends by the shore in New Jersey. More »
Products to Prevent Bloat in Dogs
Posted: July 9, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
As the editor of Pet Style News, I have the great joy of seeing all kinds of new and interesting pet products since manufacturers and their public relations firms sometimes send me samples. More »
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