Dog Writers Association of America encompasses all aspects of the world of dogs – showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. The association recognizes many kinds of media besides journalism. Artists and photographers have joined their ranks and include mystery and fiction writers, poets, historians and veterinarians. Members also include those who host national radio shows and others who appear on TV programs. Blogging, website production, social networking, and videography are among the professional activities of other members.For publishers and editors, the association can recommend professional writers, help with topics for articles, and suggest sources and interview subjects.For members, they can share ideas for articles, help with interviews, discuss fees and contracts, and otherwise support in advancing careers.