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patrick_mahaneyPatrick Mahaney

Dr. Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ is a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist providing services to Los Angeles-based clients both on a house call and in-clinic basis. Dr. Mahaney's unique approach integrating eastern and western medical perspectives hdus evolved into a concierge house call practice, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. Additionally, Dr. Mahaney offers holistic treatment for canine and feline cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group (Culver City, CA).

Recent articles : How to Keep Your Dog Safe in Hot Climates, Do Some Breeds Age "Faster" Than Others?, How to Treat and Prevent Your Dog From Heartworm Disease


rachel sheppardRachel Sheppard

Rachel Sheppard is the author and founder of My Kid Has Paws. She is a Social Media Manager, blogger, corgi mom, animal lover, volunteer, graduate student, and shoe collector. After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science & Management, she worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 3 years. Her daily interactions with pet parents inspired her to start her blog focused on pet health, pet rescue, and pet products. She has a true enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and animal science, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with pet parents.

Recent articles : Senior Dogs: How Much Activity is Too Much Activity?, What Makes a City or Town Pet-Friendly?, How to Get Your Dog to Love the Car


jenna drady headshotJenna Drady

Hi, I'm Jenna Drady AKA HuskyCrazed - author and creator of ownedbyahusky.ca. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and of course my 3 huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of my life, I was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, I started doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. I am inspired every day by my family, and love to bring my readers valuable information as well as a little laugh while I'm at it. I created my own business partnered with my lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. We currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, we donate a portion of our sales to local shelters throughout Canada.

Recent articles : Owning a Dog Should Be Fun, Shouldn't It?, How to Have Fun and Keep Your Pup Safe This Spring!, Are You a Dog Parent? What's Inside Your Pocket?


dorothy wills-rafteryDorothy Wills-Raftery

Dorothy Wills-Raftery is an award-winning photojournalist and author of EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy; the FiveSibes™ Tales children’s books What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness; and Buddy, the Christmas Husky~Based On A True Holiday Miracle books (ArcticHouse Publishing), as well as the FiveSibes.com, an online encyclopedia for the Siberian Husky breed and Canine Epilepsy information, as well as her international award-winning FiveSibes blog, based on the lives of her five Siberian Huskies. Her work has also appeared in American Pet MagazineRuff DraftsThe Sled Dogger, and Hudson Valley Paw Print Magazine. Dorothy is the writer and host of "The Sibe Vibe” Dog Works Radio show. Dorothy is a 9-time Dog Writers of America Association “Excellence” nominee, winning the prestigious Maxwell Medallion in 2017 and 2016 for her writing, photography, and design. Dorothy was also named “Best Author” in 2015 & 2016 by Hudson Valley Magazine and all four books named “Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine, An official International Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambassador since 2012 and a volunteer case manager for The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, Dorothy is the creator of the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness campaign inspired by her own epileptic Husky, Gibson. In addition to her Siberian Huskies, Dorothy shares her home­ with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. You can follow Dorothy and her FiveSibes on Facebook at FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews, on Google + , Twitter, and Instagram(@FiveSibesMom).

Recent articles : Springtime Yard Safety Tips for Dog Families, Purple Day® for K9 Epilepsy Awareness – Show Us Your Purple!, How to Help Protect Your Pet From Theft


shannon coynerShannon Coyner

Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West. Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a "Registered Veterinary Technician,a "Certified Professional Dog Trainer" (Knowledge Assessed), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the "Association of Pet Dog Trainers" and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Shannon is currently serving as President for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. Shannon's dog training philosophy revolves around force-free, positive reinforcement, however, her ultimate goal is for healthy happy relationship between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment and training all play a significant role in achieving this goal. Shannon is currently the owner of Ventura Pet Wellness and Dog Training Center in Ventura, CA where she works with anxious and fearful dogs privately as well as teaching agility classes (Venturapetwellness.com). Shannon has also started an online training website called Truly Force Free Animal Training. In January of 2018 Shannon also published her first book "The Evolution of Dog Training" which is now available on Amazon!

Recent articles : Is Your Dog Protecting You or Himself?, How to Tell If Your Dog's Issue is Medical or Behavioral..., Dog Resilience: What It Is and Why Is It Important?


krystal ellingsonKrystal Ellingson CDBC CPDT-KSA

Krystal Ellingson CDBC CPDT-KSA, is the founder of Speak Dog, the first dedicated 'positive' dog training company in the Tri-City area where she lives. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with both Knowledge and Skill accreditations with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers along with a list of other credentials, certificates, and affiliations.

Recent articles : How to Handle Dog Barrier Frustration & Aggression, Don't Bite My Fingers! A Handy Cue to Teach Your Dog, Top Dog Adoption Tips to Start You Off on the Right Paw


Amber KingsleyAmber Kingsley

Amber Kingsley is a freelance writer whom has donated countless hours supporting her local shelters. With writing, she has spent most of her research on animals with regards to food, health and training.

Recent articles : How to Create a Dog-Friendly Garden, Does Wildlife & Exotic Animals Pose a Threat to Pets?, 8 Dog Breeds With Probable Health Issues


beverley courtneyBeverley Courtney

Beverley Courtney, author of the popular Essential Skills for a Brilliant Family Dog series of books, lives in Worcestershire with her four dogs, cat, hens and many tropical fish. She works with puppies and "growly" dogs, always looking to build the bond between dog and owner. Choose your free step-by-step email course to changing the things you don't like about your dog to the things you do like. And look out for the new series of books, Essential Skills for your Growly but Brilliant Family Dog

Recent articles : Why You Should Always Give Your Dog a Choice..., 5 Reasons You Should Never Tie Your Dog Outside a Shop, The Daily Dog Walk... Really? Do I Have to?


toni shelbourneToni Shelbourne

Canine Behaviour Practitioner, Tellington TTouch Practitioner, Real Dog Yoga Instructor & Author

Toni has worked with domesticated and wild canids since 1989. After a long and successful career with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, she started her own business as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner. She is now one of the highest qualified Practitioners in the UK. In 2001 her skills in TTouch took Toni to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust were she meet a pack of socialised wolves. She went on to work with them for over a decade as a Senior Wolf Handler and Education Officer for the organisation. In more recent years, Toni has gone on to become a Real Dog Yoga Instructor, (Visit www.therealdogyoga.co.uk to find out more) and updated her qualifications in behaviour with the International School of Psychology and Behaviour, for which she is also an affiliate. She teaches all over the UK and abroad, works with clients' one to one, and writes. Toni lives in Berkshire, England with her husband and their rescue dog MrP.

Over the last decade, Toni has been developing her writing. She spent two years editing and writing features for Wolf Print, the UK Wolf Conservation Trust's international magazine. She went on to write for national dog magazines, rescue society newsletters and blogs. Her first and second book, The Truth about Wolves & Dogs, (Hubble and Hattie 2012) and Among the Wolves (Hubble and Hattie 2015) have been a great success. Her latest writing collaboration with co-author Karen Bush sees a series of books entitled HELP! My Dog is…. Titles include, HELP! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks, HELP! My Dog doesn't Travel Well in the Car, and HELP! My Dog is Destroying the Garden. All are available in paperback and eBook format on Amazon, with many more titles planned. Visit www.tonishelbourne.co.uk for more details about Toni and her work. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Truth-about-Wolves-Dogs-216136181810393/ Twitter: @tonishelbourne

Recent articles : Beware of The So-Called "Internet" Pet Experts!, The Challenges of Christmas for Our Fellow Canines, How to Know What Your Dog Needs Today!



janetta harveyJanetta Harvey

Janetta Harvey is a writer and commentator on the international puppy breeding industry. She's author of three books: Saving Susie-Belle and Saving One More for adults and her latest, Saving Maya for young readers. All are based on the lives of her dogs, rescued from large scale breeding facilities. Janetta is a strong advocate for pet adoption, especially seniors and her writing promotes this to all ages. Janetta lives with her husband Michel, and their three dogs in England and France. www.janettaharvey.com | Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusieBSchnauzer | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Susie-Belle-Schnauzer-705830289434936 | Instagram: https://instagram.com/sassyschnauzersisters/

Recent articles : The Benefits of Adopting a Shelter Dog, 5 Ways to Help Put an End to Puppy Mills, Why Dog Size Does Matter


Jane BowersJane Bowers, B.A., CABC, CPDT-KA

Jane Bowers has been training dogs for over two decades. She teaches people to train their dogs in group and private training courses and has a keen interest in assisting dogs with behavioral issues. Her company is Dogs of Distinction Canine Training Inc. Jane has a monthly newspaper column on dog-related topics and is a former host of a live call in TV show on animals. She is a strong advocate for force-free and humane training methods for all animals. Jane has a degree in psychology and is certified as a dog trainer through the "Certification Council of Professional Pet Dog Trainers" and as a behaviour consultant through the "International Association of Behavior Consultantsand through the "Association of Animal Behavior Professionals". These organizations require a minimum number of continuing education units be obtained to retain certification. She is also a professional member of "The Pet Professional Guild," an organization committed to force-free training of animals and the "Association of Professional Dog Trainers," a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to being better trainers through education. Jane is the content creator of the online course "Assessing and Interpreting Dog Behaviour," which is a course for law enforcement personnel who meet unfamiliar dogs in the course of their duties. She is the author of "Perfect Puppy Parenting," a guide to raising a happy, confident, well-behaved dog. Jane spent 17 years working for Customs Border Services and in joint teams with US Homeland Security and the RCMP. She spent a further 8 years working as an Animal Control Officer and Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Jane lives on a small farm with dogs, sheep, donkeys, and chickens. The dogs each came from situations that prevented them from living in their original homes. The dogs range in size and age and with the dog training and behavioral work, whether it's participating in the development of an online training course, working with a client's dog or tracking a lost pet or animal.

Recent articles : The Powerful Ability of Dog's Scent Detection, Spring Safety Tips for Your Dog, How to Travel Safely With Pets


kristin averyKristin Avery

Kristin Avery is a writer and photographer with an extensive background in philanthropy and a life-long passion for animal welfare. Her blog, The Daily Pip, is an award-winning, lifestyle pet blog providing resources, support, and humor for rescue families. She was recently honored with two BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Social Media Awards this year: Best Cause Blog and Best Written Blog Post. Kristin received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied creative writing as well as installation and visual arts. After graduation, she was a founding member of Red Door Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter for cats, dogs, and rabbits in Chicago. She enjoys working with local Chicago shelters and also recently spent several days at Best Friends Animal Society volunteering at Quincy House with cats with severe special needs including paralysis. Through her blog and volunteer work, she encourages and advocates for rescue and adoption, especially for those animals considered less adoptable. She currently shares her home with one dog, one rabbit, two cats, a husband and 10-year-old daughter.

Recent articles : 9 Ways to Celebrate Spring With Your Dog (And Help Other Dogs, Too), 10 Reasons Dogs Make Perfect Dates On Valentine’s Day, Does Your Dog Need a Sweater?


Daphne Robert-HamiltonDaphne Robert-Hamilton, CPDT-KA

Daphne Robert-Hamilton is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She was a Certified Equestrian Coach by the Canadian Equestrian Federation before moving into the dog training world. She competed extensively with her two Doberman Pinschers from 1997-2002 and achieved being a finalist in the Top 20 Obedience in 2000 and 2002 with the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. In 2002 Daphne graduated from the SFSPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, which is now defunked. She went on to intern at the SFSPCA Academy and graduated with honors in dog aggression. Daphne became the go-to trainer in the SF Bay Area for aggression cases. Daphne has done webinars, been interviewed in several dog magazines and has written a two part article on "sibling rivalry" for The Chronicle of The Dog. Daphne was the Head Trainer for Washington state for Pets for Vets for about two years. She has fostered many dogs helping them find loving forever homes. Daphne is a member of The Pet Professional Guild. Daphne has been married for 24yrs and currently lives with her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Washington State. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/k9partnership | Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/k9partnership/featured | Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/k-9-partnership-lake-stevens-2 | Website is under construction - k9partnership

Recent articles : Why You Should Think Ahead When Making Plans for Traveling Without Your Dogs, Doggy, It’s Cold Outside: How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?, Not All Dog Toys Are Alike...


Brenda and ShilohBrenda Christine

Brenda Christine is a professional certified dog trainer and behavior expert who has always had a deep love for dogs. She opened a dog daycare/health food store for dogs in 2002, but has recently sold her successful dog business in exchange for dog blogging. Her blog, https://askthedogexpert.ca/ focuses on positive reinforcement dog training and dog health & nutrition. She completed her small animal natural nutrition certification and has used that along with all her years of experience working with dogs to create an educational, easy to read blog about dogs. blog: https://askthedogexpert.ca/ | twitter: https://twitter.com/askthedogexpert | instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askthedogexpert/ | facebook: https://www.facebook.com/askthedogexpert/

Recent articles : Top 8 Most Harebrained Myths About Dogs, 5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For, It's Back to School Time... But What About the Dog?


 

Kathryn DurnoKathryn Durno

Kathryn Durno's passion is canine sports, nutrition and fitness. She is a freelance writer, the owner of Dog Mamma's Organic Dog Treat Company and is owned by three Brittanys - Biddy, Tristan and Nate. Visit her on the web at www.dogmammas.com

Recent articles : 4 Healthy Habits Your Dog Needs to Start Today, 4 Easy Exercises for Aging Dogs, Why You Need to Teach Your Dog Tricks


cassie-leigh stockCassie-Leigh Stock, ABCDT, CTDI, AKC-CGC, CDT, All-Star TC

My name is Cassie-Leigh Stock, Massachusetts-native and founder of HEX Dog Training & Behavior Modification, headquartered in Mendon. I also manage the boarding kennel at a Franklin animal hospital. I trained for a large corporate chain for six years, and spent two of those years as an Area Pet Training Instructor, teaching dog training classes as well as training trainers. It was a complete pleasure, and I loved my time there, although I began to feel the desire to further spread my wings. As I become more immersed in the craft and continued to further my education, eventually it was time to part ways with the big box store in order to pursue what had become my dream, and start my own dog training company. That is where HEX was born. HEX is short for Higher Expectations, and I specialize in pit bulls and group class instruction. My inspiration for my entire career, and in one form or another, my life, is my American pit bull terrier, Spark Plug. He was my first pit bull, and he came to me from a shelter in Rhode Island when he was about five weeks old. I was hooked on bully breeds after that, and that reflects in my multi-dog home. I love this occupation as much as the day I started, and this July I will celebrate my ten year anniversary of professional dog training accreditation. My credentials include: Canine Good Citizen evaluator, certified through Animal Behavior College, and Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Other interests include reading, writing, hiking, training and recently... painting.

Recent articles : Dog House-Training, Potty Training, Housebreaking, Oh My!, Is Your Dog Bored? How to Tell...


Ann Marie Silverberg

Ann Marie has been working with animals professionally for over a decade. From dogs and cats to pigs and turkeys, her many positions in animal husbandry have taken her from volunteering in animal shelters to veterinary medicine. She recently started her own training and behavior consulting business in Massachusetts, Brainiacs Dog Training. www.brainiacsdogtraining.com | brainiacsdogtraining@gmail.com | facebook.com/brainiacsdogtraining

Recent articles : 5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Dog’s Food Motivation, 3 Mental Exercises You Should Try With Your Dog!, How to Prevent Food Aggression


Dasher&MichaelMichael Burke

Michael Burke is an Animal Communicator, Behavior Consultant, and Intuitive Life Coach. His mission is to help people better understand and communicate with their animals and overcome behavioral challenges. He also coaches people on how to improve their own energy, find balance, clear blocks and achieve their goals. Michael communicates with animals intuitively in order to answer questions, find solutions and provide people and animals with peace, harmony, confidence and clarity. During an animal communication session with Michael, his clients receive guidance and support regarding behavior issues, health challenges, emotional obstacles and end of life crossroads. His unique approach combines his background as an intuitive with his experience in dog psychology, behavior and training, and energy healing. Michael is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College and also works as a Dog Trainer at Cesar Millan's Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, CA, helping dogs with socialization, obedience, mastering the walk, and agility. Michael's personal pack includes 3 dogs - a Pit Bull Mix, an Australian Shepherd/ Blue Heeler Mix, an Australian Shepherd puppy, and two cats. Website: www.MichaelRBurke.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelBurkeOfficial/ | Instagram: www.instagram.com/MichaelBurkeOfficial/

Recent articles : What State of Mind Are You Nurturing in Your Dog?, 5 Effective Ways to Calm a High Energy Dog, How to Intuitively Communicate With Your Dog


chelsy ranardChelsy Ranard

Chelsy is a writer from Montana who is now living in beautiful Boise, Idaho. She graduated with her journalism degree in 2012 from the University of Montana. She is passionate about animal rights, bad television, and white wine. She is a volunteer at Simply Cats in Boise.

Recent articles : Making Plans for Your Animals After You Pass Away, How to Care for a Three-Legged Dog, How to Spend the Year of the Dog With Your Dog


Christy MorrisonChristine Morrison

A native of Massachusetts and a resident of Georgia where I have lived since 2008 with six rescue dogs, commonly referred to as my merry band of misfits, and one husband. I am proud owner of Best Buddies Dog Training in Hoschton, GA. When not in the training studio, you'll find me in a nursing home, hospital or special needs class with my certified pet therapy dog or recruiting for my pet therapy organization, Happy Tails. I also spend a great deal of time researching the latest information on dog food, health and training techniques and volunteering with local rescues. I have written stories to contribute to Titan's Tales and Other Dog Adoption Love Stories and In Dogs We Trust.

Recent articles : Hitting the Trifecta of Dog Parenting, Is Pet Therapy for you?, Are You a Multi-Dog Mom or Dad?


fanna-and-stellaFanna Easter

Fanna Easter is a freelance writer and professional dog trainer; she has earned several national behavior certifications (CPDT-KA, KPA CTP). Currently, she is lead writer for Dog Training Nation and owner of Positive Pooch Dog Training & Behavior. She shares her home with her beloved Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and darling husband.

Recent articles : 5 Polite Behaviors Your Dog Should Know Before Traveling, Teach Your Dog to LOVE Getting in the Car!


Wendy Van de PollWendy Van de Poll

Wendy Van de Poll is a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support and the human-animal bond. As a bestselling author, speaker, educator, and pet loss grief coach, she has passionately devoted her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people. Wendy has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. I provide a calm and very safe place for you and your healing journey please reach out.

Recent articles : Animals and The Afterlife, 6-Simple Steps to Learn Animal Communication!, Why Creating a Bucket List Can Help You with Pet Loss Grief


Stephanie SegerStephanie Seger

Stephanie is the owner and founder of Big Dog Mom, a blog dedicated to large and giant breed dogs. Stephanie has an MBA and a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from The Ohio State University. Growing up with Great Danes, and sharing her adult life with four Mastiffs and a Labrador Retriever, Stephanie has been involved in the big dog pet and show world her entire life. She proudly shares her life with her husband, her two beautiful children and, the inspiration for Big Dog Mom, her two mastiffs, Junior and Sulley. Stephanie is a self-proclaimed non-expert, but passionate seeker of knowledge who invites all big dog lovers to her growing BIG DOG community. At Big Dog Mom you will find more terrific BIG DOG information in articles like Top 7 Questions To Ask A Breeder When Buying A Big Puppy, Selecting A Dog Breeder? 10 Things To Consider Before You Tie The Knot, A Bomb Proof Big Dog Starts With A Socialized Puppy, and The Ultimate Guide To Cutting Dog Nails And Having Them Love You For It. Follow Big Dog Mom on BigDogMom.com, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Recent articles : Big Dogs Are Not Right for Everyone: 5 Critical Facts of Big Dog Ownership


nanciNanci Creedon

Nanci Creedon is Ireland's top dog behaviour expert. With a primary degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Animal Behaviour Nanci has also continued to take courses, attend seminars, and continue to educate herself during her 10 years working professionally with dogs in Ireland. As a certified dog behaviour expert Nanci appears regularly on National television (regular slot on RTE's Today Show) and in print media. Nanci is also an award winning businesswoman, winning Cork City's Best Young Entrepreneur in 2014 as she owns and operates two companies Creedons Doggie Daycare which offers dog daycare, luxury pet hotel, dog grooming, training classes and private behaviour consultations, as well as Creedons College, a private education institution where industry experts offer a wide variety of educational courses. www.nancicreedon.ie

Recent articles : Are You Afraid of Scary Dogs? Read This!, Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy For Christmas


Shelby Gottschalk HeadshotShelby Gottschalk

My name is Shelby Gottschalk and I am the momma bear! I've been obsessed with animals for as long as I can remember. I've worked in vet offices, I work doing pet sitting, so naturally animal care was something I wanted to know more about. I decided to do research about holistic medicine/treatment and ended up getting a certificate in Holistic Pet Care. This led me to be curious about pet nutrition what is in that dried kibble we are feeding our pets? The answers made me so sad after seeing so many vets that I worked with sell these brands that I knew were doing more harm than good. It made me evaluate my own dog's food and there was no going back. My dogs are my kids, and I believe nutrition can prevent disease and save lives. Join me on my journey with raw food, trying new things and all things dog.

Recent articles : Thanksgiving: Dog Style, Dehydration: The Summertime Threat


Dr Babette Gladstein - HeadshotDr. Babette Gladstein

Dr. Babette Gladstein practices integrative medicine in the greater New York area.  For more information please visit her website: https://www.drbabette.com/, also her: Facebook page

Recent articles : An Alternative to Hip Dysplasia Surgery For Dogs, Senior Dogs: Understand the Aging Process Part 2, Senior Dogs: Understand the Aging Process Part 1


M. K. Clinton HeadshotM. K. Clinton

M. K. Clinton is an award-winning author of The Returns book series and lifestyle dog blogger at Barking from the Bayou, LLC. She lives in Louisiana with her husband of thirty-five years and their two dogs, Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie. A quote from her second book The Returns 2 ~ Showstoppers, "The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." has become a favorite with dog lovers around the world.

Recent articles : 9 Tips for Moving With Dogs, Pet Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Pets?, Do You Talk to Your Dog?


Nigel ReedNigel Reed

Nigel Reed is an Amazon best selling author and dog behaviourist with 15 years experience. He lives in London, England with his wife Stephanie and his daughter Amélie. His goal is to help 100 000 dogs in his lifetime which he plans to do this through online courses, talks, his book The Dog Guardian and online videos which he receives 10's of thousands of views each month. He is also very keen to travel the U.S to help owners better understand their dogs. For more information on how to ensure your dog is happy and well behaved buy my book from Amazon : The Dog Guardian: Your Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Dog Facebook | InstagramWebsite

Recent articles : How to Toilet Train Your Puppy, How to Train Your Dog to Heel on a Loose Leash, How to Teach Your Dog to Stop Barking in the Home


Angela MacKayAngela MacKay

With an education in Commerce and career in the banking industry, Angela made the change and became a professional dog groomer, and hasn't looked back since.  With over 10 years as a professional groomer and having groomed her own poodles since age 12, grooming has always been more of a bonding than a chore. A life-long love of animals and natural ability to relate to pets and their owners, has made the business a success as well as a rewarding career. Over the years the business has also received many requests and inquiries to train and teach grooming so the website, www.thevillagedoggroomer.ca was created to help others who also have a passion for pets and may want to start into the pet industry. The site has many topics covered from Writing your Business Plan, Health and Safety of a Pet Groomer, Equipment and Supplies, etc. to interest articles on Pet Trends, Summer Safety for your Dogs, and more. Angela resides in Atlantic Canada with her husband, children and in-home hobby farm of dogs and cats.

Recent articles : Why Dogs Should Have Spa Days Too!


Gerry MolloyGerry Molloy

WoofAdvisor is an Irish startup founded by Gerry Molloy with one aim: To help make travelling with your dog as easy and as much fun as possible. Currently operating in Ireland & UK, with NYC in the pipeline. Website: www.WoofAdvisor.com | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoofAdvisor/

Recent articles : 12 Pet Tech Apps to Make Caring for Your Pet Easier...


JessicaJessica

Jessica is a pet fanatic and blog writer for Pawshake, an online service connecting pet owners with local pet sitters. She has always been a dog owner, but currently is the proud parent of a shelter cat called Benjamin. She has experience as a pet sitter herself and loves finding ways to make the pet sitting process smooth, safe and fun for everyone involved.

Recent articles : Important Questions You Should Always Ask a Pet Sitter


Allison Dunne HeadshotAllison Dunne

Allison Dunne was born and raised in Miami Beach, FL. Growing up she had a love for animals which was apparent by her compassion for the cities uncared for and abandoned strays. (She feed everything that follows her home) While her parents did not discourage this they did, however, draw the line when they found a skunk sleeping in the cat's litter box. It was only fitting as an adult she became a Fireman enabling her to help people and animals on a much larger scale. During her time in the fire service, she was chosen to help in the rescue effort after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Upon returning from her deployment, Allison wanted to learn how to train search and rescue dogs. In her quest to do so, she noticed a trend in rescue groups as well as people abandoning their pets. There was an alarming rate of how many dogs were being taken to shelters and euthanized. Allison's mission shifted drastically once she realized this tragedy. She made the decision to retire from the Fire Service in 2015 to further her quest to help people have better more loving relationships with their furry friends by starting Dunne Right Dog Training. Today Allison along with her sidekicks Ruby and Monster are sharing their knowledge and passion for keeping these loving dogs in their happy homes furever.

Recent articles : Why Train Your Dog?, What Food Should I Be Feeding My Dog?


Ralf WeberRalf Weber

Ralf Weber is a certified dog trainer and behaviorist. A professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), an AKC evaluator for Puppy S.T.A.R., Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine certifications, author of the dog behavioral book: "If Your Dog Could Talk" and owner of the dog training company Happy Dog Training. Ralf works with clients in Southern California and can be contacted through his website at HappyDogTraining.info.

Recent articles : Don’t Walk Your Dog! Ever!, Should You Switch Your Dog to a Raw Food Diet?


Janet Finlay 

Janet Finlay is a TellingtonTTouch Practitioner, Dog Trainer and Human Coach, based in Yorkshire in the UK. She specializes in working with reactive dogs and their guardians by addressing tension and anxiety at both ends of the lead. She runs the online Canine Confidence Club (www.canineconfidenceclub), which provides information, education and support to members all over the world. You can find out more about Janet and her work – and get her free online courses on TTouch and coping with reactivity at www.canineconfidenceacademy.com.

Recent articles : How to Socialize an Anxious Dog, 5 Things to Do When You Can’t Walk Your Dog


Nina Cole

My name is Nina Cole and I am the founder of Nina's Nannies for Pets, which I formed in 1998, following my recovery from a brain hemorrhage which occurred five months after my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 

I have always been passionate about animals and their welfare and my childhood was spent caring for a menagerie of pets including rabbits, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, cats and dogs.  

Following my husband's MS diagnoses and my own recovery from brain surgery, I decided to realise my dream of working with animals. 

Pet sitting in the late nineties, was largely unheard of in the UK. but I wanted to offer a more personal service and offer an alternative to kennels and catteries, which allowed pets to stay within the comfort of their own home while their owners were away. 

Following much research, I contacted our local newspaper, who helped with our launch, distributed copious amounts of flyers, visited numerous veterinary establishments, training centers and pet shops and within six months of trading, my husband left University where he was studying to be a microbiologist, in order that we could meet the demand of our ever- increasing workload and our partnership was formed. 

I am now an established author writing for various magazines and often appear in the media regarding both my business and animals in the news.  I am also a regular contributor on BBC radio where I am called upon to comment on animal welfare issues.

Recent articles : Deciphering Between Old Wives Tales and Real Pet Training, Why Never to Leave Your Dog Unattended in Public Places


Mindy Nelson

Mindy Nelson writes for the blog, Shelter Mutt.Her goal is to help dogs find a 'furever' home by promoting dog adoption for 'mystery mutts' and purebred rescues as well (she considers all rescue dogs 'Shelter Mutts').In addition, Shelter Muttpromotes spay/neutering responsibility and Shelter MuttPride!You can check out her website at www.sheltermutt.com for blogs related to adoption, rescue, entertainment, recipes, dog tips and more.

Recent articles : Five Springtime Activities for You and Your Dog, The Pros and Cons of Dog Parks & Simple Guidelines if You Decide It’s a ‘Go’


Tamsin PeacheyTamsin Peachey

Tamsin is a qualified animal behaviourist having obtained an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University in 2013. In 2017 Tamsin started running Puppy School classes in Solihull, having received tutor training from renowned author, dog trainer and canine behaviourist Gwen Bailey. Prior to running Puppy School Solihull Tamsin spent over two years working at Dog’s Trust gaining valuable experience in caring for and training a wide variety of rescue dogs. In 2014 Tamsin and her husband adopted their own rescue dog, Milo, with whom Tamsin has worked successfully to reduce his reactivity towards other dogs. In addition to dog training, Tamsin enjoys writing articles and resources on the topic of dog behaviour for both professionals and dog owners.

Recent articles : How to Transform Your Dog Training, The Most Useless Word in Dog Training 

 


Sheri RenaudSheri Renaud

Sheri is the owner and founder of trainthatpooch.com, a blog inspired by her girl Bella, a five pound Yorkshire terrier with “attitude”. She was ready to have the perfect Yorkie… And she did… for about a minute. That’s when she realized that she had to train her if she wanted to have a well-behaved companion. Long story short, through many mess-ups and not knowing what she was doing, she was able to figure out a few things. Reading, researching and studying about dog training online helped her to better understand Bella and what she was going through, and she learned even more. As she talked to other dog owners at dog parks, out and about and at dog-related forums, she realized one thing – More people could benefit from what she was learning through trial and error. That was the moment that Train That Pooch was born. The only thing that outweighs her love for all things dog related is here love for Bella. She knows how much you love your pooch and wants you to have the same kinds of fun experiences and memories that Bella and she have had thus far.

Recent articles : Why Do Dogs Sneeze?, Help, My Dog Is Constipated! Best Natural Constipation Remedies


Tina M Spring - headshotTina M. Spring

Tina M. Spring is the owner of Sit Happens Dog Training & Behavior, LLC in Athens, GA. She is the creator of the Hounds for the Holidays program to help prepare dogs for the stress of the holiday season and prevent dog bites. She is also the author of 90 Days to the Perfect Puppy which is available as an onlinecourse.


Alyson RodgesAlyson Rodges

Alyson Rodges is a dog trainer specializing in puppies and all things DOODLE. She loves people as much as their pooches and teaches the necessary skills for them both to enjoy a balanced life with each other. Aly’s approach is rooted in relationship, not commands alone. Aly trains multiple dogs at once in her own home, complete with teenagers, a bit of chaos, and a lot of real life. Aly’s Puppy Boot Camp is located on the gorgeous central coast of California near Pismo Beach. You can find out about Aly at www.alysonrodges.com or email her at info@alysonrodges.com


Einstein the Dog

Hi, I'm Einstein the Dog! My owner Adrienne Farricelli is a professional CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and creator of the popular online dog training course Brain Training for Dogs, which teaches owners how to train their dogs/puppies in the gentlest, fastest and most effective way possible.


Donna Millwood

Donna is the creator/owner of PetHangout.com, a vibrant online pet retail shop that is all things dog and cat.
Prior to starting her own business, she devoted her professional career as a Software Analyst and System Engineer for over 3 decades.   Her love of technology naturally fed over into giving back as a mentor to high school kids in design and programming.
She has adored dogs and cats her entire life and makes it her heartfelt mission to create a richer, happier, and healthier life for our furry friends. You can find her intriguing reads at PetHangout.com/The-Tale-Wagger.
Donna makes her home in the Upstate of South Carolina with her husband, Jeff,  and 5 sweet fur babies, Drake, Gracie, CJ, Grey, and Sammy. She and Jeff beam with pride over their 3 grown children and 3 absolutely adorable grandchildren.
Connect with Donna today - She is excited over networking opportunities with others who are turning their love for pets into a passionate endeavor.
donna@pethangout.com
https://www.facebook.com/PetHangout/
https://twitter.com/PetHangout
https://www.pinterest.com/pethangout/
https://www.instagram.com/pethangout/


Rosa Fierro

Rosa Fierro is a graphic designer and a dog lover… an extreme dog lover! She carries her camera or phone all the time and, everywhere she goes, she shoots pictures of every dog she finds. She may have thousands of photos… She also runs Woof Love, a blog for extreme dog lovers. She loves to work with companies in the pet industry and animal organizations to create brand identities and marketing materials to help them promote their products, services or missions. She loves to connect with other pet lovers! You can find her blog and website at https://woof-love.com/ Stop by and say Hi! Or Woof!!


James Shore

James is a part-time dog-trainer and dog behavior consultant with years of experience in dog training and the man behind LabradorTrainingHQ.com. He is interested in finding out fun ways to handle dog behaviors, specifically, Labradors to help dog-owners enjoy their companions at all times.


Fiona Appleton

Fiona Appleton is a Labrador owner. She is the manager of https://ultimatehomelife.com/ that has been developed to help people solve the troubles of pet ownership. She is an active advocate of animal protection campaigns. She wants people to understand that dog-behavior is reflective of our behavior.

 

 


Kathreen Miller

Kathreen Miller is a pet health expert at Petbounce natural pain relief for cats. She lives in Chicago with her daughter and a dog named “Buddy”.  She regularly contributes her write-ups to pet health-related websites and blogs. In her free time, she loves listening to music, watching TV and traveling.


Viktoria Harris

Viktoria is a dog lover and proud pet parent of an amazing Border Collie/Shepherd/Husky mix named Tango. She is also the founder of BestLife4Pets.com, and together with her husband and two beautiful kids runs an online pet store devoted to quality natural products that improve the lives of pets every day.  After her kids’ numerous health problems, she sought out natural and homeopathic treatments that weren’t as harmful to their systems as regular medicine. Having experienced the benefits of these natural remedies and treatments on herself and her family, she decided to do the same for her dog.  And that is how BestLife4Pets came about. Today, she helps other dogs and cats get pain relief and feel better the natural way. 


Natasha Thompson 

Hi there! I’m Natasha Thompson, creator of Om Shanti Pups, a health and holistic lifestyle dog blog. I love puppies (of all ages!), yoga, and dog rescue. I live all the way up in Alaska with my husband Dan and our two crazy four-year-old Puerto Rican sato street rescues Roxy & Rico. Find us on Instagram & Twitter @OmShantiPups, or visit https://OmShantiPups.com.


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