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Meet the Team

Ever wonder who is behind the scenes at CanineJournal.com? Our team has been involved in the canine world for more than 100+ years when you combine our experience with dogs both personally and professionally.  Each of our writers are committed to providing the most in-depth and unbiased information via research, reviews and stories to ensure you have all the tips you need for every aspect of caring for your beloved pup.

Learn more about your favorite authors and view their articles. You’re also welcome to get in touch with your feedback or questions. Thanks for reading and stopping by to get to know us. Here’s to keeping dogs smiling and their tails a-waggin’.

Lily the dog on computerLily Schenker

Lily is the Chief Dog Officer and the pup behind the scenes at Canine Journal. Her 7 years of life experience as a mixed-breed provide her with the unique perspective and experience one can only gain first-hand with squirrel hunting, tail chasing, butt sniffing, and trading tricks for treats. When not lounging outside in the sun, she spends her time sidled up to the humans who fill this website with stories and love.

Michelle hugging Domino the dogMichelle Schenker

Michelle is the founder of this website and a dog lover through and through. Since the day she was born, she has lived in a home full of dogs. Her adult home is no exception with two adorable rescue pups of her own, Bella and Lily. Their unconditional love and never ending tail wags make every day brighter.

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Alex and StormAlex Schenker

Alex’s first dog was a dalmatian named Domino then he had a black lab mix, Storm. Alex and his wife Michelle are now proud parents to two dogs Bella (yellow lab mix) and Lily (Brown Carolina dog). He loves how much love canines add to his life and how many lessons he learns from dogs to live life to the fullest.

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Jeff and Dog

Jeff Butler

Jeff has a long history with dogs. Having lived with Boxers, Labs, Golden Retrievers and even a couple of Samoyeds, Jeff has experience raising many different types of dogs. He is currently adapting to life with a rambunctious Goldendoodle puppy.

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Sadie and LucySadie Cornelius

Although she doesn’t have any pets herself, Sadie is a huge animal lover including her sister’s Bloodhound Jack and adores her mom’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lucy. She is always up for pet sitting and doing pet photography for her friends and family.

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Kimberly with Yellow Lab Kimberly Alt

Even though she doesn’t currently have a dog, Kimberly gets her puppy fix when she visits her sister’s dog, Jake. He’s a full lab and weighs 100 pounds so it’s not so much of a “puppy” fix! Kimberly likes hitting golf balls out to the corn field for Jake to fetch. During the summer, she likes going on walks with her sister and Jake.

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Sally Jones with dogSally Jones

Sally grew up in a feline-only home, but cat allergies in her early 20’s made it an easy transition to dog ownership. And she couldn’t be happier with her canine shadow, who’s been at her side (literally) for years. Tiny, named when he was the runt of the litter who almost didn’t make it, has taught her all about canine care — and how to train and engage a very high-energy pup. No longer a cat person for obvious reasons, Sally is now a true bone-ified dog lover.

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Sara Wilson Coffin and dogSara Wilson Coffin

Sara is a writer for Canine Journal. She adores dogs and recently adopted a rescue pup named Beamer. Whole she may be adjusting to life with another being to care for, she needed no time to adjust to all the extra love.

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Amy Brannan

Amy’s personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

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