Amy Robinson

Amy Robinson grew up watching Lassie movies and parlayed her passion for dog smarts into a twenty-two year dog training career. She is the creator of the award-winning Drool School DVD and lives with her husband and certified Therapy dog, Mac. You can read more about her on her personal blog at: www.DroolSchool.com

Beagle sleeping in crate (caption: Crate Training Tips)

4 Tips For Crate Training Dogs, Made Easy

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, dog crates provide a special doggie den in your home while saving your best sofa from a hairy existence. The ability to spend a bit of time in a crate or behind a gate should be a skill every dog should have, just like Sit or Stay, so he can hang out stress-free at the groomer’s, veterinarian’s office, or while traveling. The old rusting metal variety you banished to the garage has gone way upscale with sleek wood and wicker models designed to fit into our living areas, right where the dog wants to be. Try these tips to get your dog to hop in without a fuss…

Michelle hugging Domino the dog

Why Do Women And Dogs Share Such A Tight Bond?

Dogs and their women share a very tight bond. This is not news to husbands or boyfriends that have been banished to the sofa because the dog has sprawled on the man’s side of the bed while he was brushing his teeth. It was not always this way. A couple of hundred years ago, when prairie skirts were not just a fleeting fashion trend, dogs rose before dawn and trotted off with the man to hunt, herd or do draft work all day…

Puppy with presents (caption: Is Giving A Christmas Puppy A Good Idea?)

Is Giving A Christmas Puppy A Good Idea?

Surprising a loved one with a puppy is a tad overwhelming. Even if the recipient is a dog lover, giving a dog comes with a huge responsibility for the new pet parent and you need to be sure they are prepared for a lifelong commitment. Read these tips before you get (or give) a puppy this holiday season.

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