Michelle Schenker

How To Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands

Dog sitting with owner doing trick in sunset (Caption: how to teach dog obedience commands)

You just brought home a new dog and are not sure where to start. Sure you need to make sure you have the right food, a collar with ID tag and leash along with a comfy place to sleep but you will also need to teach it how to behave in your home and around others. Sit, stay, down, release — these are all important obedience commands that you will need to communicate with your dog properly, so we think it is essential to explain how to train these desired behaviors…

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Guide To Miniature Dog Breeds

Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Miniature dogs meet many unique family needs. Whether living in an apartment or looking for a dog that isn’t too large to knock down young children, miniature dog breeds are often a better choice for some families. Below we will take a look at some of the more popular miniature dog breeds including: the Chihuahua, the miniature pinscher, the Italian greyhound and the cavalier King Charles spaniel…

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Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change…

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Top Dog Interview With Sir Charles Barkley the Dog

Sir Charles Barkley Dog

Sir Charles Barkley is a 3 year old French bulldog representing Seattle, Washington. We started his Instagram account just for fun when he was just a couple weeks old and never in our wildest dreams imagined him gaining such a following. He enjoys snorting, eating, kicking grass, back rubs, taking naps and playing with his many toys. But, there’s a lot more to this basketball-loving pup and we got to know him better in this exclusive Top Dog Interview with Canine Journal…

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Top Dog Interview With Manny the Frenchie

Top Dog Interview with Manny the Frenchie

Manny the Frenchie is a 4 year old French Bulldog from Chicago who rose to fame on Instagram and is now one of the world’s most followed French Bulldog on the Internet! With a unique fondness for sleeping in the bathroom sink and his “Frenchie talk”, he has built a celebrity fan base and a network that reaches over one million people and growing! We were so excited to have the chance to sit and speak with Manny the Frenchie as he told us all about his awesome life! We hope you enjoy this exclusive Top Dog interview with Canine Journal and tune in each month to meet a wide variety of canine characters…

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CPR For Dogs: A Step-By-Step Guide To Saving Your Dog’s Life

CPR for Dogs

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if the dog is unresponsive. Equipping yourself with the knowledge to effectively recognize and take action treating your dog’s condition can keep you calm and greatly increase your dog’s chance of survival.

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Laying Your Pet To Rest: Dog Cremation Or Burial?

Dog cremation ashes on mantel

After your pet passes on, taking care of their remains is the last thing you’ll want to think about. So it’s best to prepare yourself by knowing your options, and maybe even making your choice, beforehand. This article discusses the two main options for taking care of your pet’s remains: cremation and burial…

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