Michelle Schenker

Shetland Sheepdog: An Active & Intelligent Herder

Sheltie in field with flowers (Caption: Shetland Sheepdog Breed Info)

Let’s dive in to find everything a prospective Shetland Sheepdog owners need to know about “shelties,” including where they originate, how they look, appearance, and more. Are you thinking about getting a Shetland Sheepdog? This guide has all you need to know about the breed.

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Gardening Considerations For Pet Parents

A grey and white shih tzu sits on green grass in front of a bright pink flowering shrub. (Caption: Gardening Considerations For Pet Parents)

The needs of your pets and the needs of your garden can sometimes clash. Many elements of gardens can be dangerous to pets, while your pets can cause significant damage to your garden. However, by taking a few basic precautions, you can keep both your pets and your garden safe.

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8 Benefits Of A Dog-Friendly Work Environment & Considerations When Bringing Dogs To Work

Three business colleagues and a dog sitting in front of a wooden conference table with their tongues out (Caption: Dog-Friendly Work Environment Benefits)

While working from home during the pandemic, owners got to spend more time with their dogs. But now, as people return to work, their pets will have to readjust. This readjustment may reveal newfound separation anxiety. More than a quarter of dog owners are worried that their canine companions will suffer separation anxiety when they return to work, and some are even willing to take a pay cut to continue working from home. With so many dog owners in the U.S. returning to work, perhaps it’s time to reexamine the benefits of dogs in the workplace.

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Do You Need Help With Vet Bills? Where To Find Pet Financial Assistance

Person at vet with dog looking at xrays with laptop (Caption: Veterinary financial assistance resources)

If you’ve run into financial troubles, you may be worried about how you can pay for veterinary care for your pet. You don’t want to have to sacrifice your pet’s health if he becomes ill or injured. So what can you do? If you need help with vet bills, we’ve got some tips for you. We suggest looking into resources in your area if your pet is ill or hurt and you can’t afford to treat him as you may have in the past. Below is a list of some national organizations and charities for help with vet bills. But be sure to check for local resources on the internet, through your vet, and also local colleges and universities. You may be surprised to find just how many people are willing to help care for your pet in your time of need.

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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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