Michelle Schenker

Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. She is the proud co-founder of Canine Journal 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 where she and her husband live with Bella and Lily, their two adorable rescue pups. In addition to her love for snuggling with dogs, she also has enjoyed working professionally in the canine field since 1999 when she started her first dog-related job at a dog bakery.

Top Dog: Jack The Jumping DockDog Lab

Jack The Jumping DockDog Lab

Jack is a black lab who has an inspiring story of fighting and winning against cancer while competing in sporting competitions. He is a fun-loving, dock-diving team competitor and his mom is a childhood friend of Canine Journal’s co-founder, Michelle. We recently had the chance to chat with Jack about his advice for being a DockDog. He also shared his incredible comeback from cancer through his holistic treatments and lifestyle…

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Top Dog Interview: American Ninja Warrior’s K9 Ninja, Roo Yori

Top Dog Interview: Roo Yori, American Ninja Warrior and rescue pit bull

Roo Yori competes on the hit NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior as the K9 Ninja to raise awareness for homeless dogs. His rescue pit bull Wallace became a World Champion frisbee dog and he adopted Hector, another pit bull, from the Michael Vick dogfighting case. Roo continues to build quite an impressive resume. Learn about his inspiring story and what led him down the path from rescue advocate to American Ninja Warrior in our exclusive interview…

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How To Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands

Dog sitting with owner doing trick in sunset

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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Celebrating Our 10th Birthday

Celebrating 10 Years of Content for Canine Journal

In 2007, I created a business to make custom dog collars and leashes for internet shoppers. As we celebrate ten years online, I could not be more proud of how Canine Journal has transformed and grown into this wonderful web community! And it is in no small part thanks to each and every one of you. Together we have made Canine Journal the premier resource for all things dog and have helped pet parents make better decisions that enhance the lives of their pets. To celebrate a decade of dog-related content, we asked our fans to submit photos of their dog to be featured on our site. The dog with the most votes wins a customized prize pack including a Tote Tails bag, a personalized pillow from LifeGoesPOP and an ASPCA gift pack…

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Top Dog Interview: Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas’ Dog Tennille

Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas' Dog Tennille

As if that list isn’t impressive enough, she is also a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for SPOT, Ruffwear, Marmot, Big Agnes, and In Clover. She has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, NBC Nightly News, numerous local and regional television spots, will be featured on The Secret Lives of Dogs in January 2017, and is a feature in Service Tales Book by Ace Collins. Tennille is currently in active service and resides in Charlotte, NC with her partner, Trevor Thomas…

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Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull Dog

Fifty the Two-Legged Pitbull Dog

In September 2007, Fifty fell victim to Pit Bull breed discrimination and was shot with a gun by a police officer in both of his right limbs. This led to a double amputation and survived with two strong legs. He was put in a shelter and was adopted 9 months later by his current mom. Fifty now lives happily in his forever home in Chicago, Illinois where he is an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere to make sure they are treated with respect and dignity. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop history from repeating itself. His smile and spirit is likely to help you understand why you should never, ever judge a book from its cover. Now, let’s get to know Fifty the two-legged Pitbull in this exclusive interview…

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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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Top Dog Interview with Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver was born on the 4th of July and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is your typical Labrador Retriever and loves swimming, fetching, rolling in everything, making her family happy and playing with her sister Masey, a Golden Retriever, and her two brother kittens, Pouncer and Clover. Her absolute favorite two things to do are playing in the creek behind the house and being an active member of our family! She is a very, very special dog with a unique personality that is well-loved and taken care of by her family. Everyone that meets Denver quickly realizes she truly has a personality unlike any animal they have ever seen…

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