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.

Parker Pup Barks Out Against Cancer

Park Pup with sign

Parker is not your every day 7 year old golden retriever. He’s a Pet Partners-registered therapy dog. He’s a spokesdog for cancer prevention. He’s an accomplished model. He’s a talented actor. And, in his free time, he even finds time to race around obstacles as an agility dog, surf and try to convince everyone he meets that they should throw a ball to play with him. Lucky for us, Parker was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with Canine Journal so you guys could get to know him better…

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An Interview With Mac The Pitbull

Interview with Mac the pitbull

Mac the Pitbull is an inspiration to all pitbulls and misunderstood dogs around the world. He is pitbull strong and makes his bark heard as he shares his story of rescue and greatness. Pitbulls are often trained to be aggressive dogs but they can also be trained to be awesome pets. That’s the sign of a smart dog breed and Mac is no exception. We were so excited to meet this special dog. You can too. Read our exclusive interview with Mac the Pitbull…

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An Interview With Lentil Bean the Dog

Lentil Bean dog and bear

Are you a Bean Stalker? I have to admit that I kind of am… And by Bean Stalker, I mean someone who “stalks” the adorable cleft palate dog named Lentil Bean via various social media channels and his website. My dream came true when he agreed to let me interview him for CanineJournal.com…

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Interview With Ricochet The Surf Dog

Ricochet surfing

We recently had the opportunity to hang ten with one cool pup: Rocochet the Surf Dog! Yes, she is, in fact, a surfing dog and she has even won surfing contests but her real claim to fame is that she SURFS WITH PURPOSE. While Ricochet can surf alone, she finds the most happiness when surfing with kids who have special needs, adults with disabilities, veterans and wounded warriors…

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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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Interview with Chris P Bacon Pig on Wheels

Chris P Bacon under sofa

Yep, his name is Chris P. Bacon (pronounced Crispy Bacon!) and he’s a pig. So, why are we interviewing him here on Canine Journal you may be asking. Well, the answer is simple – pigs are animals too and they deserve some airtime for their awesomeness as well! Plus, he’s got an important message to share…

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How To Treat A Poisoned Dog

A sick dog

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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