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.

How To Have A Dog-Friendly Valentine’s Day

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, you are probably trying to decide on the perfect gift for your dog. But did you know that the traditional tokens of affection — roses, chocolates, and other candies — can be harmful for the four-legged loves of your life? Here’s some tips to ensure a loving and safe Valentine’s Day this year…

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Is Turkey Bad For Dogs? (The Truth)

Turkey

It’s tempting to slip Fido a piece of Thanksgiving turkey or a cold cut from the lunch meat, but could turkey be harming your dog? Which state is feeding its dogs the most turkey? Learn the answers along with some alternatives (and a yummy turkey treat recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers)…

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How To Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands

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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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National Veterinary Financial Assistance Resources: Give And Receive

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In today’s world, financial stability is much less common than it once was. So, to help you better manage your expenses in regards to your pets, we suggest looking into resources in your area if your pet is ill or hurt and you cannot afford to treat it as you may have in the past.

Here is a list of some national organizations that might be able to help you better afford care for your dog…

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What Are the Benefits Of Auto Ship Dog Food?

Dog Food

Recent trends have resulted in many more dog owners making their dog food purchases online. Such a practice not only lends to more responsible pet ownership, but also more cost savings for dog owners. Below we will take a look at some of the benefits of online dog food shopping and online auto-shipping programs…

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