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.

Dog Friendly Restaurants Dining Tips

Dog eating with couple in restaurant

Thinking of dining al fresco with your pup but not sure where to start… literally? We can help with these four easy tips on how to find dog friendly dining locations in your town, how to entertain your pup while you are enjoying your cocktail, how to make sure everyone minds their own business and a few ideas on how to keep them out of trouble (read: fight). All of these helpful doggy dining ideas might just make your next dog day out a little more enjoyable…

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How A Venomous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a venomous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decision…

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Meet Frankie Wah the Twitter Sensation

Frankie Wah

Top Dog fans, you are in for a real treat this month, or should I say tweet! We interviewed the one, the only Frankie Wah of twitter fame and he had some interesting thoughts to share with you. @Frankie_Wah joined Twitter in June 2010 but the real-life Frankie is a big character in a little (chihuahua) body and pretty close to the jokes his (bad) behavior inspires. Find out why 96,000+ fans follow him and have added his dose of humor to their lives…

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Tuna Melts My Heart, The Interview

Tuna Melts My Heart, The Interview

Tuna the dog melts my heart and is sure to melt yours too. He’s a sweet little rescue dog (our favorite kind!) who was found on the side of the road in San Diego, California. We were lucky that Tuna the dog was willing to take a break during his exciting east coast tour with Barkbox to answer a few question for us in this exclusive Top Dog interview…

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Get the Scoop in Our Top Dog Interview with Preston Speaks

Get the Scoop in Our Top Dog Interview with Preston Speaks

Preston is a West Highland White Terrier (a westie) and has found fame by creating his own website called PrestonSpeaks.com. He is an Internet star, model, and actor. Preston lives in western Kentucky with his parents, Elvis (his dog brother), Daisy (his dog sister), and two cat siblings, Mr. Pibb and Dr. Pepper. Read his interview to find out what makes him tick and also, how he feels about those cats…

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Dog Tips For Spring

Lilly Howling

Spring is here!! And that means it’s time to get off the couch, grab the leash and get outside with your dog. I cannot think of a more exciting time of year for us humans or our canine friends when everything is blooming and hope springs eternal (or at least the flowers do!). And speaking of Spring, we’ve got lots of new articles to spring on ya that will also hopefully help you out as you dive into warmer weather. From heat stroke prevention and allergies to how to buy pet meds online and dogs watching tennis…

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Pet Friendly Hotels In Asheville, NC

Dog Tour of Blake House Inn in Asheville

If you’re like us, life would be better with your dog always by your side, especially on travel adventures. So when we started planning our trip to Asheville, NC, we were blown away to find so many dog-friendly lodging, restaurant, coffee shops and dog park options right in town! If you have not been to Asheville before, you are missing out. The views of the Pisgah and Smoky Mountains are breathtaking and so are the tastes in all the locally-sourced, seasonal menus at top-rated restaurants. But let’s get back to the topic at hands – all the pet-friendly hotels you can choose from to plan the perfect family trip with your pup soon…

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