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.

Puppy Tips: The “What If’s” of Raising a Puppy

German Sheppard Puppy

There are a number of “what if” situations that may arise shortly after or even a few months after bringing home your new puppy. Most never happen or if they do the resolutions are easy with a visit to the vet, a little puppy training or simply some patience. Here are some puppy tips to help you get through these challenging yet super fun times…

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Interview with Super Smiley, That Flash Mob Dog

Smily and Angel the Dog

Super Smiley is this month’s Top Dog. He is a mixed breed pup with a killer smile that will charm the pants off of just about anyone. Perhaps this is how he can convince so many people that adopting rescue dogs is really the best way to go (and we could not agree more, Smiley!). His wide grin has captured the attention of Betty White, Katherine Heigl, Dick Van Patten and other celebrities too. He also has been the inspiration behind an award-winning radio show and documentaries, has received an Honorary Mention award from the Humane Society of the United States, and is the creator of nationwide touring flash mob and a humane education program for kids called The Super Smiley® Kindness Program…

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A Dogs March Toward Spring

New Puppy

Despite the fact that the groundhog saw his shadow a few weeks back, we are still getting pretty encouraged by the warmer weather on the horizon. And, no one is more excited than my dogs that have been spent every day during this past week of sunshine and 65+ degree days in NC in the backyard enjoying the rays and outdoor adventures! We’ve been busy this past month bringing you new tips and tricks to help you and your pup live an even happier life together. Here are a few of the ones we thought you might enjoy…

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