Sadie Cornelius

Sadie leads the charge on brand management, graphic design, social media strategy, and other PR and marketing initiatives. She has more than 15 years of digital and traditional media experience for a wide range of companies and industries. Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in Advertising and a business concentration from UT's McCombs School Of Business. Sadie has covered dog-related topics for Canine Journal since 2012. She is proud to share her personal experiences, resources, and information with fellow pet parents to help them make the best decisions for their fur-babies. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and dozens of regional news organizations. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel and cats. She is currently a dog mom to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and lives in Washington DC. As a professional dog sitter for more than a decade, Sadie has cared for dozens of canines of various breeds, sizes, and temperaments. The responsibility of caring for others' pets has helped her understand the importance of giving animals a loving home. When not creating infographics and helping behind the scenes at Canine Journal, you can find her traveling (with her canine, of course), taking photos (including pet photography), and going to nearby parks and patios with her husband and dog.

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Best Escape-Proof Dog Harnesses (For Houdini Hounds)

Did your dog escape the collar for the third time today? Perhaps they found a way to wiggle themselves out of their harness while you weren’t looking? Either way, having to chase your dog down the street because they saw a squirrel is never fun. So we set out to find the best escape-proof dog harnesses comparing quality, escape-proof features, and user reviews. There can be multiple motives for why your dog may continuously escape their harness. It’s often due to poor fit and quality—some dogs don’t like the feeling of restraint. When shopping for a dog harness, you must look for one with secure clips, strong material, padding, handles, and reflective strips for visibility should they escape.

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Poodle Mixes: 52 Different Types Of Doodle Hybrids

Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, coming in as the seventh most popular dog in the United States. These fantastically fluffy friends are known for often being best in show across all categories. And it’s no wonder why– Poodles are super dang cute with their curly coats, sparkling eyes, and animated expressions. They’re also among the most intelligent dogs in the world. Doctor Stanley Coren explains in his 1994 book The Intelligence of Dogs that Poodles are around second place in intelligence in the canine world, only next to the Border Collie. Combine their striking good looks with their intelligence (not to mention their unexpected athleticism) and you’ve got a winning combination.

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Dog Sitting Tips For Parents: How To Ensure The Best Care Possible

Looking to use a dog sitting service like Rover? It’s a convenient alternative to putting your dog in the kennel and gives Fido the luxury of hanging out in a loving home while you’re away. I don’t have pets myself, but having dog sat hundreds of hours for dozens of dogs over the years, I’ve learned a few things that are useful for owners to know before dropping your pet off with a caregiver. Hopefully, these tips for dog parents will help ensure that their sitters are well-prepared to give furry friends the best care possible (while giving you ultimate peace of mind too)…

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Dog Health

Healthcare for humans has been a hot topic in the news recently. But just because dogs are sitting backseat in cars doesn’t mean we should put their well-being behind our own. It is commonly believed that a dog ages about seven human years for every one year perhaps because dogs age seven times faster than we do. That means it is that much more important to take care of them to ensure they live a full and healthy life…

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What Makes A Good Vet?

It’s important to find service professionals in your life you like and can trust. There’s nothing worse than having an appointment with a doctor or meeting with your lawyer and they don’t remember you or any of the information you’ve provided them with in the past. Similarly, you want an empathetic vet you trust and get along with because they are ultimately responsible for taking care of your furry friend in good times and in bad. But what attributes make up a good vet exactly? Read on to learn how to find a good vet and what to look for when seeking high-quality veterinary care…

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10 Rare Genetic Cat Diseases

Leila Hadziabdic is a Master’s student in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology. She joined the pet genomics company Basepaws in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Leila’s job is to research and write feline genetic and health-related content, including this Canine Journal exclusive discussion about rare feline genetic disorders and how Cat DNA tests can help us dig into their health history…

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Dog Evolution History: Where Do Dogs Come From?

Ever look down at your dog and wonder where she came from? We’re not talking about who her parents were, but something more profound. While human evolution is a hot topic, what about dog evolution? Where do dogs come from? Did dogs evolve from another animal, or were they created by a greater being and placed on earth to be our best friends? While there’s a great deal of conflict on the evolution of dogs, there are some answers.

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Dog Car Sickness: Natural Remedies, Nausea Medicine & More Tips For Puppies Throwing Up

Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You’ve tried, but your dog gets car sick. It’s a challenging problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured — there are steps you can take. And, you’re not alone. There are multiple reports that state that one in five dogs suffers from motion sickness. How can you help your dog’s car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in the car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud.

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The Farmer’s Dog Coupon, Seasonal Discounts, And Review

If you found this page, you’re probably sniffing around to find out about The Farmer’s Dog fresh food for your furry family member. And if you’re like us, you’re looking to score the best possible deal. Well, you’re in luck because we have The Farmer’s Dog coupon details to help you save money.

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HempMy Pet Discount Code & Ways To Save Money On CBD Products In 2022

HempMy Pet offers CBD oils and treats for dogs to help them with a variety of health issues. They’re 100% human-grade, full-spectrum, certified organic and made in small batches to ensure high quality. Luckily, we have a coupon code and ways to save on HempMy Pet products. Check back often to find updated discount codes, and look below for the latest offer.

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Spot & Tango Coupon Code For Dog Food Subscriptions In 2022

Spot & Tango offers both fresh and dehydrated dog food delivery options. While it can be a bit more expensive than other dog foods, their subscription service offers some savings. Luckily, we also have a coupon code for Spot & Tango. Check back often to find updated discount codes. Below is the latest offer we can find.

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Seeking A Trupanion Discount Code, Seasonal Promos, Or Other Deals?

If you found this, you’re probably on a hunt to get pet insurance for your furry family member. And if you’re like us, you’re looking to score the best possible deal before you purchase. Well, if you are interested in a Trupanion Pet Insurance discount, you may be in luck.

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