Sadie Cornelius

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel, Peanut, and two cats. She is currently dog mom to Lexie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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. She has experience potty and house training as well as teaching dogs tricks such as sit and shake. Sadie is passionate about canine well-being so she feeds her pup all-natural meals and no table scraps.

Sadie and her husband live in Washington DC and enjoy walking Lexie to nearby dog parks or patios and taking her canine companion on trips. Having an adventurous, long-haired Blenheim means frequent baths and home grooming to maintain a clean coat. A small dog also requires more frequent dental care and Sadie is proactive with Lexie's oral hygiene.

She has been covering dog-related topics since 2012 and is proud to share her latest personal experience, resources and information with fellow pet parents. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

Hot Dog: How To Prevent And Treat Heat Stroke In Dogs

Dog panting in hot car (caption: Heat Stroke In Dogs prevention & treatment)

Warm weather is idealistic for pet owners to enjoy the outdoors with man’s best friend. It’s tempting to take Fido with you to run errands and on family trips. But what happens when they become too hot? As the temperature rises, dog owners must be aware of the potential warning signs of dog heat stroke and how to prevent it before it’s too late…

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The Ultimate Dog Gift Guide For 2019

Pet Gift Guide

While it’s fun to treat your furry best friend year-round, the holidays are an especially good time to shower your pooch with presents. There are thousands of dog products on the market, but we’ve rounded up and reviewed our all-time (and some new) favorites that will be sure to spoil the special dogs in your life…

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Crate Training Your Puppy: The Key To A Pee-Free Home

Puppy laying crate

Crate training, when done effectively, can be a helpful tool. Not only does it provide your new puppy with a sense of safety and stability, it also provides you, as a new puppy owner, with a way to establish order and rule in your home. Implemented and followed through with correctly, crate training is a win for all parties involved – especially for your puppy…

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Organic Dog Treats: Recipes And Buying Guide

Organic frozen dog treats (caption: Organic Dog Treats Recipes)

There are many reasons why dog owners opt to feed their dogs organic dog treats, with one of the top reasons being that there is no doubt that these treats are more beneficial than traditional dog treats. Let’s examine why organic dog treats may be a good choice for your dog, as well as provide some excellent commercially available organic dog treats and of course provide recipes that you can make yourself…

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Reporting Live with Brooklyn And Bonnie

Morgan Thomas and Dogs

Our Top Dog(s) for July are Bonnie, a three year old black lab, and Brooklyn, a nine month old boxer/bloodhound mix. They are the sweet puppies of Morgan Thomas, a dear friend of mine and TV reporter in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since I met Morgan more than 10 years ago, she has always been in front of the camera working on a career in entertainment as well as a huge animal lover and advocate for helping find homes for furry friends.

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How To Fly And Travel With Pets: A Complete Guide

Dog sitting next to luggage

Headed out on a holiday and want to bring your furry family member along for the ride? Perhaps you are going to a conference or traveling for work and want your pup to keep you company? Whether it’s a short road trip or a long haul flight, here are a few tips for smooth sailing for you and your travel companion…

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Interview with Burger from Young House Love

Burger

Who better to kick off May’s spotlight than Burger from the Young House Love blog (view their book on Amazon: Young House Love). Burger was kind enough to take precious time away from hiding under the covers and roaming around his parent’s Sherry and Jon’s home improvements to share some insight into what it’s like being a top dog in Richmond, Virginia. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta be man’s (and woman’s) best friend…

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Canine Journal Launches A Facebook Fan Drive Fundraiser for the Humane Society

Facebook Promo

Who doesn’t want to help save a dog’s life? This July you can and it’s as easy as a click of a button. Here at Canine Journal, in addition to our great website resource, we also have a Facebook page where we share great dog tips, news, photos and more. We also invite you to share your stories and photos in our Facebook community. In conjunction with our Facebook page we have launched a Facebook fan drive to help raise money and awareness for doggies in need…

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Why Dogs Eat Grass: How To Train Them To Stop

Dog in Grass

Our dogs often do things that we struggle to understand. One of those things is eating grass. While we may feed our dogs a perfectly well-balanced diet and provide them with all the stimulation they need, they may still take to consuming grass. There are many theories behind just why our canine friends impersonate cows chewing cud, and we are going to take a shot at the reasoning behind them…

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