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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Wisdom Panel Expert Interview: Leading The Way With Dog DNA

Wisdom Panel’s scientists have been studying and collecting data for more than 20 years. With this experience and vast pool of data, they can accurately identify a dog’s DNA details alongside robust analysis and insights about what type of dog you have and potential underlying health conditions. Read our interview to learn more…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (And High Energy Dogs Too)

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms? Which Are Safe, Poisonous & Toxic, Supplements & More

If your dog sees a mushroom growing in your yard, it might look tempting to eat. Or what if your dog nibbles on a mushroom or eats one at the dinner table? Are mushrooms okay for dogs? And when are mushrooms dangerous for dogs? We’ll give you the lowdown on all kinds of safe and unsafe mushrooms and explain what to do if your dog eats a toxic one.

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Can Dogs Eat Celery? Safe Snack Or Unhealthy Option?

Many consider celery a less desirable vegetable because it lacks flavor. But is this crunchy food a healthy and affordable alternative for snacks? Is celery poisonous for dogs? Find out if celery is okay for dogs and how to share your stalks with your pup safely.

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Can Dogs Eat Almonds? The Nutty Truth

Almonds are a yummy, healthy snack for people and are popular in trail mix, granola, or on their own. Almond butter, milk, and flour are often ingredients in baked goods like cookies and bread. But what happens if your pup accidentally gets into a can of almonds you left on your desk or finds an almond dropped on the floor? Can dogs eat almonds and enjoy them in the same way humans can? The answer is, it depends on the situation.

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4 Holiday Pet Hazards & Tips To Avoid Them

While the holidays can be the most festive season for us, they can also be the most hazardous time of year for our four-pawed family members. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure your dear dog or cat enjoys a healthy, happy holiday season.

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Best Harness For Small Dogs (Top Picks By Type)

Has your little pup become a master escape artist? Maybe you want to switch to a harness but struggle to find a suitable fit? Headstrong dogs can be challenging to walk with, even if it’s a small breed—they can be feisty, too. Their tiny size means that you’ll often have to do specific searches, even if that dual-clip harness comes in smaller sizes. But lucky for you, we’re here today to review the best harness for small dogs, plus some other highly-rated alternatives.

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Best Harness For Dachshunds To Walk Your Weiner Dog

Are you having trouble finding the perfect harness for your Dachshund? Barrel-shaped dogs are some of the trickiest to fit. Due to their sausage physique, they’re masters at escaping the harness. Luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place. We review five of the best Dachshund harnesses that suit their unique bodies perfectly and provide some key tips on what to look for.

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Dog Activity Statistics: Who’s Most Active?

FitBark is more than just our top pick for easiest to use dog activity tracker. FitBark recently released FitBark Explore – all the data they’ve been collecting over the years along with graphics and reports on their website with real-time updates to show how your dog’s activity compares against other users’ dog’s health. Making it public they are hoping it will shed some light on what is average for your pup. The stats can then also be used for research purposes and possibly to reference in other articles. Owners now get weekly snapshot emails on how their dog is progressing…

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