Rachel Sheppard is the author and founder of My Kid Has Paws. She is a Social Media Manager, blogger, corgi mom, animal lover, volunteer, graduate student, and shoe collector. After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science & Management, she worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 3 years. Her daily interactions with pet parents inspired her to start her blog focused on pet health, pet rescue, and pet products. She has a true enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and animal science, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with pet parents.
Shandos Cleaver is the founder of Travelnuity, a travel blog focused on dog-friendly travel around the world. Currently traveling around Europe with her Miniature Dachshund, Schnitzel, Shandos realised there was a shortage of information about traveling with a dog. Travelnuity aims to provide hands-on information to other dog-loving travelers, whether about sight-seeing, transport options or where to stay, plus inspire more people to travel with their dogs.
Hi, I'm Kelley Denz owner of Sitter For Your Critters a pet sitting and dog walking company in Chico, CA. I have been taking care of clients pets for over 20 years. I am an avid animal lover and have had the privilege of owning horses, dogs, cats, birds, and chinchillas. I have a passion for animal rescue and have donated countless hours helping out our local shelters. I also enjoy fostering dogs which I find very rewarding.
Ashley Turner is a Dog Mom of a beautiful Westie named Lily. She also happens to be the community manager and blogger for PuppyWire. Her passion is to help other Dog Parents by giving them practical advice through tips, guides, and reviews for popular dog products. Find out more by visiting PuppyWire.com.
Ralf Weber is a certified dog trainer and behaviorist. A professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), an AKC evaluator for Puppy S.T.A.R., Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine certifications, author of the dog behavioral book: "If Your Dog Could Talk" and owner of the dog training company Happy Dog Training. Ralf works with clients in Southern California and can be contacted through his website at HappyDogTraining.info.
Kathryn Brown is a freelance writer. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and her pet Duke. When she's not out exploring other countries, she spends most of her time teaching others how to work remotely while her pit bull, Annabelle, lounges alongside. She's also an advocate for dogs like hers and aims to spread awareness everywhere she goes.
Animal Behaviourist, Tellington TTouch Practitioner, Real Dog Yoga Instructor & Author
Toni has worked with domesticated and wild canids since 1989. After a long and successful career with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, she started her own business as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner. She is now one of the highest qualified Practitioners in the UK.
In 2001 her skills in TTouch took Toni to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust were she meet a pack of socialised wolves. She went on to work with them for over a decade as a Senior Wolf Handler and Education Officer for the organisation. In more recent years, Toni has gone on to become a Real Dog Yoga Instructor, (Visit therealdogyoga.co.uk to find out more) and updated her qualifications in behaviour with the International School of Psychology and Behaviour, for which she is also an affiliate. She is now a full member of The Association of INTO Dogs as a certified canine behaviourist. She teaches all over the UK and abroad, works with clients' one to one, and writes. Toni lives in Oxfordshire, England with her husband and their dog MrP.
In more recent years, Toni has gone on to become a Real Dog Yoga Instructor, (Visit therealdogyoga.co.uk to find out more) and updated her qualifications in behaviour with the International School of Psychology and Behaviour, for which she is also an affiliate. She is now a full member of The Association of INTO Dogs as a certified canine behaviourist. She teaches all over the UK and abroad, works with clients' one to one, and writes. Toni lives in Oxfordshire, England with her husband and their dog MrP.
Over the last two decades, Toni has been developing her writing. She spent two years editing and writing features for Wolf Print, the UK Wolf Conservation Trust's international magazine. She went on to write for national dog magazines, rescue society newsletters and blogs. Her first and second book, The Truth about Wolves & Dogs, (Hubble and Hattie 2012) and Among the Wolves (Hubble and Hattie 2015) have been a great success. Her latest writing collaboration with co-author Karen Bush sees a series of books entitled HELP! My Dog is…. Titles include, HELP! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks, HELP! My Dog doesn't Travel Well in the Car, HELP! My Dog is Destroying the Garden and HELP! My Dog has a Canine Compulsive Disorder. All are available in paperback and eBook format on Amazon. Toni and Karen have many more titles planned under the banner of Skinny Dog Books – named as they both own sighthounds and the books are small and concise.
Visit tonishelbourne.co.uk and skinnydog.jimdo.com for more details about Toni, her work and books.
Toni Shelbourne and Karen Bush’s book HELP!
My Dog is Destroying the Garden:
Jane Bowers, B.A., CABC, CPDT-KA
Jane Bowers has been training dogs for over two decades. She teaches people to train their dogs in group and private training courses and has a keen interest in assisting dogs with behavioral issues. Her company is Dogs of Distinction Canine Training Inc. Jane has a monthly newspaper column on dog related topics and is a former host of a live call in TV show on animals. She is a strong advocate for force free and humane training methods for all animals. Jane has a degree in psychology and is certified as a dog trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and as a behaviour consultant through the International Association of Behavior Consultants and through the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.
These organizations require a minimum number of continuing education units be obtained to retain certification. She is also a professional member of "The Pet Professional Guild," an organization committed to force-free training of animals and the "Association of Professional Dog Trainers," a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to being better trainers through education. Jane is the content creator of the online course "Assessing and Interpreting Dog Behaviour," which is a course for law enforcement personnel who meet unfamiliar dogs in the course of their duties. She is the author of "Perfect Puppy Parenting," a guide to raising a happy, confident, well-behaved dog. Jane spent 17 years working for Customs Border Services and in joint teams with US Homeland Security and the RCMP. She spent a further 8 years working as an Animal Control Officer and Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Jane lives on a small farm with dogs, sheep, donkeys, and chickens. The dogs each came from situations that prevented them from living in their original homes. The dogs range in size and age and with the dog training and behavioral work, whether it's participating in the development of an online training course, working with a client's dog or tracking a lost pet or animal.
Dr. Babette Gladstein
Dr. Babette Gladstein practices integrative medicine in the greater New York area. For more information please visit her website: drbabette.com, also her: Facebook page
Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West. Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State.
She is a "Registered Veterinary Technician," a "Certified Professional Dog Trainer" (Knowledge Assessed), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the "Association of Pet Dog Trainers" and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Shannon is currently serving as President for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. Shannon's dog training philosophy revolves around force-free, positive reinforcement, however, her ultimate goal is for healthy happy relationship between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment and training all play a significant role in achieving this goal. Shannon is currently the owner of Ventura Pet Wellness and Dog Training Center in Ventura, CA where she works with anxious and fearful dogs privately as well as teaching agility classes (Venturapetwellness.com). Shannon has also started a training website called Truly Force Free Animal Training.
Chelsy is a writer from Montana who is now living in beautiful Boise, Idaho. She graduated with her journalism degree in 2012 from the University of Montana. She is passionate about animal rights, bad television, and white wine. She is a volunteer at Simply Cats in Boise.
Hi, I'm Jenna Drady AKA HuskyCrazed - author and creator of ownedbyahusky.ca. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and of course my 3 huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of my life, I was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, I started doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. I am inspired every day by my family, and love to bring my readers valuable information as well as a little laugh while I'm at it. I created my own business partnered with my lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things.
We currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, we donate a portion of our sales to local shelters throughout Canada.
Dorothy Wills-Raftery is an award-winning photojournalist and author of EPIC Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy; the FiveSibes™ Tales children’s books: What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness; and Buddy, the Christmas Husky~Based On A True Holiday Miracle books (ArcticHouse Publishing), as well as the FiveSibes.com, an online encyclopedia for the Siberian Husky breed and Canine Epilepsy information, as well as her international award-winning FiveSibes blog, based on the lives of her five Siberian Huskies. Her work has also appeared in American Pet Magazine, Ruff Drafts, The Sled Dogger, and Hudson Valley Paw Print Magazine. Dorothy is the writer and host of "The Sibe Vibe” Dog Works Radio show.
Dorothy is a 9-time Dog Writers of America Association “Excellence” nominee, winning the prestigious Maxwell Medallion in 2017 and 2016 for her writing, photography, and design. Her book EPIC Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy received the 2018 Independent Press Award for “Excellence” in the Reference Book category and 2017 NYC Big Book Award for “Excellence” in the Animal/Pet book category. Dorothy was also named “Best Author” in 2015 & 2016 by Hudson Valley Magazine and all four books named “Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine, An official International Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambassador since 2012 and a volunteer case manager for The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, Dorothy is the creator of the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness campaign and partnered with The Anita Kaufmann Foundation for #Paws4Purple Project, both inspired by her own epileptic Husky, Gibson. In addition to her Siberian Huskies, Dorothy shares her home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. You can follow Dorothy and her FiveSibes on Facebook at FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews, Twitter, and Instagram (@FiveSibesMom).
Cathy C. Bennett
Cathy C. Bennett is a micro-pet influencer and the creator of Groovy Goldendoodles™ a pet blog and website centered around her two Goldendoodles - Harley and Jaxson. Cathy writes about everyday life with two very active Doodles. Learn more about this incredible hybrid breed, dog health and nutrition, training and grooming tips, Pet Therapy, homemade treats, and so much more at groovygoldendoodles.com
Tina M. Spring
Tina M. Spring is the owner of Sit Happens Dog Training & Behavior, LLC in Athens, GA. She is the creator of the Hounds for the Holidays program to help prepare dogs for the stress of the holiday season and prevent dog bites. She is also the author of 90 Days to the Perfect Puppy which is available as an online course.
A native of Massachusetts and a resident of Georgia where I have lived since 2008 with six rescue dogs, commonly referred to as my merry band of misfits, and one husband. I am the proud owner of Best Buddies Dog Training in Hoschton, GA. When not in the training studio, you'll find me in a nursing home, hospital or special needs class with my certified pet therapy dog or recruiting for my pet therapy organization, Happy Tails. I also spend a great deal of time researching the latest information on dog food, health and training techniques and volunteering with local rescues. I have written stories to contribute to Titan's Tales and Other Dog Adoption Love Stories and In Dogs We Trust.
Rosa Fierro is a graphic designer and a dog lover… an extreme dog lover! She carries her camera or phone all the time and, everywhere she goes, she shoots pictures of every dog she finds. She may have thousands of photos… She also runs Woof Love, a blog for extreme dog lovers. She loves to work with companies in the pet industry and animal organizations to create brand identities and marketing materials to help them promote their products, services or missions. She loves to connect with other pet lovers! You can find her blog and website at https://woof-love.com Stop by and say Hi! Or Woof!!
Joy Zobel is a Labrador owner. She is the lead author of https://www.doggroomarena.com that has been developed to help people solve the troubles of dog grooming. She is an active advocate of animal protection campaigns also see the Foods Not To Give To Your Dog.
Meet Mitch Felderhoff. Mitch joined his family business in May of 2007 after graduating from the University of North Texas. After several years working in sales, Mitch took on the responsibility of marketing, new product development, and was named Vice President of Muenster Milling in 2009. With the company now firmly in the 4th generation of Felderhoff’s, Mitch’s commitment to excellence is stronger than ever. When Mitch isn’t working on extruding dry pet foods, he is a husband and loving father of three boys.
Chaz Elban is a founder and blogger for https://thepuppyplace.org, a blog focused on puppies and dogs in general. Chaz has 3 dogs including a Miniature Schnauzer, Morikepoo and a Havanese. Chaz grew up on a farm and has many fond memories of taking care of and playing with his many dogs on the farm. You can contact Chaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy can’t even remember a time when she wasn’t writing and editing in some capacity. She loves puppies, coffee and Netflix, and hates frozen pizza, cell phones, and cilantro. You can find her work over at simplyfordogs.com
Zach is a life-long pet owner and enthusiast. He was born into a family with a dog named Murphy, and since then has owned several other dogs, mice, ferrets, fish, geckos, and a cat. This experience has given him the knowledge necessary to help others become excellent pet owners on his website beyond the treat with detailed gear, housing, and feeding guides for all pets.
Many years ago, I received the greatest gift I have ever received from another human being. I named that gift Chico. Since then, my husband and I have given a fur-ever home to other Chihuahuas and we now have three. Chihuahuas became my passion!
Knowing that Chihuahuas are the second most euthanized breed in America—second only to Pit Bulls—it soon became my mission to do something to change these sad statistics and to help educate Chihuahua parents, owners, and guardians. That is when I began my full-time career as a professional blogger and launched my website Chichisandme.com.
Along with my years of experience, I work closely with others in the pet community and with experts in training. I have volunteered at our local shelter in several departments, including working with the training team.I now work part-time at a Veterinary Hospital.
I am very passionate about all dogs’ overall health, physical, mental, and emotional, with a special emphasis on the Chihuahua breed.
Website: ChiChis And Me
CDT, CHHC, Published Author “Get Your Leash On!”
I am a dog trainer and health coach for teams of people and their dogs. I am the author of “Get Your Leash On!” which is a guide to living a happy and healthy lifestyle with your dog. Knowing how to train with your dog to do basic dog training behaviors, and how to SAFELY train with your dog to get moving is important to a longer and happier life together, combining that with healthier ways of eating as a team. Cooking once for your dog and yourself instead of making two meals is less time consuming and more fun! I share my life with four dogs, I call them my 4 American dogs. Scout and Liberty are my two American Foxhound “mixes” (although if you ever heard their bay/ howl you’d drop the “mix” as well). They came to me via way of the Smithtown Hunting Club (who uses American Foxhounds in their events) and Kent Animal Shelter. Then there is Freedom- my Shepherd Mix who thinks she is Scout’s mini me- and then finally Justice, who is my GSD. We typically run anywhere from 3- 6 miles a day together. I one day hope to become the internet’s go-to dog-and-human-team health coach so I can help teams live together longer, changing the world around us to be that much better. Can we elect a dog in office one day? LOL!
Blog site: doggonehealthychoices.com
Corey has been hand-crafting custom leather dog collars and leashes since 2012 at genuinecollars.com to satisfy the need for high-quality accessories for our canine friends.
Olivia Harper is the co-founder of the blog Daily Dog Stuff. She is a reserved and passionate pet parent who loves to spend time with her Sibe, who keeps her active and social. Read more of her guides and tips by visiting the blog or following their page @dailydogstuff.
Joy Schneider is dog mom to GBGV’s Bailie and Madison, and is the human behind the blog, MyGBGVLife.com Technically, she’s a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator, but her heart is with dogs. Most of her time is spent with her dogs, doing training, sports, running, and walking. My GBGV Life is a fun,photo based blog about creating a healthy lifestyle for dogs through diet, physical, and mental exercise.She shares her dogs’ adventures, products she loves, and things she learns along the way to help others create a wonderful lifestyle and bond with their own dogs.
An email marketer and writer at AcademicBrits.com, Adelina Benson works hard to develop marketing strategies for clients. She spends her time editing and proofreading company emails and in her spare time she loves exploring connections with people in her professional life and sharing her knowledge through online seminars and in real life.
Matilda Davies is a contributing health writer for House Method. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her dogs Soda and Ramona, and enjoys hiking, biking, and yoga in her free time.
Farah Al-Khojai is the Managing Partner of Pet's Delight. A passionate entrepreneur, Farah holds a Bsc in Government from the London School of Economics. She is always on the lookout for new opportunities to develop and grow the pet and equestrian retail and wholesale market in the UAE and beyond, and is proud to be at the helm of the first and the largest pet care provider in the market representing world-class brands including Orijen, Applaws, Hunter, Savic, Flamingo, Ruffwear and Rogz.
Freddie Tubbs is a business writer at Bigassignments and Academized. He regularly contributes articles to online magazines and blogs, such as the Vault and Australian help.
Alistair is a journalist by trade currently learning the ropes in Medellin, Colombia. Although the football to futbol transition is off to a rough start, the rest of the equation is balancing out well. If he wasn't an AllTheRooms content writer, he would almost certainly be neck-deep in the Medellin reggaeton scene.
Lindsay Pereira is a pet-lov’in Montréal-based writer who’s a “mommy” to Maya, a sweet-tempered senior Labrador/Rottweiler and Muffy, a grumpy guinea pig with a serious attitude problem. She writes about pets at Animallama.com.
Beverley Courtney, author of the popular Essential Skills for a Brilliant Family Dog series of books, lives in Worcestershire with her four dogs, cat, hens and many tropical fish. She works with puppies and “growly” dogs, always looking to build the bond between dog and owner. Choose your free step-by-step email course to changing the things you don’t like about your dog to the things you do like. And look out for the new series of books, Essential Skills for your Growly but Brilliant Family Dog.
I love to travel around the world and a mother of two dogs – Mia and Kellie
Shelly Andrews is Director of Marketing at AutismHome Support Services — a leading provider of in-home, one-on-one services to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The company’s mission is to provide quality, evidence-based ABA therapy in Chicago, Denver, and Michigan to children with ASD and their families in the home.
Ava is a Pet Blogger and Fur-Mom of two Miniature Dachshunds(Reno and Bastian). Ava is on a mission to provide helpful resources to assist dachshund owners through their journey of raising and owning this special dog breed. She is the proud owner and author of Dachshundstation.com
Check out DachshundStation for training advice, care tips, and product recommendations.
Kaytie Carter is a contributing wellness writer at House Method. In her free time, she enjoys working on her blog, playing with her newly adopted pup, and traveling on the weekends.
Chloe Bennet is an educator at OX Essays and Best Essay Services websites. She helps create an educational program and polished tutoring techniques. Chloe teaches business writing at Top assignment writing services in Western Australia portal.
Lauretta Williams is a web-addicted blogger. She loves spending her time listening to music, playing with her dog and writing blogs from her computer. We all want our dog not to run from home. But sometimes, they still might get lost. Don't worry, we have your back. Report your lost with PawMaw we can help you find your missing pet.
Brennan Valeski is a writer for SurvivalTechShop.com who loves gear and technology that allows him to be ready for any situation that arises. He shares his personal experiences and recommendations to help you be prepared for your next adventure.
Matt is the founder of PetHairPatrol.com, a website dedicated to finding the best products to keep that pet hair from invading your home.
He lives in New York with his two golden retrievers: Ben and Jerry. Once he opened a carton of yogurt, and immediately there was a dog hair inside. That's when he decided to find the best ways to get rid of pet hair and start a website to share his knowledge. He has researched and reviewed hundreds of products that help you keep your home clean - even when you have furry roomies. He loves running and Italian pizza. He hates pigeons. And obviously, pet hair!
Cindy Myers is a medical intuitive who works on both animals and humans. She is an empath and can feel where emotions and energetic blockages are occurring and can help remove those blockages. She works with clients all over the country and internationally. Cindy does most of her work at a distance over the phone. She teaches webinars about animals and emotions and how to develop and use your intuition for yourself and your pets. She has authored two books. Her book 5 Steps to Animal Communication has lead to workshops. She has frequent speaking engagements around the country. She lives in Oregon on her alpaca farm. You can learn more about Cindy on her website, BeAnAnimallistener.com.
Carlo Bueza is a loving husband, proud father, dog lover and the author of DogsNStuff.net. He used to teach in the university but instead, decided to work from home to spend more time with his family and his second love, his dogs.
He has been a dog owner since he is 8 years old and now, at 30 he still continues to become a happy dog owner and is starting to teach his young child to become like him. Right now, he owns a Labrador, and a Shih Tzu.
In the course of 22 years of being a dog enthusiast, he has already gained much-needed experience in handling a variety of breeds, like Poodle, Duschand and Chow chow. And now, it’s his way of paying forward to share his passion for taking care of dogs and share his knowledge with fellow dog lovers.
Andreas Olofsson is a big-time dog lover and the founder of Dogmembers, a website trying to bring dog owners together. We want to give you the best articles for free. Everything from dog tips, dog training, dog health or inspirational quotes. We believe that knowledge and Training info should not cost you money. Come say hi in our new facebook group. Who knows? You might get some new friends for life.
Kathreen Miller is a pet health expert at Petbounce natural pain relief for dogs. She lives in Chicago with her daughter and a dog named “Buddy”. She regularly contributes her write-ups to pet health-related websites and blogs. In her free time, she loves listening to music, watching TV and traveling.
Connie BekavacConnie Bekavac is the founder of Pet Parents Place a company whose website database is where you can connect with the past or current owner of your rescue pet, including dogs, cats, birds and horses – all for free. Her passion is to give pet parents peace of mind and mend broken hearts by helping the past pet owner find out that their beloved rescue pet is alive, happy and has a good, new forever home.
Animal lover and occasional dog trainer Aimee Laurence is a tech blogger at Paper writing service reviews and Essay Services. She also freelances at UK Writings.
Vytas Macius is the owner of Carpet Cleaning Group, a family-owned business that provides residential and commercial floor cleaning services all over Chicago land. Carpet Cleaning Group is always ready to go the extra mile to make sure customers are 100 percent satisfied with the services provided.
Web developer and dog lover Micahel Dehoyos is usually found assisting organizations in their digital marketing approach, when he’s not out walking his beloved animals. He is an editor at PHDKingdom and NextCoursework, as well as a regular contributor to a number of other blogs and info sites, including the academic service provider Originwritings.
Lilian Chifley is a marketing expert, blogger, and animal lover. Her interests include traveling, hiking, yoga, and taking care of her family’s Pug, Ollie. She is currently working as a content writer at Bestessays UK, while also being an active remote contributor for EssaysOnTime.com.