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Lynnette

I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money -- so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner -- currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians -- whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started... and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog -- how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 600 articles for dog owners on this site! Many of them have upwards of 200K shares.

Acceptable household medications for pets according to vets. Before giving your dog medication, see the correct dose on this list of medicine safe for dogs.

Some interesting one-on-one confrontations that have occurred between our dogs and wild animals. What you should do if your dog has a run-in with wildlife.

21 fun places you can take your dog - for an afternoon, a weekend, or on vacation. From drive-thru's that hand out dog treats to dog summer camps!

Our dog found a rabbit hole in our backyard. His attention couldn't be diverted away from the bunnies until the last one left the nest. Photos of dogs & bunnies.

What should you do when your dog catches (but doesn't kill) wildlife? My dog caught some baby bunny rabbits. Here's what I did. And some tips I've learned!

A puppy is never too young to learn basic dog commands. Start puppy training the day you bring your new dog home and use these 5 basic dog commands.

Indestructible Dog Toys: A review of the best rubber dog toys, squeaky dog toys, plush dog toys, flying discs & hard plastic dog toys for serious chewers!

Have an allergic reaction to dogs, dog hair, or saliva? A Hypoallergenic Dogs List of non-shedding & non-drooling dogs perfect for those with pet allergies!

Suddenly our dog refused to walk down stairs in our home. (Hardwood stairs, not carpeted). See my cheap DIY solution - It has worked for us for 10+ years!