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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.

Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate -- out of the blue. Here's how we did it...

Each of our dogs has tried almost every variety of Nutro dog food that's available, and we keep coming back to Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice as the favorite in our household. Here's why we love the Nutro dog food varieties.

Now you can ride your bike AND walk your dog at the same time! SPRINGER enables you to bicycle without having to hold on to your dog's leash!


Funny videos of dogs wearing hats -- all sorts of hats from birthday hats to baseball caps to santa hats. Enjoy!

Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You'll find yourself asking, 'Now why didn't I think of that?!'

Kong toys are the best dog toys... ever! They serve double-duty, as a chew toy, and as a treat-dispenser. Here's a listing of the best things about Kong dog toys, and why every dog owner should have one -- or 4! Kong chew toys for your dog.

If you're dog is celebrating a Birthday, or some other special occasion, then he deserves an extra-special treat like these Dog-Friendly Frosted Cakes & Treats that can be shipped to your door... Or even a Dog Birthday Cake that you can make yourself! Here are some fancy treats for your dog and the party guests...

Here's a silly story about two dogs who organized their own Easter Egg Hunt... complete with real-life bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs hidden in the grass. In other words... how two dogs terrorized a family of rabbits in our backyard and munched on rabbit poo for a week!

Any dog -- or dog lover -- will enjoy these completely personalized doggie gift baskets. You say exactly what you what in it, and that special someone -- and their dog -- will thank you for such a thoughtful gift!