Author Archives: Mandie Sweetnam

Introducing Your Family Pet To "The Stork"

By Mandie Sweetnam   The Dog vs. Stork rivalry is one that’s been around since Lady and The Tramp, and surely longer than that. The family dog or cat starts out as the center of attention and then comes baby, … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

By Mandie Sweetnam     We’ve all been there or seen it. A dog owner – maybe it’s you or maybe it was someone you saw at the dog park – asking their dog to sit. It starts out innocent … Continue reading

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Training Tools Strengthen the Human-Animal Bond

By Mandie Sweetnam   I enjoy what I do. For those who don’t know me, I’m the Training and Behavior Education Specialist at Premier Pet Products. Most people aren’t aware that this job even exists – I know this because … Continue reading


New Year, New Resolutions

By Mandie Sweetnam   As I was making my list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2012, I started to wonder, “If my dog could make my resolutions for me, what would they be?” I felt like it was an interesting … Continue reading

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Toys, Toys, Toys!

By Michelle Mullins     What is the best chew toy for your dog?   One of my favorite responses and most important things I’ve learned from all the amazing behaviorists and trainers I know, about picking the right chew … Continue reading

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'Tis the Season to Volunteer!

By Mandie Sweetnam I have a soft spot for those who volunteer their time, especially with animal shelters. This is probably due to the fact that I have worked in an animal shelter and fully understand the necessity for capable … Continue reading

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I have Dogvergnügen

By Toni Gibson describes Dogvergnügen as “The unique joy you feel in the presence of Dog”. So, this is how I will introduce myself. “Hello, my name is Toni, and I have Dogvergnügen.” My dog and I … Continue reading

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Pet-friendly Decorating and Gift Giving Tips for the Holidays

By Michelle Mullins The holiday season continues as we finish out 2011. Last month I covered some holiday tips on food, travel, parties and guests to make the time safe and fun for you and your pets. If you missed … Continue reading

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Beat the Holiday Blues with Your Pet

By Mandie Sweetnam We’re smack in the middle of the holiday season and I’m remembering how hard it is to maintain an active lifestyle during this time of year for myself as well as my dogs. During the warmer, less … Continue reading

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Tips for a Safe and Relaxing Holiday Season

by Michelle Mullins   Once again the time has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. I always look forward to the spending time with special friends and family including my wonderful pets. Having an attention seeking, counter … Continue reading

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