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Get pet parenting advice from pet professionals skilled in training, behavior, and medicine. These top dogs share medical info, training guides, pet care tips, and more.

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PetSafe Authors

 
Dr. Tony Johnson
Dr. Tony Johnson

Dr. Tony is a veterinary emergency medicine specialist who has been in practice for 19 years. He lives in Indiana with his wife, also a veterinarian, their three children, and their pets: 4 chickens, 2 cats, and his tripawd dog, Rocco.

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Toni Mark, KPA-CTP, MA
Toni Mark, KPA-CTP, MA

Toni-Gibson Mark is a trainer and education specialist for PetSafe® brand.

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T. J. Dunn, DVM
T. J. Dunn, DVM

Dr. Dunn directed the "Ask The Vet" program for PetFoodDirect.com to provide pet owners with sound advice about pet health care. He practices small animal medicine and surgery in Naples, Florida and northern Wisconsin.

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Stacy N. Hackett
Stacy N. Hackett

Stacy N. Hackett writes frequently about a variety of pet-themed topics, with an emphasis on companion animal care. She is a member of the Cat Writers’ Association and Dog Writers’ Association.

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Stacie Greene
Stacie Greene

Stacie Greene is a Supply Chain Specialist for PetSafe® brand, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her Lhasa Apso, Cooper, logs the same hours at the office as Stacie.

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Roslyn McKenna
Roslyn McKenna

At PetSafe® brand’s Knoxville headquarters, Roslyn McKenna is a Web Content Specialist. Roslyn comes from a family of animal lovers and currently shares her home with 4 cats and 1 dog.

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Rosalee Kaschel, CPDT-KA
Rosalee Kaschel, CPDT-KA

Rosalee is currently the dog trainer at the PetSafe® Village. She has worked in many fields of animal care and has been training dogs since 2010.

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PetSafeĀ® Guest
PetSafeĀ® Guest

Our guest authors include vets, trainers, PetSafe® employees, and other pet experts across the country who love and work with animals.

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD
Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD

Dr. Patrick Mahaney is a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist providing services to Los Angeles-based clients both on a house call and in-clinic basis.

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Michael K. Shafer
Michael K. Shafer

Mike has been a dog trainer with PetSafe® Village for 5 years and has helped people meet behavior goals with a wide range of training methods.

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Michelle Mullins, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
Michelle Mullins, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

Michelle Mullins is a certified dog trainer for PetSafe® brand. As the Training & Behvaior Education Department Manager, she works to teach people about the best methods of behavior training. 

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Dr. Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB
Dr. Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Stepita is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, author, educator, and dog foster mom committed to helping pet owners improve their pet's behavior problems though her San Francisco Bay Area veterinary behavior practice.

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Justin Young
Justin Young

Justin is a Marketing Specialist for the PetSafe® team in Knoxville, Tennessee. His personal assistants are a Saint Bernard-Great Pyrenees mix named Charlie and a pit bull named Audrey.

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Julie Albright MA DVM DACVB
Julie Albright MA DVM DACVB

Dr. Albright is a veterinarian and Diplomate of the American college of Veterinary Behaviorists.  She is the PetSafe® Chair of Small Animal Behavior Research and an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Behavior at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Jim Tedford
Jim Tedford

Jim Tedford served as PetSafe® brand's Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances. Jim facilitated partnerships with animal welfare organizations, commissioned animal behavior research to help improve PetSafe products, and advocated for our training, lifestyle, and behavior products worldwide.

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Jessie McDowell
Jessie McDowell

Jessie and her German Shepherd, Moose, work in the PetSafe® Marketing department. Jessie is responsible for PetSafe content including the blog, social media, ads, and product info.

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Gretchen Statz, DVM, DACVECC
Gretchen Statz, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Gretchen Statz is a veterinarian and a board certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care. In addition to critical care, she has a strong interest in internal medicine.

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Four Paws Handbook
Four Paws Handbook

The Four Paws: Handbook for a Pet-Friendly Community is a resource guide for the people in our community who love pets. We’ve shared useful tips and articles for every dog and cat owner. We hope the information in this handbook helps you keep your pet healthy and happy.

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Denise Piaskowski, DVM, MPH
Denise Piaskowski, DVM, MPH

Dr. Denise Piaskowski is a veterinarian with advanced training in public health.  She owns and operates a mobile house call service for small animals in Salem, Oregon.

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David Haworth, DVM, PhD
David Haworth, DVM, PhD

David Haworth, DVM, PhD, joined Morris Animal Foundation as its president and CEO in 2011. Dr. Haworth has a diversity of experiences that include corporate partnership development, veterinary research, nonprofit oversight, and clinical practice.

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Courtney Gerringer
Courtney Gerringer

Courtney works for Accounts Payable and the PetSafe® Brand Marketing team. Her baby in fur clothes, Jess, happily accompanies her mom to the office.

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Charlotte Higgins, CVT, VTS
Charlotte Higgins, CVT, VTS

Charlotte Higgins is a certified veterinary technician who specializes in the area of nutrition.

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Caryl Wolff
Caryl Wolff

Caryl Wolff is a dog trainer and certified behavior consultant providing training and consulting services to clients in the Los Angeles area and by telephone across the US.

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Bernard Lima-Chavez
Bernard Lima-Chavez

Bernard Lima-Chavez is a deaf dog pet parent, blogger, trainer, advocate and guest speaker who writes and works for deaf dogs, to raise awareness about their existence, needs and capabilities and to help them live rich, full, happy lives. In addition to deaf dogs, Bernard writes about canine holistic health and nutrition. You can follow his blog, Dog & His Boy, at www.dogandhisboy.com. He also writes for Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com and Rise Miami News among others.

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Audrey Pavia
Audrey Pavia

Audrey Pavia is an award-winning freelance writer and author of 7 books about dogs.

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Amy Shojai, CABC
Amy Shojai, CABC

Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant and a nationally recognized pet care expert. She is the award-winning pet journalist and author of 30 best-selling pet care books. Amy is a founder of the Cat Writers’ Association.

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