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Hank Champion

Hank Champion

Hank Champion is a copywriter for PetSafe® and lives near the PetSafe® headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has a bachelor’s degree in design, art and illustration from Auburn University and previous experience working with advertising agencies as an art director and copywriter. Hank has a deep love for all animals and regards them as some of the best people he knows. Through the course of his life, he’s had 5 dogs, 1 cat, who was his most recent pet of 17.5 years, a parrot, cockatiel, parakeets, a leopard gecko, white rat, gerbil, mouse, sea monkeys, salt and tropical freshwater fish and an octopus. He is currently the uncle of 3 dogs: a Basset Hound named Winnie, a very sweet American Staffordshire Terrier called Rebel and a mixed breed dog named Yogi. When not at work, Hank enjoys writing stories and creating children’s books. His most recent pet, Fred The Cat, can be seen in a book he illustrated and co-wrote called “If Your Monster Wears Pajamas.”

Articles by This Author

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Tips for Taking Your Dog to a Restaurant or Bar Patio

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us are ready to get outside and enjoy the longer days and pleasant evenings by gathering with friends over cool refreshments and outdoor meals.

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The Top 5 Holiday Tech Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers

The holidays aren't just for people – it's a fun time for dogs too, so don't forget to include gifts for your pup as well. We've made it easy to find the best gifts with our top 5 tech gifts for dogs.

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National Cat Day 2022 – When and How to Celebrate

Ask any cat lover, and they'll tell you that every day should be a holiday for cats, but in the U.S., National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29.

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Fall DIY Projects to Prep Your Yard For Your Pet

For many, fall is the best time to get outside. Even pets seem to have a little more zip in their step as the air gets cooler and the leaves start to change.

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Is Your Pet Dehydrated? Try These Simple Tests

We all know daily hydration is essential for us, but did you know it’s crucial for your pet too? Along with helping to prevent urinary and kidney disease, proper hydration plays a role in virtually every body function of your pet.

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How to train your cat to use a cat door

If you have a dog in your home, you know how often they like to go outside for potty breaks, fresh air or to check on the squirrels.

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How to train your dog to use a doggie door

If you have a dog in your home, you know how often they like to go outside for potty breaks, fresh air or to check on the squirrels.

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The Do’s And Don’ts For How Long You Can Leave a Dog Alone

Whether you’re getting a new puppy or adopting an adult dog, you’re bringing a new family member into your life. While you may want to be with your new buddy all the time, responsibilities like work, family and errands can force you to leave your dog alone at home.

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How To Keep A Dog From Escaping The Yard

Have you ever had a dog escape your fence? Searching for your dog in the neighborhood isn't safe for them and can be stressful for you.

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Top 25 Unique, Awesome & Cool Gifts for Cats and their People

If you or someone you know has a cat in their life, you also know there's a lot of personality packed into that loveable ball of fur.

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Wireless or In-Ground Pet Fence: Which is Best for My Pet and Me?

If you have pets and a yard, it's time to consider what’s sometimes referred to as an electric pet fence, and the best place to start your search is by understanding the different types available.

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The Best Type of Litter for Your Cat

You’d think choosing the right litter for your cat’s litter box would be an easy decision, but that’s not always the case. Cats can be particular, and if they don’t like the litter you choose, they’ll find another place to do their business. Fortunately, there are plenty of litter options out there to match your cat’s preferences.

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7 Advantages of a Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Automatic self-cleaning litter boxes are not new, but they are becoming more popular. Learn the benefits of automatic litter boxes.

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How to Manage the Litter Box in a Multi-Cat Home

Your cats like to play together, but they may not like sharing a litter box. Here are a few multi-cat litter box tips to help your cats keep it in the box.

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How to Train Your Dog to Use A Pet Fence

At PetSafe®, we create in-ground wired and wireless containment systems so you can create a safe space for your dog to play outdoors. Training your dog to understand his new pet fence is a key step in the installation process and will help ensure your dog fence works properly.

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How Do You and Your Pet Celebrate the Holidays?

The holidays are a special time for family, friends, and pets!