Learn About DOGthusiast
DOGthusiast is a dog blog that is dedicated to pet guardians who are enthusiastic about their companion dogs (and cats!), written by dog enthusiast Jen deHaan. I focus on active dogs, dog activities and sports, training and behavior, living with dogs, interesting pet products or services that we (actually) use, and anything else that involves our favorite four-legged friends. And I love writing and illustrating stories about dogs as well, so you might see those here from time to time as well. You can contact me using the information on the contact page. Please note that I am not publishing guest posts at this time, and do not advertise or promote products or services, unless they are ones I have purchased on my own accord and believe in the product.
What I believe in, what this blog is about
- Adopting your companion animals, as you can find amazing dogs and cats who do not have homes of any size, breed, and age
- Treating dogs with love and respect: they are companions, not pets
- Off-leash recreation
- Reducing the amount of treats to bribe behavior, and instead use solid relationships and emotion to train your companion (and food only when it's the best option)
- Keep health care and diet as natural as possible
- Having an open mind when it comes to different viewpoints (on anything, including dogs)
Awards and Recognition
About Jen deHaan
Jen deHaan is an animal advocate, volunteer, dog blogger, graphic designer, and dog person living in the San Francisco Bay Area, California (Sunnyvale, CA). She likes to support local and national efforts for animal welfare and advocacy. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. Courses have included Trish King's CBA course, John Rogerson's aggression seminar, and his and 21 day intensive on behavior and training in India. She has been a shelter volunteer and Dog Training class assistant, and assisting with other local advocacy projects. Jen also shares what she has learned about dogs to other quality resources, contributing articles to leading websites such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively.