Caylin Harris

Caylin Harris

Freelance writer, editor, crafter, and stylist. I never met a dog I didn't like!

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide for Pet Parents

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide for Pet Parents

Ah, spring: the time of year when warmer temps, extra daylight, and more sunshine inspire you to deep clean your home. As you tidy up after your favorite humans, don’t forget about your pup! Spring is the perfect time to refresh everything from their bed and doggie bowl to their collar and leash. Use these tips to tackle your

Counter Surfing: How to Keep Your Pup’s Paws Off Your Next Meal

Counter Surfing: How to Keep Your Pup’s Paws Off Your Next Meal


You’ve spent hours prepping the perfect dish for a dinner party. The doorbell rings, and you step away from the kitchen for a few minutes to let your guests in. When you return, your dog is gleefully licking their chops and half of your meal is gone. Sound familiar? Then you’ve experienced counter surfing: when your dog jumps

4 Ways to Make Crate Training Your Pup Painless

4 Ways to Make Crate Training Your Pup Painless


Whether you’re bringing a puppy home for the first time or adopting an older dog, a crate is one of the handiest tools you can have as a pet parent. And don’t worry: Crating your dog isn’t cruel. In fact, most trainers and veterinarians recommend it. “I’m not aware of a single professional dog trainer who

How to Decode Your Dog’s Tail Wag

How to Decode Your Dog’s Tail Wag


You come home from work and your pup greets you at the door with her tail high and wagging like crazy. Aww, she’s happy to see you…right? Maybe but not necessarily, says Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA, a dog behavior specialist and founder of USA Dog Behavior. “Tail wagging is probably one of the most misunderstood dog behaviors there

How to Decode Your Pup’s Whining (and Make It Stop!)

How to Decode Your Pup’s Whining (and Make It Stop!)

Every pet parent knows the sound well—that high-pitched whimper that means...wait, what does it mean?! Pups whine for different reasons (and in different ways) so it can be hard to decipher exactly what they're trying to tell you. We spoke to Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA, a dog behavior specialist and founder of USA Dog Behavior, about the main