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Kelly Siedhof is a native of Pennsylvania where she works as a freelance editor and writer, specializing in the canine training industry. Her work often includes studying the canine mind and determining innovative and effective ways to work with the dogs in our lives.
Kelly began working with dogs at the age of 2 when her family raised their first guide dog for The Seeing Eye, Inc. Odelle, a spunky German Shepherd, sunk her paws into Kelly’s heart. Granted, at 2 years old, she spent more time playing with pups than training them – but she was hooked on working with dogs! Over the next 25 years, Kelly and her family raised 15 guide dogs for The Seeing Eye.
After high school, Kelly pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at West Chester University. Her writing grew deeper as she studied new ways to deliver her messages. Through a diverse curriculum, Kelly practiced writing in business settings, academic pieces, creative pieces, and the publishing process of her pieces.
Upon graduating from WCU, Kelly began the construction of her own business: KellySiedhof.com. Her website is continually growing to reflect the freelance editing and writing entity of which she dreams. With an eternal desire to learn, Kelly regularly studies new methods of writing so she can grow into a highly successful freelance grant writer for service dog and canine rescue organizations.
In addition to The Seeing Eye, Kelly and her fiancé adopted a lovable pup from Pitties.Love.Peace. – a pit bull rescue organization in Elizabethtown, Pa. Greta, their silly new bundle of fur, spends her days napping on the couch while Kelly researches and writes about canine training methods.
Feel free to visit Kelly’s Facebook page for the occasional puppy picture and updates on her work!
My name is Thomas Wipperman, and I’m an AKC certified dog trainer, and I’ve been training dogs since 2011. I’ve worked with over 3,000 dogs since I began training, working with all sizes, breeds, and temperaments. All of my methods rely on Positive Reinforcement, taking cues from the most up to date dog training theories. Having traveled across America and spending time in Greece to engage with monks and their relationships with dogs, I’ve experienced a great deal of different styles and methods of training. Right now, I live in Nashville, TN, with my Australian Shepard, Audie.
I currently work both as an independent writer and as a dog trainer. Working with both a large pet chain and smaller organizations, I train dogs and new trainers, as well. Many of the dogs I’ve trained have gone on to be therapy and emotional support animals after passing the AKC Good Citizen Test, and I work with local rescues as well.
If you have any questions you’d like answered, or want to request an article or have anything to say, just stop by my Ko-Fi! or drop me an email via Thomas[at]k9deb[dot]com.
Molly Weinfurter grew up in Wisconsin, but she moved to Florida after her high school graduation to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, as well as to get away from the cold weather and snow. She currently works at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming where she gets to work with dogs and talk to other pet parents on a daily basis. She also works as a freelance writer and editor. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog, working on art projects, and dancing.
She has a dog of her own, which is a Shih Tzu named Mabel. She adopted Mabel from a rescue up north about a year before moving to Florida, so the two of them spend a lot of time together whether it’s going on walks, sleeping, or hanging out at the dog park. Mabel even gets to come to work with her! Molly plans to adopt more dogs in the future and hopefully foster dogs as well because she is very passionate about helping dogs at rescues and shelters find good homes.
When she’s not working with dogs, Molly spends time on various writing and editing projects. She has published two books so far. “The Complete Guide to Shih Tzus” is her most recent book, which is a guide on everything you need to know about raising and caring for a Shih Tzu, whether it’s a puppy or a rescue. It includes chapters that cover everything about raising a dog, which includes purchasing supplies, training, providing healthcare, grooming, and more! She also published an eBook titled “Passing Through Darkness,” which is is a collection of various flash fiction stories in the young adult genre. She is currently working on ideas for more dog books that she hopes will be published in the near future.
She has also published lots of different articles on a variety of topics including Disney articles, motivational posts, and of course, a lot of pieces in the pet industry, not only about dogs, but also about other unusual pets, such as lizards and salamanders. Her dog articles are on a variety of topics, such as types and brands of dog food, different pet products, and a variety of dog breeds. She is knowledgeable about multiple different breeds, but of course, Shih Tzus are the breed that she knows the most about.
Jessica Mabie is a Freelance Writer from the Twin Cities that specializes in writing about pets, food, and travel. She graduated with a BA in English Literature in 1999 from the University of Minnesota. Jessica has a diverse professional background that includes sales, business analyst, and owner of a personal chef company.
Jessica has loved dogs all her life and at the age of 14 started volunteering at a local vet clinic. From there she continued her work with dogs as a vet tech and obedience trainer. Though she no longer works with dogs as a profession, she does use her experience volunteering with American Brittany Rescue.
When Jessica isn’t working, she enjoys running, camping, cooking, and reading good books.
Jessica and her husband have the good fortune to share their lives with four dogs and a cat. They all love camping and try and get away as many weekends in the summer as possible.
Lily, age 21, was adopted from a local rescue when she was 5 years old. She loves her canine siblings and traveling in the family RV.
Daisy, age 15, was adopted from a reliable local breeder when she was 8 weeks old. She loves spending time with her family, going for walks, and camping.
Sophie, age 14, was a foster fail that was adopted when she was 2 years old. Sophie loves hunting in her backyard keeping it free from rabbits, turtles, and birds.
Calvin, age 11, was a foster fail that was adopted when he was 8 months old. Calvin enjoys hiking, snuggling and eating popcorn.
Ginger, age 6, was a foster fail that was adopted when she was 2 years old. Ginger loves going for walks and playing with toys.
Molly Shea is a West Virginia native and lifelong lover of dogs. She currently works as a dog groomer and freelance writer based in Ohio. Her interest in all things canine all began when she received her first dog Blossom, a Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian cross, after many years of hoping for (and nagging her parents for) a dog. It was with Blossom that Molly first developed a love for training, first for Confirmation and later for Obedience and Agility, even earning a spot through 4H at the state fair to trial in Obedience. Though she would not place at states one thing was sure, she had caught the training bug!
Molly further delved into the world of training with her German Shepherd, Eva. While pursuing her Bachelors in Philosophy Molly regularly attended IPO/Schutzhund training classes and later Nosework classes. After graduation she rescued a Siberian Husky, Mackie, that she works with in Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Barn Hunt. She also hopes to eventually train Mackie to compete in Bikejoring. Though she enjoys all opportunities to work with and enjoy her dogs’ company, Molly seeks to engage her dogs in work and play that best aligns with their natural inclinations. In addition to spending time with her dogs Molly loves to spend time in nature, hiking and camping whenever she can. Recently she began section hiking the Appalachian Trail with Mackie, completing their first 30 mile section this fall.
In her work as a dog groomer she has the opportunity to interact with dogs of all breeds and types. Knowing breed standards and characteristics helps create a better groom and a better experience for the dogs. Caring for dogs inside and out is of the utmost importance and keeping up with the latest in animal care information and technologies drives her work. Additionally she volunteers on the board of her local dog park where she spends countless hours exercising her dogs.