What to Do if You Lose Your Dog
What to Do if You Lose Your Dog by Lynn Stacy-Smith A few weeks ago a friend of mine relayed Read more.
What To Do If You Find a Lost Dog
Many people are afraid that taking a found dog to the local animal shelter means one thing: certain death. This Read more.
Pet ID Week: Understanding Microchips and Pet Trackers
Pet ID Week: Understanding Microchips and Pet Trackers by Lynn Stacy-Smith Here in our neighborhood we have so many dogs Read more.
April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park
April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today started like any Read more.
Beau the Labrador Escape Artist
Beau the Labrador Escape Artist by Lynn Stacy-Smith Earlier this week a viral video went around that showed a Great Read more.
Even the Best Dogs Are Not Always Perfect
Even the Best Dogs Are Not Always Perfect by Lynn Stacy-Smith As much as I write about the importance of Read more.
The Importance of Giving Puppies and Dogs a Holistic Lifestyle
The Importance of Giving Puppies and Dogs a Holistic Lifestyle by Lynn Stacy-Smith Having three dogs in a row diagnosed Read more.
April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues
April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues by Lynn Stacy-Smith Last week I was at Walt Disney World with Read more.
Puppy House Training: Best Practices & Tips
Puppy House Training: Best Practices & Tips by Lynn Stacy-Smith I am not afraid to admit that back in 2011 Read more.
Funny Puppy Stories: The “Laugh” in Love, Laugh, Woof
Funny Puppy Stories: The “Laugh” in Love, Laugh, Woof by Lynn Stacy-Smith The Laugh in Love, Laugh, Woof is all Read more.
How to Be a Compassionate Puppy Owner
How to Be a Compassionate Puppy Owner by Lynn Stacy-Smith I. Love. Puppies! If you read that with the same Read more.
Keeping Your Dog Safe From Lawn & Garden Hazards
Keeping Your Dog Safe From Lawn & Garden Hazards by Lynn Stacy-Smith The first day of spring is such a Read more.
The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree
The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree by Lynn Stacy-Smith This post was originally published June 2012 on www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com Read more.
Why Your Dog is So Full of Energy and How to Put it to Use (Part 2)
Why Your Dog is So Full of Energy and How to Put it to Use (Part 2) by Lynn Stacy-Smith Read more.
Why Your Dog is So Full of Energy & How To Put It To Use (Part 1)
Why Your Dog is So Full of Energy & How To Put It To Use (Part 1) by Lynn Stacy-Smith Read more.
When Life Gets a Glitch, Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot
When Life Gets a Glitch, Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot by Lynn Stacy-Smith Being a blogger and Read more.
The Holding of the Antlers: Alpha Female or Dog Nanny?
The Holding of the Antlers: Alpha Female or Dog Nanny? by Lynn Stacy-Smith As I was getting ready to write Read more.
Dogs and Daylight Savings Time
Dogs and Daylight Savings Time by Lynn Stacy-Smith Daylight Savings Time has a way of bringing out some intense reactions Read more.
Babe and Dutch’s Doggie Daycare Interview
Babe and Dutch’s Doggie Daycare Interview by Lynn Stacy-Smith Recently I shared a story of a disgusting dog kennel experience Read more.
Create Your Own Dog Care Binder with Instructions for PetSitters
Create Your Own Dog Care Binder with Instructions for Pet Sitters by Lynn Stacy-Smith Several years ago when I was Read more.
Professional Pet Sitter Week: Finding Pet Sitters & Kennels You Can Trust
Professional Pet Sitter Week: Finding Pet Sitters & Kennels You Can Trust by Lynn Stacy-Smith Back in 2005 when I Read more.
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day by Lynn Stacy-Smith Yes, Virginia, there really is a “What if Read more.
April the Pregnant Giraffe: Why We Love Her So Much
April the Pregnant Giraffe: Why We Love Her So Much by Lynn Stacy-Smith I found out about April the pregnant Read more.
World Spay Day: Worldwide Issues and How to Help
World Spay Day: Worldwide Issues and How to Help by Lynn Stacy-Smith Two years ago my foster dog Destiny changed Read more.
Spay and Neuter Awareness Month: Mythbusting Reasons to Not “Fix” Your Dog
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month: Mythbusting Reasons to Not “Fix” Your Dog by Lynn Stacy-Smith I did not neuter Jackson until he Read more.
Fruits and Veggies for Dogs: Jackson & Tinkerbell’s Top 7 Produce Picks
Fruits and Veggies for Dogs: Jackson & Tinkerbell’s Top 7 Produce Picks By Lynn Stacy-Smith Yesterday was National Biscuit Day Read more.
National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: Jax and Tink’s Five Favorite Brands
National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: Jax and Tink’s Five Favorite Brands By Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Read more.
Walking the Dog Day
Walking the Dog Day By Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is Walking the Dog Day in the United States. It is also Read more.
A Night In the Life of a Dog Owner and an Upset Dog Stomach
A Night In the Life of a Dog Owner and an Upset Dog Stomach by Lynn Stacy-Smith I was supposed Read more.
Ten Traits of Responsible Dog Owners
Ten Traits of Responsible Dog Owners By Lynn Stacy-Smith The month of February has quite a few different awareness events Read more.
Pet Theft Awareness: Seven Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe
Pet Theft Awareness: Seven Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe By Lynn Stacy-Smith Last summer I made a new friend Read more.
How Responsible Dog Breeders Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation
How Responsible Dog Breeders Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation By Lynn Stacy-Smith As I wrap up our three part series during Westminster Read more.
Understanding the Different Types of Dog Breeders
Understanding the Different Types of Dog Breeders By Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is the second day of the Westminster Kennel Club Read more.
Watching the Westminster Kennel Club Show: Dog Show Basics
For some it’s the Super Bowl that is the Holy Grail of sports, for other’s the Stanley Cup Finals. Other Read more.
Winter Gear For Dog Owners
Yesterday I went to take the dogs on individual walks and decided to throw on my snow pants before leaving Read more.
Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
We are in the middle of Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. If you are like me, it breaks Read more.
The Dogs of the Future
Apparently I talk in my sleep. A lot. Or at least I used to in what I now refer Read more.
Winter Weather: Protecting Your Dog from Cold and Chemicals
Recently a video by the renowned holistic veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker went through social media channels promoting a method to Read more.
Winter Weather & Why We Teach Our Dogs “Hurry Up, Go Potty!”
Today was the first opportunity in days that I could actually play with the dogs outside. After several days of Read more.
Dogs as Gifts? Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Dog During the Holidays
In my last blog I wrote about the right and wrong way to bring a dog home for the holidays. Read more.
Dogs as Gifts? The Right & Wrong Way to Bring a Dog Home During the Holidays
In my book I talk about how being an adorable little puppy is both a blessing and a curse to Read more.
When in Doubt, Hire a Dog Trainer
When in Doubt, Hire a Dog Trainer by Lynn Stacy-Smith As a dog blogger and author, I am in several Read more.
Jackson Can’t Play in the Snow Today
Jackson Can’t Play in the Snow Today by Lynn Stacy-Smith When you know your dog well, you know when he Read more.
Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs
Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs by Lynn Stacy-Smith As we approach another Thanksgiving, I am thankful for everything Read more.
The “Why” Behind Love, Laugh, Woof
The “Why” Behind Love, Laugh, Woof by Lynn Stacy-Smith In the world of the self-employed, entrepreneurs focus on the “why” Read more.
Human Exercise & Labrador Kisses
The other day I forced myself to go back to the gym and resume my weight machine routine that has Read more.
Household Toxins That Make Your Dog Sick
As you know from following my blogs and social media posts, one of the areas about which I am the Read more.
A New Training Opportunity is Revealed: Tinkerbell & the Gas Station
Tinkerbell, however, went into a full panic. As soon as I shut the door behind me and stepped to the Read more.
It’s Officially Published! Love, Laugh, Woof: A Guide to Being Your Dog’s Forever Owner
My book is officially published! My copy arrived yesterday and more are on the way. I could not be more Read more.
Reliable Recall To The Rescue Again
When Jackson came home to us in May 2011 I decided to approach his training as if I was a Read more.
Stop Leaving Dogs In Cars! Period!
If you have to even think about whether or not it is too hot for your dog to stay in Read more.
The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Incident
It was late August during one of the magical summers of my youth when the incident known as “Snoop and the Read more.
Dogs: The Original SEO Experts
If you have worked in marketing or done any blogging or ecommerce on your own, you are familiar with the Read more.
Separation Anxiety & Our Disney Addiction
If you have not guessed from the fact that we have a Labrador Retriever named Tinkerbell, my husband and I Read more.
Who the Heck is Lynn Stacy-Smith?
I have been blessed with continually growing numbers of new friends and followers and I could not be happier that Read more.
4 am Potty Breaks
I shared a comic on Facebook the other day that I found on Pinterest that pictured a dog waking up Read more.
Sometimes Dogs Just Know
Last week I had a tooth removed for the first time in my life other than my wisdom teeth in Read more.
17 Spring Safety Tips To Prevent Lost Dogs
Now that spring is here (well, depending on the day of the week here in Chicagoland) I have watched as Read more.
National Sibling Day: Growing Up Dog Lovers
National Sibling Day: Growing Up Dog Lovers by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today I was chatting about Labrador Retrievers with a fellow Read more.
Human’s Guide to Dog Toys
In order to help my fellow humans with the "my dog will destroy that" dilemma, I have made a helpful Read more.
Tornado Warnings & Dogs: Preparing to Take Cover With Your Canine Best Friend
Tornado Warnings & Dogs: Preparing to Take Cover With Your Canine Best Friend by Lynn Stacy-Smith Recently we enjoyed a Read more.
Jackson’s 5th Birthday
In March 2011 I was employed at the home office of a large retail company and we had a class of Read more.
Ice, Ice, Zoomies Part 2: The Perfect DIY Block of Ice
Last week I wrote about the joyful play session that Jackson and Tinkerbell enjoyed after we gave them a huge Read more.
How Much To Feed Your Dog
The other day I came across a conversation in a Labrador Retriever focused Facebook group in which a dog owner Read more.
Ice, ice, zoomies!
I’ve heard parents of human children laughing, and maybe complaining a little, as they watch their children dismiss the fabulous Read more.
Not Just Another Pretty Face: Researching That Beautiful Show Dog On TV
Last night was my favorite night in televised sports. It has been on the calendar for months, a night when Read more.
Love, Laugh, Woof, Learn
I cannot believe that we are almost heading into February! I have not been blogging nearly as much as I Read more.
Work Can Wait, Puppy Play Cannot
Yesterday I had the entire day set aside for working on my book. I have eight chapters outlined and 6 of Read more.
Is Your Dog On The Naughty Dog List?
One of my favorite holiday toys for dogs is the Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Coal ball, an adorable take on Read more.
The Bad Walk
Dog training is all about repetition, so we will continue to work on loose leash walking as a threesome. Eventually Read more.
Celebrating National Black Dog Day
Tell them you got it straight from Jackson and Tinkerbell: black dogs are just as sweet, loving, friendly and all-in-all Read more.
Back to School & Continuing Education
You don't get a Labrador so you can sit on the sofa; you get a Labrador so you can do Read more.
Where Did the Summer Go?
This summer I've been working hard on putting together my new coaching sessions for dog owners who want to learn Read more.
Our Vow To Our Dogs
I take you to be my dog from this day forward, to have and to hold you, to honor and Read more.
Adventures in Rescue Transport: Gypsy & Coco
I just wanted to be able to tell them that it would all be ok, that we would keep them Read more.
No Dogs on the Grass Part 3: Promoting a Strong Immune System for Your Dog
Just like in humans, there is not a magic recipe for preventing cancer in dogs. There is no secret food Read more.
No Dogs on the Grass: Studies on Canine Cancer and Lawn Care Products
This study is perhaps the most troubling to me because it demonstrated that even if owners use precautions and do Read more.
The Napkin Thief
This is a cute little story about Jackson and his napkin obsession from last year, shared in my other blog Read more.
Infographic: Promoting a Strong Immune System For Your Dog
Click here to view my infographic: Promoting a Healthy Immune System which includes tips for promoting a strong immune system Read more.
Infographic: Dogs and Lawn Care, Protecting Our Best Friends
Click here to access my infogDogs and Lawn Care Productsraphic Dogs and Lawn Care: Protecting Our Best Friends for information Read more.
Dog Walking and Puppy Hugging for a Good Cause
Southeastern Guide Dogs offers three great activities for visitors: Walk a Dog, Hug a Puppy and their campus tour. I Read more.
Fulfilling Her Destiny
Destiny has found her forever home in a family of dog lovers who will never treat her badly, never tie Read more.
One Giant Leap for Destiny
She seemed pretty pleased with herself and her adventure as she trotted back inside the house with us yesterday with Read more.
Spring Warm Up
This morning I found myself having one of those simple but perfect moments with the dogs, completely unplanned, in my Read more.
Destiny the Yellow Labrador, One Month Later
The key to saving these homeless dogs is to push those emotions aside and summon our inner strength for them, Read more.
A Rescued Dog Named Destiny
Destiny came to us two days ago on a flight from Puerto Rico. Read more.
The Love, Laugh, Woof Philosphy
It was not until recently that I realized that I have my own philosophy on dog ownership, a mindset that Read more.
The Honest Truth
The Reality Dogs are messy, hairy, time consuming, needy creatures. They are often stinky, they love to eat and roll Read more.
Coming soon: Love, Laugh, Woof with Lynn Stacy-Smith
Coming soon, Love, Laugh, Woof, a new blog by lifelong dog lover, blogger and freelance writer Lynn Stacy-Smith, with real Read more.
Labrador Winter Wonderland
This blog was originally published in December 2012 at http://jacksonandtinkerbell.com/2012/06/03/labrador-winter-wonderland/ As much as Jackson disliked the Chicago summer and temperatures over Read more.
This blog was originally published on Jackson and Tinkerbell at www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com. In the last two months of puppy motherhood I Read more.
This blog was originally published on Jackson and Tinkerbell at www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com. One year ago, on May 5, 2011, my husband Read more.
Labrador Retriever Spin Cycle
This post was originally published on www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com in 2011. There are some aspects of owning a young Labrador Retriever that Read more.
Old Love, New Love, Puppylove
This blog was originally published on Jackson and Tinkerbell at www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com. My “puppy love” as I have recently started to Read more.
Our Little Pepper Sprout
This blog was originally published on Jackson and Tinkerbell. The last few years have been very rough for the dogs Read more.