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Samantha Randall

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.

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15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...

TOP #75: What Are Sheepdog Trials and Are They Safe

For this podcast episode, I've asked Bridget Strang - a sheepdog trials expert - a bunch of questions regarding this dog sport and its safety. Here's what I've learned.

The Best Dog Car Seat Review

With more people owning dogs, we're also seeing more dogs injured in motor vehicle accidents. Many pet owners do not realize the importance of...

TOP #74: How to Start with Dog Agility Training

In this podcast episode, Cindy Swiney of AAC explains how beginners can get started with dog agility training and get involved in the competition circle.

How to Make a Dog Collar out of Paracord

Paracord is a durable, waterproof and resistant to rot. Learning how to make a dog collar from this material is simple and only takes a few minuites. Here's my step-by-step guide.

Review: Rogz Dog Harness and Leash

Rogz says they offer the "coolest pet gear" on the market. This review features their Multi-Purpose Lead, Splitz Leash Coupler and Explore Harness for dogs.

How to Make Dog Toothpaste That Is Safe and Effective

Learning how to make dog toothpaste allows you to cater to your pup's flavor preferences, which will make the process of brushing his teeth a little easier. Here's my simple DIY dog toothpaste guide.

Explanation on How to Make a Dog Knee Brace (and Why...

A dog with a leg injury may need some extra support. Learning how to make a dog knee brace is difficult, but it can be done but there are good reasons why you shouldn't do it.

How to Make a Dog House for Less Than $30

If your dog isn't left outside for long periods at a time, you may be interested in learning how to make a dog house for less than $30.

Review: Scrubby Instant Bath Mittens

Scrubby Instant Bath Mittens for Dogs offer a convenient way to keep your pup clean. I review these pet mittens and their ingredients for effectiveness, cost and safety.

Review: SKYMEE Dog Camera with Treat Dispenser

Technology has given us devices, like the SKYMEE Dog Camera, that allow you to check on your pooch when he's home alone and send him a voice message.

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