Author Archives: Jen deHaan

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Positively Expert: Jen deHaan

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, writer, and dog person living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and training her two dogs.


What’s safer: a tennis ball, or a ball made specifically for dogs?

Posted on: March 16, 2015 - 9 Comments

Dog in mid air

If you have an active, ball-obsessed dog, you may have concerns about how safe those tennis balls are. Are tennis balls safe for dogs, or are dog toys safer? You might have heard stories about how tennis balls aren’t safe for dogs. These stories may include concerns about enamel abrasion, or perhaps something about what Read More

3 techniques to calm your active dog before bedtime

Posted on: January 26, 2015 - 5 Comments

Active sport dog on the beach

Some highly active dogs need a helping hand to settle down before going to sleep at night. I have a highly active sport dog, and we often do training, tricks, and play in the evening to engage his mind and body to keep him out of trouble. This helps to keep his active mind and Read More