Author Archives: Lucy Bennett


Positively Expert: Lucy Bennett

Lucy is Co-Founder of Good Dogs & Co., a website celebrating the ups and downs of dog ownership. She's on a mission to help her dog Topher overcome his dog reactivity, after he was blinded in one eye by a dog attack.

7 Things Reactive Dog Owners Want You to Know

Posted on: April 11, 2016 - 39 Comments

If reactive dog owners come off as crazy, understand it's only because we've got a lot on our minds. Here's what we'd like you to know about reactive dog owners before you meet us.

5 Healthy Habits for Reactive Dogs and Their Owners

Posted on: March 28, 2016 - 2 Comments

Sometimes owning a reactive dog is just plain hard. The idea of getting up and taking a walk in the mornings, when I know I might end up with a whirling dervish instead of a dog at the end of my leash, makes me want to stay home under the covers, safe in bed. However, Read More

Play With Your Dog More in 2016

Posted on: January 19, 2016 - No Comments

Playing is an important part of your dog’s life. Beyond the daily walk, playing with your dog has a number of positive benefits. Here's why you should play more with your dog in 2016.

Mixed Signals: The Consequences You Create by Punishing Your Dog

Posted on: December 7, 2015 - No Comments

Are you sending mixed signals to your dog? Your correction methods may have unintended consequences for your relationship with your pets.

5 Easy Dog Treat Recipes to Make for the Holidays

Posted on: November 23, 2015 - 4 Comments

Harvest Apple & Bacon Dog Treats, recipe from Good Dogs & Co.

Winter holidays are a great time of year to try your hand at homemade dog treats. Here are five easy dog treat recipes you can try out, from Good Dogs & Co.

14 Things to Do Instead of Being Frustrated with Your Dog

Posted on: November 9, 2015 - 5 Comments

Dog Training Frustration? Here's 14 things you can do to relax instead of getting frustrated with your dog.

Dog Training Frustration? Here are 14 things you can do to relax instead of getting frustrated with your dog.

4 Ways To Help A Reactive Dog Relax This Holiday Season

Posted on: October 26, 2015 - 1 Comment

4 Ways to Help Your Reactive Dog Relax this Holiday Season

Whether it’s from trick or treaters, visiting relatives, or the other flurries of activity that come with the holiday season, a reactive dog is dealing with lots more stress during the holidays. Here are a few ways to promote relaxation and calm with your dog.

Rehabilitating A Reactive Dog: Topher’s Story

Posted on: August 12, 2015 - 23 Comments

Rehabilitating a reactive dog: Topher's story.

This is Topher's story. I tell it now, even two years after it happened, to stress that while training takes time and patience, it’s worth it to help your dog have a better life.