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About 'Dog Talk'

If you’re looking for a comprehensive book, which includes everything you need to know from A to Z about your dog, this book is a must have. “Dog Talk” contains over 400 pages packed full of all of the information your dog wants you to know. This book covers every topic you could possibly think of including the history of the dog, the bond we share with our dog, canine behavior problems and solutions, canine nutrition…and more!

All About Dogs

Are you adopting a dog or are you currently a dog parent? If so, this book is for you. In this book, you will learn about various topics including dog psychology, what you need to know before you adopt, aggression in dogs, separation anxiety, excessive barking, inappropriate chewing, basic dog care, grooming and more!


"She Chose Me"

When twelve-year-old Evelyn is given a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy as a gift from her father, she and her new dog, Paws, are inseparable. They grow up together, do everything together, and Evelyn is rarely seen without faithful Paws by her side. But one day, when she's attending college in New York City, Paws' nose won't stop bleeding. The vet tells Evelyn three earth-shattering words that will change their lives forever. Paws has cancer.

Follow this heart-breaking and emotional tale, based on a true story, of Evelyn and Paws and their fight against esophageal cancer, their story of heartbreak, loss, and hope.



Dog Cancer Blog


  • I'm a Canine Behaviorist... Here are My Eight Favorite Treats

  • 7 Surprising Ways Your Dog Says 'I'm Stressed'

  • My Dog Bit Me; What Do I Do Now?

  • Aggressive, Stable, Confident: Test Your Dog's Temperament

Preferable Pups

  • The Cost of Labradoodles

  • Bernedoodle vs. Sheepadoodle

  • Labradoodle vs. Goldendoodle


  • Jumping the Crate Training Hurdles

  • Introducing Your Dog to Your New Home

  • 4 Steps to Successful Leash Training

  • Can CBD Help My Dog with Cancer?

  • CBD Oil and Your Dog's Anxiety

  • 6 Steps to Potty Training Your Puppy

  • How Could CBD Help My Dog's Arthritis?

  • CBD Oil and Seizures

  • Dogs Make Us Healthier

  • Steps to Prevent Excitement Urination

Zen Dogs and Cool Cats

  • What Does CBD Oil Help With?

  • CBD Product Highlight: Zen Bites

  • 3 Christmas Plants Your Kitty Can't Handle

  • How to Meditate with Your Dog

  • 3 Reasons to Meditate with Your Pet

  • Is Rawhide a Dangerous Christmas Present?

Valerio Paws

  • Cats, Neuropathy, and Hemp Oil

  • Does Hemp Oil Reduce Depression in Pets?

  • From Dull to Shine: Hemp Oil Effects on Skin and Coat in Dogs

  • Can Hemp Oil Help My Cat's Asthsma?

  • Cats, Hemp Oil, and IBS

  • Benefits of Hemp Oil for Your Kitty

  • The Honest Truth About Palm Fruit Oil


  • How Walt Disney Failed Forward

  • Your Dog and COVID-19

  • The Alternative to Traditional Learning

  • Top 15 Traits of Female Entrepreneurs



Jamestown Post-Journal

  • Socializing Your Puppy

  • Poisonous To Your Dog

  • Bemus Point Woman Has Passion for Animals

  • Our Dogs and the Winter

  • Reducing Your Dog’s Cancer Risk

  • Dogs Can Detect Cancer

  • How to Know When it’s Time for My Dog to Let Go?

  • Treat Your Dog to One of These Healthy, Homemade Snacks

  • My Dog’s Adventures: Lets Go Hiking!

  • Considered Best Friends, Dogs Often Touch the Lives of Many People

  • Can Your Dog Detect Paranormal Activity in the Home? 

  • Dogs Can Enjoy Pumpkins Too

  • Don’t Skip the Importance of Your Dog’s Dental Health

  • Check Labels on Your Pet’s Commercial Dog Food

  • Don’t Worry if Your Dog Gets Ridiculously Excited

  • Just like Emotions, Dogs Know Our Every Move

  • Start Implementing Doga into Your Dog’s Routine

  • How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing

  • The How, Why, and What You Should Do For Doggy Boredom

  • Obesity May Damage Dogs’ Organs

  • Look Beyond Fur Color When Adopting a Dog

  • No Bones About it; Some Bones are Dangerous for Your Dog

  • Introducing Your Puppy to New Sights, Smells, and Sounds

  • Behavior Based on Many Factors

  • Snuffle Mat May be Key to Your Dog’s Boredom

  • Dogs Can Sense When People are Stressed

  • Flowers Can Be Toxic for Your Dog

  • Be Careful When You Let Your Dog Swim in Lake Erie

  • Controversy Surrounds Dog Vaccines

  • Crickets are a Good Source of Protein for Your Dog

  • Hemangiosarcoma is Extremely Aggressive

  • Treat Your Dog Like She’s Family

Love To Know

The Dogington Post


  • 34 Ways to Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week with Your Dog

  • PetKey and Heartland Canines for Veterans: Making a Difference

  • Microchip Your Pet: Your Questions Answered

  • 6 Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’

  • What is a Microchip… and Why’s it Important?

  • Adopt a Black Dog, Save a Life

  • My Puppy Needs to Sleep… So Do I!

  • My Puppy Needs Her Vaccinations but I’m Worried

  • What is Holistic Pet Care?

  • Let’s Talk in Cat Language

  • Know the Stats: Lost Pet Prevention Month

  • Your Cat’s Litterbox Problems: Lets Solve Them

  • Tips for Bringing Your New Kitty Home

  • Is Your Cat a ‘Scratcher?’

  • 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dogs or Cats

  • What You Didn’t Know About Dog Training Treats

  • Fun Winter Adventures for Max

  • Teach Your Dog to Stay in 5 Steps

Available Canine Courses (written and taught by Amber L. Drake)

In addition to writing articles/blogging, I am available to develop and teach courses. The two courses below are currently running and available (and, taught by yours truly!):

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