With almost 30 years in the pet care industry under our belts, there’s one thing that has never changed. And that’s our stance on pet parents asking questions. We believe there’s no such thing as a dumb question, especially when it comes to pet ownership.  So if you feel embarrassed for wondering, “How often should…

Spooky season is upon us! But, before you start browsing costumes for your four-legged friends, let’s answer a question that every pet parent should consider this time of year. Can dogs eat candy? It’s common knowledge that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but what about other sweet treats like candy corn and hard candies?   Let’s…

The most spooktacular day of the year is creeping up on us, have you started looking for your dog’s Halloween costume yet?! It seems like dog Halloween costumes get more creative every year. But, sometimes creativity can go too far when it comes to our furry friends. Here are some helpful things to keep in…

If your pet suffers a head injury or exhibits unusual behaviors, consult your veterinarian as soon as possible. We are not veterinarians, and the following article is not meant to be prescriptive or construed as medical advice. It’s all fun and games watching your dog run around and play. Until they crash into something (or…

Standing out is a risky move to become popular, at least for most of us. But quirky behavior and strange looks are what make some of the weirdest dog breeds around extremely rare and valuable.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) doesn’t refer to dogs as being weird. Instead, it recognizes them as rare, especially since…

Whether you’re bringing home your first puppy or fostering a shelter dog, the first few days in their new home are crucial for creating healthy habits, positive associations, and routines for other dog training activities.  Arguably, the most important step in your new dog’s training is exposing him or her to the dog crate. Knowing…

Clicker training dogs is a highly-effective and dog trainer-approved positive reinforcement dog training technique. But don’t be intimidated. Just because clicker training dogs is well respected doesn’t mean it’s difficult to implement with your four-legged friends. But before we dig into clicker training dogs, let’s cover a few basics about dog training. Dog training really…

You feed your dog every single day, but how do you know which dog food is best? It’s a topic that comes up a lot around here at Ruffly Speaking (and our parent company The Dog Gurus!).  Is it better to feed my dog kibble or wet dog food? Is one dog food brand really…


Everyone loves a puppy, but what happens when that puppy doesn’t know how to socialize and won’t play well with others?  As a dog owner, knowing how to socialize a dog is just as important as knowing what food to buy or what leash works best with your breed’s temperament.  That’s why it’s crucial to…

Dogs who Shouldn't Be at the Dog Park

Off-leash play environments can help reduce a dog’s stress and boredom, and give dogs a fun way to meet new people and other dogs. Obviously, I’m a big fan of off-leash play…but ONLY when it’s done for the right reasons with the right dogs. There are three dogs that shouldn’t be at a dog park…

It can be difficult to find the dog resources and products that actually do what they say they’re going to do. You’d think in the information age that it would be easier than ever to access information about dogs that you can trust. The problem? Most of the free resources you find floating around the internet have not been tested and proven to work with thousands of dogs. That’s where we come in. We’ve spent more than four combined decades testing our recommendations on every breed at every age. They work. Join the Community
You shouldn’t have to waste hours of time searching Google for unreliable information about dogs.

That’s why we created Ruffly Speaking. Because every minute you spend researching and testing methodologies and products that haven’t been proven to work, is another minute of quality time stolen from you and your dog. You both deserve better.

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Make playtime with your dog fun for everyone.
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Tap into the experience we’ve gained over four combined decades.
It’s like having your own personal trainer by your side every step of the way! I had peace of mind knowing I was doing the right things at the right time for my puppy!
— Julie, Pet Parent
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Step 1 Identify the areas of your dog's life that you feel like you need the most help improving.
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About Us
Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA

Robin Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author, speaker, and expert on dogs. She founded one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia and for the last 30 years has been using her expertise in "reading dogs" to teach families how to train their pets as well as helping others in the pet care industry keep dogs safe.

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Susan Briggs, MA, CPACO

Susan Briggs is a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, author, speaker, and pet care business expert. As co-founder of The Dog Gurus, she brings over 18 years of experience in the pet industry with 12 years as co-owner and operator of a successful dog daycare, lodging, grooming, and training business in Houston, Texas.

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