Effective date: January 28, 2021

I am not a professional veterinarian, dog trainer, or dog behaviorist. The information on this website is for informational purposes only. If you have questions regarding your dog’s health, please seek answers from your veterinarian.

The content I write for, The Dog Affect, reflects my honest views & opinions. They do not indicate the views of family, friends, clients, affiliates, sponsors, or any other partners.


I am the master of comments for The Dog Affect. I love energetic discussions, but I will not hesitate to delete offensive or rude comments. If you are going to leave a comment, I ask that you be respectful.

Sharing My Content:

The content & photos on The Dog Affect may not be published elsewhere without my direct written consent. You can contact me if you would like to publish my content or photos.

Copying & pasting content without permission is stealing. If you do this, I will pursue copyright infringement legal action against you. This is a serious matter, so please do not steal from me.

Product Reviews & Sponsored Posts

On occasion I will write product reviews & sponsored posts. These are my honest opinions & views. They do not reflect the opinions of any other person or company. I may receive compensation for my reviews and sponsored posts. I do not write about products that I do not believe in. Sponsored posts will always be clearly disclosed. I run this blog with honesty & integrity.

Affiliate Links:

I do have affiliate relationships with a few companies that may be promoted or linked on The Dog Affect. If you make a purchase from one of these links, I may receive a small commission. There is no obligation to purchase from these links. Please understand that when you do, you are helping to support my blog. For this, I sincerely thank you.

Contests & Giveaways

When I host a giveaway or contest, it is performed at my discretion. The winner will be selected at random. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be selected. All giveaways & contests are U.S. entries only.

The Dog Affect is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or unreceived sponsored prizes.

When entering a contest or giveaway on this website, I may ask for information such as your name and email address to administer the contest, notify winners and make the winner’s name public. If you are the winner, I will then ask for your shipping address.

Your consent to promotional use and disclosure of this information is a condition of your participation. By entering this blog’s contests or giveaways, you are agreeing to the terms of use and you are releasing The Dog Affect and its author from any liability. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not enter any contest or giveaway on this website.


Privacy Policies

Effective date: January 28, 2021

The Dog Affect (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the www.thedogaffect.com (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for The Dog Affect is created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address

First name and last name

Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

The Dog Affect uses the collected data for various purposes:

To provide and maintain the service.

To notify you about changes to our service

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so.

To provide customer care and support

To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the service.

To monitor the usage of the Service

To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Transfer of Data.

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Dog Affect will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Legal Requirements

The Dog Affect may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

To comply with a legal obligation

To protect and defend the rights or property of The Dog Affect.

To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service.

To protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public.

To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.

 If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.