I Have Opinions

Victoria Schade Dog Life, Dog Training

I’ve wanted to do dog product reviews for years because dogdammit, I know stuff!

Not only do I have 19 years of dog training experience behind me, I also owned a pet products store for 6 years. That means I’ve been figuring out what works for both ends of the leash for a long time. I can tell you all about must-haves for new puppies, I know which treats will make a picky dog drool, and I’ve got the DL on the products that are all hype and no substance.

That’s why I started a YouTube review channel called “What a Dog Wants” where I’ll be reviewing everything from treats to toys to gear, all backed by my professional opinion along with insights gleaned from the dogs and people I’ve worked with over the years. It’s a low-tech operation filmed on my sun porch, pictured above. (See that ring light in front of my face? Yeah, it ain’t doing anything to hide the wrinkles. I need one triple the size.)

I’m having a ton of fun with it, and I think Millie and Olive are enjoying it as well. Olive maybe too much so – she crashes the set whenever she feels like it despite the detailed scripts I give her.

My first review of Stella & Chewy’s Carnivore Crunch treats is up, and I’ve got reviews coming for a toy, a fleece jacket and a shampoo. I hope you’ll check it out so you’ll learn what a dog wants! Watch here.

(6/13 update: Oh my heck that was a lot of work! I’m on a hiatus.)