Alison Page

Former Practice Manager – Animal Veterinary Clinic
Dog Lover 35+ Years

Alison is a professional writer, dressage judge, and dog lover with over 35 years of experience in keeping dogs and cats. Alison writes for FiveBarks, Life With Dogs, World Animal Foundation, and more. Alison enjoys judging at regional dressage events in her spare time, walking her Shih-Poo, Raffles, through the Cheshire countryside, or cuddling her two rescue cats.


  • Writing for FiveBarks, Life With Dogs, and publishing two novels. 
  • 35 years of experience keeping horses, dogs, fish, and cats.


Alison is an experienced dog owner who has rescued and rehabilitated several furry friends over the years and once volunteered to walk greyhounds at a local rescue center.

In 2002, Alison worked in a veterinary clinic in the UK as Practice Manager before beginning her writing career in 2009. Alison has written thousands of articles on dog and pet-related subjects for numerous websites and has published two short novels. Alison is also a professional dressage judge, officiating at numerous events throughout the year.


  • HND in Business Studies, 1982 (Carlett Park COT, UK)
  • BSc in Equine Science, 2000 (OCES, Sussex, UK)

More From Alison Page

German Shepered


Best Dog Crate for German Shepherds – Heavy Duty, Safe, Secure

What is the best dog crate for a German Shepherd and a German Shepherd puppy? Read this guide to discover the best crates for the powerful German Shepherd Dog.
Mini Goldendoodle sitting on snow.

Dog Care, Goldendoodle

Mini Goldendoodle Facts – Cost, Lifespan, Size, and Care

Thinking about adding a Mini Goldendoodle to your family? These pocket-sized pups make fantastic pets thanks to their intelligence, playfulness, and humor!
Child and Goldendoodle in Bed Playing

Common Questions, Goldendoodle

Are Goldendoodles Good House Dogs For Your Kids And Family?

This article covers what Goldendoodles are, how much they bark, & whether they can be left alone. Find out if they really are the perfect house pet for families with kids.
The Papillon Spaniel Continental Dog Sits at the Travel Cage


Dog Crate Size Chart, Dimension and Weight

Your dog’s crate is his home away from home – a place where he can escape each day! Here’s how to make sure your crate is the perfect size for your perfect pup!
Cute Goldendoodle Puppy

Breeders, Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle Puppies In Ohio – Best 5 Breeders

Our comprehensive guide outlines the 5 best Goldendoodle breeders in Ohio. Get tips on how to spot puppy mill red flags and what you can expect when adopting your pup.
Goldendoodle with a ball in the ground.


Brown, Black, White & Other Types of Rare Goldendoodle Colors

What color will my Goldendoodle puppy be? Read this guide to learn about rare Goldendoodle colors and patterns.
Goldendoodle lying on carpet

Goldendoodle, Grooming

Do Goldendoodles Shed? Hypoallergenic Fact or Myth?

Do Goldendoodles shed? Are Goldendoodles hypoallergenic? That’s what you’ll want to know if you’re buying one of these pups. Read this guide to find out!
Benefits Of Crate Training Your Dog


15 Benefits Of Crate Training Your Dog and 9 Downsides

Many dog owners ask if teaching their dogs to use a crate is a good idea. Read this article to learn 15 benefits and nine disadvantages of crate training your dog.
Puppy sleeping inside the crate


Should A Puppy Sleep In A Crate?

Should a puppy sleep in a crate? Read this guide to learn whether crating your puppy overnight is the right thing to do.
Top 5 Breeders In Arizona Goldendoodle Puppies For Sale

Breeders, Goldendoodle

Top 5 Breeders In Arizona – Goldendoodle Puppies For Sale

If you’re looking for a Goldendoodle for sale in Arizona, you need to read this guide to the top 5 ethical breeders in the Grand Canyon State!
Two cute goldendoodle puppies wearing rose headbands

Breeders, Goldendoodle

Top 5 Goldendoodle Breeders In Florida – Puppies For Sale

Where can you buy well-bred Goldendoodles in the state of Florida? Read this guide to discover the 5 Best Goldendoodle Breeders in Florida!
diggs revol featured image


Diggs Crate Review: Is It Worth It?

Crates are an easy & practical tool to have in your home. Read my review to learn more about the Diggs Revol crate & why it’s the best solution for you and your dog’s needs.
Blurred silhouette of dog behind bars of crate

Crate Training

Crate Training Regression – Reasons & Solutions

Why has your dog’s crate training gone backward, not forward? Read this guide to crate training regression for reasons and solutions to this problem.
Sad dog looking through crate

Crates, Dog Care

Dealing With Dog Separation Anxiety – Using Crates As A Safe Space

Separation anxiety can be a real problem for some dogs, and a dog crate can help. Read this guide to learn how you can use a dog crate to make a safe space for your pet.
Shetland Sheepdog


Top 3 Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Breeders in Louisiana

If you want a Sheltie puppy and you live in Louisiana state, you need to read this guide to our top three Sheltie breeders in Louisiana.
Outdoor Sofa Dog Bed


Best bedding For An Outdoor Dog Kennel

An outdoor dog kennel needs to be warm and cozy for your pampered pet. Read this guide to discover the best bedding for an outdoor dog kennel! 
White Labradoodle Puppy with a toy

Labradoodle, Rescues

Top 5 Labradoodle Rescues In Minnesota – Puppies For Adoption

Labradoodles make lovely family pets. However, some Labradoodles still end up in rescue centers. Read this guide to discover five Labradoodle rescues in Minnesota.