Karen Parquet

Former Pet Business Owner with 17+ Years of Experience

Karen is a pet expert that’s been in the field for a little over 17+ years. She owned a pet sitting business in the Northern Virginia area during that time. Karen really enjoys writing about pets, gaming, lifestyle and other topics. She’s written for the AKC, Xposure Advertising and more.

When she’s not writing her books, or writing for work, she’s spending time with her husband and two dogs, painting, or reading.


  • Written for the AKC, Fivebarks, other pet related sites and advertising agencies.
  • 17+ Years of experience in the industry.


Karen has always been a dog lover. She started her own pet business over 17 years ago, and in that time, has learned everything there is to know about training and taking care of pets. She currently owns three dogs (a greyhound, saluki, and golden mix) and continues to learn as much as she can about different breeds and their needs.

Karen loves nothing more than helping others learn about their pets and giving them the best possible care. Her wealth of knowledge and experience makes her the perfect person to turn to for understanding animals!


  • Southern New Hampshire University – B.S. Forensic Psychology
  • Southern New Hampshire University – (currently enrolled) M.A. English and Creative Writing

More From Karen Parquet

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.
White Labradoodle on Green Grass

Breeders, Labradoodle

Top 5 Labradoodle Breeders In Oregon – Puppies For Sale

Get the perfect Labradoodle puppy in Oregon! Learn about the top Labradoodle breeders in Oregon, including their ethical breeding practices and available puppies.
Labradoodle Designer Dog sitting outdoor

Breeders, Labradoodle

Top 5 Labradoodle Breeders In Indiana – Puppies For Sale

Looking for a Labradoodle pup in Indiana? Check out our top 5 breeder recommendations and FAQs to help you find the perfect pup for you and your family.
Portrait of a white Labradoodle

Breeders, Labradoodle

Top 5 Labradoodle Breeders In Maine – Puppies For Sale

Find the perfect Labradoodle puppy in Maine! We’ve rounded up the top 5 Labradoodle breeders in the state. Learn more about the breed and what to look for in a breeder.
Labrador Retriever sitting beside his crate

Crate Training

Crate Training In An Apartment – Your Ultimate Guide

Crate training helps your pup adjust to their new household, maintain good behavior, sleep better, and develop a routine. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about crate training in an apartment.
Pet carrier with dog inside

Crate Training

Weekend Crate Training Plan For Your Puppy

Trying to figure out what to do this long weekend? How about finally crate-training your pooch? Yes, it’s possible to kennel train your dog in just 3 days – here’s how!
two shiba dogs inside their crates

Crate Training

How To Crate Train Dog With Separation Anxiety

Leaving your dog home alone doesn’t have to be a nightmare. This blog will give you tips on how to crate-train your dog with separation anxiety.
staffordshire bull terrier dog asleep in a plastic bed with cushion

Common Questions, Dog Beds

Why Does My Dog Hang His Head Off The Bed?

There are a few different reasons your dog might hang his head off the bed, and we’re going to explore them in this blog post!
Cute Dogs on Bed at Home

Common Questions, Dog Beds

Why Does My Dog Poop On My Bed – Causes & Prevention

A dog owner’s worst nightmare is coming home to find that your beloved pup has pooped on the bed. Find out why they do it, how you can prevent them from doing so in the future, and more!
Husky Lies near the Kennel

DIY, Kennels

Homemade Outdoor Dog Kennel Ideas

If you’re like most pet owners, you want to make sure your furry friend has the best possible life. That includes giving them a comfortable place to call their own – even when you’re not around. A homemade outdoor dog kennel is the perfect way to do just that!
White dog barks in cage

Dog Care, Kennels

Caged Dog Syndrome – Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Dogs are social animals and need companionship. When they are crated for long periods of time, they can develop caged dog syndrome (CDS). This condition is characterized by several different behaviors. Here we discuss signs, treatment, and prevention of CDS.
cute and tiny Labradoodle Puppy

Breeders, Labradoodle

Top 3 Labradoodle Breeders In Dallas – Puppies For Sale

If you’re looking for a new furry friend, be sure to our list of top breeders of Labradoodle in Dallas!
lonely dog inside a dog crate

Common Questions, Crates

Should I Leave Water In A Puppy Crate At Night

Water or no water, that is the question. When it comes to whether you should leave water in your pet’s crate at night, there are a few things to consider before deciding. Read on to hear both options and discover what’s best for your furry friend.
Dog sitting on a bed inside a crate

Crates, Dog Beds, Dog Care

Should I Put A Dog Bed In The Crate For My Puppy?

A bed in your dog’s crate is necessary for their comfort. This article discusses how to make the crate cozy and inviting.
A woman using clipper on labradoodle

Grooming, Labradoodle

Best Clippers for Labradoodles- Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Wondering what the best clippers for Labradoodles are? Look no further! This article will review some of the top dog hair clippers on the market and give you a buyer’s guide to help make your decision easier.
Cheerful labradoodle in a pet grooming salon

Grooming, Labradoodle

Labradoodle Grooming Guide & Coat Maintenance

Regular grooming is essential to keep your dog’s coat and skin in good condition. Read this guide to learn how to groom and care for your Labradoodle’s coat.
Boxer puppy in crate

Crates, Training

Boxer Puppy Crate Training Guide

Crate training a boxer puppy can be a challenge, but it’s worth it! With patience and consistency, your pup will quickly learn that the crate is his safe place. Here are some tips to get you started.