About Us

PlayBarkRun is a collection of canine experts and passionate owners, using our combined knowledge in animal care, breeds, and training to provide you with an awesome educational and entertaining resource. 

It's important to us that every bit of information we share is as accurate and honest as possible, so we'll often use your feedback to review and update our articles. 

We'd love for you to follow us on our journey to helping people become better dog owners. You can follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, we post there everyday. If you have any other feedback feel free to contact us.


The information on our site is not meant to replace advice from your veterinarian or trainer. Our recommendation is to always follow what your vet says first, as they'll be able to properly examine your dog and their history. 

Our site makes money through affiliate links and advertising, so you'll sometimes see product links to sites like Amazon.com. It gives us a small commission, and helps us with the running cost of this site. Just know that we are not affiliated or influenced by any specific product or brand, so our reviews are unbiased and based on our personal experiences. 

Our Contributors

Katlin Primrose CAPG CSP VOA VT

Katlin is an 10-year certified master groomer, and registered veterinarian tech assistant (working in emergency, exotics, and general practice). You can also find her in the show ring with her dogs, winning awards in rally obedience and show grooming with the Canadian Kennel Club. You might say she's multi-talented when it comes to pets.

Shayla McConnell VOA

Shayla has been working closely with animals for over 10 years. Initially trained as a Vet Tech Assistant in a local emergency clinic, she later changed career paths and became a professional Dog Groomer, and is now running her own successful pet grooming business.

Liam Barnes

Liam is in charge of the web design and marketing here, so if you see something messed up - it's probably his fault. He's also a full-time doggy dad, with his own basset hound and chocolate labrador retriever. You can often find Liam treating his dogs to hikes or swims in the river.