For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]

Man's best friend history

Published in The Royal Spaniels Magazine fall edition 2012. 

by Leila Grandemange

Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, man and dog entered into a relationship, and it’s been a rocky road ever since . . . Continue reading “For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]”

I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]

inspirational dog article

Published in the The Royal Spaniels Magazine (2016), by Leila Grandemange


Years ago, a typical school day in America began by placing our right hand over our heart and pledging allegiance to the flag. It was a moment to stop what we were doing, and for every child regardless of race or color, or even the morning dispute with their best friend, to focus on a greater cause. Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]”

The Ribbon That Runs Through History

Published in My Beloved Dogs, Record Keeping for the Canine Competitor and Multi-Dog Home  Book Trailer

The Ribbon that Runs Through History—Its Meaning, Purpose and Goals
by Leila Grandemange
Who would have thought that holding the winning ribbon could bring a person so much joy! But what exactly does the ribbon symbolize? Why do we seek it, and how does its  meaning spur us on to become better exhibitors, competitors, breeders, and dog owners? Continue reading “The Ribbon That Runs Through History”

Have You Ever Wanted To Make a Difference?

Published in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bulletin, Winter 2012 

by Leila Grandemange

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in this world, but wondered how? 

Recently I heard a story that sickened me to the core, a precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel beaten to death by an obviously violent person. With heavy heart, whenever I hear stories of abuse and neglect I wonder, “How can I make a difference?” Continue reading “Have You Ever Wanted To Make a Difference?”

The BEST GIFT you will ever give your dog!

Published in the Royal Spaniels Magazine (TRS) winter edition 2012.
Winner of the  AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Public Service Award   The author, Leila Grandemange, is grateful to the American Kennel Club and the Dog Writers Association of America for this honor. 

The Holiday gift hunt has begun
and I’m already feeling a bit frazzled about what to wrap for my loved ones, including my dogs! I’m even shopping for my friends’ dogs—crazy, right?! Continue reading “The BEST GIFT you will ever give your dog!”

Mystery of the Barky Dog

Barking dog tips

Published in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bulletin

by Leila Grandemange

Good communication seems to be the key to all lasting relationships, even with our dogs. Yet dogs and humans do not perceive the world in the same way, nor communicate in the same language. This realization must be our guide and motivation for trying to understand our dogs. Continue reading “Mystery of the Barky Dog”