How the website content is managed, curated and researched – including our affiliate policy
If you don’t know about me already, my name’s Alison and, as much as I’d love to do everything myself, it’s just not possible, so I have to rely on others to help me make this the best possible resource dedicated to all things dachshunds.
Simple – to help people who have a dachshund or are looking to get a dachshund, and the other members of the ilovedachshunds.com community, to learn more about the dachshund breed. There are so many experts, ideas, opinions, products, services and alternative or conflicting points of view out there, so it can be confusing, expensive, time consuming and overwhelming to sort through all the advice. We’re here to give you our opinion and make it easier for you to learn.
Please remember – you’re your own person and your dachshund is your responsibility. There’s no way we can guarantee what we say is right for all dachshunds or is relevant to your dachshund. We’re not Veterinarians (Vets), and we don’t know your individual dog or situation, so you should always make up your own mind when it comes to your dachshund and, if you’re at all unsure or have any health or other concerns, you should speak with your Veterinarian for expert advice.
What We Do
We learn. We practice what we preach. We try new things. We spend our own money. We invest our own time. We extensively research topics, products, services and companies. And we sift, sort, curate and edit all this to give you our honest opinion.
Our job’s never done. We don’t just try something and share our thoughts. We’re constantly refining things to make each article better, more helpful to you and as up to date as possible – we’re learning new things about dachshunds all the time and keep up with it so you don’t have to.
Occasionally we may be given products or services to try, we may also, but not always, receive an affiliate commission on some of these products from Amazon, Etsy and other retailers if you decide to buy them using the links on our website. When you click on these links, you’ll see the link URL contains a small extra piece of text which identifies that the click came from us – this text is called an ‘affiliate code’, and it means we get a small percentage of the money you spend if you choose to buy that product, or, in some cases, other products from the site soon after using that link. Please be assured the ‘affiliate code’ doesn’t increase the price you pay.
From time to time, we may also reach out to those selling the products and services we review and ask them to offer our readers a special discount, as we want to save you money. If they say ‘Yes’ then you’ll see the way you can claim the discount on the relevant page.
Affiliate commissions help cover some of the costs involved in running this website. They help us build a better website, try more things, review more products, write more articles, reach out and educate more people, make the website and associated articles, products and services better for you, your dachshunds and the other people in this community, as well as making sure the website remains free to you – so thank you.
Your trust is the most important thing to the team and I, which is why we never let people selling products or services, or their sales, marketing or public relations representatives dictate what we share, what we say and how we rate products, companies or services.
We’re proud of the fact we’re independent.