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About the Author

Daniel (“Coach Dan”) Schulof


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Coach Dan is the founder of Varsity Pets and the primary author of the The Optimal Dog.  He used to spend his days conducting research aimed at helping big corporations win lawsuits.  Since 2011, he has spent his days conducting research aimed at helping dogs live longer, healthier lives.

He values skepticism, empiricism, and kindness.  He is an autodidact.

He shares his home in beautiful Salt Lake City with two dogs, Kody (a Rottweiler) and Lucy (an English Bulldog).  When he’s not writing, coaching dog-owners and canine athletes, or inventing new products, Coach Dan competes in ultra-distance mountain footraces and other endurance events.

For media and press inquiries, please e-mail our publicity team at press@varsitypetsonline.com.

For individual questions, speaking engagements, online coaching, and other substantive stuff please e-mail me directly at daniel@varsitypetsonline.com.  I always respond to e-mails but sometimes it takes me a little while, so please be patient.

If you have an emergency, please hang up and dial 9-1-1.