Welcome to Jazz & Jive

Your Online Resource for Dog-Loving Education, Advocacy & Entertainment

Meet Donna

Award winning author, Advocate, TEDx speaker and proud parent of two Portuguese Water Dogs, Jazz and Jive. "My goal is to help pet parents truly become ‘Super Pet Parents’ as they experience the joy of fostering a long, loving relationship with their dogs."

Woofs & Smiles

"A good adventure often requires the company of best friends."
Follow the adventures of Donna, Jazz & Jive in this Blog-style journey (from the perspective of a pet parent) through the challenging and rewarding world of dogs pet parenting.

Meet Jazz & Jive

The Jazz & Jive Show is an internet TV series created for dog lovers. We create fun-filled, engaging and educational content about dogs and pet parenting to help people make informed and responsible decisions regarding the well-being of their dogs.

"Anyone who has loved a dog knows that the bond you share can be even stronger than those you share with other humans. As a devoted pet parent, author Donna Chicone not only understands this unique bond, but wanted to provide a way for every parent of a beloved dog to enrich that special relationship — with promises she calls Pawffirmations. Touching every area of your life as a pet parent, from house-training and health to grooming, play, and beyond, Donna provides 30 moving promises to recite to your four-legged companion, accompanied by “pawsitive facts” and full-color photos. In stating these heartfelt words, you will heighten your bond, rediscover the importance of each crucial aspect of your dog’s life, and renew your commitment to a long and loving life together."

"Pet Parent Pawffirmations" is now available!

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"What makes this book special is Chicone’s attitude: 'Part of my advocacy for dogs is to help all of us as humans become more sensitive to the reality that our dogs are sentient beings who experience pain, fear and joy,” she writes. “In the world of grammar etiquette, it is correct to reference animals as ‘that’ and ‘it,’ but … I don’t follow that convention. I want to encourage us to refer to dogs as ‘who’ and ‘him’ and ‘her.’ Why? Because referring to our beloved dogs as the feeling beings they are is the beginning of making a difference in our relationship together.' Good for you, Donna. Language changes behavior."
~ Mary Ann Grossman, Pioneer Press


"Being A Super Pet Parent"
is now available!

Currently available in paperback and ebook through Amazon. Also available at Barnes&Noble, IndieBound & iTunes!

Our Mission is to Make the World a Better Place for Dogs
and the Humans Who Love Them

  " Donna Chicone is a dog person’s best friend! Donna has a passion for dogs and the joy of the human animal-bond. With incredible energy, she works to educate others on all aspects of not just having dogs but sharing our lives with them. She brings together people from all areas of the dog world, from dog shows, breeders, trainers and veterinarians for complete information for the serious dog lover. "

Kate An Hunter , D.V.M.
Carver Lake Veterinary Center


"Being a Super Pet Parent"

Everything You Need to Know to Foster a
Long, Loving Relationship with Your Dog