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Teaching your dog the “Name Game”

Teaching your dog the “Name Game”

Want to challenge your dog's mind? See how many objects you can teach her to identify by name!  Who doesn’t love dog tricks? They’re such...
How dogs are improving the mental health of humans

How dogs are improving the mental health of humans

From depression to PTSD, dogs are helping humans cope with a wide range of mental health issues. When we think of dogs-with-jobs our minds tend...
Your dog's microbiome

Your dog’s microbiome

A healthy gut equals a healthy dog. Take a close-up look at his gut microbiome, and why it’s so vital to his well-being. By...
Must-have dental care tools for dogs

Must-have dental care tools for dogs

As a pet parent, it's your job to look after your dog's teeth and gums. These dental care tools can help! Keeping up with your...
6 steps to choosing the right puppy

6 steps to choosing the right puppy

Choosing a puppy is easier said than done! These tips will help you make the best decision for you and your family. You did your...
How much exercise does your dog need?

How much exercise does your dog need?

Breed, size, age and health status all play a role in how much physical activity your dog requires to stay fit, happy and healthy....
A savvy guide to feeding your dog

Choosing the best dog food

With all the different categories of dog food on the market, it can be tricky to know what to feed your pup! This guide...
What do our dogs learn from watching us?

What do our dogs learn from watching us?

Your canine companion picks up on more than you might think! Here's what dogs learn from watching us. From a dog’s point of view, the...
Seeing eye-to-eye with your dog: the evolution of canine eye contact

Understanding canine eye contact

Does your dog ever make sustained eye contact with you? Discover the meaning behind his gaze. Does your dog stare into your eyes? A new...
Ways to improve your dog’s quality of life

Ways to improve your dog’s health and wellbeing

Give her health, happiness and longevity a boost! Your dog enriches your quality of life every single day – but are you doing the same...
How to choose a dog training class

How to choose a dog training class

Know what to ask and look for when choosing the right training class for you and your dog. Most of us recognize the importance...
Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Does your dog tilt his head when you talk to him? Here's why.  Many people report that when they talk to their beloved canines, the...
CBD for pets – what’s happening in Canada?

CBD for pets – what’s happening in Canada?

The laws surrounding the use of CBD for pets in Canada are constantly evolving. This update will help you make sense of the current...
10 self-care tips for pet parents

10 self-care tips for pet parents

You’ve been busy looking after your new puppy – grooming him, feeding him, training him and, of course, playing with him! But are you...
The Canine Genome Project: how dog DNA can help humans

The Canine Genome Project: how dog DNA can help humans

The Canine Genome Project — an initiative that maps dog DNA — has implications for understanding issues in both dogs and humans. There’s a new...
Choosing the perfect dog treats

Choosing the perfect dog treats

Anyone shopping for dog treats at their neighbourhood pet store or online could easily come away with five or ten completely different products. But...
When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

In North America, spaying and neutering are generally regarded as a necessary and responsible approach. But new research indicates these procedures can negatively impact...
Grooming tips for different hair types

Grooming tips for different hair types

No matter what type of dog you invite into your home, he’ll need to be groomed! Understanding his hair type – and how much...
Party tricks to teach your dog

Party tricks to teach your dog

Teaching your dog tricks adds fun, exercise and mental stimulation into his daily routine! People love to watch dogs perform tricks. And while not every...
Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

You may assume bad breath comes with the territory of having a dog, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Does your dog...

Quality dog foods made in Canada

Attention, Canadians! Healthy, home-grown dog foods are more available than ever. A healthy diet is the foundation to a healthy life. So giving your pooch...
Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

As dog parents, we strive to do the best for our canine companions. But we may overlook or misunderstand some aspects of canine care....
Natural approaches to tick prevention

Natural approaches to tick prevention

Dangerous chemicals aren't the only way to protect your dog from ticks! Try these safe, natural approaches instead.  Some chemical-based tick prevention methods are harmful...
Essential oils and your dog

Essential oils and your dog

You can’t go too far these days without running into essential oils. They’re everywhere – online, in the news, and lining the shelves of...
The truth about ticks in Canada

The truth about ticks in Canada

Ticks are quickly spreading across Canada. Here's everything you need to know about these creepy crawlies, including how to protect your dog from being...
What human foods are safe for dogs?

What human foods are safe for dogs?

Find out which human foods are safe to feed your canine companion – and which aren't. Can dogs eat table scraps? Should they? The simple...
6 things you should know about cannabis for dogs

6 things you should know about cannabis for dogs

What does the legalization of cannabis in Canada mean for your dog? Cannabis has consistently topped headlines over the last year, and the hype around...

Puppy planning 101

Shopping for a new puppy? Congratulations! Here's how to choose the right breed and prepare for his arrival.  So you and your family have decided...
How to make grooming a positive experience for your dog

How to make grooming a positive experience for your dog

While we all love our dogs and want to treat them like furry children, we must remember that they are a different species and...
Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling means just what it says. While your dog is on a leash, he can go ahead of you, behind you, or...