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How well-socialized is your dog?

How well-socialized is your dog?

Socializing your dog should ideally begin in puppyhood, but you can vastly improve her skills at any age. A well-socialized dog is a well-behaved...
Building the perfect pet first aid kit

Building the perfect pet first aid kit

No matter how careful you are, emergencies can happen! Here's what to include in your pet first aid kit to ensure you're prepared. Pet first...
4 simple stretches for dogs

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches.   Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel...
Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think.

How does your dog’s mind work?

Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think. What goes on inside the canine mind? When it comes to...
How to tell if your dog needs to lose weight

How to tell if your dog needs to lose weight

More than 50% of dogs in North America are classified as either overweight or obese and that figure is growing. We know that these...
Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Research reveals that dogs stop listening when they go through puberty. In other words, they go through a moody teenage phase just like us! Like...
The ultimate dog grooming guide

The ultimate dog grooming guide

Questions about dog grooming? Look no further. This grooming guide offers tips about brushing, bathing and primping your pooch. Depending on your dog’s breed and...
When to call the vet

When to call the vet

How to decide when your dog needs to see a vet right away, and when it’s okay to just “wait and see”. From stomach upsets...
8 steps to take BEFORE you buy a new puppy

8 steps to take BEFORE you buy a new puppy

Inviting a new puppy into your life is exciting. Follow these steps before buying to ensure a smooth, positive experience.   If you've been thinking...
Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

While the recent headlines may sound alarming, the connection between grain-free dog foods and heart disease isn’t as clear-cut as many believe. You’ve probably seen...
Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

To ensure your dog doesn’t only “come” or “stay” in certain environments, add behaviour proofing to her training regime! Does your dog always respond when...
Simple solutions for stressed-out dogs

Simple solutions for stressed-out dogs

From loud noises to trips to the vet, a variety of situations can cause anxiety in pups. Fortunately, there are lots of safe and...
Canines and COVID-19

Canines and COVID-19

What do we know so far when it comes to COVID-19 and our dogs? When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, it brought chaos...
6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

Having trouble keeping your pup off the furniture? These six simple tips will help you train him to use his own bed instead! Everybody enjoys...
6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

Your dog can’t talk so how do you know if she’s in discomfort or pain? Understanding a little about canine body language and behaviour...
Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

When giving your dog a bath, follow these 9 steps for a smooth and stress-free experience. Bathing your dog isn’t rocket science. But it’s...
Tips on preventing dog bites

Tips on preventing dog bites

All canines can — and will — bite humans or other dogs in certain circumstances. Here's how to prevent a dog bite incident from...
Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy steps!

Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy...

If your dog looks the other way or walks out of shot when you try to photograph him, you’re not alone. Follow these 5...
Top 10 dog training tips

Top 10 dog training tips

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...
The dirt on doggy dental care

The dirt on doggy dental care

Some dogs are lucky enough to have almost no dental disease. Others, especially small ones, seem to be plagued by it. The more you...
Is your dog scared of strangers?

Is your dog scared of strangers?

Many dogs react fearfully when they see or are approached by someone they don’t know. Gentle behaviour modification can help calm those fears, boost...
Tri-light bliss biscuits recipe

Tri-Light Bliss Biscuits for dogs

These pumpkin biscuits are perfect for the entire family — four-legged members included! They're healthy, easy-to-prepare, and blissfully delicious! Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin...
Caring for your dog's nails

Caring for your dog’s nails

Clipping your dog’s nails isn’t just about preventing damage to your home. It’s also important for her health and comfort. Regular nail maintenance contributes to...
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...