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creating the perfect puppy plan

How to create the perfect puppy plan

It is one of the most exciting times anyone can imagine – the day your pup arrives home. However, it may prove frustrating and...
teach your dog boundaries

Teaching boundaries to your dog

Want to ensure your dog stays put when freedom beckons? Here's how to teach him some boundaries. What would your dog do if the front...
homemade training treats recipe

Homemade dog training treats

Using treats to reward your dog during training sessions is a great way to positively reinforce good behaviour – and make sessions more enjoyable! We...
pet food labels

The importance of reading dog food labels

If you want to offer your dog good nutrition, how do you know you’re giving him a good quality product? The best way is...
fruits and veggies for your dog

Top 10 fruits and veggies for your dog

A variety of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables can help your dog live a healthier, longer life. Feed as snacks or add a tablespoon or...
essential fatty acids

Essential fatty acids for your dog

Omega 3 essential fatty acids from fish oils can help prevent and alleviate allergies, arthritis and other common canine problems. You’ve heard a lot about...
body language

Understanding “dog talk: how animals communicate through body language

Dr. Dolittle was famous for befriending animals and learning to speak and understand their language. His animals were happy because they never experienced any ...
backyard for your dog

Building a dog-friendly backyard

Ever wonder what Rover is thinking about when he’s surveying your backyard from the porch steps? Perhaps he’s dreaming of a landscape complete with a special play...
toys

Dos & don’ts for safe dog toys

Here are our top toy dos and don'ts: DO Be size-wise. Ensure the toys aren't too small for your dog and that she can’t easily...
Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog? These steps will help you figure out whether or not she has what it takes. 1. Consider your...
naming your dog

Naming your dog

Naming your new dog is part of the excitement when he arrives home. Names are typically matched to a dog’s breed, ancestry and personality....
Get involved in your animal's healthcare

Get involved in your animal’s healthcare

Caring for your beloved dog throughout his life is a team effort. The key members of his healthcare team are your veterinarian, ancillary caregivers...
Protecting your dog's teeth

Protecting your dog’s teeth

Dental care is crucial for your dog's health but a decade ago, canine dental options were limited. Today, you can choose from a variety...
vaccinations

A guide to safer vaccinations

Not so long ago, dogs received routine vaccinations every year, usually at their annual check-up, but things have changed dramatically in the last decade. Challenge studies...
titres

Looking at titres in dogs

Testing titres for a particular infectious agent measures the presence and level of antibodies in a dog’s blood. These antibodies reflect the combination of any...
groomer

Tips on choosing a dog groomer

Grooming is an essential part of your dog’s health. And whether you get him groomed once a month or only on special occasions, selecting the right...
Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

When it comes to our pets, nail trimming isn't always easy. But it doesn't have to be impossible! Here's a step-by-step procedure to help...
dog coat

Secrets to a great dog coat

When you chose your darling pup , it was probably the look in his eyes that made you fall in love. Then you experienced the honeymoon...
diet

Making diet choices for your dog

Feeding your dog a nutritious diet sounds daunting, especially if you lead a busy life. But it doesn’t matter whether your days are hectic...
dog park

Dog park etiquette

There are unwritten rules that apply in all dog parks. For the sake of all users, it’s your responsibility to find out the rules at your...
positive training for dogs

Why positive training works for your dog

What’s the best way to train a dog? Is it okay to resort to punishment, or should you use only positive, reward-based techniques? These differing...
peanut butter truffles

Peanut butter truffles

These delicious peanut butter truffles are perfect for any pup who loves treats! Looking for a yummy treat to make for your canine companion? These...
genes

The relationship between dog genes & diet

Wholesome high-quality food can help keep your dog healthy by enhancing his immune system and reducing the risk of disease. But did you know there’s also a connection...
senior dog health

11 steps to graceful canine aging

Is Rover slowing down? Is his hearing not as sharp as it used to be? Maybe he’s eating less, struggling with the stairs, or having a...
picking the perfect puppy

Picking your perfect puppy

You’ve mulled it over and decided you’re ready – a puppy it is! So what comes next? How do you pick your perfect puppy? Investing...
dog grooming tips

4 grooming tips your dog groomer wishes you knew

A shiny coat is the trademark of a healthy dog. But if his coat is not kept groomed, even a dog who has received...
grooming

DIY dog grooming

Rover just got back from the groomer. Given that extra spring in his step, you can tell he feels great. Everyone in the household...
animal-friendly herb garden

How to build an animal-friendly herb garden

Herbs are amazing plants. Not only do they possess many culinary and healing properties, but they’re also wonderfully fragrant and easy to grow. In...
disc dog

Disc Dog

The bright red disc whizzes across the field. In hot pursuit, the black and white border collie finally makes his move, leaping up and...
tips for successful dog training

Top 10 tips for successful dog training

Successful training depends on your skills as well as your dog’s health, history, daily routine, diet, age, sleep and exercise patterns, and breed predispositions....