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how to show your dog affection

How to show your dog affection

It may seem natural to hug and kiss your dog, but these gestures may actually feel threatening to some canines. Learn how to read his...

Should you sleep with your dog?

Should you sleep with your dog?

Many people love having their dogs sleep with them. But if your slumber is being disturbed by a noisy, restless or bed-hogging canine, it...

do dogs have the same emotions as people?

Do dogs have the same emotions people do?

Back in the early 1960s, when I was an undergraduate, I found myself listening to a lecture given by a well-known physiological...

Are sticks safe for dogs?

Are sticks safe for dogs?

What you should know before giving your dog a stick to chew or play with. Chances are, your dog has chewed, and even eaten, a fair number...

how dogs that detect disease can help humans

How dogs that detect disease can help humans

For years, dogs have used their amazing sense of smell to help with tasks ranging from bomb detection to rescue operations. But some...

music

The healing effects of music

Sound is a major factor of our surroundings, especially in today’s loud, fast-paced world. Noise pollution can create stress for both...

Car safety 101

Most dogs love the car, especially if it means spending extra time with you. Whether it’s a quick trip to the store or a week-long road...

night

Safety tips for walking your dog at night

If you’re like a lot of people, your busy lifestyle means you sometimes end up walking your dog when it’s dark out. This is especially...

environment

5 easy ways to enrich your dog’s environment

An enriched environment goes beyond basic dog care. It includes things like mental stimulation, engaging his senses, and introducing toys...

new puppy

 5 best tips to buying your new puppy

Thinking of adding a new puppy to the family? It’s a big decision so it’s always a good idea to get the BEST advice you can! Check out...

cannabis for pets

Pot for pets

It’s no secret that dogs share many of the same health problems as people, including anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, and even dementia....

travel

King of the road: a travel checklist for your dog

Planning a trip? An increasing number of accommodations are opening their doors to guests and their dogs – so it’s easier than ever to...

hydrotherapy for dogs

Hydrotherapy – water healing for dogs

Hydrotherapy or “water healing” in Greek, benefits dogs the same way it does humans. Hydrotherapy for dogs has gained a lot of...

Lyme disease: protecting your dog

Transmitted by infected tick bites (not by other dogs or humans), Lyme Disease is very serious for dogs. It has many outcomes, including...

caring for your senior dog

7 tips to care for your senior dog

Is your dog a senior citizen? Like us, dogs tend to develop age-related conditions as they grow older. Not all dogs age at the same pace....

preparing for a disaster with animals

Preparing for a disaster with animals

In times of emergency such as a natural disaster, we need to pay special attention to the welfare of our companion animals who depend on us...

dog on the beach

Safety tips for the beach

Being able to take your dog the beach is a privilege. Good manners and attention to safety from both of you will ensure you’re always...

travel

Dos and don’ts of doggie travel etiquette

Do you travel? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination, you’ll most likely...

dog-friendly cleaners

Dog-friendly household cleaners

These non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laden cleaners keep your house fresh and sparkling — and your dog safe and healthy. Green is...

dog coat

Dog coat shopping

Shopping for a dog coat can sometimes be a daunting tasks. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance between quality, fit and...

skijoring

Skijoring in a winter wonderland

Looking for a winter activity for you and your dog? How about Skijoring? If it sounds European, that’s because it is! Derived from the...

dog park

4 essential rules for the dog park

Whether your furbaby is a seasoned socialite or new to hanging around other dogs, here are 4 essential rules you need to know before going...

dock diving

Making a splash with Dock Diving

Calling all water babies! If your dog enjoys the water, Dock Diving, aka Dock Jumping, might tick all the boxes for you and your best...

Treibball

Give Treibball a try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live...

nose work

Sniffing out fun with Nose Work

No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a positive...

service dogs

Guide and Service Dogs are everyday heroes

Canines can be more than companions; every year, thousands of people are helped by service dogs who offer support for people with...

dog car

New car shopping?

Dogs are natural road warriors. It seems as soon as they see you grabbing the car keys, they’re on their feet, ready to act as your...

holidays

Top 10 tips for the holidays

Holidays are busy and exciting but they can be a little stressful for everyone, including our dogs. This handy list will help ensure your...

dog

Top dog newsmakers of 2015

What were the dog highlights of 2015? We chose the five stories that captured not only our attention, but in some cases, the world’s. Air...

michael wekerle

The Dragons’ Den – Michael Wekerle

Michael Wekerle, the eccentric rock star of the Canadian financial scene, and TV personality from the hit series Dragons’ Den, is a...

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