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Henry the avalanche rescue dog

Henry the avalanche rescue dog

Between his job as a search and rescue dog in the mountains of Whistler, BC and his role in the recent IMAX film, Superpower...
Protect your dog from the elements

Protect your dog from the elements

All the outdoor gear you need to protect your Canadian pup from the elements of nature! Canadians love to spend time outdoors with their dogs....
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...
Disaster prep for dogs

Disaster prep for dogs

This simple plan will help keep you and your animal companions safe if a natural disaster strikes. Wildfires, floods, hurricanes and tornados…so many regions have...
Safe car travel for your dog

Safe car travel for your dog

Your dog should not travel loose in the car. A high quality crate, carrier or harness will help keep him safe from harm in...
Are dogs colour blind?

Are dogs colour blind?

It's a common misconception that dogs are colour blind. New research shows that they don't see the world in black and white, but they...
How to choose the right toy for your dog

How to choose the right toy for your dog

Different dogs have different play styles. When buying a toy for your dog, think about the kind of play he enjoys most, and look...
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...
Top safety tips for exploring the outdoors with your dog

Top safety tips for exploring the outdoors with your dog

Planning ahead can help keep you and your dog safe on your next trip into the great outdoors. As more and more Canadians explore our...
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...
How should you talk to your dog?

How should you talk to your dog?

If you talk to your dog, you’re not alone. But did you know the way you talk to her may make a difference? UK...
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...
Does Breed Specific Legislation work?

Does Breed Specific Legislation work?

It’s been over a decade since the government of Ontario introduced Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) across the province. Because of that legislation, certain breeds,...
technology that goes to the dogs

Technology that goes to the dogs!

From state-of-the-art containment systems to remote-controlled automatic feeders, technology is making life better and safer for our canine companions. We live in a high-tech world....
Advancements in pet-friendly travel

Advancements in dog-friendly travel

Pack your bags, pet parents! Whether you plan to travel by car or by air, traveling with your dog is more accessible, safe and...

Hockey dogs and their famous dads

Canadians love hockey – it’s our national winter sport! For those talented enough to make it to the NHL or world class competition, it...
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...
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 psychologist, Elliott...
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,...
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 researchers...
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 animals and humans,...

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...
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...
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 or activities that satisfy...
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...
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. These parallel health...
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...