Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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training a deaf dog

How to train a deaf dog

At first, Carla thought her 12-year-old Samoyed, Ben, was ignoring her when he started failing to respond to her commands. “Whenever I called him...
lyme disease

How to protect your dog from Lyme disease

Lyme disease gets its name from a small town in Connecticut where it was first recognized in 1989, although studies have indicated that it...
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...
emergency preparation for your dog

Emergency prep for your dog

If you were faced with an emergency such as a natural disaster, would you and your dog be prepared?  Many people believe they could easily...
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...
Choosing a collar, leash and harness for your dog

Dos & Dont’s of choosing a collar, leash or harness

It isn’t just a practical purchase; it’s a personal statement. Whether you’re buying just one collar, harness or leash, or something for every occasion...
Top dog trends

Top 10 dog trends

Gone are the days when our canine buddies lived outside in dog houses. At night, you can find most dogs curled up at our...
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...
celebrity dogs

Celebrity Dogs

We've laughed, cried and watched in suspense. For decades, celebrity dogs have been entertaining us on TV and in the movies. Now, thanks to internet...
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...
tips for a stress-free vet visit

10 tips for a stress-free visit to the vet

Going to the vet can be stressful for your pet – and you! But being prepared is the key to ensuring a stress-free visit...
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...
introducing dogs and cats

Introducing dogs and cats

Dogs and cats may not seem compatible, but many people have both. But too many pet owners put up with their pets acting out...
first aid for dogs

Preparing for dog first aid

It was an early spring morning and Denise, a Commercial Dog Walker, was enjoying a 60 minute hike with five of her charges. Three of the dogs romped...
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...
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...
dogs for your lifestyle

Top dogs for your lifestyle

Looking for a new dog? It’s important to consider your lifestyle! Breeders can help you determine a dog that ’s right for you and...
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....
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...
dog sports

Dog sports

Dog sports and activities like agility, flyball, rally, musical freestyle, and disc dog are some of the fastest growing passions among dog lovers. But which sport...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
puppy shopping questions

Puppy shopping 101

You’ve made your lists and checked them twice; you’ve talked to owners, read magazines and watched TV shows, and now you’ve made the decision...
travel with pets

Dog travel: planes, trains and automobiles

If you’re like most Canadians, you love to travel. And it’s only natural that you want your four-legged family members tagging along when you...
hero dogs

Hero Dogs

They put in long hours, sometimes in difficult or dangerous conditions, for no pay. They’re focused, hard-working and loyal. They bring joy and help...
10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

Establishing a healthy bond from the start will ensure a meaningful friendship that lasts a lifetime. Forging a healthy bond with a new puppy is...