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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...

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OSPCA Underequipped Study Finds

Brock labour expert releases first study of OSPCA animal cruelty investigation work in Ontario. Enforcement officers with the Ontario...

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Take your dog to work day

In celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day, here are seven tips to ensure a peaceful, productive day of humane and canine camaraderie. 1....

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How to create a proactive grooming plan

This 11 step grooming plan will help you to maintain your companions coat at home in between visits to the groomers. When I welcome a new...

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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...

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...

xylitol

Xylitol and your Dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did you know it could...

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Queen Victoria and her dogs

Queen Victoria, is perhaps best remembered for being the longest reigning monarch in British history, but did you know she was also a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

stress

Stress and your dog’s behaviour

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. By understanding what’s causing his stress, you can be better...

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Plants that heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...

dog greeting

Are you greeting your dog correctly?

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

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...

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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...

9-step health check

9-step health check

Monitor your dog’s well-being by adding a quick and simple health check to his grooming routine. Regular veterinary exams are vital to...

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10 questions to ask a breeder

There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, but don’t be so dazzled by that irresistible little bundle in the breeder’s arms that you forget...

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Puppy stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally,...

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How to choose a service dog

A service dog can offer countless benefits. The key is finding the one that’s right for you! Melanie wanted to get a service dog for...

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Lice prevention on your dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless...

acupressure for new dog

Acupressure for your new dog

Miles looked so pathetic in his cage at the shelter that Sandy just had to take him home. The 11-year-old dachshund’s coat was a powdery...

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Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients...

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The dangers of cocoa mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa had...

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Treating your dog’s heartworm naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever...

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Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions...

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DNA Tests for Your Dog

Krista loves Tobias, her energetic and sometimes rambunctious two-year-old shelter dog, but often wonders what mix of breeds he is. “He...

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6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often falls through the...

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