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6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

Having trouble keeping your pup off the furniture? These six simple tips will help you train him to use his own bed instead! Everybody enjoys...

Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro –...

If your dog looks the other way or walks out of shot when you try to photograph him, you’re not alone. Follow these 5...

Top 10 dog training tips

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...

Is your dog scared of strangers?

Many dogs react fearfully when they see or are approached by someone they don’t know. Gentle behaviour modification can help calm those fears, boost...

Teaching your dog the “Name Game”

Want to challenge your dog's mind? See how many objects you can teach her to identify by name!  Who doesn’t love dog tricks? They’re such...

How to stop your dog from herding people

Does your herding pup try to “corral” your family and friends? Here’s how to nip this bad habit in the bud. Border collies and other...

10 safe ways to socialize your puppy during COVID-19

Is social distancing during COVID-19 making it difficult to socialize your new pup? Here are some expert-recommended ways to fulfill that need safely! There are...

What do our dogs learn from watching us?

Your canine companion picks up on more than you might think! Here's what dogs learn from watching us. From a dog’s point of view, the...

4 tricks to stop dog begging in its tracks

Begging might be cute, but it’s not very polite. Here’s how to teach your dog to keep to himself when you’re eating. Are you...

How to choose a dog training class

Know what to ask and look for when choosing the right training class for you and your dog. Most of us recognize the importance...

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...

Party tricks to teach your dog

Teaching your dog tricks adds fun, exercise and mental stimulation into his daily routine! People love to watch dogs perform tricks. And while not every...

Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling means just what it says. While your dog is on a leash, he can go ahead of you, behind you, or...

4 top behaviours every dog should know

Training your dog starts with knowing the most important things to teach him. “Stay”, “come”, “leave it”, and “heel” top the list of behaviours...

Can dogs learn by just watching and listening?

At a small reception following a talk I gave on dog communication, one of the university hosts introduced me to a developmental psychologist who...

How to train your puppy not to jump on you

Puppies and puppy breath are two of my favourite things in life. A happy and healthy puppy is full of life, fun and energy....

Bringing up baby: training tips for your new pup

Advice on potty training, chewing, walking and more! That sweet face, those adorable kisses, that unmistakable puppy breath! A new puppy brings so much joy...

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 Norwegian...

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...

5 tips for dog bite prevention week

Each year, dogs bite more than 5 million people in the U.S. and Canada. This is an astounding statistic, but it is also one...

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...

Give Treibball a try!

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

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...

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 disabilities, veterans with...

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...

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 those...

3 steps to off-leash training

Safety and reliable recall are the two most important factors when training your dog off-leash. Letting your dog off-leash is fun and exhilarating for both...

Puppy stages

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

Solutions for growling dogs

Q. My two shelties (age three and one) are very gentle and friendly towards strangers. They are also well trained and can perform many...

Step-by-step training tips

Bringing a new puppy home to join your family is an exciting time. A time full of laughter and fun. A time full of...