Articles About Life With Dogs

2023 Pet Holidays: The Ultimate Guide

2023 Pet Holidays: The Ultimate Guide

The end of 2022 is quickly approaching and, I'm sure, you've all got many memories of the time you have spent with your pets throughout the year. It may have been summer holidays, or specific celebrations like Easter, Valentine's Day or Halloween... every family will...

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

You get home from work and your dog is sooo excited to see you, but also eagerly awaiting going for a walk. You know what they would probably enjoy even more than a traditional leash walk? ... a "SNIFFARI"! I know... you're probably thinking... a what?!?!? Well, read...

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

As we approach the end of the year there are a number of holidays on the horizon.  During this time, life can be stressful not only for us, but for the dogs in our lives too. A dog that is stressed, or anxious, can exhibit all kinds of unwanted or problem...

Winter Grooming Tips For Your Dog

Winter Grooming Tips For Your Dog

Winter can be extreme depending on your location, and for us, in Canada, the snow, cold temperatures and ice can present challenges for both people and dogs alike. The low humidity that often comes with the colder temperatures, along with the snow, ice, salt and other...

Small Dog Breeds That Are Perfect For Apartment Living

Small Dog Breeds That Are Perfect For Apartment Living

When it comes to living with dogs many of us have a preference between small dog breeds, medium, or even the large dog breeds that love to hog the couch and everything else. Let's face it, there are some real benefits to choosing a small dog - the first one that comes...

Living Large!  Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Living Large! Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Small breed dogs are very popular, but maybe they're not your "jam". If you're someone that loves a dog that hogs the couch... and the bed... and is, more or less, the size of a small horse... then there are a few giant dog breeds with gentle temperaments, love...

Dog Owner Warning: Parvo-Like Illness Spreading In Michigan

Dog Owner Warning: Parvo-Like Illness Spreading In Michigan

In an effort to help spread the word... I wanted to share this article from Whole Dog Journal about an increase in reports of dogs with suspected cases of Canine Parvovirus (aka CPV, CPV2 and Parvo) in Michigan. Symptoms included vomiting, severe and bloody diarrhea...

New Puppy Essentials – The Ultimate Checklist

New Puppy Essentials – The Ultimate Checklist

So, you are bringing home a new puppy... congratulations! Bringing home a new puppy takes preparation... not unlike preparing to bring home a baby. I mean that in the sense that there are things you need to have on hand... or do... before their arrival. For a baby you...

Living The Dream: My Journey To Become A Dog Trainer

Living The Dream: My Journey To Become A Dog Trainer

I haven't always been a dog trainer... nor have I always worked with dogs. My journey to become a dog trainer is relatively recent... but my love for dogs, and other animals, certainly is not. Growing up I loved to train our family dog to do tricks even though I...

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