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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...

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...

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Husbandry refers to the routine, sometimes daily tasks, that our dogs need to have done to ensure they are living healthy and happy lives. This not only includes activities that you may do at home, such as brushing, bathing, giving medications, trimming nails,...

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

You come home from running errands to find your puppy had an accident and left you with a big puddle of pee to clean up. OOPS! As a puppy guardian... how would you deal with this scenario? When it comes to puppy potty training should you punish your puppy? Should you...

At Home Grooming Essentials For Your New Puppy

At Home Grooming Essentials For Your New Puppy

All dogs need some degree of grooming and care done at home.... and in addition to that, some breeds may also need to visit the groomer every 4 to 6 weeks. Now that you have your new puppy you should know where you fit on that scale. Regardless of whether or not you...

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

I'll admit that it has been a while since I was in school learning the ABC's... I just won't share how long ago it was! Deciding to become a dog trainer meant I had to go back to school to learn a different kind of ABC's. However, also being a parent of a now, teen on...

DIY Life Hacks For Dogs You Need To Try!

DIY Life Hacks For Dogs You Need To Try!

We all love life hacks that make life easier, but why not extend that love to life hacks for dogs too? Here are some simple... but practical... tips for those of you that live with dogs to help make living the "dog life" a little easier. Use A Shower Cap To Keep Water...

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

Understanding how dogs learn helps us to interpret why certain behaviors occur. This is very helpful if you happen to be trying to train your own dog! For dogs, learning doesn't just happen when we are trying to train a dog to "sit"... it is happening all the time......

Enrichment Ideas for Dogs: Toys, Games and DIY

Enrichment Ideas for Dogs: Toys, Games and DIY

Do you have a dog that is often engaged in what you would consider... problematic behaviors?  Behaviors such as digging, barking and chewing… chewing your shoes, your furniture, your kids toys, etc?  These behaviors are very common in dogs that are bored,...

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