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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 your...

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...

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’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

build a bond with your new 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...

interpret dog barks

How to interpret dog barks

Barking is an important part of canine communication. Many people interpret dog barks as a threatening sound, meaning something like,...

winter

Winter walks with your dog

Going for a stroll in the snow with your dog? Be sure to keep him comfy and safe. There’s something exciting about the first snowfall. It...

train your puppy

6 things every puppy should know

Congratulations – you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your home! Now it’s time to train him… Are you ready to shape your...

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