Building Trust with Your Dog with Off-Leash Training

Building Trust with Your Dog with Off-Leash Training It is always exciting to watch your dog respond to your instructions and return to you with enthusiasm, instead of walking over to someone else, chasing after another dog, or simply wandering off. To have this kind of bond with your pet, you must first build trust. A good way to do this is through off-leash dog training. Off-Leash Risks ...

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Tips for New Dog Owners

Tips for New Dog Owners When you’re a first-time dog owner, it’s easy to become very enthusiastic about your new pet. You want to be sure that you do everything right to ensure they have the best health and good behaviour. Here are five tips to help you with your new pup.Get Them Used to Handling – Dogs will be handled often during their lives. Vets, groomers, ...

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Food Aggression and Resource Guarding

Food Aggression and Resource Guarding You may occasionally find that your new dog may begin to show signs of aggression towards their food, water, toys, or other resources. Your family pet may develop aggressive and guarding behaviours over time as well. There are different methods for approaching how to treat this aggression, including training and obedience classes.Don’t Try Hand-Feeding as A Solution – Often, people attempt to ...

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Tips to Help Your Dog Successfully Go Off-Leash

Tips to Help Your Dog Successfully Go Off-Leash When your dog behaves well on their leash, you may begin to wonder if it’s possible for them to go off-leash sometimes, such as through a trail or in a field. While it isn’t recommended to introduce this new freedom to them suddenly, there are some tips you can start doing with your dog to help make sure the transition ...

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Spring Pet Care Tips

Spring Pet Care TipsNow that the end of winter is finally in sight, it is time to start preparing for spring. Cleaning, gardening, and welcoming the warmer temperatures are all things to look forward to, and there are some extra steps you should take if you are a dog owner to get the most out of the season.Inspect Your Dogs Collar and Tags: You may have ...

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Tips for Bathing Your Dog in the Winter

Tips for Bathing Your Dog in the WinterDuring the winter time, your pup can get just as dirty as they do in the summer. Although it may not be mud and murky water, the snow, salt, and sand from roads and stick to your dog’s fur. There are some considerations to take into account when washing your dog in the colder weather and following these tips will ...

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Winter Dog Safety Tips

Winter Dog Safety Tips Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Helps Owners Assume Role as Pack Leader We're right at the start of the winter season, so what better time to start learning how to protect your dog and keep them safe in the cold by these winter dog safety tips. Whether you're taking them for a walk, playing outside, or just letting them out back to do their thing, ...

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Winter Playtime Tips for Your Dog

Winter Playtime Tips for Your Dog When the winter weather hits, it’s easy to fall into the habit of staying inside where it’s warm and cozy with your canine companion. Rather than face the harsh winds Jack Frost has brought with him, you think the two of you would much prefer to stay on the couch under a blanket and enjoy the comforts of home. In truth, your ...

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Documentation Required to Travel with Your Dog

Documentation Required to Travel with Your Dog Make Sure That All Documentation is in Proper Order When Travelling with Pets The gorgeous weather experienced across Southern Ontario this fall has certainly been a hot topic of conversation (pun intended) among friends and strangers alike; the brilliant sunshine and high temperatures that extended over many consecutive days undoubtedly left local residents wondering why such conditions had been virtually non-existent ...

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Establishing Yourself as the Pack Leader for Your Dog

Establishing Yourself as the Pack Leader for Your Dog Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Helps Owners Assume Role as Pack Leader Moviegoers can likely identify with the storyline in which one of the characters portrays a very intimidating individual who simply does or takes whatever they want without regard for other people or their property. In this representation, this person may be particularly aggressive, argumentative, uncooperative, undisciplined in their ...

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