Tag Archives: Dog

Delta Airlines Bans Pitbulls

Posted on: July 4, 2018 - No Comments

Delta Airlines is banning service or comfort dogs identified as pit bulls. According to Delta’s own website: Delta, which led the industry in March by updating its service and support animal policy, says it will further enhance its restrictions, effective July 10. The enhancements include introducing a limit of one emotional support animal per customer per Read More

Your new puppy – 9 steps to get it right from the start

Posted on: May 29, 2017 - No Comments

“I wonder if I’ve done the wrong thing … Perhaps I’m not capable of looking after a dog.” I don’t know exactly what had caused such a devastating loss of confidence in what 30was clearly a capable individual. But Gwen voiced a sentiment I come across from time to time. Her family had left home Read More

Fleeing the Fort McMurray Wildfire [Our Evacuation “Tail”]

Posted on: July 27, 2016 - No Comments

May 3, 2016: Our home, the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, an approximate 90,000 people, are under a mandatory evacuation. We all had to leave, with the exception to those who were fighting this raging beast and leading us all to safety. This day will be forever burned into my memory.

Akila, a feral beauty once thought to be a wolf, learns how to love through positive training

Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments

OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.

A Positive Take On Deaf Dogs

Posted on: October 9, 2015 - 4 Comments

When I attempt to research about deaf animals, either for articles or for my own information, there are always numerous sources that only show the negative side of caring for a deaf dog. So let's look at the positive side.

{D.I.Y} Bone Ball Decor

Posted on: June 22, 2015 - 3 Comments

This would be perfect as a centerpiece at a shelter event, gala or like what we are doing, a doggie birthday party. We are going to teach you all, step by step, how to make some bone ball decorations.

Finding Your Match

Posted on: March 30, 2015 - 2 Comments

Finding the right dog is not as simple as falling in love with the cute face in the adoption photo. As responsible pet guardians, it is our job to ensure the new addition fits our lifestyle so we are able to attend to the dog’s needs. What are some factors to consider when finding your Read More

Making Manners Fun: Counter-Surfing (Holiday) Edition

Posted on: November 25, 2013 - 3 Comments

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many dog owners are going to be faced with GREAT opportunities to work on counter-surfing with their dogs. As we have family over to celebrate the holiday season, there will inevitably be mouthwatering treats and other great smells out on the countertops. It’s so important to remember that our dogs Read More

Why Most Families Should Not Breed Dogs

Posted on: June 15, 2011 - 29 Comments

Breeding dogs for kids to witness the miracle of birth can backfire in many ways. In addition to contributing to pet overpopulation see what other unwanted messages it may unwittingly teach.

Teaching Rover to Race to You on Cue

Posted on: July 15, 2010 - 7 Comments

The problem with speaking English instead of using made-up words is that we assume our pets know what we mean. We say, “Sit” and expect Fido to drop his derrier, but the command Fido’s learned is “sit, sit, sit, SIT!” Then once he’s done the deed, we praise with “Goodsit,” when just “Good” would do, Read More