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  • Dog bites are preventable

     

     

    You can prevent dog bites if you know what to do...

    Dogs usually give warnings before they resort to biting.  If you learn what to watch out for and what situations make dog's likely to feel uncomfortable, you can avoid bites.

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  • Who should be answering your door?

    Who should answer the door??

    (Contributed by trainers Brenda and Andy Ray of Simcoe County Ontario)

    Many dog owners tell us they don’t mind their dog barking when someone comes to their door. It’s seldom because they have trouble hearing the doorbell or knock. They associate their dog’s barking with the natural guarding and protective instincts many owners appreciate in their dogs. But if they understood what barking at the doorbell meant to their dogs, they wouldn’t let it happen.

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  • "Why doesn't my dog listen to me?"

    Why doesn’t my dog listen to me?! - by Guest Writer, Alana & Marco from Bark Busters Ottawa West. Clients often tell us that their dog does not listen to them. They only way they feel they can “control” a behaviour is by using verbal commands like sit, stay and down. The problem with this is that the dog may listen initially but the always go back to doing the unwanted behaviour. Read more
  • Be careful what you give your dogs to eat

    Some dogs will eat just about anything.  Especially during the holidays, it is important to be aware of the foods that could cause harm to your pet. 

    Foods dangerous to dogs:

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  • Winter time considerations for your dog...

     

    As temperatures drop and Canada is hit with snow and ice, take special care to protect your dogs from winter dangers.

     

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  • Does breed matter?

    Beagles sniff, Shelties bark, Huskies pull, Afghans run, German Shepherds guard, and Chihuahuas sit on laps.  How often are broad generalizations made about specific breeds of dog?  How much impact does a dog's breed have on its ability to be 'trained'?  

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  • How to find the dog for you...

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  • Who's really doing the training?

    Watch this interesting video of a researcher in the US who is studying how dogs think and problem solve...using us humans to get what they want.   How well are you trained?

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  • One small step for Missouri; one huge step for dogs...

    Contratulations to the state of Missouri for passing the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.  This is a great step in eradicating the business of puppy mills and making breeders more accountable for the health and well-being of the dogs and puppies in their care.

    Jon Steward (with the help of Cesar Milan) tackles the controversy of this new regulation in his latest Daily Show segment: 

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  • Pets on Prozac

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