• Thinking of travelling this summer with your dog?


    Often the idea of travelling with pets can be a daunting one.  How can we see the sights?  Will I be able to take my dog the places I want to go?  Will we be able to find a hotel?  There are all valid concerns and ones that you should deal with BEFORE you leave for your vacation. 

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  • "You changed my life"


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  • Leash Free Park Grand Opening in Niagara Falls was a HUGE success!

    Many thanks to all Niagara residents who joined us this past weekend at the Grand Opening of the new Leash Free Park!  The park looks great and is a fantastic place to get your dog outside and running around safely!

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  • Grand Opening - Fireman's Park Leash Free Park - Niagara Falls

    Join us on May 26th as we celebrate the region's newest Leash Free park Grand Opening!  

    Tons of pet lovers, business and resources will be on hand from 11am - 3pm.  

    Pack up your family and join us for a great day!

    Location - Fireman's Park,  Mountain Road, Niagara Falls

    Time - 11am - 3pm

    Date - May 26th, 2012

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  • Want fulfillment? Considered fostering a dog in need...

    A big thanks to guest blogger, Jean Ross, of Chihuahua Rescue and Transport who contributes the following: 

    The Joy of Fostering a Rescue Dog

     Have you ever considered joining a rescue and providing a foster home for homeless dogs?  It can be a truly rewarding and fun experience for those of us who love dogs and enjoy volunteer work.

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  • What can we all learn?


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  • Is this dog 'good with children?'...Guest blogger, Corrie Yeoman of Westies in Need, explains...

    One question we are often asked by prospective owners who are considering getting a Westie (whether through rescue or from a breeder) is:  Are Westies good with children???

    I always advise people to: First train your children, and then train your dog!!!

    That is probably very good advise for all breeds, but perhaps more so with a terrier!

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  • The lost cause...puppy nipping dilema.

    Lost Cause?

    This is the story of a Rottweiler Puppy that at the tender age of 8 weeks already had two dog trainers call him a 'lost cause' and one of the trainers told the owners that this pup should be sent back to the breeder or be destroyed!  What would you do with this advice?  Luckily these dog owners found Bark on...

    Scott is a Bark Buster Trainer in Australia, here is his recent experience:

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  • Socialization considerations--a story by Sylvia Wilson, co-founder of Bark Busters

    Neighbourhood Disputes-High Anxiety Street.

    You have woken early as the sun is just peeping though the window and there is not a cloud to be seen anywhere.You are thinking it looks like a great day for a walk.

    You stretch your limbs straight out, wriggling your toes as you kick off the blankets.

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  • Is 'socializing' your dog with other dogs a good thing to do?

    Our dogs mean a lot to us and we want them to have the best life possible. We may feel that our dogs enjoy and need to romp with their own kind.

    Though that sounds ideal, consider that humans have spent thousands of years domesticating dogs so dogs would prefer humans over canine companionship. Do we really want to encourage dogs to play by canine rules rather than human rules yet at the same time demand more of them in their close relationships with us?

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