Happy HOWLoween Tricks and Treats 3

We’ve reached the spookiest time of the year, HOWLoween is upon us! Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? It may be a different story. Here we have listed a top 10 of doggy tips, so you and your pets can have a stress free Halloween. 1.…

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Happy HOWLoween Tricks and Treats Part 2

HOWLween is fast approaching, and with your dogs enjoying the delicious treats from our previous blog post, it’s the best time to tell you about some tricks you can teach your furry friend. Don’t forget that you can also use the dog treats for leash training and to reward any good behaviours you may be working on at home currently.…

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Happy HOWLoween Tricks and Treats Part 1

Happy HOWLoween tricks and treats part 1: In the next few days I’ll be blogging about a few topics, all centred around the theme of HOWLoween. I have some DIY dog treat recipes* for you and some tricks to teach your dog. Give your dog a homemade treat for every trick he or she performs.…

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Herbs That Are Safe for Dogs

I wanted to share an article I found super helpful that I read in Modern Dog Magazine fall 2014 issue: There are a few common kitchen herbs that are good for dogs. Canine cancer-fighting, breath-freshening, stomach-soothing herbs that are safe for dogs include rosemary, basil, peppermint, oregano and parsley. Let’s take a closer look at…

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“Bark” is the New “Tweet” Part 2

CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY… In yesterday’s blog, I began a discussion on today’s social media for dogs. I started with Woof.co, which is an app for dog owners to document their dog’s story and connect with other dog owners in the area, and Pack Dog, which is a photo sharing dog profile type site and reminds…

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“Bark” is the New “Tweet”

The Dharma Dog twitter account, @dharmadogcares, is now being written from the perspective of a dog. “Bark” is the new tweet for Dharma Dog and the posts are a mixture of hilarity, irony and absolutely outrageous. An example of a tweet from our dog is “I practice barking at the door constantly, my neighbours aren’t…

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Kids and Dogs

When dealing with kids and dogs there are a few simple strategies to help your kids feel like they’re helping raise and train your pooch. Here are a few rules to help you understand the relationship between your child and your dog. Dogs observe everything. They may not look like it, but they are watching…

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On Leash Trails Can Be Awesome

On leash trails can be awesome! Only if everyone respects the by-laws though. We had a run-in with the same woman who I wrote about before. Click here for a recap. Only this time really rubbed us the wrong way. As we were visiting the creek bed I hear scampering just a few metres away…

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Vancouver’s Best Dog Trainers

Here is my list of Vancouver’s best dog trainers. This list will be a little biased because I will most definitely include myself 😉 I’m comfortable writing a list like this because we all have a little something to offer. Although I am confident in my abilities to teach and help rehabilitate dogs, I only…

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A Complaint is Music to my Ears

Many times I hear about service complaints at this place or that. I’ve read reviews on-line, through social media, or heard them through word of mouth. As a business owner I LOVE hearing a complaint from my customers. Why? Because I learn from them! As a young dude growing up I would often get into…

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