Separation Anxiety and Rescue Dogs

Meet Chalu, a recent member at Dharma Dog Daycare and Grooming. He’s a shy little guy who doesn’t really have a good sense of comfort with his surroundings yet. We don’t know too much about his past life, but he came to his owners John and David* in the last month. They love this little…

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Dog Trainers and Their Egos

Q:What is the only thing that two dog trainers will ever agree upon? A: What the third dog trainer is doing wrong!   badump chhhh! (drum sound)   I guess I’m writing this piece in order to clarify my opinion on the “correct” way to train a dog. In my opinion there is NO set…

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Why We Love the Dog Industry

Okay, two blogs in one week! Either I’m feeling productive or our shop is slow. Well it was definitely  a busy day so I guess I have the caffeine pumping. I open the doors here at Dharma Dog at 7:45am. Usually half asleep and coffee in hand I’ll put out our sandwich board facing 57th Avenue,…

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What an Unpleasant Surprise (Our Dog Left Us)

We came home from dinner with the in-laws last night around 10 pm. It was a great night, great food and a little basketball to boot. We left our dog alone for 4 hours. This is a regular occurrence, and not really out of the norm of our day-to-day lives. We usually come home to…

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Dog Grooming in Vancouver

I felt like writing a more personal blog today. Maybe giving our readers some insight to what goes on behind the scenes at a new dog grooming shop. When we decided to open Dharma Dog Daycare and Grooming, it was merely a pipe dream. I had a successful dog training  business and Joanne was working…

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Dog Friendly Summer Events in Vancouver

Growing up, I remember my mom giving me extra chores if I was to utter the phrase, “I’m bored…” and learned quickly to occupy myself with social events in order to avoid the responsibilities around the house! I wasn’t much of a bookworm, so finding out what was going on in the neighbourhood or with…

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Proper Dog Waste Disposal

As a dog owner, I should always pick up my dog’s business when he decides to relieve himself on a walk or anywhere in public for that matter. I know this and I do this – as a matter of fact, I don’t think I could ever leave the poop. Well, alright, there have been…

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How to Speak Your Dog’s Language

Your dog might not speak English, but there are many communication devices they use to let you know how they’re feeling. Bark, bark means I’m hungry. Bark, bark, bark means I want to go for a drive. Whine, bark, whine means I have to go to the bathroom. Bark, whine, whine, bark means I want…

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How to Speak Your Dog's Language

Your dog might not speak English, but there are many communication devices they use to let you know how they’re feeling. Bark, bark means I’m hungry. Bark, bark, bark means I want to go for a drive. Whine, bark, whine means I have to go to the bathroom. Bark, whine, whine, bark means I want…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dog Lover Dads

written by: Joanne With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 16th, 2013, we may all be thinking what on Earth to get the hardest-to-shop-for man alive. There’s the completely predictable Father’s Day gifts: BBQ tools to upgrade the old ones, a new tie to add to his tie collection, a “#1 Dad” mug,…

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