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Lost In Translation
Early in my career, while in Vancouver, I worked for a training company located on a busy street in the Point Grey area. A large window at the front allowed pedestrians to observe dogs being trained in obedience and agility.
May 15th, 2008
Nuisance, A National Icon
A lady called me recently inquiring about dog training. She had a long list of complaints about her furry friend, which came to a head during a 30 minute chase around the neighborhood after the dog had bolted through the front door when dinner, in the form of a pizza, had arrived.
May 1st, 2008
Puppy Mill Horrors
A puppy mill is a mass breeding establishment that produces puppies for profit with little regard for socialization, genetics or the well being of the breed. They are always overcrowded, absolutely filthy and do a poor job of providing even the basic necessities of shelter, food, water and medical care.
April 17th, 2008
Go Ahead and Grieve
While living in Ottawa in the early nineties, I decided to adopt a dog from a local shelter. I was 24, settling down a bit from a restless youth and felt a dog would fit nicely into my lifestyle.
April 3rd, 2008
Spoiled by Choice
The word spoiled. It conjures up so many images. Like that soft tomato left just a day too long on the kitchen counter or the child who comes close to exhaustion opening all the presents under the Christmas tree.
March 20th, 2008
Rat Stars Change Negative Opinion
Rats are intelligent and affectionate animals which bond to their human owners in much the same way as our beloved dogs.
March 6th, 2008
Insurance Offers Peace of Mind
I have always had a problem with insurance. You pay your money and everything is fine as long as you never use the service. To me, it's like getting money for nothing.
February 21st, 2008
Porky Pets Need Love, Not Pills
The Pet Industry rakes in 50 billion a year in North America alone. Gucci coats, designer beds and even fake testicles for those owners who just can't bear the post neutering look.
February 7th, 2008
Ready for the Responsibility?
Eleven years ago I enthusiastically walked into an SPCA in Richmond, BC and walked out with the biggest project of my life. I didn't know at the time that the calm and gentle 63 lb, 7 month old Husky-Shepherd cross, would eventually push me to the limits of frustration and test my patience as a trainer.
January 24th, 2008
Winter's No Reason to Stay Indoors
While we settle into winter, you might want to sit by the fire on a snowy day, but that does not mean your dog shares the same vision.
January 10th, 2008
Christmas Care for Your Pets
It always turned into a perfect Hallmark moment, but for many pet owners, Christmas can be a time of heartache and chaos.
December 13th, 2007
Time for Change to Abuse Laws
The SPCA and Humane Services have long fought against this injustice, but have been handcuffed by outdated legislation.
November 29th, 2007
Crate Expectations/Tips for Using a Kennel
Nestled amongst designer clothes, a crate sits ominously by itself, seemingly having no right to be there in the first place.
November 15th, 2007
What's the Problem; Dogs, or Dog Parks?
Recently, I received a call about an apparent trouble maker that was wreaking havoc in one of the dog parks in St. John's.
November 1st, 2007
Home Preparation: A Must for Curious Kittens
Even the best of finished houses pose many dangers to kittens who lack good judgment and life experience.
October 18th, 2007
Techniques to Help Keep Dogs Bite Free
Last year, Cheryl Ellis from the SPCA and Glenn Redmond visited various elementary schools around the Avalon in an effort to teach children how to behave safely around dogs.
October 4th, 2007
Teach Your Dog to Walk This Way
Helmet and knee pads - check. Elbow pads and leash - check. Okay, I'm ready. "Fido, let's go for a walk!"
September 20th, 2007
The Scoop on Poop and Scoop
It seems every year, its one issue or another making headlines. It stays hot for a while and then fades by memory until another dog bites somebody, cats tear up too much garbage, or somebody steps in pet feces.
September 6th, 2007
Preparing Your Pooch for a New Addition
Unfortunately, children receive a disproportionate number of dog bites, accounting for 80% of all reported incidents. Most bites happen at home or in a familiar place with the vast majority of biting dogs belonging to the victim's family or friends.
August 23rd, 2007
Parvo Fears Can't Trump Socialization
Canine Parvovirus, otherwise known as Parvo, is a highly contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract, also damaging the heart muscle of young puppies.
August 9th, 2007
Raw Power
A raw food diet consists mainly of raw meaty bones, uncooked ground meat, vegetables and fruits, essential oils, alfalfa and kelp.
July 26th, 2007
Time to Break the Chain
A dog forced to live on a chain for days, weeks or years will build in frustration, becoming anxious, agitated, fearful, territorial, and aggressive.
July 12th, 2007
Cats Can Be Wrangled
Anyone that shares their life with our feline friends knows commanding a cat to do anything can be an exercise in futility.
June 28th, 2007
Mans Best Friend - Mail Carrier's Worst Nightmare!
Throughout my career, I have received many calls each year about otherwise friendly dogs that have bitten the mail carrier.
June 14th, 2007
Does Your Dog Suffer From Separation Anxiety?
Separation Anxiety is the loss of a dog's ability to function normally when left alone.
May 31st, 2007
From Servants to Members of the Family
Our attachment to animals throughout history has been paramount to our survival. They have pulled carts, guarded properties, herded livestock and kept our homes and farms rodent free.
May 17th, 2007
Considering a Canine?
Helpful tips and questions answered when considering when adopting a dog.
April 25th, 2007
What is RSS Technology?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content distribution. News, information, enterprise applications and weblogs (blogs) can all be published in RSS.
March 28, 2007
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