How To Get Your Dog To Poop Outside In The Winter

Summer poops were easy poops. The sun was shining and your dog and you spent loads of time outside, so you didn’t have to worry about accidents in the house.  But now that the seasons have changed and your dog and you aren’t outside as much. It’s freezing out and you don’t blame your dog for … [Read more...]

How To Earn Your Dog’s Trust

Earning your dog’s trust is the first step to a wonderful, lifelong relationship of love, learning and fun. Whether you’re trying to get your newly adopted dog to warm up to you, getting to know your friend’s dog, or just want to be a pal to every dog you meet, follow these steps to earn ANY dog’s … [Read more...]

How To Teach Your Dog To “Leave It”

“Leave it” is a powerful skill that can potentially save your dog’s life.  Litter, baited meat, and pesticides can all lurk along your walk, and if your dog is not trained to keep their nose out of “street food”,  it may take just one bite to cause serious harm.  Use A Muzzle To Curb Trash … [Read more...]

Lightning-Fast Recall: How To Get Your Dog To Reliably Come When Called

Picture this: you call your dog just one time, and they come blazing towards you like a rocket. No hesitation, no sniffing, no calling out their name over and over. Just a dog who listens.  Training your dog to come when called quickly and reliably is useful if you want to be able to trust … [Read more...]

Are Dogs Colourblind? See Through Your Dog’s Eyes For Better Training

If you could see the world through your dog’s eyes, what would you see? Are dogs really colourblind? You might be surprised to find that your dog’s vision is better than you expected. Even so, dogs cannot see as well as humans. Learn about your dog’s vision to improve the way you use visual cues to … [Read more...]

The Hidden Dangers Of Retractable Dog Leads

Dogs naturally walk faster than us, so you may feel like you’re hindering your dog’s freedom when walking with a standard 6 foot/1.8m lead.  Many dog owners turn to retractable dog leads as a way to give their dogs more leeway.  These devices however, can actually encourage unwanted … [Read more...]

Online Dog Training Classes… Do They Really Work?

Are you thinking of taking online dog training classes, but aren’t sure if they’ll work for you? While not all courses are the same, you and your dog can learn a lot from home by following an online curriculum that can easily fit into your schedule, and at your own pace.  Without leaving home, … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Dog Adjust To Your New Baby

A new baby is fun, exciting, and stressful all at once, especially for the family dog.  Sadly, the addition of a new baby is a common reason for families to give their dogs up for adoption.  Some dogs may pose a biting risk, while others may constantly get into the baby’s things. Some families … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Dog Stay Calm At The Vet’s Office

Does your dog get nervous at the vet’s office?  It doesn’t have to be that way. You can teach your dog to feel comfortable around your vet and even look forward to visits.  Learn how to help your dog stay calm at the vet’s office, behave calmly in the waiting room, and find the best Fear-Free … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails In Toronto

Autumn is the perfect time of year to hike with your dog, with brisk weather to keep your dog from overheating. Plus the changing leaves make a gorgeous backdrop for photos.  Though many hiking trails allow dogs, some are more dog-friendly than others, with off-leash hiking trails and fenced-in … [Read more...]