Monthly Archives: January 2012

What a Pair!

The majority of dogs I have worked with have been registered breeds over the years. Thirty percent of my contacts have been with mixed breeds. It is time to highlight a few of them for you and hear their personal … Continue reading

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Passing the Grade

I board dogs for families when circumstances arise where the pooch cannot tag along. Some families head south, while others ski. Many leave to visit their family outside of Toronto, are gone for an entire day, or they are in … Continue reading

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The Dogwalker Detective

There are many things to enjoy when walking a dog. I love the freedom to go where ever I want without being told, and the unpredictability every walk can bring. This week in California a professional dog walker was walking … Continue reading

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Dog Sleeping Beauties

Something I find very endearing about all dogs is their “Sleeping Styles.” We as humans are classified as side, back, stomach or a combination of any of these sleep positions. I personally love to sleep on my back to start … Continue reading

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Stinky Dogs

I would like to share with you a few stinky dog tales that I have experienced in my life. I know having had a dog in my family for most of my life there are many! My first that comes … Continue reading

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Dogs in the news

After feeling the bitter cold today I was reminded of an incident that happened two weeks ago. It was the first “real taste of winter” Toronto had experienced in the New Year. I headed to the off leash park in … Continue reading

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Socrates my Gentle Giant

The hardest part of my job as a dog walker has to be when a dog dies that has been part of my life for many years. I will be saluting some of them over the next few months in … Continue reading

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Dog and Owner Pet Peeves

I was thinking the other day that we often tell others things that our dogs do that bother us. However, when you think about it, this simple fact could be flipped around. We complain about our dogs waking us up … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect

Last week I took Abby, our twelve and a half year old sweet yellow lab, to our vet. She was favoring her front left leg and was showing some swelling in the joint where the leg can bend. She had … Continue reading

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The Dog Gene

I have a theory some of us have the Dog Gene. For some, the Dog Gene shows up in childhood. For others, the Dog Gene does not develop until later in life. Mine was very obvious and appeared in childhood. … Continue reading

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