Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dogs that “Smile”

I believe for a fact that dogs truly can smile. Some dogs appear to smile showing their teeth, like humans when we’re happy. If you own a dog, you know when you four-legged pooch is blissfully happy. My dog, Abby, … Continue reading

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Dog Collar Bling

I love dog collars and the fashion statement they can create on any dog. There is often a story behind a dog’s collar, whether it is a puppy’s first collar, a dog’s birthday gift, a souvenir from a holiday or … Continue reading

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Harrison the Beagle

At the off leash parks every visit can be an adventure. I had no idea one morning what I was about to witness. The park was fairly quiet; there were maybe five dogs with their owners. In the distance we … Continue reading

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Shelter Dogs Make Great Pets – Marty’s Story

When I am at the off leash parks I often find myself chatting to other dog owners. The instant connection we have with the dogs makes for wonderful conversations. I have always been interested in how a person chooses their pooch … Continue reading

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My Local Pet Store – PetSmart

When I was a child I wish there could have been a pet store like PetSmart to wander through with my dog and family members. When I walked in today to pick up some dog food I realized that there … Continue reading

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Dogs and their Daily Routines

Most of our family dogs have routines; some we have created for them, and others they come up with themselves over time. Dogs and children are very alike in many ways; consistency in their lives certainly helps with the household … Continue reading

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Can Dogs and Other Pets Get Along?

When I was growing up I was very lucky to experience a dog in my family, and many other family pets along the way. To me, it was quite normal to have the family pets all co-existing under one roof. … Continue reading

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Dogs and Their Tricks: Training and Tips

There is something magical when a dog performs a trick. I love how it can captivate a small or large crowd with guaranteed smiles, or laughter like the Super Dogs at our Royal Winter Fair here in Toronto. In a … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Dogs and Their Digging

I have observed many dogs digging over the years and find the behaviour quite interesting to figure out. There are a variety of reasons dogs dig and some solutions for owners. The main reason is certainly in their DNA. Thousands … Continue reading

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