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Adding a New Dog to the Family

These guidelines should help during that crucial initial stage of integration. Most people rush into introducing the dogs and expect them to “work it out”. Often times this is a stressful scenario and you can start things off on the wrong foot without intending to. If you follow these guidelines and take your time you[...]
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Can We Reinforce Fear? We are taught that touching, talking to our dogs, trying to soothe them and feel better will reward the behaviour. It’s not possible. Fear is an emotion, and your dog is not in a state of mind in which they are making a choice to react this way. In fact, it[...]
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Camping with Dogs

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, enjoy camping and have a dog you likely want to include your dog in these outings. Some dogs will be suitable and some won’t, often depending on where you go and the type of camping you do. If you’d like things to go as smoothly as possible, here are some[...]
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Puppy Socialization and the Window of Opportunity

Welcoming a puppy into your home can be one of the most exciting and joyous times. The anticipation of the new arrival can send us into a scurry of purchasing new items that the puppy will need; collars and tags, a cozy bed and crate, treats, and the list goes on. We envision a bundle[...]
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