Shorty’s Guide to Making Friends

I constantly see posts online asking about how reactive dogs can become friends with other dogs – what do you do?  How do you do it? How long does it take? and so on. While every dog is different and the process for every dog is going to be unique, I wanted to write about […]

Learning from the nose

We all know that a dog’s nose is powerful – it is his number one sense  to interpret his world. Dogs can smell up to 100,000 times better than a human – they have 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, versus our measly 6 million. And the part of the dog’s brain that is […]

My Favourite Things

It’s that time of year – the holiday season is upon us!  And in the tradition of Oprah, I thought I would put together a short blog of my favourite dog things.  These are the perfect gifts for that discerning dog guardian on your list! First up – the leather leash with traffic handle, fondly […]

Hanging With Maxine

Today I went to my local shelter to spend some time with Maxine – a Mastiff/ Shepherd cross that is just over a year old.  Maxine has spent about 2 months at the shelter and is getting bored and frustrated.  I heard she likes to learn, so off I went with clicker, treat pouch, mat […]