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On the day of a car accident, nobody expects it to happen. It jumps out at us out of the blue, but we hope we have all necessary precautions in place. We Insure our vehicles in case of an incident. We get into a car equipped with airbags and buckle our seat belts.

 
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Frequently, when I ask what breed of dog someone has, I hear "a Retriever" as the response. When I press further, "What kind of Retriever?" answers are either immediate - a Golden or a lab, or I get a confused look in response. Do you know that there are actually 6 recognized breeds of Retrievers. Everyone knows Labs and Goldens, but have you heard of the Curly-coat? What about the Flat-coat? And there's even 2 more...

 
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The "App" is like the modern version of, "Better living through Chemistry." Our lives are constantly being simplified by technology. Need an answer? Just ask Google. Need a ride? Pull up the Uber App. Want Groceries? No problem! There are many apps for convenience these days and if you want to hire a Dog Walker/Sitter, well there's an app for that too. Couldn't be easier, right?!? But convenience is not without its costs. Just look at how many times Uber has been in the news over driver's acting inappropriately. No surprise, there are stories hitting the news with similar implications when dealing with dog sitters and walkers. This begs the question: What is the price of convenience?

 
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Today we are going to talk about life with dogs and cats in the home. So many of us have and love both, but how do you make sure they live in harmony together? What skills are necessary to ensure your dog doesn't chase your cat? What can you do with a dog who does chase the cat?  Here are some tips to help your dog live in harmony with the other critters in your home. 

 
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There are 175 breeds recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). That's a lot of different dogs! For anyone looking for a dog, there's little question you can find a breed that you will love within the seven groups. But how do you choose the right breed for you? What should you do to ensure the dog you've chosen will be a good match for your lifestyle? Choosing on looks alone may set you up for a heartbreak. Shelters are full of animals that, for one reason or another, didn't fit into the homes they found themselves. All too often, this is because of too little research and too much impulse. So how do you narrow it down to the right choice for you?

 
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It amazes me how small our world is these days. If your message is strong enough, it can easily make its way around the world, which makes for a lot of power and a lot of responsibility. The power is in the message, the responsibility is in the user validating that message. Unfortunately, responsibility is the component that is often skipped. The Internet is the medium that provides a means of exchanging info, but our attentions spans continue to grow shorter, so the messages have to be quick and concise to get our attention. This means a lot of the details get truncated, leaving confusion and lots of filling-in-the-blanks. It often reminds me of the game of 'telephone' where a line of people would share a bit of information by whispering it from on person to the next. The point of the game was to show that inevitably, the message would completely derail by the time it reached the last person. The internet often reminds me of that game. 

 
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There are a lot of misconceptions in the dog world. Assumptions abound surrounding dogs who listen vs those who don't. Are some dogs, such as terriers really not trainable? Is the Border Collie really born with that amazing attention and drive to please? What are the real facts surrounding off-leash control? How do you convince your dog to choose you over the running squirrel at the park? Is there a magical solution to getting your dog to listen?

Here's the truth: it's not magic, it's training! Read more to find out what skills you should train to create a great listening dog whether they are ON or OFF leash!

 
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Congratulations on your new addition! A puppy in the house! What could be better?!? But what now? Where do you start? It can be overwhelming and confusing knowing how to proceed once they're home. Here is a list of the important first steps to take when you bring home your new puppy.

 
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We've all seen those dogs who stare adoringly at their owners. Dogs who, even in the face of tough distractions, their attention is infallible. You may have wondered if you can get such great attention with your own dog. The good news is, you can! Are you ready for the secret? Teach it! Great attention is made, not born - plain and simple.

 
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Yikes! The gate blew open. Where is the dog? A delivery at the front door. Oh no, the dog ran out. Today we're going to talk about threshold training with your dog. This is an important concept and something I teach to all of my dogs when they are young. They are never allowed to move through the front door or the backyard gate without my say so!