Teaching the Emergency Recall

I was asked to write this after a friend had a heart-stopping incident one of her dogs. The dog gave chase to a young calf which could have ended badly for either the calf or the dog (momma cow was very protective of her baby). This particular situation ended fine with nobody getting emergency [...]

By | April 20th, 2014|Blog, Training|1 Comment

Dog Park Etiquette

Dog owners in the Greater Victoria area are fortunate to have many leash optional areas to take their companions. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of “dog parks”  – I’ve seen too much conflict and inappropriate behaviour (both canine and human). Here’s a list of suggestions to keep your dog out of trouble at the dog park. […]

By | December 16th, 2012|Behaviour, Blog, Training|0 Comments

A Tribute to Maggie

December 12, 2000 – April 26, 2010 My beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab X Maggie was humanely euthanized last night at just over nine years of age. From an inauspicious start as a pound puppy, Maggie flourished into a strong, independent dog who was my teacher, my guardian, my friend. […]

By | April 27th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Book Review – “Speaking for Spot”

Speaking for Spot by Dr. Nancy Kay ISBN:  1-57076-405-9 Publisher:  Trafalgar Square Publishing (2008) Here’s a book that every dog owner should have in their library! […]

By | February 25th, 2010|Blog, Book and Equipment Reviews, Dog Health|0 Comments