Your Dog Actually Does Understand You

CP | Frank Jordans And Alicia Chang, Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Living

"Dog brains care about both what we say and how we say it."

My Puppy Has Taught Me More About Life Than Some Humans

TamilCulture | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living

I was blessed to finally get a Golden Retriever (I named him Bheema) back in January. This fat, fluffy puppy, who was 11 weeks old, came waddling into my life.

Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Loneliness?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

They deserve the same kind of care and love and attention we crave ourselves. Obviously we have to go out and earn a living and have fun with friends and family. But when we are at home, we have to spend quality time with our fur babies, whether it's petting and talking to them, playing with them or taking them for long walks.

WATCH: Dog Shows Love For Baby, Gets A Surprise

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents

This dog is one great babysitter.

Adorable Puppy Startled Awake By Alarm Clock

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Let's face it. Waking up can suck. It sucks even more when an obnoxious alarm clocks disturbs your precious beauty sleep. This is exactly what happ...

WATCH: Super Chill Dog Really Enjoys Being Vacuumed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living

Right there, a little to the left. Yeah, that's the spot.

Why This Dog With The Same Cancer As Terry Fox Could Change How We Treat It

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

They really are humans' best friend.

Discrimination Against People With Service Dogs Is Sadly Still A Thing

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

You'd think that the most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is being blind. But in fact it's not. The most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is having to deal with the blindness of sighted people's attitudes.

10 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Old dogs, like old people, might slobber a bit more. They may not be as swift and they may not be as quick to learn new tricks, but like a favourite grandpa or old aunt, they offer an unconditional love that's just about the most special thing a pet lover could ask for.

This Dog Will Make You Want To Take A Trip To The Mountains

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living

This dog has over 230,000 Instagram followers and there's no wonder why.

Munchkin The Teddy Bear Dog Spends A Day At The Beach

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living

It's not every day you see a bear at the beach.

Cute Dog Just Won't Quit His Car Window

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living

He just keeps holding on.

Top Tips For Feeding Your Dog the Healthiest Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Pete Brace, Vice President of communications and pet parent relations for Merrick Pet Care. Pete shared with me some of the top tips for feeding your dog the healthiest foods so they can enjoy a long healthy life.

These Furry Animals Need Your Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Impact

April 17 is the beginning of National Adoption Weekend and Pet Valu stores across Canada are hoping to raise money and find homes for 2,000 pets. P...

A Baited Conibear Trap Near a Trail Killed My Dog George

Valerie Strain | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Valerie Strain

The dogs were a bit ahead of us but within sight. Suddenly, George yelped and I knew he was in trouble. The dogs had been lured to a baited kill-trap and George's head was caught. He died a slow death while I struggled unsuccessfully to free him.

Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!

Hey Business Executives, Don't Forget Social Media is Always Watching You

Leah Eichler | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

It seems the Internet, like Orwell's police state, is slowly forcing everyone to stay on his or her best behaviour. In my mind, the Internet won when yet another elevator video surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice punching his then fiancé, prompting his release by the Baltimore Ravens and an indefinite suspension by the NFL.

A Letter To Big Silly

Mike Gallay | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

Having spent 20 minutes verifying if yawns are contagious between people and pets, my Bernese Mountain Dog, Big Silly, is frustrated with me. I sense ...

Why You Should Tie This on Your Dog

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

As a society we love dogs. And no wonder, they provide us with companionship, unconditional love, and, well, those eyes. A look both eager and soulful...

Combining Fashion with Man's Best Friend for a Good Cause

Laura Serra | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Impact
Laura Serra

When my Chihuahua puppy, Chloe, was in a terrible accident and needed emergency spinal reconstruction surgery the veterinarian gave us the choice between a $10,000 surgery bill and putting our new puppy down. Was it really a choice? After that I knew I wanted to start a charity that helped dogs who needed life-saving surgeries. That's when Paws for the Cause was born, and later it's annual #PawsGala dog fashion show.

Free Wi-Fi For Dog Poo: Mexican Initiative Works By Reward

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Living

Dogs may be able to help humans in any number of ways, but one thing that will never change is how humans need to help dogs -- namely, by picking up t...

Is Your Dog Ruining Your Relationship?

Josey Vogels | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

Some people need time to warm up to a dog, and you should allow for a bonding period. However if your date is disrespectful to your commitment to your dog, i.e., encourages you to leave him or her alone overnight "because, she'll be ok, it's just one night, or a few more hours," I think this a bad sign.