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Cat Licks His Doggie Best Pal Before Bed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living


Dogs Are As Smart As We Think They Are

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
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Have you ever tried fooling a dog into getting excited for the wrong thing? Perhaps testing their instincts by offering something boring to the tune of a tasty treat? It turns out that while they may very well be excited by the amped up sound of your voice, they are most likely on to your trick.

Dog Just Wants Cuddles From Owner

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living

And this pup won't take no for an answer.

Does A Dog's Colour Determine Whether It Gets Adopted?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
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The theory goes that black, especially big, dogs are far less likely to be adopted. Some shelters even train black dogs in their care to do special tricks, give them backstories, and ensure that they are well-trained to make them more appealing. But sadly it's often to no avail. What's the reason for this, and what can be done?

The Science Is In: Dogs Are More Lovable Than Babies

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
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The term "pet parenting" has been on the rise for the past few years. But what does it mean to be a "pet parent" -- beyond occasionally having the urge to put your pug in a Baby Bjorn? It is obvious that all pet owners show some level of attachment to their animal companions but could being a "pet parent" also mean that you truly love your dog, perhaps even as much as you might love your child?

Fostering An Elderly Pet Boosts Love, Joy And Karma

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

It hurts my heart when people surrender their dogs -- or worse, euthanize them -- simply because they are old. This time, instead of just being angry and sad, I decided to step up. I met Buddy in a Tim Horton's parking lot on New Year's Day. I was taken aback by how thin and frail he was.

Dogs Can Volunteer Too (And It's Amazing)

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
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Meet Piper. She's a 5 1/2 year old Golden Retriever and her dad, Bryan Tenenhouse, is a former colleague of mine. I met Piper for the first time back in the Fall. She and her dad were out for a stroll and I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe, checking emails. She's training to be a service dog.

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks In The United States

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel
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August 25 marks 100 years of America's National Park Service. With this auspicious centennial upon us, it's the summer to celebrate outdoor adventure. What better way to usher in the second century of America's National Parks than by getting fit with your pet at your side?

Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
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It happens every year, and it's happening to us right now. Each summer Canada finds itself in the grips of a heat wave that makes everyone forget just how miserable the weather here is in all but three or four months. That's bad for people, sure, but it's really bad for dogs.

Dog-Friendly Yoga Helps Owners And Pets Hit Paws On Stress

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
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An emerging trend removes the separation between human and dog in a practice termed "doga," where dogs are welcome to engage in yoga with their two-legged companions. Let's have a look at some of the health benefits of attending doga sessions with your dog.

Does Your Dog Love You Back? Science Says Yes!

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
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Food and shelter: that's what the canine gets in return for the love and companionship they bestow upon their humans, right? Food in their dish, a cozy place to sleep, and for that they'll spend their relatively short life spans waiting at our feet to give us the cuddles and unconditional affection we so need. Or so we thought.

Bereavement Days Should Extend To Loss Of A Family Pet

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
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For anyone who's lost a pet, the heartache is significant and can last a long time. Feelings of grief can cause mental distraction, loss of appetite, bouts of extreme sadness and even lasting depression. Why, then, are we expected to get back to work after the loss of a pet without being allowed to take time off?

Puppies? What Are You Doing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living

Puppies? What are you guys doing? These Rhodesian Ridgeback pups just can't help themselves and who can blame them. We get that you don't want ...

Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Loneliness?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
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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.

Channel Your Love For Animals To Travel The World

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Travel
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Live on an organic farm while visiting your dream travel destination with WWOOF! By Ava Agata Gorecki Some of us nomads and wanderers want our pet...

Pet Bereavement Is No Different Than Human Bereavement

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

This is death. This is the heartbreak that inevitably comes for all of us when we open our hearts to receive love from another sentient being. From someone we showered with affection from the moment we first met. From someone who shared so much of our joys, sorrows, and laughter, and was ever supportive of us, unconditionally. From someone who we will miss with every fibre of our being from this moment on.

Dogs Can Sniff Out Oil Pipeline Leaks, But Industry Prefers Gadgets

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the industry tends to go for high-tech methods.

The Best Pet Paradise Spots Around The World | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Travel

It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pooch behind while you embark on your next adventure. But with an increasing number of travellers looking to take their smaller halves with them as well as more and more accommodations and airlines catering to those with pets, there's really no reason those furry adventurers can't join in the fun.

Montreal To Ban Pit Bulls

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada

Dogs that already live in the city will be allowed to stay.

Real-World Advice For Travelling With Your Jet-Set Pet

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Travel
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We reached out to Sara Graham, editor, yoga teacher and author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind. A Canadian currently based in Sweden, Graham shares with us inspiring tales from living abroad with her two frisky felines, Tigerlily and Dragon.

Don't Sacrifice Your Dog's Life To Get Your Cardio In This Summer

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Rowe

The early summer heat was suddenly more oppressive than ever; the scent of cut green grass became nauseatingly sweet. I couldn't get the sight of the senior dachshund with the tiny legs, trying desperately to keep up as the collar bit into his neck, out of my mind.

The Haute Dog's Guide To Cannes Chic

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
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Inspired by the world's most glamorous festival and the frisky performance of dogs in film, Get Leashed brings you a guide on how to Cannes in canine-friendly style.

WATCH: Cute Puppy Can't Keep Eyes Open

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living

We've all been there. A long night out. Too many drinks at the bar. Maybe your favourite team plays a game and it goes into overtime. Unfortunatel...

WATCH: When Puppies Attack

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living

A puppy pile could be dangerous.

How To Introduce Your Pet To Your Baby

Melanie Braga | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

When my husband and I moved into a place of our own, we knew that we wanted to share our lives with a furry family member. We decided that adopting a cat would be the best option for us. We adopted our cat, Lily (6 years old), from a humane society in 2009 and she instantly brought great joy to us. As soon as we got the news of a baby entering our lives, we knew we had to start early in teaching Lily that a new family member will be joining us. Here's how we did it.