Canada Dogs

Why Doesn't Donald Trump Own A Dog?

Amica Graber | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Living
Amica Graber

Although he's vocalized a fondness for grabbing felines, Trump has demonstrated more restraint when it comes to lunging for a canine companion. So why is it so troublesome that Trump doesn't appear keen on dogs? To quote a Bill Murray meme that I've definitely re-pinned, "I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person."

How To Protect Your Dog: Take The Bite Out Of Ticks

Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Living

Ticks may be tiny, but they can pose huge problems for both you and your pet if they get a chance to bite. Don't be scared though. There's plenty of ways to help protect your pets.

It's True: Cats May Be As Smart As Dogs

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Don't freak out, dog lovers.

Top 10 Tips To Make Travelling With Your Dog Easier

Laura Berg | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Travel
Laura Berg

If the prospect of vacationing without your dog breaks your heart, cheer up traveling with Spot has never been easier. You will need to do some advanc...

Dogs Aren't Property, They're Family

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

At different points they could express happiness, sadness, loneliness, excitement and even anxiety. Dogs are also very intelligent creatures that know and understand what is going on around them. One of our dogs could tell we would be going on vacation whenever we brought out our suitcases and would start sulking a day in advance. It must be appreciated that dogs are smart and emotional beings.

Christmas Is Looking Bright For Canada's Companion Animals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Thanks to the hard work of humane societies and SPCAs across Canada, we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has just released our annual Animal Shelter Statistics Report, and it is full of great news for companion animals in Canada.

'Proteobiotics' May Keep Your Dog Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Research into the gastrointestinal health of dogs has revealed their microbial populations are quite different from ours. However, being mammals, their microbial populations develop in the same way as us. This also means they can benefit from a selection of bacterial species known to convey a health benefit otherwise known as probiotics.

WATCH: This Corgi Puppy Loves Being Tickled

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada

Some dogs like being scratched and other dogs LOVE being scratched. This corgi puppy falls into the latter category. But let's be serious. It's pr...

Therapeutic Prison Pups Are A Win-Win-Woof For Inmates

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Rehabilitation programs at correctional facilities in North American prisons are transforming the way offenders learn vocational skills and practice behaviours that will set them up for success after serving their time.

WATCH: No Dog Is More Relaxed Than This Husky

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living

Dude, just float in this pool and relax.....

What You Need To Know When Adopting A Rescue Dog

Jacki Andre | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

While there may be rescued pets that fit seamlessly into their new families, every rescue I've loved has had issues. Romeo, Gabe, and Annie had aggression issues. Archie had house training, fear, and anxiety issues. None of these guys had any leash manners. Buddy wore a belly band 24/7 because he was incontinent. And you know what? I couldn't have loved any of them any more than I did.

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
Get Leashed Magazine

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
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.