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The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy is coming to Toronto!What is it?An intensive 3-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog…Continue
Looking to further challenge your already awesome dog? Look no further. Join us on November 3rd in our upcoming "Control Unleashed" class - get a grip on some amazing manners and behaviours before…Continue
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As I walk through the city of Toronto on a daily basis, I am still shocked to see how many people still tie their dogs up outside outside stores and leave them for a stretch of time. I'll admit to doing it up until last year when we had a series of dog-nappings in the city and my eyes were opened to the dangers. It was…Continue
Does your dog make an embarrassing display at the end of her leash? Does she bark, snark and lunge?
”Reactivity” and “Aggression” are generally misunderstood and misused.
Just because your dog is grumbly on leash, doesn’t mean she’s aggressive. There is an important difference between the two terms and it’s key to know this before labeling your dog.
Aggression is reactivity on a higher scale with the intent finally to injure if all the other communication…Continue
This was a question asked of me this week and it struck a chord. I can rant all day about the dangers of using leash-corrections, alpha-rolling a dog, hissing and jabbing a dog in the neck or the haunches, or forcing a dog into submission in a fearful situation...but will my words make a difference if people don't know why they do what they do? Likely not.
This is that hardest part of my job – watching people do the above to their so-called "best friend". Would you put a prong…