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How to treat minor dog wounds at home!

How to treat minor dog wounds at home!

It's finally feeling more like Springtime, and that means that we will be outside a lot more to enjoy the great weather. With that newfound urge for adventure can come some unexpected mishaps! Fortunately, not every ailment requires a rush to the nearest animal hospital. some minor injuries can be cared for at home, and caring for injuries as soon as they happen can also help with transport if you do have to see a vet!  Firstly, you need a first aid kit on hand. If you don't have one, you can purchase one or make your own by following the AVMA...

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An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation, aka "The Pit Bull Ban" in Ontario

An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation, aka "The Pit Bull Ban" in Ontario

  “The pit bull ban”/ Breed-Specific Legislation came into existence within Ontario over 15 years ago when a highly publicized dog attack occurred in 2005. Since that time the ban has been countered by many, but no progress has been made until 2021 (recently.) The bill is making headlines again after several dogs were held from their families for being labelled as “pit-bull type,” and the provincial legislature is considering whether BSL is an effective practice. Recently, Toronto Major Doug Ford announced that owners will no longer have their dogs confiscated for being identified as a Pit Bull-type dog –...

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How do you get your dog to walk when it doesn't want to?

How do you get your dog to walk when it doesn't want to?

You’re just out with your dog, enjoying a walk and then SCREECH!… 3 blocks from home, she puts on the brakes and refuses to take even one step further.Why? Why does this happen? Here's some pointers from the Good Human Training Blog.Here are 10 possibilities: Young dogs have an instinct to stick close to home. It is a genetic safety measure that keeps puppies from wandering off (just like the following instinct they have at this age). As they become more mature and independent they are more willing to go further from home base. A young dog may not really understand...

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Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Deciding on a name for our new family members can be really hard. There’s a seemingly endless list of suggestions online, and you can get overwhelmed trying to narrow down the list in searching for the perfect name. But how to decide? Don’t select a name before you actually get your new dog. This is extremely tempting, but it’s always best to wait until you physically get to spend time with your dog prior to settling down on a name. A good idea that you have in your head may not always pan out when you get to know their...

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