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There is no denying that 2020 caused a major disruption in our lives. It has also caused a lot of change for our canine companions. Some changes to our routine or schedule may benefit our pets, but others can cause stress.
Below we’ve assembled a few tips and resources to help prevent behavioural issues from developing while we move through 2021 with our best furr-iends.
1. Socialize Your New Puppy
Socialization promotes healthy development and that can prevent future behavioural issues. During times of social distancing and gathering restrictions, it has made it difficult to […]
Clicker training is an easy and effective way to train your pet so we wanted to share some helpful tipsto help you get started.
A clicker is a wonderful tool used to train all types of animals! Used in training basic obedience, tricks, and behavioural modification. The clicker creates a sharp sound that marks the precise moment when your dog does something correctly. Because the sound of the clicker is so distinct, it makes it easy for a dog to recognize exactly what they did right. The clicker sound replaces words like, “good dog!”
If a dog is startled by the clicker sound, you can use […]
Like many holidays, Halloween is a great excuse to stock up on sweets and treats. Having all of these extra goodies around is not only a major temptation to people but also our pets. As our friend Dr. Ted Purcell says; “Have a plan for today!”
“Treats and candies are not safe in a bag on the floor or on a chair or bench – you need to be very mindful on Halloween, not just during but before and after.”
Here are some things for pet guardians to keep in mind to ensure they […]
By ehs|2020-09-20T08:47:23-06:00September 17, 2020|
September 20th, 2020
Host a Pet Carnival at Home!
Since we can’t host the Canine Carnival at Pets in the Park this year, we’re bringing three of our most popular games home to you and your pet! These games aren’t just for our canine companions either – you can customize them for your other pets too.
Playing games with your pets has many benefits, from the physical and mental exercise to helping strengthen your bond, and even learning new skills.
While we may not be at Hawrelak Park this year, there are still prizes up for grabs!