Top Dog! Dog Parks cont’d along with social and behavioural well-being (for dogs of all ages) are typically compromised there. If you are not convinced and choose to take your dog to a dog park, check out our article in the next issue. We will discuss three key things to keep in mind that can help lower the risks at dog parks. Lisa and Valerie are professional dog behaviourists and trainers with a combined 30 years of experience. With a focus on creating confident, happy and well-balanced dogs using force-free methods, they hold hipPUPS, babyBRATS and Partnership classes. They also offer private programs and behavioural sessions to cater to the specifics needs of any dog. They are Certified Training Partners of the Karen Pryor Academy and members of The Pet Professional Guild.
“PAW”etry FOR HOOCH With love from Diane
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Dear Hooch, he was a ‘Rescue Dog’. When young he never knew a friendly word or loving touch; a cage was where he grew.
Six years had passed when Francie asked the question, right and true. “Why can’t he come and live with us? It’s time he had his due.”
So off to Shadow Hawk he went to start his life anew and learn what dogs are all about among her canine crew.
He took his place in Francie’s heart but always seemed a dog apart, as if to ask with every bark, “Can this be really true?”
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With melting eyes and golden coat he padded round the farm. For ten years kept the creatures there in place and out of harm.
REG’L AAC AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Langley BC,
The years went by and he slowed down, no running anymore. A much-loved golden body slept beside the kitchen door.
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He left us just the other day, his doggie duties done. He shared himself with gentle trust and now his race is run. Dear Hooch, your place is safe with us; there’s no forgetting you. You are a dog who well could ask “Who was it rescued who?” HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year
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Published on May 1, 2015