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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Service Dogs: from puppy to pro

Daniel Jacob is a writer, guide-dog user and Montrealer.  He has shared some important information with us in the past – like:  service-dog etiquette and a Q&A session about guide-dogs.  Have you ever wanted to foster a service puppy or simply wondered how puppies become guide-dogs?  Daniel’s back – with some more interesting insights… About guide-dog training specifically – I …

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ANIMAL FUNDRAISER IN AUGUST!

  CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE   Please pass this flyer to all you know.Yes, you can register at the door! Remember animals have no say in their precious lives! Any donation is appreciated! I really hope you can come and enjoy the party. Line dancing lesson, contests & Draws. Don’t want to give $12 then offer $5.00 for a …

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Ask A Trainer: Fear-Aggressive Golden Retriever

Q:  Hi, I have a 4 year old Golden Retriever, I have had him since a puppy, I got him from a friend who had a litter of 8 puppies so I knew his parents; who are very friendly and show no sign of aggression or anything.  Since the beginning, my dog has shown signs of anxiety and is very …

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Stanley’s Road to Recovery – What a Difference a Week Makes !

Tara’s continuing tails of Stanley’s progress…:)       Another week has passed since Stanley has been in foster with me and he’s already made a great deal of progress. One really important aspect of fostering a dog is socialization.  Stanley was found as a stray so we don’t know anything about his history.  We have no way of knowing …

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My Dog got Sprayed by a Skunk and that STINKS!

I don’t know how many times over the years I have had the pleasure to have one of my dogs get sprayed by a skunk. I do not think back fondly on those times.. but things have certainly changed in terms of my reaction.  I used to love to blame the little black and white critters instead of blaming the …

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Like Treasure, the Best Cats are Hard to Find

This past week I had to see off my favourite foster cat thus far as she went to her forever home—a happy moment, of course, but I still can’t help but feel sad that she’s gone. I really grew to love Minnie since we began fostering her at the end of February; from then until just recently, we didn’t hear …

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Time to send your letters & give your voice to animals!

Update: MAPAQ asks for your letters concerning the new provincial regulations regarding the welfare of companion animals be sent to the following person and address: Madame Madeleine Fortin, sous-ministre adjointe Direction générale de la santé animale et de l’inspection des aliments 200, chemin Sainte-Foy, 12e étage Québec (Québec) G1R 4X6 Télécopieur : 418 380-2171  People have until August 5 to …

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Pampered Pets: Ear Infections!

As a professional dog groomer one of the most common problems we see are EAR INFECTIONS! So many ear infections and so many dog owners oblivious to their dog’s condition. So here are the WARNING SIGNS, POSSIBLE CAUSES, CLEANING TECHNIQUES and TREATMENTS to consider when caring for your pet. MOST COMMON SIGNS of an EAR INFECTION * Your dog’s ears …

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