Check it out! We have a new list on Li.st and this time we have tips on easy ways to impress people. These are simple, easy ways to make your dog look like Lassie. You can see the full list here.
Have you heard of The Bark Lounge? It’s a 24 hour dog daycare/indoor dog park located on Barnett Highway in Coquitlam, next to Trail Appliances and across from Bosley’s, and we think it’s great. They have several rooms for the dogs to play in, and they take the dogs out for active urban agility hikes. They are a great option for folks who work night shifts because they have staff there overnight. You should check it out, especially if you or … Continue reading “Group Classes at The Bark Lounge”
Dogs are a lot of work. They need to be exercised and trained and fed and taken to the vet. They track mud into our houses and leave fur on our best date-night outfits. They slobber on us, and bark when the baby is sleeping, and sometimes we catch them eating out of the cat’s litter box. Why do we bring these hairy, panting, pooping predators into our home? Chances are that when you went out to get a dog, … Continue reading “Is Your Relationship With Your Dog Joyful?”
Carol and Amelia are writing a book! Our first book will cover Wag The Dog training methods and aim to help teach people how to find the fun in their friendship with their dog. But we need your help to make it great. What is your current favourite dog training book, and why? What do you feel is missing from dog training books that are currently on the market? What types of dog training books seem easiest for you to … Continue reading “We Need Your Help!”
Meet Walnut, a 1 year old Havanese Mix and our Wag The Dog of the Month! Walnut’s eagerness to learn and his family’s willingness to keep raising their goals for him higher and higher have more than earned him a feature on our website. Check out how far this young dog has come in the past 9 months… Walnut’s Bio: Walnut came to Wag The Dog as a 4 month old puppy with a tendency to nip, snap, pull on … Continue reading “Featured This Month: Walnut Struts His Stuff”
Is Your Dog Fighting For Dominance? Perhaps one of the most commonly touted tenets of dog training is “be the leader”. Whether the family dog is jumping up, growling, biting, or tugging at the leash, owners are advised by professionals and dog hobbyists alike to “lead the pack”. It sounds good, and it’s an easy line for lay people to take – “Oh, your dog is misbehaving? You need to be the pack leader and be more dominant.” Advice for … Continue reading “Deconstructing Dominance: The Science Behind Wag The Dog”
Walking safely on leash is one of the most important forms of controlling your dog. A dog who tugs and pulls at the leash is not only annoying, but a danger to himself and others. Even a small dog can yank a leash out of his unsuspecting owner’s fingers and dash in front of a car. A large dog can do the same, but can also pull his owner right into the road with him. Owners of large dogs can … Continue reading “Can Your Child Walk The Dog?”
We see dogs with a variety of behavior problems: Anxiety Aggression Barking Destructive Behavior and many more. All of these problems require different approaches, and every dog requires his or her own unique set of steps to achieve a solution. But there is one thing that almost all of our cases have in common: Exercise. Many of the dogs we see are under exercised. Others dogs get a lot of one kind of exercise but not enough of another. One … Continue reading “Solve Your Dog’s Behavior Problem With One Easy Step”
Great Vet, Great Discount! We are delighted to announce that Wag The Dog now offers a 15% discount on services to clients of Healing Paws Veterinary Care in Port Moody! This amazing veterinary clinic combines holistic approaches with conventional veterinary medicine, giving us the best of both worlds. To this great mix they add something even more special – a personal touch. Those who have met the veterinarians and staff at Healing Paws will tell you that Healing Paws really … Continue reading “Announcement: New Discount Available at Wag The Dog!”
More and more families are waiting to have children, and often their dog is considered to be their furry first-born. When a baby comes into the picture, the family dog often finds himself shunted to one side. Walks are curtailed and the family’s attention is eaten up by a wailing, squirming little creature who looks nothing like a normal human being. Some dogs adjust easily, and some adjust with difficulty.