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What’s in a Name? How to Choose the Perfect Name for your Dog.

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There are lots of fun things about having a dog, not least of which is coming up with the perfect name. Maybe you had a name picked out before you even met your pup, or maybe you’re two months in and still indecisive. It can be hard to make a decision so permanent and significant. Below, you’ll find a guide to help you pick the perfect name! Fear not, dog lovers, there are ideas here for every taste and every pup. OLD MAN/LADY NAMES Personally, I looove when dogs have old people names. I find the classic names of yesteryear to be unique and regal. Who doesn’t want a gentleman dog named Albert, Eugene, Seymour or Walter? How about a lady dog named Agatha, Alma, Flora or Harriet? Find some good guys’ names here and girls’ names here. SOMETHING FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD Childhood is a common source of nostalgia. A …

How to Choose the Right Dog Food for your Dog

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Feeding your dog a high-quality well-balanced food is one of the best things that you, as a pet owner, can do to keep your dog healthy. A good food will keep your dog’s hair coat shiny and sleek. It will strengthen his immune system. It will keep his digestive system in good health. But when it comes to choosing a dog food, the options seem almost endless. What’s Actually IN Dog Food? The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has established guidelines for regulators to govern claims a pet food company can make on its label. If the food is said to contain a single ingredient, it must contain at least 95% of that ingredient, not including water. If a combination of ingredients is advertised, that combination has to make up at least 95% of the food. For instance, if the food claims to be made solely of beef, …

How to be a Calm & Assertive Pack Leader

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Dogs use constant energy to communicate. Energy is what I call being-ness; it is who and what you are in every moment. Dogs don’t know each other by name, but by the energy they project and the activities they share. They know humans in the same way. As humans, we too are communicating with energy – whether we realize it or not. And, though we may attempt to persuade, explain, and rationalize all day long, these energy signals are the only messages getting across to our dogs. The first energy that a puppy experiences after birth is mom’s calm, assertive energy. Later, the puppy will follow a pack leader who projects the same calm, assertive energy out of association. As pack followers, dogs return a calm, submissive energy that completes the pack balance. It is important to understand that most dogs are born to be submissive, because there can only …

Weekend Dog Daycare Attendant Wanted !

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Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. is a fast growing Dog Walking, Daycare, and Dog Boarding provider located in Corktown, Toronto. Located just up the street from the Toronto Humane Society, Soulmutts has always focused on providing the best customer service and making sure that every dog under its care has a high energy, fun time in a safe and professional environment. We are looking for someone who can communicate with us clearly and tell us what he/she needs to achieve success, we encourage feedback and suggestions, and we want to create a comfortable family environment with all staff members we bring in. We are looking to truly integrate a new person into our pack long term from the ground up, not just a temporary helper here and there. We are looking for a high energy, dog loving individual to fill the role of Weekend Pack Leader. As such, your roles and responsibilities …

The Toronto CNE Mega Adoption Event is This Weekend!!!

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Looking for a companion who loves walking on the beach, picnicking in the park and lounging next to a crackling fire? Find your new furry friend at the Mega Pet Adoption Weekend, July 8th & 9th at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place. Hosted by the Toronto Humane Society and the City of Toronto, there will be up to 700 cats, dogs and rabbits available. The event is free but adoption fees are ONLY $25!!! — soulmuttstoronto.com torontodogboarding.com

How To Go Camping with Your Dog!

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When John Steinbeck traveled with Charley, his standard poodle, the result was one of my favorite books. Fifty years after its publishing it’s still a great read, and it wouldn’t have been what it is without Charley. The companionship of a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a wilderness traveler. As opposed to humans, they are quiet, low-maintenance, and easy to please. Dogs cannot be jaded; everything is new to them. If you don’t believe me, watch your dog at a rest stop. The pet exercise area is like a giant olfactory newspaper, and my dogs must read every article, especially the ones left behind by an interesting female. But like anything, the key to a successful trip is preparation, and then more preparation. There are many more considerations in your wilderness trip prep work when taking a dog, and failure in one of them can …

Canada Day Weekend – Pop Up Adopt Shop

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Redemption Dogs will host a 5-hour pop up adopt event here at Purina PawsWay. There will be lots of dogs looking to start a new life here in Toronto! Rescue groups on site will include: Black Dog Rescue, Moosonee Puppy Rescue, Save Me Rescue, Dire Woofs, and Safehome rescue. This event is being hosted at PawsWay, but is organized and run by Redemption Dogs. For more information, visit https://www.pawsway.ca/redemption-dogs-adoption-event/ WHEN? Monday, July 4, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) WHERE? Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. , Toronto, ON M5J2K9 See Map — soulmuttstoronto.com torontodogboarding.com

If my dog is attacked at the dog park, what should I do?

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UNPROVOKED ATTACKS ARE ACTUALLY EXTREMELY rare but very dangerous. When they occur, there is usually a considerable size difference between the two dogs—the attacker is large and the victim small—and the attack is usually eerily silent, rapid, and often predatory. Often both the attacker and the victim are un-socialized. Sometimes the attacker picks up and carries and shakes the victim. This is a dire emergency: scream blue murder! Create as much noise as possible to convince other people to shout and help chase down the dog and get him to release the victim. I once chased down a neighbour’s German Shepherd to rescue a Pekingnese. Sadly, the Peke died three days later. Dog fights, on the other hand are extremely common but rarely dangerous. Dog fights occur between all dogs but most usually between male dogs less than two years of age. Most people assume one dog is a dominant …

FULL TIME DOG WALKER WANTED! (MONDAY TO FRIDAY)

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Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. Is a fast growing Dog Walking, Daycare, and Boarding provider located in Corktown, a few doors away from the Toronto Humane Society. Soulmutts has always focused on providing the best customer service and making sure that every dog under its care has a high energy, fun time in a safe and professional caring environment. Soulmutts is looking for a high energy, dog loving individual to fill the role of Full Time Dog Walker/Pack Leader. As such, your roles and responsibilities will include: • Punctual and regular work from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday to start. As you improve on your route and become more efficient, your hours will reflect this. • Playing with and supervising the dog pack at our private dog park. • Ensuring a clean and safe environment for the dog pack (ie. picking up poop) • Driving a customized Ford E-250 in the …

Homemade Dog Food: What it’s all about!

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When suppertime rolls around, there’s nothing like a healthy home-cooked meal. This is true not only for the human members of your family, but for your dog as well. Cooking for your canine companion has many benefits, including fewer preservatives and additives, more varied and potentially better ingredients and, of course, more interest for the canine palate. Homemade meals may even make it possible to feed your dog well for less. A 15- pound bag of high-end dry dog food costs approximately $42, and a 5.5 oz. can of high-end wet food runs approximately $2. Feeding a medium-sized dog two cans of wet mixed with two cups of dry food costs about $5 per day. That doesn’t include the treats, bones and tidbits that inevitably make their way into her tummy! Compare that with four cups of Puppy Stew (recipe here) at $2.25 per day. Add the cost of a …

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