We all want to treat our pets to the very best care, goodies and fun, but sometimes (especially in this economy) pet owners need to be mindful of budgets. Here are five easy ways to spoil your dog without breaking the bank or sacrificing goodies! (more…)
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When the mercury dips below zero and the world becomes hidden beneath a blanket of snow it is not uncommon for the sniffles and sneezes to find their way into our homes. But did you know that our dogs are also susceptible to winter ailments?
Dr. Aleksandra of Queen West Animal Hospital in Toronto reveals the top winter dangers to watch out for – and how to avoid them.
Winter can be a bit drab here in Canada – it’s grey, it’s cold and it’s dark. In short, we could all use a little sparkle these days, including our pets, which is why it is a delight to introduce the new Sparkle Collar Collection from our friends at BlanketID.
Strong enough to weather the great outdoors, but pretty enough to add pizz-azz to any social or lounging event, the Sparkle collars bring bling and pet safety into focus. Each collar is designed to show off that ever important visible ID tag as well as your pup’s dazzling personality! Handmade, durable and pretty darn darling — and just imagine these on a dog at a wedding? Almost – can’t – handle – the – cuteness!
Have you ever been annoyed because your dog barks — and barks and barks and barks? It’s a question most pet parents would answer ‘yes’ to (including myself!) No matter how much we train a dog not to bark there will always be those occasions when they yip and yap away. However, I’ve discovered a new way to approach this matter…
Instead of scolding your furry friend when they bark at the mailman, the garbage truck or someone at the door, tell your dog “Thank you.” Actually say thank you out loud and then redirect your little minions to their bed for a cookie.
The reason is this; if you raise your voice at a dog who is barking, the dog picks up on that energy and interprets that extra sound as ‘Well everyone is on alert now! Yay!’ By saying thank you instead, you keep your energy calm and composed which translates better to redirecting a dog’s attention.
Remember a dog barks to raise awareness of what they perceive to be a danger to the group. So acknowledge their bark as a positive thing and literally thank them for their safety tip. I’ve been doing this lately with Rory and Lucy and it is proving to be a great training tactic!
PAWSH PERK: What does a dog’s bark really mean?
Happy New Year ladies and gentlemen! It’s that wonderful time of year once again when we all settle down with our notebooks to scribble down our aspirations and goals. This year I have only one for Pawsh Magazine — to have fun.
Last year we allowed ourselves to be pulled in too many directions at once and as a result we lost the sense of fun that comes from chattering away about our favourite furry friends. So this year, I am going to attempt to ‘take the pressure off.’ We will be focusing on fun, lively topics that inspire and bring joy to this blog. Short and sweet pieces that hopefully make some sort of small impact will be our go to recipe.
This blog will be taking on more of a hobbyist’s persona moving forward. After all, Pawsh started off as a passion project way back in the day and after a great deal of thought that is how we would like it to remain. So yes, we will be embracing fun, focusing on pieces that make us happy rather than pieces that will ‘perform well’ or have some sort of ‘design’ behind them and hopefully nurturing a more personalized approach to this ongoing discussion about pets.