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TORONTO DOG BLOG: #UNLEASHKINDNESS PACT

toronto-dog-magazine-unleash-kindness-campaign-WEBAThere are no words to describe how much I love dogs and animals. There really aren’t! And every time I read a report about animal neglect or hear about the horrific conditions that so many lovely dogs and animals have to endure every day all over the world, my heart collapses. I feel crushed and hopelessly ineffectual because often times animal welfare issues seem too big for one person to take on and solve alone. (more…)

DOG FASHION: THE SPARKLE COLLAR COLLECTION

toronto-pet-photographer-sparkle-collection-collar toronto-pet-photographer-sparkle-collection-collar-1 toronto-pet-photographer-sparkle-collection-collar-2 toronto-pet-photographer-sparkle-collection-collar-3Winter 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!

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DOG TRAINING TIPS: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DOG BARKS

Toronto-pet-photographer-dog-barking-tipsHave 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?

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TORONTO DOG PHOTOGRAPHER: PET HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

Christmas-Mini-Sessions-updatedThey’re baaaaacccckkkk! It’s our favourite studio event of the year — Holiday Pet Mini Sessions! These photos make wonderful, quirky Christmas decorations to bring out each season or stupendous custom holiday cards to make loved ones smile!

There will be lots of treats for the dogs, festive music, fun props and laughter! It is the jolliest time of the year in the studio and we hope to see you there! In order to make every experience the best it can be the number of sessions available is limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.

Each mini session includes:
– 15 minute studio photoshoot
– 5 proofs | 1 5×7 fine art print
– FREE web-res file of your print for online sharing
– fun, festive styling with stylish Pawsh props!

(OPTIONAL ADD-ONS)
– extra fine art prints a la carte
– 50 premium, ready-to-mail, custom-designed Christmas postcards, $65
– large format gallery quality canvases 10% off

This event will be taking place on November 16th and November 29th.

If you’re interested, email info@pawsh-magazine.com with “Holiday Mini Session” in the subject line to reserve your space and be sure to tell us your name, your dog’s name and which date you’d prefer! But don’t delay! These spaces fill up quickly!

SEE LAST YEAR’S HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS HERE!
(we’ll be dressing up the set even more this year!)

DOG FRIENDLY HOME DECOR: WAGGO HOME GIVEAWAY

stylish-dog-bed-waggo-homeHere at Pawsh we have a saying, “Home is where the dog is!” Now you can make your home decor a little more dog-friendly and stylish thanks to the new exciting launch of Waggo Home. This wonderful company that formally specialized in chic dog products has now opened its shop to dotty plates, fluffy pillows, cosy throws and elegant kitchenwares too!

Here are a few of our personal favourite pieces that are guaranteed to brighten up your home!
waggo-home-collection-pawsh-magazine1.  Cosy Up Chevron Blankets
2.  Dipped Cereal Bowl Cherry
3.  Dipped Cereal Bowl Navy
4.  Colour Edged Cutting Boards
5.  Vintage Grey Cream Dot to Trot Blanket
6.  Mini Check and Dot Pillows
7.  Holiday Dog Bowl Holiday Gift Set
8.  Lotta Spot Dinner Plate Cherry
9.  Lotta Spot Dinner Plate Navy

LET’S CELEBRATE!
waggo-home-gift-cardWe’re giving away a $50 Waggo Home Giftcard today to celebrate the arrival of these fantastic new products! One lucky winner will get the shop the new collection!

HOW TO ENTER
1. Visit Waggo Home’s website and take a look at the new collection!
2. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us which product you like the most and why!

The winner will be drawn at random and announced first thing Monday morning! Enjoy the decorating eye candy everyone!

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