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DOG BEHAVIOUR: HOW TO DESCRIBE YOUR DOG’S PERSONALITY

toronto-pet-photographer-dog-magazine-personality-testI recently discovered a beautiful quote by American composer and teacher James Mumsford that perfectly describes the shih-tzu breed personality like a sweet little recipe.

“Nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin.” ~ James Mumsford (source)

This darling breakdown of traits perfectly describes Miss Rory, who is (believed) to be a shih-tzu and poodle muttlet. It got us wondering, what would your dog’s personality recipe read like? So, naturally, let us play a game and fill in the blanks! Leave your answer in the comments below!

My dog called _________, who is a ____________ breed is comprised of:

  • a dash of ____________
  • a couple of ounces of ___________
  • a pinch of ___________
  • a tablespoon of ___________
  • and a bit of  _____________

For example, Lucy’s recipe would read as follows:  “My dog called, Lucy, who is a spaniel and poodle mix breed is comprised of a dash of lamb, a couple of ounces of kangaroo, a pinch of toddler, a tablespoon of pushover and a bit of teddy bear.”

We would really, really, really love to hear your dog’s personality recipe so please share with us!

 

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DOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: 3 MUST-HAVE PUPPY PHOTOS (AND HOW TO TAKE THEM!)

toronto dog photographerPuppies grow up far too fast! One moment they are a squashy little ball of fluff who fits in the palm of your hand, the next they are a full grown dog taking over the bed! Don’t let those early little pawprints run away from you. Follow these three tried and true professional dog photography tips from Pawsh Studio so that you can cherish the earliest moments of pet parenthood forever! (more…)

BLOGGING ADVICE: 6 TIPS FOR RUNNING A BLOG

Toronto dog photographerI am amazed by how much my dogs, Rory and Lucy, have influenced my work and my blogging habits. So today I thought I would draw from my fur monsters’ wisdom and my own experiences to share with you some blogging tips and tricks that have helped Pawsh.
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SPRING DOG PRODUCTS: THE BEST DOG PRODUCTS FOR SPRING

Toronto dog magazineSpring has sprung! Spring has sprung! It is official which means your furry minion needs to be prepared for those pesky bow-wow showers. Here are nine must have dog products to get you through puddles, thaws and all that April fuss!

1. NYLABONE CHEESEBURGER AND APPLE PIE CHEWS
A feast that is great for your dog’s teeth! As soon as the snow disappears, hotdog and burger vendors hit the streets of Toronto and now your pup can indulge too! ($7.99 each)

2. DRYPET DOG TOWEL
Mud puddles beware! Your dog can frolic in the muck as much as they would like if you’re equipped with this wonder towel that makes drying even the soggiest of dogs a breeze! ($11.99 small size)

3. RED POLKADOT LEASH
This handmade beauty will add a spring to your morning walk step. Step out in style and celebrate the warmer weather with a fresh new look. ($30.00 each)

4. RED QUATREFOIL DOG BAG HOLDER
Take some of the ‘ewww’ out of poo with this snazzy poop bag holder. It is handmade from 100% cotton fabric and orders can be customized! ($4.99 each)

5. BOCCE BAKERY PB & BACON DOG TREATS
Baked with human-grade ingredients, including all-natural peanut butter, these bacon infused goodies will make any dog jump for joy. Great for training and spoiling! ($9.50 per bag)

6. CANADA POOCH PACIFIC PONCHO
Beat those pesky April showers that happen without any warning at all with this nifty dog raincoat. It’s bright yellow, which adds cheer to a dreary day, and folds up into a neat little package so that you can carry it anywhere just in case! ($29.99 – $34.99 each)

7. POO POO BAGS
Finally! Poo bags with attitude! All the way from Germany these biodegradable bags offer a little cardboard ‘shovel’ apparatus to help you scoop and they feature funny taglines like “Spoiled brat,” “Scratch and sniff,” and “Sh** happens.” ($10.00 per pack)

8. MARTHA STEWART BULLFROG DOG TOY
Treat your pup to a froggie friend like this squeaky bullfrog bestie. He is great for snuggling and chewing! ($6.99 – $9.99 each)

9. WAGGO CANVAS STORAGE BINS
And last but not least a chic canvas storage bin to toss all of your dog’s spring apparel, toys and gear when it’s not in use. The easiest way to keep your dog-friendly home tidy! ($38.00 each)

Which of these spring dog products do you love the best? Let us know in the comments below, as well as any other items you love for spring!

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DOG TREAT RECIPE: OH-SO SWEET SQUASH SOUP GOOP | HUMAN FOOD FOR DOGS

Easy dog treat recipeSoup may not sound like something that you would treat your dog with — after all you can’t exactly slosh soup around in your pocket. But, believe it or not, soup is a fantastic way to spoil your furry minion at home, especially if you make it a little goopy!

This dog-friendly Sweet Squash Soup Goop recipe is a wonderful way to cozy up your pup’s kibble at dinner time! It takes no time at all to make, adds interest to your dog’s meal and gives them a healthy boost of much needed vitamins and dietary fibre! Oh, and did we mention that this easy dog treat recipe has only THREE ingredients? And go!

INGREDIENTS
– 2 cups of no sodium vegetable or chicken broth
– 1 or 2 organic sweet potatoes
– 1 butternut squash

DIRECTIONS
1) Slice and dice the sweet potatoes and squash into bite sized pieces.
2) Place in large pot and cover with broth.
3) Bring to a gentle simmer for 30-40 minutes or until potato chunks are soft.
4) Allow to cool and blend using an electric hand mixer or blender (who knew!)
5) Store in glass jars or plastic containers once cooled.

When dinner time comes around, simply ladle over your dog’s kibble and watch the drool flow! this is especially ideal for older dogs who may have sensitive teeth and need their kibble softened with a bit of water before chowing down. A simple way to dress up suppertime and your dog will adore you for it!

PAWSH PERK: Another three-ingredient dog treat recipe.

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