Ottawa Dog Blog

We came across this great dog blog site called Ottawa Dog Blog It’s a great resource for people in Ottawa about everything to do with dogs. It features dogs in Ottawa as well as dog  stores, parks, breeders, shelters, charity events and offers general information about training, behaviours, outstanding products and more…

All about Pet Show

Join us at “19th Annual All about Pet Show”

We are pleased to announce that we will be present in “All about Pet Show” in April 6-8, 2012. This show is one of the biggest pet shows in Canada that’s been going on for last 18 years.

Whether you are a dog person or cat person, you can find everything you need for your pets and a good chance to see and learn about the trend in pet products and accessories in pet industry, this show will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our booth number is #540 which is located around center of International Centre, Hall 3 & 4a building. We are very excited to be there as this is our first pet show to attend here in Canada.

Our Modern Dog House is very fashionable, beautifully designed and suitable with you home décor and it comes with comfortable cushion for your dog to sleep on. It’s easy to clean and maintain, your choice of different wood laminate finishes make it blend into your house hold furniture easily.  Our cushion comes with a machine washable slip cover made of Microfiber Suede Fabric, the look and feel of genuine suede, with the ease and durability of microfiber.

“There will be some incredible feature areas you won’t want to miss at
the 2012 All About Pets Show including Dog Demonstration Ring, World of Cats,
World of Dogs, Centre Stage, World of Birds, Pet Adoption, Ask the Trainer,
Grooming Showcase, World of Reptiles, World of Fish and Aquariums”

“Over 40 breeders and breed clubs will be on hand showcasing their purebred dogs and puppies. Speak to breeders and breed club representatives to find the dog that is most suited for your family and lifestyles. Some of the breeds you will see all three days at the show are: Australian Shepherds and Miniature Australian Shepherds, Barbet (French Water Dog), Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Coton De Tulear, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retrievers, Great Pyrenees , Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retrievers, Leonberger, Maltese, Shiloh Shepherd and more….”

For more info, you can visit at “All About Pet Show”

International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.,
Mississauga, ON
905-677-6131 / 1-800-567-1199

Fri., April 6 – 10am – 6pm
Sat., April 7 – 10am – 6pm
Sun., April 8 – 10am – 5pm

Dog Training Tips

 Why dog training is important and necessary?

A misbehaving dog can put a strain on the owner’s relationship with the animal. Instead of the time spent together being a happy time, it can be very stressful for both the human and animal. Also, untrained dog’s inappropriate behavior when outside the home can be an embarrassment to the owner, resulting in the animal being house-bound

Here are some of the tips for training your dog.

Dogs are pack animals and needs a leader that the dog can trust to fulfill her needs and lead her safely through life. It means that you should be confident in dealing with your dog and must project this energy, making a firm eye contact with your dog will help. If you are calm and firm, your dog will recognize you as a leader. This will increase her trust and desire to listen to your command.

Your dog needs to be corrected only when caught in the act. Even seconds afterwards he won’t associate the correction with the action. Likewise, reward has to be given precisely at the time he is executing whatever command you give him.

One of the biggest keys to success with positive reinforcement training is rewarding your dog properly. This means giving him something he loves at exactly the right moment.

Once you’ve established a rule for your dog you must never allow him to break it.

Training a dog takes time and effort and will not happen overnight. Also, each dog is unique, and learns at his own pace. Patience is indeed a virtue when it comes to effective dog training.

Dog Nutrition Tips

“Proper nutrition for your dog is a key to a healthy pet and it can also prevent disease.”

The first step in providing a good food for your pet is to get yourself educated about what is good nutrition for your dog. This can be very confusing as there are many products to choose from on today’s market. However, reading first few ingredients on the package can quickly give you an idea about the food. First few ingredients can often contain up to 85% of the nutrients in the package. This can include whole meat, bone, vegetables, whole grains and pro-biotic.  If first few ingredients include sugar or enhanced flavors, this is not a good sign.

 Here are some of the tips for a good nutrition for your dog.

  • Avoid feeding from scraps from your dinner table; this can lead to overweight issue.
  • First ingredients should be named meats, poultry or fish.
  • Find a dog food contains balanced combination of nutrients and it should have been processed in a way your dog will be able to absolve them into their body easily.
  • Do not feed your dog with access amount of fat and carbohydrates.
  • If your dog has skin problems, it’s wise to use food includes fatty acids such as Omega 3 & Omega 6.
  • Dried dog food is often considered as the best for dogs. However, try mixing variety of foods such as dry, canned and raw.
  • Pro-biotics can be helpful to boost the immunity.
  • Look for fruits and vegetables in the ingredients.
  • Do not over feed.
  • Puppies will need to be fed few times a day until they are 6 months old, twice a day until they are 12 months old and after that you only need to feed them once a day.

Toronto Area Dog Parks

As we know, many of us now live in a small space due to rising real estate prices in the city. Everywhere we look, there are new condos in construction, as a dog owner, it is very challenging to provide a required daily exercise for our dog to keep them healthy in the city.

Luckily, living in a city like Toronto is great as a dog owner as we have many dog parks around city. Here is the Google map showing the dog parks in Toronto area.

Keep your dog happy!