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The Dangers of Dog Breed Labeling

By Nomi Berger For generations, the pit bull’s affectionate nickname was the “nanny dog.” Today, the pit bull is the dog most likely to be shot by the police. For generations, families wanting a loving, dependable and protective babysitter for their children chose a pit bull. Today, the pit bull is considered by many to be the most dangerous and ferocious of dogs. For

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Do Dogs Resemble Their Owners?

Written by Lindsay McGill Not too often do I pay attention to what’s being said on the radio, unless of course I’m listening to an interesting discussion on CBC. While driving to work a week ago I was listening to my favourite country station and the VJs were having listeners call in to tell them what type of dog looked most like them.  This got

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Bach Flower Remedies for Pets

Help Your Pets Overcome Their Depression or Anxiety With Bach Flower Remedies Our pets can get just as depressed or nervous as we do. Lots of situations can bring their sad side out, like the absence or loss of an owner or someone who was close to them. They can get nervous simply from going to the vet or from fireworks outside. CC image

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Dear TAGS: What’s the best method against pulling?

Hilary asked: I have had a few people recommend a certain way of putting on our dog’s leash to reduce his pulling. Basically it’s as follows: run the leash along the dog’s back to its hips; wrap the leash around the dog’s waist under its belly and loop the leash through itself to make a slip tie (it has a special name but I

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Top 5 Fun Winter Activities to Do With Your Dog

Despite the weather getting colder and colder, make some time to exercise with your dog. When it’s mild and calm outside (usually right after it snows), grab your jacket and your dog and get out of the house for some playtime!  Aside from the usual snowball throwing, there are other creative ways to tire the dog (and yourself) out. Dawson is up for adoption.

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TAGS Educates

TAGS feels that it’s important to always educate people about pets. It seems easy to own a dog or a cat, but there is much more to it. We can always improve ourselves to better understand our furry companions.  Chappie and Blossum (recently adopted) just graduated! Good job! Hence, TAGS introduced a Dear TAGS section in the blog where you can send your questions

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