#dog training

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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Dog Park Etiquette

By Nomi Berger The lure of the dog park is inescapable. That wide expanse of lush, green grass. Trees, bushes and rocks everywhere. A high, wire mesh fence for added security. The scent of freedom in the air. As inviting as the scene may be, it’s essential that both you and your dog pass the test in proper dog park etiquette before you even

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How Do You Know You’re Ready to Adopt?

This post was written by our newest blogger, Torianne Allen! She combined feedback that some our supporters shared on our Facebook page with general tips to break down the main reasons people know when they are – or aren’t – ready to adopt a furry friend.  <> <> <> Are you aware of the responsibilities that come with adopting a pet? When you tell

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Babies and Doggies

My family dog Casper relaxing with our neighbour Andrea. Read my blog post about Casper. One of the ways dogs come into TAGS is as surrenders. When I originally began volunteering, I would look down on the surrendering families with disdain. However, I have come to really appreciate the people who surrender their dog to be rehomed. After a few years of volunteering, my attitude

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Tips to Prevent Dogs From Getting Lost

Limit Their Chance to Escape!  Lindsey Sjouwerman – Marketing Coordinator at Speepdro Imaging Durham  Making sure your house and backyard are dog-proof is a crucial step that many dog owners miss. All dogs are different—some dogs are lazy, but others are crafty and will do anything to get out. That could mean digging their way under your fence, jumping over it or straight up

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Featured Adoptable Dog: Izzy

Izzy arrived at The Animal Guardian Society in February from a Port Perry pound. We don’t know much about her background from before that. All we know is that this long-legged puppy was very shy at first. She was intimidated by everyone except her foster mom. Eventually, she came out of her shell, showing her sweet, goofy side. Izzy’s Hobbies Izzy at PetSmart, looking

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The Joys of Walking Your Dog

The Dog Daily: Health Care By Liz Palika for The Dog Daily Many dog owners seem to feel that walking their dog is something that must be done; a chore that goes along with dog ownership. But walking your dog doesn’t have to be a chore—it can be so much more. When you’re out walking your dog, you are spending time together, interacting with

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One Furry Reason to Foster Dogs

Here is a touching story from one of our foster volunteers, Chris Stones. It’s amazing how the smallest things can mean the world to some of our rescue dogs. Suzy Q is up for adoption! Photo: Heather Last night Sheila and I were in bed watching TV as we normally do when Suzy Q suddenly decided to jump up on the bed and join

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