News & Views in Outdoors for Dogs

pet allergies

Spring and fall are likely the worst times of the year for allergies. Although, depending on what is causing the allergies, they can occur at any time of the year, including winter. In most cases, dogs suffer from seasonal allergies.

dogs in winter

Winter can be a fun time for you and your pets. After all, who doesn’t love building snowmen and having snow ball fights? It’s important to keep in mind that although winter is fun for many, there are dangers associated with the season as well.

walking your dog in the winter

Staying motivated to get out and walk during the cold winter months can be hard. Follow these tips to help make your winter walks more enjoyable.

Cat Safety Tips

Dog or cat, indoors or outdoors, there are a number of common hazards that pose a risk to our pets. As pet owners, being aware of these risks is the first step in prevention. The second is making sure that your home is as free as possible of potential dangers.

Games for dogs

When your dog wants to play and you’re bored with the same old game of fetch, try taking a page out of Andre Yeu’s handbook. The Karen Pryor-trained dog handler, and head trainer for Toronto’s reputable training outfit When Hounds Fly gave us some ideas and inspiration for some unique games you can play with your pup rain or shine.

Cottage Country Safety for Pets

Whether we have a cabin or cottage to go to or even just a chance to pitch a tent, at some point over the summer many pet owners will pack up the car and take our pet(s) on the road with us into the great outdoors.

Dogs at the beach

Canada’s many vast and sandy beaches. Just as kids and adults alike rush into the water on a hot day, some of our canine companions like to join us in a good romp, or just to cool off.

Pet Firework safety

If you’re getting ready to set off fireworks, or just watch them in the park, it’s important to keep in mind both safety, and the fact that some dogs, cats, birds, and other pets can be afraid of the sights and sounds

heat stroke in dogs

Pet and pet owners alike are looking forward to spending long, warms days basking in the summer sun, but for sun-worshipping cats and dogs, hot weather can also spell disaster.

How to socialize your dog

Pet owners are learning that dog parks are a great way to socialize their pets, which is important as we continue to integrate our pets more into our lifestyles and try to give our canine companions more freedom in an increasingly bustling world