Dog 101

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you are an animal lover! As the snow comes down (and it's only November!), we need to advocate a bit more for our furry friends out there. Here are a few tips / things to consider!         Stay...

Even If You Don’t Win the Lottery…..

Even If You Don’t Win the Lottery…..

Too often we hear "If I won the lottery, I'd help all the dogs!"   We get it, if I won the lottery, I'd be like Oprah "You get a spay/neuter van!  YOU get a spay/neuter van!  Everyone gets a spay/neuter van!!!" and they'd all cheer, and everyone could spay and neuter...

Congratulations on your Adoption!  Now the fun begins!

Congratulations on your Adoption! Now the fun begins!

It’s so important to be thoughtful about introducing your dog to your world.  First impressions matter – your dog feels this way too! Arriving at home: If you have existing dog, perhaps let the dogs meet outside the home (the back yard or on a walk) to keep the area...

Introducing a New Dog to your Existing Dog(s)

Introducing a New Dog to your Existing Dog(s)

  Whether you are adopting a second (or third!) dog or introducing a new foster pup to your pack, you may be wondering how you can create the conditions for a successful introduction. Know your existing dog Understanding how your existing dog reacts to other dogs...

Why Hire a Dog Trainer?

Why Hire a Dog Trainer?

Why Hire a Dog Trainer? When you adopt a DIBS dog, the expectation is that you will sign up for training (well...it's more than an expectation: it's actually in the adoption contract). We don't hesitate to have veterinarians and groomers lined up to help with our...

Congratulations on your Adoption!  Now the fun begins!

Congratulations on your Adoption!  Now the fun begins! It’s so important to be thoughtful about introducing your dog to your world. First impressions matter – your dog feels this way too! Arriving at home: If you have existing dog, perhaps let the dogs meet outside...

Decompression and Why It’s Important to Your New Dog

Decompression and Why It’s Important to Your New Dog

The First Thing To Do When Getting A Dog From A Shelter – Learn What “Decompression” Is (source: http://kdmathews.com/first-thing-getting-dog-shelter-learn-decompression/ ) It’s pretty damn awesome of you to look to the shelter when searching for a dog to add to your...

Setting Boundaries for Your New Dog

Setting Boundaries for Your New Dog

Setting Boundaries for your Dog Picture this: your new rescue dog has come from a life on the streets or in the shelter. Desired human contact is a treat. Unconditional love is more than they can imagine. Then, they get rescued, traveled, fostered – lots of changes,...

How to Help your Dog Manage Stress

How to Help your Dog Manage Stress

Training – Give your Pooch the Gift of Training! Training is good for all dogs, regardless of age, or the current skill-set. If you and your dog are new companions, training is the best way to help you both speak the same language. Your dog sees this time as a bonding...

First Few Days at Home – Setting Your Dog up for Success!

First Few Days at Home – Setting Your Dog up for Success!

http://woofliketomeet.com/2016/03/trigger-stacking-how-we-set-our-dogs-up-to-fail/   When we adopt a dog, what we expect is for them to be happy. We like to think that they get what’s happening and that it’s all blooming marvellous. We tell ourselves that they...