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    All posts by Steve King

    • Smoke and dogs

      Every year in southern Alberta we experience a smoky atmosphere at some point during the summer because of wild fires. Unfortunately this year the smoke...

    • Personal space and time

      One of the many things that change once you get a dog is personal space and time. Pre-dog you’d be able to lie in bed...

    • That time of year

      Those dog days of summer are just around the corner, although as always in Alberta the corner may be a longer bend than we would...

    • Life through Finn’s eyes (part 2)

      Today began differently from what it normally does with mom getting up really early: so early it was still dark! I decided to sleep on...

    • Why oh why (part 2)?

      Continuing last week’s theme of “strange” dog quirks: •Why does my dog shake when he’s not wet? Part of it goes back to your dog’s...

    • Why, oh why (part 1)?

      As you’ve noticed, dogs do, what appear to us, strange things at times. “Strange”, as with so much in the natural world, only in the...

    • Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)

      Your dog has successfully completed a basic obedience class and with on-going training you are pleased with how obedient and well behaved your dog has...

    • Responsibilities of dog ownership

      So you’ve made the decision to get a dog. You’ve researched which breed makes sense for your family, lifestyle and budget and today is the...

    • Lions Foundation of Canada (LFOC)

      What are you doing on Saturday May 11th? If nothing comes to mind, let me invite you to join us for the 1st Annual Chestermere...

    • Why do dogs roll in foul smells?

      So you’ve just collected your dog from the groomer and, being a nice day, decide to take your dog to the local off-leash park. Within...