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  • All posts by Steve King

    • Comparing wild dogs to domesticated dogs (Canis Familiaris)

      When we talk about dogs we are invariably talking about domesticated dogs. But what about wild dogs? Are they the same as our dogs at...

    • Living with a service dog

      When life unexpectedly deals you a bad hand, how do you cope? Councillor Mel Foat experienced this in 2013 when a routine cataract operation culminated...

    • Dogs’ sense of touch

      Of all the senses a dog has, the one most similar to humans’ is the sense of touch. It is also only one of three...

    • Dogs during hot weather

      They say that one of Canadians’ favourite topics of conversation is the weather. Now I’m not suggesting that dogs “chat” about the weather when they...

    • Bernie’s Buddies

      The article this week is the third in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. If you follow my weekly articles, you will understand not just...

    • Alberta Dachshund Rescue (ADR)

      The article this week is the second in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. A number of years ago I became connected with a guy...

    • The Guinniss Foundation

      Sometimes dogs don’t just impress us, they positively inspire us. This is what happened to Megan Stanley in 2016, the year her dog Guinniss passed...

    • Why do dogs howl?

      So lying in bed the other night, at around 11:30 Finn lets out this almighty howl in his sleep. This was primal wolf like stuff!...

    • Why do dogs chew their feet? Not a simple answer!

      We observe dogs chewing their feet as a matter of routine and maybe think nothing of it. But should we be concerned? Like so many...

    • Cycling with dogs on leash

      There are some things people do to dogs that make me seethe. And whether they do these things through ignorance or simply to be malevolent,...