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    All posts by Steve King

    • Feel good stories

      During our therapy dog work in the community, we observe some amazing events or get feedback from people that can put a smile on your...

    • Companion Dogs

      In past weeks we’ve looked at both therapy and service dogs. This week let’s dive into the third category of “people helping” dogs: companion (or...

    • Meeting and greeting dogs

      As humans we are taught, when meeting someone new, to look them in the eye when we first greet them. This sends a signal that...

    • Off-leash dog park protocol

      Off-leash dog parks can be the most relaxing of places or hell on earth depending on the dogs (and owners) who show up on any...

    • Dogs in the workplace

      Unless the workplace happens to be a groomers, a doggy day care or a dog training facility, the odds of your boss letting you take...

    • Service dogs

      This week we’re going to feature what, in my opinion, could rightfully be called the “Kings” and “Queens” of the dog world: service dogs. To...

    • Canine Communication

      Unfortunately most of us don’t possess the powers of communication that Dr. Doolittle had when he was able to talk to the animals. But that...

    • Jobs with dogs

      It wasn’t that long ago that the only careers involving dogs were either becoming a veterinarian, being a dog trainer or running a dog boarding...

    • Therapy Dogs

      This week I’d like to touch on one of my favourite topics: therapy dogs. These dogs are close to my heart, having started the Community...

    • Socializing your dog

      For the first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life it is being taught the ways of the world by mommy dog. Observing what happens in...