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    All posts by Steve King

    • Why dogs lick

      Love it or hate it but the fact is dogs lick, some a lot. My dog is very much the licker, so much so I’m...

    • Saving lives through the nose

      “Can you smell that?” has to be the dumbest question anyone could ever ask a dog. Of all the senses, smell is primary for a...

    • Habits and Quirks

      On the spectrum of being OCD to being totally laid back, we, as humans, ALL have our habits and quirks. What makes no sense to...

    • Exercise: physical and mental

      Marathon runner or couch potato? Canada’s cleverest person or complete dodo? Let’s go for somewhere in the middle with both of these! When it comes...

    • Bringing a new dog home

      Have you ever gone to a place that you’ve never been before and where the people don’t speak the same language as you? Does the...

    • 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...