Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dogs are social creatures, and socializing your dog at an early age will help ensure that your dog is able to enjoy itself around other dogs as an adult. Socialization is an important part of raising any dog, but it’s not always possible to do so if you’ve adopted a dog later in life. It’s […]

All puppies, even those that seem to come with no ‘off’ switch like Corgis, need their down time!

Just about every dog owner nowadays knows that chocolate is bad for your dog. Unfortunately, other foods, in sufficient quantities, can also hurt your best friend. Alcohol​:    Can cause intoxication, coma, and death Avocado​:   The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. The toxic ingredient in avocado is called persin. They can cause difficulty breathing […]

Something to remember about puppies is that they need sleep – lots of it, just like babies. Your puppy will need about 18-19 hours sleep in every 24 when you first bring them home So only expect 4 to 5 hours of being awake and only about an hour at a time. If they’re kept […]

This is a pic of a Tibetan Mastiff. Supposedly they’re a rare breed but one lives down the street from me here in Richmond.

Living in such an urban environment as we do here in Vancouver, I often hear of owners who have dogs who bark when left being advised not to go back into the room until the dog has stopped barking. This is good advice, as we don’t want the dog to think that barking makes the […]

You’ll find that, over time, I’ll be posting a lot a pictures of basset hounds. Here at Soggy Doggy, they’re my favourite breed!

As the heat wave here in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland continues, here comes a story out of England about the dangers of leaving your dog in a parked car on a hot day…. even with the windows open! A panicking dog left inside a car in sweltering heat was rescued after it set off […]

So you’re looking for a dog walker.   There a certainly a lot of them here in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a dog walker: Dog walkers provide a valuable service for dog owners who are always on the go or who have busy work schedules […]

Two corgis expressing their opinion about going for a swim at McDonald Beach in Richmond, BC. McDonald Beach, north of YVR, is simply one of the best dog parks in the Lower Mainland. (Note: Not walking with me.  Just came across the pic on the net!)