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Dog Selfie Photo Contest!

It’s photo contest time once again! Everyone love/hates a good selfie, and here at the TDWA, we can’t get enough of your dog selfies!! If your dog is so vain, he snaps his own pics when you’re not looking, send them our way.  The prizes up for grabs this time are absolutely fantastic, and will

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Hopes & Dreams for 2016

Responsible dog ownership and the Dog Owner Liability Act are under review at the City of Toronto. This is something the TDWA feels is long overdue. We hope that 2016 will see at least the beginning of a shift towards more compliance and better enforcement. The fact of the matter is that our laws haven’t

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Veterinary emergency or not?

As pet care professionals, our clients often ask us for advice as to whether or not they should take their dog to the vet or try the “wait and see” approach when something isn’t quite right. Sure, we’ve seen a lot over the years, but we’re not vets and sometimes we feel uncomfortable offering this

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A Dog Owner’s Guide to Condo Etiquette

The following post was written by TDWA founding member, Yvette, owner of Tail Blazers. Tail Blazers is entering its 12th year of business and still proudly provides the King and Queen West area with exceptional pet care services.Living in the city usually means living in very close quarters with our neighbours (challenging at the best of

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Dog Fights, Part 2: Dealing with a Fight in Progress

The following post was written by TDWA member, Rachael Johnston. Rachael is a dog walker, and the manager of operations at Rover Achiever, which serves the Annex, Little Italy and Seaton Village. In addition to years of dog walking experience, Rachael is also an accredited dog trainer. Dealing with dog fights in progress: Key points Don’t’ panic Interrupt

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Dog Fights, Part One: How to Avoid

The following post was written by TDWA member, Rachael Johnston. Rachael is a dog walker, and the manager of operations at Rover Achiever, which serves the Annex, Little Italy and Seaton Village. In addition to years of dog walking experience, Rachael is also an accredited dog trainer. Contrary to popular belief not all dogs get

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What Makes a Good Dog Walker?

The following post was written for us by TDWA member, Cindy Carol, owner of For Dog’s Sake, serving certain neighbourhoods in the west end. Cindy’s an experienced dog walker and trainer, a volunteer and foster home for Australian Shepherd Rescue, and a member of the High Park K9 Committee. She believes in continuing education and is

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Spring Clean Up at Trinity Bellwoods Parkno

Join us for the 1st Annual Toronto Dog Walkers Association Spring Clean Up in Trinity Bellwoods! Our goal is to make the dog bowl POOP FREE. Come visit us at the North End of the dog bowl on April 12, 2014 from 11am – 1pm & pick up your bags, treats & raffle ticket for

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Becoming a TDWA Member

This post was written by TDWA founding member, Yvette at Tail Blazers. Tail Blazers serves King & Queen West and Liberty Village. We get a lot of inquiries from dog walkers asking how they can get listed on the Toronto Dog Walkers Association website.  The thing is, we are not just an online directory of businesses,

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Gear up and Go!

This post is written by TDWA member, Lisa, owner of Dog Embarks. Lisa serves the King and Queen West neighbourhoods.  Everyday essentials for adventures with your dog In life, it isn’t what you do that is important, but rather how you do it. Just about anyone can care for a dog, but it is the

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