dog advice

I am passionate about dog advice & making life better for every dog I encounter. I am forever gathering information for my own use in the day-to-day running of a house full of dogs, so I blog a lot of what I find. I also blog when I need to rant about something that needs to be ranted about. I hope you enjoy my blog. I’ve blogged about topics ranging from dietary info to grooming to behavioural issues. If what you are looking for isn’t on the blog, please contact me at grace@rrruffhouse.com and I will see what I can do.

When I got a dog

When I got my new dog I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly; I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats. I asked for good health that I might rest easy; I was given a "special needs" dog that I might know nurturing. I asked for an obedient...

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MARCH MADNESS SALE!

Welcome everyone to my site both old and new clients! This coming March we will be having a March madness sale 25% off on all of our training packages and other services such as boarding. Did your family get a new puppy at Christmas? Find your self a little...

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Got mud? Here is a quick fix until it dries up

So...... if you have a back yard or a dog run or kennel and it is as muddy and soupy as mine was from your dogs running around in the mild weather and tearing up your yard, here is a quick solution and cost effective. I had a huge dilemma I have several dogs of my own...

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Why is my dog shy? what can I do?

Do you have an overly shy dog?  Shyness can happen as a result of a prior bad experience, poor socialization, or the way you're raising them. Bringing your dog out more will help him to enjoy the company of people and other dogs, rather than shying away all the time....

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How to choose a healthy puppy

I get asked this question a lot by first time puppy owners, Before you bring your new puppy home, it is important to check your puppy's overall health and condition. Taking the time to look over your puppy will help you to spot any possible health problems that could...

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How to trim your dogs nails safely

Unless your dog runs around on hard surfaces that help keep toenails short, you have to clip them about once a week — if you hear them clicking on a hard surface, it’s time for a trim. Most dogs detest having their feet handled, so clipping may never be your favorite...

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The dangers of rawhide

Rawhide is sold in just about every pet store – often in many different varieties. It’s a staple in most households with pets. Yet many blogs, organizations, and veterinarians warn that rawhide could not only be dangerous, it could actually be lethal. Here’s what you...

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Home made dog cookies

Sorry, nothing really funny happened today! So rather than chat about nothing I thought I would give you a recipe for home-made dog cookies! So here it is!! 1 cup honey 1 cup peanut butter 1 tbsp olive oil enough flour of your choice to bring it together to be able to...

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January Sale

welcome to 2017! Here at Rrruffhouse we are having a welcome to the New Year SALE, to help all the new dog owners this January we are offering a variety of services at 25% off all month long. We are also offering our consultations at 15% off. If you have rescued an...

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NEW TICK KEYS AVAILABLE

We are happy to announce that we are now a Canadian distributer of the Tick key, the last tool you will ever need to help in your defence in lime disease. The Tick key is 99% successful in removing ticks from you, dogs, cats horses anything that can get a tick. It...

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BSL RANT long but worth the read please!

I would like to start off this blog by saying I am disgusted by humans in power with ignorance as their argument for power making decisions. As many of you know that Montreal has recently joined the BSL Bann, not a club anyone wants to join or be a pert of. I would...

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Summer is almost over

Well it has been a crazy summer all around, we have made many new friends, new clients and also have made some new families. We have rescued a few dogs this year and found them great forever homes, we have lots of pictures to share on our Facebook page. Many new...

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Success Bootcamp- Tucker

Tucker has successfully completed Boot Camp.  Now, we – the humans - are the ones in Boot Camp!!  Grace gave Tucker the training he needed to be a well behaved dog.  Now, she is providing us with the tools and training we need to continue with her good work.  You may...

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JUNE TRAINING SALE!! DONT MISS OUT

Welcome everyone, We here at Rrruffhouse are seeing a big jump in new dog owners now that the nice weather has arrived, if you are considering us for any of your training needs now would be the time. SALE! we are offering for the month of June 15% discount on any...

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Success-Bailey- Bootcamp

Bailey is a 9 month old labradoodle that was raised in a very loving home with a yorkie named Lilly AKA Frank, lol. Lilly was the first dog in the home and was a very well balanced adult by the time Bailey was brought home, Holly and Ernie started puppy training right...

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MRSP: The other staph infection threatening dogs

This is a question I get a few times a week. Because methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) infections are becoming so common and people are aware of potential concerns regarding transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...

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Success for Scooby – Bootcamp

Scooby was a three month old German Sheppard that was a typical puppy, he was loud and always back talking to let everyone know he was not happy or wanted to play even though it was midnight. Scooby also would pee when ever he got excited or was overwhelmed when...

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What did you pay at the vet?

It has recently been brought to my attention that many, many people are being over charged for vet procedures from a health care check, dental, spay or neuter, vaccines etc. I have done lots of investigating to find there is No standards in pricing! This is crazy to...

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Is your dog on thin ice?

Although most of the water and ice safety tips are for humans they also apply to your dog. There are a lot of people like myself who live on or near open water; rivers, ponds, lakes etc. we are now entering a very dangerous time of year which is all the water is...

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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia spp. are parasitic protozoans (single celled organisms) found in the intestines of many animals, including dogs. This microscopic parasite clings to the surface of the intestine or floats free in the mucous lining the intestine. The prevalence of Giardia in...

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Why does my white dogs fur turn red when wet?

White dog fur turns red due to staining. It is typically found below the eyes, around the chin, on the feet and around the penis or vulva. The staining can occur on any color fur, but is most noticeable on white dogs. The main cause of this reddish discoloring is...

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Who is Grace?

Hi there. I’m Grace. I am a very hard working, compassionate and strong willed woman who loves a challenge and never backs down from a hard days work, which is a good mix for working with dogs that are having trouble getting along in the world with us humans! The greatest reward I get in life is when someone tells me I saved the life of their dog so they didn’t have to give it up! I love nothing more then showing people how to be a leader in their own world and all aspects of life! I am a leader, and walk my own path in life and I’ll go where ever it takes me!
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