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Dog Park Links

See our Dog-friendly places and services page for information about dog parks, web searches etc.
 
 


 

Dog Training Schools

TAG Dog Training & Education Centre  (Ottawa area)   
"This company exists as a labour of love and a belief that every dog should have the opportunity to lead a happy and healthy life – for as long as we are blessed with their presence."   This is Cheryl Smith's new dog training centre.
https://www.tagdogtraining.com/

Connective Training  (Victoria, BC)   
Dog training in Victoria BC for 9 years and counting!  Voted #1 dog trainer in Victoria BC
http://www.connectivetraining.com/

Carolark - The Canine Learning Centre  (Kanata / Ottawa, Ontario)
http://www.carolark.com

Dogz Canine Sports Centre (Kanata/Nepean)  
Lessons ~ Green Fees ~ Fun Matches/Trials/Clinics ~ Training Equipment
http://www.dogz.ca

Camp Dogwould, Ottawa, Ontario
A special experience for you and your pet
http://www.campdogwould.ca

Best Friends Dog Training ~ Home of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dogs
http://www.bfdogtraining.ca/

Shake-a-Paw Dog Training (Kemptville, Ontario)
http://www.dogtraining.ca/

Canadian Association of Rally Obedience ~ Rally-O, the new fun and exciting sport for ALL dogs
http://www.canadianrallyo.ca/


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Associations,  Breed Clubs,  Dog Sports   

Ottawa Kennel Club
http://www.ottawakennelclub.ca/

Canadian Kennel Club
http://www.ckc.ca

Sled Dog Central ~ An introduction to the Sport of Dog Scootering
http://www.sleddogcentral.com/scootering.htm#top

Canadian Bulldoggers Association  
Premier National Specialty Club for Bulldog Breeds in Canada
"We are a non-profit incorporated association. We invite you to learn about our program initiatives and to attend our programs on specific bull breed related topics, seminars and shows.  
Designed for the serious bulldogger."
http://www.canadianbulldoggers.com/

Dog Paddling Adventures ~ paddling, hiking and winter adventures take people and their dogs
on outdoor trips year round
http://www.dogpaddlingadventures.com/


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Miscellaneous Links

Animalso ~ how to take care of and train your dog correctly    
https://animalso.com/
"The blog’s aim - to present different experiences and valuable lessons which an animal lover needs to know. Here at Animalso.com you will be able to find important answers to your questions and you will also find a community that shares your love for animals."

"The guides are well researched and in-depth, aiming to reduce number of homeless and neglected dogs by informing owners, adopters, and fosters on strategies for improving dog behaviour."  

Some articles on the web site: Potty Training Tips for Puppies and Dogs. How to stop a dog from barking.  Crate Training Complete Guide


Canada's Guide to Dogs
~ A complete resource site for Canadian dog enthusiasts
http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com


dog.com     

http://www.dog.com/

How to Love Your Dog ~ A Kid's Guide to Dog Care
http://www.loveyourdog.com/

International Fund for Animal Welfare
http://www.ifaw.org/

Pet Import and Export Service, Boarding  (United Kingdom)
"...
we take care of the hassle of pet import and export for you. Hassle like customs clearance, booking your pet onto a dedicated carrier, talking to other countries, completing paperwork, dealing with DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), handling quarantine and vaccinations, and organising air kennels."
http://www.petsonthemove.co.uk 


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Health

Animal Care Courses at Open Colleges, Australia   
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/animal-care
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/blog/2015/10/02/cby-6-ways-pets-make-our-lives-better/
   updated
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/blog/2016/06/01/cby-how-to-tell-if-your-pet-is-in-pain/    updated
  

Smoking & Animals: Healthy Habits for Healthy Pets   
Smoking's impact on pets. How pets and families can be healthier without cigarettes. Supported by the American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org/ .
https://quitday.org/support/healthy-pets/       The effects of smoking and how to quit:  https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid       
National Leaders in Pet First Aid.  Courses offered across Canada, also New York State.
http://www.walksnwags.com/

Canadian Animal Rehab Services  (Newmarket, Ontario)     
Specialize in custom-made braces and animal wheel chairs for dogs and cats.
Canadian Animal REHAB Services was started in October 1998 to address the need for short and long term treatment of joint and spinal injuries and to improve the post-injury
or post-surgical rehabilitation of dogs and cats.
http://www.animalrehab.on.ca

The Pet Arthritis Resource Center
A very informative site about arthritis in pets. Over 100 articles on treating arthritis and hip dysplasia in pets,
the science backing glucosamine, a review of treatments, a pet arthritis newsletter, and much more.
http://www.arthritis-glucosamine.net/pet-arthritis-chronicle/jun05.html

Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center  
Information on arthritis and glucosamine, latest research, details on arthritis medications and treatments,
tips for effectively managing pain. Includes pages on arthritis in pets.
http://www.glucosamine-arthritis.org/

Vet.com  
Caring and informative resources for Pet Owners, Professional Veterinarians, and Vet Students.
Comprehensive Pet Product reviews, Pet Med comparisons, and Animal Health news.
http://www.vet.com

Canine Water Wellness (Ottawa, Ont.)  
Hydrotherapy & aquatic services, spa treatments, exercise and fun
http://www.caninewaterwellness.com/


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Dog Bite Prevention

See the Education section of this web site for valuable information on bite prevention,
and safety concerns when
children interact with dogs 

 

Dr. Sophia Yin's website
https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/free-downloads-posters-handouts-and-more/
Seven posters on bite prevention and safe behaviour around dogs


Dog Parks & Bites - What You Need to Know

http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/keeping-your-dog-healthy/exercise-play/dog-parks-and-bites-what-you-need-to-know


Holiday Bite Prevention Tips

http://www.doggonesafe.com/holiday_tips


Dog Bite Prevention  (ASPCA)

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-bite-prevention


"Let's Talk Dog! Awareness Poster", From the Liam J. Perks Foundation
http://www.liamjperkfoundation.org/poster.html  


All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Bitten

(From CHEO website):  
http://www.cheo.on.ca/En/allfunandgamesuntilsomeonegetsbitten


Under the right condition, any dog can bite!

How to Love Your Dog website:  
http://www.loveyourdog.com/bite.html


Get Dog Smart With Diggity The Dog!

Get Dog Smart website:  
http://www.getdogsmart.com/


How to be a Dog Buddy

Ottawa Humane Society website:  
http://ohskids.ca/fun-zone/how-to-be-a-dog-buddy

 


 

Services for Pet Owners in the Ottawa Area

West Ottawa Veterinary Mobile  ~  Dr. Bob Georgeson DVM    
"Your Pet,  Your Home,  Your Convenience"   
Convenient veterinary care in the comfort and stress-free environment of your pet's home
Affiliated with an accredited animal hospital for emergency and referral cases.   Evening & weekend appointments available
Servicing West Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Barrhaven, Goulbourn, West Carleton
tel:  613-795-2022 

List of Veterinarians in the Ottawa area   
http://capitalfind.ncf.ca/health/vets/ 

Ottawa Pet Cab - Safe, Reliable, Stress Free    
http://www.pet-cab.com
       tel:  613-858-8294
 


 

Rescue Links

Rescue Groups

New Beginnings Pet Rescue   (Ottawa)
http://www.newbeginningspetrescue.us/index.html  
 

Boxer Rescue Ontario
http://www.boxerrescueontario.com/
 

Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary   (Ontario)
http://www.bigskyranch.ca/
 

Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services, Giant breeds, equine   (Ontario)
http://www.birchhaven.org/


Loyal Dog Rescue
,  for smaller dogs
http://www.loyalrescue.com/


Freedom Dog Rescue
 (Ottawa)
http://www.freedomdogrescue.ca/
 

Ontario Aussie Rescue
The Ontario branch of
Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline  
http://www.ontarioaussies.ca/ 


Ottawa Humane Society

http://www.ottawahumane.ca


B.A.R.K.
 ~  Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines
http://www.bark-ottawa.com/


4 Legged Love
  (in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)    
http://www.4leggedlove.com


Westies in Need    

Westies in Need (WiN) is a non profit Canadian group that provides rescue, fostering, transport, medical attention and adoption services for surrendered, abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless West Highland White Terriers in Ontario and Quebec.
http://westiesinneed.ca/


Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
(SCARS)  
 (Edmonton and Athabasca, Alberta)
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is an Edmonton and Athabasca based volunteer run, Canadian nonprofit rescue society.
SCARS operates as a no-kill rescue and primarily takes in animals who are slated for euthanization at municipal pounds. SCARS actively works within the community to promote responsible companion animal guardianship. This includes promoting spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and training.
www.scarscare.org


Adopt-A-Greyhound  

http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.com

 

Canada’s Guide to Dogs
http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/rescue.htm

 

Guides to choosing a rescue dog, how to help him settle in to your home

"Meet Your Match: Ten Tips for Choosing a Shelter Dog"   By Karen Pryor Clicker Training, 10/11/2013
https://clickertraining.com/node/3349
 

"Guide to Adopting: Dogs"
http://forallanimals.org/resources/guide-to-adopting-dogs/?gclid=CKLH4pq0g9QCFQcdaQodKDUG7w


"5 Tips to Acclimate a Rescue Dog Into Your Home Environment"  
http://www.projectpawsitive.com/2017/01/19/5-tips-to-acclimate-a-rescue-dog-into-your-home-environment/?gclid=CJnZw86_g9QCFQeIaQod9jYPdQ

 

"Choosing a shelter dog", Dogtime, May 10, 2012
https://www.google.ca/amp/dogtime.com/dog-health/general/231-choosing-a-shelter-dog/amp

 

Lost Dogs
 

Pet Amber Alert - helping pets find the way home, pet recovery service
https://www.petamberalert.com/

Fido Finder - lost dog database
https://www.fidofinder.com/

 

Helping Lost Pets - Get connected to others that Help Find Lost Pets  
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/About.aspx

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/helpusgrow.htm
 

 

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Service Animals & Animal-Assisted Therapy

Paws & Co. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Learning     
Consulting.  Educational Programs.  Animal-Assisted Therapy
"Paws & Co. is a unique professional service designed to offer creative healthcare solutions in partnership with certified therapy animals.  Services are based on Standards of Practice for animal-assisted therapy and designed to meet your individual or organizational needs."
http://www.pawsandco.ca/

The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services   
"Our vision is to be the philanthropic leader that supports the innovation, coordination, and integration of Animal-Assisted Support Services within Canada's health-care and
social service sectors.  Our mission is to ensure the sustainability, credibility, and availability of Animal Assisted Support Services by supporting related charities and those they serve."
http://www.cf4aass.org/

Therapeutic Paws of Canada - Paws With Love to Share   
"At Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) we offer a volunteer based therapy dog visitation programme for senior's facilities such as retirement homes, nursing homes, Alzheimer day
away centers, hospitals and where there is a need."
http://www.tpoc.ca/

Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind
http://www.guidedogs.ca/

Ottawa Therapy Dogs   
http://www.ottawatherapydogs.ca


 
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Pet Loss   

Eternal Companions
http://www.eternalfriends.ca/

OVC Pet Loss Support Helpline
http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/petloss/


 
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Boarding and Dog Walking 

Boarding, home care, and dog walking establishments, in no particular order.
Please note that RDOC does not recommend or endorse any of these establishments - read our disclaimer here
 

Casa Canine   (Osgoode, nr. Ottawa)
http://casacanine613.com/

Dogs at Camp   (Ottawa, Uxbridge, Cookstown, Ont.)
Open concept Overnight and Day Care for dogs
http://www.dogsatcamp.com

Walk 'N Wag,  A Dog Walking Service  (Kanata, Dunrobin, W. Carleton, Stittsville, Constance Bay, Carp, Ont.)  
www.myomaxfitness.com/walknwag

Bone Voyage  (Ottawa area)  
"We are a network of dog care providers around the city, and we match dog owners whose dogs need care with a suitable care provider based on the breed/energy level/age, etc.
of the dog customer."
http://www.BoneVoyage.ca

Bedrock Kennels   (Carp, Ont.)
http://www.bedrockkennels.com

Oak Meadows   (Carp, Ont.)
http://www.oakmeadowspetresort.com/   

Bekkers Pet Care   (Stittsville, Ont.)
http://www.bekkerspetcare.com

Gloucester Kennels   (Gloucester, Ont.)
http://www.gloucesterkennels.com/ 

Eastway Kennels   (Navan, Ont.)
http://www.eastwaykennels.com

Tails and Trails Country Pet Resort   (Dunrobin, Ont.)
http://www.tailsandtrails.ca

West Carleton Boarding Kennel   (Kinburn, Ont.)
http://www.dogrunner.ca/aboutus.html 

Maple Holme Kennels   (3512 Carp Rd., Ont.)
tel: 613-839-5724

Country Pet Resort   (Carleton Place, Ont.)
http://www.countrypetresort.com/ 

Dave's Home Pet Care   (Ottawa area)
tel: 613-836-7702

Cats Paradise   (Almonte, Ont.)
http://www.catsparadise.ca

Matthews Kennels   (Ashton, Ont.)
http://www.matthewskennels.com

For the Love of Pets  (Ottawa area)
A bonded and insured business offering professional dog walking, cat sitting, house sitting and pet taxi service to Canada's National Capital Region. 
http://www.fortheloveofpets.ca/

Shelamo   (Ottawa area)  
In-house kenneling for your dog.  Seniors, special needs, puppies.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/shelamo/spawdays.htm

Cedar Grove Kennels   (Carleton Place, Ont.)
http://www.cedargrovekennels.ca/

Listing of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers in Ottawa area   
http://www.acpsn.com/directory/ontario/ottawa.shtml

Dragonluck Kennels (Ottawa area)   
Breeder of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, All Breed Boarding, Dog Day Camp
http://www.dragonluck.ca
 

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Products and Services

Jack and Jill Dog Diapers   (Kitchener, Ontario)   
We are a Canadian home based business, we have been operating since 2005.  We take pride in every Dog Diaper & Belly Band made.  Our Products are designed for male and female dogs. These products are washable and used for the following:  * Loss of bladder control / incontinence;  * Female dogs in heat;  * Male dogs marking indoors;  *Great tool for house training
http://jjdiapers.ca/

Trupanion Pet Insurance       
Medical insurance for your pet
http://www.trupanionpetinsurance.com/

Arf'ul Good   (Ottawa)  
"
Arf'ul Good has been producing a line of handmade, all-natural dog food and treats, using only human grade ingredients, since 2003.  All our products are created in small batches to ensure the highest level of quality; no mass-production processes are employed.  Arf'ul Good prepares food for your dog in the same caring way that you prepare food for yourself and your family; with select ingredients and a concern for taste, appearance and nutrition."
http://www.arfulgood.com

Natural Pet Foods (Ottawa) is a locally owned and operated family business that provides everything for the four legged friend. This includes healthy food products, supplements, accessories and pet health care services.   
Now also at
61 Bridge Street in Carleton Place 
http://www.naturalpetfoods.ca

Critter Jungle   (Ottawa)
Critter Jungle is a locally owned and operated pet supply store with a difference, offering knowledgeable staff and 
the city's best selection of  all natural, alternative nutrition. Critter Jungle also offers pet care seminars and provides space in the store for small pet rescue organizations to help place abandoned pets.
http://www.critterjungle.com/  

Nutrizoo   (Carleton Place/Kanata)
George De Sousa is a local distributor for Nutri-Zoo based in Carleton Place/Kanata, providing home delivery of pet foods and accessories to residential customers in Ontario and Quebec.
http://www.nutrizoo.com/  

Creature Comfort Easy-Reach Raised Pet Bowls
CANINE COMFORT(tm) for dogs & PAWSITIVELY PURRFECT(tm) for cats.
Custom sizes ensure your pet's optimal feeding ergonomics. Custom colors to enhance your decor.
Vet-endorsed and pet approved! Your pet deserves Creature Comfort. (519) 664-3366 St. Jacobs ON
http://www.creaturecomfortcanada.com

Dog Crates  (United Kingdom)
Custom made wooden or plastic crates for shipping worldwide

http://www.petsonthemove.co.uk/dog-crates/  
 

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Pet Photography,  Artwork

Pat Nadarajah   
www.pawzitiveart.com

Wendy Beard     
www.muddypawz.net

 

 


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