K9 Frisbee

By Naomi Enns K9 Frisbee is growing in Abbotsford and Abbotsford Disc Dog Club is helping to spread the word. Dogs love to chase and catch frisbees, it’s great exercise and it’s mentally stimulating while strengthening the bond with you and your dog. Abbotsford Disc Dog Club is helping [...]

By |January 21, 2024|0 Comments

Chase Ability & Sprinter

Does your dog get the zoomies?? Have you ever seen your dog’s prey drive arise as they react to a squirrel or rabbit running by?  Maybe the Canadian Kennel Club Chase Ability Test is something to try with your dog. The Chase Ability Program was modeled after the Lure [...]

By |January 20, 2024|0 Comments

Year Round Paw Care

By Kelly Thorburn Paws are important. Not only do they get our dogs from one place to another, they (along with noses), are how dogs sweat. To keep paws healthy, limit their exposure during extreme weather conditions. Watch for signs that your dog is uncomfortable. Shifting weight, holding up [...]

By |January 20, 2024|0 Comments

Happy Sniffing

By: Lâle Aksu Canine Scent Detection Specialist, Program Lead - Training Canines for Care Scent Detection Program As a Manchester Terrier owner, I am often asked what the breed's original job was. My answer: hunting and killing vermin. After all, they are called Manchester "Terrier.'Long ago, our breed's development was [...]

By |April 24, 2023|0 Comments

The Joys of Single Life

No, I’m not talking about closing your E-Harmony site or swiping left on Tinder. I am talking about life with an Only Dog. That’s right, just four muddy paws, one crate, one dinner dish, one leash hanging by the door. Only one pair of beseeching eyes asking for a [...]

By |April 24, 2023|0 Comments

All Dog Owners Need this Item on Hand

All dog owners should have a canine medical kit, with vet wraps, antibiotic ointment, Benadryl, and a dozen other items. You can find good lists on many internet sites. Keep your dog’s kit beside your own Emergency Preparedness kit, with its minimum three-day supply of food and water, medicines, flashlight, [...]

By |November 30, 2022|1 Comment

Thanksgiving Rally Trial a Huge Success

Dumbbell Obedience Club held another successful three days of Rally Obedience trials last weekend. As usual, they were held in Chilliwack in conjunction with Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers’ Thanksgiving shows. FVDF generously donates the ring space to our club. Our rally judges also judge obedience for the hosting club, so [...]

By |October 12, 2022|Tags: |0 Comments

How Flyball Saved My Dog’s Life

Ten years ago, I adopted a rescue dog. Have you heard the expression “No good deed goes unpunished?” He bit everyone but me, tried to attack anything that moved, from dogs to buses, screamed the house down when I went out, and lifted his leg anywhere. He was 12 pounds [...]

By |October 12, 2022|Tags: |0 Comments
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