Mother’s Day is on Sunday!
I was inspired by a post I saw on Pinterest awhile back, and came up with a way to make it dog friendly. I also thought it would be a cute little project to do with my regular doggie daycare clients to do for their moms, who do such a wonderful job taking care of them.
Most importantly, mom’s come in all types; whether you’re a human mom or a doggie mom, you’re loved and appreciated all the same.
Happy Mother’s Day, to all of those doggie moms’ out there.
Paw Print DIY
Tools needed for this project:
- Canvas, or anything else you’d like to do your paw print on. Something as simple as a piece of paper would even work
- Non toxic paint.
Be creative! For added flair, do your paw prints in more than one colour!
- Bin of water
- A cooperative dog.
Keep in mind, this isn’t supposed to be a traumatic experience for your dog. Don’t force your dog, if they’re not comfortable with it.
I found all of my supplies at the dollar store. I went with purple, as it’s one of my favourite colours.
I set everything up on the floor, so the dogs could check it out … sniff sniff sniff!
Lady even made sure the paint was non toxic (she didn’t actually eat it, don’t worry!)
Lady was ready to go! Stamping was easy with her, because she’s very relaxed with being handled. She enjoyed the extra attention
Checking out her beautiful art work ….
I think her mom is going to LOVE it!
And here are the completed pieces! Declan, Ducati and Lady had a fun afternoon at doggie daycare, and I hope the moms’ loved there special hand made gift.
We have Matilda the boxer staying with us this weekend. We took her down to see Seamus and go for a good run in the big park!
Matilda loved running around the big park with the other dogs.
She got to explore the park and really stretch her legs.
The other dogs loved chasing after Matilda and playing in the grass.
We will definitely be back to visit Seamus and go for runs in the park.
Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.
- Michael W. Fox
Meet Hugo! He’s the first little deaf dog we’ve had stay with us at The Hydrant. While we’ve had quite a few aging dogs that are losing there hearing, but he’s the first born this way. His stay here, has taught me a lot about different training techniques, specifically using hand motions. I’m so used to using different noises & sounds to get the dogs to do what I want, the moment you take away sound, creativity comes into play! At first I had no idea where to start, but after a quick internet search I knew my plan for the week …..
The first few days was getting Hugo’s attention. Eye contact. After all, once you’ve got a dogs’ eye contact they’re waiting. Waiting for your next move …
He’s not super food motivated, so I had to find a really special something he loved. I figured out quickly that was freeze dried sardines (YUM!) AND tug toys!
These are some very useful links I found, and thought i’d share –
Deafdogs.org – full of great info, including recommend hand signals you can use.
Deafness In Dogs – Why does this happen? Hand signals and tips for training.
As you already know we are having a bit of a snow day here in Toronto. Walking dogs can be challenging in this weather so the crew hasn’t had a chance to get out too much today. To cheer the dogs up we wanted to make a special dinner for Brooklyn, Timmy, Owen & Olive (and Logan too!).
We decided to give everyone some tuna with their meals, squeezing the juice over the kibble first.
Then adding the tuna.
Owen & Logan wanted to check out the meal prep.
Timmy is excited!
Olive waiting patiently for her food.
Owen chowing down, everyone finished their food tonight with no complaints!
Owen giving his seal of approval!
Then out for our last walk of the night, there was a pathway cleared so we managed to have some fun tonight!
Timmy checking out all the snow.
Olive with the best snow chin we’ve seen in a while!
Stay safe out there doggies!
We are preparing the puppy pizzas for Owen’s birthday party.
Owen is our quality control manager this evening and he has requested to taste test all the ingredients.
Here are the results, they look great!
The crew couldn’t wait to get the party started.
First pizza for the birthday boy Owen!
Everyone had a great time, and we still have a few left!