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.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT?
Why not come out and support rescued dogs and cats, and have a rocking good time while you are at it? T.E.A.M. is having a benefit concert in Toronto on Sat, April 27th to raise funds for the animals in our rescue program and to help more still out there. Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds go back to T.E.A.M.!
Limited tickets available and some at the door. More details will be posted today. Please consider coming by, we would love to see you!
ps. I’ll be there!
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.
We are back with our 20th edition of the cuteness overload! For this special edition we are featuring photos of an adorable baby all snuggled up with a litter of chubby French bulldog puppies. The baby was 3 months old when the photos were taken in November, and the puppies were 3 weeks old. Enjoy the overload of cuteness…
We brought Logan & Edison out for the Doberman Play Date at High Park.
We also had a special guest appearance by Lady! She loved hanging out with the big dogs!
Logan in his usual position, digging a big hole in the sand and laying in it. Its his favorite thing to do at the park.
Logan & Edison running around with the other dogs.
Ok lets take a coffee break, meet me at the table.
For more info on the Meet Ups check out the Toronto Doberman Pinscher Meetup Group
Pawsitively Pets is a one-of-a-kind hands-on animal program offering children and adults a unique animal experience. They have multiple locations throughout Toronto & the GTA as well as Ottawa. We have already featured the Pawsitively Pets programs and camps but today we wanted to share some photos from our experience at their Family Night featuring a special appearance of two lion cubs. There were also many other animals to interact with including various birds, a flamingo, a kangaroo, lizards, turtles, rabbits, lemurs, and more. It was an incredible experience to interact with all of these great animals and meet some of the staff at Pawsitively Pets.