Calgary Guardian Interview – Eric Yeung

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In an insightful interview with the Calgary Guardian, Eric Yeung, the owner of PAWS Dog Daycare, shared the story behind his transition from a career in oil & gas to founding a dog daycare. Inspired by his energetic puppy Keira, Eric established PAWS Dog Daycare to provide comprehensive care including dog daycare, pet sitting, grooming, and pet supplies.

Uzi – April 2024 Dog Of The Month

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Introducing our April 2024 Dog of the Month! Each month, we feature a special pup with an unique story and lovable personality. Uzi will enjoy 10% off everything in-store, including daycare passes, for the entire month! Join the celebration today.

Read about what the Uzi’s PAWrents, Jessica, has to say!

The Ultimate Dog Gifting Guide

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A gift for someone who has everything?Our ultimate guide to dog giftingAre you searching for the perfect dog gifting guide? Look no further, because we’ve got the most paw-some tips that will leave your friends and family barking with joy! From the cutest dog accessories to the most drool-worthy treats, this list has it all…or does it?Hold on to your leashes, because this guide comes with a twist! We’re going to show you why a dog is a lifetime commitment, not just a fluffy surprise to be wrapped in a bow. Let’s explore the truth behind gifting a dog and … Read More

French Bulldog Takes The Crown

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A Historic Moment as Labrador Retriever’s 31-Year Run EndsFrench Bulldog Reigns Supreme in AKC’s 2022 RankingsThe American Kennel Club (AKC) has announced the French Bulldog as the most popular dog breed of 2022, ending the Labrador Retriever’s 31-year reign. The top five breeds include the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, and Poodle. The newly recognized Mudi and Russian Toy debuted at No. 150 and No. 144, while the least popular breeds are the Sloughi, Norwegian Lundehund, and English Foxhound. The AKC recognizes 200 breeds and maintains strict standards for the welfare, safety, and health of dogs across the … Read More

How Dogs Help You Live A Healthier Life

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We are constantly being sold a healthier life; gym membership, supplements, miracle diets. Do this, do that and you’ll look like this and feel like that. At PAWS Dog Daycare, we know firsthand how dogs make life instantly better. Here are some of our favorite dog-owning benefits! ExerciseDogs need exercise to stay calm and happy. If one of your goals is to exercise more, it’s a lot easier to stick with it if you’re exercising your dog while you’re at it! Daily walks or runs, agility training, fetch—commit to daily activity for Rover and find yourself benefiting, too. Exercising daily … Read More

How to Choose a Dog Daycare or Kennel

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So you’ve recognized that your dog(s) would benefit from a daycare and are now ready to find the perfect fit.  Or maybe you’re taking a trip and need to find somewhere to leave little Rex – somewhere that you completely trust so you can have a worry-free time.  But where do you start?  What things should you be looking for? Fear not!  As dog experts ourselves, we’re here to help guide you in making the right daycare or kennel decision.     Dog to Human Ratio There are a lot of dynamics in a group of dogs, so in a kennel … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Dog Walker in Downtown Calgary: Don’t Leave Your Dog’s Care to Chance

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When it comes to hiring a dog walker in downtown Calgary, it’s important to consider the experience and professionalism of the dog walker, safety, socialization and exercise needs, convenience, communication, and cost-effectiveness. By considering these factors, you can ensure that you find a dog walker who will provide your pet with the best possible care, and you can enjoy your time away from home guilt-free. In this article, we’ll dive into each of these factors to help you make an informed decision when hiring a dog walker for your furry companion.

Should You Gift a Pet for the Holidays?

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Holiday season is fast approaching (okay, it’s already here) and it’s time to start thinking about gifts.  And with the adorable faces of a precious puppy or cute kitten, or the pleading eyes of a desperate rescue dog, it can be tempting to gift your family a pet for the holidays.  But is gifting a pet ever a good idea?  We at Paws Dogs Daycare would like to share some things to think about before making that decision. Who is it for?Are you considering a pet for your own family, or someone else?  A pet may be an okay decision … Read More

Bass Pro Shops: The Pet Friendly Destination Your Dog Wants You to Know

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Bad Weather Pet Friendly Destination: 10 Reasons Why Bass Pro Shops Is Best For Your DogBass Pro Shops is a pet friendly North American retail giant. It is a major shopping destination due to its excellent selection of outdoor focus products.Bass Pro Shops takes decor and ambiance to the next level, making it more than just a retail store. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by a rustic, wilderness-themed setting complete with taxidermy displays, indoor waterfalls, and even large aquariums stocked with local fish.It’s like stepping into an outdoor paradise, a real treat for both you and your … Read More

Tummy Troubles

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Tummy troubles happen to everyone including our best friends.  Here’s what to look for when your dog is feeling sick and what you can do to help. Symptoms Many common symptoms will be easy to spot as they’re noticeable physical changes, but keep a look out for signs of behavioural distress as well. Vomiting and/or diarrhea/soft stool Blood in vomit or stool Eating grass Coughing/dry heaving Excess gas Excess thirst Dehydration (check elasticity by gently pinching a small section of skin together – skin that flattens quickly again is good, but skin that moves slowly or does not reform indicates … Read More

Why does my dog eat grass?

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You’ve probably seen it before.  Once the grass comes up, many dogs like to perform their best cow impression by taking a chomp of some leafy greens.  It’s agreed upon by most experts that there’s no real harm in this behaviour, but have you ever wondered why dogs like to snack on grass? Sort out tummy troubles Lots of dog owners will claim that their pup goes for grass when their stomach is upset, and they will vomit right after eating some.  Although this isn’t unheard of, it’s not actually as common as most people seem to believe.  It may … Read More

April Grooming Specials – Double Coated Breeds

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When a Husky, Malamute or any double coated dog blows it’s coat, you will know three things are true: 1. You will see fur on EVERYTHING 2. The odds your vacuum will surrender into a quiet death will increase dramatically 3. IT’S TIME TO GROOMED Twice a year huskies and their double coated compadres blow their undercoats completely. It is a very intense shedding process lasting three weeks or more.  The good news is that this happens twice a year only, the bad news is that the shedding process is messy with clumps of hair coming out of their coat.  Regular grooming, not just undercoat … Read More

Crating your dog: jail time or sanctuary?

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Many dog owners are under the impression that kenneling their dog is a form of punishment or keeps them stir crazy.  Not at all!  When introduced and utilized appropriately, a dog’s crate is their safe haven. Dogs are natural den animals; they prefer enclosed areas to nap and rest because this feels safe for them.  A crate is a wonderful place to offer your dog a “den”: a quiet sanctuary for them to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy household.  Kennel training is hugely helpful when training puppies and “new to the household” dogs as it plays a key factor … Read More

Australian Koolie

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The Koolie, sometimes called the German Koolie or the German Collie, is an intelligent and fast-paced working dog from Australia.

Tibetan Mastiff

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The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed originating from Tibet. This giant, double coated breed was originally bred as a guardian to flocks, herds as well as monasteries and palaces. The Tibetan Mastiff is also known as do-khyi loosely translating into “home guard”, “door guard”, “dog which may be tied” and “dog which may be kept”. The Tibetan Mastiff is poorly named as it is not a mastiff at all. They are more closely derived from the mountain dog family. Ranging from 25-31 inches at the withers this giant dog usually weighs 140-180 lbs. Due to the long double coat, … Read More