Canine Master Blog

Tips For Keeping Your Kitty Litter Tidy

We all love our furry little friends, but most of us could do without their messes. Luckily for cat owners, as far as cleanliness goes, cats rank pretty high up on the list. Still, that doesn’t mean they’re completely tidy. Many a cat owner has thrown their hands up in exasperation at the discovery of kitty litter (at best) where it shouldn’t be. There are steps you can take to ensure that your cat’s kitty litter (and everything else) stays where it should be: in the litter box. Be Vigilant The first step towards a tidy litter box is to make sure you are cleaning it daily. It doesn’t take long for bad smells to build up, so don’t count...

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Not the Best Way to Introduce Dogs!

I took this picture recently in Amsterdam at a local organic market. Lots of dogs about. Look at how these dogs are being introduced. The dogs are being loaded up by their owners as they hold them tight onto the leash and by the collar. This could have been a recipe for disaster.The dog on the left is definitely a bit more “forward”. Look at that stare! His owner is holding that collar with only one finger! The dog on the right is doing a “look away”, showing reversed body pressure and basically saying “no problem pal, I’m cool! Just chill”. It is always better to give dogs more slack in the leash and let them by-pass the face to face and...

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Dogs in the Andaman Islands

This past November I had the pleasure to go to the Andaman Islands which are a group of islands off the coast of southern India. Going to the Andamans is kind of like taking a journey back in a time machine. The islands are mostly uninhabited and many of those that do have people on them are almost primitive. I spent about 3 days on Havelock Island and watched how the dogs lived on the island.

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Dogs in the Andaman Islands

This past November I had the pleasure to go to the Andaman Islands which are a group of islands off the coast of southern India. Going to the Andamans is kind of like taking a journey back in a time machine. The islands are mostly uninhabited and many of those that do have people on them are almost primitive. I spent about 3 days on Havelock Island and watched how the dogs lived on the island. Most groups of dogs that I saw seemed to be families living together. Studies over the last few years suggest that the idea of a pack of dogs is really just a “family” of dogs.There appeared to be two different groups of dogs here—one...

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Not the Best Way to Introduce Dogs!

I took this picture recently in Amsterdam at a local organic market. Lots of dogs about. Look at how these dogs are being introduced. The dogs are being loaded up by their owners as they hold them tight onto the leash and by the collar. This could have been a recipe for disaster.The dog on the left is definitely a bit more “forward”. Look at that stare! His owner is holding that collar with only one finger! The dog on the right is doing a “look away”,showing reversed body pressure and basically saying “no problem pal, I’m cool!, just chill”. Polite Dog Greeting It is always better to give dogs more slack in the leash and let them by-pass the face...

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