Dog Walk & Train

Having fun while we train and walk

July 23, 2017
by Liz Gaige
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Why BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) is BS

As a dog care professional I train, board, and walk dogs daily. Over the years I’ve encountered many dogs with a wide variety of personalities and behavioural issues. I’ve worked with both happy-go-lucky dogs and some with pretty severe issues. … Continue reading

February 26, 2016
by Liz Gaige
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Calming Signals, Not Just For Dogs

Hurrah! It’s not just dogs who exhibit calming signals, it’s horses too. And I’ll bet if we take a closer look at the other animals we rub…well, ankles with (more so than shoulders, right?)…we’ll find signs that most others do too. Simply … Continue reading

February 7, 2016
by Liz Gaige
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Even More Ways to Tire Out Your Dog Without Breaking a Sweat

“A tired dog is a happy dog. Better yet, a tired dog is a happy owner.” Liz Gaige Animal Lover, Dog Walker, Doggie Foster Mom, Animal Behaviour Nerd There are just some days when you get home beat. Getting out … Continue reading

January 23, 2016
by Liz Gaige
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How to Tire Out Your Dog Without Breaking a Sweat

A tired dog is a happy dog, as I like to say. And “A tired dog is a happy owner,” I like to say even more. Moxie, our HugABull foster dog, is a clever girl and loves to be active. … Continue reading

December 13, 2015
by Liz Gaige
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Unofficial Moxie “Personals” Adoption Ad

After a settling in and assessment period our foster dog Moxie is now available for adoption and the rescue has posted her profile for potential adopters. Given Moxie’s style in the thank you letter she sent her Sponsor Mom, somehow I think she would … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
by Liz Gaige
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Moxie the Foster Dog is Officially Adoptable

It’s official, our happy-go-lucky Moxie, the lovable pit bull foster dog from HugABull Advocacy & Rescue is ready for adoption! It’s been a crazy fast ride, the time has flown by and it feels a little surreal. I’ve loved working … Continue reading

September 15, 2015
by Liz Gaige
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Foster Dog Kane

Wow, last week was a busy one, trying to keep up with a lively, four legged, Fuzzy Buddy. That would be Kane, the adorable, adoptable foster dog, a 3.5 year old doberman with boundless energy and plenty of personality. Kane’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2014
by Liz Gaige
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The Power of Animal Connections

In my work with equine facilitated learning, a form of therapeutic work with horses, I’ve seen first hand how life-changing our connection with animals can be. I’ve also personally experienced how much cuddling a kitty, hugging a horse, or romping … Continue reading