Reducing Stress In An Animal Shelter

Dear Julie, I work for a very active Animal Shelter, operating out of an old building that presents many challenges for our staff, one of which being increased stress for our resident dogs.  In the Behaviour 101 course you taught, you discussed methods to reduce the stress levels of family pets; … [Read more...]

Morris’ Story

Morris was rescued 3 years ago from a very abusive situation, that left emotional scarring which resulted in the development of fear aggression towards new strangers, familiar guests and family members.  People attempting to reach for Morris were often met with extreme escape behaviours, including … [Read more...]

Furrever Home?

Adoption: Dear Julie, I really want to adopt a dog rather than get a puppy, because there are so many dogs that need a home. However, I’ve heard that dogs don’t always act the same in the shelter and can often show bad behaviours once they come home.  Is there anything that I can do to avoid … [Read more...]

Dog Park Lover

Dear Julie, At the dog park I ran into a situation where one of the dogs was aggressively picking on some of the other dogs, including mine.  The owner insisted on letting the dog’s sort things out for themselves, even though his dog started 3 fights within 15 minutes and refused to remove his … [Read more...]


Dear Julie; I recently adopted a 7 to 10 year old Chihuahua who was not properly housetrained. He is such a wonderful sweet boy, however we are having a hard time with this. Sometimes he will go to the bathroom just minutes after we bring him in from outside! Signed, Puddles Dear; … [Read more...]

Slowly Going Crazy

Dear Julie, I have a miniature sheltie who insists on running around in circles barking continuously at me when we get ready to go for our walks.  How do I get her to stop doing that? Yours Truly, Slowly Going Crazy Dear Slowly Going Crazy, Assuming the dog is receiving adequate … [Read more...]

Upgrade the Office

COST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SOLUTIONS!!! Canine Foundations is proud to announce that our corporate training and continued education courses have qualified as eligible, third-party training covered by the Ontario Job Grant. Investing in your staff can be financially challenging; but it doesn’t have … [Read more...]