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Avy's Adventures

Dog Community

If you are a dog owner you’re probably very familiar with the sense of community that exists between dog owners.  When you’re out on the street – whether you’re with your dog or not – […]

Avy's Adventures

Trail Running

You may remember from an earlier post that one of the main activities I had hoped to engage in with Avy when I adopted her was running. I love to run and I hoped my […]

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Dog Allergies

Before I had a dog of my own I had heard about other dog owners struggles with allergies and treatment. When Avy first started exhibiting some symptoms of allergies I was concerned but I wasn’t […]

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Avy the Ball Stealer

Avy is a ball stealer…it’s just what she does. We go to the park, she see’s another dogs ball and bam, she gets it and runs away. Orange chuck-it balls are her favourite but she’ll […]

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Do Dogs Feel Emotion?

I’ve read quite a few articles/debates recently about whether or not dogs feel emotion.  Some argue that they most definitely do, others feel that your dog is simply reacting to your emotions, and not feeling […]

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Dog Friendly Trails and Hikes

Snow Day!!

One of Avy’s all time favourite things is playing in the snow.  Unfortunately being a Vancouver dog she doesn’t get the opportunity all that often.  So when we got some snow my friend Jen and […]

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What’s In A Name?

A lot of people ask me where Avy got her name. It’s somewhat unique (although it’s often mistaken for Abby) and suits her perfectly. The process of picking Avy’s name was more difficult than I’d […]

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Run dog run!

When I first started thinking about getting a dog I spent a great deal of time trying to decide what kind of dog I should get.  As a long distance and trail runner I wanted […]