So Like A Toddler, So Like A Dog.

Cheeky Charlie at The Ranch

Ever been in a restaurant with a toddler running around? They pull on table cloths, they squirm and slide under the table, they fling their food, and they demand attention all the time. It’s exhausting for the parents, the child and the other guests in the restaurant!

We’re not trying to suggest that dogs are like toddlers, although they are pretty close when they’re a puppy aren’t they? What we are saying, is that an untrained dog is exhausting for all parties involved including your dog!

To make the most of your relationship with your dog, you need to teach and train him or her some important skills that will help her, you and everyone involved so you can live happily together! As well, learning how to train your dog will enhance the bond between you and ensure her safety! Dogs love to learn and they love being rewarded. Here are some things to consider when starting out:

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Friends With The Association For The Protection Of Fur Bearing Animals

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Owner of the Dog Ranch is Karen Munro at the far right standing with the ladies from LUSH cosmetics who volunteer their time with APFA.

Photograph by: Debra Stringfellow

It’s not always easy co-existing with wildlife on this island, but it’s definitely an aspect of rural living that most locals appreciate and respect. Being able to witness a family of beavers, our national symbol, swimming along the shorelines of the lagoon is a rare treat for most. It’s unfortunate but these large nocturnal, semi-aquatic animals do have a reputation for being destructive. They chew down trees and dam brooks and streams.

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Hours

Pick up /
Drop Off:
Morning
Afternoons
Weekends & Holidays
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grooming:
Mon - Thurs
Sundays
Noon - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Site visits by appointment only.

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