The Dog I've Always Wanted

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openings for daily walks

January 20th, 2015 · Add Comments · Uncategorized

Westboro Dog Walking Service currently has a couple of openings for daily walks. This doesn’t happen too often as my clients tend to be long term. But people do move out of town and create space for new dogs to come aboard. If you are looking for a dog walker I’d be happy to meet with you and your furry friend to discuss the options. Drop me an email and we can start a dialogue!

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Darya’s new home

October 10th, 2012 · Add Comments · Video clip

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Thanks to Danes in Distress and Bruce Jones for helping to re-home Darya

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Darya needs a home in the Ottawa area

August 27th, 2012 · Add Comments · Available for adoption

Up for adoption, Darya is a Great Dane / Mastiff cross.  At just seven months Darya is well socialized with humans and plays well with other dogs.  It’s a real pleasure to take her out.  Her leash walking is very good. She weighs about sixty-five pounds and is still growing.  She is spayed and is up to date with her immunizations. Still very much a puppy her training is ongoing. Darya is very tractable.  Her “sit” is excellent.  We’re working on “wait.” She does a great “leave it!”  Darya is also crate trained.  She’s affectionate, sweet and trusting.  Surprisingly gentle for such a large dog she loves people and is a wonderful companion.  Darya needs a home with a fenced yard and someone committed to several walks a day.  If you think that you and Darya would be a good match please contact me.

If you are interested in adopting this dog please send me an e-mail.

Poster for distribution

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Thought provoking quote from “The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving” by Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Musings

While reading the latest from Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson, The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving, I came across something which seems quite thought provoking. Here’s the quote: “Perhaps one reason dogs respond to children with greater enthusiasm than to adults is because hierarchy and rank, absent in children, can destroy or inhibit the kind of deep love that depends on mutuality and equality. You cannot have love that is coerced, paid for. or unequal (top-down). The corollary of this is that the love between a dog and a person who insists on being the strict alpha animal is not the same as the love that develops from equality. (This is my objection to Cesar Millan.” What do you think?

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November 21st, 2010 · Add Comments · Photo Gallery

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