A few words from our community

This blog is a collection of our combined thoughts and opinions based on our experiences with the many dogs that have visited our homes. All posts are for informational purposes only and should not be used in lieu of advice from a Trainer, Behaviouralist or Veterinarian.

The importance of socializing your dog

It’s one of the most overlooked aspects of dog training, but socializing your dog may be the single most important thing you can do to help her live a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life. What does it mean to “socialize” your dog, and why is it so important? What it boils down to is the difference between a well-socialized dog and a poorly socialized dog… read more

Training older dogs

It’s always easiest to train a puppy from day one, but sometimes you don’t have that luxury. Whether you’ve just adopted an adult rescue dog or your dog has begun to get into bad habits, training adults is often necessary–and still totally possible, with patience and persistence… read more

Exercise for a happy, healthy dog

After a hectic day at the office, it can be hard to motivate yourself out the door to walk your best friend. Totally understandable, but don’t underestimate the importance of that daily walk! The number one cause of canine misbehaviour is lack of exercise. Activity is vital for your dog’s mental health, fitness, and his good behavior… read more

Why start with a Meet & Greet?

It’s time for your pup’s first stay with Nosy Barkers! Our top priority is making sure that your dog is happy, safe and comfy during a visit with us, and the first step is choosing a boarding home. It’s all about the fit and how your dog harmonizes with a particular household… read more

Training young dogs

When it comes to training, one of your greatest tools is an early start. It’s never too late to train an adult rescue dog or one who has fallen into bad habits, but training a puppy or a young dog is faster and easier because there are no habits to un-teach… read more

Choosing the right boarding home

Every dog is different. A year-old lab puppy wants to run and wrestle with anything that moves, while an older mastiff may like nothing more than napping in front of the couch… or even on the couch, if he can get away with it. Whether your dog is an exuberant athlete or a prize couch potato, you want to find the right environment for his vacation–and the right home will be different for every dog. The more we know about your best friend, the better we’re able to match him with the perfect home for his holiday… read more