Release The Hounds Top Dog Names of 2016

Release The Hounds Top Dog Names of 2016

Grab your streamers, party hats, a glass of champagne and hang on tight. The New Year is just a few days away and we’re gearing up for 2017. With over 2000 dogs in our database, we’ve rounded up Release the Hounds’ most popular dog names to celebrate all the great dogs we’ve had the pleasure…

Pet Safety Reminders During the Holiday Season

Pet Safety Reminders During the Holiday Season

It’s finally getting near the peak of the holiday season as we enter the chaotic yet exciting homestretch toward the New Year! With only a few days left until Christmas, we wanted to remind everyone to be sure to watch out for our furry family members while still including them in all the fun. Here…

Vancouver’s Best Holiday Festivities to Enjoy With Your Dog

Vancouver’s Best Holiday Festivities to Enjoy With Your Dog

Fur-la-la-la… ‘Tis the season to be jolly, rolling in the snow and making doggy snow angels. Yes, lucky dogs of Vancouver get to experience fresh powder right at their front doors. As pet parents we watch with joy and pride, and we wonder: where else can I take my dogs so they too can experience…

Top 10 Tips on How to Train Your Dog

Top 10 Tips on How to Train Your Dog

It is commonly known that Vancouver is a dog friendly city. Here are 10 tips on how to train your dog and live comfortably in this urban jungle we call home. You can easily implement new boundaries, clearly communicate your expectations and begin to see behaviours that you like, occur more often – by being…

Annika McDade: professional dog trainer & behavioural consultant

Annika McDade: professional dog trainer & behavioural consultant

Annika McDade, Professional Dog Trainer extraordinaire, collaborates with Release the Hounds to create an in-depth Team Training Curriculum. Annika McDade is a triple certified Vancouver based Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant, who has been training since 2008 when she began teaching group obedience classes in Calgary. However, her passion for working with animals was evident long before her…