Thank you, thank you, thank you 60,000 times!

Thank you, thank you, thank you 60,000 times!

We are so excited to announce that as of June, 20, 2012, Release the Hounds and our dedicated walkers have safely completed 60,000 walks! These 60,000 walks have been 7 years in the making, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We’d like to thank you so much for trusting us to care for…

Vancouver: A City in Need of Off-Leash Dog Walking Areas

Vancouver: A City in Need of Off-Leash Dog Walking Areas

Based on the Vancouver Sun’s recent article regarding off-leash spaces in Vancouver (or the lack thereof), one thing is for certain: the City of Vancouver desperately NEEDS more off-leash dog walking parks. In 2011, Vancouver adopted a zero-tolerance approach to dog bylaw infractions, partially in response to a growing number of complaints from concerned Vancouver…

Outnumbered and Overwhelmed by Niki Perry

Outnumbered and Overwhelmed by Niki Perry

Managing Multiple Dog Homes A friend once told me jokingly, “Niki, I think you may be an animal hoarder!” As the mother of one human, three dogs, two cats and a horse, I can tell you in all honesty that although I am pulled in so many directions everyday in order to meet the needs…

Clicker Training – Overview by Niki Perry

Clicker Training – Overview by Niki Perry

Introduction to Clicker Training What is clicker training? System of teaching that uses positive reinforcement in combination with an event marker (clicker). What is positive reinforcement? Providing a consequence desired by the student, in exchange for their actions which are desired by the instructor. How does the process of clicker training work? Trainer watches for…