New Family Dog Selection

New Family Dog Selection

 

The process of choosing a new family member can be a joyful and exciting experience. It can also be quite daunting with all of the options and considerations involved in this, potentially if we’re lucky, 12 – 15 year commitment.

There are so many dogs needing loving, forever homes.Β  A great number of rescues with puppies and adult dogs of every description is a fantastic option. Do you know how to tell if a puppy or a dog is right for your family?

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Diamond in the Ruff Inc. has provided a *New Family Member Selection option for as long as we have been in business, 40 years.

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Find the Best

If you have a specific breed in mind or have decided that you’d like to find a puppy from a responsible, well-educated and ethical breeder, do you know how to research to find the best of the best.

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Certified Experience

With certifications in Canine Behaviour (CDBC), Family Dog Mediation (FDM), structure testing and temperament testing, Colleen is exceptionally equipped to help any family find the dog that is “meant to be” their new family member.Β 

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M I S S I N G

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Answers to the name "Boogaloo", but will also come running to "Booger", "Loooonatic" and "Drunken Dinosaur"

He's about shoulder height (to me).

Distinguishing Characteristics -

He runs in a zigzag pattern (head zigs while his body zags) *think intoxicated road runner.

And, he dances like no one's watching. 

I've looked EVERYWHERE.
I was seeing clients this evening in Edmonton and surrounding and found these to be way too common this year.

I've spoken to 4 Vet's in 3 different areas and they are reporting a significant increase on the number of dogs presenting with symptoms related to, and very likely caused by mushroom poisoning.

It's definitely time to practice a solid "leave it" Cue.

Watch your step..literally.  Mushrooms are growing in more than the typical spots due to the damp summer we've been experiencing.

If you suspect your dog has invested a mushroom, don't wait to seek help.

Take a photo IMMEDIATELY!
Identification is crucial.

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

Download this app
Picture Mushroom ID

Facebook help
*ONLY if you have witnessed ingestion 

Be AWARE!

Be PREPARED!!

Be SAFE!!!

I have found 21, yes, TWENTY ONE different species of mushrooms on my acreage.  Some are brightly colored, the size of dinner plates and VERY interesting to a dogs eye and nose. 
Many of them TOXIC.
Cind - "How was work tonight, Colleen?"

Me - "A D O R A B L E"😁😁❣️
What Up in Training and Behaviour Consulting?

Do you have a puppy?

 We have a few spots that have opened up in our Ruff N' Tumble Puppy classes beginning this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in West Edmonton.
Most Complete PUPPY Classes -
Safe Socialization, ALL cues, Problem Solving, THE WORKS!

Maybe you have a REACTIVE dog?

Colleen has been actively helping Reactive dogs feel safe, secure and able to cope with their TRIGGERS. 
Our next REACTIVE ROVER intake is July 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Does your dog possess that "something special" that you would like to share with others?

Our next Therapy Prep and Certification Class intake is 7:00 p.m. on August 3rd.
If anyone needs me today.  I'll be right here.

Seriously.

Not moving....
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***UPDATE*** Due to the increase in COVID cases in our city and province, we have decided to postpone our grand opening/ open house of our new facility. We will still offer classes and private lessons in very small groups. Send us a message if you have any questions. We will reschedule and let you know as soon as we can. 
Thank you! 

We have a very special announcement! We are opening our new facility! Come see us at our grand opening on Saturday Aug 1 from 11am-3pm! More fun details to follow! Comment below or send us a DM if you have any questions
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10740 180 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5S 2S4
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Meet this little cutie! Her full name is Greta Louise! She is our newest therapy dog visiting @ourparentshome to bring some joy to the residents. 
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Have you ever thought of having a trained Therapy Dog? We have a class for that! 
Registrations are now open for January Therapy Dog classes! 
January 9 Thursdays at 7:35 pm or January 20 Mondays at 6:30 pm.  Classes run for 7 weeks. Please send an email to training.ditr@gmail.com to register or for further information._
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Banjo!
Hi again!
*New Class Offering* 
If you finished your puppy class and are not sure what type of activities your dog likes, this class is for you!

Your dog will learn components of advanced obedience, scent detection, agility and rally obedience to help you better understand and nurture your dog’s talent. 
Sign up today to reserve your spot! πŸ˜ƒ

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Voted the most complete puppy class in Edmonton!

Come join us to learn 16 cues, desensitization, socialization, problem solving, grooming, maintenance and so much more! 
Register now to save your spot for the next class offering! πŸ˜ƒ

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Well folks, it’s live!πŸ’₯ Follow the link in our profile to take a spin on the new site and check out the next round of classes starting in February and March. We have so many exciting new features that will continue to roll out, including ONLINE BOOKINGS! Keep checking back as things will be added regularly. Happy training from all of us at Diamond in the Ruff!
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Exciting things are coming very soon! If you are unable to access our website in the next few days, please contact us directly by phone or email (buttons on bio, below the description).Thank you for your patience! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Diamond in the Ruff! πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ» Queso has been practicing her manners with us all year long, and she’s ready to shine at Christmas dinner! 🀣
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What?! Only 4 more days until Christmas? πŸ˜πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ» This hilarious pup just can’t believe it!
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Is one of your New Years Resolutions building your bond with your dog? We think it should be! Canine Good Citizen is now open for enrolment! Every dog is a good dog, some dogs just get a certificate to prove it πŸ˜‰
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Psssttt... do you have a gift for your most loyal companion yet? πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Dogs need presents too! Treat you AND your dog with one of our exciting classes starting in 2018. Details on our website, link in bio. 🎁🐢
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Do you have a loved one that could benefit from dog training? 
We offer gift certificates for all your training needs. Contact Diamond in the Ruff today!

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Happy Monday from this cute puppy class grad, Misiu!
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Look ma, no hands! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ We reicieved this photo of client Queso loving on the handsfree @kurgo quantum leash. They say the hands free feature makes for more security while clicking and rewarding! The sunny #yeg weather doesn’t hurt either... get out with your dog and enjoy this brief respite from winter!
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It’s Throwback Thursday! In honour of that, we had to share a cute picture of our puppy client Loki! 
You can’t tell from this picture but Loki was really excited to graduate from puppy class πŸ˜†! He was sitting nicely for a treat from the photographer.

We cannot wait to meet more puppy clients. If you are interested in joining a puppy class, see our link in the bio for class dates.

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Sweet Maya is a shoe in for #wcw AND #wolfcrushwednesday 😍😍
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Happy #tongueouttuesday [with a side of wild eyes] from Banjo! 😜
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Our trusty assistant Stella was not happy about being a demo dog for a dog-reactive client in the winter! She advised us that her working months are April-September 😜! Diamond in the Ruff is very experienced in training clients with dog reactivity. Stella was a former client and now rehabilitates other dogs! πŸ˜ƒ 
Contact Diamond in Ruff for all your training needs! 
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Halloween is over but our Trick 'n' Treat class isn't!! β€’
We have 1 spot remaining for our reactive dogs and 5 spots for those who want to learn tricks!! β€’
Register to join us on November 5 at 4pm for 3 weeks! β€’
Contact us via Training.DITR@gmail.com to register for this fun, safe and effective class! β€’
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Last call registration for Ruff 'n' Tumble: Puppy Kindergarten! 
To register email Training.DITR@gmail.com contact us through our page. β€’
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Ruff 'n' Tumble Puppy Kindergarten Registration Open! Contact us for more details via our page or email: Training.DITR@gmail.com
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**Halloween Special** Bring your dog in for a 3-week tricks class! 
Classes run:
Class 1 October 8 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 2 October 22 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 3 October 29 - 4:00 P.M. *Costume Contest!* *PRIZES*

Class 1 November 5 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 2 November 12 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 3 November 26 - 4:00 P.M.

Space is limited so register now via our page or email Training.DITR@gmail.com
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WE CAN COME TO YOU! Private, in-home training for all of your training needs. From puppy basics to reactivity and everything in between, we will set you and your dog up for success! Contact us today through our profile or email training.ditr@gmail.com πŸ’Œ
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Oh hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ» Diamond in the Ruff is an Edmonton based dog training company led by CPDT-KA Certified Trainer Colleen McCarvill and her growing team of dog lovers. Give us a call for your training needs today!
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