Phone

(613) 744-1185

Email

info@ottawak9school.com

Location

401 B St Laurent Blvd.

What did your dog get for Christmas?

Did you spoil your pets this Christmas?

In our house, Santa generally leaves a little gift for Everest.  Sometimes he doesn’t even wrap it, but Everest  doesn’t mind.

Each Christmas, I also go through the dog toys and decide what to keep, what to donate and what to toss.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

What was your dog’s favourite holiday gift or moment?

About The Author

Chantal Mills, BEd., CSAT, CPDT-KA

Owner and Lead Trainer of Ottawa Canine School. Chantal has a passion for teaching!

Chantal is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), an accredited dog trainer (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), a member of the American Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG – the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She regularly attends conferences, workshops, seminars and webinars to keep up to date with the latest in the industry.

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