Sit and Stay There!

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Our new round of classes is starting at Wooftopia next week and we hope you are as excited as we are. Whether you want your dog to be more obedient, or your trying something new like agility, I want to discuss the importance of the command “stay”. We see people struggle with their dogs to get them to sit and … Read More

Reno Update: April 6th, 2015

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After viewing what seemed like thousands of properties, we came across what will become our first Wooftopia facility. Located in Linden Woods off Waverley Street, 25 Otter Street is just six minutes north of Kenaston Boulevard & McGillivray Boulevard, and an easy eighteen minutes from the downtown core. After three long weeks of negotiations, the lease was officially signed and … Read More

Why Daycamp; Why Wooftopia

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Wooftopia Dog Training and Recreation Centre offers premium dog daycamp to help satisfy your dog’s physical, emotional and social needs. Dog daycamp is a great solution for owners with long work days, or dogs who need the stimulation above and beyond what you do at home. 5 Reasons for Daycamp #1: Exercise Exercise is a necessity to maintain your physical … Read More

Hitting the ground running

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The time has come my friends. The lease is officially signed and the construction process has commenced! I will be blogging here and there about Wooftopia’s construction process from now until we open in June 2015. Follow along to see the magic happen! Let me start with a little background. Early last year, I started to work on a business … Read More

Dogs: Not Too Cool For School

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Scenario 1: You just got a new puppy or adult dog and think, “I won’t do classes with this one because I did with the last one and I still have the notes.” Scenario 2: You have had your dog for years and you think, “I’ve had my dog for 5 years, I don’t need to take any classes now.” … Read More

Setting Your Dog up for Success

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How is your dog training going? It your dog succeeding in whatever you are teaching him? If not, perhaps you are doing too much too fast or using the wrong treats. Setting Your Dog up for Success REMEMBER, starting small and setting your dog up for success is the key to training. Start inside, where your dog will be completely … Read More

Getting Involved in Animal Rescue

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Interested in getting involved in the animal rescue world but not quite sure how? As most of you already know, I am very involved in the Manitoba dog rescue world. When I started out, I knew that I wanted to do something to help but lived in an animal free apartment so I couldn’t foster or adopt. I began by … Read More


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I will start by introducing myself, my name is Dez McKay, and I am an animal enthusiast. My whole life I’ve lived with and loved dogs. We always adopted our pets from local animal shelters. Our first was a Border Collie/Husky Mix, Max. He was an amazing boy who loved to play and be outside! We also adopted Ted, the … Read More