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Weekend Whisperers Wanted!

Joanne Baker | Friday, February 23rd, 2024

 Become a Weekend Whisperer: Open Your Home to an Assistance Dog in Training!  Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and have a soft spot for furry companions? Join our unique Weekend Whisperer program and play a pivotal role in an assistance dog’s training journey! Every weekend, our dedicated assistance dogs in training take a well-deserved break from their rigorous schedule, and we’re seeking compassionate […]


KinderPAWS- the ultimate in puppy education!

Joanne Baker | Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

When evaluating the best puppy training programs, there are several key points of difference that set Righteous Pups and the KinderPAWS program apart. 1. Certified Professional Trainers: Top programs employ trainers who are certified by reputable organizations, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge. We are KPA CTP, professional dog trainers. 2. Positive Reinforcement Techniques: We use positive reinforcement methods, such as treats, praise, and clicker training, to encourage […]


Labradorian Legacy of Love

Joanne Baker | Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

We have just wrapped up another placement training camp where we work with a graduating family to prepare them for the permanent placement of a very special, Righteous Pup! We are very pleased to confirm Abagail has graduated as an autism assistance dog- with honours!   I have the family’s permission to share with you some snapshots of Champion Abagail launching her new found Heroes! This Righteous Pup sure has […]


Rolling Over with the Pups: Understanding a Dog’s Skateboard Sensitivity

Joanne Baker | Thursday, October 12th, 2023

🐾 Introduction: Dogs, our loyal companions, can sometimes surprise us with their reactions to everyday items, and skateboards are no exception. Have you ever wondered why Fido might bark, cower, or chase after one? Let’s delve into understanding our furry friends better. 👂 Sound Sensitivity: The unique sound of a skateboard, especially on rough surfaces, can be grating. Imagine your dog’s acute sense of hearing amplifying this. It’s like a […]


Paws and Pitch: Why Dogs Love Women’s Voices and Baby Talk

Joanne Baker | Saturday, August 26th, 2023

Hey there! Did you know that dogs really pay attention to how we talk to them? Just like how we talk differently to babies, we also use a special way of speaking to dogs. When we talk to babies, we use a high-pitched voice that sounds all nice and musical. This is called “Motherese.” And guess what? When we talk to dogs, we have a similar kind of special talking […]