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May 25 – June 19 “on the road”

During this time I will be away, Nicole Ryan has kindly agreed to be the “emergency” contact for the All Things Dog Room. If something comes up that can’t wait for my return, or you are wanting to book Room time, please contact Nicole (call or text 250-897-8126 or email and she will book you in or she will connect with me for emergencies. Thanks Nicole!!

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The Next Generation!

Two of Forbidden Plateau Obedience and Tracking Club members took on a project to encourage kids to become involved in the world of dog sports. Hats off to Paige and Nicole for putting on a two week kids and their dogs camp. The participants experienced Conformation, canine first aid, Rally, Scent Work, Obedience, Trick dog, even dancing with their dogs.
I had the honour of being their judge on the final day which was attended by the kid’s families as well. The future of dog sports is in good hands with this group of junior handlers!

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A new item from the drying coat folks, Cooling coats!

Sizing guide is below, they are sized different from the drying coats (they are priced slightly less than the drying coats). I’m going to give them a try for my own crew, let me know if you want to order!

With triple layered cooling technology, this new Cooling Coat gives the active dog owner control and reassurance on warmer days. If it’s sunny outdoors, the Cooling Coat will cool your dog and keep it refreshed, allowing you both to enjoy summer adventures. 

Simple to use and quick acting, its active water cooling power keeps your dog cool throughout the day.

Soak the Cooling Coat in cold water, wring it out, pop it on, and the dog’s temperature will start to lower. Using evaporative cooling technology, three layers work together to reduce the dog’s heat. 

With the maximum rating of UPF 50+, the outer silver layer deflects the sun’s rays.The middle layer holds cool water in a reservoir section. The dog’s heat activates the cooling power of water, mocking ‘sweating’ which cools the dog. The inner comfy mesh layer acts as a membrane. For continuous cooling ensure that the central layer is soaked at all times. 

It is always best to use the coats as a preventative measure rather than wait until your dog is panting and overheating. Always seek shade and provide water on warmer days and note that different dogs tolerate different temperatures dependent on their breed, size, coat, age and weight.



Cooling coat sizes differ from Drying Coat sizes. Please double check your sizes using the guide below.

If your dog is between two sizes we recommend taking the smaller size.

XS35cm – 55cm33cm – 40cmMost Terriers, Bichon Frise, Pug, Westie, Miniature Dachshund
S45cm – 73cm40cm – 50cmCocker Spaniel, Staffie, Cockerpoo, French Bulldog
M58cm – 86cm50cm – 60cmLabrador, Small Retriever, Border Collie, Bigger Springer Spaniel
L68cm – 97cm60cm – 75cmLarge Labrador, Setter, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Rotweiller
XL89cm – 116cm75cm – 100cmBernese Mountain Dog, Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound,St Bernard

All measurements and breeds shown are guidelines only. There are always exceptions to the rule.