To help dog owners understand dog behaviour from a human perspective we have posted the lengthy, but very interesting article “He Just Wants to Say Hi – Dogs and Rude Dogs”

For more information on the effects of cigarette butts and tobacco on dogs please check out the following links.

Tobacco Free Utah: Smoking is Harmful for Pets

Helium: What to do if your dog ingests cigarette butts

ODAWG would like to thank Brenda Lowry for generously waiving her fees to evaluate the Canine Good Neighbours. We are also very grateful to all those volunteers (Frank, “Sophie”, Marcee, Sig, Marty, Cody and CJ) who helped make the testing a success. Nineteen “Harmony Valley Park” dogs have now been certified. ODAWG plans to offer the evaluation on a yearly basis. Details on the expectations of the evaluation are listed below. If you are interested in taking part in a future evaluation please contact for information.

2010 Successful Candidates

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

  • “Chase” — Ch. Ravenmasque Chase the Wind CDRE, owned by Colleen Gordon
  • “Quest” — Ch. Ravenmasque MNM Begin the Quest, owned by Colleen Gordon
  • Roxy, owner Stephen Watson
  • Pippa, owned by Eleanor Rice
  • Ice, owned by Debbie Jones
  • Chris Brown with “Reggie” aka Ravenmasque Speedy Gonzalas
  • Taylor and Monty, owned by Gerrie Mintha
  • And a special thank you to Sofie for being our “bomb-proof” dog at the Canine Good Neighbours Evaluation!


2009 Successful Candidates

  • Sadie owned by Rob and Debi Foster
  • Mia owned by Mark Wiebe
  • Toby owned by Laura Wiebe and Brian Sullivan
  • Kenny owned by Laura Wiebe and Brian Sullivan
  • Chase owned by Laura Wiebe and Brian Sullivan
  • Gracie owned by Janet Weiland
  • Aura owned by Bruce and Val Richardson
  • Winston owned by Bruce and Val Richardson
  • Taz owned by YvonneKuhn
  • Chuck owned by Michelle Tunelty