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Canine Colors – The BLUE Dog

Oh the BLUE dog – the ultimate companion dog. They thrive on affection and attention and love nothing  more than to just hang out and be with their people. Their job seems to be to cuddle and just be with you as your loyal companion.

Some examples of BLUE dogs are Pomeranians, Yorkshire Terriers, Miniature Poodles, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Maltese and Chihuahuas. Many BLUE dogs are in the smaller or toy categories and have been bred to be companions.

These dogs love to be your constant companion, and may suffer from separation anxiety if they are not feeling secure that you will return. With some training they can be good in some dog sports and will always week to please you. They are just as happy going on a trip with you and the family and need a warm and cozy place to live.

Their favorite activities can be going for walks, and doing some therapy work.  To learn more about BLUE dogs and their special place in their owners lives contact Freddi Dogterom at and look into a Canine Colors workshop.Canine Colors Freddi logo

Canine Colors – The GREEN Dog

Freddi and dogAh, the GREEN dog. They are extremely intelligent, very independent and quite curious. they can easily become an expert in their field, but will require training – this isn’t a problem as they love to learn.  What is important is making sure that they are learning the right lessons!  sometimes GREEN dogs may appear to be aloof, but they are really just sitting back and watching you to see what you are going to do.

Some examples of GREEN breeds are: Siberian Huskies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Border Collies, Akitas, Chows, Standard Poodles and Whippets.

Because GREEN dogs are great independent thinkers and problem solvers, they love to have very challenging activities and exercises. They are very focussed and will easily become quite expert in their area of training but need to be kept mentally busy.  They respect their leader and often will sit back and just think.

Keeping a GREEN dog busy and challenged is very important. They are high energy and need to run, job and compete to be at their best.

For more information about being a great pet parent to your GREEN dog, check out a Canine Colors workshop to get lots more information. Go to and click on Canine Colors for more information.Canine Colors Freddi logo

Canine Colors – The GOLD Dog

IIMGn the Canine Colors personality program, GOLD dogs are “”Obedient, Dependable & Loyal” They are very intelligent working dogs who thrive on challenges and complicated tasks.

Some examples of the GOLD breeds are: German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Doberman Pinschers, Airedale Terriers, Bouvier des Flandres, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, Rottweillers and Saint Bernards.

GOLD dogs will be at their best when there is a daily schedule and regular routine so they know what is expected of them. They really like to have a specific job to do which is part of their regular day.  If they don’t know what their job is, they could start to feel insecure and will startrt o make up their own rules!  It is important for them to have a routine, scheduled mental and physical exercise and good training.

For more information about the care and loving of GOLD dogs contact Freddi Dogterom at freddispeaks.comCanine Colors Freddi logo

Canine Colors Freddi logoWhat a fabulous turnout we had for the most recent Canine Colors workshop!  There were 16 excited dog owners eager to learn about themselves as owners and to discover the personality strengths of their favorite “fur kids”.  I believe the biggest learning moments came for the group when they had to view their ownership and relationship through their canine companion’s viewpoint!  I could see the groups struggling and then the “aha!” moments started.  As one participant stated “Oh, now I understand why my dog seems so needy.  They actually are, because I have not been meeting their emotional needs, I have been focussing on my own!”    Yes, ma’am!  Being a truly exceptional pet parent does mean that you learn about and understand your dog’s personality.

The really great thing about the Canine Colors program is that we look at the main characteristics of the breed types but also look at the individual dog as well.  That way the owner gets a multi dimensional perspective of the behaviours they can expect from their pet.  The group was really exciting to watch and listen to as they talked about their individual pet and learned how to work with some of the minor behavioural issues they had been facing.

The next public workshop is Friday April 19, 2013.  Once again we will have pizza at 5:30 and then the workshop from 6-9 pm.  Hope to see you there!