Entries by Susan Dankert

PIJAC Canada CEO, Louis McCann wins ICON Award

ICON Award OTTAWA, ON – June 27, 2017 – PIJAC Canada announced today that association President & CEO, Louis McCann has won the coveted ICON Award. The Icon Award is presented by Pet Age Magazine to honor leaders in the pet industry. The ICON awards honor pet industry leaders with 20+ years experience, who have shown […]

ICON Award Recipient – Louis McCann

ICON Award BIOGRAPHY Louis McCann has spent the last 40 years working in the pet sector. At the age of 16 he began working for the Montreal SPCA cleaning kennels. After achieving his Bachelor of Science with a major in wildlife management Louis worked his way through the ranks of the SPCA becoming the Director […]

Infants do not discriminate by species

Infants do not discriminate by species: They are interested in learning from humans, primates, and maybe dogs? Babies are excellent learners. They are biologically prepared to be interested in communication from potential caregivers, specifically human speech and faces. Likely reflecting our close evolutionary relationship, newborns and very young infants show similar preference for human and […]

Does a dog in the family help babies learn?

Does a dog in the family help babies learn? UBC researchers want your help to answer this question! We are happy to give the University of British Columbia a hand in finding partners for their study on whether dogs help babies learn. We hope you enjoy reading about this study from Dr.’s Werker and Sugden. It’s about […]

Thousands Raised for Calgary Food Bank

Thousands Raised for Calgary Food Bank at the Western Canadian Pet Industry Gala Following a very busy first day at the Western Canadian Pet Industry Trade Show the positive energy and excitement of the day carried over into the evening for the Full House Gala and Fundraiser.  We are delighted to reveal that $5000 was raised to […]

Great show for Team Canada at Zoomark 2017

Zoomark 2017 This year Canada’s double island Pavilion at Zoomark 2017 proudly hosted 10 high end, global ready Canadian companies. “The integrity of Canadian products is matched by the people who stand behind them. Trusting not only the products but the company you do business with is an integral part of a success relationship.” says […]

Member Feedback: Best Management Practices

Retail Member Feedback: Sarah Côté on the BMP Program Sara Cote, co-owner of La Grande Ménagerie was one of our very first participants to leap into our Best Management Practices for Retail Operations program. It has been a few months and she wanted to share with others her experience with the program and why she signed […]

6 Easy steps to choose the right POS

Choose the right point-of-sale-system the easy way Posted by Myriam Baril on October 27 Buying or replacing a point-of-sale-system (POS) can be a significant source of stress for any retail merchant, regardless of the size of the business. Because the retail world has its share of daily challenges, asking the right questions when acquiring a […]