UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22

17/02/2021

Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Furry Beasts: Understanding Your Dog

19/03/2020

Let's be honest, while many of us have to stay at home and break our usual routines, your four legged furry companion now has you all to themselves and are probably quite happy about it.

No more leaving them for work or school or to run errands around the city. Dogs are loyal creatures and they want love in return.... but what do you do when that love becomes an "in your face, unrelenting, stage five clinger" kind of love? I don't know about you, but working from home, my dog now thinks I am here to play with him every minute of every day. You may even start to notice your four legged pal testing you and your limits with all the extra time you're spending together. It is important to remember that our dogs are also creatures of habit and require a daily routine. They need play time and exercise, of course, but they also need quiet down time for them to rest and clearly defined limits set for acceptable behaviour.

In terms of dog training and understanding the underlying behaviours of your favourite furry beast, this time together can be a blessing and used as a learning opportunity. With E-Books accessible through our online catalogue, you and your best pal will become closer than ever! Whether you're interested in knowing how to have a happy dog, training your dog, learning about your dog's behaviour or learning one Vet's opinion on all of the above; these books are a great read!

  • Check out one of the E-Books listed below on our online catalogue now!
  • Check out the video below of my furry beast for his favourite play ideas outside using nature!
Image: Cesar Millan's Short Guide to A Happy Dog

Cesar Millan's Short Guide to A Happy Dog

98 Essential Tips and Techniques
By Millan, Cesar
Image: Lucky Dog Lessons

Lucky Dog Lessons

Train your Dog in 7 Days
By McMillan, Brandon
Image: Dog Sense

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to your Pet
By Bradshaw, John
Image: It's A Dog's Life, but It's your Carpet

It's A Dog's Life, but It's your Carpet

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About your Four-legged Friend
By Lee, Justine A.
Image: What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition

Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World
By Warren, Cat

Moose the Dog: Outdoor Wilderness Explorer