Keep calm and mush on

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Rob and Shelley Ramsay, owners of Canadog in Kimberley, B.C., stand in front of a colourful selection of harnesses, collars and leashes.

Rob and Shelley Ramsay, owners of Canadog in Kimberley, B.C., carry a colourful and diverse selection of harnesses, collars and leashes. — Virginia Rasch photo

Canadog manufactures and sells high-end dog harnesses for skijoring, mushing and canicross (jogging with your dog). Owners Shelley and Rob Ramsay opened their retail store in Kimberley in 2013 but moved to a new, bigger location this June on Howard Street. The store carries leashes and collars; booties and coats; toys, treats and dog food; and wildlife deterrent sprays and horns. “We pretty much cover anything you need to have a positive time out with your dogs,” said Shelley. The Ramsays consider dogs to be great teachers (they own many), with lessons such as “Be patient, calm and assertive.”

Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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