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The Key to Understanding Dogs

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Dr Coren FlyerUnderstanding Dogs. I once had a dog owner tell me that she had taught her dog over 100 words and that the dog fully understand the meaning of each word.  A little later when I asked her why she didn’t let her dog run off-leash in a dog park, she told me because he wouldn’t come when he was called.  It seemed strange to me that not one of those 100 words was the word “Come!”

But it did get me to wondering just what does go on in our dog’s heads? Do they understand our words or just the emotions they sense accompanying the words.  Is it as the cartoon says – all they hear is Blah Blah Blah Blah Treat  or Blah Blah Blah Blah Walk?

I suspect there is more to the dog brain than that but I don’t know for sure.  That is why I am planning to attend the talk being given by Dr Stanley Coren in Victoria on November 6.  The title of his presentation is “The key to Understanding Dogs” and Dr Coren plans to address such topics as: Just how intelligent are dogs?  Do dogs dream?  And the one that I am most interested in – How much language does a dog understand? (more…)

 

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We’re New…. Well Kinda

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

For Immediate release

Taking a good look into the mirror

Travelling in British Columbia this summer never looked so good

 August  07, 2012, Victoria, BC – Accent Inns’ easy-to-spot, iconic blue roofs haven’t changed, but just about everything beneath them has– from the renovated exteriors, updates to the interiors of all five properties —  and a very cool change in the  brand  image and story.

Now sporting refreshed exteriors in shades of, taupe, grey and green, entrance pillars refinished in natural stone and glass balconies to open up the views, Accent Inns has a warmer, more welcoming West Coast feel and is working harder than ever to live their new “stay local, stay real” tag line.

“As we finished our renovations late last year, we felt it was time to check in and see what our potential customers thought of Accent Inns,” says Mandy Farmer, president of Accent Inns. “The focus group results were shocking. Going by our name and look, many people thought we were an American owned run of the mill chain. For a company that is owned and operated by a BC family, we were heart broken. It was time to become better at telling and living our brand story.” (more…)

 

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WINE TOUR SUPPORTS THE BC SPCA

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Accent Inns is a proud supporter of the BC SPCA and happy to promote this great fundraising event.

Mission Hill Winery Arch

Join Distinctly Kelowna Tours and the BCSPCA on Sunday, April 15, 2012 for the first annual Charity Tour.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the SPCA to help animals in need.

Sample award winning wines at five unique wineries on the Westside Wine Trail:

1:00  Kalala Organic Estate Winery– wine tastings
1:40  Mission Hill Family Estate Winery– wine tastings
2:15  Quails’ Gate Winery – wine tastings
2:50  Little Straw Vineyards– wine tastings
3:30  Rollingdale Winery – wine tastings

 

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Travelling with Bikes, Kids and Dogs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
family friendly hotel great after a day in the car

Accent Inns, a great place for your family vacation

Now that summer is well under way….at least it’s supposed to be. You may be wondering “just where can I stay with my troop.”

I’ve got the wagon or minivan loaded with children and buddy the family dog (or Sylvester the cat). We’ve got our really nice bikes on the back and more gear in our utility trailer behind. Who is gonna accept this bunch? Will it be somewhere I actually want my family to stay? (more…)

 

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