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Megan's Musings: What your dog really wants for Christmas

Our dogs are family. We include them in our activities, celebrate their birthdays and love spending time with them over the holidays. The Christmas season is about surrounding yourself with loved ones and making memories. It is easy to get…
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Megan's Musings: #brainsnotbreed

#brainsnotbreed items Outdated breed specific legislation (BSL) exists throughout Canada. People were outraged when BSL was passed in Montreal in September. In early October it was suspended, however, there is still a risk of the law being…
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Megan's Musings: Helping Your Other Dogs After a Death

Guinniss and Deja on an adventure Losing a pet is hard on the whole family. We lost Guinniss in June and saw the effects it had on the remaining pets immediately. Deja and Duke were both lethargic and stayed in bed for hours. For a few days…
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Megan's Musings: The BS of BSL

They did it. Montreal passed the pitbull ban today. I knew this was likely going to be the outcome but I still had this lingering optimism that we know better by now and this would not pass. It has been proven that Ontario's breed ban did…
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Megan's Musings: Is Daycare Right For Every Dog?

Your dog does not like daycare. I have had to deliver this news a few times and it is never easy. I always feel proud of my team for taking the dog’s emotional and behavioural well-being so seriously and understanding when daycare is not right…
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Megan's Musings: Training Can and Should Be Fun

What made you first want a dog? Was it the memories of a faithful companion that you could confide in as a child? Was it the vision of a loyal friend who was always at your side? Did you picture enjoying life together and having fun? I think…
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Megan's Musings: Saying Goodbye

Guinniss It's taken me awhile to sit down and write this post. I've started it a few times but struggled on where to start. I've said goodbye to my best friend, my soul dog and my greatest teacher. What do I want to share about the experience…
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Megan's Musings: Preparing for an Emergency

The Fort McMurray wildfire was devastating and left many pets stranded. Most were unable to get back home to retrieve their pets so they were forced to make the heart-wrenching decision to leave them behind. Or others were able to quickly grab them and but left with minimal items for their care. This month, I want to share some ideas on how we can prepare for an emergency, some tips on ways to help our pets during one and review how to help them cope after an emergency has happened.