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Megan's Musings: Engage. Enrich. Empower.

It’s Valentine’s this month, so it’s a good time to celebrate the love for our dogs! Sure, they may challenge us at times, but overall we are so lucky to have them in our lives. They are always happy to see us, don’t talk back (well,…
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Megan's Musings: Cold Weather Enrichment

Duke and Mya dressed for it and  loving the snow Enrichment can be defined as the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something. For our dogs, this means improving their quality of life through various activities and/or…
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Megan's Musings: Halloween: Less Tricks, More Treats

The world can be scary for our dogs on any given day due to the variety of new situations, people or objects they can run into. Many of our holidays are stressful and potentially scary for dogs, but Halloween is one that can be just as scary…
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Megan's Musings: Beyond Dog Daycare - What is Day School?

A few months ago I wrote a post discussing if daycare was right for every dog. We know that it is not and help owners make the right choices for their dogs. Since day one, dogma has operated with this question at all times: what is the…
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Megan's Musings: Bad Breeding in Alberta

In June, Ty Marshall applied to expand his kennel operations in Vulcan, Alberta. This proposed plan would have resulted in 200 dogs being housed and 50 puppies being born per week. Thankfully for the many dogs and families who would have suffered…
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Megan's Musings: What Dog Training Needs

When most people think of dog training, they picture dogs doing long stays, walking right beside their owner looking up at them and coming when called. It is this serious area where we view the dogs as little trick producing animals that stay…
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Megan's Musings: 3 Steps for a Successful Spring

Spring should be fun for your dog Spring is a time of new growth, more sunshine, warmer temperatures and more people getting outdoors to enjoy the change in seasons. It is generally a happy time that we look forward to. However, Spring can…
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Megan's Musings: How We Stress Out Our Dogs

How we can make our dogs feel from our own actions It’s true. Nervous owners are more likely to have nervous dogs. This study released last month confirmed something dog trainers have suspected for years. We get nervous which causes our dogs…