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Megan's Musings: Yes, I Hug my Dog

Hello, my name is Megan, and yes, I hug my dog. It may seem like a silly statement, but we are at a time when people do not want to admit this and don't dare post a picture of themselves in an embrace with their dog. And if they do,…
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Megan's Musings: What the Easter Bunny Taught us about Dog Training

We held our fifth annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt in April and we were blown away again by what everyone accomplished! Over 10 days, participants took their dogs out and around Calgary to complete a variety of tasks. These ranged from obedience…
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Megan's Musings: A Hard Lesson

We’ve all had it. The knot in the stomach, tightness in the chest and uncontrollable stress when we have done something wrong. I’ve messed up a lot in my life, but made a tremendous mistake recently. I have no explanation for it. It was…
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Megan's Musings: urbanK9's: Helping our Dogs Cope in the City

Dogs have become family members and it is easy to forget that they are not small humans with fur. Our human world is full of things that can scare or confuse our canine companions. Many standard items or regular situations for us can create…
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Megan's Musings: What is Success in Training?

Training a dog is a responsibility, not a choice. But what is a trained dog? How do we define success? Success can mean different things for many different people. The goals we have set for our dog may be unfair or unrealistic. When starting…
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Megan's Musing: New Year's Resolutions for our Dogs

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and planning for a great year ahead. Many people set out a list of resolutions to make the next year the best it can be. Dogs bring so much into our lives including happiness, unconditional love and…