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Megan's Musings: No Experience Required

No Experience Required: The Dangers to our Pets Do you love dogs and dream of working with them? What would you like to be? A dog walker? A dog daycare attendant? A groomer? A pet sitter? A dog trainer? An animal rescuer? You are in luck.…
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Megan's Musings: Bucket Lists for our Dogs

It started when I noticed him shaking his head and not responding to my voice. I realized he was losing his hearing. And then the walks became harder and I started noticing he was stiff; slow to stand up and quieter in his ways. He was getting…
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Megan's Musings: Turning a Blind Eye or Speaking Out

Tonight I am sitting to write this blog out of the surge of emotions I am feeling. I usually take time to process and settle, but tonight I want to share my thoughts while I still feel shaky from what we witnessed and angry as to why this is…
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Lessons Learned From Esther the Wonder Pig and Dr. Jane Goodall

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Dr. Jane Goodall If you have not heard of Esther, check out her website and Facebook page. I was introduced to this page over a year ago and…
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Megan's Musings - A story of retirement and acceptance

Last night I was teaching our Reactive urbanK9 Orientation and  my two eldest dogs, Guinniss and Deja, were with me. They love these nights and I am always so proud of them when they are there. Guinniss always works the room and melts everyone's…
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Auto Watch: Creating Attention and the Proper Focus in your Dog

Attention is important to keep your dog focused and thinking. When your dog is experiencing fear and/or reacting, they are in a high state of arousal. They are in flight or fight mode and their body is full of adrenaline. During this time,…