Category Archives: Megan’s Musings

Megan’s Musings – Regulations

If you have not seen this already, last week there was an article in the Calgary Herald about an employee at a dog care facility that is being charged with animal abuse. You can read the article here.  We have received many calls and emails, and have spoken to many people who were quite concerned […]

Megan’s Musings – It’s Not Just the Training

I have been thinking about this concept for awhile. This whole positive vs aversive or treats vs corrections and how it always just points at the dog training industry. I do understand why it has become more of a hot topic within the dog training field, but after some recent conversations, I think we really […]

Megan’s Musings – Divide

Many of you are likely aware of the divide in the dog training industry. There are two camps: one who is considered ‘treat trainers’ and focus on rewarding wanted behaviours, and others who follow more of the ‘pack theory’ and use of physical force with dogs to correct unwanted behaviour. I was planning to write […]

Empathy 101 – Excerpt from Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

   “One of my favourite books and I love this excerpt from it. If you have not read it, I highly recommend it. We have it available for purchase in the store and to borrow from our library. I have been thinking about this whole concept a lot lately, and just how much better life […]

Cochrane Humane Society Night

Friday was one of those nights that I feel so lucky to be doing what I do. I spent a great night out at The Cochrane and Area Humane Society (CAHS) as part of our training for dogma’s apprenticeship program (training on behaviour assessments). Most of our students were there as well as some of […]

Megan’s Musings

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain I am Megan Armstrong. The owner of dogma training […]