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Author Archives Shawn MacGillivary

October 15, 2015

Life Can Change In A Split Second – Black Dog Journey

A Moment of Silence  3:30 in the morning, my breath all around me, I found myself briskly walking through a parking lot pondering how I reached this point in life.   My thoughts were actually more colourful, but friends and family may actually read this at some point in time.  I was alone…physically and in […]

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September 27, 2015

Training Your Dog to Listen to You

Training Your Dog to Listen to You Why Won’t My Dog Listen To Me? This is a common question that most first-time Dog owners ask me. Before I answer your question, let me ask you a few instead: Do you use cookies, collars, head halters or clickers to make your Dog listen to your commands? […]

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September 26, 2015

Basics Of Dog Training

Basics of Dog Training It’s essential for Dog parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Dog and can go a long way in training him effectively. Before you begin training your Dog, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as […]

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September 20, 2015

Backroads – The Black Dog’s Adventures

With the arrival of spectacular early autumn weather, the Black Dog’s been infected with the travel bug.  Just a day after our happily failed quest for large hairy beasts of the mountains, the Black Dog insisted upon an adventure through the backroads of western Alberta.  At 661,848 km², Alberta is a large province. To give one […]

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September 19, 2015

Adventure Quest – Black Dog’s Adventures

It was mid September, late in the afternoon, when the old Black Dog and I ventured to the majestic Rocky Mountains!  Nox had become somewhat restless and was begging for another adventure.  After eight years of working bizarre shifts together, the two of us have become rather accustomed to late night talk radio.  Since I’m not […]

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September 07, 2015

Retired Service Dogs – Black Dog’s Adventure

Whether progressing from junior high to high school, high school to university, university to a career, or changing careers, life is full of obstacles and constantly evolving .  Regardless of age, or status, change is inevitable and can be seen as a natural evolution to life.  Until very recently, I never truly appreciated how change may […]

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