Just for Paws is there for canine friends

Andrea McEwen lived in Brandon, Man., where the amenities of training one’s dogs were thoroughly available. So, when she moved to Carlyle, a smaller community, she realized that she had taken for granted all the things she had to help aid her and her dogs in the big city lifestyle.

So, she had to find a new way.

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“I went from training my dog three times a week to having to drive two hours to Regina or Brandon once a week” McEwen explains.

She noticed that the dogs that joined her family after she moved to Carlyle were missing out on key socialization and it seemed to show when she took them to dog shows.

“Socialization for a puppy at a young age helps set the foundation for a confident, safe, stable and enjoyable adult canine companion. This is because they're more comfortable in a wide variety of situations than a poorly socialized dog … they are less likely to behave in a fearful or aggressive matter when faced with something new,” McEwen goes on to state.

It is because of all this that Just Fur Paws was created. McEwen wanted a safe and educational place where people could bring their dogs and learn how to train and socialize them successfully.

“Due to the pandemic, there has been an increase of new puppy owners but with that, finding a safe environment to properly socialize your new family member has proven difficult. Our goal is to ensure these puppies are ready for the world when things become normal again and people go back to work,” McEwen explains.

Just Fur Paws has puppy kindergarten classes that start when the puppies are 12 weeks of age and go until they are 12 months. This course turns your puppy into a happy well rounded dog. McEwen explains that all classes are taught with positive reinforced training methods that teach the basics such as sit, lay down, come, leave it and loose leash walking exercises.

“A big part of our class is dedicated to socializing with other puppies, dogs and people. They learn dog language by playing with other puppies and well-mannered adult dogs,” McEwen says.

The best part of Just Fur Paws is that it does not stop after puppy kindergarten. McEwen also offers basic obedience, advanced canine good neighbour prep, trick dog training and beginner barn hunt.

If you would like more information on any of these programs you can get in touch with Just Fur Paws at (306)575-8940 or email justfurpaws@hotmail.com.


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