Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

APDT Board Vice Chair

Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Megan Armstrong, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, owner of Dogma Training & Pet Services Inc. in Calgary, Canada, has joined the board of trustees of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Armstrong was appointed by the board of trustees to fill a vacancy on the Board until the completion of a special election in the fall.

Dogma is a canine education center that offers daycare, training and retail services with a team over twenty between two facilities.

Dogma is an innovative canine center that specializes in modifying complex behaviors and offers full range programs to integrate dogs back in with their canine companions and the urban world. Through Dogma, Megan developed a unique and comprehensive dog training apprenticeship program that is one of a kind in Canada. The first session began in November 2009, and to date, there have been over 50 successful graduates.

Megan started as a professional dog trainer with The Calgary Humane Society where she held the position of Internal Canine Behavior coordinator for a year and a half before starting Dogma. Megan was also a founding member and President of the Board for a local animal rescue organization, pause4change Rescue Foundation, and served on the board for the Animal Rescue Foundation. She was the designated trainer for the Alberta Rescue Foundation (ARF) and a consultant for Cochrane Humane Society, transitioning both of these organizations to become leaders in training. She has also been a certified mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College.

Megan has over 10 years as a professional dog trainer and education is the core of her business. She recognizes the strong need for regulation in the pet care industry and has set the standard for dog training and daycare in Calgary through Dogma. She provides education through her business, free online resources to dog owners and trainers and through speaking engagements, such as the APDT Conference. Most recently, Megan launched www.everydoghasitsdayblog.com to create a community of support and sharing for entrepreneurs. She believes life is too short to not do what we love, and strives to inspire and encourage others to follow their dreams.