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Dog Kennel + Puppy Training


Some People Will Never Understand How Much WE Love Dogs….
But The Dogs Know!

Whether your pup is here for, puppy play day, boarding or training know that we will treat your pup like a member of our family.  It is important to us for you to feel your dog is well loved and happy when they visit our kennel. 

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Our facility offers our clients a place their pups can have an amazing experience as they learn to socialize, and burn off excess energy through pack walks in the two off leash parks on the farm. Our space includes 1 acre and a 5-acre park that is all fenced in with secure fencing so all dogs can enjoy the freedom to run free and have fun with others. After a full day of play or training, pups are put to bed in their own individual pens or crates to sleep and rest up for another full day of fun!

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This is a fantastic way to start your pup's new journey as they move into your family. We offer a basic training package that includes board, crate training, house training (with a doggy door or bell), and lots of socialization with other suitable dogs, farm animals and humans! Designed for puppies (8 weeks-4 months)

We also have Junior Academy for older puppies to help them learn the skills to become well-behaved dogs 


*NEW* Puppy Temperament Testing


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Michelle Birch,

Owner Living Prairie 

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Chris Birch,

Jack of all trades

Jack of All Trades and master of all of them.  When Chris isn't spending time playing with puppies and repairing and building the necessary equipment on the farm, he can be found in the greenhouse or kitchen where he grows the majority of the family’s food and prepares it into amazing meals and canned goods. 

Born in Pincher Creek Alberta but growing up in Klosters Switzerland it was always my dream to have as many animals around as possible. After finishing my education in natural medicine I moved to Blackie, Alberta with my husband, Chris, and we made this dream come true. Together, we bought a farm in Blackie where we have all the space needed to accommodate our clients’ dogs in a wonderful setting where dogs come to camp and have fun.

My first love is dogs, specifically puppies, which is why, in 2007 I opened a grooming, boarding, and training facility. With acres and acres of room to run it is the perfect spot to open our family-run puppy playground.

As our business evolved,  my focus has realigned to provide clients with impressive puppy boot camps and I have added webinar-based dog training videos. My unique skillset and compassionate way of training have attracted puppy training guests from all over the country. 


Due to my training schedule, and our much sought-after play-dates and boarding options, I no longer offer grooming services. We can accommodate short and long-term boarding for any size dogs, as long as they are well socialized and love playing in small groups. 

Our team prioritizes safety, unfortunately, we can not accept aggressive dogs or intact male dogs past the age of 8 months old.


Sarah Cowan,

Kennel Assistant

Sarah is a vital member of our team and spends her days here with the dogs out walking and playing, cleaning the kennel inside and out. The dogs all adore her!

In her free time, she is always doing something sporty like riding her bike, hiking, or going to cross fit. She also loves doing Karaoke.



We always welcome volunteers here. it gives young adults the chance to get that work experience that is looked for when they apply for their first job or credits needed in High School. Volunteers need their own transportation to get here and need to be over 16 years old. Please reach out to us if your interested in volunteering.




“Michelle is amazing! So knowledgeable and our puppy loved puppy boot camp and loves going back for boarding or a play day! I would highly recommend anyone looking to add a new four legged friend to the family that they bring them here for training!”


"Thank you"

“Can’t thank Michelle enough for the work she did with my pup Gypsy! So thankful my breeder put me in touch with her. Both Gypsy and I needed a reset and Michelle took care of that 100%. Although Gypsy has just been back for a day, I really see a difference in her. Michelle also explains the training methods in a simple way, I’m expecting continued success with Gypsy being back at home. We will definitely be visiting Living Prairie K9 Solutions again in the future!!”


"Perfect for pups"

"My pups absolutely love their time here. Michelle is incredibly accommodating and works well with my senior small breed that can be a grumpy old man and my giant breed young guy that easily forgets his size."


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