Occasionally we are asked to rate the various options that owners have for feeding their dogs, based on the relative healthiness of each major type of food: home-prepared (raw or cooked); commercial raw, frozen diets and freeze-dried or dehydrated raw diets; canned food, and kibble. Actually, in our opinion, that list of food types is ranked accurately right there, from best to worst, in terms of their potential for improving or supporting a dogs peak health.
Meat-rich dehydrated and freeze-dried dog foods have a lot to offer, especially to health-challenged and performance dogs.
On what do we base that ranking? While its difficult to get nutritionists to agree on just about anything, its likely that most would agree on the following general idea: that a diet that was formulated to be complete and balanced and comprised of fresh,...
Puppy Training & Nutrition
Take some pressure off by turning your recall practice into fun and games.
Take some pressure off by turning your recall practice into fun and games. This can help you and your dog enjoy the training and take it to the next level. Some of these games focus on a specific element of Come, while others help build enthusiasm for the recall.
Are you dealing with a dog who urine-marks in the house? Dont despair! There are many things you can do to stop this vexing habit.
I can still remember the day, more than a decade ago, when I first realized with horror that our Scottish Terrier, Dubhy (pronounced Duffy), was marking in the house. We were trying to sell our Tennessee home at the time, which made the indoor leg-lifting behavior...
Dog Doors: Conduits for Good or Not-So-Good
I think my favorite dog book published in the past decade is Merles Door, by Ted Kerasote. The book is, in part, a memoir of one special dogs...
- Dehydrated Dog Food Review 2014
- Combating Your Dog's "Urine-Marking" Behavior in the House
- Treatment for Your Dog's Ear Hematomas
- Your Dog & The "Placebo Effect"
- Games for Building Reliable Recall Behavior for Your Dog