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2018

I have been unbelievably blow away in my Karen Pryor Course. I am learning SO Much and having fun while I do it. Rebel is my dog I am using as my Demo Dog for class and to say we are having a blast learning is an understatement!! We can’t wait to graduate this year and put our knowledge to good use helping dogs in our community. I have met some pretty amazing trainers out there also committed to a different way of training.

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Have you heard of the enrichment effect?

Jane Killion wrote an very interesting article about how puppies will have larger brains and be more emotionally stable if you raise them in an enriched environment. More information about this article can be found here:  https://www.puppyculture.com/new-enrichment-effect.html

To sum up the article however it was found that Animals brought up  in  an enriched environment show the following in comparison to animals raised in standard laboratory conditions:

•Larger brains

•More new brain cells and neural connections

•Better brain cell survival

 Additionally, they found that the physical changes in brain structure also resulted in the following intellectual and emotional benefits:

•Improved ability to learn and remember

•More emotional stability

•Better resiliency to stress

You can learn more or purchase the Puppy Culture protocols here: https://www.puppyculture.com/?a_aid=57ee895db898d

 

 

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My Favorite Supplements

I get asked all of the time my Favorite supplements so I thought I would share the links:

Complete Probiotics for Pets

Joint Support for Pets

Krill Oil Liquid Pump For Pets – 2 Fl Oz. 100 Mg – Rich In Omega-3-6 Fatty Acids And Astaxanthin – Supports Normal Brain And Nerve Function For Cats And Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Mercola-Organic-Mushroom-Complex/dp/B00ONVDNRY/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=tenaci-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=e90e7203d9fb82bdaf3c5e09ec7f637e&creativeASIN=B00ONVDNRY

Digestive Enzymes

SpiruGreen for Cats and Dogs

Eye Support For Pets

Dental Gel for Pets

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Food for Thought

Breeders

The more I get involved with dogs, the more I understand the importance of finding and supporting reputable breeders. They breed to better the bred, by the follow the breed standard and provide the proper health testing, titling, and temperament among other values. The biggest thing is that they care where their puppies go. They care that it is a good fit for the home and the biggest thing is if it doesn’t work out they take them back. Imagine how much less space shelters and rescues would need, if we all supported reputable breeders? Everyone always seems to want a “cheap” family pet. However, cheap and quality and purposely bred dogs are not feasibly when you consider the costs to the breeder.    I once came upon a blog about the value in having a relationship with your breeder, I wish I could find it! It talked about how reputable breeders support you and your dog throughout it’s life time.  If you have health questions, grooming questions, questions about training or nutrition etc. they are there for you. Coming from someone, which lucked out their rescued GSD puppy passed all of her prelims, it can be challenging sometimes with not having a breeder to go to for advice.  I spend a lot of time doing research when It would have been amazing to have a mentor from the get go.21768125_1511916275540732_3900716143730305380_n

 

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SAR

I just realized I have not blogged in quite awhile.  In september I attended my first, of what will be many, HRD seminars. I went to AMPWDA and loved every minute of it. It was the perfect seminar for a novice. I got amazing advice and support even after the seminar was over.  They even had class room instruction in the evening to just train handlers in SAR. It was by far one of the most positive and encouraging groups of people. I left with great training plans, support and new friends. I can’t wait for next falls’s!

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SAR A Great Community

I have connected with a lot of SAR folks on Facebook and I am glad I have. Recently one of those people recommended this book to me How to Train A Police Bloodhound and Scent Discriminating Patrol Dog and it is beyond helpful with training and is intended for any breed of dog.  I am only a few chapters in and wish I had known about this book sooner. Some of the tips I will definitely use with Ruger and some others I will keep in my tool belt, as I do not think they will improve on what Ruger and I already have going. It is very inspiring when veterans of SAR are so willing to help us newbies be successful. Hopefully one day I can do the same for someone else. 17425032_1375083899180475_8592714991163761537_n

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How Awesome is This?

I do not usually share upcoming research in my blog, however as a Great Dane and German Shepherd owner this is awesome. Check it out:

News Release

For Immediate Release

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs

“RALEIGH, N.C. (June 1, 2017) Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease. While any larger dog can be affected, targeted breed-specific research can help advance understanding of potential genetic factors that may predispose dogs to developing bloat.” For the full article Click Here

 

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