Greenwashing dog products

Dog owners love to buy things for their dogs, from products that are necessary to the fun extra stuff. So much so that pet owners spent an estimate $109.6 billion this year, if you want to see the breakdown, HERE YOU GO. It’s emotional purchases as well as functional, but safe to say, lots of…

If one deer can feed the entire family …

We have gotten so far away from the understanding of nourishing our dogs system that it’s really a great forgetting of sorts. And I don’t believe this is by accident. To be super clear, food and nutrition are not synonymous. You are either feeding your dog to fill their system, or you are nourishing their…

Top 10 Tips – Living with a Senior Dog

Senior dogs are similar to puppies, they are opposite sides of the same coin, a tender trap of sorts. A senior dog will require more of your time, more of your observational skills, and a gentler and kinder environment with you in it more often. But truly it is standing in reverence of a life…

BONES FOR YOUR DOG

If you go to any pet-food or supply store you can find thousands of items for chewing, all designed to replace dogs chewing on actual bones. Why is this? Simply put, it is marketing and money. We take away the very food source our dogs teeth and digestive system where designed to negotiate and have…

Canine Resource Guarding

Canine Resource Guarding refers to a dog that guards a resource, anything the dog perceives as valuable or important, from other dogs or people. Is this normal behavior? Yes and no. All mammals guard, us included. It is primal and ensures survival. Where it enters the not so normal zone is when it was accidentally…

Basically, we are a nursery

Every property we have owned has started with my imagination and instincts – where, how, when, with what, all in regards to the land, the buildings, and the addition of animals, plants, and the energy it all creates. It is a totally organic process in the fact that I let the property itself guide me….

Our Duck Eggs

So for me, my story, we started our duck egg business because my girlfriend gave me fifteen ducks as a house warming gift, surprise! That was that. I learned about raising ducks from the day my gifts arrived. And now here I am, staying up late at night and reading through my hatchery catalogs, new…

Excuses do not good training make

A puppy you chose stands before you, or sits, whatever. Between you and your puppy there needs to always be an agreement, not just your puppy agreeing to your human wants and needs, but rather an equal agreement. I tend to refer to it as the sweet spot in a relationship, where everything is understood,…

If puppyhood is the honeymoon, what the hell is adolescence?

While it may seem like that fluffy little puppy is a lot of work, you will look back on the first four months as the easy times, the calm before the storm of adolescents. It isn’t uncommon for my puppy clients to love puppy classes and training, and then get super mad or frustrated with…

Protecting Eggs from Predatory Birds

We started our duck and quail egg program three years ago. Naively. Happy birds, lots of pasture, eat, be healthy, be free. Kind of. For our quail we did create a natural pasture habitat, we knew they would either fly away or be eaten within days without protection, they are pretty much the bottom of…