Canine Cocktails

I serve Canine Cocktails all year long, it’s my version of a super healthy concoction, and something special for my dogs, outside of their regular meal time. During the Holidays I make it a bit fancier, because why not. You can use glass or plastic glasses, your choice, you just have to know your dog/s,…

Affordable and healthy food choices for your dog

I work with a good number of dog owners that would like to feed a healthier diet but are concerned with higher costs that are often times associated with healthier food. Bottom line, I get it, I have months where money is non-existent for fancy extras or high priced anything, but always keep in mind…

Smoothies for your Dog – here’s to better nutrition

say it how it is – series Bottom line, you need to make choices for your dogs nutrition based off of research you have done, not the marketing you are being spoon fed. Keep in mind the dog food business is worth something like $52 billion a year, you can bet they hire the best…

Green Juice Cubes – good for you and your dog

Hi All, so I have received quite a bit of feedback, via this blog, e-mail, and in person, regarding my dandelion post. Here is a quick follow up so you can receive this incredible goodness year round. We grow three raised beds worth of greens each summer. We have a variety of lettuces, chards, and…

the Dandelion, weed or super hero?

In Montana, gardening season is not long if you think in terms of ‘months’, but it is long if you think in terms of ‘day light hours’. From the time the snow melts, the sun gets a bit higher, and the ground softens, you can pretty much find me outside, in the dirt, and loving…

raw food raw talk II

I’m inviting you all into my home, specifically my kitchen, so you can see what it actually looks like to make a raw meal for your dog. It’s pretty much like a regular cooking demonstration, sans stove and wine! Raw feeding is referred to as biologically appropriate or species specific. Giving your dog the food…

lavender and rosemary roasted meaty gems!

If those organs, gizzards, or random turkey parts freak any person out in your home, PLEASE don’t toss them. Dogs love these little meaty gems, and they are a vital source of nutrients! Gizzards, also referred to as the ventriculus, gastric mill, and gigerium, is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals….

RAW FOOD RAW TALK

I’m an advocate of optimal nutrition for dogs. Because I am a trainer and work with dogs, hands on, everyday, I can tell you that nutrition directly effects behavior. When I have to peel a dog off of my head, and then find out they are on some kibble that is high in sugars and…

whirling liver, fish fudge, and more – home made dog treat recipes

Last night after our adolescent class, Amanda, better known as Alice’s handler, brought out some baked goods to share with us humans. Holy Yum Fest!This little glass container held the most perfect, beautiful, and tantalizing treats. This recipe must be similar to what she made, Pistachio Lemon Cream Macarons. Just looking at these macarons you…

FOOD

Accurate information is something that’s important to me, especially when it comes to nutrition and behavior. All to often I work with people that were given advice by a well meaning person at a dog park, a colleague, or hearsay during a card game. This type of advice is only good if you can double…