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…

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…

Processing Our Quail

Years ago, I believe 2009 or so, I read a book TIME TO EAT THE DOG? This book had a focus on sustainable living and how to lower your carbon footprint, or in this case, pawprint. The authors surmised that dogs have as large if not larger carbon print than an SUV. They stated that…

DIY LIVER TREATS

If there is one thing that raw food feeders have in excess, it is usually liver. Lots and lots of liver. I try my hardest to find as many uses for it as possible. This week I gave baking and dehydrating a go using grass fed LAMB LIVER. LAMB LIVER NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Serving Size 100…

Multiple Dog Household Dynamics – FOOD

My dogs set their own rules for each other when it comes to canine etiquette and food. I of course manage the environment and make sure each one of my dogs needs are met each day in the way of exercise (both physical and mental), optimal nutrition, emotionally stable environment or anything close to it,…

Ever wanted to know how the whole kibble thing happened?

We have all fed our dogs kibble at one time or another. There isn’t anyone alive today that hasn’t seen a bag of dog food. It is part of our personal biography, our history of sorts. And with my generation, there isn’t a person alive that hasn’t fed table scraps, dogs were the ‘composting garbage…

Top 10 tips for dogs in transition

Taking the steps to get a new dog is exciting. Going to a breeder, rescue, or shelter and spending time with various dogs opens the heart. But when you find that perfect match, the dog of your dreams, it’s better than any present, any surprise. I refer to new to you dogs as dogs in…

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…

prepare your dog

Life has a way of changing on us, it is truly the only constant. Sometimes we initiate the change, which can be pretty cool. And then some times change happens whether we are ready or not. Some glide through change gracefully, for most it’s more of a bumpy ride until one adjusts. For our dogs,…