While a wood frog tadpole eats gunk of its back!
Portland Gets Its First Dedicated Bone Broth Bar
Packed with easily digestible minerals and gut-healing gelatin, bone broth has been a nutritional darling for years, slowly working its way from the fringes to full-on trend status alongside green smoothies, hot yoga, and organic apothecaries …
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Trailer: Starz's New Ballet Drama 'Flesh and Bone'
STARZ has just unveiled their first teaser trailer for their new drama series Flesh and Bone, which takes place in and around a prestigious New York ballet academy and dance school. The show centers around Claire (newcomer Sarah Hay), a troubled dancer …
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Fog and light rain in Sainte Agnes yesterday evening and a very wet Landseer, the black and white version of the Newfoundland.
Brouillard et pluie fine sur Sainte Agnès hier soir et Landseer tout mouillé, la version noire et blanche du Terre-Neuve.
God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments by Rose Chandler Johnson (Book Review)
God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments by Rose Chandler Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The goal of a good devotional should be one that causes you to pause, to reflect, to focus on God and His word. This isn’t to say that many don’t, but…
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Don't wait 'till it's too late
Debbie Rosato of Canyon Country has had a lot of cats in her life, whether as a personal pet or a foster she was trying to find a forever home for. Beatie was one of her favorites. Rescued as a sickly kitten, Beatie grew up into a handsome, healthy …
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Keep your pets healthy: clean their teeth
"Many people are not aware of how important good dental health is for their pet," Houston said. Periodontal disease is an infection between the tooth and gum, but the infection can spread elsewhere. She said pet owners should regularly check inside …
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Pleasure Island Animal Hospital
They can provide you with all the necessary preventative medicines to keep you pet free of parasites like the dreaded heartworm and of course, fleas and ticks. Keep your pets' teeth happy and healthy as well. Oral hygiene isn't just for humans. Your …
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Teddy is on Hills w/d. He is the fussiest eater on the planet so we mix in Hills z/d (about 2 large tablespoons), otherwise he will not eat. His daily
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I always look forward to opening up the mailbox. Sure, email is great – but there’s something magical and mysterious about having physical, tangible items delivered to you from somewhere beyond. The other day was no exception, as I happened to receive the latest issue of Dog Fancy magazine (November 2011). And in the “Natural Dog” section is a feature on Natural Dog Training, including interviews with me and Kevin Behan, along with a couple people who have had some very positive experiences with NDT. (Cliff Abrams and Sang Koh).
The article is entitled “Push Away Stress” – and I think it does a great job of zeroing in on one of the central principles in how we interact with our dogs – that the key to establishing a rock-solid connection with your dog is to recognize that life for your dog, especially in a human world, creates stress. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to give your dog ways to relax that tap into their innate mechanisms for releasing stress. By doing so, you are teaching your dog that no matter how the world makes them feel, you are uniquely capable of helping them get through it.
This might all sound a little mumbo-jumbo-y, but I’ve seen it now time and time again, how tapping into your dog’s primal circuitry changes things for the better. My DVD set (and this website, and Kevin’s books, and Lee Charles Kelley’s articles, and…) gives plenty of examples of how once you’re plugged in with your dog you can turn that relationship into enthusiastic “obedience.”
Note that the reason that I put the word “obedience” in quotes is because the concept becomes almost moot. Your dog doesn’t “obey” you – because there’s no need. What happens is that you learn how to communicate with your dog in a language that they understand. So your dog listens, and responds.
Not because they are suddenly blindly obeying you, or because you’ve become the “authority” in their lives – but because they care what you have to say. It makes sense to them. Even more, it FEELS good to act in harmony with your desires. Because now you both want the same thing.
If reading the Dog Fancy article is your introduction to Natural Dog Training, welcome! I’m sure you’re intrigued to know what “pushing” is all about – as the technique was essentially the focus of the article, without any detailed instruction on how to actually do it! As you might expect, I do explain thoroughly how to do it on my DVDs – but I also provide written instruction here on my website on How to Push with Your Dog (and the follow-up – Why to Push with Your Dog).
Thank you to Dog Fancy magazine (and writer Susan Chaney) for an open-minded article about what we do. And thanks, once again, to all of you. It’s your attention, questions, and feedback (yes, keep sending emails with your stories of your success!) that help remind me why I’m doing this in the first place.
I took Coulee out yesterday to enjoy what I hope was winter’s last attempt to hang in there.
Celebrating a decade of dogged devotion to catching waves and helping paws causes, rad Rovers are getting stoked for the 2015 Surf Dog Competition. August 1st will be a day for sun, sea, sand and…
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