You have probably heard about yogurt, keifer and fermented foods to provide healthy gut flora for your pet, but have you heard about sprouted seeds? Sprouted Seeds offer a great source of probiotics and enzymes naturally present when seeds germinate. These types of bacteria are the closest to what a dog would actually encounter in the wild. Digging in dirt and eating new growth grass would provide them with these healthy bacteria. However in our environment where everything is treated with chemicals those healthy bacteria are not as readily avaiable. That’s where Flora4’s Organic Sprouted Seeds are a great supplement for your dog.
We picked Star and her puppies up after a 650 km journey that took seven volunteers. Many rescues come from far distances and the transport teams that move them from where they are to where there are people to help them are imperative to rescues and the work they do.
Learning theory science is not wishy-washy on this point. Punishment is an ineffective way to reach learning goals. While punishment can distinguish the appearance of specific unwanted behaviors, it does not change the emotional state of the dog. It often makes the emotional state worse, more stressed. Punishment also has been known to create other worse behaviors as a side-effect of displaced stress.
This week the dog lovers of Milton Ontario were shocked to read that 38 dogs were pulled from a puppy mill that was right under our noses at Trafalgar and the 401. In response, several local businesses are teaming up Read more…
We need to keep spreading the word and making people listen.
Dogs sold in pet stores do not, ever, come from reputable breeders (as many pet stores that sell dogs would have you believe). I can say that absolutely, 100% categorically, because there is no reputable breeder that would sell a puppy to a pet store to resell. (more…)
If you don’t already know Matisse, it’s my honour to introduce him to you. I had the pleasure of meeting Matisse a couple years ago as a young dog in Canada. There was something so special about him that I have what is quite possibly an unhealthy amount of photos of a dog that is not mine. In the world of show dogs, we often talk about the “it” factor and Matisse has it and then some.
(Matisse, the weekend I met him June 2012) (more…)
BauHound Haus strives to provide you with services that will better the health of your dog in every way. That is why we welcomed Mirkka Koivusalo, MSC, PHD, KPA CTP of Mindful Behaviors-Positive Dog Training in Toronto/Milton to work with us years ago. Mirkka believes, like we do, in force-free and science-based training. (more…)