Tuesday, May 31, 2011
So there you sit, looking at a list of dog trainers on your computer screen. Your wife has made it perfectly clear…if you don’t get the dog’s “fill in the blank” behavior fixed, either you or Fido are going to have to find a new home. Just how are you supposed to pick a trainer and what is it that you and Fido need to learn? I bet you wish someone had gone over all this stuff before this “fill in the blank” behavior started…it would sure have made your home life a little easier.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Well I have finished off all the large breed Eukanuba dog food and I have to say, Bear really did like the food. And yes he did gain weight!!! I was pleasantly surprised how well he did with the food. In my opinion I use a dog food (Nature’s Variety Prairie) that I feel is higher quality (and more expensive) but Eukanuba performed really well. I know that in many cases my clients ask me about lower cost options for feeding their dogs, and I will recommend this food!
The big thing for me was there was no stomach upset what so ever, during the switch and the fact that Bear really did like the food. I like the ingredients for the most part and would have very little to say on changes other than I would like to see the wheat and corn go away but understand that is how cost are kept down.
Obviously, I will go back to my usual food, but know I will keep this product in mind when giving options to clients for lower cost, but higher quality food. I want to thank Eukanuba for allowing participating and allowing me to be part of this test….
- Mike Deathe
Being able to train “any dog” is really not the question to ask. As far as I am concerned, training people is a much more effective way of solving problem behaviors in dogs. What I do is nothing new or magical. I use basic behavior theory, and positive reinforcement techniques to change behavior or teach proper ones to begin with. There are many ways to train a dog and if done right, none are any better than the other. I want all of my students to understand that positive reinforcement is, in my opinion, the best and fastest way to teach a dog. Please take the time to go to my website www.muttzrus.com and look at my blog (keep it simple stupid pet blog) and decide for yourself. You should not make training decisions based off of a brochure; talk to at least three trainers; check out blogs and get references; then make your choice. I hope that in the end you will choose me as your trainer
Mike Deathe is a stay-at-home dad who found his passion as a dog trainer in 2008. He enjoys identifying unique and useful “muttz” related products. He is the author of Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) Pet Blog. Mike has had dogs since he was four years old and there are currently four dogs and two cats living in his home! As an avid pet lover, he regularly sees the number of dogs and cats that never find a home. In 2009, he and his wife Kate founded Muttz “R” Us, a t-shirt and pet product company with a philanthropic motto of “Adopt a Pet, Save a Life.” In 2010 Muttz “R” Us also launched KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID DOG TRAINING! Visit us at facebook or twitter or follow the blog @http://muttzmembers.blogspot.
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