This is just about spot-on. What does your dog need to be a happy dog?
- Plenty of Exercise
- Mental Stimulation
It really is that easy, but so many folks get stuck on providing #1 that they forget the other two. So important!
Marion Nestle: Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine
Dipping a toe into pet food politics...
Michael Schaffer: One Nation Under Dog: Adventures in the New World of Prozac-Popping Puppies, Dog-Park Politics, and Organic Pet Food
It has arrived and we are checking it out. We weren't wild about some of the things Schaffer said recently on NPR (as in, it is often OK to let dogs hump other dogs at the dog park), but we're setting aside all judgements until we read it on our own. <
Nathan J. Winograd: Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America
We've read articles, and excerpts and blog posts. Now it's time to read the book. We're very late to the dance on this, but wanted to add it to the sidebar so you know we're digging in!
Patricia B. McConnell: The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
"All dogs are brilliant at perceiving the slightest movement that we make, and they assume each tiny movement has meaning." We could not agree more and since McConnell's book begins with this line, we're compelled to read on. We'll let you know what we think when we're through & any insights along the way.
Nick Trout: Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon
Touching look at the difficult financial decisions vets & owners must make under duress. Equally heartwarming & heartbreaking.
Cesar Millan: Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
A great book that helps you extend the lessons learned in the first - this takes you way beyond the basics and gives you very clear steps on how to have the right kind of relationship with your dogs so you are the pack leader. (*****)
Cesar Millan: Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
You've seen the show, now get the book. You must become pack leader. We require all staff members to read this book - to live it and to love it. We highly recommend it to all of our clients too. All the tools you need to understand your dog, their behavior and what can be done to correct it are all right here in this gift of a book. (*****)