From October 2010 of Dog Fancy come the following pieces of interest with my comments.
Pg 28 – Just like children, anticipating a puppy’s needs is better than punishing their misbehaving. Observe when your puppy is just beginning to become over excited or tired which could lead to nipping or rowdiness. Trainer Dee Zurburg of Gainesville says to be proactive and stop active play. cuddle, or put in a crate with a happy toy or food stuffed toy.
Pg 28 – do train your dogs to heel off leash for fun and safety. They give a few suggestions for training.
Pg 29 – This is a great story of training Bruiser to use the stairs. Tellington Touch has many suggestions, including wraps around the ankles to help learn where their feet are. Flower essences could also help. Char Jackson used patience and training. Dog Fancy is requesting training success stories. Love to see some printing that used flower essences or essential oils to help with the training.
pg 26 – Whenever you see articles on any 29 ailment or behavior problem and you have been successful with holistic treatments, please write the editor or post on their chat room. They talk here about natural remedies for constipation. they list 3 (Senna which I have never used homeopathically, Bryonia and Nux vomica, both of which I have used successfully) of the over 200 remedies commonly used to treat constipation, so I hope people do not try them and then think that homeopathy is faulty. Adding fiber is always a good idea (bran, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned pumpkin). Herbally they suggest powdered ginger or aloe vera juice (I have used ginger for stomach upsets, but not constipation). Other good tips include exercise, water and time for defecating.
pg 25 – Aggression is on the rise. The article addresses treating the wounds and using behavior help to prevent aggression. At the recent AHVMA conference, the cow doctors reported a huge upswing in aggression among the cows, llamas, alpacas, sheep and goats required by New York State to be vaccinated annually for Rabies. I have seem a strong correlation between vaccines and aggression.
pg 6. If you have used hospice care to allow your dog to die at home, you may want to write in about this letter to the editor. They used the word hospice for the supportive home care they used until they euthanized their dog. Hospice really refers to care to allow end of life in a home or homelike hospital setting.
Love to get your comments on any of these articles.