If you have ANY questions that are not answered in my book, I WELCOME YOUR CALL! I try my best to be there for my Dog Bluff
clients and all of my readers. If it's dog-related, I've probably been through it and learned from it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|ODIS is the "star" of my book!
1 Adoption Options
3 First Purchases
5 Chewing and Biting
6 Selecting Your Veterinarian
7 Immunizations / General Health Care
8 Exposure to Public Places
9 SICK DOG CARE
11 Training (The basics and more)
13 Bathing Strategies
14 House Sitter vs. Kennel Boarding
15 The Hold-Up and Thank You (How to handle the most difficult part of owning a dog)
Continual research and 30 years' experience support my firm belief that NUTRITION is THE MOST IMPORTANT part of raising a
healthy dog. We follow strict rules for our canine kids:
* KIBBLE is GLUTEN-FREE and FISH-BASED. We rotate the above foods in our automatic feeders, from puppyhood onward. Our
dogs have beautiful structure, excellent muscle tone, shiny coats, healthy skin, bright eyes, and great energy!
* Daily TREATS are limited to Fish Oil softgels, NuVet / NuJoint chewable vitamins, Real Meat Jerky, plus leftover Meats
and dark Greens from our meals. We add Shark Cartilage capsules for dogs age 2yrs+.
* Weekly RAW treats include range-fed/cage-free beef, deboned chicken, and sometimes a can of Mackerel.
|Daily TREATS / PREVENTION for our dogs
ALL DOGS LOVE TO CHEW!
I suggest elk antlers for health and durability.
If you give basted bones, please be sure the bone is LARGER than the dog's mouth to avoid choking. Once the ends come
off, toss the loose pieces.
VIDEO: Chew SAFETY
|Pool Noodle collars allow dog to eat/drink easily.
|Secure edges & seems with strong tape if using standard "lamp shade" e-collar
Video: Living Space Environment
Chapter 12 (HOUSETRAINING) in my book concentrates specifically on crate-training / small confinement.
Another option for housetraining puppies and small-breed dogs is what I call the "Living Space" set-up.
> Young Pups shy of all vet-recommended vaccines
> Career folks without dog walkers
> Restricted Grounds
> High-rise apartments
> Extreme Weather conditions
Bedding Box or Large Crate filled with secured comfort, Exercise Pen with flexible panels, Floor Cover and/or pee pads,
Spill-Proof Dishes, Potty-Tray for pine pellets. Details in Video.
VIDEO: "Evie" trained to the potty box immediately!
Illustrations of Several Book Chapters
VIDEO: April, 2023 = Carlos and "Mercy" demonstrate what quality training time can do!
Most of these are from year 2011 and earlier,
but they all still apply!
BED - "Abby"
SPEAK - "Cindy"
SPEAK - "Abby"
HOMEMADE, FREE TOYS - "Moses"
WATER FETCHING, "Cindy" the ball hog!
FETCH TRAINING with FREE TOYS - "Ziva"
WATER FETCHING - "Serena" and the gang