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I would certainly find another trainer too.

Puppies are like kids, bouncy, mad and full of life. I have found over the last two years of working with my dog in classes and closely with my dog trainer that people expect far too much of their puppy or come out with some very odd notions that they themselves have thought of or have been told by trainers!

Regarding dog training, make sure you go to a trainer who is IMDT certified most of all. This means they are a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers who promote rewards based training which is the only way forward and the most effective. Make sure they have other qualifications and are members of guilds dog trainers, pet handlers and so on. If they've got professional qualifications as long as your arm, brilliant.

If they've only got years of experience and come out with phrases like "I've been doing it for X years, I know what I'm doing" steer clear.

My dog trainer is IMDT certified and has a whole slew of other qualifications and she is constantly on courses and further improving herself. She is a delight to work with and all the dogs absolutely adore her.

Regarding food, there is nothing wrong with high protein and most dogs get on with it fine. There are some that don't though and for them I recommend a 60/40 formula such as Canagan where as brands like Orijen are 80/20.

Canagan is suitable for all life stages and is a very good alternative if your dog doesn't get on with a brand of food like Orijen. In my opinion a dog food should be high meat content, vegetables, fruits, botanical extracts and nothing else.

If a food has got rice, oats and in particular maize, I'm not interested!

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Dog treats / Re: Do you feed treats to your dog?
« on: Mar 30, 2015, 00:48 »
I always feed treats to my dog as it is an integral part of rewards based training. However, I make sure that I reduce her daily allowance of dry food to counter this.

The treats I feed Maja depends on the training and what I want her to do. If it is simple come, stay, sit, shake, down etc. then I'll use her dry biscuits if I can get away with it. However, if she's cottoned onto the fact that she's being conned or we're doing more advanced training such as emergency recall, blind recall, tricks etc. then I'll use pieces of dried venison, naturesmenu freeze dried treats, thrive dried chicken, liver, duck and for the ultimate training I use the ultimate treats Orijen freeze dried treats.

All of my foods and treats have to be grain free and hypoallergenic as standard so it costs a fortune but are well worth it.

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Dog foods / Re: staffordshire bull terriors
« on: Mar 30, 2015, 00:46 »
In order to gauge what would be best  it would be helpful if you told us what you are currently feeding her and what you have been feeding her? What is her activity levels, your budget and what is important to you in a dog food?

I've got a two year old staffie and I feed her Orijen as I want to feed her the very best and it has to be grain free, hypoallergenic and free from any nasties while providing good value for money. At 60 pence a day, Orijen does exactly that. She is also quite an active dog so it suits her and has given her tremendous muscle definition, tone and her coat is a slick, shiny black.

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Dog foods / Re: The big question: What do you feed?
« on: Mar 30, 2015, 00:43 »
Orijen all the way baby! In fact, I am so confident and proud of the food that I sell it myself. Canagan and Orijen are the only two dog foods I stock.

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Where vets and food are concerned, I don't trust any. I personally feel that they are either clueless or care more about their profit margin than anything else.

The big makers of dog food produce some pretty atrocious foods, the vets sell them at a huge mark up and then get paid again to resolve any issues that the food caused.

My vet is a lovely old boy but when I first met him he tried to convince me that Purina Proplan was the best food for my dog. It is one of the worst and is hideously expensive as well. I simply nodded, smiled and didn't tell him that I was feeding my dog Orijen. His assistant hadn't even heard of it when I mentioned it.  Utterly appalling.

Do your own research and use allaboutdogfood as a benchmark, I say!

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Simply wash and trim a carrot and that should be fine. If you are concerned that he might choke on it then cut it in half. Another excellent solution would be to buy a type of ground seaweed called plaqueoff. It is meant to help soften plaque and tartar or and reduce the build up in future.

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Greetings,

I'm a specialist retailer of hypoallergenic and grain free dog foods and treats. The ethos of my company is that if I wouldn't feed it to my dog I won't sell it to anyone else's! As a result none of my products even contain rice or oats. They are all high meat content, vegetables, botanical extract and nothing else. They also have to be the best value for money and of the highest quality.

The only dog foods that I stock are Orijen and Canagan but I do stock a wide range of treats and food that can be used for training such as Thrive air dried chicken, duck, freeze dried liver, naturesmenu freeze dried treats and tinned food, Canagan tinned food, venidog air dried venison and much, much more!

If you're interested, would like some advice or simply want to chat about dogs please contact me.

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Introductions / Re: Hi There
« on: Mar 30, 2015, 00:10 »
What problems are you having with your dog and what are you currently feeding him?

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Salutations my fellow forumites.

I thought it high time that I join the forums as I use the website as a benchmark for rating foods, offering advice and seeing as I enjoy instilling my wisdom, advice and personal views, isn't this the best place to do so?

If you don't mind I'd like to tell you a little about my dog and I.

Maja is a staffordshire bull terrier that I rescued from the local animal shelter. She's the sweetest little thing. Very playful, loves other dogs, people, kids especially and utterly mad. I got her at eight months old and initially had no idea what I was in for! However, I enjoy every moment we spend together and everything I do is dog related in some way or another. I am literally barking mad about dogs.

We spend most of our time out and about, going on long walks, meeting people having a chat, doing training be it in classes or one to one, helping rehabilitate dogs that are dog aggressive and I spend the rest of my time cooking up delicious concoctions for her to try (she's not fussy so not the best judge I suppose!) constantly thinking of ways to improve her lifestyle and diet and lastly but not least, I've ventured into the pet food market and am a reseller of dog foods. However, I specialise in only the best. It has to be hypoallergenic, grain free and of the highest quality, otherwise I don't stock it! I don't even stock products that contain rice or oats.

Feel free to ask me about what I sell or if you need any help and advice regarding your beloved dog, I will try my best to answer and if not, I'll point you in the direction of someone who can!

Thanks guys.

Rob & Maja!


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Introductions / Re: Hi - fussy elderly Yorkie!
« on: Mar 29, 2015, 23:58 »
Canagan and Natures Menu do some spectacular wet food. Grain free and hypoallergenic!

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