Should You Switch Your Dog to a Raw Food Diet?

Should You Switch Your Dog to a Raw Food Diet?

Last year, I rescued a German Shepherd named Neko from a shelter in Southern California. Aside from being a certified dog trainer, I am also the director of the German Shepherd rescue Sylvester’s Haven. Neko had been diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) by the shelter vet. We saved Neko under the assumption that he would probably only have seven months to live given his condition and we had enough donations lined up to give him a good end of life. As I took a personal interest in this amazing dog, I researched nutritional protocols to slow the progression of his … Continue reading

What Food Should I Be Feeding My Dog?

What Food Should I Be Feeding My Dog?

As humans are becoming more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies, they are also becoming more aware of what they are feeding their dogs. As a Professional Dog Trainer, I am questioned often on what I feed my dogs and what brand of food I suggest. My answer to that has not changed in about 12 years, and that is a diet specific to their breed. We, as people, have humanized our dogs so much we tend to forget that they are in fact not humans. I rescued a red nose pit bull named Ruby in 2004. … Continue reading