FYI: Treatment and Prevention of Kidney and Bladder Stones

Today’s ‘For Your Information’ topic is: Treatment and Prevention of Kidney and Bladder Stones by The Whole Dog Journal

The Whole Dog Journal, in my opinion, is Simply The Best dog magazine there is! The Whole Dog Journal does not have advertisers’, thereby they have complete freedom to pass on all of the good, bad and ugly information that they find in its entirety. Not having advertisers means that no company can shove their agenda down the collective throats of The Whole Dog Journal staff.

Their focus is on helping you find the best information and products so YOUR DOG can live the best life possible!

While I hope you and your dog never deal with this awful condition, it comforts me to know you have access to excellent information.

I have complete confidence in The Whole Dog Journal, both authors and the information they pass on. I have books by CJ Puotinen and I have visited and referred many people to Mary Straus’ web site.

CJ Puotinen is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care and other holistic health books. She lives in Montana, and is a frequent contributor to Whole Dog Journal.

San Francisco Bay Area resident Mary Straus is also a frequent contributor to Whole Dog Journal and has spent more than a decade investigating and writing about canine health and nutrition topics for her website, DogAware.com.

To read the article please click on the picture below.

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Or better yet click on the picture below and subscribe TODAY to The Whole Dog Journal!!

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I hope that you have found that information in this article helpful, if you have please consider showing your appreciation by opening your checkbook and purchasing a subscription to The Whole Dog Journal, one of CJ Puotinen’s books and/or donating to Mary Straus’ web site.

While I was published and paid for an article in The Whole Dog Journal, March 2001 (and hope to be again!), I will receive no financial compensation from any of these recommended resources.

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.

The end for shock collars?

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Companion Animal Psychology wrote the following article;

I invite you to read it and tell me your opinion of it and shock collars in general in the comments box below.

(you can click on the picture below or HERE to go to the article.

Shock collars

Quote from Schilder and Van Der Borg (2004:319)

“The conclusions, therefore are, that being trained is stressful, that receiving shock is a painful experience to dogs, and that the s[shock]-dogs have learned that the presence of their owner (or his commands) announces reception of shocks, even outside of the normal training context”

Dear reader, I do not use shock collars in training nor do I advocate their use. I believe that Positive Reinforcement is the only way to go for both general good manners/obedience and for serious behavior problems including aggression.

I hope to have a conversation with you or answer questions you have about how training or behavior change is accomplished using Positive Reinforcement.

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.

NBC News: Dogs Make A Splash At Chicago Aquarium

What would you expect to see at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago?

Fish and Sea Lions at least, and yes, they are there.

But DOGS?!

What is up with that?

Kevin Tibbles reports:

Shedd Aquarium is world renowned for its 650 different species and crowd wowing aquatic show.

Now it’s bow-wowing the crowds.

The Shedd is going to the dogs.

Chief animal trainer Ken Ramirez is convinced the arrival of three shelter dogs adds to the learning experience.

Check out by clicking the picture below or HERE.

Aquarium Dogs

Aquarium Dogs 2

And these shelter dogs are CLICKER TRAINED!!

Clicker training is simply the best way there is and it IS for ALL animals!

There have been so many species trained this way that it is mind blowing!

How about cats, rats, birds, fish, whales and dolphins?

Not enough? OK.

How about octopi?

Um, how about COCKROACHES?!

So if you aren’t on the bandwagon of clicker training yet, jump aboard!! You will be VERY glad you did!!

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.

FYI: Kennel Cough; Do You Need To Vaccinate Your Dog Against It For Prevention?

Summer is here and vacations are on the rise!

Do you plan to board your companion dog while you are gone? Or, like me, do you take them with you? Either way, your dog may be exposed to Kennel Cough.

Which raises the question; to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Personally, I don’t vaccinate my dogs for Kennel Cough (AKA Bordetella).

This article explains why:

Kennel Cough: Natural Prevention of the Canine Cold

Kennel cough
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/kennel-cough-natural-prevention-of-the-canine-cold/?inf_contact_key=d38768665a56391ce1d5411c00ddf3367c2274c237de360ea54ac6144fd2c983

Hope you had FUN on your glorious vacation!!!!

Now that it is over, be sure to get back to training your dog! If you need a few tips or help, as always I am here!

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.

The Resurection Of Utopia; my blog Clicker Utopia That Is!!!

My deepest apologies and thanks to those who are here! I fell down on the job of updating this blog almost as soon as I created it! I couldn’t figure out how to customize the look or how to come up with enough content and I, well face it Robin, bailed because I didn’t think it was good enough. But I have learned a few things since then and am going to do better. I hope you will give me a second chance or stick with me if you are new!

In this ‘life’ of the blog I hope to share informative or thought provoking articles that I find interesting. tips and tricks for training or behavior change protocols. Question and Answer sessions! FYI days! Maybe even some videos!  The sky is the limit!!

Please send me your questions on clicker training, training your dog and ideas of things you would like to know about when it comes to the health and wellness of your dog.

Lets make this blog rock together!!!

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.