Is Your Dog Missing This Essential Trace Mineral?

Zinc is an important essential mineral that plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, it stimulates enzymes in the body, and is crucial for a healthy immune system (1). In fact studies in humans have shown that "zinc supplementation decreased oxidative stress markers and generation of inflammatory cytokines" (2). While zinc deficiencies are more commonly seen in northern breeds like huskies or malamutes (as they have a genetic predisposition to poor zinc absorption), Kristin posits that they are a "silent killer" for dogs of all breeds, ages, and backgrounds.

How to Build Your Dream Dog: Training Bites Episode Two

In episode two of training bites Hannah talks to us about how to build our dream dog using common sense and positive training techniques. "A well trained dog is just a by-product of a good human canine relationship" Hannah explains that by "building your dream dog" she isn't suggesting you create some sort of mix-and-match … Continue reading How to Build Your Dream Dog: Training Bites Episode Two

Essential Oil Basics (for Animals & People)

I’ve wanted to record an episode on essential oils for a long time now, but there is SO much information out there and I wanted to do this topic justice. So today I’m going to go over what essential oils are, how they are absorbed into the body, methods of administration, proper dilution, possible drug interactions, and finally how to choose a high--quality oil.

Improving Your Working Relationship with Your Dog: Training Bites Episode #1

Listen to "Training Bites #1- Your Relationship with Your Dog & Improving Recall" on Spreaker. This week our first ever episode of Training Bites was released! Hannah has quickly become a great friend of mine and my go-to resource for all things dog training and agility. You can find Hannah at http://www.freespiritdogs.com or on Instagram You … Continue reading Improving Your Working Relationship with Your Dog: Training Bites Episode #1