THE WHOLE DOG. What does this mean as you consider training your dog? Training is one element of creating a well-behaved, happy dog, but there are several other wellness factors that Full House Dog Training considers when working with clients and their dogs. It’s important to recognize these basics that, just as with humans, can take a toll on a dog’s performance and ability to function optimally.
If you eat fast food for every meal of your life, you most likely will not feel your best and you will not receive the right nourishment to function
at your peak.
NUTRITION: If you eat fast food for every meal of your life, you most likely will not feel your best and you will not receive the right nourishment to function at your peak.
When dogs eat a nutrient-rich diet that supports normal digestion, their bodies will perform better. If you feed your dog a poor diet of low-grade kibble, you are setting him up for discomfort and inconsistent metabolism, which can lead to less-than-desirable behaviors.
* High quality kibble starts with a clearly defined animal protein source that is listed as the first ingredient in your dog’s food. Other protein sources can be listed in the top five, but the number one ingredient should be a protein source. Avoid any by-product source, as this refers to slaughter house waste that is clearly undefined and could include beaks, feathers, nails, hooves, etc., and therefore it greatly lacks any quality protein.
* Meal is a concentrate of the protein that has the moisture removed so you get the core protein nutritional value. Protein sourced from meal, such as chicken meal or beef meal will carry a higher percentage of protein in the overall makeup of the food, therefore making it a desirable ingredient for kibble.
* Carbohydrates to avoid in kibble include corn or any derivative, including corn meal or corn gluten meal. Also, brewers rice and barley are a cereal grade grain with minimal nutritional value. These ingredients are used as fillers to bring satiety to your dog, but lack any nourishment. And, their high metabolic rate means they quickly turn into sugar in the body, therefore increasing energy spikes and emotional imbalance which most dog owners are always trying to curb.