Working With Dogs

The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Dog Aromatherapy, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

What Does a Dog’s Nose Have To Do With Their Emotions? A dog’s nose dominates his brain; In fact the part of the brain dedicated to scent is forty times greater in a dog than in a human. As you have read in my series the Dog’s Nose Knows, the dog’s brain is literally built by and around the information it recieves from scents. The sense of scent or smell is very closely linked to emotions.  What this means is that the dog’s emotional experience may be even greater than we have ever imagined. Have you ever smelled something that evoked a memory for you? Have you ever...

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Do Our Dogs Share Our Emotions?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Do Our Dogs Share Our Emotions?

Do Our Dogs Share Our Emotions?

Do Our Dogs Share/Mirror Our Emotions?   We are all aware of the well-known phenomenon that people who live with animals are affected less by stress and live longer lives.  However, are you aware that this phenomenon works in reverse as well? Scientific research and anecdotal evidence prove that animals will mirror our moods/emotions and often have the same symptoms and health conditions that their humans have. Read the entire article HERE

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Sprinkles and Sprinkle Gardens

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Sprinkles and Sprinkle Gardens

What are Sprinkles(TM) and Sprinkle Gardens ? Sally Hopkins in the UK came up with this amazing idea of Sprinkles and has even trade marked it!  Here is an excerpt from her article about Sprinkles from her website – Dog Games “WHAT IS “SPRINKLES”(TM)? To put it simply, it is throwing and sprinkling small amounts of tiny morsels of moist food over a large area of grass, without your dog seeing what you are doing. You then allow him to take as much time as he needs to search and find the Sprinkles (which leave molecules of scent, even when they have been eaten) without...

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Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Dog Aromatherapy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured, Herbal Health For Dogs, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs Last week I talked about building a Snuffle/Sensory garden for my own dogs. Today I wanted to share with you the concept of a snuffle herb garden for dogs. The following video is just one example of a Snuffle Garden that includes various herbs; designed by Sally Hopkins for her dogs to self medicate and or take in the scent of various herbs and flowers if they needed or wanted to. Snuffle gardens help to fulfill one of our dog’s strongest needs: sniffing/scenting. Why not plant some herbs in your yard or snuffle garden? Again, Snuffle Gardens are so...

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Sensory/Snuffle Garden

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Articles, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff, Featured, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Sensory/Snuffle Garden

Sensory/Snuffle Garden

I mentioned last week that I am working on plans to  build a Sensory/Snuffle garden for my dogs.  I am really excited about it – not only will this be a great place for my adult dogs to be able to spend some quiet, one on one time with me but, having a litter of naturally reared puppies due in April, this is going to really benefit them with sensory and physical enrichment as well as socialization! So what is a Sensory/Snuffle Garden?  A Sensory/Snuffle Garden is a little space in your fenced yard that has areas with numerous different smells as well as textures, sights and sounds to...

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Enrichment For Dogs

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Dog Intelligence, Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Enrichment For Dogs

Enrichment For Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason I touched a bit on enriching environments for our dogs in my last blog post and I want to go into a little more detail today. First of all, environmental enrichment is also called emotional or behavioral enrichment, meaning that it enhancing an animal’s surroundings and lifestyle so that he is presented with novelty in his environment, opportunities to learn, and encouragement to engage in instinctive, species-specific behaviors. Environmental enrichment has been found to help address many emotional/ behavioral disorders in dogs, including, boredom  and/or frustration...

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