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Praise your pooch

by on Monday, February 04, 2013 1:25:00 PM

Artwork by Kathleen Riley Praise is the most important tool you have to train your dog, and is also the hardest thing for people to remember to use during a training session. One of the most significant motivators for dogs is praise, but what is praise? Praise is not a pat on the head or a droning monotone good. Dogs are too smart for those approaches. Verbal praise should be heartfelt and sung out in high pitched, happy tones at the exact moment the dog has succeeded at the task or command....

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Firehouse dog – the Dalmatian

by on Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:19:00 PM

When most people think about firefighting and dogs, the Dalmatian is the most recognized mascot.   The true origin of the Dalmatian is unknown, although it is believed to have originated in India. Paintings and figures of spotted dogs have been found in ruins as old as 5,000 years. Numerous written references to spotted dogs occur throughout history. The modern Dalmatian, notwithstanding his name however, was developed in Great Britain.   The Dalmatian weighs between 25 and 55 pounds...

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How to safely shop on-line

by on Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:12:00 PM

Image and article by Kathleen Riley-Daniels Online shopping is like Las Vegas – always open. The Internet offers up stores from around the world at your fingertips, 24-hours a day, 7-days a weeks, 365-days a year. You can order pet supplies, art work, exotic spices, handcrafted goods and so much more. Online shopping lets you take advantage of lack of brick-and-mortar with greater savings, sometimes heavily discounted pricing and safe payment methods. It really does bring the world right into...

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Understanding Pet Food Labels – Natural, Organic, Holistic, Human Grade, Clinically Proven

by on Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:09:00 PM

Image by Kathleen Riley-Daniels There are so many things to consider when look at a bag of pet food — today we are looking at the terms natural, organic, holistic, human grade and clinically proven.  “Natural” is a legal definition in the pet food world and requires a pet food to consist of only natural ingredients without chemical alterations. Like most rules, there are exceptions and in the “natural” category the exceptions are for vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients.“Organic”...

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AAFCO – what does that alphabet soup mean to pet owners?

by on Monday, January 21, 2013 12:42:00 PM

What is AAFCO? AAFCO is an acronym for the Association of American Feed Control Officials which is a not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for pet, livestock and animal feeds in the USA. What are AAFCO pet food nutrient profiles? AAFCO sets nutritional standards and pet foods that want to be marketed as “complete and balanced” must meet those guidelines. The nutritional adequacy standards are 1) growth and reproduction – which means the food will support puppies and pregnant or...

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Welcome to the Dogfooddirect.com Blog

by on Friday, January 11, 2013 10:10:00 AM

At Dogfooddirect.com, we only offer the highest quality dog and cat food, like NutriSource, and deliver it right to your front door.  We also supply a wide selection of other healthy, all natural, organic, holistic and super premium pet food, treats, and supplements that your pet will love. Dogfooddirect.com makes it easy to order from the comfort of your own home, without the hassle of going to the store.  We save you time and money with the convenience of direct delivery at...

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Protecting your pets from plastic snack bags

by on Friday, January 11, 2013 7:43:00 AM
Protect your pets from snack food bags

Dogs are curious and rely on their noses for lots of information, including finding food. If you’ve ever had a trash raiding dog, you know how tempting old snack food, cereal and dog food bags can be. Any bag with food inside or crumbs or even a little bit of salt in the bottom is a tempting appetizer to even the most restrained dog. Dogs that grab a bag of chips – or an empty bag – are eating and trying to lick out the bottom of the sack. Unfortunately, the bag often gets stuck on the dog’s...

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At Dogfooddirect.com, we offer only the highest quality dog and cat food, such as NutriSource, and deliver it right to your front door.  We also supply a wide selection of other healthy, all natural, organic, holistic and super premium pet food, treats, and supplements that your pet will love.

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