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|09-07-2014 01:42 AM|
Originally Posted by lyssa62 View Post
Above-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a notable amount of meat.
Infinia Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a notable amount of assorted meat meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content.
|09-07-2014 12:49 AM|
Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
|09-07-2014 12:23 AM|
You have made some great successes with your dog....is the low protein diet still in effect?
|09-07-2014 12:20 AM|
Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Thank you Seltzer for your advice. I did post two weeks ago however it was not about asking questions of whether i was doing the right thing. It was about my experience with a behaviorist and how its helped. as been 4 weeks of taking him out in public every day. (First 2 weeks no triggers) 6 weeks total working with the behaviorist . He has not shown any anxious or aggressive behavior in that time.he is trained not to go after any other ball but his and if anybody else or another dog goes after it he leaves it. We have trained him that way since 6 weeks as I have 2 small dogs. How long do you suggest before I have him off leash in a public event? Actually that question doesn't matter because we rarely go off leash in public anymore.
|09-07-2014 12:00 AM|
This makes me nervous. It seems like two weeks ago you were asking about whether or not you were doing the right thing, and talking about the dog going after a guy, and reacting to a small child within the previous month.
Now you show a picture of the dog in a regular zoo. I am sorry, but, there are people, kids, water, dogs, chuck its, toys, commotion. It looks like flooding, and while that can work in some situation, it can also go way wrong.
If it does, than the dog will most likely be euthanized -- no longer in your hands, and charges may be filed against you as well. I guess I probably wouldn't risk it until I had a lot more time into the new training/behavior regime.
|09-06-2014 11:45 PM|
Just wanted to update. Will try to update for awhile so everyone can see how things are going. I will be honest as possible, even if there are setbacks. As I'm hoping others will be helped by our progress or setback.
Another good week. No barking at all. He's even sitting better for petting. I need to get some pics of strange men around him, but I'm still too busy watching him to pull out my phone to take a picture. Plus that would be a little weird. Asking a stranger " excuse me, do you mind me taking a picture to prove to some people that he's allowing you to pet him and not ttrying to tear your face off"
I have posted this pic in another thread, but I think it shows how many people he was around this sat afternoon and he didnt have any issues. He was only interested in all the balls and squeaky toys that were available to play with. He even allowed a strange male vender at the event to fit him with a doggie backpack. He only smelled him in the face as he wrapped it around him to secure it.
He's still not the type to seek out people and doesn't lick anyone, but at least he's not barking, staring and more relaxed around men.
|09-03-2014 04:02 PM|
|wyoung2153||Very interesting and motivational Thank you for sharing, I'm looking forward to continued updates|
|09-03-2014 04:02 PM|
Sorry i didn't address.
Yes, the dog can have a dog bed. It's just not in my room anymore, it's in the livingroom. At least for now, after a solid couple of weeks we can move it back into the bedroom. Dex usually just sleeps on the floor outside my room as its been hot lately and the wood floor is cooler. He doesn't recommend dogs on the couch ever he said. But insists if I let him on he has to be invited! Since dex doesn't guard the couch from anyone I think it's ok, but then again what do I know.
Dex is continuing to improve. It will be a month and 1 week since he's barked at anyone. hes less anxious and more playful on walks. I would video it but u saw how my last 2 videos turned out lol
|09-03-2014 03:59 PM|
While I think food can be significant for an animal's health, I do not believe that the protein is the problem.
Based on what I know about dog nutrition and how a dog processes food, I'd expect carbs to be much more of an issue- giving that sugar rush and insulin boost of highs/lows. A dog on high protein, high fat, low carb diet would have a more naturally digested, steady source of energy than one on a low protein, high carb diet. If the food is low protein, it is probably high carb.
I've heard of more than one person who had a hyper dog mellow the dog out by feeding fewer or no carbs and more fat/protein. As far as meat/protein and aggression being linked, I don't buy it. Some of the most non-aggressive dogs I know ("eurohound" sled dogs) eat very high protein/fat diets. Aggression is mostly based in genetics, with some nurture/training, not diet-based.
That said, if it works for you, go for it. I have no issue with the placebo effect- if the changes in the dog are just based on owner expectations- the end result is still positive and no harm done. It sounds like you found a trainer who is making great progress for you and your dog. I'd never knock that!
|09-03-2014 03:39 PM|
|my boy diesel||
a dog that does not have issues can have a dog bed but a dog with issues should not feel he has privliges like couch and bed and its own bed
it just helps the dog remember hes the lowest member of the pack
leaders control the resources and a comfy place to lay is a resource
btw dogs can sleep just fine on floors or lawns or in crates with no beds or blankies
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