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Holidays Smells Are in the Air! Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS, DEL MAR DOG TRAINER – FOR THE UT SAN DIEGO

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The aromatic heralds of the holiday season are coming to your home soon; roasted chestnuts, eggnog lattes, cranberry sauce, hot pumpkin-spice pie, gingerbread cookies and turkey, scented candles and pine trees. Yum!

Pet parents often believe dogs can learn to see things from the human point of view. However, although dogs are extraordinarily teachable and adaptable they are also utterly unique. Understanding how your dog perceives the world can deeper your relationship.

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New Year’s Dog Diet Resolution: “I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!” Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS, M.A. — DEL MAR DOG TRAINING

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New Year’s Dog Diet Resolution: “I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!” Why not get on the “green dog bandwagon” and give your dog the new year’s gift that will last a lifetime? Your dog will be ecstatic about this resolution!

If you’re having trouble sifting through all of the dog nutrition information and want to know what’s good for your dog to eat and what’s not–what’s  essential and what’s not–this article is written for you.

Veterinary nutritionist agree, a poor diet is the biggest obstacle to achieving canine health…from the ingredients, to the additives, to the processing.

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Wise Food Choices. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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What’s more important to your dog than food? Chances are, not much.

The experts do not agree about nutrition, however, Dr. Doug Knueven, veterinary lecturer on dog nutrition, tells us that poor diet is the biggest obstacle to achieving canine health: Many illnesses, skin, and behavioral problems are directly affected by diet. Here’re some “greendog” guidelines:

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Poor diet is the biggest obstacle to achieving canine health. Photo Courtesy of Julie and Archie

Diets. Home cooking is great if you eat healthy, and you avoid foods that are toxic to dogs.… Read more

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Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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