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Emotional Grounding vs. Mental Stimulation

Emotional Grounding vs. Mental Stimulation

I recently saw an article stating that the reason a dog acts out is because he is bored and needs more mental stimulation (7 Signs Your Dog Needs More Mental Stimulation). What's more likely to be true is that your dog is already over-stimulated and this is why he's acting out. What our dogs need today is more emotional grounding and less mental stimulation. Think about it, there's no such thing as being over-grounded, because emotional grounding is always good. But there is such a thing as being over-stimulated. We all get over-stimulated when we have too much mental activity and not...


Should I Feed My Dogs Green Tripe?

Should I Feed My Dogs Green Tripe?

The answer is definitely yes. But here's what you should know:  1. Green tripe looks like brains and smells like poop. It is full of digestive enzymes and friendly bacteria that will benefit your dog's gut. 2. You should never store it in plastic unless you don't mind your Tupperware smelling like a cow's stomach FOREVER. 3. Your roommates will hate you and your dog friends will love you.  4. Try to buy grass-fed, antibiotic-free tripe like we do, from ReelRAW. The bleached stuff you find at the grocery store is not what you want. 5. People who feed their...


How to Trim Your Dog's Nails

Leah Twitchell

Tags Grooming, Health and Well-Being, nail trimming

How to Trim Your Dog's Nails

Announcement: We now have an Online Nail Trim Clinic! Join our Facebook group to watch several instructional videos on trimming your dog's nails.  Do you dread trimming your dog's nails? Do you avoid it altogether by relying on your vet or groomer to do this task for you? Most people I know would answer yes to one or both of these questions, but you don't have to! I'm writing this article to help you get a better grip on this grooming task. A really important part of your relationship with your dog, in my humble opinion, is being able to groom him....


Getting the Kinks Out: Bodywork For Dogs

Getting the Kinks Out: Bodywork For Dogs

Many of us humans have had the pleasure of receiving some sort of bodywork like a massage. But did you know that dogs can benefit from bodywork as well? Whether it's called Canine Physical Therapy or Canine Rehabilitation, dogs can get the same benefits from bodywork as we do. It can help them recover from injuries and surgery, decrease pain, increase mobility, and is often used as part of a conditioning program for working dogs or dog athletes. But even if the dog isn't competing in sports or doesn't have a specific "ailment," bodywork can increase their range of movement,...