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047 Being Your Dog’s Leader: A Technique for Out-of-Control Behavior & Is Eating Grass Good or Bad for Dogs?

Published: 08/13/2019
Categories: Episode

Does your dog want to eat the wild grasses that sprout during the spring and summer?  Do you let them? There are mixed opinions between dog owners about this. Why do dogs want to eat grass anyway and is it okay for them to eat? We start this episode by asking dog trainer, Katie-K-9 for her opinion.

For a dog to listen to you, you don’t have to be the Alpha or dominant – you do need to be a good leader.  I’ll describe an effective way to handle some of your dogs out of control behavior that uses your body, not the leash, to stop certain movements and that establishes you as the leader in your dog’s eyes. .

Want an easy way to give your cat some more exercise in the house? Grab two chairs, some treats and get your cat jumping – I’ll explain how.

Have additional questions about the tips and techniques in the show or would like to share some of your own stories and solutions you’ve found with your pets please write me at susan@raisingyourpaws.com.

Additional Resources for the show:

Katie K-9’s website

Listen to Katie-K-9’s podcasts.

Resource for obtaining green tripe for dogs: greentripe.com.

Source for story about dog leadership and body blocking: “How to be the Leader of the Pack… and have your dog love you for it” by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.