People food is not bad for dogs

These days, it's common to hear people believe that "people food" is bad for dogs and that they really need "dog food". That notion is so strange to me. No other animal in the world seems to specifically need artificially prepared foods. Why do dogs need "special foods"? I started researching into this and it … Continue reading People food is not bad for dogs

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When feeding meat to a dog is just not an option

Back in 2015 I had written an article detailing out vegetarian foods. I often ran into vegetarian clients who were just not comfortable feeding their dogs meat. When I insisted they do, I lost them as clients. I stared desperately looking for answers - vegetarian answers. I was also faced with the argument that a … Continue reading When feeding meat to a dog is just not an option

Good food for dogs

Ayurveda teaches us that the digestive system is the single most important determinant of health and well-being. This principle is very much true for dogs too. Provide the right kind of diet to a dog and you will see several of the behavioural issues and recurring health issues go away. So it is important to … Continue reading Good food for dogs

Pain always affects behaviour

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Dec 15, 2015, 04.00 AM IST http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/images/cache/cache_6/cache_4/cache_4/Dog-Massage-Table-2-ab818446.jpeg I am not a dog trainer. I am a dog behaviour consultant. What that means is that I look at a dog's behaviour, try to understand what is causing that behaviour and address the problem at its root. Behavioural problems cannot be … Continue reading Pain always affects behaviour

A pillow for your pooch

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Sep 14, 2015, 11.46 PM IST Translated to french (on Facebook) This week we had a special visitor at class - Julia Robertson from Galen Therapy Center, UK. This center addresses muscle issues in dogs. Listening to Julia talk about identifying muscle problems in dogs and provide solutions that can … Continue reading A pillow for your pooch

Changing Behaviour

Published: Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Mar 23, 2015, 08.26 PM ISTWhat is often perceived as "behavioural issues" with dog is just the tip of an iceberg. "Training" away such behaviours is like chipping away just the tip.What's under it and how it all will manifest might then come as a shock. It's important to first assess what is … Continue reading Changing Behaviour

Bites due to poor health

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 2, 2015, 08.38 PM ISTThis week, I want to talk about a very serious topic - biting family dogs. A dog is a non confrontational animal by nature and gets along well with humans and other dogs. So a bite is very uncharacteristic for a dog and really is the … Continue reading Bites due to poor health