2 09, 2016

Tips for Potty Training Your New Puppy

2016-09-02T08:32:12-05:00September 2nd, 2016|Training|

Puppies are great fun, but they also require LOTS of time and attention. Potty training is one of the biggest frustrations I come across with dog owners of new fur babies. Something every puppy owner needs to remember is that potty training is a process. The owner is going to make mistakes, and the puppies [...]

2 08, 2016

Recommended Professionals

2018-02-28T12:30:33-06:00August 2nd, 2016|Training|

Clients often ask me for my recommendation for other professional resources for your dogs. These are the people to KNOW! Dr. Pam Doubek is my vet. She has been a great addition to my resource team here in Iowa. She is great with the dogs—and with me, too! She even takes the time to listen [...]

2 08, 2016

Red, White, and Blue

2016-08-02T09:46:06-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

Adapted from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company 1 ½ cup oat flour 1 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup oat bran ½ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon 1 egg ¼ c water Preheat oven to 350° F. [...]

2 08, 2016

Cheese Fries

2016-08-02T09:45:21-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

Adapted from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company 1 ½ cup oat flour 1 ½ cup brown rice flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 1 ¼ tsp garlic powder (or granulated garlic) 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 1 egg ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup water [...]

2 08, 2016

Liver Leather

2016-08-02T09:44:39-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

Adapted from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company 1 lb of chicken liver (juice included) or beef liver 1 cup rice flour Preheat oven to 250° F. Puree liver in food processor (or blender) and mix in rice flour. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment and lightly spray [...]

2 08, 2016

De-Skunk-er Recipe

2016-08-02T09:43:20-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

Living out in the country has provided unique opportunities for my labs to find wildlife that did not necessarily agree with them! Ray recently met a skunk who did not appreciate his attentiveness. As a result, I ended up with a very smelly lab…BUT not for long! This handy recipe washed the smell right out! [...]

6 05, 2015

Just sit…

2016-08-02T09:26:35-05:00May 6th, 2015|Training|

“Just sit Bella, no sit. Really? No sit. I don’t want to shake your paw. Bella, just sit! There it is! Nice sit. Wanna cookie?” Sometimes, most of the time, when I have a cookie or a tennis ball in my hand and I ask Bella to sit, she starts offering more behaviors then the [...]

8 04, 2015

Put it away…

2016-08-02T09:27:26-05:00April 8th, 2015|Training|

Put it away… Bella has a trick where she brings me a shoe and expects a treat for bringing it to me. This stems from a game we played when she was a puppy. She would grab something she wasn’t suppose to have, I would ask, “what you got?” and run to the cookie jar. [...]