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January 26, 2012
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Heeling Party

Heeling Party

In this short video, you will see Forrest Micke and Lindsey Sommer (instructors at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers) demonstrating the final outcome of the focused heeling techniques taught by Michael Ellis.

January 26, 2012 | 3 Minutes, 16 Seconds

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Question: I'm confused about 'correct food' during my dog's pregnancy and whelping stage. Should I gradually introduce a wheat-free kibble and resume the raw diet after the pups start eating, keeping pups on kibble?

I have an Aussie and she's been on a raw diet, along with Honest Kitchens' Preference for the last 2 years. Now she's with puppies and I'm confused about 'correct food' during her pregnancy and whelping stage. Should I gradually introduce a wheat-free kibble and resume the raw diet after pups start eating, keeping pups on kibble?


Cindy's Response:

I would not switch her to kibble, pregnancy & nursing is one of the most physically taxing times for a dog.

I'd keep her on raw. If you need to use more commercial food, Honest Kitchen Embark is made especially for pregnant dogs/growing pups. Basically you feed the pregnant dog the same as before she was pregnant, only increasing the amounts as she progresses. Puppies fed a raw diet are healthier and happier, I couldn't ever recommend weaning pups onto kibble (with a clear conscience).

There is a great group online http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawbreeder/

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Feeding Dogs.


We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this weeks's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

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The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

NEW! MES Immersion Program

The MES Immersion Program is a comprehensive education in multiple aspects of dog training, with plenty of opportunity to delve into the theory behind our system, and as much supervised practice as each student wants to take on. This program is for the students that can completely commit themselves to learning the art and science of dog training over a 5 month (22 week) period. The course involves, in part, taking each of our core courses twice, private training sessions with Michael and his staff, shadowing our instructors during private lessons and personal training, assisting in class demos, working with shelter dogs, visiting local clubs and training groups, learning the business of dog training, and generally immersing oneself in our world. There is no more diverse and thorough program in the country. For students with the time and commitment this is our flagship program.

Read more about the MES Immersion Program.

More details on courses, course content and dates available on Michael's website.

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