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November 18, 2010

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Donna Matey Training her Puppy, Eager

Donna Matey Training her Puppy, Eager

Today's video is a training session of Donna Matey with her puppy, Eager. Donna has won the Mondioring Three Championships 3 times with Eager's father, Jackson. Eager is a litter mate to Cindy's female puppy, Endy. I have a number of free streaming videos of Cindy and Endy on our website.

Donna trains in Michael Ellis' system. If you watch, she turns a training session into a play session with rules.

In 2011, Michael will start a new course at his school in California on how to build a better relationship with your dog through play games. I plan on doing a training DVD on this work.


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Featured Question & Answers

Question: My dog has been on raw for a month but he keeps getting diarrhea. Any input would be appreciated.

I am a firm believer in a raw food diet, we have had our 5 month german shepherd on it now for about a month, but he keeps getting diarrhea. I am super careful with his food, nothing is cross contaminated, his bowl is thoroughly washed after every meal. I give him chicken, a little bit of pulverized veggies a few times a week, eggs with shells, gizzards, hearts and occasionally liver. We have him on all the supplements as well. He has now had three episodes of diarrhea, no blood, and no other side effects. He acts perfectly normal. I have given him pumpkin and that seems to help. For a couple of days I was on vacation, he had diarrhea before we left, I got some healthy kitchen dehydrated food for him and he ate that for 3 days, and his stools were totally normal. Last night I gave him raw and once again he has diarrhea.

At a loss, I really don't want to abandon the raw food, but I can't take the diarrhea anymore.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.



I think you are giving too much variety, for a dog that new to raw I don’t add supplements and I don’t add organ meat. When I do add organ meat, I add like a dime sized piece. Gizzards are ok, but hearts and liver can cause diarrhea. Eggs can also give some dogs diarrhea.

I’d back up and go to a very simple diet, single protein source, no veggies, eggs, organ meat or supplements and I’d also add some digestive enzymes for the next several weeks.

Only when you have had a long stretch of completely normal stools do you add ONE ingredient and see how that goes for a number of days. If you are doing all the things you have listed, you have no way of knowing what the problem may be.

The 2 best books for learning about the raw diet are Raw Dog Food  and Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats. We give both these books to our puppy customers and rarely have questions about the diet

Here is a Q&A section on raw feeding.

For future questions, you might benefit from learning to use our SEARCH function, which is located in the top left corner of every page of the website. If you type in your key words or question it will find you articles, Q&As, free streaming video and links to threads on our discussion forum. Our website has over 16,000 pages and it’s very likely you’ll find the information you are looking for. I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Feeding a Raw Diet.


Question: When training dogs to an invisible fence, should I “mark” when they turn towards the safe part of the yard?

Hi Cindy, After watching the obedience video I have a question concerning "marking"...When training the dogs to an invisible fence boundary should I "mark" when they turn away from the flags upon hearing the audio signal and head to the "safe" part of the yard? Thanks in advance....Tom


When using an invisible fence, you want the dog to be “superstitious” of the boundary and avoid it. This is one situation where we do not mark the right choice. We don’t want the dog to look to us for direction, we want them to avoid crossing the boundary no matter what.

Cindy Rhodes

For more information on this topic, see our Q&A on Marker Training.


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