How to start feeding your dog a raw diet

By |2023-06-24T17:23:44+00:00March 20th, 2023|Dog Nutrition, Health|

When I was first got started as a dog trainer, I knew very little about nutrition. I gave my dogs Taste of the Wild dog food and didn't think twice about it. Then I attended a canine nutrition seminar in Chattanooga that was hosted by a holistic veterinarian. That's where I learned more about the cooking process of kibble and the [...]

The Sport of K9 Nose Work

By |2022-05-11T15:57:40+00:00July 1st, 2021|Dog sports, Exercise, Health|

Dogs possesses up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses. That's compared to only about six million in the human nose. Have you ever thought about putting your dog's natural abilities to the ultimate test? What is K9 Nose Work? Nose Work is a fun dog sport for both you and your pup! It is mentally stimulating, can be physically [...]

What you need to know about BLOAT

By |2022-11-29T18:58:00+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Health|

Please note, we are not medical experts, and this is not medical advice. It's intended to be an informative blog post. Be sure to check out the links at the end of the blog for additional information. There are plenty of emergencies your dog may have, but bloating is one of the deadliest. This condition can emerge rapidly and without warning. [...]

Canine Fitness Tip: Injury Prevention

By |2021-04-18T23:28:54+00:00April 19th, 2021|Exercise, Health|

Injury Prevention is key in #caninefitness One of THE BEST things you can do to prevent injuries is to Warm-Up your dog prior to exercise! Why? Because most dogs are sedentary in the house, car or crate prior to exercise! So, by NOT warming up your dog, you are putting them at high risk for injuries. Especially before allowing your dog [...]

Canine Fitness Tip: Healthy Weight

By |2021-04-18T23:21:07+00:00April 18th, 2021|Exercise, Health, Nutrition|

Did you know April is National Canine Fitness Month? Canine fitness is for EVERY dog: -Puppies -Canine athletes -Pet dogs -and Senior dogs Canine fitness is: -Quality of Life (healthy weight & healthy diet) -Daily physical and mental exercise -Injury prevention Trainer Samantha Lee from Valor K9 Academy's Boise location is very passionate about canine fitness and nutrition. She believes it [...]

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