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Shannon Riley (Coyner), animal trainer and behavior consultant, uses this as a "high value" treat during training cut into small pea sized pieces.
It can be used as a complete and balanced meal, a protein supplement to dry food, as a treat, training tool, or as an aid for administering medications.
Shannon LOVES the 2 Hounds Design No Pull Harness as it reduces twisting, straining, and pulling, providing a more enjoyable experience for you and your dog during training or while on a walk.
A stuffed Kong can keep your dog occupied when crated or when you have visitors. It can provide mental stimulation and provide an outlet for your dog’s energy. And this wonderful chew toy can go a long way toward alleviating mild separation issues and boredom—just give a stuffed Kong to your dog as you leave, or hide it so he has to find it and then excavate. (Be sure to provide stuffed Kong’s randomly, not only when you leave, so they won’t become associated only with your absence.)
The KONG-shaped Wobbler is an action-packed treat and food dispensing toy. It sits upright until pushed by a dog’s paw or nose and then periodically dispenses tasty rewards as it wobbles, spins and rolls. The unpredictable movement keeps the toy challenging, even for seasoned Wobbler users. The Wobbler can also be used as an alternative to a dog bowl to help slow and extend mealtime while providing exercise for your dog. Unscrews for easy filling and cleaning.
Meals just taste better when you've got to work a little to get 'em! Stuff the Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Dog Toy with treats or kibble and Busy Buddy's patented Treat Meter will slowly release treats as pups play. The Treat Meter is adjustable, allowing pet parents to control the speed kibble and treats are dispensed and slow down dogs who love food so much they forget to chew.
Buster Food Cube allows dogs to work for their food and gain healthy mental and physical stimulation. Easy to load with treats and food. This treat ball is made from safe and durable thermoplastic rubber so any pup can enjoy the fun!
Thundershirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog. With its patented design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs around the world and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers. Thundershirt helps keep animals calm so they are more comfortable in situations that were once frightening.
Keep calm and play on with the Adaptil Calming Adjustable Dog Collar. The innovative design is activated by body heat, and it releases a constant calming pheromone that helps put dogs at ease during any stress-triggering situation. Whether it’s a thunderstorm rolling in or you have to take your pup to the vet, this collar helps put your dog’s anxiety at ease. A great alternative to uses drugs or supplements, this collar is clinically proven to work and recommended by veterinarians. It’s essential to keep the collar in close contact with the skin at all times, so keep it on continuously and use for at least 30 days.
Help keep your furry friend calm during stressful times with Vetoquinol Zylkene Behavior Support Capsules Small Dog & Cat Supplement 75 mg. The non-drowsy formula uses alpha-casozepine, a natural ingredient found in cow’s milk, to help balance the stress reactions of dogs and cats safely and with no tranquilizing or sedating effects. Milk-sourced alpha-casozepine is known to promote relaxation in babies, and it works in a similar way for your pet, giving him a sense of comfort and contentment to help him cope with stress or adapt to new situations. It’s perfect for most pet stressors like loud noises, visits to the vet or groomer, as well as unfamiliar people and places. Plus, it’s free of lactose and preservatives, making it ideal for sensitive tummies.
When you have an anxious dog, a simple trip to the veterinarian can become a huge hassle. So, help calm your pup before leaving the house with Adaptil calming spray. Instead of tranquilizing your pet, Adaptil releases specific pheromones that naturally appease and calm dogs—it's like sending your pal comforting messages through his nose. These messages are completely odorless and will only be perceived by your dog, so you, your cats, and other animals won't feel a thing. Simply spray your car, wait 10 minutes, and bring your best bud along for the ride. It's a terrific way to help your pup relax on the way to the vet or during long car, train or airplane trips—it can even be sprayed into his carrier to ease anxiety during crate travel. With Adaptil, you and your favorite canine companion can make travel fun again.
Rescue Remedy Stress Relief Pet Supplement is well-known by pet parents for safe, natural stress relief. This homeopathic solution is alcohol-free and recommended by veterinarians for calming your cat or dog during stressful situations. It’s a must-have for animals that are afraid of everyday things like thunderstorms, fireworks, going to the vet or being groomed. Rescue Remedy also helps pets after they’ve experienced a distressing event, such as separation anxiety, moving or getting lost. It’s made from a combination of five flower remedies, including Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum, Impatiens and Clematis. It’s easy to administer—just use the dropper to add a few drops to your pet’s water bowl.
Many oils are safe to apply directly to the fur or skin of an animal. Lavender is one of the safest to apply neat, without dilution. However, the essential oil must be 100% PURE, therapeutic grade (not a synthetic mix). When applying most other essential oils on animals, it’s a good idea to dilute the oils with V-6 or another pure vegetable oils. This is at least until you have established that the individual animal can tolerate the particular oil. For optimal dilution, add 15 to 30 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or another pure vegetable oil.
Check out what essential oils Shannon recommends here:
You can make your own pet-safe essential oil blend to diffuse with this recipe!
You will need an amber dropper bottle to put the mix of oils in. Pour the essential ois into the bottle and shake it to blend the oils. Then, use 3 to 6 drop of the blend in a diffuser.
30 drops Lavendar
30 drops Orange
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Peppermint