Written by Samary Birkline 2021. When bringing to mind the ideal dog, one rarely cultivates the image of a bashful animal. For most people, the “perfect” dog has a relatively outgoing personality, easily handles new people and seamlessly transitions from infancy to adulthood without bad habits, anxiety attacks, self-confidence complications, or hiccups. These types ofContinue reading “Bringing Out Fido’s Best: How to Instill Confidence in Your Puppy”
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Whoever Said “People Food” is Bad for Dogs was Wrong: A Healthy, Balanced Canine Kitchen Recipe
One might think that the kibble companies would simply purchase quality ingredients in these approximate proportions and produce kibble with these kinds of ratios. Unfortunately, this is NOT the case. The truth about processed dog food is much worse than this. Not only does legislation COMPLETELY ignore canine health, the industry is skewed on favor of manufacture’s profit margins. This legislation allows dog food companies to use things like recycled restaurant deep fryer fat and rancid tallow as your dog’s “good fat” and by-products, such as hooves, tails, testicles, ears and other bits of animal as protein ingredients.
DCM is #1 Killer of Doberman Pinschers. Here’s What We Know and What we Don’t Know, and Why There’s Hope for the Future.
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 If you’re in the market for a Doberman Pinscher, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy). There’s an awful lot of chatter in the breed forums and heart disease is among the leading topics. To simplify this multifaceted conversation, it’s important to understandContinue reading “DCM is #1 Killer of Doberman Pinschers. Here’s What We Know and What we Don’t Know, and Why There’s Hope for the Future.”
Early Scent Introduction: Creation of the Canine Super Nose
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 Canines are born with incredible noses. With even the weakest canine nose sporting four times the smell receptors and an area in the brain dedicated to smell four times larger than the corresponding area in the human brain. Even more impressive, dogs can use their noses (and their observationContinue reading “Early Scent Introduction: Creation of the Canine Super Nose”
Doberman is Just Another Name for Lassie: The Truth About Doberman Pinschers
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 In 1997 I wrote my parents a document, entitled 101 Reasons Why I Need a Big Dog. To date, it remains the most life-impacting document I’ve ever written. I was sixteen. My father grew up in livestock and scaled down the farmers’s education to fit into our suburban life:Continue reading “Doberman is Just Another Name for Lassie: The Truth About Doberman Pinschers”
Raising Super Dogs: Understanding and Using Early Neurological Stimuli
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 A great deal is set into stone in the early days of a mammal’s life. This is true for humans, whales, cats, dogs, and every other form of mammal. For decades research has been done in the betterment of mammal rearing, specifically canines. Much has been learned and yearsContinue reading “Raising Super Dogs: Understanding and Using Early Neurological Stimuli”
Just Zip It: One Breeder’s Step-by-Step in Canine Ear Posting
Written by: Samary Birkline © 2020. For decades the Doberman’s sleek, muscular body has captivated audiences and owners alike. Its characteristic erect ears draw a sharp image in the mind: a mild bell sloping gracefully up to a point, then dropping straight to the skull; the vision of laser-focus and concentration. Veteran Doberman owners willContinue reading “Just Zip It: One Breeder’s Step-by-Step in Canine Ear Posting”
How to Use a Dog’s Instincts to Make Potty Training A Snap!
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 When it comes to potty training, all dogs are not created equal. Potty training can be a challenge, or it can be a breeze, depending largely on the dog’s personality and its early puppy-hood experiences. Strategies will vary based on the environment the pup was raised in. Whether aContinue reading “How to Use a Dog’s Instincts to Make Potty Training A Snap!”
Effects of Training in the Dogs’ Brain
5 Great Reasons COVID-19 Quarantine is the Perfect Time for a New Puppy
Written by Samary Birkline, © 2020 If COVID-19 has taught us one thing, it is that chemistry is no respecter of age, citizenship, gender, or ethnicity and that it has the power to force society to grind to a recess. Thus, many of us who aren’t so accustomed to being at home with our entireContinue reading “5 Great Reasons COVID-19 Quarantine is the Perfect Time for a New Puppy”