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Need advice on how to care for your pets? We have plenty of articles to help you out.

How to establish a good 'COME' command

A dog with a well-established recall is a safe and engaged dog. It is well worth the time and effort in getting the ‘come’ command established. Nick, one of our Expert Authors, explains the rules of the ‘come’ command and how to establish a reliable recall with your dog.
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Loose Leash Walking

Does your dog pull on their leash? It’s a common issue and no dog owner wants to be taken for a walk! In this expert series you give you the 10-step process you need to master loose-leash walking.

Teaching commands through clicker training

Learn about the benefits of introducing clicker training and how simple it really is!

House Training 101 with Nicole Ellis

It’s a lot of work and sometimes feels like an uphill battle. But, it’s also a great opportunity to start growing a loving bond with your dog. House training is all about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement.
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Managing IBD in cats and dogs

While there is no one single cause known for IBD, management can be made easier through an appropriate diet. Find out more about how you can manage IBD.

Pet Safety Tips - Fireworks

7/1/2018 - By Nicole Ellis, CPDT-KA Many dogs have some level of anxiety or fear when it comes to fireworks. Noise sensitivity can vary significantly by breed, age, or exposure to loud noises as a puppy. There are some easy steps you can take to help your dog feel...

Protein Deception by Dr. Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA

The Protein Deception 6/15/2018 - By Dr. Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA ZIWI’s consulting veterinarian, Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA discusses why the designation of “high protein” can be over-rated, while the quality of protein in pet foods misunderstood and undervalued. You are what you absorb, not what you eat....

Travel with Your Dog: Part Three - What to Pack

What to Pack 5/4/2018 - By Certified Professional Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis, CPDT-KA In parts 1 and 2 of this 3-part series, I talked about the importance of thoroughly planning your trip, shared some insights about finding pet-friendly lodging an and gave you some tips about...

Travel with Your Dog: Part Two - Ways to Get There

Ways to Get There 4/27/2018 - By Certified Professional Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis, CPDT-KA Last week, we talked about the importance of planning all the aspects of your trip before you even set a paw out the door. This week, we’ll talk about the ins and...

Travel with Your Dog: Part One - Planning Your Trip

Planning Your Trip 4/20/2018 - By Certified Professional Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis, CPDT-KA I welcome any opportunity to enjoy a getaway with Maggie and Rossi and I love sharing stories, photos, and videos of our adventures. Because of this, I’m often asked 'How easy is it...
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List of 10 Common Household Pet Toxins

10 Common Household Pet Toxins 3/1/2018 Written by Samantha Randall, Editor-in-Chief - Top Dog Tips It’s a well-known fact that pets, dogs especially, will eat almost anything. Unfortunately, many common household substances that you normally wouldn’t even give a second thought can be seriously harmful for animals. Since...

The Forgotten Superfood: Entrails! (aka Organs)

2/7/2018 - The Forgotten Superfood: Entrails! (aka Organs) by Dr. Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA Natural and Cultural History Dogs and cats have a lot in common with wolves and cougars. However, they are not the same and their sharing of physiology is often the subject of great debate,...

Training Tip #5 - How to Teach "Sit" & "Down"

1/30/2018 - Written by Certified Professional Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis CPDT-KA Week 5 Training Tip - How to Teach "Sit" & "Down" Sit and down are some of the first things I teach every dog. The sit is one of my fundamental behaviors as it’s a building block...

Training Tip #4 - Teaching "Stay"

1.23.18 - Written by Certified Professional Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis Week 4 Training Tip - Teaching a "Stay" and the importance of it Stay. It’s one of the first things I teach my dogs and from the day we start training, it becomes one of my...

Ask The Expert: Green Tripe

1-19-2018 Ask The Expert: Green Tripe by Jodie Gruenstern, DVM,CVA From the ZIWI website: Every ZIWI® Peak Recipe contains cold-washed green tripe! Why this Ingredient? “Cold-washed” Retains the Beneficial Nutrients Never bleached, scalded nor steamed Natural Source of Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids...

Training Tip #3 - Indoor Dog Games

1/16/2018 - Written by Certified Trainer and Guest Blogger, Nicole Ellis Winter weather can make us all a bit stir crazy. But when it’s too chilly or wet or dark to adventure outdoors and your dog needs to burn off some energy, there are many indoor options for you and...

Training Tip #2 - Leash Training

1/9/2018 - Written by Certified Trainer and Guest Blogger Nicole Ellis Going for a walk should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your dog. When you can walk together as a harmonious team, there's a whole new world of places you can visit and adventures you undertake. But...

Training Tip #1 - Stopping Your Dog from Jumping on People

1/1/2018 - Written by Certified Trainer and Guest Blogger Nicole Ellis One of the training questions I get asked most often is 'How do I stop my dog from jumping up on people when they walk in the door?' Most dog owners know this situation well – your exuberant dog...
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No Grains Sugars or Glycerins Added
Raised Without Added Hormones or Growth Promotants