It's been several years since I've had to train a pup. I figured that since I had done it three times before, it would be a daily ongoing process for me to train Callie, our newest. Boy, was I wrong....we added Callie to our family as a "foster to adopt" rescue when she was just 5 weeks old. It was easy then. I knew how to crate her to protect her, how to train her to go to her "spot" outside, and how to be comfortable with being touched by a variety of different people.
I just read this great blog on Fully Vetted, by Patty Khuly, DVM, about human medicine learning lessons from our veterinary colleagues. As a practicing ED doc, pet shop owner and professed dog lover, I couldn't agree more! Here was my response:
As a practicing ER doc, pet boutique owner and dog owner, I couldn't agree with you more! I recently went through the "end of life" process with my 14 yo Norwegian Elkhound. My decision to allow her to end her life in a loving environ
So the news is... another one bites the dust, or how Natura was swallowed up by P&G. I was minding the store this weekend and had a few conversations with clients about the new "merger" of an independent Company, Natura, with the conglomerate, Proctor and Gamble. These Natura products, known for their quality foods, may now become standard fare of the large retail stores (Petsmart and Petco, for example). Many of these were a great source of steady clientele for the independe