Improving Working Dog Scent Capabilities Through Diet

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Improving Dog Scent Capabilities Through Diet

 

This is a topic that comes up frequently in discussions with working dog professionals. For many of us, olfactory detection is an important part of what our dogs need to do. This could include anything from tracking humans or animals to finding drugs, explosives or other targeted odors. While there’s a genetic ...

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Feeding Dogs with EPI

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Feeding German Shepherds

This article originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Feeding as many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) as we do, we encounter a fair number of dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). For those who deal with it, it can have a significant impact not just on the ability of the dog to ...

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Why No Food Works for Every Dog

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Labrador Retriever Sisters

 

This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

As dog people, you probably hear it at shows, online, in the field and at training. If someone isn’t asking about the best dog food, they’re telling you which is the best dog food. It could be a name brand dry food or ...

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Vohne Liche Kennels and Kinetic Dog Food Announce 2020 K-9 of the Year

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K9 Jesse Royal Oak PD

Vohne Liche Kennels, a full-service K-9 training facility for Police and Military Service Dogs, and Kinetic Performance Dog Food, named Officer Michael Stajich and K-9 Jesse of the Royal Oak Police Department in Royal Oak, Michigan as the winners of the 2020 K-9 of the Year contest.  Officer Stajich and K-9 Jesse will ...

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Feeding and Management for Optimal Canine Performance Part 2

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This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Following our previous Feeding and Management article we received some requests for additional details and clarification. In recognition of both the interest and the quality of the inquiry, we wanted to provide a follow-up article addressing the specific questions raised. Keeping in mind that feeding, in general, can be a bit of a balancing act, here’s how we’d try to accommodate some of the questions raised.

Question 1

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Feeding and Management for Optimal Canine Performance

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This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Some of the most common questions we get don’t have much to do with the actual nutritional aspects of our products. These questions fall more under the “Feeding and Management” areas of canine care and are more about when and how often to feed. We’ve touched on these subjects in past articles but they’re important enough that we wanted to address them in more detail.

Fasting Performance Is Higher

To ...

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Feeding Tips for Working Dogs

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This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

We all know that active working dogs have higher nutritional requirements than the typical house dog. These dogs are athletes with the corresponding caloric requirements that go along with the elevated energy and activity levels. For the high performance dog, though, it’s not only about meeting nutritional requirements. When and how you feed can have a significant impact on the performance level of your working dog. Here are ...

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