The Good Dog Diet, Book on Diet and Behaviour

Welcome to The Good Dog Diet.

A great book that will help you to make the best choices about what to feed your dog for health and for happiness.

There is so much information around now. The Interweb has kind of helped, but also really hindered. Anyone can write anything down now and if it looks sort of sciency or official, we tend to believe it. It's so frustrating and so annoying when we end up in different places that contradict each other. Who to trust? How to choose? Knowledge is king. If you have the knowledge, then you can come to your own personal conclusions. The Good Dog Diet does just that. It helps you to answer the questions that are floating around in your mind, such as:

About the Author

The Good Dog Diet is written by Anna Patfield, chief cook and bottle washer at Pawsability Pet Behaviour.

There was a question that arose in Anna's mind when working on the COAPE Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, many moons ago - what it is about food that affects behaviour- does it? doesn't it? what's the truth?

After several years of working with behaviour clients and seeing puppies and dogs in training classes - who seemed to be obviously on particular foods - the desire to get to the root of the conundrum grew - why is it that thousands and thousands of dogs are fine on some foods and others just seem to be, allegedly, hyper. And so the study at CASI began an Advanced Diploma in Canine Nutritional Science. The only course that went into the depth of knowledge required that wasn't biased towards one diet or another.

And finally the penny dropped! Dogs aren't dogs. They are individuals! Different dogs have different needs with their diets just like people. It's really not that tricky. Certainly looking at specific diets to help with specific medical ailments for specific individuals is incredibly difficult, but it's relatively simple to get it when we're just looking at behaviour problems.

The Good Dog Diet book isn't just a "tell me" book. It's a journey of discovery. In this world, we all need to make up our own minds about things. But to be confident about our judgment we need knowledge. And this is what the book provides. Knowledge of what food is, of how it is digested and how it's used in the body. Knowledge of the stories behind the myths and anecdotes to sort out fact from fiction. And knowledge of what affects behaviour and why some dogs' behaviour appears to be affected by their diets and why others aren't.

Enjoy the journey and please do share your feedback. Happy to answer questions.

Buy your copy of the Good Dog Diet here


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