2014 is well underway, and with it has come a bunch of snow- at least in the Mid West. We're re-packing our dog-training bag here, and trying to keep the pups entertained. Many of our clients have asked recently "What's your favorite......?" And that question has been the inspiration for this post. Here are a few of our tried and true favorite dog things, in no particular order.
DoTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils that are natural aids to reduce anxiety, repel fleas & mosquitoes, and more! Every batch of oil is tested to make sure it meets quality and purity standards. This is important, since pets may lick them. For more information, or to order: www.mydoterra.com/holistipet.
Nina Ottosson activity toys & puzzle games
These are SO fun! Many of our clients can't take a turf-ripping game of ball anymore, or at least their hips can't. We love these puzzles! The games keep your dog's mind sharp while providing hours of inside fun. To order: http://www.nina-ottosson.com/Products.php.
Back on Track Blankets and Beds
Based on a combination of ceramic particle, textile technology and combined with Chinese Medicine principles, Back on Track products increase blood circulation, an thus reduce inflammation. They also increase healing abilities and prevent injury. Our clients love them, and often seek to lay on a Back on Track Blanket! http://www.nina-ottosson.com/Products.php
Brilliant K9 Harnesses
Made in Ohio by a women-owned company, these fun and functional harnesses are designed for optimal range of movement for your dog. Brilliant K9 offers many beautiful patterns and even custom patches so you can add your dog's name or titles to their gear!
Golden Life Dog Food
Made with fresh ingredients and thoughtful food energetics, Delicious meals are individually packed portions for quick and easy serving. You can see the fresh vegetables right in the mix. We like these diets for dogs with food allergies, and you can't beat the freshness. Made in Ohio! http://www.goldenlifedogfood.com/GoldenLife/Welcome.html
Karen Pryor Clickers
A quiet clicker that is the perfect size, with no annoying "metal slap" when clicked. Pryor clickers are very ergonomic, fit just right in the hand, and are light. We love these! The softness is loud enough to be heard without startling even the most sensitive dog. http://store.clickertraining.com/iclick-clicker-5pack.html
This list is by no means exhaustive. What are your favorite dog things that you can't leave home without?
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.