The natural dog is one in balance and at ease. They are emotionally equitable, in tune with their environment and family and are a delight to be with. They are mischievous, playful and act like a dog, rather than as a human thinks a dog should act. You just can’t get past the huge advantages this provides us humans with.
The natural dog’s regime starts off with a healthy, natural diet, in keeping with his evolution. This provides not only all his nutritional needs in an easily digestible form, it provides a lot of his emotional needs, too.
Food isn’t just about nutrition, it’s also about social interaction. This is true for humans and dogs alike.
Food is also about mouth hygiene. By eating the right foods, dogs keep healthy mouths, with strong teeth and plump healthy gums.
The combination of good nutrition, mental health and physical health combines to limit, if not eliminate expensive veterinary visits. A win win situation for us and the dog.
To learn more about the healthiest diet, click on Naturally Healthy Dogs.
The next important aspect of the natural dog is his training. Most of the canine training in practice today focuses on the human side of the equation, with little regard to the dogs point of view. While the human side must be considered, so too must the canine side.
If you want your dog to understand you, you need to understand your dog. You need to understand the things that are important to a dog, how he works. You will never achieve satisfactory results if you work in opposite to a dog’s natural needs. And you will contribute to his mental health problems if you try.
For a start you need to understand that a dog comes from a pack and therefore has to work in order of his ranking within that pack. You may think you are the alpha leader, but are you in your dog’s eyes? This is what matters. Most humans aren’t, which is one of the main contributing factors to aggression.
An alpha leader must have leadership qualities – such as the ability to remain calm in all situations. Anger is not a leadership quality and will make your dog frightened and disrespectful of you. You have not proved yourself to be up to the job. Dogs need proof that you are a capable leader.
To learn more about training a dog according to his nature, click on Jan Fennell.
And finally, the natural dog’s medical treatment should also be natural. You may find you rarely need to call upon this, but there can be times when you do and so it’s a good idea to have a contingency plan in place.
There are a variety of effective holistic health treatments about, and all have their own particular advantages of use. Homeopathic treatment may offer the broadest approach as it can help every situation from injuries to chronic disease and emotional challenges and everything in between.
Homeopathy is gentle, safe, effective and economical. It works by clearing the blockages that prevent the body from working efficiently. It doesn’t target specific diseases. Instead, it targets the individual dog, strengthening his immune system.
And you’ll never have a problem with dosing your dog – they love the remedies and happily take them. They will even tell you when they need them, when you learn to read their body language.
For more information on homeopathic treatment, click on What is Homeopathy.
Other factors which contribute to your dog’s life is a loving home, free access to run around safely, at least one other companion, shelter from the elements and regular long walks. It goes without saying that teasing or other acts of mental or emotional cruelty must be avoided.
And that pretty much rounds off all you need to know to have a happy, healthy, emotionally stable and secure dog. These dogs are above all, safe dogs in virtually any situation, whatever the breed.