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Canine Masterclass: Improve Your Dog's Food + Fun Dog Training Tricks & Games

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

Canine Masterclass: Improve Your Dog's Food + Fun Dog Training Tricks & Games

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

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23 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Intro To Having A Better Relationship with your Dog

      0:40
    • 2. 5 Ways To Strengthen the Bond with your Dog

      12:16
    • 3. 5 Signs You Have A Strong Bond With Your Dog

      2:21
    • 4. Temperament Test Your Dog To Know Their Personality

      4:53
    • 5. Introduce Background Noiseogs

      2:01
    • 6. Lunge Whip Toy For Your Dog

      2:28
    • 7. Nose work Game For your Dog

      2:09
    • 8. Hide and Seek Game with your Dog

      1:59
    • 9. Working For Food

      3:25
    • 10. Building An Agility Course

      2:14
    • 11. Introduction to Bonding with your dog through Dog Training Tricks

      1:50
    • 12. Teach 'Speak' Dog Trick

      2:15
    • 13. Speak Dog Trick in Action

      0:26
    • 14. Teach 'Weave' Dog Trick

      6:49
    • 15. Teach 'Sit Pretty' Dog Trick

      3:18
    • 16. Teach 'Ring The Door Bells" Dog Trick

      4:02
    • 17. Teach 'Back Up' Dog Trick

      4:31
    • 18. Teach 'Say Your Prayer' Dog Trick

      5:37
    • 19. Understanding How Kibble is Made

      6:21
    • 20. Plant protein vs animal protein kibble

      5:44
    • 21. How much carbohydrates are in your dog food kibble?

      8:07
    • 22. Properly storing your pet food

      5:07
    • 23. Continue Learning With Me

      1:23
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Are you a dog lover or dog owner? Do you own a dog or multiple dogs? Do you want a better relationship with your dog? Are you confused on how to improve your dog's health through better nutrition?

I have worked in a wide range of professional dog related fields to get as much knowledge as possible when it comes to a man's best friend: from dog training, dog grooming and even in the veterinary field as well. I am a certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist that is ready to break down your dog's food so you know exactly what you're feeding your dog.

So what are the benefits of having a stronger bond with your dog and understanding what you're feeding your dog?

  • Increased trust between you and your dog
  • Your dog being more focused on you
  • Your dog and you can start to read each other easier
  • You will having more fun with your dog
  • Decrease in any stress and tension between you and your dog
  • Better health for your dog that can increase his/her life by more years 

Building a stronger bond with your dog will improve your relationship greatly and understanding nutrition and what exactly you're feeding your dog will ensure your dog is as healthy as possible. So enroll in this dog class today and start practicing the different ways to improve the bond with your dog today!

PS: I want you to check off at least 3/5 signs that you DO have a strong bond with your dog!

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1. Intro To Having A Better Relationship with your Dog: I just have one question for you. Do you want to have a stronger relationship with your dog? Hi, my name is Tatiana Ambrose and I am a passionate dog lover. I have worked from a dog training facility to a vet clinic to a dog store, and I am here to give you my top five ways to start building a better relationship with your dog today. Because as a dog lover, we should all have a solid foundation with our dogs and a clear communication. So what are you waiting for? If you are ready to start building a better relationship and stronger relationship with your dog, go ahead and click that enroll button. 2. 5 Ways To Strengthen the Bond with your Dog: hide and seek with your dog. This is a game that I am seriously addicted to playing with Athena. All you're gonna be doing is put your dog in a down stay, you hide and then you call your dog's name here and there. Not like a Tina, Tina. Tina. Tina, till you don't find you. But call it intermittently and then reward your dog when they find you and then repeat it. ISS so much freaking fund. Okay, so putting Athena in a down stay as I back away and hide First place is behind the bedroom door hand. She found me next downstate again. This time I am hiding behind the bedroom curtain which took her a little bit longer to find me. But eventually she busted me. I also head on the tub ledge behind the shower curtain. Here she comes. She's has to figure out where the opening is. There we go. Found again And lastly, on top of the washing machine I did not say her name Besides to release her at the very beginning. Aside from that, I was completely silent and she still found me. Oh my gosh, This dog is good. Hi, now, your dog doesn't have to be an agility master in order for you to challenge your dog physically with some agility equipment. So this is my agility equipment that I made for Athena. When you are starting off, you do the exact same thing. You're going to lure your dog with a treat once she completes what you want her to do, automatically reward her. Now, with Athena being a little bit more advanced, she completes the entire agility course before I reward her. And then, of course, I always try to challenge my dog whenever I can. So, yes, I am going to make the jump a little bit more difficult for her. And here we go with a little bit of a different course, which Athena did great in. You can see her tail is wagging. She is having fun. I mean, this is definitely fun for both of us to dio. And then I just like to mess with her and play around just for the heck of it. So hopefully this gave you some ideas on the different do it yourself agility equipment that you can make at home to challenge your dog physically. Now onto an exercise that requires the dog's nose. Let's go over the rules. One. You're going to lay small piles of treats in the open and mark when they find the treats. Then you're going to start to decrease the amount of treats but still leave them in the open, and then eventually you're going to start to hide the treats by putting them up a little bit higher off the floor. Let's take a look at how I do this with Airy's First, I'm gonna be laying down treats in the open. Here comes Aires. I'm saying Yes, good boy. Yes, good boy. Good. Find it. Yes, great job. So eventually he understands the concept. And now there are no treats on the ground there, either on the chair legs or the table legs. This is the end goal. Do you want to get to with your dog to where I am on Lee using this small area of my house ? But typically, I would most likely be using the entire house to keep the dog preoccupy. Just make sure you remember where you put the treats or double check the areas where you put the trades to make sure your dog get small to ensure that you don't get Answer any other sort of bugs. Let me bring to your attention how on point Aires noses, he isn't missing one treat. That's amazing. And I know you're probably getting sick and tired of me saying this, but I want to get it into your head. Make sure that with any sort of new introduction of any concept to your dog, you break it down to the simplest baby steps that you can think of and then gradually build up on this because that is going to keep your dog motivated. He's not going to get discouraged, and it's gonna keep everything fun. Hi there. Now let's move on to one of my favorite exercises to help your dog focus on you. Okay, so to start off, you're going to have a treat in each your hands and you're going to hold it on either side of your face. The moment that your dog looks at you, you market with the yes and reward. Once your dog is consistently looking at you, then you start increasing the distance of the treats until your arms are all the way spread out on either side of you. Now let's take a look at how Athena and Aires do with this exercise. So here I am, starting with Athena. The moment that she looks at me, she gets a reward, and this is your end goal to have a treat in each hand, spread all the way out, and your dog is looking straight at you instead of the treat. Now I'm doing the exact same exercise with Aires, and he has never done this exercise. So the marking and the rewarding is essential to getting him to understand that I want him to look at me, not the treat. And if your dog is like areas and he is super focused on that treat, one thing you can do is to make a little clicking sound, to get the dog to look at you. And then Mark and reward. Airy started to get the hang of this exercise after the first training session, which was about 15 to 20 minutes. And look at one of our last training sessions. How well he is doing awesome, awesome progress. You can tell that he is beginning to understand that looking at me equals a treat. So go ahead and try out this exercise and let me know how your dog does. So if your dog loves toys, but you have a smaller yard so your dog can't get to the full speed chasing a ball, chasing a toy so they don't get as much exercise. I have just the thing for you. All right, so I have a toy tied onto a horse. Lunge Whip. I think it's 72 inches and this toy is specifically for the lunge whip. It never leaves this laundry up, and all you do is just go in a circle round and round and round. And you know, obviously, Athena is just amazing at this game since she got on the first try. Or maybe I'm just rusty. Are you to be a little bit quicker than my dog, which is sometimes difficult so you can go in circles, go back and forth, have it jump around? Romeo is getting a little bit involved in this game to This is his second time that he is witnessing the lunge whip so a little bit more excited about it this time. There we go. Good job, Romeo. So This is a great toy for a small area. It really where's your dog out? And if you are a person that does not like stuffed toys for their dogs, you can choose any toy you want to put at the end of the whip. It can be a rubber ball. It could be a squeaky toy of some sort. That is not fabric whatever you want. Whatever is going to get your dog excited to chase it. And I don't know if you've caught on, but this is a great toy to get your dog physical. Exercise you at the same time, you don't really have to do too much. It's a win win, especially if you want to where your dog out. But you can't be sweaty because you're going into work or you have somewhere else to be in 30 minutes. I gotta say that on screen. This might look kind of boring to you, but in reality this is so much fun, especially with Athena, because she's so focused on this toy. It is just so much fun, and we lose track of time. After a quick play session, it is time to go back inside get some water, take a breather, rejuvenate ourselves for another place session later on in the evening. Let's be honest, you saw the title of this lecture, and you may have wanted to skip it. I am glad that you didn't, because spending time and being present with your dog can be two very different concepts. Say you're finishing your writing assignment in your dog, comes up and nudges you. You put their head scratch behind their ear while writing the last page of your assignment . Yes, this example can qualify a spending time with your dog, but you are not present with your dog because your mind is focused on what you are writing . Humans number One way to communicate is verbally, but dogs typically don't understand your ramblings about the stress of your day. But what they do pay attention to is your nonverbal body language. Yes, I can go on and on telling you signs of how your dog loves you. But the bond between you and your dog is a mutual feeling that doesn't require words. Do you and your dog have a regular routine? Does your dog have boundaries that were set during the training sessions. How well can you communicate non verbally with your dog? All of the's will go to towards strengthening your bond spending time and actually being present with your dog strengthens the bond. Your dog will trust you a little bit more each day. As your connection strengthens. You can take a nature hike with your dog or simply go to your favorite place outdoors and relax. Enjoy being in the moment with your dog. So feel free to reach out to me and let me know what you do with your dog to continue to strengthen your bond. 3. 5 Signs You Have A Strong Bond With Your Dog: Hi there. Now I want to go over five signs that show that you have a strong bond with your dog. Even though there are so many more than just five signs, I'm just going over the five basic ones, starting with number one. When your dog is off leash, she or he doesn't try to run off. Now the first step is getting your dog off leash. That is a huge accomplishment in itself. But then having your dog not run off when she has the freedom and the choice to shows that you have a strong bond with your dog, and better yet, they will keep an eye on you when they're awfully, should make sure they know where you are. At number two, your dog watches you. So not only will your dog keep an eye on you while they're off leash, but inside the house they are still watching you and seeing when you go from room one to room to. I know that you saw in the previous exercises. Athena does keep her eye on me, and that usually goes for inside the house and outside Number three. Your dog executes commands without cowering or running off. This is a big one. I mean, it shows that your dog has full trust in you. When it comes to doing something that you ask of him or her, they trust that you're going to take care of them and not let anything bad happen. Number four. Your dog wants to be near or next to you, shows that you have a strong bond with your dog. Now, if your dog has separation anxiety, wanting to be near next to you is going to be an unhealthy, clinging attachment. But Number four is more towards dogs that are independent, are comfortable in their skin. Don't have separation anxiety. But they want to be near next to you because they have that bond with you. And last but not least, number five. You know what your dog likes and dislikes now, in a relationship between you and your dog, It's not gonna be all about your dog showing you signs of how much of a bomb they have with you. The fact that you know what your dog likes and dislikes shows how much of a bond you have with your dog and how much you pay attention to your dog. In turn, your dog reciprocates and you guys have one amazing bond with each other 4. Temperament Test Your Dog To Know Their Personality: So the first thing I really wanted to talk about is puppies. So when you're thinking about getting a puppy or you want to learn more about the type of temperament your puppy has. I always suggest to all my family and friends to temperament tests the puppy that they're gonna get or the puppy that they currently have. So I went to dummies.com and you can see how they break everything down to make it really, really easy. So when it comes to a puppies temperament, you have active temperament. You have neutral temperament or a passive temperament. So this also depends on the type of dog that you are wanting. So for me personally, I prefer neutral puppies. So if you scroll a little bit down, first, they tell you to observe the puppy in his or her environment playing with the other puppies. What is the puppy doing? Is the puppy jumping into What's happening to where it has an active personality? Is it just kind of hanging out and relaxing or that's a neutral personality? Or is it staying away from that main activity that's happening where it's more passive personality. And then of course, scroll down to play when you play with your puppy. How is it reacting? Is that hyper words, active personality, easy-going, going with the flow, neutral? Or does the puppy just want to be pet? Imports more passive personality? Then you move on to cradling the puppy in your arms. Does it just relax and melting your arms or it's passive? Does it wiggle for a bit and then relax where it's neutral? Or is it kind of throwing a fit where that's a really active personality. Then moving down, you have the call back where you can take a treat, a squeaky toy, something it likes to chase a ball. And you get the puppies attention and call it back to you. And you see the puppies reaction. Does the puppy chase you while it's jumping up, trying to nip where that's an act of personality. Is it just kind of strolling along really even temperament where that's neutral? Or is it hesitant and not sure what you're doing to, are you really, really have to coax it to come to you where that's a passive personality. Then as you can see, this goes on and on and on. So you have the TOC and Pat, you're going to kneel on the floor or in the chair and have the puppy between your legs. Pet a puppy from head to tail while talking or praising the puppy softly and see what he or she does. Then you have the bend over for six, where you're going to lean over the puppy. Now some puppies are going to be overwhelmed. Some are going to be totally excited. So make sure that you can move away if the puppy does jump towards your face, or it's going to kind of cower. So you can see the personality with the ANOVA test. Then you have to know focus TO squeeze a startle sound, the crash test, and then uplift. Now, when I have done this test on puppies and on my three dogs, I don't get just all A's, all ends, all p's. I usually have a mix. So you can see you have the all A's, all ends a piece, but then you also have the mix of a and n, the mix of N and P to determine your puppies personality. So this is my number one tip to all puppy owners. Understand not only your breed of puppy or the mixed breeds that make up your puppy, but also understand your puppies personality. So if you're not an active person, most likely you're going to have moments of frustration because you really want more of a neutral puppy. Where if you rescue a puppy and its majority passive, you need to boost its self esteem through different confidence exercises and reassurance as the puppy continues to grow and develop. So this is very, very, very important in my personal opinion when it comes to really getting to know your puppy. But I've also done this test on my rescue dogs, on my foster dogs. And this is a really good test because it really does give you insight on the personality of your puppy or dog. 5. Introduce Background Noiseogs: Now, as your new puppy continues to grow, the number one thing aside from socializing your puppy, making sure your puppy does get that socialization with other puppies and with different people is to of course, introduce your puppy to different imagery, such as the TV and different sounds. So what I like to do with my puppies and even any of the dogs that I have here that I'm taken care of for boarding is to play soothing music in the background. So they're not just in a crate in their room. The room is completely silent. But if you have a TV where the puppy is at, play the TV for your puppy to get your pup who use a different sounds. And if you don't have a TV, you can pull up different music on sites like YouTube. So all I did right here is to type in soothing music for dogs. And you have 15 hours of deep separation, exciting music for dog relaxation, ten hours music for dogs, help relax your puppies with this amazing soothing music. Then you have an entire channel that is focused on relaxing canine music. Then right here, live TV for dogs, entertained. But at the same time also gives them exposure to different sounds, to different images. Where in the beginning the puppy is going to be really focused on the TV. But you should see gradually the puppy relaxing and beginning to enjoy having the TV on and enjoy listening to different sounds. So they're not just bored in a quiet room. So look through a lesson to these different channels and the different videos, and try different keywords and see if you have a favorite and then go ahead and add it to your favorites so that when you do leave the house, have the TV or soothing music playing for your pump. 6. Lunge Whip Toy For Your Dog: so if your dog loves toys, but you have a smaller yard so your dog can't get to the full speed chasing a ball, chasing a toy so they don't get as much exercise. I have just the thing for you. All right, so I have a toy tied onto a horse. Lunge Whip. I think it's 72 inches and this toy is specifically for the lunge whip. It never leaves this laundry up, and all you do is just go in a circle round and round and round. And you know, obviously, Athena is just amazing at this game since she got on the first try. Or maybe I'm just rusty. Are you to be a little bit quicker than my dog, which is sometimes difficult so you can go in circles, go back and forth, have it jump around? Romeo is getting a little bit involved in this game to This is his second time that he is witnessing the lunge whip so a little bit more excited about it this time. There we go. Good job, Romeo. So this is a great toy for a small area. It really where's your dog? Out? And if you are a person that does not like stuffed toys for their dogs. You can choose any toy you want to put at the end of the whip. It can be a rubber ball. It could be a squeaky toy of some swords that is not fabric whatever you want. Whatever is going to get your dog excited to chase it. And I don't know if you've caught on, but this is a great toy to get your dog physical. Exercise you at the same time. You don't really have to do too much. It's a win win, especially if you want to Where your dog out. But you can't be sweaty because you're going into work or you have somewhere else to be in 30 minutes. I gotta say that on screen. This might look kind of boring to you, but in reality this is so much fun, especially with Athena, because she's so focused on this toy. It is just so much fun, and we lose track of time. After a quick play session, it is time to go back inside, get some water, take a breather, rejuvenate ourselves for another place session later on in the evening, 7. Nose work Game For your Dog: now onto an exercise that requires the dog's nose. Let's go over the rules. One. You're going to lay small piles of treats in the open and mark when they find the treats. Then you're going to start to decrease the amount of treats but still leave them in the open, and then eventually you're going to start to hide the treats by putting them up a little bit higher off the floor. Let's take a look at how I do this with Airy's First, I'm gonna be laying down treats in the open. Here comes Aires. I'm saying Yes, good boy. Yes, good boy. Good. Find it. Yes, great job. So eventually he understands the concept. And now there are no treats on the ground there, either on the chair legs or the table legs. This is the end goal. Do you want to get to with your dog to where I am on Lee using this small area of my house ? But typically, I would most likely be using the entire house to keep the dog preoccupy. Just make sure you remember where you put the treats or double check the areas where you put the trades to make sure your dog get small to ensure that you don't get Answer any other sort of bugs. Let me bring to your attention how on Point Aires noses, he isn't missing one treat. That's amazing. And I know you're probably getting sick and tired of me saying this, but I want to get it into your head. Make sure that with any sort of new introduction of any concept to your dog, you break it down to the simplest baby steps that you can think of and then gradually build up on this because that is going to keep your dog motivated. He's not going to get discouraged, and it's gonna keep everything fun. 8. Hide and Seek Game with your Dog: hide and seek with your dog. This is a game that I am seriously addicted to playing with Athena. All you're gonna be doing is put your dog in a down stay, you hide and then you call your dog's name here and there. Not like a Tina. Tina. Tina. Tina Tilley Don't find you, but call it intermittently and then reward your dog when they find you and then repeat it. ISS so much freaking fund. Okay, so putting Athena in a down stay as I back away and hide First place is behind the bedroom door hand. She found me next downstate again. This time I am hiding behind the bedroom curtain which took her a little bit longer to find me. But eventually she busted me. I also head on the tub ledge behind the shower curtain. Here she comes. She's has to figure out where the opening is. There we go. Found again. And lastly, on top of the washing machine I did not say her name Besides to release her at the very beginning. Aside from that, I was completely silent and she still found me. Oh my gosh. This dog is good 9. Working For Food: hi. One of my favorite things to do to give my dogs mental exercise is to make them work for their food. Let me give you a few ideas. My favorite is to use toys that I can put food in for my dogs to get out off. So these air my top two favorite toys right now that I am using Aires has one and Athena has Thea other. Both of them pretty much know that by rolling them they'll be able to get some food out. This will probably keep both of them preoccupied for around 30 minutes, which isn't bad, because otherwise they would be probably sleeping on the couch instead of getting that mental exercise for the day. Now, both of my dogs are not really big into rubber toys, but since these two have food in them, that is their motivation. So once they're done getting the food out of the toys, they just leave him alone. If your dog is a heavy chewer, you might want to get a specific toy that can hold food, but is not that easy to chew up now, an easy do it yourself toy is I have a empty ricotta cheese container on Lee doing is taking my utility knife and adding four triangle holes in the top. Now this is a little bit more advanced by putting the holes in the top because the dog is gonna have to flip the container upside down in order to get the food. So if you want to make this a little bit easier in the beginning for your dog, I sick just adding the holes on the side off your plastic container. Then all I'm going to doing is adding a handful of food, adding the lid back on and it is ready to go for them to play areas was a little bit confused on how this worked, so Athena tended to steal the container most of the time, which I had to get back off the couch and put it back on the floor. But eventually, with a little bit of help, they started to understand how to get the food out with any type of plastic container that you use for your do it yourself toy. Make sure to supervise your dog because it will only take a couple of minutes for your doctor. Start chewing on that plastic container, get the lid off and start chewing the lid itself, which is not good 10. Building An Agility Course: Hi. Now, your dog doesn't have to be an agility master in order for you to challenge your dog physically with some agility equipment. So this is my agility equipment that I made for Athena. When you are starting off, you do the exact same thing. You're going to lure your dog with a treat once she completes what you want her to do, automatically reward her. Now, with Athena being a little bit more advanced, she completes the entire agility course before I reward her. And then, of course, I always try to challenge my dog whenever I can. So, yes, I am going to make the jump a little bit more difficult for her. - And here we go with a little bit of a different course, which Athena did great in. You can see her tail is wagging. She is having fun. I mean, this is definitely fun for both of us to dio. And then I just like to mess with her and play around just for the heck of it. So hopefully this gave you some ideas on the different do it yourself agility equipment that you can make at home to challenge your dog physically 11. Introduction to Bonding with your dog through Dog Training Tricks: Welcome to this section of using dog training and teaching your dog different dog training tricks to build a stronger bond with your dog. Dog training for me is lifelong because your dog is not a robot, just like how they learned to do a specific thing. They can also unlearn that and modify what they learn based on their environment around them. But dog training is a fantastic way for your dog, again, mental and physical exercise. So I am a huge believer in the fact that dog training will not only strengthen the bond with your dog, but it will also give them the mental and physical exercise that they need to stay balanced. Now, when it comes to teaching your dog different tricks? No, two dogs are like just because I teach my dog how to do a specific trick a certain way, you might have to problem solve and figure out how your dog learns best. But if at any point in the course you're not seeing the results, you're a little bit confused. Do not hesitate to reach out to me as I am here to guarantee 100% satisfaction with this course for you and your dog to form a deeper relationship. And if you and your dog or working on a specific dog trick that I have not listed in this course and you need additional help. I will be more than happy to help you out and even create an instructional video for this specific dog trick that you're struggling with or that you are trying to figure out on how to communicate to your dog through learning and marking to get the specific dog trick down. So without keeping you waiting any longer, let's get training. 12. Teach 'Speak' Dog Trick: Let's talk about teaching your dog to speak on command. So the first thing you wanna do is to pick out a command that you want to use for your dog to bark, whether its speak for me, I use Watch and then get your dog to bark so you know your dog the best. And what we'll get your dog to bark. Sometimes it's staring your dog down. Sometimes it's moving very quickly. And again, you dog really excited. But the moment that your dog barks, you want to mark that command with a clicker or a verbal cue that your dog Associates as a marker and give your dog a treat. So the moment that Athena barks, I will mark it with a guess and pull out a treat and give it to her, and then move around some more, get her excited until she barks. Market with a yes, give her a treat. Then once she is barking, I am going to add the command with as much as excitement still moving around trying to get her to bark and when she barks, market and give her treat. And I'm gonna continue doing this until I can start phasing out my excited body language and can simply tell her to watch. She will bark and I will give her a treat. Once she is consistently barking on the watch command, I will start adding in my nonverbal cue for her to bark on command with the command watch, marking the behavior and giving her a treat. And lastly, once she has the non-verbal and the verbal command associated with barking, I am going to test to see how well she understands the nonverbal to bark by simply giving her the nonverbal command. So for day one, you might just practice your dog barking on command just by simply getting your dog excited and marking the bark. So go ahead, start working on the speak command and when you're ready, let's move on to the next dog training trick. 13. Speak Dog Trick in Action: So here I have my three dogs, and this is what the speak command looks like when an action areas Rome, Athena watching. Good off, Very good. 14. Teach 'Weave' Dog Trick: All right, so this dog trick is a2 part dark trick. The first one is having your dog stay between your legs while walking forward and walking backwards. So this again, is using your dog's backup skills that he or she has learned to do a completely different trick. So what we're gonna do is we're simply going to take a treat and get the dog to come around and goes through our legs and keep the treat in front of you up above your dog's head so their head is looking up at you and start moving forward. If your dog is able to stay in between your legs and move a couple of steps. It gets automatically marked and rewarded. Then you can throw a treat in front of you to make your dog break the position. And repeat, adding a couple more steps until you are able to walk forward and backwards with your dog before giving him or her that we worked. Now make sure you go at your dogs pace. Okay. Now, once you are able to walk forward and backwards with your dog, with the treat in front. I want you to start phasing out to treat. So having my hands on either side of me was a huge distraction to Athena. And she broke the position. So I ended up keeping my hands behind my back and repeating the first steps without the treat above her. So with my hands behind my back, I'm going to now add the verbal cue. Through have or take a couple of steps, mark, and then give her the treat. And I'm going to keep on building up on this until I am able to walk forward and backwards with her in between my legs without a treat above her in till the very end where a mark and reward for this dog trick. I do like the dog looking at me. So you want your dog to be comfortable with making eye contact and holding eye contact with him. The way you can do that is by working on the focus command, getting your dog to focus on making eye contact with you before getting a treat, which I will include as the next lecture in this section. So if your dog is having a hard time holding eye contact with you, do a little bit of extra focus training before continuing on with this dog trick. Now in addition to having your dog walk in between your legs, you can also add a week where you dog weaves in and out of your let x as you walk forward. So getting started on teaching you dog two-week between your legs. The first thing I like to do is to have treats in each hand and you're going to take a step forward and learn your dog through your legs, marking and rewarding as you give your command and rewarding, once your dog has completed, take another step forward. Learned the dog with the other hand to go through your legs while giving the verbal command, mark and reward once they have completely gone through your leg because you don't want them tripping you up and being halfway through and between walking through your legs. Because if the dog is still in the center, you cannot walk forward. So we need to work on this command one step at a time, using the lawyer and the verbal command and rewarding the moment your dog completes the weed through one leg and then through the other. Once your dog is comfortable with that, you can move your treats to one hand and start increasing the amount of weaves your dog does through your legs before rewarding. So where we started out, your dog weaving through one-year legs, you mark and reward. Now what's going to be two steps, then four steps, then six steps before getting the reward. And I am going to move up to having a female weave through my legs across the entire porch from the back until I reach the front of the camera before she gets her report. Now, if at any point your dog gets confused, your dog breaks the wave pattern. That means you are moving too fast and are adding too many steps. That dog is not ready for. You want to set your dog up for success and to always succeed. So if a dog is not understanding something, they will most likely not fully complete that command. And just like your dog walking forward and backwards while staying in between your legs, you will have to phase out the lawyer so your dog is not focused on your hands. Okay. 15. Teach 'Sit Pretty' Dog Trick: The SIP pretty dog trick will literally make anyone and everyone say, ah, when they see it. It still gets me to this day just because I think Athena is absolutely adorable when she sits pretty and she definitely use it to her advantage. So with this dog trick, the number one thing I want you to keep in mind is that your dog needs to build up its backlog balance and back leg muscles in order to achieve that balance. So the first two weeks to even a month, you are going to be working with your dog to balance and build up the back leg muscles. So the moment that your dog, even for a split second, has both of its front paws off the ground, you mark and reward that behavior. Now, there are a couple of different ways to build up the back leg muscles and balance. The number one thing you can do is to make sure you do this with a wall behind your dog because you do not want your dog to lose their balance and fall backwards and hurt themselves. If a wall is not something that your dog is comfortable with, you can be behind your dog and lift your dog gently by having your hand on their chest to start working on that balance, just makes sure to key bit, bon and Mark and reward when your dog is. So once the two to four week period has gone by, the next step to do is to get your dog to hold the sit pretty command. All you have to do is take a treat quoted above their head to where they first sit and your dog should attempt to sit pretty. The goal is to now build up how long the two front feet stay off the ground. So in the beginning, you mark and reward even a second that the feet come off the ground. And you gradually build up on that to where your dog can hold it for at least three seconds in a sit pretty position. Then you start adding the verbal command, which I use, sip pretty. And lastly, you're going to be adding in a non-verbal cue with the verbal command and Mark and reward when your dog completes, though, I personally love nonverbal commands because it makes your dog pay attention to you, pay attention to your body language and what you are telling your dog to do. So the end goal would be to be able to nonverbally tell your dog to sit pretty and have your dog hold it for at least five seconds, minimum. 16. Teach 'Ring The Door Bells" Dog Trick: All right, ringing bells, dog training trick. Now, this is not a trick that is used to impress your family and friends, even though you will have some family and friends that will be impressed by this, this is more of a training trick to make your life a little bit easier. So if your dog has to go body, they can just simply ring the bells and let you know, hey mom, hey dad, I need to go outside the body. So this is going to be your number one dog training trick that is going to be used on a daily basis. So to start with reading the belts, I want you to have the bells that you're going to use in front of you. And the very first thing is getting your dog to touch the belts. Any movement towards the bells and even barely touching the bells is an automatic mark and reward. And I want you to keep the bells very close to the dog's head. I don't want your dog having to walk over to your side to ring the bells. The bells need to be very close to where if your dog is sitting, they can just simply move their head to one side, the other a little bit forward to ring the bells that will equal automatic mark and reward. Now once your dog is consistently touching the bells, now I am going to add a verbal offering the boats and to start solidifying this by moving the bells a little bit further to one side or another side of the dog. So that no matter where the bells are, your dog touches it, Mark and reward. And this is where you start moving the bells further away. So your dog now house to get up from a set position and touch him In order for you to mark and reward that behavior. And, uh, once your dog is consistently touching the vowels to get a reward, you know that it is now time to move onto the next phase, bringing the belts, which is putting them by the door at the dog's head height so your dog can start ringing them and learning that ringing the bells now will get a treat, but it also opens the door. So once you have hung the bells, stand close to the Bells, and you might have to point at the bells because this is different for your dog. They are now in a new location and you are not holding them once your dog is consistently touching the bells and understands and is comfortable with bringing the bells equals a treat. This is where we start introducing that ringing the bells equals opening the door. What I'm gonna do is put Athena on a leash. The moment that she rings the bells, I mark it with a yes, opened the door and we go outside. We come back in. I tell her to bring the bells. I opened the door when she rings to bells and repeat. So I'm going to tell her to ring the bells. I mark it with a yes, opened the door and we go outside. This is the very last step that will take some time to solidify and for your dog to do it consistently, to understand that when I ring the bells, the door opens and I can go outside. And from here on forward, when you go outside and your dog is about to go out that door with the bells, I want you to tell your dog to ring the bells the moment your dog rings it, market and open the door. And then you can go outside with your dog because you don't want to confuse your dog on why is it sometimes I have to ring the bells for the door to open and other times I adopt, you need to keep a very consistent schedule when it comes to teaching your dog to ring the bells. 17. Teach 'Back Up' Dog Trick: Let's get started on our backing up dog trick. Now dogs do backup naturally, but more than three for backup steps is not natural because dogs do not naturally walk backwards. So this is going to take a little bit of time to get your dog used to walking backwards for a specific amount of distance. So the very first thing we wanna do is to get your lawyer place it in front of you and have your dog walk a couple steps backwards, market with a yes and reward. The one thing I want you to keep in mind is, as you can see with my tile floor, I can see if Athena is walking at an angle, is walking off to the left or to the right. And if that happens, I just call her back forward, set her back up to where she is straight and walk backwards. So not only is it not natural for your dog to walk backwards for a long distance, but you also have to practice with your dog walking in a straight line backwards because you don't want to tell your dog to back up and they go off to the left or they go off to the right, you'll want your dog to backup as straight as possible. So this is also something that you're going to have to keep in mind as you're working on your dog backing up. So once you start working with your dog, marking and rewarding a couple steps back, you're going to continue to increase the amount of steps before you mark and reward. And I want you to get to the point to where as you can see, I start from the end of my porch and move all the way towards the camera backwards before marking and reporting Athena, after doing a lot of repetition of having her get the practice to walk backwards and in a straight line, the next step is going to be moving the reward away from her face. Still using my body to walk towards her teller to backup and have her take a couple of steps backward market color back to me and give her the reward. The next step is to not step towards your dog and get your dog to walk backwards by themselves. So what you're gonna do is take your treat, tell your dog to back up. Any movement of taking a step back gets a reward. Now, some dogs will not be comfortable with just walking backwards away from you because this is their very first time. So the way that you build distance, as you see, some dogs are able to walk backwards across their entire yard, is to get something that your dog is comfortable sitting or laying on, that they are not going to trip over walking backwards, such as a rug or a blanket. And I want you to teach your dog that stepping on the rug equals a mark and reward. So you're going to start on where you left off. You're gonna get your dog to walk backwards onto the rug. The moment that all four feet are on the rug, you mark a reward once your dog understands that they need to be on the rug in order to get the treat, We can start close to the rug, telling your dog to backup your dog is going to take or steps back, step on the rug, mark of dog back reward. You're gonna take setbacks and our dog and take six to eight steps before they reach the road. Now the one thing that your dog might do, as you see Athena do, is once the distance increases to a decent amount, she will walk backwards and she tries to take a shortcut by turning around, running onto the rug and waiting for her tree. When that happens, that should tell you that the distance is too much for the dog. You need to close the distance and continue repeating this until your dog is a little bit more comfortable walking that amount backwards. And as you continue working with this backup trick, if you are someone that does want your dog to be able to walk backwards across the entire length of the porch that I have used the rug and continue increasing the distance between you and the rug and your dog backing up onto the rug until the rug reaches the front of the camera and then you know that your dog is comfortable backing out. Your dog can back up in a straight line and that your dog fully understands the command. And you can start phasing out the dog, treat for a dog toy, or just verbal praise. 18. Teach 'Say Your Prayer' Dog Trick: Moving right along to the say your prayer dog trick. Now before getting started, there's multiple, multiple variations of this dog trick. But how I'm going to teach Athena is I'm going to have her sit pretty and then work towards building the say your prayer dog trick. Now, the very, very first thing you need to do is to figure out how you want your dog to say your prayer. Are you going to be using your arm? Are you going to be using a bench or you're going to be using the bed. Are you going to be using a chair? I personally am going to show you where I tried multiple things with Athena and having her say your prayer while using my arm was the best way for me because that is what she responded to the best. Now, also, for this dog trick, she is going to be sitting with her but on the ground to teach the Savior prayer. But your dog can also be standing up without their butt touching the ground. So that is a different variation that you need to consider if your dog does not want to say your prayer with there but on the ground, don't force them to. So there's multiple different things you need to try out with your dog, see what they like while teaching the say your prayer, it's going to be trial and error. As you figure out how the Sayer Prayer Dog trick is going to look like for your dog. So this is one of the dog tricks that Athena did not know. So we are starting from scratch and it did take a full two weeks, multiple short sessions every day until she fully understood it. So let's get started. So the first thing is I made her sit pretty, I'm going to grab a trait and I'm gonna put it under my arm. So her head is moving in between her legs. We are forming what the say your prayer looks like through learning with a treat. So once again, she is going to sit pretty dull moment or two legs are on my arm. I love her head and give her a treat underneath my arm to mark the behavior that I want. And as we continue this, I am going to move the treats further away from my arm, so her head now is in a bowing, say your prayer position. Because naturally dogs are not going to put their head in between their legs. So this is something that you're going to have to build up with your dog. As you can see I am doing with Athena and of course, lots of praise and keep your sessions shorts and fun. Now the next thing is, I did try steps tool to see if this is something that Athena would be comfortable with. I get her to put her two front paws on the step stool and then I gave her a treat underneath. So her head is going into the say your prayer in between her legs. But she did have a little bit of trouble with this compared to using my arm. So you can see through the trial and error that she is still discovering on first how to keep her front feet up on an object without allowing the lawyer in between her legs to put down her one or both paws off the step stool. So this did not work out for me as you can see, I'm trying multiple times. She's not really understanding it like she did using my arms. So this step stool is not something I would be using for myDog. Next, I also tried using a gate again, front feet up and then you're using the treat and putting it in between the dog's legs to get their head to go down. So a quick recap of what we want to achieve is one, choose an object that you want your dog to say your prayer on through trial and error to see what your dog is comfortable with, to use a tree to learn your dog's head in between their legs. Now this is going to be the hardest part for most dogs. You can start out very slow. The moment that they're nose goes in between their legs, reward, do this multiple times. And then once you have your dog's body in the say your prayer position, you are going to be making them hold that position for longer periods of time. So first, you start with a couple of seconds, you move up to three seconds, five seconds, ten seconds before you release them and give them a reward. So after two full weeks of working with Athena on this dog trick, this is what it looks like. We put her in a sit pretty Say your prayer. You can see I have a treat that is no longer being put underneath my arm. I am holding it out to make her hold the say your prayer position. And you can also do this without a treat. As you can see, I learnt her head down without a treat and she still did the say your prayer commands. And eventually you can phase out the tree completely and just used phrase. Okay. 19. Understanding How Kibble is Made: All right, so let's jump right into it. How is kibble made? Kibble uses the extrusion process, which is high heat, high pressure to mass produce a lot of kibble. So let's take a look at this diagram and we'll go through it. Step one is adding the ingredients, whether they're dry on wet or they're all dry. Now, in this, you might think, okay, all of these ingredients are probably full of moisture, natural ingredients. No, that is not always the case. So this process of adding ingredients can already start with ingredients that have been cooked at high heat, such as meals, chicken meals, beef meals, pork meals, whatever meals we are talking about. Typically, they take that ingredient, cook it at such a high heat that it turns into a powder. And then they add that meal in at number one with the ingredients. Then we go to number 2, the precondition or after we have everything mixed up where there is heat and steam, then going onto the actual extruder where there is heat and high pressure put on this mixture. And then the mixture comes out into whatever size cable they want and is going to number four, the drying oven. This is where the pressure is released and the kibble expands into whatever shape is needed. Then number 5, we have the coding. If the food is mainly a plant protein with fillers, it is not going to be really something that a dog wants to eat. So they add this coding to make the dog and entice the dog to eat their food. And then going to number 6, labeling, packaging, send in and out. So first thing first, Let's look at how many times pet food is heated. Number 1, if their meals added, that ingredient has already been cooked once. Number two at the precondition or number 3 at the extruder, number four in the drying oven. But at this point, we have gone through the entire process of how pet food is made. And you can see that dog kibble is cooked three to four times before being packaged and labeled. That is a lot of heat just to make kibble. And with that much heats and overheating the kibble. No wonder cable has eight to 10 percent moisture in it by the end product. And let's look at this coding. There is a coating that is sprayed on to make the kibble more enticing to the dog to get them to eat it, because it is not a quality food that without the coating, the dogs probably most likely would not eat it. Now, also during this process, with such high heat, high pressure, overheating of kibble, most of the vitamins and minerals are cooked out of the kibble, so companies have to add a synthetic premix. Now when it comes to synthetic vitamins and minerals, those are the words you do not understand in the ingredients list. After they go through their chick and corn rice, then they start going into words that you do not understand. Those are the different synthetic vitamins and minerals that have been added into the dog food because the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals have been killed through overheating. Now when it comes to synthetic vitamins and minerals, they do not always act like they're natural counterpart, the natural occurring vitamins and minerals that you find in food. They are not going to deviate from what they naturally there to do. But the man made synthetic vitamins and minerals do not always act like they're supposed to. So that is the downside of having a premix added into your dog food. So as a rule, I want you to 1 if you see a dog food and you see labeling on the front saying with added minerals and vitamins, you should know right off the bat, it has synthetic vitamins and minerals that had to be added into this food, probably not what you want. And number 2, looking at your ingredient list, the synthetic vitamins and minerals should not be longer, then the actual words you understand of real ingredients, right? So if you have ingredients of proteins, veggies, fruits, and then you go into your vitamins and minerals. You shouldn't have a couple lines of the protein, veggies and fruits, and then 20 lines of the synthetic vitamins and minerals that were added into your food because of how much high heat was used on your kibble. And if the food that was added in already lacks quality than the synthetic vitamins and minerals would have to be also added in. So that is what I want you to take away when it comes to how kibble is made, understanding the process of how kibble is made, that it can be cooked over three to four different times. It's not like us where we pop something into the oven and come out with it and eat it? No, this is cooked over and over and over until it has barely any nutrients. And understanding that naturally occurring vitamins and minerals are better than synthetic ones. Now, in the next video, we're going to talk about plant base versus animal based protein. Indifferent dog cables. 20. Plant protein vs animal protein kibble: Welcome back. So it is now time to take a look at the ingredient list and see if a kibble is a plant-based protein or an animal-based protein. Now, as I've mentioned, dogs being carnivores, we want to have an animal based protein kibble. So I am not going to show you the specific brands, but I will pull up the ingredient list and go through it with you so we can get a deeper insight on if a dog kibble is animal-based protein or plant-based protein. So here's our ingredient list. Our first two ingredients are beef and whole grain corn. Now, without going any further, in order for a food to be an animal protein based food, I would like the first two ingredients to be animal protein. The fact that you have beef is good, but then we have whole grain corn. So beef, it is not a beef meal. It is added in and it is 80 percent moisture. Once it goes through the extrusion process, it will lose 70 percent moisture and the ingredients are always listed by weight. This way, the heaviest ingredient being beef is 80 percent moisture that is gonna get cooked out. But it looks really good on the ingredient list being number one. So the beef is going to lose 70 percent moisture and then there isn't any other animal protein following that, which automatically leads me to start leaning towards that this food is a plant-based protein, but we need to go a little bit further. We have whole grain, corn, barley, rice, whole grain wheat, soybean meal, corn gluten meal. Okay, this is where at this point, I am 100% certain that this is a plant-based table. How do I know this? So pet food companies are allowed to do what is called ingredient splitting. And this means that they can take an ingredient and split it up into multiple ingredients. Because if they were to combine this entire ingredient, it would be more than the first listed ingredients. I'm sure you're slowly catching on. We have corn gluten meal, which is corn, and then we have whole grain corn. This is called ingredient splitting. They are splitting the core into different ingredients, even though at the end of the day it is still corn, because the combination of these two would now make corn number 1 instead of beef. So let's take a look at another brand. So here is our second list. This one looks a little bit better from our first two ingredients. We have D bone chicken and chicken meal. But let's continue on and see what we can find out. Right now. We're going the first two ingredients, or animal protein. We like that, but what comes afterwards? We have brown rice, barley, oatmeal, pea starch, flax seed, chicken fat, tomato pumice, natural flavor, peas, pea protein. As you can see, there's pea starch, Ps, and P protein. So we have ingredients splitting again, but with this bag, it is a little bit different. The reason why we want dogs to eat animal protein-based diet is because animal protein contains protein, amino acids that are essential for dogs. Plant-based protein does not contain those essential amino acids to where they have to be added into the food. So if you see your food, has DL, methionine, lysine, and L carnitine. All three of those are a dead giveaway that there is not enough quality protein in this food to where the manufacturer has to add in the synthetic protein amino acids that should already be found in their protein unless it was not a quality protein. So this food, I would definitely be leaning on one. It does not contain the essential protein, amino acids that should be found in animal proteins. Which makes me question the quality of the proteins that are in this bag. And I will be leaning that yes, this is a plant protein because if it was a mainly animal protein, dog food, there should not be methionine, lysine, or carnitine in this food. But since there is not enough quality protein, they had to add the protein amino acids synthetically into this food. So this food is definitely not one that I would go with. So now we have taken a look at two different dog food ingredient labels. And hopefully you have a better idea as far as starting to determine the quality of your dog food kibble. But also there's still one more factor that comes into play. And that is knowing the carbohydrate content of your dog food. That is going to be also a dead giveaway on if the food is mainly a plant protein or an animal protein diet. So let's continue on and talk a little bit more about carbohydrates. 21. How much carbohydrates are in your dog food kibble?: Moving right along now into carbohydrates. Now, PET companies are not required to list the carbohydrate percentage because if they did, let me tell you, a lot of consumers would be not using the food that they are using. But since the carbohydrate percentage is not required to be listed, a lot of PET companies can put in a lot of carbohydrate as much as 60 plus percent in a bag and get away with it. Consumers do not know that this is something they should be keeping an eye on when it comes to choosing their dog food brand. So we have looked at the ingredients and we are now able to determine the quality of the food based on if it's leaning towards plant protein or animal protein. As I mentioned, we definitely want to stick with animal protein kibble, not plant-based. And when it comes to carbohydrates, dogs do not have a need for carbohydrates, but in order for kibble to keep its shape, it needs the carbohydrates, the starches in it. Now, a dog can literally eat 0% carbohydrates and survive. Carbohydrates are not a necessity because the carbohydrates that come from starches, fillers, like booms, plants, the dog's body, converts it into sugar. So every time your dog eats a food that is high in carbohydrates, you have a glucose spike, a sugar spike. And the percentage of carbohydrates can be looked at as the amount of sugar in that bag. So when we analyze the carbohydrate content of any food brand, after taking a look at the ingredients and determining of this is something that we might consider. Some foods will have 50 percent carbohydrates. That is, 50 percent of the bag is nothing but sugar because that is what the dog's body is going to convert that carbohydrate into. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't want my dog eating a bag of food that is 50 percent sugar. So continuing on, we have looked at the ingredients. We have determined if a food is plant-based or animal-based. And if you are on the fence, the next step is to determine the carbohydrates. How you do that is relatively simple when it comes to dry kibble. So let's take a look at our very first ingredient label that we looked at that had the definite. And then the rest was a lot of plant starchy ingredients. So if you took a look at this ingredient label and you still weren't sure on the quality of this food. The next step would be determining the carbohydrates. For that, we need to take a look at that guaranteed analysis. What we do is we add up the protein, which is 23, plus the fat, which is 12, plus the moisture, which is 12. And then the ash, which we do not see it on here. If the ash is not listed on the guaranteed analysis which some labels will not list it. Use 7.5, we come up with 54.5. Now subtract that from a 100 and we will get 45.5. This bag of dog food is 45 per cent carbohydrates. So if you are doubting if this was an animal or a plant-based protein, this has almost 50 percent of the bag is carbohydrates. So this is definitely one that I would stay away from when it comes to carbohydrates, we want to stay 30 percent or lower in the carbohydrates. That is the rule because any higher and now this brand of food that you were feeding that is nearing 50 plus percent carbohydrates is really not beneficial to the dog at all. So now let's take a look at that second ingredient list. And again, we have the guaranteed analysis right next to it. And ash is not listed again. But it did have the first two ingredients as the animal protein that we were looking for. But we still guessed that it was a little bit too much plant and probably was more of a plant protein diet since it did have the synthetic protein amino acids that should naturally be found in good-quality protein. So let's figure out the carbohydrate content of this food. We're going to be adding the protein, which is 24 plus the fat, which is 14, plus the moisture which is 10, and the ash 7.5, I get 55.5, subtract that from a 100, and I get 44.5. So this bag of food solidifies that this is higher than 30 percent carbohydrate that we are looking for that are once again nearing the 50% mark. Now the one thing I want to leave you with, if you are still on the fence about carbohydrates and you're like Tatyana. I don't understand why carbohydrates are just so bad for the dot. Well, as I mentioned, dogs do not have a need for carbohydrates. For a manufacturer to make dry kibble. There needs to be starch, which is going to make the carbohydrate content increase the more starch is in the kibble to keep its shape. In this day and age, there is a 50, 50 percent chance that your dog will get cancer. Cancer loves carbohydrates. So if you want to minimize the risk of cancer for your dog, you need to keep your carbohydrate as close to 0 as possible. But especially if you are feeding kibble, you need to keep it 30% or lower, nearing the 50% mark. If your dog ever gets cancer, answer will feed off of this dog food that has almost 50 percent carbohydrates. This is something that I like doing during my free time. I will take a look at different ingredients and figure out if this is a plant-based or an animal-based protein. And then figure out the carbohydrate content, which will tell me just how much sugar is in this bag. Because the higher the carbohydrates, the less quality food is in this kibble. But remember, all kibble needs carbohydrates. You will not find a kibble with below 20 percent carbohydrates because it will not be able to keep its form. So that is definitely a huge downside when it comes to feeding your dog kibble. But this is a very, very important calculation that you should be able to do by taking a look at any dog food. And if you see that there it is, over 30 percent carbohydrates, that should be a red flag for you. 22. Properly storing your pet food: So now let's talk about storing your dog food. If you are someone that stores your kibble in a container, a plastic container where you open your dog food, dump it into this container. This video is for you. Now, if you're like me, before I became a certified pet food nutrition specialists, I did not know how long dog kibble was good for. I looked on the bag and it said, Good a year from now, two years from now. I was like, Oh fantastic. I'm going to use this bag of kibble before that Best Buy Date, so I am safe, fast-forward to today. I cannot believe this is not public knowledge because as a consumer, we look at the Best Buy Date for our food. So we assume the same applies to dog food kibble. That is completely false. The reason why dog food kibble uses the extrusion process with preservatives is so it can be shelf-stable For 234, sometimes even five years. That is where the Best Buy Date comes in, as long as the dog food is not open, it can be on the shelf up to that Best Buy Date when we cook our own meals, they don't last a year to two years, three years, four years, and five years? No, you have about a five-day window after you cook your dinner and if you have any leftovers to use it. But this doesn't apply to dog food. So the rule of thumb is the moment that you open your dog food, your bag of kibble dog food, you have six weeks to use it before it starts to lose all of its nutritional value six weeks from opening, not the best Buy. Best Buy Date is only for unopened bags. Again, as I mentioned, if your dog food has fish oil, that fish oil the moment from opening starts to oxidize with the oxygen. So the six-week rule does not apply to dog food that has fish oil in it. For fish oil, I'm going to recommend three weeks or less. No more than three weeks. So now as far as storing your dog food kibble, there are so many different dog food storage containers that majority of people think I'm gonna take my dog food kibble and dump it in this container. That is another false advertising method. You are not using the container to pour kibble into and store your kibble in this container. This container is meant to take your bag of dog food and put it in to the container in its bag. The reason for that is because once again, we have the different oils in the dog food. And these oils stick to dog food containers such as plastic. And if we continuously In our first bag, once that's done, we go by our second bag of dog food, pour that dog food into the container. The oils that are stuck to the inside of this container, they're still oxidizing, going rancid and contaminating the new bag of kibble that you just put in. Dog food companies spend a lot of money on their dog food bags to make sure that the kibble stays as fresh as possible in their dog food bags. And two, on the marketing aspect, when it comes to the front of the dog food bag to make it as appealing to dog owners as possible. So if you have a dog food container and it will not fit your bag of dog food, I would suggest you do two things. You can empty the dog food into your container and use it within six weeks. Then before adding your new bag of dog food to your container, you want to wash it and rinse it out really well. This to me would be a little bit more tedious than I would like. So I would recommend getting a new container that you can set your bag of dog food into. Or you can use a liner inside your dog food container and just switch out your liner after every bag of dog food that you use. So the oils will no longer be sticking to the inside of your container. They are now inside your plastic liner in your container that you're consistently changing out. So that way you don't have any rancid oils that are stuck and contaminating your newer bags of dog food. So go ahead, take a look at how you store your dog food kibble. I would, of course, once again, like for your dog food to stay in its original bag in a container. But if that's not an option, look at different lenders you can get for your dog food container when you pour it out of its original bag into your dog food container. 23. 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