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Reward your pup with Pet Botanics Omega Plus With Bone Broth Treats.

What Is Bone Broth

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Bone Broth is a dense soup stock made from actual animal bones and connective tissues, simmered slowly in water for up to 24 hours with vinegar. This causes the bones and tissues to release nutrients and compounds such as gelatin, collagen, amino acids, glucosamine, trace minerals and more. This richness in beneficial nutrients has made Bone Broth a popular human “superfood,” hailed as one of today’s hottest health food trends by everyone from Dr. Oz to The New York Times.

Omegas 3 & 6

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Pet Botanics Omega Plus With Bone Broth treats include salmon oil and chia, which are loaded with Omegas ...

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In our previous newsletter/blog post we discussed how professional dog trainers could reconnect with their former clients by offering classes in the growing area of competitive canine sports. Many pet parents who used your services for obedience training may be interested in more advanced classes that could help them and their pup get started in a fun, popular sport like Agility, Dock Diving or Flyball. In the last newsletter/post we gave an overview of these sports. Here, we will discuss in greater detail how trainers can move forward holding classes in some of today’s hottest canine-human activities.

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Agility

Agility is a sport in which dogs navigate an obstacle course consisting of ju...

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It’s been hailed as one of today’s hottest health food trends by everyone from Dr. Oz to The New York Times. Now, following the path of so many human superfoods, Bone Broth has become available to the pet product market.

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Cardinal Pet Care has introduced Pet Botanics Grain-Free Omega Plus With Bone Broth dog treats, featuring a special bone broth formula developed to support canine joint health. Here are some FAQs about Bone Broth, what it is, what it does and why it can be beneficial to dogs.

What exactly is Bone Broth – is it really made from bones?

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Yes, Bone Broth is a dense stock made from actual animal bones and connective tissues. Cattle, chicken, pig or fish bones are ty...

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New! Treats That Support Joint Health With Bone Broth
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Pet Botanics treats are known for high-quality, wholesome nature-based ingredients that provide health benefits to dogs -- from glowing skin and coats, to better digestion. Now with the introduction of our newest treat -- Pet Botanics Grain-Free Omega Plus With Bone Broth -- another benefit can be added: supporting healthy joints.

The Bone Broth Advantage

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It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about a dog’s joint health. Pet Botanics Grain-Free Omega Plus With Bone Broth treats can help support strong, flexible joints at all life stages. Their special bone broth formula contains collagen, cartilage and bone marrow, ...

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Three Ways To Grow Your Business -- And Reconnect With Ex-Clients:
1) Agility, 2) Flyball, 3) Dock Diving Classes
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Pet Botanics wishes to thank Steven Appelbaum, president of Animal Behavior College, a vocational school for professional dog trainers, for contributing to this blog post. www.animalbehaviorcollege.com

With warmer weather finally here, many pet parents are looking for outdoor activities they can enjoy with their four-footed “best friend.” For some, this may simply mean tossing a Frisbee around in the park. But others may want to get involved in a more structured canine-human sport, such as Agility, Flyball or Dock Diving, if there’s an ocean, lake (or even a pool...

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Pet Botanics Mini Training Rewards are an ideal solution to the problem of dogs gaining weight from consuming too many treats during training. Each of these delicious morsels contains only 1.5 calories (1.6 calories for the Grain-Free version), so they can be given repetitively to reinforce behavior -- with no worries that Fido will get flabby. And, because they’re made with real meat as their #1 ingredient, they’re irresistible to dogs, making them a great training motivator that has been recommended by professional trainers nationwide.

Small Treats = Big Rewards

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Canine nutritionists recommend that dogs get no more than 10% of their daily caloric intake from treats – and...

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As a dog training professional, you know that positive reinforcement is the best way to shape canine behavior. But all those food rewards can add up and cause pups to gain excess weight during training. How can you and your clients keep dogs from packing on the pounds while still giving them the repetitive rewarding that effective training demands? Read on.

The 10% Rule

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Canine nutritionists recommend that dogs get no more than 10% of their daily caloric intake from treats, with the other 90% coming from a well-balanced nutritional food. A look at a 30-pound dog’s daily caloric requirements shows how easy it is to go over this 10% limit when repetitive rewarding is used in training.

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Help Your Clients Understand What Their Dog Is “Saying”

Pet Botanics wishes to thank Steven Appelbaum, president of Animal Behavior College, a vocational school for professional dog trainers, for contributing to this blog post. Appelbaum is also a professional dog trainer himself with over 30 years’ experience. www.animalbehaviorcollege.com
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Even though dogs can’t communicate with words, they do speak to us through their body language. But some of our notions about common canine gestures, like tail wagging, may not always be correct. Often you have to look at several physical cues such as the dog’s eyes, ears, and mouth and body posture to get the true message he ...

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With delicious real meat as their #1 ingredient, Pet Botanics Training Rewards are irresistible to dogs. Pet parents love them, too, because they're filled with healthy ingredients like our exclusive BotaniFits™ botanical nutrient blend. This unbeatable combination of flavor and nutrition has earned Pet Botanics Training Rewards praise from trainers and pet parents as the "perfect" training treat. But at Cardinal Pet Care, we know there's no one-size-fits-all training reward, which is why we offer Pet Botanics Training Rewards in so many different choices.

Skinny Minis

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Pet Botanics Training Rewards are available in both Regular and Mini sizes. The Minis are ideal for puppies and smaller...

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Humans get to make choices in life, so why can't our dogs do the same? This question has given rise to a new trend in professional dog training -- choice training. As its name suggests, choice training empowers dogs to make their own choices during the training process. Canine students are given the freedom to control everything from whether to participate in a training exercise, to when the session should end. Many canine behaviorists favor extending this to other life activities as well, such as allowing the dog to choose whether to get his nails clipped or which path to take on a walk.

Why Choice Training Works

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Advocates of choice training say that when dogs have greater control over their...

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