Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer joined us Tuesday on “Life. Style. Live” to share when, how and what to give your dog when it comes to treats!
1. Use Treats to Teach Respect
- Avoid hand feeding
- Enforce space in front of treat
- Guarding food = authority to a dog
2. Give the Right Kind of Treat!
- Single ingredient animal-based treats are best
- New research shows possible link between legumes/lentils/peas and Canine Dilated
- Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
3. Know When/How to Administer Treats
- No treats for behavior their parents would expect
- Avoid creating anticipation for treats
- Toss a treat when dog is calm
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You can find more from all of today’s “Life.Style.Live!” guests at the links below:
Indy Dog Whisperer
Kathy Saucier Art
4Scene Film Festival
Indy Fresh Catering
Happy 7th Birthday Stewie!
We were excited to celebrate with him Tuesday while getting tips from Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, on giving dogs a long and healthy life.
1. Larger Breeds Don’t Live As Long
– Larger breeds more susceptible to cancers
– Cancer the leading cause of death in large breeds across-the-board (Golden retrievers especially susceptible)
2. Obesity a Primary Cause of Disease in Dogs
– 34% of US dogs are obese
– Obesity leads to conditions such as osteoarthritis and intervertebral disc disease
– Obesity increases risk of diabetes and pancreatitis, and is linked to cardiac and respiratory conditions
3. Ways to Ensure Your Dog’s Longevity
– Prevent traumatic events such as car accidents and dog fights (always keep dog in your care and control)
– Spay and neuter
– Restrict access to toxins
– Know breed related symptoms
– Feed a healthy diet
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It’s all about body language when it comes to communicating with canines. Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, says that’s the primary language dogs understand.
He joined us Tuesday on “Life. Style. Live!” with tips to make communication with your dog more clear.
1. Dogs Can’t be Talked into Obedience
Native canine communication is wordless
Folks become “vending machines” trying to teach verbal cues!
2. Dogs Talk with Their Body—You Can Too!
When needed, stiffen up and be assertive
Limit words, and move like you mean it!
3. Employ Parental Posture vs. Emotional Appeal
Pleading with your dog makes YOU the puppy!
Posture up and avoid soft tones
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As dogs get older, that may mean their life is getting a little bit more tough, and Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer joined us Tuesday on Life. Style. Live!” to share how you can make their life a little more easy.
1. Hold Senior Dogs to the Rules
Rules help senior dogs know what to expect
Senior dogs are examples to younger dogs
Correct firmly but gently
2. Keep Things Calm
Over-exciting a senior dog stresses them
Avoid frantic visual/vocal interaction
3. Accommodate an Older Dog’s Needs
Provide a quiet resting place away from hubbub
Protect them from unwelcome approach by strangers/children/other dogs
Vitamin/mineral supplementation can help aching joints
For more information click here to visit The Indy Dog Whisper’s website, and click here to visit his Facebook.
Some dogs may be great with humans, and unfortunately not so great with other dogs.
Petar Hood, WISH-TV producer, joined us today with his Golden Retriever Marshall to get advice from Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, about getting his behavior on track when it comes to interacting with his canine companions.
Marshall was adopted a few months ago and when a dog approaches him, he barks, growls, foams at the mouth and gets into a defensive position.
Watch the video above to find out what The Indy Dog Whisperer suggests for dealing with this kind of behavior.
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You should always be careful when it comes to meeting a dog who you don’t know. Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, joined us Wednesday on “Life. Style. Live!” with tips for meeting an unfamiliar dog the right way!
1. Never Approach an Unfamiliar Dog
– Don’t stare at the dog
– Don’t face the dog
– Don’t reach your hand towards the dog
2. Assess the Dog’s Body Language
– Pricked ears, closed mouth, combined with stillness and staring means “OPPOSED” to interaction!
– Relaxed ears, open mouth combined with loose
body movement and soft eyes means “OPEN” to interaction
3. “interacting safely with an unfamiliar dog.”
– Ensure body language is “OPEN” to interaction
– Crouch down at 90° and stay relaxed
– If dog approaches allow them to smell first (waitto pet)
– When petting, keep hands and arms low, and pet underside of chin (or below) to begin with
– If dog’s body language changes to “OPPOSED,” stand smoothly and move calmly away.
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Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, is licking his wounds after being bitten in two separate incidents. He joined us Tuesday on “Life. Style. Live!” to discuss the lessons he’s learned that can help you ask well.
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Watch your language when it comes to your dogs! Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, says this is important because that is not the main way dogs communicate. Here’s more from him:
1. Dogs Use Non-Verbal Body Language
– Dogs posture using ears, eyes, tail & stance
– Growling and other vocalizations indicate intensity, not content
2. Limit Verbal Conversation With Your Dog
– Helps reduce excitement
– Helps reduce tension
– Allows your dog to relax
3. Guidelines for Verbal Communication
– No high-pitched vocalization!
– Speak in a calm, even tone
– Keep your eyes calm and relaxed
For more information visit, TheIndyDogWhisperer.com.
WISH-TV anchor Alexis Rogers was prompted to call on the help of The Indy Dog Whisperer after she recently saw a different side of her dog Izzie who she says is typically cool, calm and collected.
Here’s part of her letter to him, “She is so sweet but this weekend she revealed a not so sweet side. She bit my dad when he tried to pick her up. She is an 11 pound cockapoo. She was fine if I handed her to him which is the strange part. Apparently, she has a thing about men. We need to help a sista out. She has man issues, and it’s not cute,” Rogers said.
Watch the video above to see how Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperers, advice to help solve Izzie’s issue.
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