|Many popular commercially available dog foods are loaded with sugar, preservatives, and other ingredients that are not healthy for your dog’s body or behavior. Much as a child fed on a diet of Snickers and Mountain Dew may be demanding, whiney, hyper, and obnoxious, so dogs with poor-quality diets may have an increased tendency to exhibit behavior problems.
If you’re interested in learning more about dog food, check out The Whole Dog Journal, a wonderful independent publication that has extensive reviews of dry and canned varieties.
Casey Lomonaco owns Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training in Binghamton, NY.
November 25th, 2011