Archive for May, 2009

Healing Powers of Flower Essence and Homeopathy for Our Pets

If you have not heard about the healing powers of homeopathy and flower essences by now, it is time to become aware. Homeopathy and flower essences are two alternative approaches to healing that can be very effective for people as well as dogs and cats by eliminating the underlying imbalance in the body that is causing unwanted symptoms.

Homeopathic medicine is a clinical-pharmaceutical system founded on the principle “simila similibus curentur” which translated means “like cures like” and uses micro-doses of substances derived from plants, minerals, or animals for the purposes of stimulating the natural healing response.

Many Behavioral Issues Can Be Treated With Flower Essence

All of us who are very connected with our canine and feline family members understand that they too have active mental and emotional life situations to cope with, and we also understand that they can also develop behavioral and even physical problems that have roots in emotional stress.

Some of the stress-related conditions that affect our fur children include asthma, urinary tract problems, conjunctivitis, and gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and/or diarrhea). That is not to say that there aren’t other possible underlying physical causes for these diseases, but it is acknowledged that it is more than possible that acute flare-ups very often have roots in emotional stress.

By this time in our medical enlightenment, we now realize that by utilizing the power of essences, we can go a long way to restore our pets’ energy balance, which in turn can often help with the physical ailments as well.

Achieve Emotional and Mental Balance for Your Pet Family Members

The most wonderful thing about homeopathic remedies is that they are non-toxic and non-addictive. Introduced in the U.S. in 1825, homeopathy is practiced worldwide, and is most popular in Europe, South America and India. The healing properties of homeopathic flower preparations work primarily with emotional and mental imbalance, as opposed to purely physical imbalance.

The healing benefits were first brought to our awareness by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930’s. His research identified 38 homeopathic flower remedies that show to stabilize and heal in seven broad categories pertaining to emotion: fear, uncertainty, lack of interest in life circumstances, loneliness and despair, oversensitivity to circumstances and ideas. Dr. Bach is credited and recognized for the development of his well- known Rescue Remedy, a combination of five flower essences, proven to be extremely effective in instantly reducing the effects of stress and trauma.

A fascinating Area of Science Offering Simple Solutions to Real Problems

The healing powers of flower essence and homeopathy is a fascinating area of medical science. By now in this brief overview and explanation, a positive outcome would be if your interest has been stimulated enough to explore the many wonderful benefits and solutions to real problems.

Essence — Very Easy to Give, Safe with All Other Treatments, Can’t Be Over-Used

Anxiety and stress are common health conditions that both our dogs and cats experience. Flower essences, homeopathy, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and essential oils should all be utilized for the intended purpose of being helpful when needed in easing anxiety in pets stemming from thunderstorms, separation anxiety, travel, grieving, nervousness, hyperactivity, shock, fear, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, chronic barking, litter box avoidance and other environmental and emotional stressors.

We urge you to take a look at the selection of homeopathic remedies if for no other reason to become aware and familiar with the various preparations and their intended purposes for present or future possible solutions should the need arise.

You can view the complete selection of homeopathic remedies by Clicking Here…

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Dog & Puppy Obedience Training

Over 80% of dog guardians have training issues that they do not know how to deal with properly. They may be dealing with them but the operative word here is “properly”. Common behavior problems range from aggression in its many forms, such as territoriality, possessiveness, dominance, aggression caused by fear; to the most common and frustrating obedience issues like digging, chewing, barking, and house training problems.

When it comes to training or teaching your puppy or older dog anything, it is not only best but kinder and gentler to do so by focusing on positive reward based methods. If you are yelling or showing signs of frustration or anger you are doing it all wrong and working against a good relationship.

Your mission in training your young puppy or dog is to reward desired behaviors rather than to punish unwanted behavior. Not all barking is inappropriate, and appropriate barking should not be discouraged. That said, when it comes to inappropriate barking, you do not want to punish the behavior, but you do want to reward the silence that will follow.

So now you ask yourself the question, “how do I do that”? This can be a little challenging since the timing of the reward is crucial to getting your desired message across, but it’s certainly doable.

With our barking example we want to seize upon the first opportunity when the barking stops for a period of 3-5 seconds. Have a food treat at your immediate reach, preferably from a pocket, and deliver it to your dog right away, as in within a few seconds.

Yes, admittedly the timing of this process may not be practical or accomplishable within the few seconds and the ideal moment may pass, so how can this be managed?

The answer is to use a “secondary re-enforcer”, like praise with an affectionate touch and an uplifting approval to the voice. It is seen and done all the time, but refrain from patting the dog on the head. In the dog world of preferences, dogs are not thrilled with this gesture. Another way to accomplish the “secondary re-enforcer” is through a neutral cue that signals that the primary re-enforcer is due. Many trainers accomplish this with the use of whistles and clickers though as we have already explained your voice can serve the same purpose.


CalloftheDog has researched dog and puppy training programs in order to bring you the best advice on dog training and solving the common problems puppy and dog owners must deal with, such as aggression, possessiveness, dominance, and the most common and frustrating obedience issues as digging, chewing, barking, and house training problems.

There are many products out there that run the gamut from excellent to “don’t waste your money”. We have decided to narrow the search to our favorite high-quality 3 that can be downloaded instantly to your home computer and be put to work for you right away.

We have reviewed many of the available training guides and ranked them according to ease of use, how well all the information was explained, and the effectiveness of the training techniques that are recommended and used.

We also looked at the price and the quality of the customer support. The best 3 of the many dog training programs we feel comfortable to recommend are reviewed in more detail below by clicking on the FULL REVIEW.

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