Proper Training and Nutrition for Your Best Friend
If you’re a dog owner, you know the importance of taking good care of your best friend. The hours spent together in the house, field, and during a hunt are unparalleled. A good working dog is a sight to behold, and also a necessary component of a successful hunting trip. The importance of proper training equipment and nutrition for your best friend will be discussed here.
The Importance of Proper Training Equipment
A gun dog is only as good as the methods used to train him or her. While some dogs aren’t destined to be field champions, every dog can become a reliable hunting companion. The benefits of owning proper, high-quality training equipment are extensive:
There is no shortcut when it comes to training your dog. The need for proper training equipment primarily lies in the construction of the products. Purchasing training tools specifically designed for your intended purpose will help your dog learn more efficiently.
When you use the right training equipment you will spend less time training your dog. This means you will be able to get your dog into hunting shape quicker, and have fewer setbacks in the long run.
When you make the right investments early, you will ultimately save money. The proper dog training equipment is built to last, and you will avoid dealing with costly replacements or inadequate tools.
Overall, when you spend less time, less money, and have the proper equipment you will end up with a well-trained dog. The amount of quality time spent on training will increase, and you will have a better bond because of it.
The Importance of Proper Nutrition
Even if you have the best-trained dog in the region, he or she will struggle during a hunt if not properly fueled. The advantages of proper nutrition include:
Proper nutrition for an active sport dog requires the appropriate balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. When these macro-nutrients are optimized, your dog will have all the energy required for the hunt, without a dip in energy late in the day.
Better Body Condition
Many dog foods contain filler ingredients and preservatives that provide empty calories for your pet. The proper nutrition will be fully utilized by your dog’s digestive system, resulting in a better body condition with increased muscle tone and no wasted energy.
Sport dogs are more prone to injuries due to the nature of their work. The proper fuel is important for supporting their bodies against injury by providing the necessary building blocks for muscle building and muscle recovery.
Many dog foods contain ingredients that commonly cause allergies for dogs, such as corn, soy, and wheat. When you provide proper nutrition for your pet, he or she will experience fewer skin and ear allergies, resulting in better performance in the field.
Even though high quality dog foods may appear more expensive, foods made from whole protein sources and without fillers can be fed in smaller quantities, therefore saving you money in the long run.
A long day in the field can leave your dog more susceptible to catching a cold. By giving your dog proper nutrition that contains plenty vitamins and minerals, your pet will have an enhanced immune system.
Finally, digestion is an important issue for dogs with finicky stomachs. The proper food will support digestion, which in turn will improve your dog’s ability to uptake macro- and micro-nutrients.
Joe Scarpy – Bull Valley Retrievers