You raised some interesting comments and questions. First, feeding the raw diet can sometimes be less expensive than buying commercial food. Mine eat a lot of chicken and turkey. I buy in bulk and on sale. Around hunting season, I can sometimes get deer meat that's left over from the previous year.
The advantages to the nylon harness are that it is washable and it is a bit lighter for smaller dogs. I heard an animal massage therapist talk about how the traditional backstrap can wear away at the small bones in the dog's spine over time, and it would seem this could be less likely with the lighter material.
Lisa Salinger Renee, Retired Guide and Joie, Guide/SD lisasali@xxxxxxxx Skype: Joies_Mom http://lisasali.livejournal.com/
Interesting podcast, but one item that really got my attention. No school has or will tell me what to feed my dog. I feed my dog a raw diet that is in kibble form. I don't feed the actual raw yet mostly do to travel reasons and cost considering how much my GSD eats and now with another dog we adopted, well it would be mighty costly to feed them actual raw diets. I'm not up to the task yet of making my own raw diet. Interesting podcast in any case.
Would a nylon harness really offer any advantages over the standard leather harnesses? Seems they wouldn't have the rigit form as leather and with the handle and such, hmmmm well interesting I guess it could work and wonder if schools have looked into this as an idea.
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