I have had a miniature schnauzer for one and a half years now and I never knew I could love a dog as much as I love this new furry addition to our home. If you have a dog, you will probably understand this wonderful feeling. We love our breeder’s work with her dogs and were thrilled to get a beautiful and intelligent dog from her healthy line. Now I have to tell you, I am really quite intrigued with all things schnauzer. For example, Caesar had a skin infection last year and I didn’t want to use steroid creams on him so I had to look for natural and safe treatment options for him. No more skin infection. Our Vet had found the beginning of a cataract in his eyes (which she believed was possibly from birth since he was only a year old when she discovered it),and I used natural supplementation to treat it (on last check, she no longer saw the cataract!). Oh — I should tell you that I am also a Naturopathic Doctor. I am not a Vet nor do I claim to have the expertise and animal-specific training that Veterinarians do. But I do love my dog. And I have found natural treatments can work as effectively on dogs as they can on humans. I have learned not only through my experiences so far with Caesar, but from research that I love to do in my spare time. Yes, I actually enjoy using my spare time to do such reading! So if you’d like to learn a little about miniature schnauzer health and natural tips for raising a healthy dog, do visit often!
My love for all things schnauzer is not limited to health even though that is certainly one of my priorities. I am also interested in the miniature schnauzer brain. These dogs are a true delight to train. I find myself challenging Caesar to do more and learn more every day. I find that my bond grows stronger with Caesar with each new task or trick that he learns. I am sure he feels my excitement and pleasure from his achievements, but I also feel his excitement about mastering something new. Here, I plan to share some ideas/videos for training with you and hope you can enjoy creating a stronger bond with your own dog through them.
In this blog, I want to inspire you to create loving and positive experiences with your dog(s). I have certainly learned that this breed is intelligent, sensitive and incredibly loving (which may describe all dogs in general, but I can only speak from my own personal experience with miniature schnauzers). I will be writing from a miniature schnauzer-specific perspective, but I hope that “parents” of all types of breeds of dogs can learn something about dog care, training and nurturing from this blog.
“Be the person your dog thinks you are”