o One Rewards dog treats are all-natural pieces of 100% meat. Unlike the majority of dog treats created for pets, One Rewards do not contain additives, grains or fillers.
o These simple, savory treats come in:
§ Chicken Breast
§ Duck Breast
§ Chicken Liver
§ Ocean Whitefish
o Benefits of One Rewards pet treats:
§ Tasty flavor that dogs love
§ Easy to chew
§ Highly digestible
§ Low fat
§ High in protein
o The Process: One Rewards are freeze-dried to remove roughly 97% of moisture while locking in essential natural vitamins and nutrients of the meats. The treats come in a re-sealable bag to maintain their freshness for a minimum of 12 months from the production date. Proper feeding guidelines, developed by a leading independent pet nutritionist, are listed on each One Rewards package.
o Availability: One Rewards are currently available at Target stores across Canada with expected distribution to the US market in 2013. They can also be purchased online at OneRewardsTreats.com
One Rewards website: http://onerewardstreats.com/
Reader’s Digest: When Animals Act Like People
April 17, 2013 – Reader’s Digest compiled a list of 12 stories that show animals at their most personal: practicing yoga, driving cars and comforting their closest friends. The stories include regular pets, such as cats and dogs, and animals as wild as a lion and marmots. Here are their stories:
· Lions Care About Their Hair – According to Peyton M. West, PhD, an evolution and animal behavior expert, female lions actively court males that are more heavily and lushly maned, especially at night, which is reserved for socializing and grooming. Of course, today such bald discrimination is frowned upon by men and women, but the big cats are content to be old-fashioned. When fights break out among members of the pride, lions with flowing tresses get preferential treatment.
· Whale Says Thanks – Each winter for nearly 20 years, Great Whale Conservancy co-director Michael Fishbach has traveled with other research scientists to the Sea of Cortez off Mexico’s west coast to study blue and humpback whales. In 2011, he and his team spotted a humpback whale trapped in a fishing net and spent an hour freeing it. Afterward, in an hour-long display of thanks, the whale swam near their boat and leaped into the air about 40 times.
· Pandas Like to Cavort – Is there anything cuter than a baby panda, except maybe a human baby? Even the word “panda” is cute. In fact, cubs sometimes behave like human babies: They sleep in the same positions and value their thumbs (pandas use theirs for holding the bamboo they munch on all day). Pandas have been known to wander inside mountain homes and get into the pots and pans. And although they grow into solitary adults who roam alone and mate just once a year, they also like to snuggle. If given the chance, they’ll sleep side by side with domestic animals.
· Bear Does Yoga – Santra, a female bear at Finland’s Ahtari Zoo, entertained visitors with a 15-minute “yoga” routine following a nap. Sitting upright, Santra used her front paws to grab her right back paw, then her left, stretching her legs as if doing a One-Legged Split. Next, she demonstrated the Open-Leg Seated Balance Pose with near-perfect form, pulling up both hind legs while keeping her balance.
· Horses Are Picky Eaters – Horses have an even keener sense of taste and smell than humans do, say equine scientists. When horses wrinkle their noses and flare their nostrils, they’re activating their vomeronasal organ, which allows them to sense smells we can’t detect. Horses also have taste buds on the back of their tongues and the roofs of their mouths, which might explain why they reject stale water and meticulously move around meadows, grazing on only the tastiest herbs, experts say.
· A Cat Honors Its Owner – A sprig of acacia, paper towels, and a plastic cup are just a few of the gifts that Toldo, a devoted three-year-old gray-and-white cat, has placed on his former owner Iozzelli Renzo’s grave in Montagnana, Italy, every day since the man died in September 2011. Renzo adopted Toldo from a shelter when the cat was three months old, and the two formed an inseparable bond. After Renzo passed away, Toldo followed the coffin to the cemetery, and now “stands guard” at the grave for hours at a time, says Renzo’s family.
· Pigeons Serve Their Country – Pigeons’ speed and navigational skills made them prized military messengers in World Wars I and II and the most decorated animals in military history. Thirty-two messenger pigeons have received the Dickin Medal, a British award that honors the gallantry or devotion of animals in war. At the moment, pigeons are resting on their laurels. They’ve fallen out of military favor and are no longer used — for now.
· Dogs Drive Cars – Three New Zealand dogs recently navigated a specially modified Mini Cooper around a racetrack at about 20 mph. (Engineers raised the gearshift and pedals and added handles to the steering wheel.) The stunt was an effort by the Auckland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to show off canine intelligence and boost adoptions from animal shelters. After months of practice, Monty, a giant schnauzer, Porter, a bearded collie mix, and Ginny, a bearded collie–whippet mix, followed trainers’ commands to put the car into gear, press the accelerator, and steer with their paws. Since a video of the test drive appeared online last December, all three dogs have been adopted.
· Monkeys Do Math – If capuchins ran the world, we might have avoided the recent banking crisis. In an experiment conducted at Yale, capuchins demonstrated an understanding of pricing and budgeting, as well as a desire to avoid losses when required to buy food with tokens.
· Cat Guides Blind Dog – After Terfel, an 8 year-old chocolate Labrador retriever in North Wales, U.K., developed cataracts last year, he began to bump into walls and furniture. Soon enough, the once energetic dog was spending most of his time in his dog bed, unable to find his way around. On a whim, Terfel’s owner Judy Godfrey-Brown let a stray cat, whom she named Pwditat (pronounced Puddy-tat), into her home. The feline made a beeline for the blind dog and began using its paws and head to herd Terfel into the garden. Now the unlikely friends sleep together, and Pwditat helps Terfel find his way everywhere.
· Camel Eats Breakfast with People – The first time Joe dined with British farmers Nathan and Charlotte Anderson-Dixon, he was uninvited. The four-year-old Bactrian camel stuck his head through their open kitchen window in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and proceeded to empty the contents of a fruit bowl. Now the couple, who rent out reindeer, camels, goats, and other creatures for television shows, movies, and photo shoots, set a place at their table for the assertive double-humped creature, where he munches on cereal and his favorite: bananas on toast.
· Marmots Befriend a Boy – A colony of marmots in the Austrian Alps has embraced eight-year-old Matteo Walch, whose family vacations there in summer. The Alpine marmots are the largest of their species, sometimes reaching 15 pounds. Typically, they beat their tails, chatter, and whistle to warn other marmots of danger, but with Matteo, they behave much differently, allowing the boy to feed, pet, and even touch noses with them.
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Fierce Beauty Celebrates Endangered Wild Cats with Stunning Photography
SAN RAFAEL, CA, October 2012 – Fierce Beauty is a vibrant photographic celebration of the beauty, power, and grace of the tigers, leopards, lions, ocelots, and other wild cats that inhabit the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS). This wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to more than one hundred rare animals, from ligers (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress) that stretch nearly twelve feet long to cheetahs capable of running seventy miles per hour.
The intimate photographs in Fierce Beauty showcase these spectacular creatures in a natural setting, revealing their vibrant form and striking personalities and highlighting their significance in the world and the importance of protecting them. The more than three hundred images in Fierce Beauty, which artfully capture playful, tender, and imposing moments with wild cats, are accompanied by essays by such animal-rights luminaries as zoologist and TV personality Jim Fowler and Dakota Zoo director Terry Lincoln, among others, and a foreword by renowned actor and activist Robert Duvall. Discover what makes these animals unique cohabitants of mankind with dozens of exclusive never-before-seen portraits from preeminent nature photographers Tim Flach and Barry Bland.
Fierce Beauty is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, cat lovers, and photography buffs of all stripes. Proceeds from the book help fund the preservation efforts of the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS).
Bhagavan Antle is the director of the TIGERS wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the founder of the Rare Species Fund, which supports animal conservation projects around the world.
Robert Duvall is an American actor and director, starring in some of the most acclaimed and popular films and TV shows of all time. He and his wife, Luciana Pedraza, are active supporters of Pro Mujer, a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to helping Latin America’s poorest women, and of efforts to preserve endangered species, particularly tigers.
Tim Flach, best-selling author of Dog’s Gods and Equus, is a photographer best known for his highly conceptual portraits of animals. His images of animals are a departure from traditional wildlife photography, and he has been described as “a potent example of a commercially trained photographer who’s now reaching a global audience through the boom in fine art photography.” His clients include the Sunday Times, Cirque du Soleil, Sony, Hermès, and the Locarno International Film Festival. His images have twice been featured on UK Royal Mail stamps, and his fine art prints are represented in London by the Osborne Samuel gallery. Leading organizations and publications, including the Association of Photographers, American Photo, Photo District Annual, Communication Arts, Creative Review, and Design & Art Direction, have repeatedly honored Flach. He is the recipient of the International Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year.
Barry Bland is an internationally acclaimed photographer specializing in photography of animals both wild and tame. Barry’s work regularly appears in UK newspapers, including the Daily Mail, the Sun, Daily Telegraph, and Independent. In the U.S. he has been published in the New York Post, New York Daily News, and In Touch and People magazines, and his photos have appeared on Oprah, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and ABC and NBC news.
Partners celebrates the diversity of the canine contribution to our species, providing the reader with heart-warming stories of loyalty, perseverance and courage. Written by people that learned to trust their lives to the senses of a dog, and highlighting true examples of working dog behavior, it enables all dog lovers to understand the inborn senses and instincts of their dog, which man can shape to his benefit.
Aïkiou Dog Bowl Takes a New Approach in Solving Weight and Behavior Problems Associated with Domestic Pets
With pet obesity and weight problems on the rise, AÏkiou (IQ) Company takes in a new approach. With it's bowl already described as a new revolution in pet feeding by most of the behaviorists, Aïkiou is creating a new trend. These bowls called food activity centers not only reduce the chance of weight problems, it also helps cats and dogs to calm themselves by having a healthy food searching experience.
Distributions Aikiou Inc. of Mascouche, Canada is taking a new approach to pet obesity and behavior related problems by creating the future in pet food activity centers. These dog bowls are designed for fun and as a healthy alternative to their regular dog bowl.
“As we all know, dogs and cats have to find their food in nature, this activity is part of their natural behavior. With domestication, we improved the lives of those pets with our standards but forgot about their natural needs, food search being one of them.“ says creator Kathleen Desrosiers.
The goal of the company is to create a full line of products designed to help pets in houses control their behavior and weight. Using these products should contribute to lower the costs associated with having a pet. It is said that overweight dogs and cats are more at risk of developing problems such as diabetes, bone problems, heart disease, liver and digestive disorders.
The overweight animals will find in The Aïkiou a solution to their problem. By having to spend more time finding their food, they will learn to eat more slowly and will find satiety more quickly, what will contribute in helping them maintaining a healthy weight. This will also help reduce the costs associated with these disease in many households.
With these bowls intended for regular use that work like puzzle toys as recommended by pet behaviorists and the ASPCA. Pets will have to use their nose and brain to search for their food in order to prevent boredom and excess energy, two known reason for behavior problems in dogs. It will help them find the motivation that they would usually have in nature and help solve many anxiety problems that most of today’s dogs have to face.
About Distributions Aïkiou
Distributions Aïkiou is a Canadian company founded by Kathleen Desrosiers, co owner of the company. The goal of the company is to develop new products based on the interaction of the animals with their environment. Started in 2008, it released the first of a new generation of feeders with in mind the fact that animals need to use their mind as much as we do to have a life full of new experiences.
A practical guide to repelling indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods, featuring newly updated information on today’s pest epidemics, such as bedbugs, as well as new online resources for finding beneficial organisms that act as predators for specific pests.
This comprehensive guide is a user-friendly source
for anyone who wants to control pests in the home and garden without heavy-duty chemical warfare. Educating readers on how to make their own all-purpose (and all-natural) pest repellents with simple household ingredients like chile peppers and vinegar, this newly revised edition of Dead Snails Leave No Trails is the perfect DIY solution for conscientious homeowners, apartment dwellers, and gardeners alike who want to be rid of pests and yet kind to the planet.
Chemical insect sprays not only eradicate unwanted creepy crawlers, but also the beneficial insects and animals that perform the essential work of pollinating, breaking down organic matter, and killing pests. To make matters worse, it’s the pests that return first and in greater numbers once the chemicals wear off. A better solution is to use one of the more effective natural means of dealing with them featured in this book, which shares invaluable information and a host of handy tricks to eliminate pests while keeping oneself, one’s family, and the environment safe.
Readers learn how to:
- Use companion planting to attract beneficial insects and animals or repel harmful ones
- Keep four-legged intruders—including squirrels,
deer, rabbits, and skunks—away from prized
vegetables and flowers
- Eliminate ants, roaches, rodents, and other
unwelcome visitors from the home
With a full chapter on how to protect pets from critters like ticks and fleas, and simple DIY organic pest control recipes throughout, Dead Snails Leave No Trails is the most straightforward guide to indoor and outdoor natural pest solutions.
VITAKRAFT SUNSEED GIVES GUINEA PIG OWNERS
A LITTLE GUIDANCE WITH THE COMPLETE KIT FOR GUINEA PIGS
-An excellent beginner’s kit for the new pet parent - Includes food, food bowl, water bottle, bedding, toys and cage!
(Bowling Green, OH) - Holly Hoffman, Director of Marketing for Vitakraft Sunseed, is pleased to introduce The Complete Kit for Guinea Pigs to provide new pet parents with the essentials they will need for their small animal. The kit comes complete with a spacious, easy-to-assemble cage, Fresh World bedding, timothy hay, attachable chew toys, Vita-Plus guinea pig food, food bowl, and water bottle.
“ This is a great way to encourage new pet ownership and to introduce children and families to a wonderful hobby that can last a lifetime,” said Hoffman.
This one-stop kit assembles without the use of tools, provides specially formulated food and timothy hay for optimal health and nutrition, toys designed for healthy chewing habits, and highly absorbent bedding made from recycled materials. Complete with bowls and mountable water bottle, owners can literally leave the store with the kit in one hand and their guinea pig in the other.
About Vitakraft Sunseed:
Celebrating 175 years of expertise in pet care and nutrition, Vitakraft of Germany joined with Sunseed of Ohio, celebrating over 30 years in the pet industry, to create Vitakraft Sunseed Inc. in 2008. They now offer a wide range of more than 500 products, including bird and small animal food, treats, supplements and accessories and dog, cat and horse treats. By offering a wide selection, the company works to help ensure every type of pet gets the proper care and nutrition. www.vitakraftsunseed.com
About Nite Ize, Inc.:
Nite Ize was founded by creativity and has continued to commit to innovation throughout 24 years of business. Nite Ize products and brands strive to exemplify problem/solution based products with quality and performance at the core. Nite Ize takes pride in the way they conduct their business and do what they say they will do. Nite Ize team members are passionate about their products, customer satisfaction, their partners and the environment.
Nite Ize operates from its corporate offices in Boulder, Colorado, and offers over 400 innovative products & accessories in five unique categories: Mobile, Hardware, LED, Flashlight, and Tool. Its products are sold in over 60 countries by the world’s most recognized retailers. For more information, please visit www.niteize.com.
Victoria Stilwell is one of the world’s most recognized and respected dog trainers. As the host of Animal Planet’s hit television series It’s Me or the Dog (airing in 40 countries with 8 million viewers), she wins over audiences weekly with her Supernanny-like mannerisms and gentle, loving techniques. Now, millions of fans (and their canine friends) will delight in the fact that her guidance can be found in a new book.
In Train Your Dog Positively, Victoria explains how to use force-free, scientifically backed dog training methods to solve common canine behavior problems. For decades, animal training experts have incorrectly assumed that dogs misbehave to achieve dominance. This misconception has led trainers to rely heavily on the use of force in order to control and modify undesirable behavior by frightening or overpowering a dog into submission. But just as time-outs have proven more effective than spanking as a way to help children understand and achieve desired behaviors, so has training dogs with positive reinforcement become a recognized best practice over the once-popular dominance theory approach.
Modern behavioral science now shows that forceful handling practices—such as physical punishment, leash yanking, or making a dog submit by rolling it on its back—are psychologically damaging for the dog and have potentially dangerous consequences for owners. Today’s most effective dog training theories confirm that reinforcing good behavior with rewards (such as praise, food, or toys) while using constructive discipline (like time-outs or vocal sounds) is not only a more successful training tool, but a more humane way of communicating with canine companions. Positive training treats dogs with the same respect that we as humans ask of them, and also correctly identifies the root cause of the misbehavior (studies have shown that aggressive behaviors are often rooted in uncertainty and fear—not a play for dominance). Positive training brings security, security brings confidence, and a confident dog feels no need to exhibit anxiety-based behaviors.
Stilwell provides owners with everything they need to form a positive and rewarding connection with their dog—from understanding the human/canine relationship (the way dogs develop, how they learn, and how best to forge a bond) to numerous behavioral training solutions. With Train Your Dog Positively, owners have more than a handbook that teaches a dog to sit, stay, and come—they have a set of guiding principles that enriches their relationship with their canine companion, building trust and a lasting foundation for a happy, confident, and well-behaved dog.
On-Sale Date: APRIL 2013
Train Your Dog PPoossiittiivveellyy
Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!
As seen on Animal Planet’s
It’s Me or the Dog
VICTORIA STILWELL was born and raised in Wimbledon, England, and has become one of the world’s most recognized and respected dog trainers. Best known for her role as the host of Animal Planet’s hit TV series It’s Me or the Dog, she has also served as a judge on CBS’s Greatest American Dog. She is involved with rescue groups around the world; is a regular columnist for The Bark, Dog World, American Dog, and Dogs Today magazines; and her popular Positively Podcast series is heard by listeners worldwide. Named 2009’s Dog Trainer of the Year at the Purina Pro Plan Dog Awards, Victoria is certified by Animal Behavior and Training Associates and is a proud member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Stilwell lives with her husband, daughter, and chocolate Lab Sadie in Atlanta, Georgia, and is available for interviews. Visit positively.com.
Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More! by Victoria Stilwell
$14.99 paper, 256 pages, 5 ½ " x 8 ¼ "
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60774-415-3
TEN SPEED PRESS | Crown Publishing Group www.tenspeed.com
Clear Conscience Pet® is a multiple award winning pet nutrition company that developed the Sliders® treat line, theSuperGravy® line of pet food enhancing gravies, OSV™nutrient enhanced treats and chews, and Cruncherz™ Organic Gluten & Grain-Free Dog Biscuits. The company is based in Wilton, Connecticut and is family-owned by Founders Anthony Bennie and Amanda Malone Bennie. They currently market their pet food products to pet supply retailers, veterinarians, health food stores, and other pet specialty outlets.