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Talking Dogs

with Robin Grannell

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About Robin
Robin Grannell is the CEO of Canine Behavior Center, Inc. and has been a Canine Behaviorist for over 23 years.   She acquired Canine Behavior Center, Inc. in 1996, runs the day-to-day operations, and stays involved doing private behavior modification and training, seminars, and training classes.  Additionally, Robin does volunteer work for Summit Assistance Dogs.  Summit is a non-profit organization that trains Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities.  Robin also conducts Pre-Adoption Seminars for Positive Alliance, a non-profit organization that organizes events to place dogs from various shelters into good homes.   These seminars are designed to help people get answers to their questions about adopting a dog before actually picking one out.  Prior to being a Canine Behaviorist, Robin was a buyer for a large corporation. She wanted a career that was more fulfilling and something that she was passionate about, so Robin studied to be a Canine Behaviorist; a decision that she has never regretted.

About Canine Behavior Center

Canine Behavior Center was founded over 30 years ago and was one of the pioneers in the field of canine behavior problem solving.  We develop programs that take into consideration the dog's history, age and temperament.  The schedule and priorities of the dog's owners, and the goals that they set for themselves and their dogs are of primary importance. Canine Behavior Center uses a positive approach to canine behavior problem solving.  The emphasis is in making excellent handlers of the dog's owners.  We teach the dog's family how to break the old patterns and how to create a new set of behaviors in the dog.

We have an in-depth understanding of the problems of dogs that live in an urban society and of the importance and complexity of those relationships that develop between dogs and their human families. 

Contact Info for Canine Behavior Center:
Canine Behavior Center, Inc.
Main Office - 7551 - 205th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98073
Kennel-Free boarding and daycare in Redmond, Training classes in 5 locations throughout the region, private training in your home
1-888-CANINE8 / 1-888-226-4638
www.caninebehaviorcenter.com

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  1. RoseMary posted on 03/19/2013 10:05 AM
    Hello;
    On the comments about hot spots and skin problems on the show today, one big reason not mentioned is yeast or fungus infections, something most vets just throw steroids at. My experiences with my bitch's horrible yeast skin infection showed me that most dog food manufacturers do not know how to feed dogs. I got CeCe when she was about 2 years old and I was her 4th owner. The previous owner neglected CeCe so she had a massive flea infestation with sores and bald spots. Her coat healed and I did not have any skin problems for 3 years and then she started to get hot spots, which the vets blamed on her breed and only wanted to throw steroids at the problem, which does not get to why the hot spots. I did not want to shorten CeCe's life because of the steroids so I weaned her off and tried all sorts of dog foods without luck. I prayed and kept researching and then thought of researching dog yeast infections and bingo - found the cause, which was yeast infections. I found that grains, including oats and rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas and honey all turn to sugar in a dog and feed yeast. The excellent article also said to get anti-fungus shampoos and conditioners with a certain anti-fungus ingredient, which I found at Petsmart. The article also said to use watered down hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar on the hot spot areas and to soak their feet in it. I first tried a dog food that I had to rehydrate, whic smelled and I didn't like having to bother with hydrating it so I looked for a dry dog food. I found at the speciality dog food store in Silverdale a brand of dog food, which includes canned dog food. This dog food brand is called "Nature's Logic". I started my dog CeCe on Nature's Logic, which she absolutely is completely enthusiastic about and still very enthusiastic about after feeding it to her for over 6 weeks. It is the only dog food that my bitch ever showed such a huge enthusiasm. And now after two very expensive and frustrating years, her coat is near normal, no hot spots, no flaky skin from yeast, no great thirst, no itching and scratching - ALL WITHOUT STEROIDS!!! Nature's Logic has a Website which has happy testimonies. I need to add my testimony to their Webpage. Yeast and fungus infections seems like a basic thing that all vets should be very familiar with but no, apparently most vets are not and even someone like Robin who has been in the dog business for decades does not seem aware of these yeast or fungus type problems. One vet even turned me down because they said they did not do chronic skin problems. It was a big answer to prayer.

    If your dog drinks a lot and scratches often, even if she does not have hot spots, these are symptoms of yeast/fungus infection and she should not have dog food with the above ingredients - grains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas and honey.
    1. Robin posted on 03/20/2013 09:08 AM
      @RoseMary Thank you RoseMary for the information. There are a number of reasons that grains can be a problem for dogs. I hope many dogs will live happier, healthier lives because of your post here. Such an easy fix. I'm so glad your dog is not suffering any more!

      Sincerely,

      Robin Grannell
      Canine Behavior Center, Inc.
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