Dog Behavior and Nature

Dr. Kim’s views on dog behavior and nature


Being Grounded

Being Grounded


Posted By on Dec 21, 2017

What does that mean to be grounded? What does that have to do with the health of our dogs? Animals? Us? Why should we even care? We are all electrical beings. If we aren’t, we are dead. The earth has its own magnetic pull and vibrational frequency. What changed for our health started with the advent of rubber soled shoes and plastic. For animals it was the same (in the case of dogs) as well as metal in the case of horses. Plus...

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Canine Oily Massage

Canine Oily Massage


Posted By on Dec 15, 2017

King does this every time when Schatzie is getting her weekly Oily massage. He gets his first because he runs and gets on the towel first lol – he LOVES his massages! He moans and sighs all during it. Schatzie just totally relaxes and goes to sleep. At first neither were sure about these massages. We had King four months before Schatzie so by then he was used to receiving them from me and has grown to really enjoy them. Schatzie...

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Same Species Different Personalities

Same Species Different Personalities


Posted By on May 30, 2017

Right now I have two dogs. Both are American breeds. Both are, of course, canine carnivores – Canis lupus familiaris. (The domestic dog is a member of genus Canis that forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant carnivore. Information extracted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog). I had to stress CARNIVORE lol. While they are both the same species with the same genus and same species needs, they are...

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Stretching into Trust

Stretching into Trust


Posted By on Mar 22, 2016

Going into my “Animal Girl” mode in this post to share with you some beautiful insights that our dogs can show us in their unique ways if we’ll but pay attention and allow them to do just that. This time we are stretching into trust with two simple canine lessons. I’ve shared many times how much my American Bully dog, King, has been able to teach and help me as regards my energy, my attitude, my emotions. In...

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Sit Really Does Mean SIT

Sit Really Does Mean SIT


Posted By on Mar 3, 2016

Over the past two years I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a remarkable young woman by the name of Bre Altherr. She and her husband Chris, own and operate the North Indy Sit Means Sit franchise. When they say sit really does mean sit – it really does mean that! While their facility is focused on training, they also have a store, grooming, boarding and nutrition consulting available – yes they are raw feeding...

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The Howling Game


Posted By on Mar 23, 2015

About three months ago King (my American Bully) began playing a game with me that is not only funny but a lot of fun for me – and a nice release for him I am sure. I call it the Howling Game – even though it starts with a whole bunch of barking. King will sometimes initiate the play by running to get a toy and have me play tuggie wit him. His primary aim isn’t to play with me but to entice Schatzie (my Carolina Dog...

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