Canna-Pet makes natural and organic CBD dog treats as well as CBD supplements for pets in capsule or liquid form.
The products are made from industrial hemp, a non-psychoactive plant. This means the treats and supplements from Canna-Pet contain CBD (cannabinoids) but not THC so they won’t get your pet “high.”
CBD dog treats and supplements can potentially help your dog with pain, allergies, anxiety, seizures and more, Canna-Pet says. The products are notpharmaceuticals. They are organic, plant-based products.
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CBD dog treats – Canna-Pet review
Canna-Pet sent my senior dog Ace some Canna Biscuits and CBD capsules. View all of their products for dogs here.
CBD can potentially help a pet with a huge variety of issues such as pain, anxiety, allergies and seizures. In our case, I was hoping the CBD products could help reduce Ace’s joint pain and stiffness.
Ace has had joint problems for years, and he’s been taking a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug called Rimadyl. There are potential side effects to this drug such as damage to the liver or kidneys. I love the idea of a more natural option for managing Ace’s joint pain.
I decided to give him CBD treats and capsules instead of Rimadyl for one month as a trial. If it didn’t seem to help, we could always go back to Rimadyl.
It’s been about a month now, and I have not noticed a dramatic change in Ace’s joints. This tells me that the CBD supplement seems to give him just as much relief as the Rimadyl.
Since the CBD treats and supplements are more natural and have no known side effects, this is a better option for Ace long term.
My plan is to give him the CBD supplement with each meal and to keep Rimadyl on hand if he ever has an especially active day or if he seems extra stiff or sore for whatever reason. Canna-Pet’s products are natural and can be taken with most other medications and supplements.
What I like about the CBD dog treats from Canna-Pet:
There is a capsule or oil version available too (these contain a higher amount of CBD)
Can be taken with most other medications and supplements, ask a vet first of course
No known side effects, according to Canna-Pet
No prescription needed
Products available for cats & horses (and even for people)
30-day money back guarantee
I would recommend CBD dog treats for any dog that is dealing with mild pain.
Canna-Pet typically recommends that pets start out with the biscuits or capsules before trying the Max CBD oil. The CBD Oil is typically used for severe cases, such as dogs that just had surgery.
It’s not always obvious if the CBD treats and supplements are helping the dog
The dosing is pretty general, hard to know exactly how much to give
The CBD dog treats might not be for your dog if he has a potential for allergies to the ingredients in the biscuits. If that is the case, you might want to try the capsules first. You can view all of Canna-Pet’s products for dogs HERE.
Cost of Canna-Pet’s products:
Canna-Pet has a variety of products including biscuits, capsules and oil, but here are some general prices:
“5 Question Friday” is a new feature on That Mutt where I interview authors, trainers, veterinarians, bloggers and others who work with dogs. It’s a way to share different opinions and experiences. If you would like to be featured, please email Lindsay@ThatMutt.com.
KL is a longtime reader of That Mutt who owns a German shepherd dog. KL trains her dog in obedience and nose work for fun, and she is also a volunteer with a German Shepherd rescue.
Here were my 5 questions for KL:
That Mutt: What are some of the reasons why you decided to get a German shepherd?
KL: The usual reasons, brains, loyalty, beauty. My husband traveled for work, and I wanted a large dog with me. GSDs are rugged and athletic and able to withstand climate extremes and an active lifestyle.
But the biggest reason is the part of the breed standard that calls for the dog to possess “a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”
They’re reserved and discerning; you will work for a deep relationship with your German Shepherd, and I really respect that.
To paraphrase Jane Austen, their good opinion is rarely bestowed and therefore more worth the earning. Once you do, you have a friend for life. There is just no other dog quite like them.
TM: What tips would you give to a first-time shepherd owner?
KL: I could go into several posts’ worth of advice, but my big ones would be:
a) Do your research. Learn as much about the breed as you can. Try to reach out to local breed clubs or IPO (schutzhund) clubs if possible, get to know some owners and breeders and observe some dogs. Learn the pros and cons of the different line types and of the breed in general. This will take time, but it’s well worth it.
b) Decide why you want the dog. The German Shepherd is a highly versatile breed, and the result is different breeders concentrating on different things.
The most obvious example would be show lines vs working lines. Within a given line type, you will find breeders specializing in areas like IPO or herding or showing or search and rescue.
If you can articulate what you want from your dog and communicate that to your breeder or rescue, you stand a much better chance of getting the dog that’s right for you.
c) Find a good, resourceful trainer who has experience with the breed. These are highly intelligent, thinking dogs, and that is both the best thing and the most challenging thing about them!
A smart trainer who is willing to open up the toolbox and help you tailor your approach to your dog is worth her weight in gold.
TM: What advice would you give for anyone interested in starting nose work training with their puppy or dog?
KL: There are several different governing bodies for nose work/scent work, but start with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (nacsw.net). NACSW is an excellent resource for info on the sport and how to find an instructor in your area.
I encourage anyone who is interested to look into it. It is a fantastic way to bond with your dog, and you will learn a lot about them.
And have fun!
My instructor reminds everyone before every trial or odor recognition test to have a good time because today is another day to have fun with your dog.
TM: Does your dog sleep in your bed?
KL: She’s allowed, but she has staked her claim on my big leather chair, and most nights she can be found snoozing in that!
TM: Is there anything you’d like to say to That Mutt’s readers?
KL: Have a great weekend and happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy some time with your dogs!
Thank you, KL!
If anyone has any questions for her about German shepherds, please leave them in the comments.
I love my dog Remy but sometimes he’s just constantly in my personal bubble.
Oh, you’re tying your shoes? Let me get as close to you as possible and “help.” Oh, you’re carrying in groceries? Let me “assist” you.
Remy is finally mature enough where he’s pretty well behaved all day but then in the evenings he still gets these naughty spells where he likes to paw at me, nudge me with his nose (we call that the dolphin punch) and play bite.
Basically, he still acts like a giant puppy.
I tell him “no” when he paws at me or “off,” and I do my best to ignore him. But he’s stubborn.
So one thing we’ve started doing for a few minutes in the evenings is using treats to reward him for staying on his bed or “place.”
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Reasons to teach your dog the place command
The “place” command is a way to teach your dog to stay on a mat, platform, dog bed, rug or other “place.”
You can use a different command if you’d like. We started with “go to your bed” and now we just say “bed” because it’s shorter. A lot of trainers use the word “place” so that’s the word I’m using in this post for simplicity.
The “place” command is handy for when you need your dog to remain in one spot. For example, when you have guests at the door, you could tell your dog “place” and he would know to go to his bed or mat. Or maybe you’re just working on something and you need your dog to leave you alone for 5 minutes.
The portable pup bed from Carlson
Unfortunately, Remy has always been a bit obsessed with trying to shred, destroy and EAT dog beds. He does the same with sheets, towels and blankets.
This was challenging when we were trying to teach him “place” because he would just start ripping up his bed or blanket.
So, a good solution in our case was to use the portable pup bed from Carlson Pet Products. Their beds are cot style made of steel, canvas and nylon. They’re not chew proof, but Remy is not interested in shredding his cot.
In fact, when I unfold his cot, he knows to go into “working mode.”
He gets super focused on staying in his “place.” We normally keep the cot folded up in the corner of the room, and when we get it out, he knows what to do! Thank you, Carlson!
How to teach your dog the place command
First, choose the dog bed, rug or other “place” you want to use. I think a dog bed is the most convenient. Then grab a handful of tiny treats. You can use whatever you have on hand like bits of cheese or meat. I break them up small.
The first option is to sit or stand with your treats near your dog’s bed and wait for him to go to his “place” on his own. Then you would drop him little treats whenever he’s on his bed. At first, you can drop a few treats on the bed to lure him if needed. When he stays on the bed voluntarily, you would drop him little treats every few seconds. Eventually, add the word “place.”
The other option is to simply guide him to his “place” with treats and tell him to stay. It’s easier if you sit very close to him at first. Don’t add distance unless he already understands “stay.”
Here’s a clip of Remy from Instagram when I was first teaching him “place.”
In both cases, I like to use a release word “break!” so Remy knows he can get up. I’ll let him be free for a few minutes and then I’ll say “place” again and he’s expected to return to his bed.
More tips on how to teach your dog the place command:
Make it very simple at first. Start with just a few seconds. Keep it fun!
Limit distractions at first like other pets in the room
If your dog wants to follow you to get the treats, stand right next to his bed and deliver tiny rewards. Take just one step away. Then move back and give another treat. Progress very slowly.
This is a harder concept for dogs than we realize. Be patient and don’t expect him to get it the first day.
Details on the dog cots from Carlson
The Carlson Portable Pup Bed is a cot style bed designed for use at home, in the yard or for easy travel such as for picnics or camping. It folds up in a second and comes with a travel bag.
The cots come in large or small and in multiple colors. We have the large, which is 48” long, 26” wide and 9” tall. It’s sturdy and designed to hold up to 95 pounds. The small is 26” long, 26” wide and 9” tall.
We use our cot primarily for training Remy. It’s normally folded up in the corner of our living room until we want to work on “place.” But sometimes I’ll also set it out on our balcony for our senior dog Ace to lounge on. I throw his blanket over it, and we call it Ace’s “lawn chair.” You can see it’s big enough for a 70-pound Lab mix.
The cot’s nylon material is waterproof, and we’ve left it outside many times. It’s been rained on and left in the San Diego sun for days, and the color has not faded. We haven’t had to wash ours, but Carlson said you can easily wipe it with a damp cloth and soap.
Here’s a cute gift idea I think you guys will like.
Put Me in the Story is a line of books where you can personalize the message to include your dog’s name, a dedication page and photos.
I made a book featuring each of my dogs, and I’ll walk you through the process. It’s super easy to design your own book. No design skills necessary at all!
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Personalized dog books – Put Me in the Story Review
Put Me in the Story is a line of personalized books for babies, toddlers, children and adults. The books are available in hardcover or softcover.
The books are categorized for babies and children by age, and there are also books you can personalize for adults such as wedding books, gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, gifts for grandparents, etc.
And then of course there are the personalized books for all ages featuring our dogs!
You personalize the dog book by choosing 1-4 digital photos of your dog to include in the printed book along with your dog’s name and a dedication page. If you don’t finish your work in one sitting, you can save it for later and order when you’re finished.
The “story” is filled with dog pictures with different inspirational quotes and sayings such as “All you need is love and a dog” and “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Think of it like a “coffee table book.”
The personalized dog books are designed for older kids and adults. However, younger kids might still enjoy them because of all the cute pictures. Especially if they’re own dog is featured!
The books are a perfect way to welcome a new dog to the family or as a way to honor a senior dog or a dog who has died.
I like the idea of creating a personalized dog book as a gift for a friend or family member. And for you dog walkers and other professionals who work with pets, you might want to think about something like this for your clients.
There are three dog books to choose from and personalize:
The general idea is pretty similar across the three books with full page images of dogs and thoughtful quotes and sayings. The “Who Rescued Who?” book is meant for honoring adopted dogs where the other two are more fitting for all dogs.
You can page through each book on the website to see which one is most appropriate for your special dog. I like the “Live. Love. Bark.” design the best because you can upload 4 different photos (the other two have just one photo used multiple times).
Cost of a book from Put Me in the Story
Each book is 8.5” by 8.5” in size with about 64 pages.
Nice way to honor a new family member or a dog that has died
Choice between soft or hard cover
3 story options to choose from
Very easy to design your book!
You can save your work and come back to it later
No real design or photography skills needed
You can preview the full book by clicking on the book’s cover
Free shipping on orders $65 or more
You can’t edit the actual text of the story other than a dedication page for your dog and your dog’s name
What’s unique about these books?
I’m sure there are similar services like this but I like that Put Me in the Story is so simple to use. You’re not making an entire photo book of your dog. Instead, you’re just adding your dog on a couple of pages throughout the “story.”
The “Who Rescued Who?” story has a place where you can mention the shelter or rescue where you got your dog and a place to upload a logo.
And beyond dogs, Put Me in The Story has tons of personalized story options for babies, Mother’s Day, weddings, etc. You could really get creative with a gift idea.
Note: “5 Question Friday” is a new feature on That Mutt where I interview authors, trainers, veterinarians, bloggers and others who work with dogs. It’s a way to share different opinions and experiences. If you would like to be featured, please email Lindsay@ThatMutt.com.
He co-authored the book with Brother Christopher from the “Monks of New Skete.”
The “Monks of New Skete” have supported themselves for four decades by breeding and training dogs from their monastery in Cambridge, N.Y. The monks sold over 1.5 million copies of their past books including “The Art of Raising A Puppy.”
Marc owns a dog training company in Chicago and is the former president of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a group dedicated to the education and support of dog training professionals worldwide.
“Let Dogs Be Dogs” is available on Amazon in hardcover and for the Kindle. Order here.
Here were my five questions for Marc:
Marc Goldberg and Brother Christopher
That Mutt: What can people expect to learn from your new book?
Marc Goldberg: Pack Leader is a term coined decades ago by the Monks of New Skete.
In the last few years it has become a popular way to describe how people should relate to their dogs. The big problem is that nobody has adequately defined how to be a good pack leader in a compassionate, sensible way.
In “Let Dogs Be Dogs,” we lay out a roadmap … a very thorough and detailed pathway to a happy relationship with your dog.
You’ll learn what your dog really wants from you, why, and exactly how to provide it. In short, you’ll learn how to have the relationship of your dreams.
TM: What is something you believe in that other people think is crazy?
Marc: I believe dogs have souls. And I believe we will be reunited with our beloved companions on the other side.
In a real sense we are their guardians on earth. We are responsible for creating their physical and emotional well-being through good and kind leadership and appropriate forms of love with the right balance of exercise and affection and authority.
But, once gone, I believe they wait for us to guide us and make us feel safe on the other side of life. So basically, I believe that one day I will go to the company of my loved ones and dogs.
TM: What does “Pack Leader” mean to you in dog training?
Marc: A good pack leader is very much like the most inspiring teacher you will remember from school.
The “inspiring teacher” was never the impatient or unpredictable one. In fact she or he set high standards for you yet believed in your potential to accomplish great things. She may not have gushed constant praise, but when you got a word of encouragement you took it to heart because it was deeply meaningful.
Similarly, a good pack leader meets all her dog’s physical and psychological needs while inspiring the dog to comply with the rules of safety and good behavior. This actually grants the dog a great deal of physical liberty and freedom from emotional conflict.
A great Pack Leader knows everything a dog wants and needs, and then trades those resources to the dog in return for the basic elements we humans need.
TM: Do your dogs sleep in your bed?
Marc: At night my dogs own the couch and I sleep with a cat who hogs the covers a lot less than my dogs.
TM: Is there anything you’d like to say to That Mutt’s readers?
Marc: Don’t believe the malarkey that being a Pack Leader to your dog has anything to do with trying to dominate or scare him. It has everything to do with granting him the grace of liberty, safety in this confusing human world into which we have brought him and it also allows for the greatest level of relationship.
A dog who actually wants to please you – – and knows how to do it – – is a dog you can take everywhere with you. And after all, isn’t that what dogs really want?
Thank you, Marc!
If any of you have any questions for Marc, please leave them in the comments.
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