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October 2017

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In This Issue

 

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Lots of new members to welcome!

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Canine Microbiome & the Biological Terrain Theory

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Medicinal Mushrooms For Dogs

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Enrichment and Puppy Culture Program

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We have had seven new, approved, True, NR breeders join us since our last Newslettr in August!  

 

Too many to put each ones blog post welcome here in the newsletter so please, go to our blog and take a look and if you have a minute, visit their websites and welcome them to the NRBA pack.  

 

MicMac Chihuahuas

Kisharo Whippets

Sherjak Papillons

Marvelbull

Naturally Reared Toy Aussies

Briar Hill English Shepherds

and our first European member: Imhotep Salukis

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microbes biological terrain

Canine Micro biome and the Biological Terrain Theory

The word microbiome is defined as the collection of microbes or microorganisms that inhabit an environment, creating a sort of “mini-ecosystem”.

The terrain theory was initiated by Claude Bernard (1813 – 1878), and later built upon by Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908). They believed that the “terrain” or “internal environment” determined the state of health. When a body is functioning in homeostasis, and immunity and detoxification is operating well, there is a healthy terrain which can handle various pathogenic microorganisms that inevitably enter the body.

Read more.

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medicinal mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms For Dogs

Supplementing dogs with medicinal mushrooms during times of stress (during heat cycle, breeding, pregnancy, exposure to toxins, etc.) is nothing new. It is just now gaining a lot more attention here in the western world.

The health benefits of ingesting medicinal mushrooms keep surfacing, and there are a lot more benefits which are yet to be discovered I am sure. There are a lot of research studies that are going on around the world, and new discoveries are being made for the numerous uses of medicinal mushrooms.

Read more.

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Puppy Culture click here to learn more

Enrichment & Puppy Culture program

As many of you may already know, I (along with a few other NRBA Breeder members) use the Puppy Culture Program for raising my puppies which is based on creating enriched environments for puppies; teaching them to think things through and exposing them to sights, sounds and smells at a young age so that they will not become as anxious or fearful once they leave to their new homes.

It has been proven that puppies raised in enriched environments have been shown to have the following physiological changes over puppies raised under standard conditions: 

Read more.

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Puppy Culture & Natural Rearing Breeding

Go Hand In Paw!

Puppy Culture is more than a philosophy, its enrichment and socialization protocols are being put into practice by more and more breeders. Puppy Culture is a series of educational videos authored by Jane Killion, outlining even more of the science pertaining to puppy development in the first 12 weeks of life, and its practical application in the form of enrichment protocols and emotional resiliency exercises for breeders and puppy owners.

In my opinion, except for the one or two brief mentions of vaccinations,  It is the best hands-on guide for puppy enrichment and socializing available at this time! 

Watch the Video and Find Out More Here

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Attention Breeder Members

We are looking for YOUR input and contributions to this association and our newsletter. Please submit your articles and or pictures and stories for approval and posting.  The theme is of course anything to do with Naturally Rearing our dogs.  :-)

Please check your Breeder listing on the website as some of you have changed your email address and website addresses and since the links were broken, we had to remove your listing. 

 Some of you who may not have had a website when you joined may now have one or have a facebook page for your dogs and you would like to have the URL listed.  Please send me any corrections or additions to: nrbreedersassociation@gmail.com

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If you have an article to share, a litter announcment, a stud dog you would like promoted or you would like to see a certian topic covered, please contact us at:

nrbreedersassociation at gmail.com  

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