July 16, 2006

Our Naughty Spaniel is Growing Calmer

spanielLittle Ben is behaving better around the house. It's about time - he's three years old, which is fairly mature in dog years.

We've been providing leadership as recommended by Cesar Millan - we go through the door before him, for instance. See Cesar's Way (as listed on Amazon) for a good look at dog psychology and the importance of being your dog's leader.

I've also been sprinkling a little tryptophan or 5-htp in Ben's dog food - not sure if it calms him down but it doesn't hurt. See the Amer. Veterinary Medical Association article on trytophan on tryptophan and dietary changes to reduce aggression.

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