Nutrition can definitely affect your dog's behavior. If your dog is eating a food that she cannot digest well, or is eating a less-than-good-quality diet, her body may be missing some vital nutrients. Dogs lacking something in their diet might eat dirt, chew on rocks or wood, or even try to gnaw the stucco off the side of a house. Other dogs seem almost desperate and will chew on anything within reach, in a frenzy almost, to try to find that ingredient needed.

Other dogs may be eating the best commercial foods on the market, the super-premium foods, and will react with a type of hyperactivity. They can't sit still, can't control themselves, and certainly can't follow directions for training. In these situations, the food may be awesome but is too much for these dogs.

In many instances, a more natural food is needed, one that includes meats and fish, cheeses, tubers (potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams), and fruits. Avoid cereal grains, as these can cause allergic reactions and hyperactivity in many dogs. You can put together a diet yourself or check into one of the dehydrated foods now available. See chapter 4 for more on nutrition.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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