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Old 05-23-2010, 04:56 AM
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http://www.chihuahuatrainers.com/chi...-behavior.html

Factors that can contribute to disobedience and aggressive behavior include boredom, lack of stimulation, an inadequate diet (especially one with too much protein), allergies, stress, lack of attention and/or lack of exercise.

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As far as the article goes it was, meh, but I do have a question about this first part.

Have any of you heard why a food high in protein would cause behavioral/disobedience problems? I've never heard of that, and I'm not convinced of the validity of that statement. You all know much more about the foods than I do, so I would be interested to hear your input!
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When i took my sheltie to training classes,the trainer did mention changing the food to some people with difficult dogs
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I haven't heard the too much protein thing before causing problems, however, I know that dyes in the food can cause a type of attention deficit disorder in dogs. Think kibbles and bits, pedigree or similar foods that have the orange pieces, green pieces that are supposed to look like vegetables, etc.

Also, always consider the source. That looks like an amateur website, sort of a scammer as he wants you to buy his online book! Wow. There are probably others for every other breed out there and they probably say about the same thing. I don't think that is a chihuahua expert's website at all.
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I haven't heard the too much protein thing before causing problems, however, I know that dyes in the food can cause a type of attention deficit disorder in dogs. Think kibbles and bits, pedigree or similar foods that have the orange pieces, green pieces that are supposed to look like vegetables, etc.

Also, always consider the source. That looks like an amateur website, sort of a scammer as he wants you to buy his online book! Wow. There are probably others for every other breed out there and they probably say about the same thing. I don't think that is a chihuahua expert's website at all.

I hadn't either and you're right. The site didn't look legit, and I didn't really think the article was that impressive.

I had heard of foods being a source of behavioral problems, but I had never heard that it was protein! I figured if anyone knew about it, it would be you since you're so knowledgeable on food and nutrition for our pups!

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The trainer we've worked with told us to stay away from foods with protein over 35% for our dogs because a) they aren't particularly active so that much isn't required and b) it can give so much energy they don't know how to expend its hard for them to focus.

Not sure how much credibility I give it but I have seen VERY bad behavior from two of mine when they were on Orijen for about 2 months LOL.
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I think saying Boredom leads to disobediance is a bit obvious!
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The trainer we've worked with told us to stay away from foods with protein over 35% for our dogs because a) they aren't particularly active so that much isn't required and b) it can give so much energy they don't know how to expend its hard for them to focus.

Not sure how much credibility I give it but I have seen VERY bad behavior from two of mine when they were on Orijen for about 2 months LOL.
I've heard this before and honestly it makes sense.
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