This months guest blog is from Mandy Wilson of Peaceful Paws Therapy And Training. Mandy talks about zoopharmacognosy and how it can benefit your dog.
But first I’ll explain my own personal experience of it……
I only stumbled across this a couple of years ago when I attended a 2 day seminar ran by Isla Fishurn for Dog Training College. At first I thought it was abit wacky and out there but when I saw the way the demo dogs responded I wanted to look into it alot more.
It transpires that zoopharmacognosy is when the animal self selects botanicals to aid recovery. A great example is when a dog has digestive issues and eats grass to make it feel better.
Fast forward a couple of years and I decided Vinnie could benefit from a few sessions so I contacted another DTC Approved Instructor called Mandy.
Mandy runs Peaceful Paws Therapy And Training and has extensive knowledge and training in this field.
Mandy sent me specific botanicals selected using the information I had given her and the sessions were both held via zoom. This meant that Vinnie could be 100% himself. The entire experience was fascinating and helped me understand exactly what was going on with Vinnie. Over time this has had a huge benefit to him and it also has helped me give him a much more tailored training programme.
To read more about zoopharmacognosy and how it can help with a whole range of behavioural and health issues click the link below.