I trust Purina not because I am loyal to a certain brand. I utilize Purina because I am loyal to results. This brand of animal feed in general on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneful has always delivered in any animal that I was raising including my championship hunting dogs. Unlike many hunters, my hunting dogs are my actual pets. I feed them well because replacing that tremendous amount of energy is reticent in having productive dogs. Most instruction from reputable trainers suggest feeding dogs once a day. I look at it more as feeding them a certain amount every day. I say this because I break up the one suggested amount into two meals for my dogs especially when we are in the field. Additionally, my dogs eat tremendously more when they are in the field than when they are at rest and even when that rest will be extended like directly after the hunting season.
In the off season, I still have to occupy my dog’s minds. This is often overlooked as a necessity for dogs, but dogs are incredibly intelligent, and this intelligence has to be satiated and in the correct way. Failure to do this will result in a dog exhibiting unwanted behaviors. Additionally, they are naturally pack animals, so leaving them alone and with nothing to do is exceedingly stressful on the dog. I swim them and walk them on long leashes to keep up their stamina. For every step I take, they take maybe twenty making this a suitable distance for them to work themselves out properly. I do this in the woods as often as possible, but they are sometimes too hard to handle on leashes when they are in hunting mode. However, I am not a fan of summer’s ticks, fleas and other vermin, so I stay out of the woods a lot in the summer to protect my family and myself from any issues that fleas and ticks bring, and to also protect my dogs from these issues as well.
Because they are my family and my pets, I take extra precautions because the hunt is inherently dangerous, but that is what my dogs were trained to do for the entire existence of their breed. It would be cruel to have them in any other atmosphere. They are awesome enough to make good house pets, but making them so would be a waste of their talents and ability. I understand bringing home a dog that is not much of match to an owner’s situation from a shelter situation, but when purchasing a dog as a puppy, the breed should certainly match the personality and lifestyle of the owner. Failure to this will produced a situation in which the owner and the dog is not happy, and usually, the dog loses in this scenario. Those with active dogs that are able to work these animals out as much as needed must be cognizant of their nutrition. I endorse Purina as a trainer, and their Beneful brand is especially appropriate.