|Free Ranging Pups|
|Written by Martin Lieberman|
|Friday, 28 December 2007|
I have mentioned to Joseph Von Knapp & Tracy Halpern & other respected trainers that I would be willing to pay considerably more for a pup or grown dog if it was never confined (or free ranged) and fed a proper meat & vegetable diet.
Page 63 of the national best seller Merle's Door by T. Kerasote talks about the advantages of free ranging. Kerasote's book implies that free ranging may reduce neurotic tendencies. In addition, problem solving is more prevalent in a free ranging environment. The result may be larger brain size along with a better sense of smell and hearing. My personal experience is more confident dogs with greater size and more pronounced motor skills.
The price you pay when you free range is you may loose pups to a variety of dangers. However, the end result are better made, smarter and more confident survivors. I feel free ranging is a risk worth taking.
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