Do dogs have to be perfect to have a place in modern society?Read More
It’s hard to love something that doesn’t love you back.Read More
Trying to navigate all the hype is hard!Read More
Should you use a prong collar to train your primitive dog?Read More
Feeding your dog out of a bowl is a huge missed opportunity!Read More
Tissue warning! Be present for them as they were present for you.Read More
Have you seen Shiba swag? It’s all cute and a whole bunch of no for my design aesthetic…Read More
Stubborn, hard to train, dominant, and hard headed. Owning a primitive dog is one of the most rewarding experiences, with a teammate not a follower.
Primitive dogs tend to attract some of the best dog owners (yes, I know that I’m biased!), and I think that there are five personality traits necessary for owners of these awesome breeds.Read More
The time has come to play with our food!Read More
So… it happened – I got the job opportunity of a lifetime, training search and rescue dogs full time at the most amazing facility in the country! Now I have to move…Read More
When dogs are bored, they try to find their own fun. The dog’s undesirable behaviors can help you choose which type enrichment your dog needs. Many of the enrichment products and techniques are catered towards kibble fed dogs, so I will be giving tips for how to swap out kibble and processed foods and treats for more natural options.Read More
We learn about dogs with jobs starting at a young age. But where are our primitive dogs?Read More
He doesn’t know he doesn’t get as many birthdays, but he gets way more presence. And the present he would ask for is yours.Read More
Many populations of primitive dogs across the globe straddle the line of wild, feral, or semi-feral classifications. This wreaks havoc on the way we observe these dogs, house them, treat them, make excuses for them, and even create laws around them.Read More
When people ask me what kind of dog I have, the next question is usually “what were they bred for”? My answer - “To Be Dogs!”Read More
What’s in your First Aid Kit?Read More
Do you have a plan in place in case the unthinkable happens?Read More
What is a “primitive dog”?
Both “cultured” and “uncultured” breeds that still maintain ancient genes, primitive appearance and retention of wild traits. Previous exclusive literature has not benefited primitive breeds and their enthusiasts in the past. Therefore we choose to be inclusive about who fits under this umbrella and we offer a long and exhaustive list of what dog breeds fit. However, if your dog is not included and still shows many of the traits of other primitive dogs, in our opinion you are just as welcome.
Sometimes dog greetings and meetings can become a little complicated! Much like the blog about Katie’s dogs Jari and Sonya, here is a story about a few of Katie and Molly’s dogs, and how they learned to coexist in Katie’s house fairly easily, as told by Katie.Read More