TIP #1: HOLIDAY VISITORS PT. 1
If visitors are coming and you don’t have time to train, put your dog in his crate or confinement area with some things to chew on. Don’t give him the opportunity to learn bad habits.
TIP #2: THE 3% RULE
The 3% rule has to do with a seemingly simple and innocent-sounding word: "with." If a pet food label contains that word in its product name, the product is required to have only 3% of the ingredient in the formulation at the time of processing. If you measure out 100 pieces of kibble from a food labeled "with salmon" and then remove three pieces of kibble from the pile, those three pieces are equivalent to the amount of salmon that is found in that pile of kibble. Not much. Yet consumers are expected to know, understand and differentiate between the 95% Salmon Food, the 25% Salmon Dinner, and the 3% Adult Dinner with Salmon foods. This rule is by design imprecise (from 95% down to 25% for food versus dinner, really?) and in practice misleads (and possibly even deceives) consumers. If you wish to feed a salmon (or chicken or turkey or venison) based food, look for one of AAFCO's qualifying terms (dinner, recipe, formula) and avoid brands with the term "with".
- excertped from Dog Food Logic
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI