Feeding your dog a well-balanced diet is critical to positive long-term health, and indeed diet can affect behaviour. In some cases depending on the combination of the breed and the brand of food, I have seen fireworks as a result of the 'wrong' combination. I always address diet as a part of a comprehensive behavioural assessment.

Opinion varies somewhat on what is the best feeding method for a dog, and you'll need to understand that no two dogs are alike when it comes to feeding. As a result, you'll need to remain flexible when finding the right brand and feeding system for your dog.

The main options with feeding are: A good quality dried commercial feed, a home cooked recipe approach, a high-quality wet food such as Forthglade, or a raw meat and bones approach. All of these have pros and cons depending on your dog's individual needs, along with your time and inclination. I would be pleased to help you work through this minefield.

I personally feed my own dogs Forthglade dog food, as it is very healthy, they utterly love and thrive on it. I have also had the pleasure of supporting Forthglade in various promotional efforts due to my belief in the brand.