Handler Success ( Confidence, Mindset and Knowledge)

Understanding The Nutritional Needs Of Working Dogs

9 Steps

Masterclass Details

Join us for an incredible masterclass this month where Niamh will be giving an overview of the basic requirements for good nutrition in a working dog, from puppyhood right through the pregnancy and on to the senior years. She will also cover some nutritional issues that can appear in working dogs, and advice on how to resolve these. 

What Our Members Thought:


A Super Masterclass

A super Masterclass, a lot of great information to take in and think about to make sure your working dog gets the right balance of nutrients. Thanks as always a brilliant Masterclass.

Nadine A

Course Structure

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Step 1 - The role of essential nutrients in a dog’s diet

  • Protein
  • Types of protein
  • Benefits of protein
  • Sources of protein
  • Impact on performance
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Step 2 - Carbs & Fats

  • Carb requirements for sporting dogs
  • How are they used for energy
  • 3 types of carbs
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Importance of fats for endurance
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Step 3 - Vitamins & Minerals

  • What vitamins are required for dog nutrition
  • Benefits of the individual vitamins
  • Ash content
  • Mother & Puppy nutrition advice
  • Importance of hydration
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Step 4 -Supporting The Biomechanics Of A Working Dog

  • Joint & bone overview
  • Arthritis & mobility issues
  • Feeding to aid joint care
  • Senior dog nutrition
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Step 5 - Weight Issues

  • Body condition scoring
  • Feeding underweight dogs
  • Managing weight loss in obese dogs
  • Neutering and nutrition
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Step 6 - LWDG Offer

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