"It's all about guts.The dog's physical guts also have to be working."
Carbondale, Colo. (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
Tess, the champion sheepdog sponsored by Dynamite Specialty Products, is ready for the National Sheepdog Finals starting here today.
The trials, overseen by the U.S. Border Collie Handler’s Association, will determine the nation’s champion dog in herding sheep.
Tess, whose sponsor makes all-natural dog food and nutritional supplements, already has plenty of credits in the sheepherding world. She placed fourth in the nation in 2009, was Western states regional champion in 2009 and took home the bronze medal at the Soldier Hollow Classic in 2010. Earlier this year she placed first in the Lacamas Valley Sheepdog Trials near Camas, Wash.
Her handler, Lavon Calzacorta, believes that much of her success, in addition to her training, is due to Dynamite’s dog prebiotic, all-natural dog food and dietary supplements designed to provide both mental and physical energy.
“My dogs look good, feel great and run well,” he said. “They work for 12 to 14 minutes at a time at full speed. Some dogs are exhausted when they come off the field. Mine are still ready to go.
“Our slogan is that ‘It’s all about guts,’” he added. “It takes guts for a dog to stare down an old, angry ewe that doesn’t want to move. The dog’s physical guts also have to be working properly. If a dog doesn’t feel good, it won’t perform well."
Calzacorta noted that Dyna-Pro prebiotic is a constant ingredient in the diet for both Tess and her younger brother, Gus, who is starting to compile his own list of wins. Dyna-Pro uses a fermentation extract for the health of natural gut bacteria. It is available for dogs, horses and other species.
Two other dogs raised on Dynamite products, he noted, recently took first places in the Washington state sheepdog trials. They are Nan and Rainey, owned by Diana Pagel of Carnation, Wash.
Dynamite products also are available through more than 4,000 individual distributors across the country. All products use only natural ingredients and are made in the United States for quality control. Dynamite’s recently developed Ultimate Dog Food is a raw, grain-free dog food that does not need to be refrigerated.
Additional information about Dyna-Pro and other Dynamite products is available at dynamitespecialty.com. Dynamite’s headquarters are in Meridian, Idaho, and additional mills are in Iowa.
Additional information about the trails is available at http://www.sheepdogfinals.com.