FYI for Raw Feeders-
Pet Partners (Spock's registration) therapy dog requirements don't allow evaluation or registration of any pet on a raw protein diet within last 4 weeks prior. Besides raw meats, this includes pig ears, raw bones and eggs due to risk of transfer of diseases to clients.
Here is link to Pet Partner's Handler's Guide in PDF that can be downloaded, if you want to check out diet requirements yourselves (pg. 51): https://petpartners.org/wp-content/u..._1.12.2017.pdf
that might affect Dobe owners that train (or want to train) in Schutzhund protection dog training (quote from pg. 50): "Aggression
Animals that have a history of aggression toward people or other animals aren’t
eligible to participate. Examples of aggression include growling, lunging, biting
and causing seriously injury. This includes animals who have ever seriously
injured or killed another companion animal.
Animals that have been encouraged or trained to bite — even as part of dog
sports such as Schutzhund — aren’t eligible for registration. Although many
dogs that have been trained for bite-work are under very good control, they
present a risk that the Therapy Animal Program simply can’t afford to take."
Just some points to think about if you have a Dobe (like Spock) who has the temperament for Therapy Dog work....