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ASK Dr. Deva Khalsa a Question.

As a highly progressive thinker, Dr. Deva Khalsa does not exclude any body of medical or health theory; instead, she becomes educated about as many forms possible. She then evaluates them and applies the most effective techniques in each, resulting in a career-long history and reputation as a life-saver for ailing animals who would not have survived had they not been brought to her for treatment. In sum, Dr. Deva has been able to integrate the best of all possible worlds and as a result, has been able to create incredibly effective treatment protocols.

Dr. Deva's passion for providing good health and healing to our animal companions has led her to travel the world, to places such as England, India and Brazil, where she worked side by side with each country's finest veterinarians and homeopaths. It is because of Dr. Deva's willingness and keen ability to embrace the best of each of these healing 'worlds' that she is so often featured as veterinary expert on all forms of radio and television, from National Public Radio, to Martha Stewart's Veterinary Satellite Radio show, to her many appearances on major television networks.

Dr. Deva earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. From her earliest years as a veterinarian, Dr. Deva trained in homeopathy, along with many other holisticHolistic: Characterized by the treatment of the whole person or animal, taking into account mental, social factors, diet, etc., rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. modalities, and soon began developing her own treatment protocols drawing from her rapidly growing knowledge base.

Since beginning her holistically oriented veterinary practice over 25 years ago, Dr. Deva has been incorporating homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, nutritional advice, allergy-elimination techniques such as N.A.E.T and also J.M.T. into her approach. Today her work is a blend of sophisticated holistic techniques and traditional veterinary medicine designed to best enhance the natural strengths and attributes of her patient.

Aside from her impressive career and dedication to teaching within the veterinary world, Dr. Deva loves sharing her knowledge with the public. She co-authored, Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies (Howell Book House, 1993), and most recently authored, 'Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog' (Kennel Club Books, 2009), a book best described as a 'holistic bible' for dog owners. Dr. Deva is presently working on a similar book for the caretakers of cats, as anyone who knows cats, knows that no one ever 'owns' a cat!

Finally, as one of her long-term career goals, Dr. Deva agreed to work with Deserving Pets to develop the most nutritionally comprehensive, easily assimilated yet truly appealing vitamins for our companion dogs and cats. She views these products as her gifts to the animals she loves so dearly. Dr. Deva firmly believes that by enabling our furry friends to maintain optimum health through daily nutrition and diet, together we will be able to allow them to live their lives to the fullest, by staving off many of the most devastating illnesses and ailments.

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Amy Weeks Canine Kindergarten
We are home of training that is effective and beneficial to both owners as well as their canine companions.  Our belief is that the majority of problem behaviors occur due to a breakdown in communication. Owners hold the keys to success when training their dogs, they just don’t know how to properly use them.  Our job is to show you how to get what you want out of your dog.  We can show you how to accomplish this without using force,  intimidation, or pain.  Learning should be fun, enjoyable and fair.  When both owner and dog are on the same page…..learning happens. Let us show you how to keep Fido out of the dog house!
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Elaine Rinicker has a Bachelor in Science (hons)  and is a certified dog trainer (Animal Behavior College- ABC). Elaine is also a Mentor Trainer  for ABC- helping to train the next generation of dog trainers. Elaine is a AKC Canine Good Citizen, a AKC Puppy Star Evaluator and a Parent Educator (Family Paws), specializing in dog and baby, and dog and toddler interactions for safety and harmony in families.

Elaine believes in education to ensure happy owners and happy pets.

Elaine has used different training techniques over the 20+ years but strongly believes that positive training techniques are the best, fastest and ONLY WAY to train or retrain your pets. Elaine  keep’s up-to-date in all areas of dog training, the latest techniques and methods through seminars, webinairs etc.