Willow Wise Therapies

The Canine Treat Club

Get nutritious, easy-to-make treat recipe collections each month and explore what truly makes food healthy, and a treat for your dog with the veterinary herbalist who has not forgotten the healing power of nature, Susan Johnson.

The Canine Treat Club

Love, Nurture, Nourish//

For all dog companions, dog trainers and behaviourists:

  • Explore what food is nutritious and truly a treat for your dog.
  • Get a 4 treat recipe collection that contains recipes that have been formulated by a veterinary herbalist specifically for dogs using easy to access pantry items.
  • Just like a book club, but waaaay better! You get to share the fun with your dog
  • Create healthy treats for your dog and discover simplicity, health and fun wrapped up in a recipe collection you experience and enjoy each month with your dog.

Food Reimagined

Veterinary herbalist curated dog treat recipes for animal companions seeking healthy, easy alternatives to the pet food store gloss.

Recipes taste tested by our Chief Taste Tester, Isabella, with nary a carob chip nor spoons of peanut butter in sight!

Fresh Ingredients

Each recipe comes with a notes section suggesting alternative ingredients making each recipe suitable to almost every pantry, fridge or treat taster.

Bonus Info

In the Willow Wise Therapies School you get instant access to the accompanying Nourish ‘n Flourish video for the month.

The video tells the story of the recipes selected for the month, and how they work their magic in one of The Coires of Health™.

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A Fresh Approach to Food //

The Canine Treat Club is a tale of food and friendship, creatively led by your dog and you. Become more discerning about the food choices you offer your dog by going beyond the pet food store into your own kitchen to find the treats your dog loves.  Act on that desire to dabble in the kitchen and explore your connection with your dog through food.

  • Discover simplicity in dog treats.
  • Discover new sources for healthy ingredients.
  • Discover ingredients and recipes that your dog (and you!) can safely eat.
  • Discover tips and tricks in preparation, nutrition and alternative ingredients.
  • Discover new techniques and uses for treats to build the bond between you and your dog.

Is This You

Any Day,
Any Time //

Are you:

  • Over reading the list of ingredients on a packet and thinking you need a chemical dictionary just to make a choice and take it to the check out register?
  • Questioning how healthy can a bag of chemicals really be?
  • Enjoy dabbling in the kitchen, but are overwhelmed by finding simple nutrition, easy recipes that your dog will enjoy and don’t all include peanut butter and carob?

The Canine Treat Club

Love & Spice & All Things Nice//

The Canine Treat Club is for every dog companion who wants to dabble a little in the kitchen with a little bit of purpose, a little bit of guidance and a whole lot of fun.

  • Share the spoils with your dog, knowing exactly what went into the food choices you offer to them: healthy ingredients bound together with a whole lot of love.
  • Learn how recipes ingredients are like characters in an Enid Blyton book in the Nourish ‘n Flourish video that accompanies the recipes each month.  Ingredients, and treats, can be good, mischievous or just misunderstood misfits in your dog’s body. 
  • Chat about the matter of food, relationships, nourishment and the treats you and your dog like the most with other animal companions in our private Facebook group.

Evidence

It’s complicated buying dog treats

‘Increasing marketing claims and misinformation about pet nutrition and the spillover of trends from the human health and nutrition realm into the pet food market complicate the challenging task of educating consumers on how to best feed their pets.’

Schleicher, M., Cash, S. B., & Freeman, L. M. (2019). Determinants of pet food purchasing decisions. The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne, 60(6), 644–650.

 

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What The Canine Treat Club Is Known For //

No gloss or fairy dust here!

You get:

4 veterinary-herbalist-created-easy-to-make-awesome-to-taste dog treat recipes (2 per week for four weeks) $97 value
Private Facebook Group $127 value
A themed Nourish ‘n Flourish video access each month.
$297 value

Total Value: $521

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Introducing

The Liminal Keys™ //

Every treat recipe and video that I deliver through The Canine Treat Club™ is developed using my signature Liminal Keys process where I help you identify exactly what and why you are giving specific treats to your animal in correct amounts.

Creating an animal-centred relationship with your dog means that we need to recognize that there are invisible emotional, biochemical and physiological forces that are driving both their actions and yours.

The Liminal Keys™ is a simple five step process that gives you how to choose and deliver treats in a logical, animal-centred way. We can connect with what is beneath the surface, without needing a biochemistry degree, and we can create opportunities to truly connect to our dog with food.

We don’t need cheesy, swan diving dog marketing telling us how to deepen our conversations with our dogs.

To nourish and be nourished by our animals we need to connect deeply with what is nourishing to them, and us.

This is both nutrition and companionship.

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The Canine Treat Club™ //

The Canine Treat club

Tried & True //

Our veterinary herbalist and Chief-Taste-Tester, Isabella, have taken the guesswork out of preparation and safety in making and selecting food that is truly a treat for your dog.

You & your dog have the chance to discover what treats are most rewarding for nurturing your relationship, together. Don’t be limited by calories or by chemicals in choosing what your dog considers rewarding communication with you.

  • All treat recipes are professionally created by a veterinarian herbalist.
  • All ingredients are dog-friendly.
  • We use easy-to-find ingredients and offer suggestions for alternative ingredients if you don’t have the listed ingredient in your pantry
  • Our accompanying Nourish ‘n Flourish video walks you through
    • The types of ingredients;
    • The ingredient synergy as they form in a treat; and
    • The macronutrients of the recipe.

Ready?

The Future is Your Dog’s,

& Yours //

What changes could you imagine if you found just one recipe that you loved making for your dog, AND your dog loved it?!

Can you imaginge the peace of mind in knowing exactly what you were offering your dog to eat, from the ingredients that went into the treat, when the treat was made and why those ingredients were chosen as a healthy and enjoyable reward for your dog.

Gathering and making your dog’s own treats would definitely set the stage for a whole lot of fun … and freedom from relying on chemical concoctions as treats!

 

 

Create

Share, Learn, Chat //

All the best things to do with your bestest buddy and other like-minded animal companions.

Create veterinary-herbalist-created-easy-to-make-awesome-to-taste treats that really excites you and your dog and spend time in conversation together.

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Veterinary Herbalist

It’s Not Complicated, It’s Fun!//

Hi, I’m Susan Johnson, the veterinary herbalist who has not forgotten the healing power of nature.

I revel in my Irish and Scottish ancestry and their love of storytelling to weave animal knowledge and facts into patterns that are easily accessed by my clients and students, able to be shared with their animals.

The Coires of Health™

 

 

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FAQs

Do I need to know about canine nutrition before I start the course?

Nope! Even if you DON’T have a vague recollection of carbohydrates, proteins and fats from your Home Economics classes in early secondary school and your dog eats food, then you’re good to go!!

Do I have to feed ‘raw’ in order for my dog to be healthy and do I need to do that in this course?

Absolutely not.  Neither do you need to lock yourself into only feeding a premium brand dog food to do this course or for your dog to be healthy.  My aim is for you to understand the puzzle pieces of canine nourishment so you can put them together in a way that suits you and your dog.

Will I stop my dog’s scratching (or paw licking, or their barking, or [insert any other health conditions here]) by doing this program?

Sorry! There’s nary a prescription in sight in this course 🤓.  That’s because condition-based therapeutic nourishment is a complex activity.  There are usually a number of factors that lead to a particular condition manifesting itself that may need a coordinated approach with other clinicians to resolve or manage the condition (s). 

My goal for you is that in four weeks you will have the confidence and know how to make safe, easy and nutritious food choices for your dog. I want you to know that the choices that you make are giving him or her the awesome opportunity to develop and maintain their own innate healing mechanisms for their life.

Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Step into your animal’s health care with confidence. If, after completing the pre-departure module you decide that Canine Nourish journey is not for you before we start our first chapter together, just let us know and we’ll happily refund your investment.