Episode 24: Why We Choose to Feed Open Farm with Special Guest David Phillips

Do you know the story behind the food you are feeding your dog? Did you know that dogs like variety in their meals – just like us – and that Open Farm Brand provides quality food to allow for this variety in your dog’s bowl?

In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz™ Canine Academy Podcast, host Corey McCusker is joined by the Territory Manager of Eastern Canada for Open Farm Pet Food, David Phillips to share with us how Open Food started, what they offer, and why to choose them.

In this episode, Corey and Dave cover:

  • Dave’s position and background with Open Farm
  • The inspirational story of how Open Farm got started.
  • Dave shares details about their offerings and what differentiates Open Farm from the competition.
  • How you can potentially prevent allergies in a puppy and what to do if your dog already has allergies.
  • The standards to which Open Farm food is created include getting meat from sources that are Certified Humane or Global Animal Partnership and partnering with Ocean Wise.
  • How easy it is to transition your protein with Open Farm and provide variety in your dog’s meals.
  • Some exciting news from Open Farm on some new offerings – including raw mix!
  • Dave shares what is available in their food line for cats and what is upcoming next month for them.
  • That you can get Open Farm food in the York Region at Muttz with Mannerz™.
  • Two last important things that Dave shares with us are the advanced traceability available with Open Farm products and that all of the packaging is fully recyclable through a program called TerraCycle.


To learn more about Open Farm Foods visit: https://openfarmpet.com

Special Guest
David Phillips, Territory Manager of Eastern Canada Open Farm Food
Dave  is currently the Territory Manager for Eastern Canada with Open Farm. He brings with him 20 plus years in the pet industry working alongside retailers to grow their businesses both on a store and pet food brand perspective.

Dave was the first hire of Open Farm and has had the opportunity to see the brand start from its infancy to the fastest growing brand now in North America.  He has had several positions with them including Regional Manager for Canada and Director for Eastern North America.

Your Host:

Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.

Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.

Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.

Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.


Muttz with Mannerz – https://muttzwithmannerz.com

Corey’s Email – corey@muttzwithmannerz.com

Join Corey each month for the Women and Dog Circle Free Meetups you can register here >> https://www.seewhatshecando.com/women-and-dogs-circle


To read a transcript of this episode click here

Subscribe to the Podcast