It's A Doggy Dog World - All about dogs as pets & caring for your pet…

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Most dog owners have recognized that their dog responds when the owner is sad or upset and it's wonderful when that aware dog tries to make us feel better. But there is more to this than just that. When raising a puppy it's especially important to …
Some puppy owners bring home two puppies thinking that they will amuse each other, perhaps keep each other out of trouble, and free the family from some of the burdens of puppy raising. Unfortunately this is incorrect. Two puppies at the same time …
Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss creativity in dog training. This doesn't mean you have to teach your dog to paint (although that might be fun!) but instead, creativity can help prevent boredom, both for yourself and your dog. Creativity can also get y…
Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about generalization in regards to dog training. What is it? Why is it important? And how to you help your dog learn these important skills. Tune in and listen. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dog Training Sk…
Recently Petra's two-year-old dog, Tango, was diagnosed with Addison's disease. She talks about the diagnosis, treatment plan, and how he's doing. Living with a dog with a chronic illness means more trips to the veterinarian, usually a change in yo…
Liz has lost two dogs to cancer in the last four years. Petra has lost four dogs to cancer; as has Kate. A traumatic illness, it affects vast numbers of dogs. So let's talk about how it affects your dog and you. More details on this episode MP3 P…
Training class students ask Liz, Petra, and Kate for recommendations as to what is good (and safe) for their dogs to chew on. Plus, what can you give dogs who are fussy about their chews? Thankfully, there are some good alternatives. More details…
Liz, Petra, and Kate have talked previously about choosing the right dog. Taking a look at breed, gender, activity level and more. But it's also important to have a vision of where this new dog will fit into your life. Thinking about that prior to …
In this, the second of two podcasts on housetraining, Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss options for housetraining including the pros and cons of doggy doors, potty pads, litter box options, and more. Included are suggestions for housetraining a dog in t…
In this and their next podcast, Liz, Petra, and Kate are talking about housetraining. This subject is the source of many questions from class students and podcast listeners. In this podcast, they discuss the definition of housetraining, why a sched…
A common problem that dog trainers here is that the dog won't come when called. Since a reliable come makes everyday life so much easier and can be a life saver for your dog, teaching the come is important. Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss several ways…
Spring is an great time to get ready for summer's challenges. Just as we check our smoke and CO2 alarms when time changes we can check a few other things. Are you prepared for fleas, ticks, and heartworms? If not, talk to your veterinarian. When wa…
Kate's cocker mix, Walter, is thirteen now and is almost blind and pretty much completely deaf. Kate's been doing quite a bit of research on how to help her dog and wants to share that. Liz and Petra talk with Kate about disabled dogs, old dogs, an…
Kate's cocker mix, Walter, is thirteen now and is almost blind and pretty much completely deaf. Kate's been doing quite a bit of research on how to help her dog and wants to share that. Liz and Petra talk with Kate about disabled dogs, old dogs, an…
If you're listening to this podcast, you already think dogs are pretty special. We do, too. But the love that our dogs have for us sometimes goes beyond special. There's a touch of magic there, too. Tune in and listen as Liz, Petra, and Kate talk a…
We asked veterinarians on social media this question, "What can your clients do to help you help their pets?" We received a number of responses from veterinarians across the US. Although some of their responses were expected, others were not. Tune …
We talked about adolescence a few years ago but this is a subject that can't be re-visited too many times. The teenage stage in puppies (or humans for that matter!) can be frustrating and challenging. Since Liz and Petra both have teenage puppies, …
Liz, Petra, and Kate have talked several times previously about traveling with dogs, both at hotels and in RVs. On their last trip they invited friends Wayne and Kei to join them. Kei joins the podcast to talk about their decision to rent an RV, th…
Liz, Petra, and Kate invite a friend and fellow dog trainer, Sue Dewer to talk about the dog bite Sue is still recovering from. The dog that bit Sue is a pit bull but Sue isn't blaming the breed, or even that particular dog. Instead, the dog was ne…
There are a number of reasons why some dog owners would like to teach their dog to relieve herself inside, appropriately of course! In this podcast Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss some of the reasons why, new and old products that can make it easier t…
Hurricane Irma was charging up the coast of Florida while Liz, Petra, and Kate were recording this podcast. At the same time, 100 dogs from Texas were landing in San Diego to make room in Texas shelters for dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey. While…
Liz and Kate have been voracious dog books readers since childhood but Petra admits that as a kid she read more horse books than dog books. But all three talk about their favorites, from older ones such as Jack London's Call of the Wild and White F…
Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about their favorite movies featuring dogs. The dogs may or may not have been the stars, such as with Lassie, but may have played an important part. Older movies, such as Turner & Hooch, are mentioned as well as newer movi…
With the holidays in mind, Liz, Kate, and Petra did some research for some things you and your dog might like. We talked to dog owners, looked at reviews online and at Amazon, and what looked fun to us. Hopefully some of them will sound good to you…
In a recent podcast, Liz, Petra and Kate talked about getting a new puppy from a reputable breeder but we know that many people would prefer to adopt a puppy from a shelter, rescue, or other source so in this podcast we'll talk about some of those …
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 22nd, 2007
Latest Episode
Apr 1st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
177
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes

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