Introducing a Dog to Your Home

Good Dogs! (05-18-2015) #6039: Elise Christensen Bell, DVM DACVB (Dr. Elise) Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist of New York and Denver [talks about the best ways to introduce a new dog to your family — and trusting your instincts about whether it is a good fit. Tracie talks about her failed attempt at re-homing a 4 year […]

The Pig Pet Idea Project: Plausible or Unimaginable?

The Pig Pet Idea Project: Plausible or Unimaginable? A mini pig sounds like a great idea for a pet? Don’t rush and get one just yet. Read about their pros and cons in here first.

DOG TALK #371 (5-10-2014)

DOG TALK (5-10-2014) #371: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks TICKS — the clear and present danger especially in Spring — and what one can do to provide protection for pets and people; Dr. Ian Dunbar’s puppy books recount the ways that early handling of a puppy influences his entire life and personality; GOOD DOGS! co-host and […]

Raising a Great Puppy, Part 3: Teen Fears

Previous Installments:  Raising a Great Puppy, Part 1  & Raising a Great Puppy, Part 2: Six To Fourteen Months: Puberty And Adolescence Teen Fears Don’t be surprised by sudden changes in your dog’s reactions. The “fear of the familiar” is not an uncommon syndrome: suddenly, something the dog has seen many times seems frightening to […]

Raising A Great Puppy, Part 2: 6 To 14 Months: Puberty And Adolescence

(Did you miss Part 1? Raising a Puppy) SIX TO FOURTEEN MONTHS: PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE Hormonal changes take place in both the male and female during this time that are similar to the changes that human beings go through during puberty. The surge of hormones can be as dramatic for some dogs as it is […]

Picking a Puppy, Part 5: Socialization with People, Littermates

Did you miss the previous installments? Picking a Puppy, Part 1: Timing & Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 3: Personality Testing Picking a Puppy, Part 4: Buying Long Distance, Socialization SOCIALIZATION TO PEOPLE (FIVE […]

Picking a Puppy: Part 4 – Buying Long Distance, Socialization

Did you miss the previous installments? Picking a Puppy, Part 1: Timing & Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 3: Personality Testing Picking and Shipping a Puppy Long-distance If you cannot find a litter of […]

Picking a Puppy (Part 1: Timing)

This chapter gives you the scoop on what makes puppies tick — and ways to evaluate the best possible puppy for you. In Chapter Three you will find: Timing — when to look at a litter, when a puppy can go home with you and whether two puppies are a good idea. Picking a puppy […]