Good Things Happening for Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-12-2022) #783: Featuring Mallory Kerley, Kim Brophey, and Tom Sharp. Mallory Kerley from Muddy Paws, a foster-based rescue in Hell’s Kitchen, talks about how 99.9% of applicants are accepted as adopters; dog trainer Kim Brophey created “The Dog’s Truth” video series to help people understand the underlying “truth” of who […]

Dog Trainers are Like Shrinks — Many are Mediocre!

Good Dogs! (05-04-2022) #6105: Trainer Julie Forbes (of the video training series \”Puppyhood with Julie Forbes\”) discusses what it requires to be called a dog trainer (not much) and how owners can find a kind yet firm trainer for them and their dogs.

Puppy Series #9: Strive to Make Positive Associations

Good Dogs! (04-06-2022) #6104: Tracie and trainer Julie Forbes [“Puppyhood with Julie Forbes”] talk about how each dog makes an association – positive or negative – about places and things based on his personality. Knowing “who you have,” and honoring each dog for who they are as an individual, can help shape those associations. MP3 […]

Possession by the Devil and a Very Good Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-27-2022) #772: Featuring Lynn Hightower, Jessica Rubin, and Julie Forbes. Lynn Hightower talks about her supernatural thriller The Enlightenment Project, which is about satanic possession and includes the Golden Retriever, Tash, referred to as a Very Good Dog; Jessica Rubin, a clinical professor of law who teaches animal welfare at the University of Connecticut, discusses \”Desmond\’s Law,\” which allows courts to appoint legal advocates in animal cruelty cases; dog trainer Julie Forbes discusses what is meant by \”positive association\” in her video series \”Puppyhood with Julie Forbes\” and how to make and improve a dog\’s positive experience of a place or thing.  

The K-9 Cop Who Choked His Own Canine Partner

Good Dogs! (04-28-2021) #6082: The first of two shows concerning a rogue South Carolina police officer who abused his K-9 partner. SPOILER ALERT: that cop has since been fired. Dog trainer Aimee Sadler discusses with Tracie a leaked video of a shocking “training event” from a few weeks ago in which a police K-9 officer […]

How the Bidens Failed Their Dog Major

Good Dogs! (03-17-2021) #6079: Tracie and her cohost, Carol Borden (founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs and a veteran dog trainer, particularly of German Shepherds) discuss the various ways the President and his wife, Jill, seemed not to have considered the stress on their dogs of moving into the Whtie House. There were warning […]

Humane Pet Food

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-14-2021) #714: Featuring Laura Clark, Aimee Sadler, and Kerry D’Amato. Laura Clark talks about the paradox of being a lifelong vegetarian who is running MEATME, a company that makes Certified Organic and Certified Humane raw meals for dogs and cats, which she hopes will lead the way for more people […]

America’s VetDogs: Training Dogs for Specific Veteran Needs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-09-2020) #687: Featuring Maria Nuzzi, and Dr RuthAnn Lobos. Maria Nuzzi is a dog trainer at America’s VetDogs which is part of Guide Dogs, and talks about their mission of breeding, raising and training of dogs for a specific veteran’s needs, at no cost to them (in answer to Tracie’s […]

Choosing Dog Based on Lifestyle & Personality

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-19-2018) #571: Featuring Dr Elizabeth Colleran, Suzy Fincham-Gray, and Jodi Anderson. Dr Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board, and talks about how cats are only happy when […]

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs For decades, animal shelters have evaluated whether a dog was dangerously aggressive by poking a rubber hand attached to a pole into a dog’s food bowl while he was eating — then pulling the bowl away from him. If the dog lunged or bit at […]