Understanding Animals’ True Needs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #526REV: Marc Bekoff discusses his newest book THE ANIMALS’ AGENDA: FREEDOM, COMPASSION, AND COEXISTENCE IN THE HUMAN AGE, co-written with Jessica Pierce, about respect, understanding and compassion for what animals’ true needs are to live their best lives; Dr. Robert Reisman, a forensic vet at the ASPCA, was profiled in […]

“Rewarding Nothing” Explained

GOOD DOGS! (08-08-2016) #6058: Margaret Tumino Mills, who does the marketing for Halo, Purely for Pets — also volunteers as a dog trainer at the North Hempstead shelter, where she focuses on recognizing the individual personality of each dog that is up for adoption. She discusses “rewarding ‘nothing’” and what that apparent contradiction means. MP3 […]

The New York Times Discovers My Sponsor Pet Anti-Breeding System!

I was enjoying a fun and funny column called “Pet City” by Andy Newman in the Sunday New York Times which was describing a whole raft of high tech and unexpected products and creations that have emerged to service the family pet.  Mr. Newman was expressing surprise and even bemusement at the myriad ways inventors […]

Chastity Belt for Female Dogs (Delayed Spaying)

The Expert Vet (05-02-2016) #5062: A chastity belt for female dogs! On this episode Tracie presents a solution to the problem of how to keep your girl safe from getting pregnant when you delay spaying your dog — a topic she’s been talking to Dr. Donna about because of the health advantages. Tracie speaks to […]

Dog Trainer for Canine Movie Stars

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (01-02-2016) #454: Jacqueline Prehogan created Open Farm Pet as a family business making dry dog food from ingredients that are ethically raised and sourced, part of a “virtuous cycle;” Teresa Ann Miller is a dog trainer  who worked alongside her father training the canine stars of the films “Beethoven,” “Cujo” […]

Kindness on Last Hope Highway

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (11-21-2015) #448: Peter Zheutlin’s book RESCUE ROAD: ONE MAN, THIRTY THOUSAND DOGS AND A MILLION MILES ON THE LAST HOPE HIGHWAY is the author’s personal experience riding along with transports from the South and witnessing “repetitive acts of kindness along the ‘Last Hope Highway’; dog trainer Tony Cruse speaks from […]

Dr. Elsey: Pet Age Icon; Keep Kids/Dogs Safe

Dog Talk (11-07-2015) #446: Dr. Bruce Elsey won a Pet Age Icon Award for “20 plus years” in the pet industry with his family company Precious Cat litter, an award he won in part for his corporate generosity in giving millions to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation — which is a disease also seen in dogs […]

Dog Talk #410 (02-28-2015): Underwater therapy; pet hospice; behavior evaluations

Dog Talk (02-28-2015) #410: Becky talks about her champion dock diving boxer-mix Mercedes, and how underwater therapy and a healing supplement like Activphy can get a performance dog back on track after an injury; Monica Turenne is specialized in pet hospice, certified in thanatology (the many aspects of dying and death for people as well […]

Dog Talk #407 (02-07-2015)

Dog Talk (02-07-2015) #407: Gabor runs the rescue network of the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club in Connecticut, through which Tracie found a 4 year old Weimaraner for adoption — which went bad very quickly since she was not told the whole story; in order for others not to suffer the terrible quandary Tracie was put in […]

Good Dogs! #6018 (5-12-2014)

Good Dogs! (5-12-2014) #6018: Trainer Lise of Avidog discusses the essential importance of consistency in a training a dog- and what that literally means to a dog; she explains fundamental training issues like “a dog will do what works for him” and how “reward what you like”: is a key to successfully communicating your desires […]