Pet Life Radio Episode Summaries

Episode #1 

All about Socialization! with Guest Jill Rappaport
Animal Advocate Jill Rappaport joins Chris to inspire and encourage pet adoption.

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Episode #2 

Interview with Dr. Roger Mugford
World-renowned animal psychologist, trainer, behaviorist and product developer Roger Mugford joins Chris to discuss their common dedication to making the lives of pets better through positive reinforcement and the strenghtening of the human-animal bond.

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Episode #3

Summer Safety Tips and Nuisance Barking
Summer is a great time to get outside, have fun and be active. By following a few safety tips, your dog can enjoy this with you!

Does your dog constantly bark at anything and everything? Find out why he is doing this and how to control it.

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Episode #4

Separation Anxiety - How to Fix the Cause and Not the Symptoms
While many people write about this, very few have good answers on how to solve this very serioius issue. When treating a dog for separation anxiety, you first need to understand where the anxiety is coming from and then fix the the root of the problem and not the symptoms.

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Episode #5

Does Your Dog Eat Poop and Other Things?
We’ll explore why some dogs eat poop, and what to do to prevent and fix it. Also, we’ll take a look at PICA, a condition where dogs eat nonfood items. This is more common than you think and can be not only expensive to surgically remove the item, but also dangerous. We’ll walk you through what to do if your dog has PICA to fix it and help keep your dog safe.

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Episode #6

Intro to Service Dogs
This episode we delve into the service dog industry to try to better understand the process, and the role these dogs play in the lives of those who depend on them. Also, a very hot topic in today's news: The faking of service dogs…Who does it hurt when you pass your pet off as a service dog when it' isn't? Are people taking advantage of the lack of regulations in the industry in order to get their dogs easily onto airplanes and into restaurants? How do you feel about this?

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Episode #7

Teach Your Dog to Come When Called
Do you find yourself calling your dog’s name only to have him look at you and take off in the other direction? If so, you are not alone. Teaching a dog to come is probably the most important command your dog will ever have to follow. It can actually save his life in certain situations. By following a few simple steps, you can teach your dog a reliable recall.

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Episode #8

Thinking of getting a dog for the holidays? What you need to know before adding 4 paws to your family.
This time of year is a festive happy one, and always a popular time for people to consider getting a pet for their family. While the addition of a family dog can be a most wonderful experience, it can not be done without proper thought, consideration, and planning. This show will discuss everything you need to know before deciding whether or not it's the right time to bring a pet into your family, and what kind of dog is best for you, for the holidays or for any time of year.

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Episode #9

Helping the Fearful Puppy
In my next show I'm going to talk about how to help and change the behavior of a fearful puppy. Having a dog that is fearful can be very stressful and emotional for everyone. It is a problem I often see but there are things you can do to help your dog be less afraid and more comfortable in their environment.

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Episode #10

Dogs and Their Relationship to Wolves...Do Wolf Hybrids Make Good Pets?
In this show we explore dogs and their relationship to wolves. The origins of dogs have long been known to descend from their wolf ancestors, but how are they alike? How are they different? We are also going to explore the controversy of owning wolf hybrids. Do they actually make good pets? What you need to know about wolves as domestic animals now on the Canine Master Radio!

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Episode #11

The Dangers of Tethering Dogs, and Understanding Fight or Flight instinct. What you need to Know!
On this show we'll talk about why it’s never a good idea to tether your dog, why it is actually dangerous. We’ll also explore the role of fight or flight response in dogs as it applies to their everyday interactions, including meeting other dogs on leash, and how to best introduce your dog.

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Episode #12

Puppy Bowl 2016 Preview!
For the full line up of these adorable adoptable puppies click HERE!

Television’s original adoption extravaganza is back and furrier than ever as the world’s cutest sporting event returns to Animal Planet for PUPPY BOWL XII on Sunday, February 7 from 3-5 PM.

This year, Animal Planet worked with 44 different animal shelters and rescue organizations from across the U.S. to fill the rosters of #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff with adoptable players for this epic matchup.

Our guests on the show will be special sideline reporter and our celebrity rescue correspondent Jill Rappaport, as well as Laurie Johnson from Florida Little Dog Rescue who has 12 pups competing in the puppy bowl and for homes of their own.

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Episode #13

Jumping Up 101 - Why do dogs jump and how to stop it!
Jumping is one of the most requested behaviors I am asked to fix by my clients. In this episode we will not only explore why dogs jump but how we can effectively stop this behavior not just temporarily, but for good.

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Episode #14

Leash Walking - Yes you can teach your dog to walk nicely on leash!

Walking your dog on a leash should be one of the most enjoyable activities you can do with your dog.

When we go for long walks with our dog it is healthy and rewarding for both dog and owner.  BUT  many times, when a dog is not properly taught HOW to walk on a leash, just the opposite happens.  

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Episode #15

SOI DOG FOUNDATION THAILAND

On a recent trip to Thailand, Chris had the opportunity to tour the SOI Dog Foundation and to interview the owners John and Gill Daley. SOI Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region and responds to animal welfare disasters and emergencies.

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Episode #16

Important Safety Tips for Children and Dogs
Every Year Thousands of kids are bitten by dogs.  Very often this is caused by the child's behavior being unpredictable and perceived as threatening to a dog's personal space and feeling of security.  In this Podcast we will review some of the steps you should take to ensure the safety of the children in your life around dogs and how you can teach them to have pleasant introductions and positive interactions.

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Episode #17

Training Advice for Your Adopted Dog:
Rescuing Dogs has become a mission for many pet lovers.  It is so important to train these dogs right to best set them up for success in our families.  This show will talk about how to bring your newly adopted dog into your home successfully. The best way to not only make them feel loved, but safe. Giving them structure and guidance is necessary to get the desired behaviors and lifelong reliable results.  
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