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Episodes

  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 123 Fake Service Dogs Are a Problem

    Aug 18, 2014 | 29 min
    A service dog assists his owner, providing services to make life easier. As such, a service dog is like a medical device. When people try to pass a poorly trained or unsuitable dog as a service dog, and that dog causes problems when in the public eye, they make life more difficult for those who need their dog. Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss the problems of 'faux' service dogs. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Fake Service Dogs Are a Problem on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 122 More Bouncing Back - Teach Your Puppy to Bounce Back Part 2

    Aug 4, 2014 | 31 min
    Not all dogs are born with the ability to bounce back from upsets. However, this is an important trait that can help your dog throughout his life. With some help from you, however, you can help him face upsets and bounce back from them even stronger. Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about their own dogs, how they taught them these skills, and how you can do the same thing. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - More Bouncing Back - Teach Your Puppy to Bounce Back Part 2 on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 121 Teach Your Puppy to Bounce Back

    Jun 4, 2014 | 30 min
    Liz, Petra and Kate talk about teaching your puppy resilience; or to bounce back from things that initially startle them. Let's face it, the world is not always rainbows, kittens, and fuzzy puppies. Sometimes an umbrella can be startling or a loud noise. Teaching your puppy how to bounce back from these things is a wonderful life skill. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Teach Your Puppy to Bounce Back on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 120 What Your Trainer Wants You to Know

    Apr 30, 2014 | 40 min
    Every trainer has his/her own method or technique for training, but there are some things that most trainers wish their students or clients knew. In this podcast Liz, Petra, and Kate emphasize that they love teaching dogs and their owners, but sometimes dog owners have some unrealistic expectations. Join them as they explain the nine things they feel are important. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - What Your Trainer Wants You to Know on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 119 In Gina's Memory

    Apr 7, 2014 | 46 min
    Thinking about one of our beloved canine companion's demise is never something we want to do. However, in this episode Liz, Petra, and Kate do just that as Kate just lost her 12 year old Rottweiler, Gina. Things to think about include how to decide if the time is at hand, how to deal with grief, and some ceremonies you might want to think about. Our dogs may not live long enough but their spirit is always with us. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - In Gina's Memory on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 118 Dogs are Scientists

    Mar 2, 2014 | 35 min
    Dogs are excellent scientists. They will try various ways of doing things; if this way doesn't work what if I try THIS way? Tune in and listen as Liz, Petra, and Kate discuss the various ways dogs experiment scientifically - both to their benefit or yours. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dogs are Scientists on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 117 A Listener's Questions About Pulling

    Feb 19, 2014 | 31 min
    Emma, a listener from Virginia, said her 7 month old Australian Shepherd has a short attention span and pulls on the leash She's concerned about him hurting himself. Liz, Petra, and Kate offer a number of different possibilities for Emma and her puppy; including both management and training techniques. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - A Listener's Questions About Pulling on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 116 The Calm After the Play

    Jan 30, 2014 | 33 min
    Liz's English Shepherd Bones; Petra's Australian Shepherd, Rio; and Kate's Jack Russell Terrier all share one particular trait; they easily become over stimulated during play. To keep these dogs healthy and safe, and to make living with them easier; it's important to teach self-control and calm. Here are some suggestions and tips on how to do that. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Calm After the Play on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 115 RV Report as Promised

    Jan 16, 2014 | 39 min
    Liz, Petra, and Kate - along with six dogs - have returned safely from their first long distance - 3300 miles - RV trip. Tune in and hear what worked (and what wasn't as successful) as they learned the ups and downs of the RV, dogs in an RV, and RV parks. Hint: They all survived the trip and are still friends. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - RV Report as Promised on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 114 Dealing with Off-Leash Dogs

    Dec 17, 2013 | 32 min
    If you've ever taken your dog for a walk, you've had to face this issue. An off-leash dog comes dashing up to you and your dog. You have no idea if the dog is friendly or not, or even if the dog is healthy. Your dog may be worried, afraid, or protective. Unfortunately, there is no one solution to dealing with these rude dogs (and irresponsible dog owners). Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about some potential solutions. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dealing with Off-Leash Dogs on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 113 K9s and RVs

    Nov 23, 2013 | 36 min
    Your hosts have decided that traveling by RV with dogs is definitely the way to go! Recently Liz, Petra, and Kate took Liz's new RV out for a test run. Over 4 days and 600 miles, the dogs got to know this method of travel and what the rules were. In this episode, your hosts talk about the experience, what worked and what didn't, and their experiences. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - K9s and RVs on PetLifeRadio.com var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 112 Disaster Preparedness Revisited

    Oct 15, 2013 | 35 min
    Liz, Petra and Kate have discussed disaster preparedness previously but they revisit this important subject to give you some ideas so you can be ready. This episode was recorded while the country was facing floods in Colorado, shootings in Washington DC, and a horrible fire on the East Coast. Have a pen and paper at hand so you can notes. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Disaster Preparedness Revisited on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 111 Have Fun with Trick Training

    Oct 10, 2013 | 28 min
    Liz, Petra and Kate talk about the fun of trick training with your dog. This is more than just being silly; trick training is still training and teaches your dog to cooperate with you while you both have fun. It's also a great way to make your training skills better. Kate also shares how she taught her dog, Walter, a fairly complicated trick. Have pen and paper at hand so you can take some notes. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Have Fun with Trick Training on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 110 Think Outside the Box

    Oct 3, 2013 | 33 min
    Liz, Petra and Kate challenge you to make some changes in your dog's life. Major changes probably aren't needed but sometimes making some small changes can make life more interesting. Think of ways to use your obedience training in new ways and how to put trick training to work around the house. Plus, do you tend to think stress is bad? That isn't always true because some stress can help your dog deal with the challenges of life. Join Liz, Petra, and Kate as they think outside the box. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Think Outside the Box on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 109 Everyone is Back in School

    Sep 26, 2013 | 26 min
    Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about the issues that happen with the family dog when the kids go back to school. Many dogs wonder why life has changed; after all, they had fun with the kids all summer and now nothing's happening at all. But there are things you can do to alleviate that boredom; including exercise, playtime, trick training, food dispensing toys and more. Tune in for more. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Everyone is Back in School on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 108 Old Dogs

    Sep 19, 2013 | 40 min
    Old Dogs are a Treasure. Kate's oldest dog, Gina, a Rottie, has reached the twilight of her life and Kate talks about how she is making changes so that Gina can still enjoy her remaining time. Liz and Petra each lost an old dog last year and so share with Kate both the joys and sorrows that come with an old dog. Join your hosts as they share memories, management techniques, and how to say goodbye to a treasured old dog. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Old Dogs on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 107 Canine Adolescence

    Sep 12, 2013 | 32 min
    Your hosts are discussing canine adolescence in this show; including both its horrors and how to manage it. Regular listeners will remember that Liz brought home a puppy last November and that puppy, Bones, is now smack dab in the middle of his teenage stage. Liz shares how she is managing his adolescence and Petra and Kate share how they discuss teenagers in their Kindred Spirits Dog Training classes. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Canine Adolescence on PetLifeRadio.com var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 106 Training or Management?

    Sep 5, 2013 | 35 min
    Liz, Petra and Kate have discussed the issue of training versus management previously but it's time to revisit it. But first of all, what is the difference and why is it important? Why does the reliance on training tools constitute a problem? Tune in to hear what they have to say. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Training or Management on PetLifeRadio.com var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 105 The Scoop on Poop (Eating!)

    Aug 29, 2013 | 26 min
    Many dog owners - especially puppy owners - complain because their dog eats feces. This is a disgusting habit to us but unfortunately to the dog it's not quite so bad. Mother dogs, for example, clean up after their puppies - this is natural. Other times eating feces might be the sign of a health problem. And sometimes it is just simply a bad habit. Tune in for all the scoop. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - The Scoop on Poop (Eating!) on PetLifeRadio.com var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 104 Where Training Begins and High Expectations

    Aug 22, 2013 | 33 min
    Every dog and owner begin training at a different point. This can vary according to the dog's age, history, experiences, and the owner's ability to train the dog. Then, once training begins, where does it go? What are your goals? What are your expectations? Kate has one of her better 'weird analogy' moments and compares the process of training to a road trip and Liz and Petra follow along for the ride. Feel free to join them. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Where Training Begins and High Expectations on PetLifeRadio.com var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 103 Katie's Questions

    Aug 15, 2013 | 31 min
    A listener asks some questions. Katie says she and her husband will be getting a dog this year but have some questions. The first was about using a crate and whether it really was a good training tool. Liz, Petra and Kate talk about how long a dog should be asked to stay in a crate and some options for longer time periods. Katie then asked about bringing home a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult and the hosts talk about pros and cons of each. Since Katie and her husband will be first time dog owners, that's discussed too. Although these questions were asked by one prospective dog owner, they have applications for many listeners so please tune in. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petli...
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 102 Therapy Dogs

    Aug 8, 2013 | 31 min
    In this episode we're going to talk about Therapy Dogs. We recently went to a nursing home and got so many smiles, almost teary smiles sometimes, and the dogs got lots of hugs and pets. Therapy dogs are just awesome and we're going to talk about some different aspects of it, so tune in! Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Therapy Dogs on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 101 Our Contest Prize Winners!

    Aug 1, 2013 | 32 min
    In our last episode which amazingly happened to be our 100th episode we announced that we were going to have a contest about the silliest things people do with their dogs. In this episode we're going to talk about the winners. In the second half we'll talk about some fun and silly games you can play with your own dogs! Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Our Contest Prize Winners! on PetLifeRadio.com
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 100 Have Some Silly Fun with Your Dog!

    Jul 25, 2013 | 35 min
    People own dogs for a variety of reasons: companionship, security, competing in dog sports, and many others. But no matter why you decide to share your life with a dog, Liz, Petra and Kate hope you take the time to have fun with your dog. And while going for a walk can be fun, blowing bubbles for your dog to catch is silly and even more fun. So is making noise through the cardboard tube in the middle of the paper towels and playing monster under the covers before you get out of bed in the morning. Having silly fun with your dog is a wonderful way to increase the joy you share with your dog. In this podcast, details of the contest celebrating the 100th episode of this podcast are revealed. Qu...
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 99 Understanding Your Dog

    Jul 18, 2013 | 33 min
    In several previous podcasts Liz, Petra and Kate have discussed how to choose the right dog for you and your family. Hopefully you did do some research and have chosen wisely. But every dog of each type of dog (herding, working, sporting, terrier and more) and each mixture of breeds will be different. Plus who every dog becomes is determined by a combination of nature and nurture. Understanding who your dog is will help you get along with that dog better as well as help you train him. Listen to this podcast for some of Liz, Petra, and Kate's revelations about their dogs and how you can learn more about yours. Plus, the contest in celebration of show #100 is announced. Questions or Comments? ...
  • PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 98 Choosing a Dog Trainer

    Jul 11, 2013 | 32 min
    There are many ways to choose a dog trainer but how do you find the right trainer for you. Ask for referrals, talk to dog owners, and then go watch a class or two. Would you be comfortable in this trainer's class? Are the students and their dogs having fun? Is the trainer's dog well behaved and having fun? Tune in for more suggestions. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Choosing a Dog Trainer on PetLifeRadio.com