Taming the WILD in Your Dog

Taming the WILD in Your Dog

Dog ownership is supposed to add years to our lives by reducing our stress levels, lowering our blood pressure and increasing our desire to connect with others. However, achieving dog ownership nirvana is far more difficult than simply petting a dog. There are issues and questions ranging from the harmless to the potentially deadly, and when dog owners turn to the internet, veterinarians and professional dog trainers for answers, these sources fail to answer their questions with the accuracy and honesty that is required to establish a safe and harmonious relationship between them and their dog. That’s because anyone who THINKS they are a dog expert can pose as one and as a result, the answers they provide lead unsuspecting pet owners away from the quality of life they desire and the safety they need. However, I am an expert and my answers are what dog owners need. The answers are correct and not B.S. The welfare of dogs and their owners can’t afford anything else.... Show More

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April 22, 2020 57 min
Is walking your dog a dreaded activity? If it is, you're not alone. Aside from companionship, the desire to have a walking or running partner is the number two reason why most people choose to adopt a dog. However, the vast majority of dog owners abandon walking or running with their dogs because the activity is either miserable or unsafe. In this episode, Bryan will talk about the reason why dogs naturally pull us and how to...
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April 8, 2020 57 min
Dogs fulfill many of our needs. They guide the blind and hear for the deaf. They search for the lost and protect the weak. They’re your friend when no one else is. Loyal, dedicated and above discrimination is how we often describe them. However, sometimes, a dog will enter our lives to give us hope when we are hopeless and to bring healing when we are sick. These dogs are far more than mere companions. They are salvation on four le...
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Canine cough is one of the most maligned and least understood of all dog illnesses. In this episode, we will be interviewing Dr. Carr Kelsey and learning what is the real cause of canine cough and is it preventable? We will also be taking listener calls and answering questions regarding canine health, behavior, training, and much more.
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This is the inaugural show for Taming the Wild in Your Dog. Get to know your host, Bryan Bailey, and learn what it means to tame the wild in your dog. Bryan will explain why the biological and behavioral connection your dog shares with its wolf ancestors is so important in establishing a safe and harmonious relationship with your dog. Bryan will also be taking calls and answering questions regarding canine behavior, training, and c...
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Does your dog seem more stressed when you’re stressed? According to a recent study conducted by Linköping University, Sweden, dogs and their owners mirror each other’s stress levels. Fascinating or horrifying? Bryan, an expert in treating stress-related issues in dogs, will discuss the study’s findings and how you can lessen the effect of your stress on your dog’s behavior. Bryan will also be answering listener questions such a...
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February 26, 2020 57 min
In the words of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy, “true life is lived when tiny changes occur.” Be that as it may, I’m not sure the new puppy you just brought into your household considers being plucked from the midst of everything and everyone it knew and then supplanted in a strange environment inhabited by unknown people as a tiny change. And, as soon as your new puppy starts chewing on your furniture, peeing on your carpet, and...
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February 12, 2020 57 min
You’re trying to sleep, but your new puppy is yelling its head off from inside the kennel that’s parked in the spare bedroom. One trainer recommends you go to your puppy and comfort it. A second trainer tells you to ignore your puppy. The information you read online says you should have never left your puppy alone in the first place! It’s 3 am, you’re sleep-deprived and confused as hell. What should you do? Is your puppy really in ...
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February 5, 2020 55 min
Housebreaking can be an incredibly frustrating and long process if you’re unsure how to approach the task, which is frequently the case. The advice you receive from friends, family, and the internet is often incorrect or misleading, especially in regard to the amount of time and effort that will be required to train your dog to reliably go potty outdoors and not indoors. However, successful housebreaking doesn’t have to be so scar...
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When Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, and well-known conservationist advised When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all, you have to wonder if his words of wisdom were borne from his observations of wolves in the wild. Wolves and dogs appear to quickly shift from play to work and from work back to play. However, new revelations in wolf and dog play behavior suggest there may be no shi...
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January 22, 2020 56 min
Time waits for no man and no dog. If your dog lives long enough, old age will creep up on it just like it will to you. When it does, it will bring a host of ailments that can include an increase in anxiety, confusion and dementia, changes in digestive function, arthritis, and degradation of sensory input, to name a few. These ailments, singularly or in combination, can lead to a sharp decline in quality of life for you and your dog...
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January 15, 2020 57 min
Before embarking upon training your new dog, three factors must always be taken into account. First, how will I gain my dog’s attention? Second, what will motivate my dog to learn? Lastly, is it even possible for my dog to learn what it is I wish to teach it? Of the three factors, the latter is the most commonly overlooked when training puppies. Yet, it is the most critical of the three. As it is with a child, a young puppy’s lea...
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January 8, 2020 55 min
Housebreaking can be an incredibly frustrating and long process if you’re unsure how to approach the task, which is frequently the case. The advice you receive from friends, family, and the internet is often incorrect or misleading, especially in regard to the amount of time and effort that will be required to train your dog to reliably go potty outdoors and not indoors. However, successful housebreaking doesn’t have to be so scar...
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December 18, 2019 57 min
In the words of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy, “true life is lived when tiny changes occur.” Be that as it may, I’m not sure the new puppy you just brought into your household considers being plucked from the midst of everything and everyone it knew and then supplanted in a strange environment inhabited by unknown people as a tiny change. And, as soon as your new puppy starts chewing on your furniture, peeing on your carpet, and...
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December 11, 2019 56 min
Puppy eyes resemble the black holes that exist in outer space in that they have so much gravitational pull that once you cast your gaze upon them, your emotions and your sense of logic are sucked in, and there’s no escape. As a consequence, you end up with a dog that is incompatible with your lifestyle, your family, or your existing pets. Making matters worse, your new dog is a genetic mess that will require a direct deposit made o...
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December 4, 2019 56 min
Do you know which brush is best for your dog’s hair? Did you know that your dog’s hypoallergenic fur isn’t really hypoallergenic? Did you realize that shaving your dog could change its appearance forever? Does your dog run whenever it hears the groomer’s name? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you will want to tune in to this week’s episode and learn all you need to know about grooming your dog. Bryan will also be a...
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November 27, 2019 57 min
I am walking my dog, on-leash. Your three dogs escape from your yard and attack my dog. My dog kills one of your dogs while defending itself. You blame me. I blame you. But, who’s really to blame? Tune in this week and listen as Bryan discusses a recent event in which this scenario occurred and the hysterical, incriminating mayhem that followed. Also, Bryan will be answering listener questions and emails. If you have a question ...
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November 20, 2019 55 min
For thousands of years, we have exerted genetic and behavioral control over dogs to enhance their value and functionality to us. The result has been an incredibly variable mammal in both structure and form that is entirely dependent upon us for survival, or is it? What would happen to our pampered dogs if we humans disappeared from the planet earth? Would they thrive and survive, or would they roll over and die? Tune in this week...
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November 13, 2019 55 min
The pet industry is a 70 billion dollar a year economic powerhouse that employs slick marketing to convince you that its main objective is the welfare of your pet. However, welfare is defined as something that aids or promotes well-being. But, it is also defined as a contented state of being happy and prosperous. When you turn to a pet professional for help regarding your relationship with your dog, which definition of welfare doe...
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November 6, 2019 57 min
You’re trying to sleep, but your new puppy is yelling its head off from inside the kennel that’s parked in the spare bedroom. One trainer recommends you go to your puppy and comfort it. A second trainer tells you to ignore your puppy. The information you read online says you should have never left your puppy alone in the first place! It’s 3 am, you’re sleep-deprived and confused as hell. What should you do? Is your puppy really in ...
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October 30, 2019 53 min
In some period of their lives, more than 90% of dogs jump on their household members entering the house. Children, seniors, or disabled adults are knocked over by jumping dogs. Children and adults that are fearful of dogs are traumatized by jumping dogs. Dog nails rip clothing and skin. It’s a real problem and one that dog owners seek help stopping as much as they do in preventing dog aggression. Does being a household member diff...
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