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A podcast about dogs, pet owners, and the professionals who work to help them. Bart and Courtney Emken (aka DogBoy and DogGirl) own and operate DogBoy's Dog Ranch, a dog training, boarding, and care facility on 15 beautiful acres in Pflugerville, Texas. This podcast is a companion to their digital education series "Dog Ranch TV", which shows the process by which they help train and care for dogs, enrich the lives of dog owners, and have built a thriving business for over 25 years in the cent ...
 
Join Victoria and her co-host (and It's Me or the Dog alum) Holly Firfer as they discuss everything from the hottest dog-related topics of the day to the inside scoop from the set of It's Me or the Dog and everything in between. A fun, informative and lighthearted look into Victoria's life and work, the Positively Podcast series also offers fans the opportunity to have Victoria answer their questions on the air... on Pet Life Radio.
 
HEY. You found me! ❤️ I'm Justine, a mum of 2 kids (now young teens) and 2 dogs. For the last 17 years I have worked with families and dogs to help them live their BEST LIFE together, now I want to help YOU! You can expect a TON of tips and tricks to surviving life with kids and dogs, a BUNCH of laughs along the way... and ZERO judgement. I'm here for YOU - to share everything I've learned and to help you make the BEST choices when it comes to your family dog. Lez go. 🐾
 
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Nicky Campbell OBE is an award winning radio DJ, journalist, author, and TV presenter. His body of work spans the globe, but it is his love for dogs that has inspired his latest venture – One of the Family – a dog-centric podcast that explores how dogs make our world an infinitely better place.By Victoria Stilwell
 
What started as a texting group of Mueller dog moms including entrepreneur Joana Zarur has grown into the development of an app where people can set up play dates for their dogs! Creative Director, Joana Zarur and Software Engineer Rob Cowart have joined forces to bring the app to life. The goal of the app is to create moments, connections, and gre…
 
From corporate law to cleaning homes, Angela Spencer is giving people back their lost quality time by cleaning up. Angela talks about her journey into small biz ownership, why she's so passionate about her job, and with Bart's help, ways we can keep our house clean with all our messy, loveable pets. Links: Two Maids Website: https://twomaidsroundro…
 
All dogs should receive a good canine education, but what does a good education mean? Should our human obsession for teaching dogs obedience commands be moved aside for a more cognitive approach? Dog behaviour expert Andrew Hale joins Victoria to discuss why the dog training world needs to move away from obedience training and put dogs’ emotional n…
 
Do you ever just stop and observe what your dog is doing? When was the last time you truly listened to him? Dog behaviour expert Sarah Fisher joins Victoria and Holly to talk about Animal Centred Education – an integrated approach to animal well being. Can you really learn more about your dog just by observing what he or she does off the lead and h…
 
Major Biden is in the news again after a second ‘nipping’ incident that occurred in the White House. Having spent some time back in his home in Delaware to decompress and receive some training after the first nipping incident, Major and Champ returned to the White House. But a week or so later the spotlight is on Major again after another incident.…
 
Do you have a genius dog in your home? Could your dog fly an airplane? This discussion goes sky high when Holly and Victoria are joined by ethologist and cognitive scientist, Adam Miklosi. Everyone wants to have the smartest dog, but how do you know if your dog is a genius and are some dogs, like people, smarter than others? What role does social l…
 
In this episode we talk with Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA and Susan Briggs, MA, CPACO from The Dog Gurus. We work with them frequently and always appreciate their time and insights. We talk about their history working together, working with other pet care professionals, their philosophy, and much more! Their mission in their own words, "...is to help fel…
 
Dogs are not socialized wolves, but how did evolution change wolves into the dogs we have today and how did the relationship between man and wolf begin? Can wolves be domesticated and what can we learn about the wolf that will help us with our dogs? Clive Wynne, Behavioral scientist and Director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State …
 
Why do some dogs show aggressive behavior and what can be done about it? Aggression expert Michael Shikashio joins Victoria and Holly to talk about why dogs aggress and what owners can do to stop what can be a worrying behavior. Can aggressive dogs be rehabilitated and how do you handle a dog that is showing aggressive behavior? Aggression expert M…
 
Dog trainer Lisa Waggoner joins Victoria and Holly to talk about why dogs suffer from separation anxiety and what can be done to help them. Why is this behavior so difficult to treat and how can it be done? How will dogs respond when their families go back to work and what can be done now to prepare them for this transition? Learn great advice and …
 
Victoria and Holly are joined by State Farm’s Heather Paul to talk about animal rescue and why people seem to react differently to Pitbull type dogs. Do their experiences taking their dogs out in public reflect a larger problem? How does the way people react to dogs in general influence canine behavior? Join the conversation on Victoria’s Positivel…
 
We catch up with long time friend Sheri Soltes, President and Founder of Service Dogs, Inc. Her organization has been helping dogs learn how to help people since 1988. This is THE episode to share with every dog lover you know! Tune in to one of the most entertaining locals from the Texas dog world where we discuss everything from their work traini…
 
Today we get to know Debi Krakar, founder of The Dog Alliance, and a woman with a huge heart for dogs. Debi discusses the many programs offered, including the Train Your Own Service Dog program, Hounds for Heroes, and their force free Shear Excellence Grooming Academy. Her heart for positive training knows no bounds! Debi Krakar, CPDT-KA, Founder &…
 
We sat down with Don Hanson from Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine. Don is an incredible resource in the training community, and a joy to talk to. We deep dive on the reason he's so passionate about positive reinforcement training, and his commitment to moving the needle toward a world without shock collars and other aversive training method…
 
In this episode Victoria and Holly are joined by actor and animal activist Pete Egan. Peter is a beloved British actor noted for his long and distinguished acting career in films and television shows such as Chariots of Fire, Ever Decreasing Circles, Downtown Abbey and the hit Netflix show, After Life by Ricky Gervais. Peter’s advocacy and activism…
 
What a great time we had talking with Kate Knecht of Tomlinson's, a 4th generation family owned pet store in Central Texas. Kate tells the story of the family biz, their core values, and how she helped carry the family business through Covid and into the next generation by creating their online store. We also learn how they choose to grow and ways …
 
In this episode of the podcast, we talk with the Austin Humane Society's own Frances Jonon about ALL our memories together, Bart bidding $3K he didn't really have to spend, and all the awesome work Frances does leading a great organization that helps a huge amount of animals every year. Links: https://austinhumanesociety.org Summer Kids Series: htt…
 
Meet Karen Reed & Tammy Montgomery, founders of the Flying Disc Dogs of Austin. We talk about what makes a great disc dog, what pet parents need to know, and why disc can be a great sport for active dogs who need a job. We have a long history with Tammy and Karen and love the work that they do, and we hope you will too! Facebook: https://www.facebo…
 
How does sound help reduce canine anxiety and can music really help prevent and reduce canine fear and noise phobias? Sound researcher and founder of Through A Dog’s Ear Joshua Leeds, joins Victoria along with Animal Scientist Aly Lecznar, to discuss the latest research on how sound can prevent and treat canine anxiety.…
 
Just got a dog, or thinking of taking the plunge? You WON'T want to miss the Victoria Stilwell's take on the ESSENTIALS for raising a puppy in a busy family home. From hosting and appearing on many TV shows, to running her own academy for dog trainers, Victoria shares her professional (and personal) experience - from the highs to the lows - and eve…
 
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