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Raising your paws is the go-to resource for both cat and dog pet parents. Each episode will offer you quick tips, practical solutions and insights from leading authors and experts that will help you increase your skills, feel more in control, save time, and give you the confidence to know what to do, in caring for the furry, four-legged members of your family.
 
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Does your dog annoy you when it begs for one more treat, or pushes your hand so that you continue petting its back, or bark at you to throw the ball just once more? In this episode, I’ll explain how to teach the cue, “enough” which means they are to stop doing whatever rather demanding behavior they are doing and leave you alone. Then, meet the ...…
 
Have you noticed that when a few dogs are walking or playing together, if one pees or marks a spot outside, than the other dogs will come over and mark the same spot? Why do dogs do this? I’ll explain how this is serious business in the canine world. Next, talking to dog trainer, Katie-K-9 about dog crates, find out the answers to what the best ...…
 
Does one of your cats bully other cats in the house hold? When human bullies torment other people, it seems like the reasons for doing so, is that they take delight in picking on others. Bullying cat’s behavior may look the same –torturing and attacking others, but the reasons are very different and specific to being a feline. I’ll explain a fe ...…
 
When your dog catches sight of that rabbit and runs off for the chase does your pet ignore you as you call for them to come back and act like they don’t hear you? I’ll explain this phenomenon. Then, has your pet ever suddenly started acting differently, you can’t understand why or what to do to help and you just wished they could just tell you ...…
 
Does your dog want to eat the wild grasses that sprout during the spring and summer? Do you let them? There are mixed opinions between dog owners about this. Why do dogs want to eat grass anyway and is it okay for them to eat? We start this episode by asking dog trainer, Katie-K-9 for her opinion. For a dog to listen to you, you don’t have to b ...…
 
Did you know that a cat’s tail is an extension of its spine? The tail can tell you much about their mood. In this episode, I’ll explain what twitching and thrashing can mean about how your cat is feeling. Then, dog trainer Katie K-9 is back on the show, answering listener’s questions about what to do when the new puppy won’t leave the human kid ...…
 
Does your dog have a separation anxiety problem? Not quite sure what it is or what to do about it? Nicole Wilde, professional dog trainer, behavior specialist and author of the book, Don’t Leave Me! Step by Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety, explains that there is hope and help for you and your dog to alleviate the numerous challenges ...…
 
Did you know that the pitch of your voice and how you say words, can affect if your dog ignores or obeys you? I’ll explain how to use your words in the most effective way so your dog will be more apt to listen to what you are asking. Where ever did we get the idea that you can’t train a cat? In part two of my conversation with, feline behavior ...…
 
Do you get embarrassed when you meet a new dog and the first thing they want to do is bury their nose in your crotch? Why do they have to do that? In this episode, I’ll tell you what the dog is doing - and it’s no different than what they do with other dogs – they’re simply finding out information about you - but not in the way you probably thi ...…
 
Dogs lick their lips as a sign they are feeling uncomfortable, but what does it mean when a cat flicks its tongue out when there is no food around? I’ll explain what this gesture can indicate about a cat’s mood. Then, in part two of my conversation with, Steve Pearson, a former police officer, SWAT commander and owner and trainer at Performance ...…
 
When you take your dog’s photograph or bend over to pet him you might notice that your dog turns its head away from you. Your dog also does this at times when other dogs approach. This is not a random meaningless motion, it’s a signal. I’ll explain what your dog is saying through this gesture. K-9 Police dogs and their handlers, assist law enfo ...…
 
In this episode, I’ll look at three instances where looks can be deceiving – the theme for this week’s show. Does your cat pad her feet up and down on your chest or stomach which is called kneading? And/or ever suck on you or your clothing? Even though you know you are not a cat, and couldn’t deceive anyone, you don’t fool your cat. To them, yo ...…
 
When your dog raises its hackles does it always mean they are angry and upset? No, it does not. In this episode, find out what else your dog may be feeling when you see that distinctive sign. As a pet owner, you know your dog or cat has emotions such as fear, anger and happiness. But what about anxiety, shame, empathy, gratitude? Do dogs and ca ...…
 
It’s well known that certain human foods are poisonous for dogs – but what about cats? Are there human foods that are dangerous for them? Here are the top 4 foods cats should not consume. Do you have an older dog? Do you know what healthy, normal aging is supposed to look like? World renowned veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Nicolas Dodman, and edit ...…
 
Do cats see in color? How does your cat’s eyes show you its mood? You’d think that cats have really good vision – but the truth may surprise you. I’ll take a closer look at those large, beautiful eyes feline eyes. Then, if your dog picks up garbage to eat when you’re out walking, do you try to take it out of their mouth? To avoid getting bitten ...…
 
You know your pet loves food but have you ever wondered what they actually can taste compared to you? I’ll explain the similarities and differences between your taste buds and dogs and cats. Did you know that there is a fifth identified taste detector on your tongue that you share with your pets? Find out what it is here. Talking about dogs bit ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why many dogs are afraid of thunderstorms? I explain what your dog hears compared to you, reveal the most important role you play during storms and then offer a few things you can do to help calm a petrified dog. Then, we’ll hear more stories from Alan Peters, the executive director of Can-Do-Canines, an organization in M ...…
 
Is there such a thing as good chemistry with a dog? Science is proving that both you and your dog’s brain chemistry is changed for the better by certain interactions. Find out which chemicals are involved and when this happens. Does your dog fetch your newspaper for you? Wait until you hear what specially trained dogs can do to help individuals ...…
 
Cats have exceptional noses just like dogs do, and smelling and being smelled is an important part of their social life. They also have a smelling superpower function and I’ll tell you how you’ll know your cat has turned it on. Then, continuing my conversation with dog trainer, Katie-K-9, you’ll get practical advice about: How retractable leash ...…
 
Everyone loves cat and dog stories. In this episode you’ll hear three of them. The first two are about the incredible and unlikely things dogs can do. Then listen to a story about a cat who is anything BUT a picky eater, plus an amusing memory about my cat Willie who wanted BBQ takeout. Please help to grow our podcast by rating and reviewing it ...…
 
If you are thinking of getting a puppy or kitten to give as a gift to someone during the holidays, you’ll want to know the most important thing to do, before some really cute creature captivates your attention. Then, how do dogs actually track and locate missing persons, anyway? Search and Rescue K-9 dog handlers, Chief Diane Stefanik and Deput ...…
 
To tell if your dog becomes uncomfortable or frightened when greeting or playing with other dogs, watch for these three body postures – the name of which all begin with the letter “s”. We begin this episode by introducing you to the 3 S’s. Then, do you ever wish your dog would hurry up and relieve itself quicker when on walks? Dog trainer, Kati ...…
 
Does your dog guard certain possessions such as its chew toys, or even pieces of Kleenex it gets a hold of? There is a remedy for this - it is learning and practicing a technique called an object exchange. In this episode, I’ll explain each of the steps. Next if you have both cats and dogs living together at home, you’ll enjoy hearing how to ke ...…
 
You can teach your dog not to food guard around you. It’s best to start this training at puppyhood, however, you can still do the food bowl exercises I’ll explain with adult dogs. How do cats and dogs misunderstand each other which leads to all that infamous fighting? Certified animal behavior consultant Amy Shojai, author of ComPETability, Sol ...…
 
Your cat’s whiskers are far more useful than you know. In this episode, discover just how remarkable they are for helping your cat maneuver around the house or hunt, in the dark of night. Next, for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, canines are providing relief and a lifeline, in a way that no other treatment can. You’ll hear a ...…
 
Does your dog need a job? Perhaps it would be good at pulling your kids in a wagon or you, while on cross-country skis. Hear dog sled musher, Frank Moe, explain how he turned his household companion dogs into racing sled dogs and then he tells compelling stories of some of his races. Plus, a dog’s behavior will make sense to you when you know t ...…
 
Have your wondered why your cat must sit on the exact piece of paper that you’re trying to read on the desk or why it particularly jumps up on your friends that don’t like cats? I’ll explain behaviors that may baffle you, but make total sense to your feline. Then, what would happen to your pets, if you had to be hospitalized for a long period o ...…
 
On this 17 year anniversary of 9-11, I’m commemorating the day in two ways: First, Dan Hughes, the owner of Dogs for Defense, a company of detection dogs that sniff out drugs and bombs was a former secret service agent for the United States. He was reporting to work at one of the towers on 9-11, 2001 when it collapsed. What he experienced durin ...…
 
You may be inadvertently causing your dog to react aggressively towards other dogs by how you are handling the leash. In this episode find out why this happens and how to easily correct it. Knowing the job a particular dog was bred to do, not only explains some of the behaviors, but offers you the key to providing positive outlets for your dog’ ...…
 
When you’re out with your dog, don’t you wish at times that both of you could stop in to that cool looking shop you see, or eat at that yummy looking restaurant? There is an online resource where you can find local places that are dog friendly. Ali Jarvis, the founder of Sidewalk Dog Media, and I talk about some of the larger chain stores that ...…
 
Is your cat a picky eater? We unknowingly do some things with our cat’s food that can contribute to its fussiness. I will list the things to avoid. Then, what to figure out to help your dog maintain its ideal weight. And find out the third trend coming in pet food ingredients in part two of my conversation with Dr. Greg Aldrich. Finally, hear s ...…
 
How you hold the leash when your dog meets new people or other dogs can have a big effect on how they feel about them. I’ll explain why and what not to do. Then, have you wondered who makes up the recipes for your pets food and guarantees the meals have all the right nutrition? Meet my guest, Dr. Greg Aldrich, PhD, a professor at Kansas State U ...…
 
First, take advantage of your cat's meal time to add mental stimulation to its day by making this fun feeding toy. Next, do you sometimes wish you could take your pets on a vacation with you, but think it's not possible, because pets aren't allowed most places or feel it is too hard to figure out how it would work? Amy Burkert, founder of Go Pe ...…
 
When a dog wags its tail, it is common to assume the dog is feeling happy and friendly. There are times, this is not the case at all. Find out how to interpret a dog’s tail then hear about when a wag may mean your dog is afraid, threatened or anxious. Next, we’ll demystify some more ingredients in pet food, and explain the difference between pr ...…
 
All puppies will bite and mouth you too hard at times - unless you teach them how not to. I explain the process here. Next, there is a legal, supplemental oil made from a controversial plant that is taking the news by storm. It benefits both humans and dogs health. Find out what it is and what it does. Then, I’ll explain an easily corrected mis ...…
 
Did you know that pets can be record breaking title holders with Guinness world records? I'll tell you about some dogs and the unconventional skills that won them their titles. Next, Pet Tech Inc., the country's leading Pet First Aid and Care training organization, attempted to set a new Guinness World record themselves, by teaching the most pe ...…
 
Want to know how to introduce your newly adopted dog to the cat for the first time? Follow these guidelines to ensure safety for both your dog and cat. Then, growling is one of the most misunderstood sounds your dog makes. I’ll explain why it is a good thing when your dog growls and why you don’t want to punish it away. Next, have you heard of ...…
 
Ensure that the initial meetings between your newly adopted dog and your human and canine family members goes well, by following these guidelines. Then, Dan Hughes, Co-owner of Dogs for Defense who works with explosive and narcotic detection dogs, tells stories about when he was a U.S. secret service agent working with dogs as partners. Plus, t ...…
 
Are you thinking of getting a new puppy or kitten or want a specific breed? Before going to a breeder or a pet store to buy one– there is a really good website to check out first, where you may find exactly what you want by adopting. I’ll share this great resource. Plus, does your dog destroy all those expensive plush toys you buy it, by rippin ...…
 
Sometimes, someone has got to step in between others to avoid a fight. It may be your dog that does this. I'll explain this dog signal called "splitting" and reveal how you can use this behavior yourself to calm your dog. Plus, just as Superman would lose his powers when exposed to Kryptonite, there are certain things women do around their dogs ...…
 
Not all barking is the same. Different sounding barks communicate different emotions and needs. If you’re trying to reduce the barking, recognizing what your dog is telling you is crucial. I’ll start with one that says your dog is excited. Then, why do women sometimes have a harder time getting their dogs to obey them compared to men? Listen as ...…
 
When petting an unfamiliar dog, you may not be aware of how you may be threatening it, which can result in getting bit. I’ll explain the one thing NEVER to do and then tell you the correct, safer way for you and your children to meet a new dog. Next, detection dogs, use their remarkable smelling abilities to help keep our hotels, schools, and h ...…
 
You just fed your dog, why does it still want to eat garbage off the ground so much and what are they finding out when sniffing another dog’s butt? Hear the short and sweet answers to these common questions and more about some of our dogs more peculiar behaviors. Next, Thom Somes, the founder of Pet Tech, the first international training center ...…
 
I found a very effective method for crate training my one year old adopted dog – the steps described work for puppies too. Then, if you ever wondered about some of the ingredients in your pet food, or have questions about any of the NutriSource brand pet foods, my guest today is the person you’ll want to call. I’ll introduce you to Genie Beur a ...…
 
Your cat makes all sorts of different vocalizations and does a pretty good job of communicating its message but for those of us who don’t talk cat, they can be confounding. Hear some examples and find out what those silly sounds mean. Then, during the first three months of your puppy’s life, the experiences it has, will greatly determine its ab ...…
 
There is a special adaptation in medium and large breed dogs feet that allows them to walk on snow and ice in the winter in comfort. Find out about the trait that they inherited from their ancestors, the wolves. Then, listen to the true story of one family’s experience when their puppy pulled away from their 11 year old son, and was hit by a ca ...…
 
Does your dog pull you down the street every time you go for a walk - just like Rosy did when I first adopted her? You may be surprised to find out there is a physiological reason that makes your dog want to pull on its leash. Find out what is it and what you can do to reduce the pulling. Then, in this third and final segment of my interview wi ...…
 
Your cat’s whiskers and ears indicate its mood, and something they do with their eyes, is considered a show of affection. Dogs clearly let you know when they are nervous or uneasy by doing these two things. We start today’s episode by explaining these signals that help you know how your pets are feeling. See photos of these body language signs ...…
 
There is a simple way to tell if you are feeding your dog too much, that is not about how much the dog weighs. Find out what it is. Then, being aware of your cat’s capabilities in this one particular area can make caring and living with your feline, so much easier and better provide for its needs. Pam Johnson – Bennet, a certified cat behavior ...…
 
Get ready to re-count the age of your dog or cat. There is new information about how to figure out your pet’s age in human years See the charts on our blog for this episode to figure out your pets age. Plus, your dog does many things for reasons that are not so obvious to us. Jean Donaldson, author of the book, The Culture Clash: A Revolutionar ...…
 
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