Karen speaks with Kathy Shroeder, lead instructor for the American Red Cross. Kathy gives a lot of excellent advice on how to help your dog if he’s choking or has swallowed a toxic substance like antifreeze. This is a hugely important show for pet parents to listen to!
Renee interviews well-known breeder, Sharon Sakson. Sharon breeds Brussels Griffons and Whippets and she is a show judge, as well as an author of the book, “Paws and Effects: The Healing Power of Dogs.” The discussion centers around how responsible breeders pair up only the best of the best to breed puppies. Renee also questions Sharon on a problem called “first-heat aggression.” If you’re looking to get a puppy, this show is an important one for you to listen to!
Karen Fazio offers many ideas on how to keep your dogs feeling cool and comfy during the hot weather months using the latest products available.
Betsy Palazzo, president of Purr ‘n’ Pooch Foundation talks about a gala being held on August 9th. This gala is to honor a police dog named Jordan who took a bullet for her partner.
Karen Interviews Scott Pollak about his own line of dog food, Viand, which helps prevent food allergies with dogs.
Author, Maria Goodavage discusses her book. She has opened up a whole new world for dog lovers in her intrepidly reported, richly illustrated, heartwarming account of the dogs who play an increasingly vital role in our military efforts. Her book describes the training that the dogs undergo and the extraordinary bond between military dogs and their handlers. These amazing dogs give so much of themselves in order to keep our troops safe in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. She told Renee and Karen that after Osama Bin Laden was killed, it was reported that a dog had been involved in that operation. The dog’s name is Cairo. To order Maria’s book, click on this link: www.soldierdogs.com.
Karen & Renee interview Buzz Miller who founded his non-profit organization, PACT for Animals. This is a fantastic program offered to our military service members who are deployed and have no place to put their beloved pets. PACT offers foster care for service men and women until they return home. PACT is in great need of donations and foster care volunteers. For more information, please visit: http://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program.php
Renee and Karen speak to noted Behaviorist, Susan Bulanda. Sue has written a very heartwarming book which tells the story of 10 Holocaust survivors’ and their pets who gave them comfort, suffered alongside them, and waited for their return. The name of the book is, “Faithful Friends.” These stories clearly show the strength of the human-animal bond. You can purchase Susan’s book at www.sbulanda.com
Renee interviewed author Nancy Stanley, who wrote a book called “Pillow with a Heartbeat.” The book is narrated by “Truffles,” Nancy’s therapy dog. It’s a heartwarming story about a mini-chocolate poodle puppy who has an unfortunate start, but who then takes on a very important role of being a therapy dog for the elderly and seriously ill children. To purchase Truffles’ story, click on this link:
Karen gave her listening audience incredibly important tips for keeping dogs safe during the winter. She talked a lot about some products that can be used for preventing sore paw-pads. She also reminded everyone that when we have deep snowfalls, our 4-6 foot fences shrink up a lot so dogs can practically walk over the fence and get lost! Renee spent time talking about her unique puppy classes that are approved by the American Kennel Club.
Megan Rix, author of “The Puppy That Came for Christmas,” talked to Renee this morning about her experiences raising puppies in England for the handicapped.
Renee and Karen talk to Jim Gorant who wrote the book, The Lost Dogs. The book is about how Michael Vick ran his dog-fighting ring and recounts stories of the 47 individual dogs that survived a horrendously abusive situation.
NEW: 7/7/11 – Karen Fazio, owner of “My Best Friend Dog Training LLC” and “The Dog Super Nanny” joined Thursday in the Doghouse today as Renee’s new Co-Host. Renee and Karen talked about how they wound up becoming dog trainers, both having lived with dogs that had serious issues. Karen and Renee will now be taking listeners’ calls to the station during their weekly live shows. Give us a call between 10:00-10:30 a.m. at (856) 227-1360 and tell us about your own dogs. The girls will also be answering emails from people who want their questions answered on the air. You can email them from their websites: www.jerseydogtrainer.com or www.mybestfrienddogschool.com
Abby Harrison, Certified Pet Dog Trainer from Houston, Texas, helps educate listeners on how to help prepare our pets in the event of a major disaster. People who live in moderate climates should realize the earth’s weather is changing and all of us might someday be faced with an unexpected hurricane, tornado or flood. I hope everyone listens to this informative show!
The discussion today centers around feeding dogs out of food-release toys. Trainer Michelle Frumento from Secane, Pa. talks about great ways of encouraging dogs to hunt for their food at mealtimes rather than feeding them out of bowls.
Jill Halstead, experienced trainer from Richmond, Vermont, visits Renee and discusses the best ways for pet parents to find a responsible and positive dog trainer. Jill and Renee advise listeners how to effectively communicate with their trainer. They also talk about some situations when owners should discontinue working with a professional who might be making them uncomfortable about how their dog is being handled or trained.
Noted Cat Behaviorist, Marilyn Krieger joined Renee today. They discussed how clicker training cats helps to solve many very common cat behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, darting out the door and aggression. Marilyn talked about her book, “Naughty No More,” which goes into great detail about how to clicker train cats. Marilyn is available for both in-home visits all over the U.S. as well as telephone consults. Her website is: www.thecatcoach.com.
Renee had animal communicator, Liesl Woelfel from Montgomery County, Pa. visit The Doghouse this morning. Sue from Williamstown, NJ called into the show to ask Liesl about her 3 year old Cockapoo, named Popcorn. Sue said she was astounded that Popcorn told Liesl so many things about how her house was arranged, and what her dog wanted from her family — more time with the kids, more walks and going for car rides.
Liesl Woelfel (spotlighted on NBC evening news in January) talked to Renee about how she knew as a child she could “hear” what animals say through their thoughts and images. Renee has also done a little bit of animal communication. Liesl will be returning to The Doghouse on March 31st to help callers who might want to have her work remotely on their pets! For more information about Liesl’s services, go to www.lieslwoelfel.net. To make an appointment with her, call (215) 542-0104. She knows what she’s doing!
Today Renee talks to Linda Case, creator of The Dog Talk Project. Linda has a website where dog owners can take surveys about all sorts of topics relating to their relationship with their dogs. The results of many of these surveys are very interesting, not only for pet parents but for trainers, vets and other professionals in this field. Check out http://www.dogtalkproject.com/dtp/home.iface.
Susan Bulanda, expert trainer and behaviorist, talks to Renee this morning about how people should go about finding a quality, responsible breeder BEFORE buying a puppy. Read and copy out Sue’s brochure on how to research breeders, what to look for and questions YOU should be asking breeders by going to her website, www.sbulanda.com.
This week, Renee talks with Karen Fazio, another N.J. trainer about the pros and cons of people watching dog training programs on TV. Karen owns her own business and listeners can visit her website at: www.mybestfriendsdogschool.com You can also hear her online radio shows at www.nj.com/pets.
Renee talks to an internationally known show judge and producer of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show broadcast, Sharon Sakson. Their discussion centers around the world of show dogs and their breeders.
Valissa Wilworth, a South Jersey dog obedience & agility trainer, discusses the sport of agility and how much fun and exciting it can be.