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It's A Doggy Dog World - Dog Podcast about dogs as pets & caring for your pet dog, - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

These dog podcasts are all about dogs! We’ll talk about dogs large, small and in between; purebred dogs, designer dogs and mixed breeds. When we discuss breeds and mixes, we’ll take a look at what constitutes a breed or a mix; and the traits of some specific breeds. We’ll also take a look at how you can choose the right breed and dog for your family. We will also talk about the joys (and hassles) of living with a dog because when we share our lives with dogs, we are bringing another species into our home and there are often misunderstandings and miscommunications... on Pet Life Radio.

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 90 Myths about Dog Behavior

Unfortunately there are many myths about dog behavior that can affect your relationship with your dog and your ability to train him. Sometimes these even affect whether the dog will remain in his home. We'll also discuss an article by Valarie Tynes, DVM, DACVB, of Premier Veterinary Behavior Consulting, of TX, as she has recognized the same myths that Liz, Petra and Kate have seen at Kindred Spirits Dog Training. Tune in! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Myths about Dog Behavior on PetLifeRadio.com

36mins

1 Feb 2012

Rank #1

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 17 Housetraining Your Dog

Welcome to "It's a Doggy Dog World!" In previous weeks we talked about finding the right puppy for you and your household, and we discussed what to expect when you brought that puppy home. In this show, we're talking about housetraining - all about housetraining, from teaching your puppy a command to how to prevent problem behaviors regarding housetraining. So tune in and find out how to accomplish this with as little fuss and mess as possible. For more on housetraining, pick up a copy of Liz Palika's book, "The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Housetraining." More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Housetraining Your Dog, with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

41mins

26 Mar 2008

Rank #2

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 88 Vacation; Part 2

This podcast is a continuing account of Liz, Petra, and Kate's vacation with five dogs. Tune in to hear about their escapades, the dogs' antics and discoveries, how to keep dogs amused when it rains during vacation, and much more. Included is a (tiny) rant about people who don't clean up after their dogs! Grrr....... More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Vacation; Part 2 on PetLifeRadio.com

46mins

20 Dec 2011

Rank #3

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 44 Keep Your Dog Busy When He's Home Alone

As dog trainers, we get calls all the time from the owners of dogs who trash the house, dig up the yard, bark annoyingly, or escape from the yard when they are left home alone. Luckily, for many dogs, there are some easy-to-implement solutions. In this podcast we'll talk about exercising the dog's body and mind, teaching him to stay home alone, and we'll also discuss some toys that will help distract him. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Keep Your Dog Busy When He's Home Alone... with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

42mins

20 Jul 2009

Rank #4

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 12 Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs

Do you know what the difference is between these two types of working dogs? Many people get therapy dogs and service dogs confused. In this podcast Liz, Petra and Kate will discuss the differences (and similarities) as well as what is required of the dogs and their owners. They will also talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to service dogs. Tune in for all the scoop! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Therapy Dogs & Service Dogs, with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

45mins

30 Jan 2008

Rank #5

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 67 What You Need to Do Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

Prior planning prevents poor performance! Isn't that the saying? In this podcast, Liz, Petra and Kate talk about what you should do before you bring home a new puppy. After all, once you bring home the puppy, you're going to want to spend time with him. So get all the work done now so your puppy has what he needs and you can relax and enjoy your new family member. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - What You Need to Do Before Bringing Home a New Puppy with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

35mins

22 Aug 2010

Rank #6

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 46 What Is The Human/Dog Bond?

What is the human/dog bond and why do we bond with dogs? What does it do for dogs? And for us? How do we create this bond? Kate says it's magic - is it? Maybe. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - What Is The Human/Dog Bond?... with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

38mins

10 Aug 2009

Rank #7

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 36 What is Separation Anxiety?

Separation anxiety is, unfortunately, a common disorder that causes the dog to become uncomfortable - or even panic - when left alone. In this podcast we will take a look at what can cause this problem, what dogs may be more prone to it, and then what you can do to alleviate your dog's anxiety. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -What is Separation Anxiety?with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

39mins

18 Feb 2009

Rank #8

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 19 Ten Training Tips

Training your dog - whether he is a show prospect, performance sports dog, or a well loved companion - can sometimes be overwhelming. But here are ten training tips that students at Kindred Spirits Canine Education Center in Vista, CA are given when they enroll in classes. These tips can help any dog owner and trainer. In addition, the trainers put together a list of some of the most common training mistakes. Hopefully you won't see yourself on this list! But if you do, this is a good time to make some changes! Enjoy! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Ten Training Tips, with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

43mins

21 Apr 2008

Rank #9

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 89 Thinking About New Year's Resolutions

The company, Halo: Purely for Pets conducted a survey of pet owners asking what New Year's resolutions they were making. Many were predictable, helping their pet lose weight or get more exercise. But others were a little different. In this podcast, Liz, Petra and Kate talk about this survey, some celebrity resolutions, and their resolutions for their own dogs. Tune in; maybe you'll get some ideas for your dogs. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Thinking About New Year's Resolutions on PetLifeRadio.com

35mins

13 Jan 2012

Rank #10

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 74 Socialization Revisited

Liz, Petra and Kate have a guest on this show; one of Kindred Spirits trainers, Connie Kelly. Connie had some questions about socialization, "How early can socialization begin? What can breeders do to help the process" And, "How long should socialization continue?" Tune in and hear the discussion. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Socialization Revisited with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com Enter the code: DOGGY and get 10% off your order + Free shipping at Shoebuy.com!

41mins

9 Mar 2011

Rank #11

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 50 How to Introduce A New Adult Dog

In previous podcasts, we've talked about how to choose and introduce a new puppy to your home, family, and existing pets. But is an adult dog different? Yes! In this podcast, Liz, Petra and Kate will talk about choosing a new adult dog and how to introduce that dog to your home and family, including the pets already at home. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How to Introduce A New Adult Dog... with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

41mins

16 Oct 2009

Rank #12

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 80 No, He Won't Grow Out of It!

Many puppy owners don't realize that puppies don't automatically grow out of bad behaviors. Growing up doesn't automatically turn a puppy into a good dog. Dogs do things for a reason - usually because the behavior is rewarding in some way - and if it continues to be rewarding the puppy - then adult - will continue to do it. Tune in as Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about this sometimes-confusing issue. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - No, He Won't Grow Out of It on PetLifeRadio.com

40mins

18 Jul 2011

Rank #13

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It's A Doggy Dog World Episode 142 Desensitization: Why do Trainers and Behaviorists Talk About This?

Desensitization is the process of gradually introducing someone - human, canine or other animals - to something they are worried, concerned, or outright afraid of. This is an important behavioral tool when done correctly. In this podcast we talk about how it can be done with dogs as well as how Petra could become less afraid of spiders. Or maybe not. Questions or Comments? Email Liz at: liz@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Desensitization: Why do Trainers and Behaviorists Talk About This on Pet Life Radio

38mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 55 Kids Owning Dogs

Liz, Petra and Kate have talked about dogs and kids previously but are revisiting this very important topic in this podcast chat. Their discussion concerns whether a child should be the primary owner responsible for the care of a dog. All three hosts talk about their memories of growing up with a dog, and Petra, as a parent, talks about her daughter and their dogs. Also discussed are some ways to help keep both dogs and kids safe when they do live together and interact with one another. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Kids Owning Dogs with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

38mins

19 Jan 2010

Rank #15

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 37 Adopted Dogs Stages of Adjustment

Newly adopted dogs tend to go through several stages of adjustment as they get used to their new homes. In this podcast, we'll talk about those stages and what you can do to make the transition easier on both of you. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Adopted Dogs Stages of Adjustment with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

34mins

21 Mar 2009

Rank #16

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 79 Newly Adopted Dogs Need to Adjust

Although some dogs, when adopted, adjust to their new home immediately; that's rare. Most dogs go through several stages of adjustment. It's important the new owners of these dogs understand what's going on so they can help the dogs fit in. In this podcast, Liz, Petra, and Kate talk about these stages, what's happening with the dog, and how the owners can assist the dog. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - Newly Adopted Dogs Need to Adjust with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

38mins

29 Jun 2011

Rank #17

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 10 Kids And Dogs

This week Petra Burke is our moderator, with Liz Palika, Kate Abbott and all of the trainers and assistant trainers from the Kindred Spirits Canine Education Center pitching in to help. We asked everyone to add to this show because we’re talking about kids and dogs and wanted a lot of input on this sometimes controversial subject. Should a child be responsible for a dog of his/her own? How can we prevent kids from being bitten by dogs? With dog bites at an epidemic level, especially with children, this is very important. Tune in to hear what was said. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Kids And Dogs, with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

37mins

19 Dec 2007

Rank #18

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 63 See and Share the Joy

Take a look at life with your dog. Look at him watching the birds fly overhead. Can you see the joy in his face when he smells where the rabbit was in the grass? Watch his ears fly as he runs across the yard. Dogs can make life more complicated, and they can be expensive sometimes, too. But our dogs can also bring us so much joy when we let them. Join Petra, Kate and Liz in this podcast as they talk about the joys their dogs bring them. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It's A Doggy Dog World - See and Share the Joy with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

39mins

2 Jul 2010

Rank #19

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PetLifeRadio.com - It's A Doggy Dog World - Episode 47 - Dog Bites Are Scary!

It's frightening when a dog bites. Unfortunately dogs can and do bite. In this podcast we'll take a look at some of the dog bite information from the Centers for Disease Control as well as some other published information about dog bites. Then we'll talk a little bit about why dogs bite and what you can do to make sure you don't become a statistic and neither does your dog. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dog Bites Are Scary... with Liz Palika on PetLifeRadio.com

48mins

27 Aug 2009

Rank #20