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Working Like Dogs - Service Dogs and Working Dogs - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

Working LIke Dogs features pet podcasts about working animals. In this working animal podcast, we cover everything from how to get started as a trainer of working animals or how to acquire a working animal to how to take care of your animal companion. In these podcasts, you will learn what it means to work side by side with an animal. We cover working animals such as service dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, drug dogs, seizure dogs, military dogs, etc. In addition to dogs, we talk about working horses, elephants, pigeons, and the list goes on and on. We discuss topics such as equipment, grooming, nutrition, training, traveling with your working companion, veterinary issues, retirement, and behavior. Our working animal podcasts include guests in every field of the working animal world. Trainers, handlers, veterinarians, working animal experts, and animal communicators give you the inside scoop on everything you’ve always wanted to know about working animals.

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 51 Canines in the United States Secret Service

Greg Stokes, supervisor of the Canine Training Section for the United States Secret Service James J. Rowley Training Center, joins Marcie and Whistle to talk about the elite service that over 100 canines are currently providing to protect the President and Vice-President of the United States. Learn about these canines and how they work day-to-day beside their Secret Service handlers at the White House, throughout the country and abroad to detect explosives. Greg also talks about the ongoing training these dogs and their handlers must regularly endure to retain their physical fitness, stamina and unwavering discipline. The bond between these canines and their handlers is awe-inspiring! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Canines in the United States Secret Service with Marcie Davis

31mins

1 Apr 2011

Rank #1

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 4 Living With A Service Dog Team

Special guest Franz Freibert shares his personal experiences as a spouse and family member to a working service dog team. He discusses his wife’s decision to get a service dog and how it impacted his life. Franz answers that age old question, “Do working dogs ever get to cut loose and play?” and much, much more! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -A Powerful Touch with Marcie Davis

34mins

27 Mar 2009

Rank #2

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 5 Teaching People, Teaching Dogs

Curious about clicker training and other working dog training techniques? Dani Weinberg, Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, talks about her work as a clicker trainer and her passion for working with both animals and their human partners. Listen in and learn about Dani’s practical training tips and techniques for working with service dogs and their human partners! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Teaching People, Teaching Dogs with Marcie Davis

35mins

4 Apr 2009

Rank #3

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 122 Meet Lulu - The Funeral Service Goldendoodle

Lulu and her handler, Matthew Fiorillo CEO of Ballard-Durand Funeral Homes take time out of their busy work schedule to visit with Marcie and Lovey about Lulu’s special job as a funeral home Comfort Companion. Matthew talks about how Lulu works to comfort families during their time of grief with unconditional love and support. Hear about how she was trained for her unique job and Lulu’s most heart-warming command that she performs for the families and individuals she so lovingly comforts. Lulu is an adorable, hard-working girl! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meet Lulu - The Funeral Service Goldendoodle with Marcie Davis

22mins

20 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 94 What the Dog Knows!

Move over CSI and listen in as Marcie and Whistle welcome author and North Carolina State University professor, Cat Warren to the show. Cat talks about her fascinating book, What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs. You will be captivated as Cat talks about her cadaver dog, Solo, and how they work together to locate individuals who are missing and presumed dead. Cat speaks plainly about how she supports Solo to identify a particular scent in the field and how Solo tells her about that scent with reliability. It's pure magic! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - What the Dog Knows! with Marcie Davis

34mins

11 Jul 2014

Rank #5

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 105 Cesar Millan Shares his Training Wisdom

Listen in as Marcie and Whistle welcome Cesar Millan best-selling author, public speaker, and the internationally acclaimed star of Cesar 911, as well as the original, Emmy-nominated host of the Dog Whisperer program, to the show! Cesar stops in to talk about the second season of his NAT GEO WILD show, Cesar 911 and his special Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas. Cesar shares his training wisdom about the fundamentals, training and outcomes you must achieve in order to train your own service dog. Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cesar Millan Shares his Training Wisdom with Marcie Davis

25mins

27 Feb 2015

Rank #6

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 3 A Powerful Touch

BodyTalk for animals strives to reawaken the body’s ability to heal itself. Join us as we welcome BodyTalk Practitioner and Instructor, Laura Hames, as she shares her knowledge and experiences about this alternative healing technique for both humans and animals. Learn how BodyTalk could benefit your working animal! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -A Powerful Touch with Marcie Davis

35mins

20 Mar 2009

Rank #7

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 92 How Can We Help Our Working Dogs End Life Well?

Yep, this is the hard conversation that we’ve all been avoiding. No one likes to talk about losing our beloved working dogs, but we all will have to face it sooner or later. Listen in as Marcie and Whistle talk with Dr. Alice Villalobos, Director of Pawspice and the Animal Oncology Consultation Service, about how to ensure our working dogs have a kind and gentle end to their lives. Dr. Villalobos talks about her ground-breaking Quality of Life Scale that will help you to ensure your dog has a dignified death. Marcie and Dr. Villalobos will help you to consider better end-of-life choices for your working dog. Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How Can We Help Our Working Dogs End Life Well with Marcie Davis

34mins

2 Jun 2014

Rank #8

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 161 Physical Therapists’ Guide Dog Research

Ground-breaking researchers, Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr and Dr. Sue Ann Kalish from the University of North Georgia College of Health Sciences and Professions visit with Marcie and Lovey about the work they are doing to study guide dogs and their human partners with visual impairments. Listen in as they talk about some of their major research findings, how you can participate in their study and their plans for future work. Their research findings will be a game changer in the guide dog world, as it impacts how humans navigate the world with their guide dog. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Physical Therapists’ Guide Dog Research with Marcie Davis

32mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 96 Canine Officers and 21st Century Policing

Lieutenant Paul Vance from the Connecticut State Police drops in to talk with Marcie and Whistle about the incredible ways canines are assisting officers with 21st Century Policing. Lt. Vance explains how these highly trained canines perform a myriad of tasks to help officers identify and investigate bombs, arson, narcotics and missing persons. Also, he explains that canines are helping officers in child pornography cases with electronic evidence detection. These dogs are nothing short of miraculous and awe-inspiring! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Canine Officers and 21st Century Policing with Marcie Davis

29mins

20 Aug 2014

Rank #10

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 157 Canine Stress

Dr. James Ha renowned animal behaviorist and researcher, visits with Marcie and Lovey about his research and new book Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Behaviors. Dr. Ha talks candidly about canine stress in working dogs and how to identify it and prevent it. He discusses the physiology of stress, positive vs. negative stress, and common causes and indicators. Every dog handler needs to hear this valuable and innovative information! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Canine Stress with Marcie Davis

34mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 99 Courthouse Dogs: Providing Comfort and Building Trust

Did you know that professionally trained canines who are graduates from some of the most prestigious, accredited service dog organizations are working as courthouse dogs? Listen in as Marcie and Whistle visit with Linda Milanesi, Executive Director of Assistance Dogs of the West and Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, Executive Director of CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates about the work they are doing with some incredible courthouse dogs. You’ll be amazed by the training methods they utilize to prepare these awe-inspiring dogs for their sensitive work in our nation’s criminal justice system! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Courthouse Dogs: Providing Comfort and Building Trust with Marcie Davis

33mins

1 Oct 2014

Rank #12

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 112 Meet Your New Co-host Lovey and the Amazing Agency that Trained Her, Assistance Dogs of the West!

Help us welcome Marcie’s new assistance dog, Lovey, to the show and special guest Linda Milanesi, Executive Director of Assistance Dogs of the West– the amazing agency that trained Lovey. Marcie and Linda talk about different types of assistance dogs. Linda explains ADW’s philosophy of One Dog One Person and One Dog Many People! They also talk candidly about the assistance dog placement process and the highs and lows that Marcie experienced through the process of being placed with Lovey. Marcie was reminded again that nothing ventured, nothing gained! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meet Your New Co-host Lovey and the Amazing Agency that Trained Her, Assistance Dogs of the West with Marcie Davis

34mins

24 Dec 2015

Rank #13

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 121 Superpower Dogs!

Listen in as Marcie and Lovey welcome producer Taran Davies to the show to talk about his new 3D live-action movie for IMAX, Superpower Dogs This innovative film captures the magic of working dogs across the globe. Taran talks about some of the canine superheroes showcased in the film including dogs who brave avalanches, bring animal poachers to justice, protect us from danger and lift our spirits! For the first time, you will see how working dogs see, feel and experience the world! You will never look at your best friend in the same way again! AND, you’ll want to follow Superpower Dogs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Superpower Dogs with Marcie Davis

29mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #14

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PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 85 Diabetic Alert Dogs

Learn all about these tenacious little tattletales from renowned dog trainers and diabetic alert dog experts, Rita Martinez and Sue Barns, Ph.D. Rita and Sue talk with Marcie and Whistle about their experiences training diabetic alert dogs and all the valuable information contained within their groundbreaking new book, Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog. This book is a fascinating how-to guide and resource for anyone interested in training a dog to alert to changes in blood glucose levels. Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Diabetic Alert Dogs with Marcie Davis var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};

36mins

17 Jul 2013

Rank #15

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 114 The Little Horse With A Big Heart!

Join Lovey and Marcie as they welcome Shelly Mizrahi and Amos the Wonder Horse to the show. Shelly talks about Amos' gratifying work as a miniature, therapeutic horse! Together, Amos and Shelly visit nursing homes, memory care units, schools and hospitals to bring smiles to everyone Amos meets! Shelly shares how she works with Amos to teach him many incredible skills such as how to play basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters, solve a puzzle, and play the xylophone. You will fall in love with this little horse with a big heart!! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Little Horse With A Big Heart! with Marcie Davis

28mins

4 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 106 Bringing Your Assistance Dog Home For The First Time

Okay, so you've decided a service dog or assistance dog is right for you. You've decided whether you're going to train that dog yourself, or you're going to decide to go with a service dog agency that you're going to work with. You've done that process. You now have this amazing fine-tuned athlete that is going to be by your side to assist you. Now what do you do? Tune in to find out all the things you're going to have to do and think about once your service dog comes home! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Bringing Your Assistance Dog Home For The First Time with Marcie Davis

35mins

20 Mar 2015

Rank #17

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 109 K9s 4 Mobility

Michelle Woerner, Director and Trainer with K9s 4 Mobility stops by to visit with Marcie and Whistle about how she trains, places and supports Assistance Dog Partnerships. Michelle gives us the scoop about how her agency gets 50% of their dogs from local shelter/rescue programs and how they work with individuals who want to train their own assistance dog. Plus, Michelle talks about her work as an Accreditation Surveyor with Assistance Dogs International! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - K9s 4 Mobility with Marcie Davis

23mins

10 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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Working Like Dogs - Episode 135 The Dog-Human Relationship

Marcie and Lovey welcome world-renowned dog researcher Dr. Adam Miklosi to the show. Dr. Miklosi is the Director of the Family Dog Research Project the first research group to study the behavioral and cognitive aspects of the dog-human relationship. Based in Hungary, they are one of the largest dog research groups in the world! Dr. Miklosi shares some of his latest research on dog cognition, animal learning, and aging. He also talks about how you can get connected with the Family Dog Research Project to receive all of their latest and greatest dog information! Questions or Comments? Send them to: marcie@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Dog-Human Relationship with Marcie Davis

34mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #19

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PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 7 Service Dog Cruise News

Marcie talks to Deb Davis from Paws With A Cause about their great organization. Paws With A Cause® trains Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence. PAWS® promotes awareness through education. They also discuss the upcoming Service Dog Cruise! Join Paws With A Cause on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas for a Service Dog Cruise! Sailing January 17, 2010, this week-long cruise offers all of the adventure and amenities that Royal Caribbean offers to you and your Assistance Dog! Tune in for all the details! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Celebrating National Service Dog Eye Exam Week! with Marcie Davis

40mins

25 Apr 2009

Rank #20