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A Life of Dogs

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Between 18,000-32,000 years ago, humans domesticated wolves and created what we know today as the domestic dog. Since then, dogs have changed humans and have had a major impact on our daily lives. Our relationship with dogs is not only important but constantly evolves as we find new ways to coexist. A Life of Dogs is a podcast that explores these remarkable relationships that we have created with dogs. Our podcast is unique in that it is not designed as a “how to” or as a training resource. Our podcast shares canine and human interest stories and sheds light into some mesmerizing connections between humans and dogs. A Life of Dogs is released monthly and is made possible by support from Highland Canine Training, LLC.

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Between 18,000-32,000 years ago, humans domesticated wolves and created what we know today as the domestic dog. Since then, dogs have changed humans and have had a major impact on our daily lives. Our relationship with dogs is not only important but constantly evolves as we find new ways to coexist. A Life of Dogs is a podcast that explores these remarkable relationships that we have created with dogs. Our podcast is unique in that it is not designed as a “how to” or as a training resource. Our podcast shares canine and human interest stories and sheds light into some mesmerizing connections between humans and dogs. A Life of Dogs is released monthly and is made possible by support from Highland Canine Training, LLC.

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iTunes Ratings

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Top 10 Episode of A Life of Dogs

Rank #1: Episode 3: The Fearless Ones

Apr 02 2018
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Africa is known to be the home to the world’s most magnificent wildlife. Endangered animals are slaughtered so that a single body part, like tusks, pelt, or bones, can be sold illegally for massive amounts of money. For example, Rhinoceros horn is so valuable and sought after that it sells for nearly $30,000 a pound. Pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world, sell for $1000 in parts of Asia.  Deterring this illegal poaching is a massive undertaking and one group is training dog teams to combat poachers in the bush. Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. Anti-Poaching Dogs in Africa This is the story of dog teams trained to pursue those who illegally hunt some of the most iconic animals in the world. Jay Crafter and his teams perform some extremely treacherous work to preserve the protect some of the planets most mystical creatures.  It’s hard to imagine the extreme conditions that these teams work in. It’s also difficult to understand the danger involved in working in these remote areas of Africa. Africa is known to be the home to the worlds most magnificent wildlife. Endangered animals are killed so that a single body part, like tusks, pelts or bones can be sold illegally for massive amounts of money. Rhinoceros horn is so valuable that it often sells for $30,000 per pound. Deterring this illegal poaching is a massive undertaking and dog teams are just one of the ways the animals are getting help. Procuring, training and maintaining these anti poaching teams is a daunting task.A Special Thanks to Jay Crafter of Invictus K9 for sharing his story.Visit Website – a href="https://www.

Rank #2: Episode 2: Catching a Flight

Mar 19 2018
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It’s a fairly common occurrence for a bird and a plane to collide.  Recently, a Japan airlines flight had to make an emergency landing due to a bird strike, while another commercial plane was forced to make an emergency return to Cardiff Airport in Wales after a bird hit an engine.  Although rare, dogs trained to deter these incidents can be extremely beneficial. Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. Piper – Airport K9 This is the story of a man, Brian Edwards, who got a dog from his friend and the two began a journey of working together to help create a safer environment for people.  They both did the work because they loved it and as a result, became famous by accident. All photos copyright Brian Edwards  Piper was a Border Collie who was tasked with wildlife control at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan.  Piper provided a proactive approach to wildlife management at the airport during the three years that he worked there.  As a result of his work, Piper became a popular member of the community and the airport.  Piper gained internet fame as a result of his job at the airport and reached hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Watch Piper racing a C-17 Watch the tribute to Piper We want to extend a special thanks to Brian Edwards for sharing Piper’s story. Visit Website – Facebook – Instagram All photos copyright Brian Edwards @airportk9 We also want to thank our episode sponsors.  Be sure to visit them to learn more and show them your support. Website – Facebook – Instagram   Website – Facebook – Instagram

Rank #3: Episode 2: Catching a Flight

Mar 19 2018
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It’s a fairly common occurrence for a bird and a plane to collide.  Recently, a Japan airlines flight had to make an emergency landing due to a bird strike, while another commercial plane was forced to make an emergency return to Cardiff Airport in Wales after a bird hit an engine.  Although rare, dogs trained to deter these incidents can be extremely beneficial. Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. Piper – Airport K9 This is the story of a man, Brian Edwards, who got a dog from his friend and the two began a journey of working together to help create a safer environment for people.  They both did the work because they loved it and as a result, became famous by accident. All photos copyright Brian Edwards  Piper was a Border Collie who was tasked with wildlife control at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan.  Piper provided a proactive approach to wildlife management at the airport during the three years that he worked there.  As a result of his work, Piper became a popular member of the community and the airport.  Piper gained internet fame as a result of his job at the airport and reached hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Watch Piper racing a C-17 Watch the tribute to Piper We want to extend a special thanks to Brian Edwards for sharing Piper’s story. Visit Website – Facebook – Instagram All photos copyright Brian Edwards @airportk9 We also want to thank our episode sponsors.  Be sure to visit them to learn more and show them your support. Website – Facebook – Instagram   Website – Facebook – Instagram

Rank #4: Episode 1: One Man’s Trash…

Feb 19 2018
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If you look up transformation in a dictionary, one definition you will find is “a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal”.  We all go through changes in life, but specifically, what we are talking about is metamorphosis.  A drastic and complete “change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one.”Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for or episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. Act One - Hugo the Service Dog Hugo is a German Shepherd that was trained as a Service Dog to assist his boy, Tyler.  Hugo was surrendered by a family who had a newborn baby and found themselves with little time for the antics of a rambunctious puppy.  He was soon trained as a service dog to help Tyler mitigate his autism in addition to alerting him to the smell of dangerous gases. Tyler and Hugo spend lots of time together in school, at work and running within the community.  Hugo participates in Cross Country as well as High School marching band.  Tyler and Hugo have made remarkable strides together since being paired a few years ago.  These two have lots ahead of them, including a special goal.Visit Hugo on Facebook Act Two - Star the Police Dog Star’s life started off by being chained to a tree.  The Belgian Malinois mix was rescued by a local group and later trained as a police dog to locate drugs and people.  After her training,

Rank #5: A Life of Dogs is Coming Soon!

Dec 26 2017
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We must say that we’re pretty excited!  We have been working pretty hard behind the scenes to get this exciting new podcast ready for launch.  We are sure that this is a dog related podcast that you’re going to love and we already have an intriguing line-up of episodes for 2018.

Rank #6: A Life of Dogs is Coming Soon!

Dec 26 2017
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We must say that we’re pretty excited!  We have been working pretty hard behind the scenes to get this exciting new podcast ready for launch.  We are sure that this is a dog related podcast that you’re going to love and we already have an intriguing line-up of episodes for 2018.

Rank #7: Episode 6: Dead Dog Beach

Jun 18 2018
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Yabucoa is a small town located in the southeastern part of the island of Puerto Rico.  Yabucoa was known to be a place on the island where unwanted dogs were discarded.  As such, a fairly remote beach with beautiful white sand and towering palm trees became known as “Dead Dog Beach”.  For years this beach was populated with unwanted dogs, many of them mothers with litters of puppies.  Rescuers and others visited the beach daily to check on the dogs, feed them and give them water.  In September, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a powerful category 4 storm, struck Puerto Rico. As a result, dead dog beach was changed forever. Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read. As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes. However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. Dead Dog Beach - Puerto Rico All over the island you will find abandoned dogs that are looking for food and water.  Many of them injured, resources for dogs on the island are limited.  Despite the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, there are remarkable people working to create a better life for the dogs of Puerto Rico. Satos that were hungry and injured in the parking lot where we stopped to get coffee and breakfast. A friendly little sato at the santuario Santuario Lazaro in Caguas Satos at Santuario Lazaro People Working to Save the Dogs of Puerto Rico

Rank #8: Episode 5: Cautious Closure

May 19 2018
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When people are missing, often dog teams are called in to locate them.  At times, Human Remains Detection dogs or cadaver dogs are utilized to recover the deceased body of a missing individual.  These dog teams are often used by law enforcement to successfully prosecute cases and to provide evidence that would otherwise be overlooked.  They are also used in “cold cases” to find bodies that have been missing for years and even decades.  These dog teams take a special kind of dog and an even more special type of person to be successful.  Many of these cadaver dog teams volunteer their time and resources for training and the cases they work.  Whether the death was due to a homicide, suicide or even a natural disaster, families of the victim are desperately searching for closure.  These dog teams perform a daunting job in some rigorous conditions and environments to provide that closure.Our podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about.The Cadaver Dog TeamThis episode gives you some insight into what it takes to make a cadaver dog team, from the training of the dog to the human perspective of searching for and locating bodies.Col Jeff Jordan works with his German Shepherd “Trooper” to locate human remains in a creek during a training exercise. Kathy Doty working with a Malinois trained in cadaver. "Katcha", a German Shepherd trained to detect human remains. K9 "Trooper" working to find cadaver on a pile of rubble. A Special Thanks to Kathy Doty, Col. Jeff Jordan and Corey Archer for sharing their stories.We also want to thank our episode sponsors.  Be sure to visit them to learn more and show them your support.Royal CaninWebsite – Facebook – InstagramDogtraWebsite – Facebook – InstagramMusic for this episode:“Ossuary 5 – Rest” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) “Concentration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.

Rank #9: Episode 4: Thirty-One Kilo

Apr 19 2018
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Dogs have been officially serving as soldiers in the United States military since World War I. Known as (MWDs) or military working dogs they are trained for a variety of highly specialized tasks and actively contribute to U.S. combat operations. There are about 2,500 war dogs in service today, with about 700 serving at any given time overseas Military working dogs are versatile, highly mobile and have been proven to save the lives of US soldiers in combat.When examining military working dog teams, an essential aspect that is often overlooked is that of the handler.  I had the opportunity to sit down with some working dog handlers and gain some insight into the significance of this position that the US Army refers to in its MOS listing as 31KiloOur podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. The Military Working Dog Handler This episode gives us some insight into the role of the military working dog handler and what makes a great one. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Matthew Scofield, left, and Jarrett Hatley, right, rest next to Hatley's military working dog, Blue, after clearing compounds with Afghan soldiers during Operation Tageer Shamal in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 4, 2012. Scofield, a squad automatic weapon gunner, and Hatley, a dog handler, are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. This episode puts you right in the middle of the action with Military Working Dog Handlers with the US Army and US Marine Corps.  It also explores what makes a great dog handler. Justin Edwards and K9 "Bond" in a helicopter Jarrett Hatley and K9 "Blue" A Special Thanks to Justin Edwards and Jarrett Hatley for sharing his stories.We also want to thank our episode sponsors.  Be sure to visit them to learn more and show them your support.Royal CaninWebsite – Facebook – InstagramDogtraWebsite – a href="https://www.facebook.

Rank #10: Episode 4: Thirty-One Kilo

Apr 19 2018
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Dogs have been officially serving as soldiers in the United States military since World War I. Known as (MWDs) or military working dogs they are trained for a variety of highly specialized tasks and actively contribute to U.S. combat operations. There are about 2,500 war dogs in service today, with about 700 serving at any given time overseas Military working dogs are versatile, highly mobile and have been proven to save the lives of US soldiers in combat.When examining military working dog teams, an essential aspect that is often overlooked is that of the handler.  I had the opportunity to sit down with some working dog handlers and gain some insight into the significance of this position that the US Army refers to in its MOS listing as 31KiloOur podcast episodes are designed to be heard and not read.  As such, we do not provide transcripts for our episodes.  However, we enjoy sharing “extra content” to supplement the stories we follow and the intriguing dogs and people they are about. The Military Working Dog Handler This episode gives us some insight into the role of the military working dog handler and what makes a great one. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Matthew Scofield, left, and Jarrett Hatley, right, rest next to Hatley's military working dog, Blue, after clearing compounds with Afghan soldiers during Operation Tageer Shamal in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 4, 2012. Scofield, a squad automatic weapon gunner, and Hatley, a dog handler, are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. This episode puts you right in the middle of the action with Military Working Dog Handlers with the US Army and US Marine Corps.  It also explores what makes a great dog handler. Justin Edwards and K9 "Bond" in a helicopter Jarrett Hatley and K9 "Blue" A Special Thanks to Justin Edwards and Jarrett Hatley for sharing his stories.We also want to thank our episode sponsors.  Be sure to visit them to learn more and show them your support.Royal CaninWebsite – Facebook – InstagramDogtraWebsite – a href="https://www.facebook.