Dr. Rossi’s guest this week was Susan Towler, owner of “The Barking Lot,” a boarding house for dogs. The Barking Lot is one of the new wave of dog boarding facilities that maintains dogs with minimal caging, or boarding without borders! While dogs do have their own rooms, a significant portion of their day is spent with a group of dogs.
This encourages increased exercise, and socialization, as well as reducing stress in many cases. Sue emphasized, however, that dogs housed this way must be carefully introduced to each other and constantly supervised. She watches carefully for early signs of aggression and shares these with our listeners, useful for any canine group situation. Sue finished with some funny stories that you’ll just have to listens to believe! And her final advice, for anyone considering such a business is Be patient, Be prepared, and Get earplugs!
Dr. Rossi also discussed several important recent stories in the news, including how chewing gum can be deadly to your dogs, a promising new potential treatment for one kind of an aggressive tumor, and the science behind the “wet dog” shake!
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