This week, we learn about the fascinating Kuvasz from Hungary and the quirky Ibizan Hound from the Spanish island in the Mediterranean, with stories from people who love them. Snoopy Goes Shopping for the vitamin-mineral supplement Pet Tabs. Paws for the News about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, help for pets after Japan’s earthquake, a study of fevers in Chinese Sharpei, and Basenji breeders journey to Africa.
Paws & Effect
Paws & Effect – Canine Reproduction, a Difficult Dog Finds a Trainer, and What To Do with Elk Antlers
This is a mixed breed show — an update on the tiny puppy Fig’s fight for survival; a reproduction expert, Dr. Michael Petranto, on common breeding problems; a hard-to-place Pit Bull and Michael Badial, the trainer who saved his life, and Snoopy Goes Shopping for a new, natural dog treat, antlers. In Paws for the News, canine teams from around the world are helping find survivors of the earthquake in Japan, a Flat-Coated Retriever wins Best in Show at Crufts, and a Seattle woman suffers the loss of her German Shorthaired Pointer when he steps on an electrified cover plate on the sidewalk.
There are secrets that only Miniature Schnauzer owners know; hear from the president of the American Miniature Schnauzer Club, John Constantine, about what makes the breed #12 in the AKC’s most popular dogs in the nation and how to adopt one of your own. Snoopy Goes Shopping for Bullysticks, an amazingly delicious treat that is good for your dog’s teeth. An elderly dog deals with “old dog encephalitis” and a new puppy comes into the world at only 3 ounces — your finger weighs more than that. In Paws for the News, K9s protect the Olympics, sled dogs get ready for the Iditarod race, China limits families to one dog only and a Doberman Pinscher is rescued by dolphins.
Two fascinating young trainers who are working at the cutting edge of the canine mind — Michael Badial and Amy McCaa of Lead the Way. In Paws For The News — Labs keep football fans safe; Dr. Phil’s rare Korean Jindo; parents of a slain solider adopt their son’s working dog; and investigating a dog sledding company. Snoopy Goes Shopping for Life’s Abundance Dog Food.
Westminster Dog Show is a big deal in the lives of dog show exhibitors. We’ll here about what’s coming up from David Frei, Westminster Director of Communications. Then, hear about the differences between three coat types of Dachshunds, from Michael Reed of Saytar Dachshunds. Paws for the News about a hero Boxer who saved his family from snow; sled dogs compete in an Alaskan dog sled race; a recall of Merrick pet treats; and the Labrador Retriever tops the American Kennel Club’s list of most popular breeds.
This week, two pet owners talk about adopting the special dogs in their lives, and a researcher takes us back to the days when the famous psychologist B.F. Skinner invented positive reinforcement training, and trained a Dalmatian in 20 minutes to prove it would work. Paws for the News about archeological research into Stone Age man and their dogs, the first female K9 handler death in Afghanistan, and in Canada, put a leash on your cat. Snoopy Goes Shopping for the Potty Park.
How a German Shepherd service dog helps her 12 year old partner, a boy who suffers from seizures. Champion Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, the dog who holds the title of Greatest American Boxer. In Paws for the News, President Obama’s dog trainer dies; Martha Stewart’s French Bulldog gives her a split lip; a mutt saves his owner’s store from being robbed; and the American Kennel Club brings in three new breeds to the registry, Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Norwegian Lundehunds, and Xoloitzcuintle. Snoopy Goes Shopping for the Cozy Sherpa Harness.
This week, the art and science some trainers employ in using electronic training collars, how one woman’s small pack of dogs became her therapy dog lifesavers after a debilitating stroke, why some very ill patients smile when they see a potbellied pig, and how to have a beautiful organic lawn and beautiful organic dogs all at the same time. Snoopy Goes Shopping for Aaronco Stripping Tools. In Paws for the News, a Newfoundland-Labrador K9 missing in Afghanistan is reunited with her handler; Hitler’s Foreign Office is obsessed with a naughty dog; and a German Shepherd goes to school as an assistance dog for her epileptic owner.
Scientist Alexandra Horowitz talks about the research in her book, Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know. It is absolutely fascinating. Should you buy pet insurance? Chris Middleton of Pets Best Insurance answers some of our questions. Snoopy Goes Shopping for Tagnabbits. In the news, a Marine K9 handler and his dog die in Afghanistan, a Navy veteran is reunited with his Beagles, and diet advice this year is, Get a Dog, they have the power to help you get thin.
This week, interviews about two beautiful big breeds from rescue coordinators, Delaware Valley Doberman Pinscher Assistance and Cane Corso Rescue. The Cane Corso is also known as the Italian Mastiff. The story of Charlie, the jilted Chihuahua. Snoopy Goes Shopping for Martingale Collars from Northwind. In the news, Marine K9s protect patrols in Afghanistan, a Manchester Terrier bites two people on a jet, and Kelly Osbourne gets some Doberman protection for her home.