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Join Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, CTAC, owner of K9 Homeschooling and renowned therapy dog trainer, and Kim Merritt, co-founder of Good Dog in a Box and Good Dog Pro, for a weekly podcast covering all things dog. Good Dog Nation will rotate topic themes including veterinary and health related topics, reward based dog training, service and therapy dog related issues, dog breeding and puppies, and dog bite prevention and safety topics. Airing weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 EST. This podcast is also available as a video podcast on GoodDogPro.com and GoodDoginaBox.com.

Join Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, CTAC, owner of K9 Homeschooling and renowned therapy dog trainer, and Kim Merritt, co-founder of Good Dog in a Box and Good Dog Pro, for a weekly podcast covering all things dog. Good Dog Nation will rotate topic themes including veterinary and health related topics, reward based dog training, service and therapy dog related issues, dog breeding and puppies, and dog bite prevention and safety topics. Airing weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 EST. This podcast is also available as a video podcast on GoodDogPro.com and GoodDoginaBox.com.
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United States

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Join Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, CTAC, owner of K9 Homeschooling and renowned therapy dog trainer, and Kim Merritt, co-founder of Good Dog in a Box and Good Dog Pro, for a weekly podcast covering all things dog. Good Dog Nation will rotate topic themes including veterinary and health related topics, reward based dog training, service and therapy dog related issues, dog breeding and puppies, and dog bite prevention and safety topics. Airing weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 EST. This podcast is also available as a video podcast on GoodDogPro.com and GoodDoginaBox.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

(814) 243-3023


Episodes

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!

11/12/2019
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Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they're a lot of work. Puppy expert, Gila Kurtz, talks to Kim about how to get ready for a puppy and what to do in the first week to help your new furry family member acclimate to its new home. From how to pick a puppy to what to have in your house before you bring your puppy home, you'll get critical information that can help you and your puppy get off on the right puppy paw. Gila and Kim discuss "Puppy 101," the new online course launched by Good Dog in a...

Duration:00:34:58

Tails From Alaska: Canine nose work, shelter dogs, and building a successful reward based dog training business

11/5/2019
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Metis Riley, CPDT-KA, discusses her personal growth from a dog walker to a reward based dog trainer in Alaska. She talks about the success of partnering with a local vet and a veterinary behaviorist, when to use these resources, and what it has done for her business. Reactivity is her focus, working not only with clients but also with dogs in shelters, helping them to get adopted. Metis created a unique program that uses canine nose work in shelter dogs to help them de-stress and use their...

Duration:00:28:25

Agility For All Dogs, Including Ones With Behavior Problems

10/29/2019
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Heather Adams, KPA CTP, CBATI, talks about the sport of agility and how it can help dogs learn to focus, as well as gain self-control and confidence, while providing a fun outlet for dog/owner teams. Whether you use agility for fun or join the competitive side of the sport, it offers huge benefits that go beyond having a good time running around the ring. Heather discusses how she incorporates agility training with clients' dogs that have certain behavior issues, as a means for long term...

Duration:00:36:58

When to Use a Veterinary Behaviorist, The "Psychiatrist" of the Dog World

10/22/2019
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Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CABC, Boarded Veterinary Behaviorist talks about the role a vet behaviorist plays in dealing with aggression and extreme fear in dogs. One of only 84 vet behaviorists in North America, Dr. Pike is a specialist in behavior medicine, who is essentially the "psychiatrist" of the veterinary world. She discusses her field and how she works with dog owners, dog trainers, behavior consultants and other veterinarians. Dr. Pike discusses the importance of reward based...

Duration:00:32:36

Holiday Safety with Kids and Dogs

10/15/2019
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Cathy Reisfeld joins Kim and Michelle to discuss how to plan a safe holiday season with your kids and dog. She discusses safety plans and dog management during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's. Get great tips and tricks for how to manage your pups during the holiday season. Support the show

Duration:00:37:43

Animal Assisted Therapy for Cardiovascular Conditions

10/8/2019
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Dr. Susan Smyth, Director of the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute joins Kim and Michelle to discuss the therapy dog program being used to rehabilitate heart and stroke patients. Michelle trained both of Susan's dogs, Carmine and Saleh, that work at the hospital three days a week. Carmine is one of a select few therapy dogs, (if not the only one) that is trained to walk with heart patients on EKMO. Listen to discussion on how this program was created, implemented and managed. Gives detailed...

Duration:00:33:22

Good Dog Nation - Introduction

9/30/2019
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Good Dog Nation premieres by introducing co-hosts, Michelle McCarthy, CDBC, CTAC, of K9HomeSchooling.com and Kim Meritt, co-founder of GoodDogInABox.com and GoodDogPro.com. Kim and Michelle describe the weekly, one hour format, with the first thirty minutes focused on the dog owner/lover or someone who is interested in getting a dog, while the second thirty minutes is aimed at the dog professional and is only available through a subscription to GoodDogPro.com. The rotating themes will cover...

Duration:00:14:12

Lifesaving Dogs: Water Rescue with the Dogs of the Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs & The American Academy of Canine Water Rescue

9/30/2019
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Maria Gray, with her Newfoundland, is the only American dog team certified by the Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs (SICS). In Italy, there are over 300 dog/handler teams that are certified to patrol the beaches there and work together with the Italian Cost Guard and Fire Departments. Maria has been training dogs for over 20 years and currently runs a nonprofit called The American Academy of Canine Water Rescue, which is focusing on the elimination of unintentional death by drowning. She...

Duration:00:32:42

Fear Free Dog Grooming

9/30/2019
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Stacey Butler, owner of For The Love of Roscoe Dog Grooming, talks to Kim and Michelle about professional dog grooming utilizing reward based dog training techniques and gentle handling. Stacey is also a certified Fear Free groomer and talks in detail about the process to earn that certification, how she has incorporated it into her business, and what impact that has had on her clients and their dogs. Stacey's unique one-on-one approach to how she runs her dog grooming salon offers best...

Duration:00:34:44