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Working Like Dogs - Episode 136 Do You Know the Difference Between an Assistance Dog and a Pet?

We regularly hear a news story of someone trying to bring a fake assistance dog into a business or public place. Listen in as Marcie and Lovey visit with Marsha Gilford, Regional Corporate Affairs Director for the Southwest Region of the Kroger Company, the largest traditional grocery retailer in the United States. Marsha stops by to talk about a communication program she and Kroger created about the difference between service dogs and pets. We love their educational and positive approach to...

Duration: 00:34:02

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...

Duration: 00:34:50

Working Like Dogs - Episode 134 Loyal!

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh visits with Marcie and Lovey about her beautiful new book, Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs. Listen in as Rebecca lovingly highlights some of the incredible working dogs in her new book and how these skilled canines changed the lives of their amazing human partners. Rebecca also talks about the Deja Foundation, an organization she founded to raise funds for the support and care of rescue dogs. Questions or Comments? Send them...

Duration: 00:31:01

Working Like Dogs - Episode 133 Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog

Jennifer Erdogan, Director of Bell Environmental Services’ Canine Division and certified bedbug detection dog and adorable tri-colored beagle, Roscoe, stop by to talk with Marcie and Lovey. Jennifer explains how Roscoe works to sniff and detect hidden bed bugs in hospitals, hotels, homes, apartment buildings and other sites. Roscoe and their other certified bed bug dogs’ all have the ability to perform bed bug inspections with a documented 98% accuracy rate! Jennifer also talks about how...

Duration: 00:27:42

Working Like Dogs - Episode 132 Dogs for the Deaf

Blake Matray, Executive Director of Dogs for the Deaf drops in to visit with Marcie and Lovey about the incredible work they are doing to rescue dogs from animal shelters and humane societies throughout the western United States and train them as hearing alert dogs. Blake talks about how they identify, screen and recruit shelter dogs. The next step is to begin training them in a variety of “sound work” tasks such as alerting their human partner to the telephone or a knock at the door....

Duration: 00:38:03

Working Like Dogs - Episode 131 Advancing the Science of Dogs!

World-renowned animal behavior scientist/consultant, Dr. James Ha visits with Marcie and Lovey about the unique aspects of applying scientific research to canine and human behavior. Dr. Ha shares fascinating information about how assistance dogs and their handlers communicate and develop trust and why some dogs are simply not able to be assistance dogs. He discusses the unique human-canine bond, his groundbreaking work as a legal witness expert, and his work as a scientific advisor to...

Duration: 00:37:22

Working Like Dogs - Episode 130 Angus the Superbug Dog!

Teresa Zurberg says her two-year old English Springer Spaniel Angus’ sense of smell is above and beyond anything we can even comprehend. Listen as she talks with Marcie and Lovey about Angus job at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), where he is a member of the hospital’s Infection Fighting Team. Teresa trained Angus to detect Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a superbug often found in hospitals that attacks people whose immune systems have been weakened by antibiotics. Teresa shares how...

Duration: 00:30:45

Working Like Dogs - Episode 129 Go Fetch Wellness!

Jeff Fink and his psychiatric assistance dog, Earl, talk with Marcie and Lovey about the inspiring animal-assisted therapy work they are doing to support people who are living with mental illness through their organization, Go Fetch Wellness. Jeff talks candidly about his own debilitating battle with depression and anxiety and how his relationship with Earl, a Golden-Retriever, changed his life forever. Jeff’s passion for working with Earl to help others who are struggling with mental...

Duration: 00:36:53

Working Like Dogs - Episode 128 Dr. Bonnie Bergin - The Mother of Mobility Assistance Dogs!

What an honor it is to welcome Dr. Bonnie Bergin to the show! Bonnie has had such an impact on my life and so many others as the original mother of the assistance dog industry! Bonnie shares her amazing journey with us from the moment she had the idea that dogs could assist people with mobility limitations, to establishing the first service dog organization, and to creating the educational institution, the Bergin University of Canine Studies that she leads today. Bonnie is a true pioneer...

Duration: 00:37:10

Working Like Dogs - Episode 127 Volunteer Puppyraisers - Finding Your Bigger Purpose!

Listen in as Emily Zier shares her passion for raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence Emily’s enthusiasm is contagious as she talks about the thrilling moment of receiving an 8-week-old future service dog, the lessons she has the joy of teaching to this young dog over the course of 12-15 months, the incredible gift of ultimately meeting the person with a disability who is placed with the dog she trained, and then starting over with a brand new puppy. Emily answers the...

Duration: 00:34:17

Working Like Dogs - Episode 126 Love is All You Need

Jennifer Arnold, NY Times best-selling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes and Founder and Executive Director of Canine Assistants stops by to talk with Marcie and Lovey about her ground-breaking new book, Love is All You Need: The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog. Jennifer discusses her pioneering bond-based approach and talks in detail about her belief that we can teach dogs to figure out the action we want on their own instead of telling them what to do. She advocates...

Duration: 00:36:31

Working Like Dogs - Episode 125 Envisioning a Humane Economy

Wayne Pacelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States talks with Marcie and Lovey about his best-selling book, The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. He reveals his beliefs about the simple choices we make every day that can be life changing for animals. Wayne explains the rising tide of consciousness toward animals and the business advantages to treating animals humanely. He also shares...

Duration: 00:31:57

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 124 Honoring Canine Excellence!

We love it when working dogs get the recognition they so richly deserve! Gina DiNardo, Vice-President of the American Kennel Club visits with Marcie and Lovey and speaks about the AKC’s recognition of working dogs. Gina discusses the AKC’s newest award, the Paw of Courage. This award recognizes the sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. She also talks about the AKC’s long-standing ACE Awards that annually recognize five loyal, hard-working dogs that...

Duration: 00:27:29

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 123 Hail to The Underdogs!

Best-selling author Melissa Fay Greene drops in for a visit with Marcie and Lovey to discuss her new book, The Underdogs. Melissa shares the story of remarkable founder of 4 Paws for Ability, Karen Shirk, and how the dogs they train continue to change the lives of children and their families living with autism, diabetes, seizures and other disabilities. You’ll experience firsthand Melissa’s genuine passion for the children, parents and dogs and how she brings their stories of unconditional...

Duration: 00:30:58

PetLifeRadio.com - 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....

Duration: 00:22:55

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 120 Celebrating National Guide Dog Month and Natural Balance’s Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe!

Christine Benninger, CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind and David Cooper and Parnelli, one of Natural Balance’s Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe honorees join Marcie and Lovey. They talk about guide dogs and the incredible work these dogs achieve every day to make their human partners who are blind or who have limited vision more independent and active! Christine shares behind the scenes information about how Guide Dogs for the Blind begins the guide dog selection process at the DNA...

Duration: 00:35:07

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 119 The Top Dog is Back in the House!

Marcie and Lovey welcome their good friend Richard Lord, Top Dog at Assistance Dogs Australia and Chair of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) back to the show. Richard shares all the latest information in the assistance dog industry. He talks about the innovative and successful Parents Autism Workshops (PAWS) program and the impact these dogs are having on children with autism and their families in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands. He also gives us the scoop on fake...

Duration: 00:36:05

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 118 Victoria Stilwell - Star of It’s Me or the Dog!

Victoria Stilwell dog trainer, author and television producer, stops by to visit with Marcie and Lovey about her latest projects and her positive approach to dog training. Victoria talks about her new book, The Secret Language of Dogs and her new YouTube series Guardians of the Night about first responder dogs! She shares some great advice about the human-canine relationship, what to do if you encounter an aggressive dog, and other useful tips for dog handlers. Questions or Comments?...

Duration: 00:26:45

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 117 Airport K-9 Wildlife Control Team - Keeping People and Animals Safe on the Runway!

Airport K-9 Piper and his canine handler Brian Edwards join Marcie and Lovey to talk about their important job as a K-9 Wildlife Control Team at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan. Brian shares how he trained border collie Piper for his rewarding job--keeping people and animals safe on the runway. Piper has become quite the K-9 celebrity on Facebook and Instagram, and has been featured on the CBS Evening News! You’ll understand why Piper’s getting so much attention when...

Duration: 00:29:55

PetLifeRadio.com - Working Like Dogs - Episode 116 From Wags to Riches!

Hollywood and Broadway animal trainer, advocate, and author, Bill Berloni makes his debut on Working Like Dogs to talk about his incredible 40-year career of training dogs for both the stage and silver screen! Bill shares his humble beginnings and the story of how he paid $7.00 for a rescue dog from the local animal shelter who would go on to become the famous Sandy in the long-running Broadway production of Annie. Bill’s story and his Discovery Channel reality show will captivate you. The...

Duration: 00:29:21

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