Dog Lovers Unleashed™ - Fetching Your Dog's Best Life
Dog Lovers Unleashed™ - Fetching Your Dog's Best Life
Julie McKinney Miller
Julie McKinney Miller, canine physical therapy specialist, and her guests in various areas of expertise cut through the crap and dig in to no-nonsense actionable strategies to help your dogs feel their best. From proper exercise, fitness, stretching, massage, and canine rehab tips you can use at home…to nutrition, training, grooming, agility and sports, injuries, injury prevention, and health and wellness topics. We also sprinkle in some feel good, happy, inspiring stories that melt all dog lovers’ hearts. Join us!
Lost Dog Series:  Expert Advice On Both Finding And Preventing A Lost Dog - Part 2 - Episode 30
In this episode, I continue talking with a dog finder specialist, Devon Thomas Treadwell, who co-founded a non-profit organization called The Retrievers.  In this part 2, she gives more great information on how to find lost dogs.  We also discuss the dogs that are the biggest flight risks.  And we delve deep into prevention strategies, which is hugely important for all dog lovers because we sure do NOT want to lose one of our precious dogs!  Listen in and learn some valuable information that you hopefully won’t need, but at minimum, you certainly can pass along over the years to many fellow dog parents!
Oct 2
35 min
Lost Dog Series:  Expert Advice On Both Finding And Preventing A Lost Dog - Part 1 - Episode 29
To finish out the series in this episode and the next episode, I talk with a dog finder specialist, Devon Thomas Threadwell, who co-founded a non-profit organization called The Retrievers.  There is a wealth of information contained in these episodes to help dog parents out there find their lost dogs and bring them home safely.  There are valuable tips and things I never knew that we can do to prevent our dogs from ever being lost in the first place, as well.  The discussion of dog behavior and the well-tested strategies shared in these episodes are so interesting.  I hope you find it as interesting, educational and enlightening as I did. 
Sep 18
45 min
Lost Dog Series:  The Story of Beckett - A Dog Parent’s Worst Nightmare & All That Was Learned - Part 2 - Episode 28
In this episode (028), we finish up the story of Beckett and how his parents ended up finding and saving him!  The strategy that works is so counter-intuitive.  I think it’s something that every dog parent should know, just in case.  And if you hear of a dog being lost after listening to this series, then you’ll have great information to pass along that will help in the efforts of bringing that dog home safely.  I’m hoping this helps many dogs and their people...with a strong rippling effect of passing along very important information to help when this tragedy becomes a reality for dog parents out there. 
Sep 4
40 min
Lost Dog Series:  The Story of Beckett - A Dog Parent’s Worst Nightmare & All That Was Learned - Part 1 - Episode 27
In this episode (027), we begin a 4 part podcast series all about lost dogs.  What to do if your dog gets lost, what to do ahead of time with the hope that this never happens to you, because as dedicated dog parents, it's good to be prepared, just in case this horrible nightmare happens.  We start off by sharing a story of a lost dog named Beckett who lives in Iowa.  In parts 1 and 2, I talk with his mom and dad about our shared experience in rescuing Beckett.  It’s a very interesting and eye-opening story with a happy ending, which every dog lover will enjoy. 
Aug 21
51 min
Dogs Can Love Nail Trimming with Stephanie Seger, Part 2 - Episode 026
In this episode (026), I talk with Stephanie Seger (the “Big Dog Mom”) who has become a dog nail trimming expert.  In part 2, we continue talking about tips and strategies we can use to make the nail trimming experience with our dogs more positive and less of a struggle.  And we also discuss a challenge that we all should do and then report the results back to Stephanie!  I can’t wait to find out how all of our dogs respond to this challenge.  It should be interesting! 
Jun 19
36 min
Dogs Can Love Nail Trimming with Stephanie Seger, Part 1 - Episode 025
In this episode (025), I talk with Stephanie Seger (the “Big Dog Mom”) who has become a dog nail trimming expert.  Stephanie teaches dog parents how to get their dogs to actually LOVE having their nails trimmed.  We talk about all things nails, from why it’s so important to keep our dogs’ nails trimmed, to best supplies to have on hand for nail trimming, to tips and strategies we can use to make the experience more positive and less of a struggle.
Jun 5
50 min
Important Dog Habits For The Office And Home with Andrea Giordano - Part 2 - Episode 24
In this episode (024), I finish my talk with Andrea Giordano, a dog trainer who owns a dog training center called Dogs Among Us, LLC in New York.  In addition to her local, hands-on training, Andrea is teaching dog owners online about how to create an ideal workplace environment with your dog, whether that be at an office outside your home or in your home office.  In this Part 2, Andrea shares her picks for the top 3 most important skills that dogs should have to be effective office mates in both offices with other people in them and for those of us who work from home. Since I work at home with my 4 dogs, I personally found this interview to be very helpful in thinking about how to make my work days with my dogs more effective and efficient.  Let’s just say it definitely got my wheels spinning on habits I could teach my dogs. ;-)
May 22
13 min
Important Dog Habits For The Office And Home with Andrea Giordano- Part 1 - Episode 23
In this episode (023), I talk with Andrea Giordano, a dog trainer who owns a dog training center called Dogs Among Us, LLC in New York.  In addition to her local, hands-on training, Andrea is teaching dog owners online about how to create an ideal workplace environment with your dog, whether that be at an office outside your home or in your home office.  Andrea and I dive into an interesting discussion around “obedience” training vs. a more compassionate approach of viewing training as helping our dogs develop good habits and manners. In Part 2 of the interview (episode 024), she also shares her top 3 most important skills dogs should have to be effective office mates in both offices with other people in them and for those of us who work from home.  Since I work at home with my 4 dogs, I personally found this interview to be very helpful in thinking about how to make my work days with my dogs more effective and efficient. Let’s just say it definitely got my wheels spinning on habits I could teach my dogs.
May 8
36 min
Fetching Safely With Your Dog with Julie McKinney Miller - Episode 022
In this episode (022), I share my knowledge as a canine physical therapist on the topic of playing fetch with our dogs safely.  From an exercise physiology standpoint, I talk about the biomechanics involved in the activity of fetching and how to start and build up safely in a manner that will minimize risks of injury.  I address how to implement this for old or deconditioned dogs as well as dogs who have much more conditioning, muscle, and endurance.  While it’s centered around the game of “fetching,” the scoop in this episode really applies to all activities and I think it is very important for dog parents out there to know!  So listen in and enjoy! 
Apr 24
28 min
Parenting Toddlers and Dogs with Michelle Stern - Episode 021
In this episode (021), I talk with Michelle Stern, who is a dog trainer with a background of being both an educator and a mom.  She blends her interests in an incredible way - to teach parents how to create safety and get rid of the chaos that naturally exists when raising both dogs and young children.  We talk about strategies and putting systems in place to ensure that both the dogs and the children are safe and happy. There are so many valuable tips and suggestions offered in this episode.  You just need to listen to it! Also, Michelle offers an online class in which she teaches and supports parents who are raising both dogs and young children. As I state at the end of the podcast, I believe that her class is a MUST for all parents who have dogs and young children co-existing.  What she teaches would have saved the life of my uncle’s daughter. I can’t stress enough just how valuable and important Michelle’s expertise is and how taking her course will definitely reduce the chaos and improve safety, but it may be priceless for some in preventing devastating injuries or worse.  Two thumbs up for Michelle Stern!  
Apr 10
1 hr 13 min
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