Doggy Dan Podcast Show
Doggy Dan Podcast Show
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Proven Dog And Puppy Training The Kind And Gentle Way By Doggy Dan: Dog Training - Dog and Puppy Trainer, Behaviorist, Speaker, Author
Show 25: Medicinal Cannabis For Dogs: An Expert Guide From America’s Favorite Vet
Medicinal Cannabis For Dogs: An Expert Guide From America’s Favorite Vet Today’s Guest Dr. Gary Richter - America’s Favorite Veterinarian What’s all the fuss about cannabis? Well, where do I start? In today’s podcast Dr. Gary Richter chats with me about all the ways cannabis can HELP our dogs. From helping to cure illnesses, to pain management and anxiety, Dr Gary answers all our questions about what’s in cannabis that helps our dogs, and why it helps! Perhaps you’ve already decided to use cannabis and you’re wondering how to choose and source the right product, maybe you’re overwhelmed by the terminology and conflicting information about the safety of certain components, or you don't know much about it at all but would like to learn more… … then this podcast is for you! If you want to learn more about this miracle plant and how it can help, then tune in to today’s mind-blowing podcast! You’ll Hear About:  [05:30] The components of the cannabis plant and what all the terminology means [07:30] Legal considerations [12:30] Why it’s important for pet professionals to know about cannabis [14:00] If cannabis is safe [18:30] Some of the many ailments where cannabis can help [28:00] How cannabis works in the body [30:30] THC: Helpful or harmful? [32:00] How to choose and source a product [33:20] Why a Certificate of Analysis is important [35:30] What we’re learning about dosing [38:00] The “Entourage Effect” [42:10] When side-effects are good! [43:20] How to find out more about Dr. Gary Richter How You Can Get Involved: Get started with the right nutrition and health information for YOUR beloved furry friend. Read Dr. Gary Richter’s book, The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats. Learn more about what’s going on with cannabis in the veterinary world and support the Veterinary Cannabis Society Where To Get CBD Oil For Your Dog As you’ve heard, it’s all about the quality of the CBD oil out there in the market. Is it Broad Spectrum? Is it Premium Grade? Does it have zero THC? These are really important questions, and I’ve spent a long time researching this. I can now say that the only CBD products for dogs I recommend are the ones I have personally been involved with, right from the growing and sourcing of the hemp to the final manufacturing... Check out my range here: Doggy Dan’s Angel Oil CBD For Dogs Links & Resources Dr. Gary Richter’s veterinary practice: https://holisticvetcare.com Dr. Gary Richter’s website: https://drgaryrichter.com/ The Veterinary Cannabis Society: VCS.pet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petvetexpert/ Education: https://www.veterinarycannabis.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UltimatePetNutrition/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petvetexpert @petvetexpert Twitter - https://twitter.com/petvetexpert   @petvetexpert Doggy Dan’s Angel Oil: 1. Blog Post: https://theonlinedogtrainer.com/cbd-oil-for-senior-dogs/       2. Buy: https://shop.theonlinedogtrainer.com/doggy-dans-angel-oil-cbd-dcc-n Dr. Gary Richter dives deep into cannabis on Dog Cancer Answers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzftS04HJa0 Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on TODT App / iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Oct 28
47 min
Show 24: Pet Food or Pet Fooled? A Look Inside a Questionable Industry
Pet Food or Pet Fooled? A Look Inside a Questionable Industry Today’s Guest Kohl Harrington - Director of Pet Fooled My guest today is the man who BLEW THE LID on the commercial pet food industry with his documentary film, Pet Fooled. Kohl Harrington’s mission is to STOP THE ROT when it comes to our dogs’ health! For the past decade he has been studying the pet food industry, its regulations, and the role of the FDA, in the production and marketing of commercial pet food. He challenges our assumption that, if a food is “regulated” then it must be healthy…. Well, cigarettes are “regulated” but we all know they’re not healthy. Where do the ingredients come from that go into our dog’s food? How are these ingredients defined? For example, if it says “corn” does that mean it has to be “corn” as we eat it, or is it just the cob after the corn is processed off it for human use? Who makes these decisions?  Regulation states that no meat other than that obtained by slaughter may go into the product, but if that’s the case, why does the EUTHANAZIA DRUG keep showing up in pet food? It begs the question: Are the regulations being enforced? For the sake of your pet, and your peace of mind, tune in to today’s eye-opening podcast. Let’s all learn how to make better choices for our dogs! You’ll Hear About:  [02:00] Pet Fooled - the documentary [07:10] What’s really in our commercial dog food [09:00] Where the FDA comes in, and where food labels are misleading us [10:30] How the euthanization drug keeps showing up in pet food [14:00] If pet food is really “balanced” [18:30] Where you can learn more about feeding raw, and what’s going on with the regulations and oversight [23:00] Government decisions and definitions being made in secret from the public [26:15] The power of switching to a raw diet [29:00] How to choose a better food for your dog [32:00] Preservatives that keep pet food “fresh” for 25 years are also making dogs sick [39:30] Considering where our foods, and our dogs’ foods, come from How You Can Get Involved: Sign up to Kohl Harrington’s new course to learn more about this! Join the movement to raise healthy happy dogs, instead of lining the pockets of rich Pet Food executives! Links & Resources Pet Schooled: https://www.petschooled.com/ Facebook: Kohl Harrington: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Public-Figure/Kohl-Harrington-1184165814937440/ Facebook: Pet Fooled: https://www.facebook.com/petfooled YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_97eejXDFT4DttjprX_LKw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petfooled Twitter - Pet Fooled: https://twitter.com/petfooled @PetFooled Pet Fooled Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmHHkcrCFOY Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on TODT App / iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Sep 16
45 min
Show 23: Happy Tails Sanctuary - saving dogs in Mauritius
Show 23: Happy Tails Sanctuary - saving dogs in Mauritius Today’s Guest Nathalie Duthil-Cowham My guest today is a wonderful lady who moved to Mauritius with her husband, David, and started up the Happy Tails Sanctuary from nothing but a piece of land generously donated by a local woman. In today’s podcast Nathalie shares this heartwarming and inspiring story with us. Happy Tails Sanctuary rescues dogs (and some cats!) from poverty, neglect and abuse, and nurses them back to health. As Nathalie says, Happy Tails Sanctuary is “full of love,” and we feel this as she tells us about how happy her pack of 70 dogs are, running about in their large enclosures with a beautiful view of the beach, with their tails in the “happy” position. Nathalie and David also run sterilization campaigns and dog welfare education programs in the community. Amazingly, given the huge numbers of dogs rescued, Happy Tails Sanctuary has only existed for a few years. There is still a lot of work to do and Nathalie and David are looking for dog lovers to help them out. Listen along as we hear how Nathalie’s journey to find happiness in her work turned out to be the dogs’ tale of rags to riches! You’ll Hear About:  [01:30] The lives of dogs in Mauritius and why Nathalie’s work is so important [07:00] How to manage 70 dogs! [12:30] How dogs end up at Happy Tails Sanctuary [17:00] A retirement dream come true [19:00] Where the dogs saved at Happy Tails end up [23:30] How bad it can be for dogs in Mauritius [27:00] The power of the pack [29:30] How Nathalie came to be living her dream [35:00] What else Happy Tails Sanctuary is doing for dogs in the community [37:00] Ways we can all help [39:00] Happy Tails Sanctuary - the very beginning. How You Can Get Involved: Donate or buy a tee-shirt: https://www.happytailssanctuary.com/shop … or better still, study theonlinedogtrainer.com and plan a trip to Mauritius to help out Nathalie and David with their dog packs! Links & Resources Happy Tails Sanctuary: https://www.happytailssanctuary.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytailssanctuarymauritius/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gq_AbOQqi2g8DFuJNcvGQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happy_tails_mauritius/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HTMauritius?lang=en Rescue and recovery of Yoda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdiNMf4FY1o Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on TODT App / iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Aug 19
42 min
Show 22: A Wolf Called Romeo: The Alaskan Wolf Who Loved Dogs
Show 22: A Wolf Called Romeo: The Alaskan Wolf Who Loved Dogs Today’s Guest Nick Jans My guest today is a man known to be the most prolific author and photographer of Alaskan wildlife, landscapes and culture, Nick Jans. But what he’s most well known for is bringing a huge, black, wild wolf called Romeo, into the hearts and minds of people all across the world. This is such a special podcast for me. I’ve always loved the wolves, and what they’ve taught me about our dogs. Chatting with a studier of wolves in the wild, someone who has been up close with them, is a goal I’ve had for a long time — a bucket-list ticker! Nick has spent much of his life in Alaska and had many encounters with the large black wolf known as Romeo. Hear the story of how Romeo interacted with people and became friends with local dogs. Warm your heart as Nick tells us about the first time his labrador, Dakota, met Romeo, and laugh along when Romeo plays just like a dog! You’ll Hear About:  [05:00] Nick’s beginning with the wolves [14:50] How close exactly did Nick get to Romeo? [20:35] How Romeo became friends with Nick’s labrador, Dakota [27:00] How old the human-dog relationship is [29:00] Wolves - the SuperDogs! [33:30] Do wolves play with balls? [24:30] Dances With Wolves - how accurately the wolf-human interaction portrayed in this film [37:00] The special relationship between the Shoshone Indians and the local wolves [38:45] If wolves really are a danger to people [47:35] Romeo’s tragedy How You Can Get Involved: Buy A Wolf Called Romeo from Nick’s website and grab yourself a bargain as he pairs it up with The Giant’s Hand: A Life in Arctic Alaska for just $30! He’ll even personalize the books for you! Keep Romeo’s story in your heart, and use it to remind yourself of how loving and amazing these often misunderstood creatures really are!   Links & Resources Nick Jans: https://nickjans.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Jans-1711864788848160/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A-Wolf-Called-Romeo-1505246469695154 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0DfUiLdzKCuk9UOxlgAmsQ 2 great videos of Nick speaking about Romeo: Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/247411185 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szhc2wEKEJE Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on TODT App / iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Jul 29
59 min
Show 21: Therapy Dogs Healing Addiction - with Dr. Colleen Dell
Show 21: Therapy Dogs Healing Addiction - with Dr. Colleen Dell Today’s Guest Dr. Colleen Dell My guest today is Dr. Colleen Dell, who is a Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and School of Public Health. Dr. Colleen’s recent research projects include the use of therapy dogs to help people with addiction and other mental health issues, and she has worked extensively with some of the most dangerous prison inmates. Dr. Colleen, in her position at One Health and Wellness, founded the Paws Your Stress program, which is offered in partnership with Peer Health and the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program. Amazingly, this program is now being offered online so that these incredible dogs can continue to help those in need, during the COVID-19 pandemic! You’ll Hear About:  [05:30] How the therapy dogs work with prisoners [08:30] How our own energy reflects in dogs’ behaviour with us [11:30] The power of Bond, Trust and Respect (BTR) in all relationships [13:30] Dogs waking people up when they’re having a nightmare [15:00] Dr. Colleen training her own dog, Subie, to be a therapy dog [19:25] The therapy horse who chose his own patients [22:00] Can any dog be a therapy dog? [24:30] How different types of service-dog personalities suit different types of people/patients [29:50] Peanut’s special talent [32:00] One particular condition in people that makes dogs uneasy [35:10] Why dogs should not be in charge   [39:30] The power of your own energy and tone of voice [46:15] More about Colleen Dell and how to get involved How You Can Help Visit the links below to learn more about Dr. Colleen and her Therapy Dog Programs. Tap into the program yourself, or suggest it for a loved one. Also see tips on how you and your dog can help each other through stressful times. Links & Resources Dr. Colleen Dell: http://www.colleendell.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaBelleSubiesAdventures Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAWSYourStress/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCktTwbHipNjEReDp9IahWhQ/videos Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColleenAnneDell Twitter: https://twitter.com/PawsStress Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pawsyourstress/ Watch Dr. Colleen’s great Ted Talk HERE: Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Jul 20
48 min
Show 20: Wolves and Warriors - Combat Vets and Rescued Wolves Healing Each Other
Show 20: Wolves and Warriors - Combat Vets and Rescued Wolves Healing Each Other Today’s Guest Dr Lorin Lindner and Matt Simmons from Wolves and Warriors My guests today are Dr. Lorin Lindner and Matt Simmons of the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC). The Lockwood Animal Rescue Center offers a therapeutic work environment for returning combat veterans, and a forever home to wolves, wolf-dogs, coyotes, horses, parrots and other animals that are no longer able to cope in their natural environment. In their Wolves and Warriors program, veterans care for the wolves and wolf-dogs in the sanctuary, and the relationships that develop often lead to healing from traumas eventuating from combat, or from being injured and unable to cope in their natural habitat - be it the human world, or the wolf world. Often our veterans find it difficult to talk about their own trauma and their own feelings during therapy sessions. Learn how this special partnership with their paired wolf helps them to express themselves through their bonded wolf. You’ll Hear About:  [02:19] The Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC) and the very special reason LARC is not open to the public [10:35] How wolves show the subtle differences between envy and jealousy [14:00] The difference between dominance and aggression [06:00] How Veterans and Wolves are paired up [13:24] Warriors protecting wolves [16:30] The puppy-like behavior of one of the most dominant wolves at LARC [07:00] One interesting way this relationship assists in therapy [19:30] Whether wolf packs are patriarchal or matriarchal [22:00] Significant similarities between dogs and wolves [23:00] The myth that wolves are dangerous to humans [24:45] The sad problem when we try to breed wolf-dogs for pets [27:30] Whether wolves have the range of personality types that dogs do [29:20] Differences between wolves and dogs [31:40] When working with wolves gets scary [35:20] Identifying a connection between a wolf and a veteran [39:30] How YOU can help the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center How You Can Help Right now, an incredibly generous supporter has offered to match all gifts, up to $50,000 to help the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center Fundraiser get through this crisis! That means your vital, emergency donation will be DOUBLED to have twice the impact. Click here before July 31, 2020, to DOUBLE your donation Links & Resources Lockwood Animal Rescue Center: https://lockwoodarc.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LockwoodARC/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wolvesandwarriors/ YouTube: ? Twitter: https://twitter.com/LARCwolves If you’re interested in learning more about the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, check out this video. Watch sneak peeks of Wolves and Warriors HERE Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
Jun 10
43 min
Show 19: The Secrets of Dog DNA Testing: Uncovering Breeds, History and Health Issues, with Adam Boyko from Embark
Show 19: The Secrets of Dog DNA Testing: Uncovering Breeds, History and Health Issues, with Adam Boyko from Embark Today’s Guest Adam Boyko -  Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Embark - Leaders of DNA Testing for Dogs My guest today is Adam Boyko from Embark. Embark is a leading dog DNA testing company, providing dog lovers with detailed analyses of their dogs’ DNA. This process identifies breed makeup and potential genetic health conditions. Embark clients love that their support also contributes to Embark’s ongoing research, done in conjunction with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Powered by a deep love for dogs and a passion for understanding everything about them, Adam Boyko and his brother, Ryan, have spent the last decade learning everything they could about dogs and asking the deeper question like: How did dogs first get humans to fall in love with them?  How did humans and dogs change each other in the years since then? And how can we best care for our furry family members? Ever wondered what dog DNA testing could tell you about your dog? Tune in to hear this fascinating story of where our dogs came from, and what makes them who they are today! You’ll Hear About:  [03:45] What Embark is all about [08:30] What Embark’s DNA testing can tell you about your dog [10:00] The huge number of potential health conditions that Embark can detect  [10:45] How inbreeding could affect your dog  [13:45] The first breed of dog genome sequenced [14:50] Which breeds are the most inbred [16:15] Testing pedigrees [17:20] Variations in inheriting DNA … and is Doggy Dan more Egyptian than English?  [20:37] Intriguing breakthroughs during the Boykos’ research trips [22:00] What we know so far about the evolution of wolves into dogs [24:00] Purposely bred breeds vs naturally occurring breeds [27:00] Is the Dingo a ‘dog’? [29:00] How we ended up with such wide and diverse breeds of dogs [34:30] The breed of dog that sings! [38:30] The rarest and extinct dog breeds [40:00] All sorts of interesting things we can identify in dogs’ genomes [41:30] The surprising strongest genome signal identified across dog breeds [42:40] Who was “Flopsy”? [43:15] What you can learn about YOUR DOG when you use Embark’s DNA testing services - and how it can SAVE YOU MONEY! [45:30] How a dog’s appearance can actually be misleading when trying to guess their breed [46:30] Can breed determine temperament? [49:00] How to get a test done for YOUR dog Special Podcast Only Offer Adam has extended a special offer to all my podcast listeners. For a limited time you can save $30 on a Breed + Health Kit today by using the coupon code DNA30. Click on the link below and discover your dog’s DNA story... Save $30 on my DNA Breed + Health Kit Links & Resources Embark website: https://embarkvet.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbarkVet/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv5RSkcC9YEY-wQjfdqHfTQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/embarkvet Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/embarkvet Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
May 22
51 min
Show 18: Beating Cancer With Healthy Dog Food Recipes, with Ryan Alarid
Show 18: Beating Cancer With Healthy Dog Food Recipes, with Ryan Alarid Today’s Guest RYAN ALARID - Advocate for healthy food for dogs, and author of Real Food for Dogs My guest today is Ryan Alarid, who sadly, like many of us, lost his beloved family dog, Rosie, to cancer. Rosie was struck with frequent seizures that broke his family’s hearts. Her once happy and relaxed loving eyes showed pain, embarrassment and confusion as she deteriorated to the point of losing control of her bladder and falling down frequently. Within 2 years of her diagnosis, after trying various remedies and medications with limited success, it was time to let Rosie go.  Ryan and his family were devastated, but he was also MAD! Why did this happen? What could he have done to prevent it?  This tragedy set Ryan on the path to finding the cause of Rosie’s—and many other dogs’— cancers. Today he shares with us what he learned, and how to potentially almost double your dog’s lifespan, and quality of life. Let’s find out what our dogs REALLY need in their DIETS with Ryan’s Healthy Dog Food Recipe Books You’ll Hear About:  [08:52] Rosie’s sad cancer story [10:45] When it’s time to say goodbye [18:06] Commercial dog food  [18:56] Ryan’s research into kibble [23:50] The Maillard Reaction and its link to cancer [27:57] Wet food [29:40] How to use the Salt ingredient to make an educated guess about the amount of other ingredients in the food [32:30] Feeding dogs meat [34:00] Real Food for Dogs - Recipes [43:30] Spices for dogs [44:26] How expensive is giving your dog Real Food? How much time does it take? [48:04] What about grains, flour and pasta… and garlic? [52:22] Get Ryan’s books for a bargain! Links & Resources Check out Ryan’s Healthy Dog Food Recipe Books where he shares the massive discount for all my TODT listeners. Ryan Alarid and Rosie If you are interested in more about dog food check out this video by Dr Beckerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0lFwdNm_Go For a great resource about exactly what’s in YOUR dog’s food check out Dog Food Advisor Learn more by tuning into the podcast! Thanks for listening—and again, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes / Spotify to get automatic updates. Cheers, ~Doggy Dan
May 6
59 min
Show 17: The Amazing Animal-Human Connection, with Carl Safina
Show 17: The Amazing Animal-Human Connection, with Carl Safina Today’s Guest CARL SAFINA - Ecologist, Author, and Advocate for Planet Earth My guest today is Carl Safina, leading ecologist, author, and advocate for all living things. He’s written numerous insightful books exploring our human relationships with the living world, and how we can make it better. Carl has worked with elephants, whales, macaws, chimpanzees, and even raised a raccoon who showed a similar connection with us that our own pets do!  If you’ve ever wondered if you’re anthropomorphizing your pets (attributing human emotions and feelings to animals) then Carl’s take on this may leave you pleasantly surprised!  Let’s find out what our dogs are REALLY THINKING! You’ll Hear About:  [5:05] How a dog mourned the passing of a family chicken [8:15] The parrot who escaped on the back of a dog [9:30] A dog’s concept of death  [11:38] One dog’s amazing response when a packmate passed. [21:53] Whether dogs dream [24:44] When anthropomorphizing is spot on [26:50] The science of observing an animal’s behavior versus assigning an imagined reason for the behaviour. [31:45] How dogs love [37:28] The indoor raccoon who knew when it was about to put outside. [40:30] How dogs read our subtle and unintentional cues Links & Resources Jack’s behavior when Peanut passed: https://theonlinedogtrainer.com/a-dogs-amazing-ability-to-understand-life-and-death/ Website: https://www.carlsafina.org/  https://www.safinacenter.org/ Facebook:  Carl Safina https://www.facebook.com/CarlSafinaAuthor/ Instagram: @csafina, @safinacenterTwitter: @carlsafina, @safinacenter Youtube: Among Carl’s many informative and intriguing YouTube videos, this Ted Talk is pretty cool:  What Animals are Thinking and Feeling, and Why it Should Matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wkdH_wluhw
Apr 8
49 min
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