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When a 10-year old Sussex spaniel won 'best in show' at Woodminster, the world applauded. After all, if 60 is the new 40 for humans, then 10 is the new 7 for dogs. Author Ted Kerasote contends that we can prolong the lives of our dogs and keep them both sharp and agile by working them physically and mentally, just as we do ourselves. His forthcoming book, "Why Dogs Die Young and What We Can Do About It" charges inbreeding, environmental pollutants, commercial dog foods, and vaccinations as factors which cut short our dogs lives by giving them, among other diseases, cancers.

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Adopted dogs generally arrive with baggage, so one should be prepared and never make an impulsive decision when adopting a rescued or sheltered dog. Of course, it always makes sense to know what you're in for before getting a pup. Kim Saunders, VP of Shelter Outreach and PR for Petfinder.com has written "The Adopted Dog Bible" and on this episode of the Good Dog Podcast, Joanne speaks with her about the kind of up front research that really helps to insure that you make the right decisions. It helps to realistically consider your time and money constraints before you take the leap, as well as the kind of environment and exercise you'll be able to provide for your new family member.

Many factors should be considered when choosing the right breed of dog for your family or personal situation. Dog trainer Laurie Williams, perhaps best known for her role on the CBS reality show "Greatest American Dog", talks about everything from shedding to the need for exercise that set some breeds apart. On this historic presidential inauguration day, we focus on the dogs that the Obamas are considering as well as the issues that should be considered when selected a breed. We also talk about what it's like to be on a Survivor-style television series with a tiny Chihuahua.

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If you do everything by the book, expect that housebreaking your puppy will take at least a few weeks. Generally, according to Pooch Coach Beverly Ulbrich, it can take up to a couple of months to insure that your dog understands where and when to go. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, we learn how to reward appropriate behavior, how to handle mistakes, and how to reinforce what you've taught your puppy or dog.

Imagine the difference it could make to a child giving testimony about her sexual abuse if she could be petting a trained dog. In Seattle, Courthouse Dogs are calming witnesses, reducing stress for defendants and their families, and greeting members of the jury. In this episode of "Good Dog" podcast Courthouse Dogs founder, prosecuting attorney Ellen O'Neill-Stephens, explains how the organization began, how the dogs are trained, and shares inspirational success stories.

When a dog is injured, your first moves should be defensive. On this week's "Good Dog" episode, Dr. Nancy Kay explains the importance of getting a muzzle on an injured dog before attempting to move him. Hear numerous tips and insights on how to handle a medical emergency before you're able to get professional medical attention.

There's a lot of talk about raw food diets being the best way to go for dogs. After all, it's what they eat in the wild. But it's not right for every dog or every dog owner. On this week's "Good Dog" episode, Joanne Greene speaks with Kymythy Schultze, author of “Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats", about canine nutrition and how to determine the best diet for your particular dog.

Caring for a disabled dog takes time and patience but it can provide endless inspiration to both you and others. Vicki Tiernan's dog, Ruby, lost the use of her hind legs, but with the help of a special harness with wheels, she was running on the trails. Vicky's story is just one that appears in the anthology " Almost Perfect – Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them", available for purchase through "Smarter Shopping" on http://gooddogpodcast.com.

Each of us should be our dog's medical advocate, according to Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Kay, author of "Speaking for Spot." We know our dogs best, can read their behaviors, and are best equipped to make health care decisions that will maximize the chances that they'll lead longer, healthier lives. In this episode of "Good Dog," Joanne and Dr. Kay discuss some of the basic medical issues that dogs face and what we as pet owners can do to provide the best possible care.

Many of us love our dogs AND our gardens. But dogs, by nature, like to dig and patrol and engage in behaviors are often unkind to tender plants. There's much that can be done in the planning to insure that your emerging garden is dog friendly and your dog, if you're selecting a breed, is better suited to your mature garden. On this episode of "Good Dog", Joanne Greene speaks with Cheryl Smith, author of "Dog Friendly Gardens; Garden Friendly Dogs" and Cheryl provides lots of information for dog and garden loving listeners.

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The advantages of dog parks are many. They offer opportunities for exercise, play and socialization, both for the dogs and their owners. But not all dogs are cut out for all that freedom and interaction and not all dog parks are safe environments for your dog. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, dog author Cheryl Smith tells us how to evaluate both your dog and the park to determine if there's a match and how to prepare your pup for a great dog park experience.

Under the Dogwise label, Charlene Woodward has published more than 70 books about dogs. On her e-commerce site, Dogwise.com, she sells over 2,000 dog titles, along with hand selected toys, foods and supplements that are recommended by experts. On this episode of "Good Dog", Joanne discusses current trends in the dog world with Woodward and how the role of the dog is changing in American society.

Dogs need play and as your dog's #1 person, you're elected for the job. Dogs play differently than humans which is why we've devoted this episode of "Good Dog" to the ways in which dogs play and how to make most of your games, both for your dog and your relationship with her. Different dogs enjoy different styles and amounts of play so it helps to be able to assess each individual dog. Pat Miller, pet columnist for national dog publications, dog trainer and the author of four books, including "Play With Your Dog" provides tips and insights for keeping your dog engaged and happy.

In her most recent book, "Angel Dogs with a Mission", Linda Anderson shares touching stories about dogs that have served humanity in extraordinary ways. Breeding and training aside, these animals tune in to people and make conscious choices to nurture and heal and, in some cases, save lives. In conversation with host Joanne Greene, Linda talks about a chihuahua police dog, a spaniel who comforted students at Virgina Tech after the shootings, and her dog, Leaf, who helped her husband through critical brain surgery.

Some of us see ourselves as "big dog" people; others of us like nothing more than to have a small dog curled up on our laps. Speculation about what this says about us aside, there are plenty of differences worth noting to keep your small dog safe and feeling secure. On this week's "Good Dog" podcast episode, Joanne Greene explores some of the unique joys and challenges of training and living with small dogs in conversation with dog trainer Kim Moeller.

Sadly, dog fighting is alive and well in the U.S. It's estimated that there are currently 40,000 professional and another 100,000 amateur dog fighters, including children and gang-affiliated teens. The Michael Vick case brought this to national attention and showed that pit bulls are often victimized in this sadistic activity. Kris Crawford, founder of For Pit's Sake, has now launched "Knock Out Dog Fighting". With the help of fighters like Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, she produces public service announcements and visits schools and juvenille detention facilities to break the cycle of violence. In this episode of "Good Dog" podcast, Kris and Anthony speak about dog fighting and their efforts to eradicate it.

Our dogs do not need fancy collars or high end treats. The DO need good veterinary care, training, and quality food. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, Executive Vice President of the ASPCA National Program Office, shares a wealth of information on how to reduce what you spend on your dog and, especially, protect yourself against major expenses down the road. We cover necessary medical care and what you can do at home, why investing in professional training makes sense, and how to save on medicines and supplies.

Helping a dog acclimate to the new smells, sounds, and demands of a baby takes a bit of time and forethought, according to Trish King, Director of Behavior and Training at the Marin Humane Society. There will be many changes in the dog's life; best to begin instituting those changes before the baby arrives on the scene. Listen to this week's "Good Dog" podcast episode for a wealth of information on how to keep baby safe from your well meaning but, perhaps, excitable pup.

Dogs are naturally aggressive. It's in-bred so that they can survive on their own. But aggressive behavior in domestic dogs – toward people or other dogs – isn't exactly desirable. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Kate Knight of Clear Signals Dog Training offers insight and advice on helping dogs to overcome aggressive behavior. Step one, she says, is changing the association in the dog's mind. If, for instance, your dog reacts upon seeing a large dog walking on the opposite side of the street, give him or her a treat every time he sees a large dog. Soon enough, he'll see a large dog and think "great, it's time for a treat!"

There's a language barrier that separates us from our dogs. They don't understand our world and feel that we are their responsibility. That's why they run to the door when someone is approaching and bark when they hear a new sound. Penny Locke is a "dog listener" who helps people to train their dogs to be dogs, freeing them from the anxiety of responsibility. Through simple shifts in behavior, you become the leader of your pack and your dog can relax. She uses no force, no gadgets and no confrontation. Her approach is based on the work of Jan Fennell of Great Britain who studied wolves in the wild to learn about canines. This episode of the "Good Dog" podcast will improve your relationship with your dog forever.

T-touch is a system of gentle, circular movements which, when practiced on animals including dogs, can release tension, activate cells, promote healing and solve a range of behavior challenges. Linda Tellington-Jones developed these techniques 40 years ago and certified practitioners now teach T-Touch all over the world. Learn some simple movements that you can use on your dog today in this episode of "Good Dog" featuring Linda Tellington-Jones.

Dr. Eric Barchus who writes the Vet Blog for Dogster.com has been warning dog owners of the importance of keeping dogs cool in the summer heat. We all know that dogs overheat pretty quickly, but how quickly? Is it reasonable to leave your dog in the car for an hour if it's in the shade and the window is open? Do some breeds overheat more easily than others? Would dipping their paws into cold water help to cool them down quickly? These questions and more are addressed in this issue of "Good Dog" podcast.

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Public complaint about "flexible pet ownership" led to hearings and, now, legislation in Massachusetts banning businesses that rent pets. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Massachusetts Representative Vincent Pedone discusses the issues behind the ban and why so many animal rights activists and veterinarians cared enough to get involved.

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In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Jean Donaldson, director of the Academy of Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA runs through her top ten dog training tips. Expect your dog to act like a dog; make them work for their food; keep the reigns tight, slack off later; preempt bad habits; provide outlets for doggie behavior; avoid guilt trips; play dog sports; offer social interaction; hug your puppy; and enroll in a good training course.

Jean Donaldson is the director of the Academy of Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA and she has a lot to say about the field. Learn what to look for in a trainer and what to avoid. As the author of "The Culture Clash" and "Dogs are from Neptune", Jean provides insight into how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. In this episode of "Good Dog" podcast, Jean and Joanne discuss why dogs eat poop and smell each other's behinds.

For some of us, getting our dog to and from the groomer can be challenging in the midst of a busy workday. For our dogs, it can mean long hours cooped up in a cage, waiting for their turn in the assembly line. Aussie Pet Mobile is a franchise with over 120 mobile pet grooming vans across the U.S., providing full grooming and spa treatments, flea and tick control, plus treatments to reduce shedding, in their customers' driveways. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, we hear from the owner and groomer of Aussie Pet Mobile in Marin County, California and learn valuable grooming tips to keep your dog's coat clean and healthy.

Increasingly, dogs are being introduced in prisons to help inmates care for and train another living being. Larry Carson of "Pen Pals of San Quentin" explains how inmates who work in the fire department there socialize and train rescue dogs to prepare them for adoption. Sophie O'Shaunessy describes how inmates from seven east coast correctional facilities train puppies to become service dogs through the nonprofit organization Puppies Behind Bars. Many of these dogs are being placed with physically and psychologically disabled veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It has been said that the only fault of dogs is that their lives are too short. That's why many of us have wondered if it would ever be possible to create an exact duplicate of our beloved dog. In fact, the technology now exists to clone dogs and on this week's episode of "Good Dog" podcast, we hear from Lou Hawthorne, CEO of BioArts International, a firm that works in tandem with a Korean company to clone dogs. Lou began this quest in an effort to clone his dog Missy, who died in 2002. He now has three perfect clones from Missy's DNA and his company has announced both a contest and a series of online auctions to enable others to do the same. Hear the full story here and enter to win at www.bestfriendsagain.com.

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In every community, there are low income people who share what little food they have with their dogs. For physically and mentally ill people, the support of a pet can mean a world of difference. In San Francisco, and in an increasing number of cities, the nonprofit organization PAWS, Pets Are Wonderful Support, provides pet food, veterinary care, and a host of other support services so that individuals in need can keep their pets. Learn about the range of services provided largely by volunteers and how you can start a similar organization in your own community.

Search and rescue dogs are critical in the days following a disaster as they sniff out survivors under piles of rubble and inform rescue workers. As we see footage of the Chinese and Burmese disasters, it's important to note that there aren't enough canine disaster search teams currently trained in the U.S. should disaster strike. On this week's episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Debra Tosch, Executive Director of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, explains how these dogs work, how they're trained, and how you can help to insure that enough teams are ready to go in the event of a major earthquake, hurricane, tornado or landslide. After listening to this brief, compelling episode, visit http://www.searchdogfoundation.org for more information.

At California's annual Big Dog Parade, in Santa Barbara, the first weekend in June, dog lovers unleash their creativity and proudly flaunt their obsession. Filmmaker Lisa Grossman was so taken by the mania that she went on to make "UNLEASHED", a dogumentary film, that takes viewers behind-the-scenes where dog-owners dream up theatrical floats and outrageous costumes. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Lisa tells us about the contenders who compete for prizes, the incredibly lengths people go to in an effort to showcase their creativity with dogs, and the extraordinary kinship that's on display between people and their pups. One particularly touching story is of a woman and her parapalegic pug who tools around on custom-made wheels. The stories in UNLEASHED take us beyond the parade and into the heart of a nation that has clearly gone to the dogs.

Many of us have troubling memories of being called upon in grade school to read aloud. For some kids, it can be torturous to feel that everyone is listening and judging the performance. But dogs don't judge and they're being used, increasingly, in classrooms and libraries to help young readers gain comfort and, ultimately, develop a stronger attachment to reading. Darlene Blackman coordinates the SHARE a book program at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, California. She works closely with local teachers, reading specialists and librarians to create opportunities for volunteers to bring their trained dogs to children who can benefit from reading to supportive, friendly, furry, nonjudgmental listeners. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, brought to you by Eukanuba, learn how this program evolved, how you can volunteer in this way, and how you can bring a similar program to your community. For more information, Darlene can be reached at [email protected]

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While Bruce Bauer takes Bear home each night, the 7-year old Australian shepherd doesn't belong to him. She's the property of the University of California at Berkeley police department and a valued member of the explosive ordinance team. Bear and her K9 partner Morgan keep the campus safe by regularly sniffing for bombs. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Detective Bauer explains how Bear was rescued and trained for her new career. He says she lives to work and is motivated by the treat she receives, a green rope ball, when she finds one of the sixteen chemicals she's trained to search out.

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If you admit to working full-time, you'll probably have a very tough time adopting a rescue dog or buying a puppy from a reliable breeder. Yet, of course, working people can be responsible dog owners. On this episode of the Good Dog podcast, Beverly Ulbrich, president and founder of The Pooch Coach, talks about the pros and cons of using crates and a combination of a crate and an exercise pen for keeping dogs, and puppies in particular, safe and happy while alone. Ulbrich also provides tips on how to handle a few common behaviors that dogs engage in while alone, such as emptying wastebaskets and unraveling rolls of toilet paper.

This week we're announcing the winner of the CD and book "Through a Dog's Ear – Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion" by Joshua Leeds & Susan Wagner, DVM, MS. If you weren't lucky enough to win, you can purchase this or any other books featured on our podcast at the "Smarter Shopping" page at GoodDogPodcast.com.

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In 1975, T.C. Boyle published his first short story in Esquire Magazine entitled "Heart of A Champion". It was a satirical tale about an exceptionally smart Lassie who has to continually save a particularly pathetic Timmy. Boyle has continued to write about dogs in stories and novels and, in this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, he gives us a preview of his upcoming novel and some stories in a new compilation due out in 2009.

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We all know that dogs have exceptional hearing, but HOW they hear and WHAT they hear is a mystery to most of us. Psychoacoustics expert Joshua Leeds partnered with Veterinary Neurologist Dr. Susan Wagner to create a book and CD entitled "Through a Dog's Ear – Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion" after learning, through extensive research, that certain classical musical had a calming effect on dogs. In this fascinating conversation, Leeds talks about how dogs are affected by the sounds in your home and neighborhood and how their nervous systems are impacted by auditory stimulus. Listeners have the chance to win a free autographed copy of the book, as well as the CD, by entering this episode's contest. Simply click on the "Contest" button at http://www/gooddogpodcast.com.

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There's a lot to know about running with dogs. When she's not designing websites, Susan Knoll runs with her dog and writes a blog about running. In researching the topic, after receiving a request from a "Good Dog" podcast listener, I found an article by Susan that packed a ton of great information plus some infectious warmth and humor. In this episode, Susan talks about which breeds make wonderful running companions, what to do to keep your dog safe and healthy, and how to identify when the distance or surface are too much for your pup.

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Gather a group of dog owners in a room and chances are you'll hearing stories of how dogs understand their owners. Marta Williams, wildlife biologist, environmental scientist and animal communication specialist says that you can practice the skill and become quite adept at intuitive communication. In workshops, consultations, and in her book, "Ask Your Animal- Resolving Behavioral Issues Through Intuitive Communication", Marta provides step by step instruction for honing these skills. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, she shares stories and offers tips on how to get your dog to cooperate and be more receptive to training by using intuitive communication.

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Each year, some 72 million American dogs create about 274 pounds of waste a piece. Most of it ends up in landfills, contributing significant greenhouse gas in the form of methane. Fortunately, there are options that are becoming increasingly practical. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Joanne speaks to Mark Klaiman, co-owner of Pet Camp kennel in SF, who donates his company's dog waste to an off-site plant that converts it into electricity. We also hear from Will Brinton, president of Woods End Laboratories in Maine, about a system they've developed to turn dog waste into power.

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About 800 small dogs, primarily Chihuahuas, were seized from a mobile home in Southern Arizona last week when a woman, responding to an Internet ad to purchase a puppy, became suspicious. Authorities described the living conditions as among the worst they’d ever seen.

Marin Humane Society staff was dispatched to the Tucson area and transported as many dogs as they safely could back to Novato, California.Fifty or more of these tiny pups are in foster homes and more than 300 applications have come in from local families interested in adopting one. The story may have a happy ending, but there's much to learn about preventing this sort of animal abuse and neglect. Kim Snyder, Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services at the Marin Humane Society tells the whole story and provides great information about hoarding, how to avoid puppy mills, and how you can help when crises like these occur.

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Some dogs love to spend hours trying to get the peanut butter out of the Kong. Others would prefer to behead a stuffed cat and tear out the stuffing. For dogs who care, toys play an important role and determining which toys are right for your dog can take a moment of thought. On this week's "Good Dog" podcast, Janet Velenovsky, Training & Behavior Education Manager for Premier Pet Products, tells us all about dog toys and products that can aid in the training process. We demonstrate one such product – the MannersMinder™ remote-controlled reward system – which can be helpful in training a dog not to jump up on guests or beg at the table.

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For most dog owners, shedding is at best an annoyance. For many of us, it’s the bane of our existence. For Sue Hotovec, the hair that her dog sheds is raw material for yarn – the more hair, the better. On this episode of the “Good Dog” podcast, Sue explains how to spin dog hair into yarn, describing the various steps involved, what type of dog hair works best, and what you can make with the yarn. She recommends books that provide a step-by-step guide for dog owners interested in turning the hair their dog sheds into something productive and long lasting.

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