Does our behaviour shape our dog’s behaviour? Expert Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks with dog experts and dog lovers about the connection between humans and dogs and how understanding our own behaviour can help us understand theirs. With heartwarming stories and practical tips, this series will change the way you see your dog and might even change the way you see yourself.
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Giving our dogs purpose. When Berice lost her dog she lost her whole purpose for living. Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks to Dr Peter Higgins, a veterinarian who works for Hope Street - an organisation that helps homeless...
Trusting a dog with your life. Steph Agnew has a rare disease that took her sight from the age of 19. Now she must trust her dog Rocky with her life on a daily basis. Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks with Aaron and Justin...
Cultivating loyalty between you and your dog. We hear from Roxanne who lost her arm while living on the streets and now shares the deepest loyalty with her dog Onyx. Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks with Corporal Mark...
Cultivating unconditional love between us and our and dogs. When Freddy married his boyfriend he knew he also had to have the other love of his life at the wedding, his dog (and best man) Grungle. Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis...
Who rescued who?
Do we rescue dogs or do they rescue us? Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks with Heather Fraser, an Associate Professor at QUT, who has studied the impact that domestic violence has on animals. They discuss the selflessness...
Do we take our dogs for granted? After David suffered a brain haemorrhage, he was grateful for his dog Bridget, who helped him through it. Qualified Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks to Karen Rhodes, founder of the Dog’s Refuge home...
I have huge respect for people that spend their life studying , researching and sharing their knowledge with ordinary people .
Love the podcast !
Excellent insight into the relationship between dogs and people, and what a difference it can make to both. Loving this podcast, very professional, but with lots of feels 🐶
A little disappointed on the narrow view of a dog owner who has anxiety and can pass this on to their dog. With the amount of mental health issues facing our country today, especially anxiety and depression, I am shocked to hear that it is laughed about that it is ‘the owner that needs to seek help’!! What if the purpose of their dog is companionship and assist with the owners anxiety issues?! What if the owner is seeking therapy already??
This totally contradicts the purpose of a dog with the homeless. A large majority of homeless people have a form of mental illness. Instead of laughing about the matter, how about solutions on how to minimise the sharing of anxiety between owner and dog??