Working LIke Dogs features pet podcasts about working animals. In this working animal podcast, we cover everything from how to get started as a trainer of working animals or how to acquire a working animal to how to take care of your animal companion. In these podcasts, you will learn what it means to work side by side with an animal. We cover working animals such as service dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, drug dogs, seizure dogs, military dogs, etc. In addition to dogs, we talk about working horses, elephants, pigeons, and the list goes on and on. We discuss topics such as equipment, grooming, nutrition, training, traveling with your working companion, veterinary issues, retirement, and behavior.
Our working animal podcasts include guests in every field of the working animal world. Trainers, handlers, veterinarians, working animal experts, and animal communicators give you the inside scoop on everything you’ve always wanted to know about working animals.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 179 Legendary Dog Show Broadcaster David Frei
David Frei, the expert analyst on NBC’s National Dog Show broadcast every year on Thanksgiving, stops in to chat with Marcie and Lovey about the 2020 show and the upcoming National Dog Show Therapy Dog Symposium at Rowan University. David has been an advocate for service dogs and therapy dogs for decades. His experiences and heartwarming stories are endless! The New York Times called him “…one of the most famous human beings in the dog universe..
Working Like Dogs - Episode 178 Making the Connection – The Clothier Way
International renowned trainer and New York Times best-selling author, Suzanne Clothier visits with Marcie and Lovey about what we can learn from our dogs and how we can better communicate with them. She talks about how to deeply connect with our canine partners through her Relationship Centered Training™ approach. She offers sage advice for people who want to self-train their own service dog and to seasoned guide and service dogs handlers who want to deepen their authentic connection with their canine partners. You won’t want to miss a second of Suzanne’s valuable insights and guidance!
Working Like Dogs - Episode 177 Cutest Working Canine
Kajla, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) explosive detection canine who works at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, and her handler, Penny, along with Lorie Dankers, TSA Spokesperson, joined Marcie and Lovey to talk about Kajla being crowned TSA’s Cutest Canine.
Not only is she cute, but Kajla ranked first in the nation among TSA Passenger Screening Canines for highest daily average time worked, time spent training and screening in the security checkpoint. Penny talks about how she and Kajla work together every day to screen passengers, vehicles and baggage in and around the airport. And, Lorie gives us the scoop about this year’s TSA Cutest Canine Contest and what we can look forward to in next year’s spirited K9 competition!
Working Like Dogs - Episode 176 Caesar the No Drama Llama
Caesar, the celebrity No Drama Llama and his handler, Larry McCool, dropped by for a chat with Marcie and Lovey about the high profile work they’ve been doing at the recent protests in Portland, Oregon and other major gatherings. This 6-year-old Argentine grant champion show llama works tirelessly as a therapy llama and “llamactivist.” Listen in as Larry talks about their adventures and how Caesar offers endless love and emotional-support hugs to everyone he meets.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 175 Guiding Emily
Best-selling author Barbara Hinske stopped by to visit with Marcie and Lovey about her newly released book, Guiding Emily. The first book in her new series about a woman who is blind, Emily Maine, and her guide dog, Garth. Barbara shares how a visit to the Foundation for Blind Children ignited her passion to raise awareness for people who are blind and their guide dogs.
She wants to tell the story of their path to independence and their incredible relationship with their canine partners. Guiding Emily is an uplifting and upbeat view of what could otherwise be viewed as a devastating tragedy. Barbara shares how she embraced the guide dog world to do research for her new book. She also shared what it feels like as an author to have her best-selling book, The Christmas Club, turned into a movie for the Hallmark Channel.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 174 Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars President and Founder Gloria Gilbert Stoga visits with Marcie and Lovey about their extraordinary program that provides service dogs for wounded veterans and first responders as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. Based in the heart of New York City, Puppies Behind Bars works with carefully selected inmates in six prisons throughout New York and New Jersey. Get your tissues ready as Gloria talks about this agile program and the impact these incredible canines have on the inmates who raise them and the veterans and first responders who become their lifelong human partners.