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 184 Pure Love!
Carol-Ann Doyle, Paws With a Cause service dog handler, visits with Marcie and Lovey about the joys and realities of being partnered with a service dog. Carol-Ann shares personal stories and experiences about all of her service dogs – Cal, Breeze, and Winnie – and how each of these self-less canines contributes to her quality of life.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 183 Pet Partners and National Therapy Animal Day
Ashley Drew, National Director, Special Events, at Pet Partners drops by to talk with Marcie and Lovey about the fun of becoming a registered Pet Partner volunteer team in the United States or in 15 countries around the world! She announces lots of exciting opportunities for you to join in on the celebration of this year’s National Therapy Animal Day Ashley dishes on the types of animal species that can participate in Pet Partners’ training and creative ways you and your pet can volunteer in your community!
Working Like Dogs - Episode 182 K-9 Officers’ and Memorial Hermann Life Flight®
George Tarver III and Rudy Cabrera stop by to visit with Marcie and Lovey about Houston’s Memorial Hermann Life Flight®’s new K9-Casualty Care Course (K9-CCC) and Transportation Service. This innovative Life Flight program is the first air ambulance service in the United States to provide training, treatment and transportation for injured K9 officers.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 181 Guiding Eyes for the Blind
What a pleasure to visit with Andrea Martine, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from Guiding Eye’s for the Blind based in Yorktown Heights, New York, about the innovative ways they are training canines to support people who are blind and deaf/blind. Andrea’s enthusiasm for her work is infectious as she shares how Guiding Eye’s gets to know each person and their specific needs and how they can match the perfect dog to their needs and interests. Their graduate teams live exhilarating lives as runners, travelers, entrepreneurs and leaders in many fields! Andrea also tells us about her personal journey to become an advanced trainer and how you can you can create your path.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 180 4 Paws for Ability!
Karen Shirk, Founder of 4 Paws for Ability and Ericha Flateau, proud mom of Austin and his 4 Paws for Ability dog, Paris, visit with Marcie and Lovey about 4 Paws for Ability--a leading service dog organization. Karen shares her own personal challenges that led her to creating 4 Paws, an organization that specializes in placing dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing who might otherwise not be able to realize their dream of being partnered with a service dog. Karen also tells us about 4 Paws for Ability’s fortuitous participation in Netflix’s popular documentary, Dogs
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..