26 episodes

I am Chris Onthank, the Canine Master. I am an advocate of everything to do with dogs; sharing info, tips, stories, photos & videos. Follow my blog for an in-depth coverage of dog-related topics including training, health, innovative pet products and general information on how to keep dogs happy, healthy and safe. Join me for practical information and tips on all aspects of dogs and their well-being. Topics will include understanding how a dog thinks and feels, the importance of proper training to develop a confident and happy dog, health information and tips on how to keep your dog healthy, choosing the right puppy for your family and so much more!

Canine Master - Dog training and behavior on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com‪)‬ Chris Onthank

    • Kids & Family

I am Chris Onthank, the Canine Master. I am an advocate of everything to do with dogs; sharing info, tips, stories, photos & videos. Follow my blog for an in-depth coverage of dog-related topics including training, health, innovative pet products and general information on how to keep dogs happy, healthy and safe. Join me for practical information and tips on all aspects of dogs and their well-being. Topics will include understanding how a dog thinks and feels, the importance of proper training to develop a confident and happy dog, health information and tips on how to keep your dog healthy, choosing the right puppy for your family and so much more!

    Canine Master - Episode 26 Traveling With Your Pet

    Canine Master - Episode 26 Traveling With Your Pet

    If you have ever taken a pet with you on a plane, then you have Gayle Martz to thank. Gayle is the creator of the SHERPA BAG for all the different modes of pet travel. Her mission is to change, improve and enrich the travel experience for people and their pets. The love we all share for animals is universal. For some, traveling is difficult. Traveling with a pet becomes an even more difficult situation. Join Chris and Gayle as they discuss how to best travel with your pet providing tips on the importance of planning ahead and how to prepare your pet for his journey.

    • 30 min
    Canine Master - Episode 25 Piglet – The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind Pink Puppy and His Family

    Canine Master - Episode 25 Piglet – The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind Pink Puppy and His Family

    Today’s featured guest is Connecticut veterinarian Dr. Melissa Shapiro. Tune in to hear the story of how she got a a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering. She didn’t hesitate to say, “yes.” Little did she know how that decision would transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace.

    One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household—which included Melissa’s husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After months of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues.

    • 47 min
    Canine Master - Episode 24 One Dog, Two Dogs, Three Dogs or More? What To Consider When Adding Multiple Dogs To Your Family

    Canine Master - Episode 24 One Dog, Two Dogs, Three Dogs or More? What To Consider When Adding Multiple Dogs To Your Family

    We all know that dogs are great. There is almost nothing like the love, loyalty and joy that comes with canine companionship. What is better than a dog? How about two dogs? Or three dogs? What about more dogs? At some point every pet parent begins to ask themselves that most important of questions… Should I get another dog?

    That is the topic of today’s show. And don’t believe for one second that there is only one right answer. Like many questions when it comes to pet parenting, it all depends. On you. On your home. On your family. On the dogs. Join Canine Master Chris Onthank and Jaimee Kelsey, the Director of Training at Chris’ canine center Dog Gone Smart as they discuss the pros and cons of what to consider when making this decision.

    • 30 min
    Canine Master - Episode 23 Mastering The Dog Urine Marking Behavior

    Canine Master - Episode 23 Mastering The Dog Urine Marking Behavior

    Join Chris as he discusses a destructive and misunderstood canine behavior that has left its mark on households around the world since the first dogs became domesticated... The Canine Master and Jaimee are discussing marking behavior in dogs.

    Listen in as they talk about the instinctual why and - most importantly - the how to control this troublesome and off-putting behavior. Chris goes in-depth on the Canine Master methodology that he developed and offers personal insight into its background and how it can help. Tune in for a master class on marking behavior that will change the relationship you have with your dog.

    • 29 min
    Canine Master - Episode 22 Integrative Veterinarian Medicine And Its Benefits To The Wellness Of Our Companion Animals With Dr. Marty Goldstein

    Canine Master - Episode 22 Integrative Veterinarian Medicine And Its Benefits To The Wellness Of Our Companion Animals With Dr. Marty Goldstein

    Join Chris as he takes you behind the scenes of the new documentary, "The Dog Doc". We’ll talk with Dr. Marty Goldstein of the Smith Ridge Veterinary Center to explore holistic animal care and the impact it can have on pets and their owners. Find out why we’ve seen an increase in cancer diagnoses in our animals and the importance of boosting the immune system. This enlightening conversation bridges traditional medicine and alternative medicine in a sensible way you will be sure to find fascinating. Could this be the future of animal care?

    • 33 min
    Canine Master - Episode 21 Sheepdogs In Ireland

    Canine Master - Episode 21 Sheepdogs In Ireland

    While on vacation in Ireland with his family, Chris is joined by landowner John Davoren of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. Since the age of 16, John has been training dogs to work with both sheep and cattle on his farm. The sheepdog is an integral part of farming culture and is of utmost value when trying to move or direct sheep and cattle across the vast rocky landscape. The use of a small number of well-understood directions enables the sheepdog to complete tasks in half the time it would take several people. This, along with the qualities of loyalty and hard work, make the sheepdog the very best pet a farming family could want. Tune in to this episode to better understand how and why these dogs are chosen, how they are trained and how John is trying to educate the public on the valuable work these dogs do.

    • 22 min

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