48 episodes

Hugs & belly rubs from your best “Dog Mom Friend.” Sharing heart-centered conversations of all the ways the love of a dog can change our lives - personally, professionally or both! Dogs can show up as healers, teachers and inspirations in our lives. We’re the people who love our dogs as much as you do.

Believe in Dog Believe in Dog with Erin Scott

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Hugs & belly rubs from your best “Dog Mom Friend.” Sharing heart-centered conversations of all the ways the love of a dog can change our lives - personally, professionally or both! Dogs can show up as healers, teachers and inspirations in our lives. We’re the people who love our dogs as much as you do.

    How To Do Sport Search & Rescue With Your Dog with Melissa Stagnaro

    How To Do Sport Search & Rescue With Your Dog with Melissa Stagnaro

    If you can name a Dog Sport, Melissa Stagnaro has most likely tried it at some point over the past 20 years.  And today we’re so fortunate to have Melissa sharing tips and insight from her years of experience.  I loved her canine enrichment idea for dogs recovering from an injury!

    But did you know that you can learn the sport of Search & Rescue?  If you’ve ever wanted your dog to learn how to find someone in the woods or track a scent trail, there’s a sport for that! 

    Commonly referred to as “RH,” the dog sport of Search & Rescue is open to dogs of all ages, breeds and backgrounds.

    Melissa shares with us all about RH and how to get your dog started.  I’m always curious how to start teaching your dog these more advanced skills and Melissa gives us a great breakdown of how to approach training sessions.

    Plus, I got to meet Melissa and many other Search & Rescue competitors at a recent Mock Trial and I’m sharing everything I learned at the event.

     

    Find Links, Show Notes & Photos at:
    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode48


     

    Episode Sponsored By:
    Hugs & Belly Rubs Dog Health Journal: https://www.hugsandbellyrubs.com/doghealthjournal

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Water Rescue Dogs with Lynne Cox

    Water Rescue Dogs with Lynne Cox

    While Lynne Cox is known to the world as an elite world-class swimmer who’s set open-water swimming records all over the world, she is also someone whose life has been shaped by the love of dogs and the lessons she has learned from dogs.

    When Lynne found out there was a school in Italy that trains water rescue dogs to jump out of boats and helicopters to save people from drowning, her first thought was: I have to go there right now! So Lynne traveled to Italy and was able to learn first-hand about the training process of these elite canine athletes.

    Which brings us to the story of Al, an exuberant Newfoundland with a lust for life who isn’t quite meeting the expectations of the Vice-President of the Italian School for Water Rescue Dogs – or is she? 

    Lynne’s new book, Tales of Al – The Water Rescue Dog – The Making of a Canine Athlete, is a story of dreams, expectations, disappointments and courage. And if you’ve ever felt misunderstood, you might find a piece of yourself in Al’s story.

     

    Find Links, Show Notes & Photos at:

    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode47

     

    Episode Sponsored By:

    Hugs & Belly Rubs Dog Health Journal: https://www.hugsandbellyrubs.com/doghealthjournal

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Everything You Need to Know Before Using CBD with Your Dog with Angela Ardolino

    Everything You Need to Know Before Using CBD with Your Dog with Angela Ardolino

    Angela is a lifelong animal lover who is the founder of CBD Dog Health, as well as the Your Natural Dog Podcast and online store.  Angela also runs a rescue farm with geese, chickens, ducks, pigs and more!  

    As a Pet Cannabis Expert and expert in holistic health for pets, I have so many questions for Angela.

    I’ve been hearing about using CBD – for both pets and people – for the last several years. In fact, my dog Penny takes it for arthritis.  Some people swear that CBD has been a huge help for them or their dog. Some people think it’s snake oil.  I didn’t always know what to believe or how to find a trustworthy product. I’ve had questions. And Angela answers all of them!

    By the end of this episode, you’ll feel confident about how to choose a high-quality CBD product to benefit your dog and understand why CBD is recommended for so many different health issues.

     

    Find Links, Show Notes & Photos at:

    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode46

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Does what we feed our dogs affect their behavior? with Tamara Tokash

    Does what we feed our dogs affect their behavior? with Tamara Tokash

    I know that when I don’t feel good, I’m not always at my best. Some people – like my husband – even get “hangry” when they’re hungry, their blood sugar crashes and affects their mood.  And I’ve learned – usually the hard way – that when I eat junk food, I’ll have that “crash” afterwards when I’m definitely not at 100%.  But what about our dogs?

    Tamara and I discuss what this looks like for our dogs and how what we feed our dogs affects their behavior.

    Tamara joins us bringing her wealth of knowledge and  lifetime of experience about what it means to have a happy, healthy dog in mind, body and spirit.

    Tamara shares her journey with us and how her career taken her from learning about training, obedience, behavior to canine nutrition, health and wellness.  I love the idea of looking at our dogs holistically in this way.

    Tamara also shares the story of Sammy, her rescued laboratory beagle, who is memorialized in the book “Blessed,” the children’s book Tamara wrote in his honor.

     

    Find Links, Show Notes & Photos at:

    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode45

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Children, Trauma & the Healing Power of Dogs with Natalie Keegan

    Children, Trauma & the Healing Power of Dogs with Natalie Keegan

    A lifelong animal lover, Natalie Keegan has created a life she loves by connecting her background in psychology with her passion for dogs.

    After witnessing firsthand, the difference that the love of a dog made in her son’s life, Natalie decided to learn even more about dogs by becoming a dog trainer.

    Seeing the power to connect her professional work with children with her dog training skills, Natalie founded the Kids-4-K9s organization and was awarded a prestigious Open Society Institute fellowship to launch her program in schools.  Kids-4-K9s has a mission to teach compassion in everyday interactions between people and companion animals.

    If you have a high school-aged child in the Baltimore area, they can even learn from Natalie at the Kids-4-K9s Summer Camp at the Baltimore Humane Society.

    In addition to Kids-4-K9s, Natalie  also runs her own dog training business, My Creative K9, and volunteers at local animal shelters in the Baltimore area.  Natalie & her husband also welcome children into their home through Maryland’s foster care system. 

    Find Links, Show Notes & Lots of Awesome Photos at:

    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode44

    Episode Sponsored By:

    Hugs & Belly Rubs Dog Health Journal: https://www.hugsandbellyrubs.com/doghealthjournal

    • 56 min
    Laboratory Dogs Rescued: From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions

    Laboratory Dogs Rescued: From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions

    From leaving New Jersey to start a new life – and a holistic dog boutique –  in Montana to history, science and technology, Ellie and I cover a lot of ground in this episode.

    Ellie’s life was forever changed when she was scrolling on social media one morning and saw a video that shook her to her core. This was a video showing laboratory testing on beagles.  A beagle owner herself, Ellie was horrified and decided she was going to do something about this.

    Now the Dog Mom to two rescued laboratory beagles among the rest of her menagerie, Ellie now adds author to her resume. 

    Ellie’s book, Laboratory Dogs Rescued: From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions, takes a look through the past, the present and the future of the use of animals in research. In the second half of the book, we hear from the organizations rescuing these dogs and many heart-warming stories from the adopters of beagles rescued from laboratories.

    So what can we do about this?  A lot, actually!  Ellie shares many easy things that each of can do right from our phones to help.

    While the topic of laboratory testing on animals may sound like a grim subject, this topic is discussed in a sensitive manner filled with fact-based information and tangible takeaways.

     

    Find Show Notes, Links and Photos at:

    https://believeindogpodcast.com/episodes-1/episode-43

     

    Episode Sponsored By:

    Hugs & Belly Rubs Dog Health Journal: https://www.hugsandbellyrubs.com/doghealthjournal

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

GwenTx ,

Believe in Dog with Erin Scott

Wow! This was great. I so appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share with so many. Can't wait to see what else you want to teach us.

Jodi Burnett ,

Heart Warming Show!

Erin’s love of dogs and general kindness shines through in her podcast episodes. They a packed with actionable information. If you love dogs, this is the podcast for you!

OktoberEve ,

Dogaliscious

Erin's podcast is a great blend of the joy of loving a dog and information, education and resources on being a good dog mom (or dad). She's an excellent story teller and a balanced and informed educator, respectful of the variety of opinions on all areas of caring for dogs and her love for dogs shines through.

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