The Pooch Parenting Podcast is a podcast for parents with dogs. Living with kids and dogs at the same time can feel like a circus - I know because I'm a mom and have lived it too. Join us as we interview a variety of parenting and dog experts, along with parents to discuss topics that will make parenting with dogs easier, safer and less chaotic. Our goal is to empower you to love living with your dog again.
Listener Questions - Kids Walking Dogs & Loose Leash Walking
In this episode, we hear two questions from listeners about walking dogs on leash. In the first question, Karen asks for tips to share with her two children who are helping to walk a small dog belonging to their elderly neighbor. In the second question, Ryan asks for loose leash walking tips for his adolescent dog who is nearing 100 pounds. If you have a question about dogs and kids that you would like me to address in a future episode, please visit: www.speakpipe.com/poochparenting and leave me a voice recording of your question.
Commentary - 3yo Girl Bitten By Fake Service Dog
In this brief episode, I share my thoughts about a recent news story where a 3 yo girl was bitten by a fake service dog in a Texas restaurant. While this a very unpleasant topic, it's worth discussing a simple strategy for how incidents like this can be avoided in the future.
Service Dogs for Families with Kids
In this episode, we talk to Paul Grossart (CPDT-KA) about service dogs for families with children. We also discuss what characteristics make a good service dog and if the family can train their existing pet dog to become a service dog. We keep it real, while acknowledging the additional challenges that parents with children and dogs face.
Teaching Kids to Respect Dogs and Puppies
In this episode of the Pooch Parenting Podcast with Tricia Case, we discuss tips for parents to teach their children to be respectful of dogs and puppies. Tricia is the founder of www.TrilblazingTails.com, a leash and educational content business - all focused on helping parents to communicate better with their kids and dogs. We discuss several incredible resources, such as the book, Doggie Language, by Lili Chin and the Dog Decoder phone app, which help families learn to understand dog body language.
Jessie Leigh - Staying Sane while Parenting an Anxious Dog and Toddler
Mom, Jessie Leigh, discusses her strategies for parenting an anxious dog and toddler at the same time. Much of what she learned came from the book, Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dog) by Lisa J. Edwards. Along her parenting journey, Jessie had to improvise, go with the flow...and even to sacrifice her living space to make room for a pen (for whom? Listen and find out...) At first, she felt alone and inadequate, as many new moms with challenging dogs feel. Fortunately, she now understands that parents often struggle in silence, but help IS available - and parents don't have to improvise alone.
Commentary - Dog Kills Sleeping Baby
When a 2-month old infant was recently killed by the family dog during the night, I felt it was important that we talk candidly about how this could have happened - and more importantly, how it could be avoided. Michelle talks about safe sleep for families with dogs and babies with true compassion, as only a mother can do. While this was avoidable, people don't know what they don't know, and it's up to us to help families learn how to do better so that their babies and dogs are safer and set up to succeed.
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Fantastic tips to help me train my dog!
Thank you for all your great advice! Each podcast teaches me a new lesson to make training so much easier.
Always wonderful advice!
Dogs & Kids
Perfect podcast for families with dogs! The first place where I have been able to come for needed guidance, Michelle is awesome!