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Raising your paws is the go-to resource for both cat and dog pet parents. Each episode will offer you quick tips, practical solutions and insights from leading authors and experts that will help you increase your skills, feel more in control, save time, and give you the confidence to know what to do, in caring for the furry, four-legged members of your family.

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Raising your paws is the go-to resource for both cat and dog pet parents. Each episode will offer you quick tips, practical solutions and insights from leading authors and experts that will help you increase your skills, feel more in control, save time, and give you the confidence to know what to do, in caring for the furry, four-legged members of your family.

    Top 3 Things To Know About Dogs & Solving Cat Litter Box Problems.

    Top 3 Things To Know About Dogs & Solving Cat Litter Box Problems.

    Get ready to re-count the age of your dog or cat. There is new information about how to figure out your pet’s age in human years See the charts on our blog for this episode to figure out your pets age. 

    Plus, your dog does many things for reasons that are not so obvious to us. Jean Donaldson, author of the book, The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship between Humans and Domestic Dogs shares some of her top 10 list of things known about the true nature of canines that explains their behaviors and how we can help to meet their needs..
    Read about games you can play to burn off your dog’s predatory energy on the blog for this episode. Here's the link: Raising Your Paws Website (http://bit.ly/2AAaxbK)
    Link: Jean Donaldson’s website: Academy for Dog Trainers. (http://bit.ly/2hvgEdx)
    Link: How to order her book The Culture Clash

    Then, you can switch your pet’s food if you need or want to without it causing major stool issues. There are two things you can do to make it easier.  
    And, finally, are you having problems with a cat that is not using its litterbox? If you have more than one cat at home, and there is no medical problem, the issue could be solved by this need-to-know, practical solution.
     
     

    • 32 min
    003 Top 3 Things To Know About Cats & Why Dogs May Repeat Certain Behaviors

    003 Top 3 Things To Know About Cats & Why Dogs May Repeat Certain Behaviors

    There is a simple way to tell if you are feeding your dog too much, that is not about how much the dog weighs. Find out what it is.
    Then, being aware of your cat’s capabilities in this one particular area can make caring and living with your feline, so much easier and better provide for its needs. Pam Johnson – Bennet, a certified cat behavior consultant and author of Cat Wise, Americas Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions (https://www.amazon.com/CatWise-Americas-Favorite-Behavior-Questions/dp/0143129562), tells you this truth about what your cat can do.
    Also, my promised story about the first time I called the poison control hotline about my dog, Rosy. You can hear the first story by listening to episode 1.
    Finally, why your dog may be repeating a particular behavior you find annoying and how to handle it.
    Resources for this Episode:Pam’s Website and ordering her book:    http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/ (https://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/)
    ASPCA Poison Control Hotline Phone number – 888-426-4435.

    You can find full show notes for this episode on our blog  Raising Your Paws (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2017/11/cat-scratching-posts-on-a-need-to-know-basis-podcast-episode-3/).

    • 30 min
    Why Your Dog Loves Playing Tug & Another Need-to-Know Truth About Cats

    Why Your Dog Loves Playing Tug & Another Need-to-Know Truth About Cats

    Your cat’s whiskers and ears indicate its mood, and something they do with their eyes, is considered a show of affection. Dogs clearly let you know when they are nervous or uneasy by doing these two things. We start today’s episode by explaining these signals that help you know how your pets are feeling. See photos of these body language signs on the blog that matches this episode at www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://www.raisingyourpaws.com).
    Then, is it a good idea to play tug of war with your dog? You may have heard a number of different opinions on this matter. Jean Donaldson, a world renowned dog trainer, and the author of the book, The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship between Humans and Domestic Dogs (http://bit.ly/2ABT8jg) shares why playing “tug” is such a beneficial activity.
    Plus, the reasons why (http://bit.ly/2AAaxbK) certain holiday time foods are hazardous to the health of your dogs and cats.
    And, are cats naturally independent and aloof? Pam Johnson-Bennett, the author of the book, Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions (http://amzn.to/2mRv7Cu), offers her second truth to know about your cat’s nature that will improve your relationship with your feline.

    Resources For Episode 4.
    Link to see pictures of the dogs and cats spoken about during pet talk segment (http://bit.ly/2AAaxbK)
    Link to Jean Donaldson’s website (http://bit.ly/2hvgEdx)
    Link to to order Jean Donaldson’s book The Culture Clash
    Link to Pam Johnson-Bennett’s Website (http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/)
    Link to order Pam Johnson-Bennett’s book, Cat Wise. (http://amzn.to/2mRv7Cu)

    • 35 min
    The Biological Reason Your Dog Pulls, How to Stop It & Fulfilling Your Cat’s Primary Need (EP. 5)

    The Biological Reason Your Dog Pulls, How to Stop It & Fulfilling Your Cat’s Primary Need (EP. 5)

    Does your dog pull you down the street every time you go for a walk - just like Rosy did when I first adopted her? You may be surprised to find out there is a physiological reason that makes your dog want to pull on its leash. Find out what is it and what you can do to reduce the pulling.
    Then, in this third and final segment of my interview with Pam Johnson Bennett, a leading animal behavior consultant, you’ll hear ways to enrich your cat’s indoor life which is crucial for their mental and physical well-being.
    Also, if you have a sporting or high energy dog, this simple exercise to do together,  provides a great workout for your canine, plus a handy tip to keep your active dog hydrated without overdoing it.

    Resources for Episode 5.
    Visit http://raisingyourpaws.com/ (http://raisingyourpaws.com/) to see photos of Rosy wearing her harness, more information about front clipping harnesses and the full show notes.
    The link to Pam Johnson- Bennett’s website where you can also order her books. (http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/)
     

    • 23 min
    Why Dogs Can Walk Barefoot In Snow & The Dog Hit By A Car! One Family's Story of Trauma and Triumph

    Why Dogs Can Walk Barefoot In Snow & The Dog Hit By A Car! One Family's Story of Trauma and Triumph

    There is a special adaptation in medium and large breed dogs feet that allows them to walk on snow and ice in the winter in comfort. Find out about the trait that they inherited from their ancestors, the wolves.

    Then, listen to the true story of one family’s experience when their puppy pulled away from their 11 year old son, and was hit by a car – in front of the boy. A story of trauma and triumph.
    Plus, a pet first aid tip for what NOT to do if your cat gets into the holiday package’s wrappings.
    Resources for this episode.
    Check out our blog that compliments the podcast with the full show notes at www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://www.raisingyourpaws.com/).
    Click here for Information about frostbite for dogs and cats (https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/frostbite-in-dogs),
    If you enjoy this podcast please tell a friend. An easy way to subscribe on your computer or tablet so you won’t miss an episode is by going to our website: www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://www.raisingyourpaws.com/)

    • 29 min
    The Meaning of Those Sounds Your Cat Makes And Why It’s So Important to Socialize Your Puppy (EP. 7)

    The Meaning of Those Sounds Your Cat Makes And Why It’s So Important to Socialize Your Puppy (EP. 7)

    Your cat makes all sorts of different vocalizations and does a pretty good job of communicating its message but for those of us who don’t talk cat, they can be confounding. Hear some examples and find out what those silly sounds mean.
    Then, during the first three months of your puppy’s life, the experiences it has, will greatly determine its ability to get along well with both people and other dogs. Find out the fun and easy things you’ve GOTTA   do to ensure your dog has every chance to become a confident, socially well- adjusted adult.
    Resources for the episodeCat sound effects by Soundsnap
    Click here to find the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) position on puppy socialization and vaccinations. (https://web.archive.org/web/20130325162025/http://avsabonline.org/resources/position-statements)
    Click here for the article by Dr. Anderson about his belief that Puppy Vaccination and Early Socialization Should go together. (http://www.trainyourdogmonth.com/members/handouts/APDT_TYDMRKLetter.pdf)

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Nicki Dubin ,

First Rate

Enjoyed the informative manner and the enthusiastic nature of the host Susan Frank. I would imagine that any pet owner could find valuable info here

ocean_blu ,

Outstanding insight and advice

Wow, I had no idea how much my behavior influences my pets. I'm so grateful to host Susan for continually pointing out how simple changes on my part can result in huge positive changes in my furry friends, i.e. what to do about warning barks.

Also, love the guests and their insights that Susan brings to the show. Thanks! :-)

Im a hamster ,

Best ever for pet owners.

I love this podcast. Its got lots of fun and helpful information for me. I own dogs and a cat. I hear things I didnt know and there's always something unusal to learn. Good stories too! And the matching blog is really helpful. Cute photos.

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