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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.

Raising Your Paws- Your resource for dog & cat pet parents NutriSource Pet Foods

    • Kids & Family

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.

    009 The Two Most Important Pet First Aid Techniques To Know & Quick Answers About Your Dog’s Behavior

    009 The Two Most Important Pet First Aid Techniques To Know & Quick Answers About Your Dog’s Behavior

    You just fed your dog, why does it still want to eat garbage off the ground so much and what are they finding out when sniffing another dog’s butt? Hear the short and sweet answers to these common questions and more about some of our dogs more peculiar behaviors.
    Next, Thom Somes, the founder of Pet Tech, the first international training center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats explains the two most important pet first aid techniques you’ll want to know and shares first aid success stories.
    Plus, how to help break your cat’s habit of waking you up in the middle of the night because it wants you to play.
    Resources for this episode.
    Click here to find pet first aid classes in your area and for more information about Pet Tech’s events. (http://www.pettech.net/index.php)
    Winning the give-away.
    Play our fast facts game. Answer this question, “Why do dog’s feet smell like corn chips”?
    Send the answer to susan@raisingyourpaws.com.
    The 8th person to respond will win a coupon for a free bag of any flavor/brand of NutriSource pet food to redeem at your local independent dealer that sells our food. To find the closest store to you, see our dealer directory here. 
    http://www.nutrisourcepetfoods.com/where-to-buy (http://www.nutrisourcepetfoods.com/where-to-buy)

    • 37 min
    010 Dogs Who Help Keep Hotels Free of Bedbugs & The Correct, Safer Way to Greet an Unfamiliar Dog

    010 Dogs Who Help Keep Hotels Free of Bedbugs & The Correct, Safer Way to Greet an Unfamiliar Dog

    When petting an unfamiliar dog, you may not be aware of how you may be threatening it, which can result in getting bit. I’ll explain the one thing NEVER to do and then tell you the correct, safer way for you and your children to meet a new dog.
    Next, detection dogs, use their remarkable smelling abilities to help keep our hotels, schools, and homes trouble free. Dan Hughes, owner of Dogs for Defense (http://www.dogsfordefense.us/), tells you how.
    Plus, do you know how to read your cat’s tail? Its positions can tell you much about its mood and help you avoid getting bit or scratched!
    Resources for this Episode:
    The poster that shows your children how to greet an unfamiliar dog. (http://info.drsophiayin.com/greeting-poster)Dog For Defense Inc. website (http://www.dogsfordefense.us/) The animated video that explains some of your cat’s tail positions (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2018/02/how-to-introduce-your-puppy-to-new-people/).The puppy socialization technique.
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    • 30 min
    011 How Women Can Better Control Their Dogs & How to Solve Barking Problems

    011 How Women Can Better Control Their Dogs & How to Solve Barking Problems

    Not all barking is the same. Different sounding barks communicate different emotions and needs. If you’re trying to reduce the barking, recognizing what your dog is telling you is crucial. I’ll start with one that says your dog is excited.
    Then, why do women sometimes have a harder time getting their dogs to obey them compared to men? Listen as Camilla Gray-Nelson, author of Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training a Woman’s Way (http://lipstickandtheleash.com/), explains the answer and tells you how to get control.
    Next, if your cat is peeing outside its box, it might not like the brand of kitty litter you are buying. I’ll tell you the signs that indicate this may be the issue.
    Resources for this Episode:Source for segment about barking: Barking: The Sound of a Language, by Turid Rugass (https://www.dogwise.com/barking-the-sound-of-a-language/)Camilla Gray-Nelson’s websites:Dairy Dell Doggy Dude Ranch and Training CenterCamilla's Blog: Dog Talk DivaLink to order her book, Lipstick and The LeashFind the full-show notes for this episode at www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2018/03/why-you-dont-have-to-toilet-train-your-cat/)
    Please support this podcast by subscribing and telling your friends.
    To subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode, here is the link:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-your-paws/id1313060210 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-your-paws/id1313060210)

     
     
     

    • 37 min
    012 How to Quiet Your Dog’s Warning Bark & Why Dogs May Not Listen to Some Women

    012 How to Quiet Your Dog’s Warning Bark & Why Dogs May Not Listen to Some Women

    Sometimes, someone has got to step in between others to avoid a fight. It may be your dog that does this. I'll explain this dog signal called "splitting" and reveal how you can use this behavior yourself to calm your dog.
    Plus, just as Superman would lose his powers when exposed to Kryptonite, there are certain things women do around their dogs that can act  like kryptonite and strip their powers away. Camilla Gray-Nelson, dog trainer and author, of Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training a Woman's way (http://lipstickandtheleash.com/), is back for part two of her interview and explains what women, unknowingly do that results in their dogs not listening to them. Once women are aware of what to avoid, they will again be empowered.
    Then, learning to identify your dog's warning bark, and how to effectively respond to it, will increase the chances that your dog will quiet down rather than bark even more.

    Resources for this episode:
    Camilla Gray-Nelson's website.Camilla's blog: Dog Talk Diva.How to order Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training a Woman's way.
    For the full show notes of this episode, and to read this week's blog article: www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2018/03/why-your-dog-may-not-listen-to-you/).
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    • 22 min
    013 Why Dogs Rip their Plush Toys Apart & The Most Important Feeding Rule for Your Cat

    013 Why Dogs Rip their Plush Toys Apart & The Most Important Feeding Rule for Your Cat

    Are you thinking of getting a new puppy or kitten or want a specific breed? Before going to a breeder or a pet store to buy one– there is a really good website to check out first, where you may find exactly what you want by adopting.  I’ll share this great resource.
    Plus, does your dog destroy all those expensive plush toys you buy it, by ripping the stuffing out of them.  There is an actual biologically driven reason for this. Jean Donaldson, world renown dog trainer, explains this behavior and what you can do to save your money, yet still satisfy your dog’s needs.
    Finally, you may be using a method of feeding your cat that can actually contribute to them becoming a finicky eater as well as negatively affecting its health. When you find out what it is, you might want to make a change and start following this beneficial rule about feeding your feline.
    Resources for this episode:
    How to adopt that specific pet you are looking for: Petfinder.com. (https://www.petfinder.com/)
    Jean Donaldson’s website.
    Jean Donaldson’s book: The Culture Clash, A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship between Humans and Domestic Dogs. (https://www.dogwise.com/the-culture-clash/)
    Source for story about the Primary Feeding Rule: The Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier with Norma Eckroate. (http://anitrafrazier.com/)
    For the full show notes of this episode, and to read this week’s blog article: www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2018/04/is-your-cat-a-finicky-eater/).

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    • 19 min
    014 Introducing Your New, Adopted Dog to the Family & Stories from a Dog Handling, Secret Service Agent

    014 Introducing Your New, Adopted Dog to the Family & Stories from a Dog Handling, Secret Service Agent

    Ensure that the initial meetings between your newly adopted dog and your human and canine family members goes well, by following these guidelines.
    Then, Dan Hughes, Co-owner of Dogs for Defense (http://www.dogsfordefense.us/) who works with explosive and narcotic detection dogs, tells stories about when he was a U.S. secret service agent working with dogs as partners.
    Plus, there is something much more effective to do than shouting ” shut up” at your dog that will interrupt and stop its barking. You’ll want to try this technique.

    Resources for this episode:
    Dan Hughes website
    Source for story about how to stop the yelling and the barking: The Other End of The Leash by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. (https://www.amazon.com/Other-End-Leash-What-Around/dp/034544678X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523898306&sr=8-1&keywords=the+other+end+of+the+leash+by+patricia+mcconnell)
    Written list of Steps for introducing the adopted dog to the family and the full show notes for this episode can be found at www.raisingyourpaws.com (http://raisingyourpaws.com/2018/04/worry-about-bedbugs-in-hotels-dogs-to-the-rescue/).
    Please support this podcast by subscribing and telling your friends. To subscribe on iTunes so you can hear each episode-https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-your-paws/id1313060210&ls=1 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-your-paws/id1313060210&ls=1)
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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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