Category Archives: Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

12/23 – What about the dog? Experts comment on service dogs for children.

Jeanne Hampl and Darcie Boltz, two experts in the service dog industry, weigh-in about a story that featured a service dog and a child. This brings up some questions about service dog welfare and an opportunity to educate. We all … Continue reading

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9/16 – Courthouse Dogs Foundation and then Vashon Sheepdog Trials Recap

Listen to Julie’s interview with Courthouse Dogs founder Ellen O’Neill-Stephens. It’s been several years since their first interview… Courthouse Dogs has grown so much! Did you know they are providing a dog to the FBI soon? Wow! “The mission of … Continue reading

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3/11/15 – Seattle Dog Show recap (I saw the pig!), Bold Lead Designs, Pawzii and Temple Grandin Reflections

GORGEOUS leashes, collars and harnesses for pet dogs as well as service dogs.  Check ’em out at www.boldleaddesigns.com The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show was a hit!  I got to meet “Amy Trotter” the pig who performed in dog obedience … Continue reading

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12/24/14 – Service Dog Welfare

Today I have my family in the booth with me, with my 12 year old nephew Aidan who shares a special story about his golden retriever, Nova. Then listen to my interview with Jeanne Hampl and Darcie Boltz, two experts … Continue reading

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10/22 – Mutt-i-grees Curriculum – Teaching Kids Empathy and Diversity with Shelter Pets

Great conversation with Christina Capatides of Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Northshore Animal League America teamed up with Yale University to develop a curriculum of 25 lessons that teachers, guidance counselors and librarians can use. Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teaches kids about empathy, compassion and … Continue reading

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8/6/14 – International Assistance Dog Week – Jeanne Hampl

Jam-packed with information about Service Dogs.  Great show! www.assistancedogclub.org

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6/18/14 – Do You Believe in Dog? Julie Hecht and Mia Cobb, hosts of SPARCS 2014 this weekend!

Julie and Mia met at a conference in July of 2012 and have since started an excellent blog, “Do You Believe in Dog?”, where they take turns posting about topics related to their own research, the work of their research … Continue reading

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6/4/14 – SPARCS presenter Simon Gadbois, PhD – Scent detection training and olfaction!

SPARCS Speaker interview – Dr. Simon Gadbois Visit www.caninescience.info to learn more about SPARCS Conference 2014 and how you can listen either in person or via their live streaming. One of my favorite topics to discuss is dogs’ incredible sense … Continue reading

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5/7/14 – “For the Love of Dogs” – documentary about a boy with Aspergers and his passion for dogs

I talk with Heather Gould, Mom of Cory, a boy with Aspergers whose passion for dogs helps him to connect with people socially.  Great conversation! Watch the movie’s trailer here:  http://www.loveofdogsmovie.com   Then an update from a busy weekend of … Continue reading

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4/23/14 – Seattle Pet Expo, Independence Guide Dogs and HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response

Jam-packed show today! First an outline of the Seattle Pet Expo coming up this weekend.  www.seattlepetexpo.com Then I talk with Independence Guide Dogs about their placing of their first two guide dogs and their events coming up. www.igdogs.org Last but … Continue reading

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