Category Archives: Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

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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4/16 – Happy Day-After Tax Day! (ruff!) Today: SmartMat inventor, leash walking and more!

Check out Andrew Clark’s invention called the SmartMat.  It sends you an alert to tell you when your dog is standing on it…by the door.  I’ll talk with Andrew today to hear his ideas about how this technology can be … Continue reading

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1/5/14 – Surf Dog Ricochet

Encore of my interview years ago with now-famous Surf Dog Ricochet and her handler Judy.  What a long way they’ve come and have done such great things as a team!   www.surfdogricochet.com

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8/7 – Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week with Jeanne Hampl

Talking with Jeanne Hampl, president of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound.   Everything you need to know about service dogs!

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4/24 – Introducing Dr Erica Anderson of Jet City Animal Clinic! Also, Independence Guide Dogs.

Be sure to come by Jet City Animal Clinic’s Open House this Saturday the 27th from 10am-4pm.  So much going on! I’ll be there between 2-4 for a Q&A to answer all your dog training and behavior questions! Also: ~$2500 … Continue reading

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