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Benefits of Leather Dog Collars vs Other Materials

Selecting a dog collar for your dog is an important decision you have to make…

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Why Leash Reactivity Isn’t a Sign of a “Bad” Dog – And How Positive Training Can Help

Does your pet lunge, bark or growl at other dogs when on a leash? Or…

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Understanding the Difference Between Emotional Support and Service Dogs

Throughout history,  dogs have been put to work next to their two-legged companions.  They have…

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Therapy Dogs – Carol Lea Benjamin on the Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

Carol Lea Benjamin is the award-winning author of 9 books about dog behavior and training,…

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Urban Shamanism – Keith Varnum 2 Part talk on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

A vibrant filmmaker in college, at the tender age of 19, Keith Varnum went totally…

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Holistic Vet Care – Dr. Richard Pitcairn on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

Dr. Richard Pitcairn is THE Guru of modern veterinary Homeopathy in the Western Hemisphere.  Since…

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Positive Dog Training Tips – Pam Dennison on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

Pam Dennison is the author of the best dog training book: The Complete Idiots Guide…

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Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours with David Blank and Val Heart

Have you ever wanted to take your pet with you on an adventure? David specializes…

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Introduction to Ayurveda for Pets with guest Hetal Sheth

My Guest is Hetal Sheth, a Silicon Valley techie turned animal advocate. Since founding her…

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TEDx Talk – Animals Are Smarter Than You Think

Have you ever felt like your animal was trying to tell you something? If your…

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Dogs & Leadership – The Accidental Guru Radio with Dov Baron on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

What Can Dogs Teach Us About Leadership?   Listen and find out in this entertaining…

Creative Dog Training – Margaret Davis on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

Today we’re talking with renowned Birmingham dog trainer Margaret Davis. Margaret has spent pretty much…

Australian Animals – Jennifer Monahan on The Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

Jennifer Monahan grew up in Washington, D.C. and the suburbs of Maryland.  Throughout her life…

Healing Dogs Through Meditation – Jim Jacobson on the Real Dr. Doolittle Show™

James Jacobson is not a dog whisperer or an animal behaviorist. He’s not an over-barking,…

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