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Episode 83 - Raising puppies and Justice for Dogs


Released Sat February 14, 2009
Length: 1:00:29
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Raising great puppies

To me that made much more sense; when the mom was ready to allow other dogs close to her puppies, it was fine, and when the puppies were ready to eat they could start eating the same food Mom was eating.
 - Jerrie Wolfe

Jerrie Wolfe is an amazing breeder who allows her dogs the freedom and space to follow their instincts when it comes to bringing up their puppies.

With over thirty years experience of breeding her own dogs, Jerrie has the experience to back up her approach. The puppies she produces are well-balanced and confident, and most importantly they know how to be a dog. They may sound strange, but young dogs need to learn how to read other dogs, how to take correction, and how to deal with dominance.

Puppies need to play with each other, and to learn from older dogs. Jerrie's Cairn Terriers get the opportunity to do all that. They are successful as family pets, and in the show ring.

To find out more about Jerrie and her beautiful dogs visit her Rose Croft website, which includes her article packed with advice on raising pups with great temperaments.

Justice for dogs

Get a DNA profile, and you get your DNA certificate, and then if your dog stands accused of something, you turn round and say, 'Well present the DNA evidence to prove it was my dog.'
 - Ann Harpwood

The law as it relates to dogs can seem incredibly complicated - even to some lawyers apparently!

In the UK Ann Harpwood is the woman to turn to if you find yourself in dog-related trouble with the law. Ann founded Justice for Dogs, which is a charity which aims to provide support for dog owners with problems, especially of a legal nature.

Although Ann is based in the UK much of the advice she has for dog owners is relevant wherever you live, such as how a DNA profile could be helpful, and what forms of identification are really effective?

Ann also talks about some of the requests for help she has dealt with.


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