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Episode 59 - Vaccinating your dog and Doorbell manners

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Released Sat February 9, 2008
Length: 0:55:58
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Vaccinating your dog

Every time you have a discussion with your veterinarian, you must talk about - or your veterinarian should be appreciating - what is the risk factor here for this patient? Every dog cannot be looked at in the same way.

 - Dr Paula Terifaj

Paula Terifaj is a holistic veterinarian with lots of sound and relevant advice for dog owners. In this interview you can hear her advice about vaccinating your dog.
Paula talks about what you really need to vaccinate your dog against, and has some surprising news concerning when and how often those shots should occur. If you've been having your dog routinely vaccinated every year, you may well be shocked by what Paula has to say. Paula's advice is based on her own years of experience in practice as well as current guidance from the American Animal Hospital Association.
At her website, Paula has some useful advice booklets available.


Doorbell Manners

They make little signs, and they'll put them on their front door, and it says, "We're trying to teach our dog better door manners - please be patient."

 - Dawn Antoniak Mitchell

Does your dog run to the door every time the doorbell sounds? Does he give your visitors an enthusiastic greeting - whether they want it or not? Do you want to know how to have him behave properly in these situations? Well DogCast Radio listener

Ayeshah has just this problem with her dog, and contacted us for some help.
Dawn Antoniak Mitchell is co owner of the Bonafide Dog Academy LLC, and has offered courses tailored to owners wishing to give their dogs better doorbell manners.
Hear how to go about training your dog to behave when guests call. Dawn has some great advice - not just on how to train, but also on how to make it less stressful. That sounds good to us!

Listener feedback

DogCast Radio listener Chris got in touch to tell us what she thinks about the show, and also to share a tip she has to make walking your dog easier.
She enjoyed our feature on rescue dogs, especially Millie, the rescue St. Bernard, whose owner preferred to think of as a "lucky find".

Buddy's Diary

In Buddy's Diary, Buddy has noticed something about Star. This indefatigable little white fluffball has finally found a dog she is frightened of- in fact a whole breed? Listen to find out more.

News

In the DogCast Radio News, Kate and Nick bring you tales of how dog owner "down under" are having to find greener ways to scoop the poop, how a Norwegian dog fell foul of New Year's celebrations, and how one dog protected his owner, while another owner protected her dog.
Plus we take a look at some new breeds competing for the first time at the Westminster Dog Show in New York, USA.

Other items

Host Julie is intrigued by the methods some dogs use to communicate, and our quotes between features are themed with love in mind. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so tell your dog you love him.

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