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We've all heard about the conditions in puppy mills but were you aware that most pet stores buy their puppies from these sorts of enterprises? On this week's "Good Dog", we hear from Stephanie Shain, director of the Stop Puppy Mills Campaign for the Humane Society of the United States. They've just completed an 8-month investigation and the results are grim.

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Grieving The Death of a Pet
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Our grief upon losing a beloved pet dog is intense because our love, our bond is so strong. In this episode of the "Good Dog" Podcast, Dr. Betty Carmack, Professor of Nursing at USF School of Nursing and author of "Grieving the Death of a Pet" discusses the nature of this loss and how important it is to take the time to grieve. She describes how people memorialize their companion animals and offers ideas for meaningful rituals. What to say or how to help a friend cope with such loss is covered, as is and how to help children before and after losing their pet.

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Choosing to End a Dog's Life
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Many of us agree that it's responsible to end our dogs' lives to save them from pain when there's no hope of recovery. But rarely does the decision to euthanize one's pet come easily. In this week's episode of "Good Dog", Joanne speaks with her veterinarian, Dr. Gary Jones, who compassionately ended Farfel's life, the dog in whose memory "Good Dog" is dedicated. Hear about the decision to euthanize, how it's changed over the years, and what it means to vets.

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Pitbulls & Breed Specific Legislation
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Years ago, Dobermans were the dogs to be feared. Then it was the Rotweiller. Today, pit bulls are in the proverbial dog house with advocates touting the sweetness of the breed and adversaries saying they have no place in our communities. Listen to experts on both sides of the fence discuss the breed and recent moves to legislate against pit bulls. Guests on this episode of the "Good Dog" Podcast include Mary Harwelik of The Real Pit Bull.com, Marcy Setter of Pit Bull Rescue, and Oklahoma State Representative Paul Wesselhoft who, for many years, has been trying to make his constituency safe from pit bulls.

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Your Dog's Nutritional Needs
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Last winter, thousands of dogs and cats became ill with kidney disease after eating tainted pet food. Some pet owners continue to question the safety of commercial brands and wonder if they should be cooking their dog's food at home. On this episode of "Good Dog", we hear from Dr. Sean Delaney, VP of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Dr. Robert Poppenga, a professor of veterinary toxicology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on what's safe to feed our pets, what's in commercial pet food, and how this recent contamination has probably made the industry more vigilent than ever before.

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Traveling with Dogs: The Dog Lover's Companion
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The status of dogs continues to rise in American society and hotels, restaurants, retailers, and municipalities are all responding loud and clear! Many of us want to take our pups along when we travel and in this episode of Good Dog, Maria Goodavage, author of The Dog Lover's Companion to California, (and separate editions for the Bay Area and LA) offers tips and suggestions for great vacations with four legged friends. Hear why Carmel, Mendocino, San Diego, and San Francisco are all great places to travel with dogs.

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World's Ugliest Dog Contest
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The World's Ugliest Dog is not only a site to behold; he's also a Good Will Ambassador for homeless & special needs animals. His owner, Karen Quigley, and other ugly dog parents share their stories on this episode of Good Dog.

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The Legal Rights of Our Dogs
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The U.S. legal system has tended to view dogs as property, not as sentient (or feeling) beings. Attorney Carolyn Matlock is among those trying to change that. As managing editor of Animal Legal Report Services and author of "We've Got Feelings Too", Carolyn monitors and reports on court cases involving dogs. Hear about the gradual changes taking place in this field and win a personalized, autographed copy of Matlock's book on this episode of Good Dog.

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Why Dog Training Classes are Great Date Nights for Us and Our Pups
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Learn why dogs love their walks and how to best handle their annoying behaviors with Dog Trainer extraordinaire, Trish King. In this episode of GOOD DOG, Trish focuses on what happens in dog training classes and why they are great "dates" for you and your dog!

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Living with & Life in the City with a Dog
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City dog owners have very different needs than those who live in suburban and rural areas. How, for instance, does a city dog know that the lobby of the apartment building isn't "outside"? As editor of UrbanHound.com, Laura Cavaluzzo addresses these concerns and provides city-specific information on dog runs, dog parks, pet-friendly getaways and more.

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Michael Hingson on How Teamwork Saved His and His Guide Dog's lives on 9-11
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Roselle was Michael Hingson's 5th guide dog; now retired, she can comfortably rest on her laurels. Michael and his canine companion were on the 73rd floor of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit on 9-11 and, together, they made their way to safety thanks to teamwork and trust. Hear Michael's incredible story and the lessons that apply to all of our lives on "Good Dog".

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The Truth about Animal Shelters
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Not all animal shelters are the same. In this episode of GOOD DOG, Trish King explains the differences between SPCAs, Humane Societies, and the proverbial dog catcher and touches on aggression in dogs.

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Selecting and Socializing Puppies to Keep Everyone Happy At Home
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By 8 weeks, according to Dr. Ian Dunbar, a puppy should be socialized, house trained, chew toy trained, and be able to come, sit and roll over. Choosing the right breed for your family is critical and the most honest people to ask are new puppy owners. This episode of GOOD DOG features great tips on training puppies. Listen for your chance to win a free copy of "Before and After Getting Your Puppy"!

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The Emotional Lives of Dogs From a Scientific Perspective
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Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and cofounder, with Jane Goodall, of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In his book, "The Emotional Lives of Animals" and on this GoodDog podcast, Marc shares stories about the love, compassion, grief, embarrassment, anger and empathy that dogs experience from his years of scientific research.

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Dogs4Diabetics Save Lives
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Never underestimate the canine sense of smell and what dogs can be trained to accomplish. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, we'll hear about dogs who are successfully trained to alert their diabetic masters when the person's glucose is approaching the danger level. Turns out that humans emit a particular odor when their levels drop which dogs can detect. Dogs4Diabetics is a California-based nonprofit organization that is training and placing these dogs with diabetics. The stories that Program Director Carol Edwards shares are amazing!

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Guide Dogs for the Blind
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Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind has been enhancing mobility for qualified individuals by providing partnerships with trained dogs. In this episode of the “Good Dog” podcast, Joanne speaks with Anne Workman of Canine Community Programs about the different breeds they train, the pros and cons of having a guide dog, and how their program works, from conception through training and placement. Guide Dogs is entirely funded by private donation and there are no costs to the person receiving a guide dog. Volunteers are key to the success of this program and you’ll hear about the numerous ways to become involved – from helping to socialize puppies to housing breeders.

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I Got A New Puppy! The Before & After of Bringing it Home with Dr. Ian Dunbar
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Dogs don’t naturally behave the way we want them to behave; they must learn to adjust to a human environment. Dr. Ian Dunbar explains why threats and bribes don’t work with dogs and why it’s most important for dog owners to be clear on the difference between good and bad behavior. This episode includes tips on ensuring that your dog is friendly to people and knows where and when to pee and poop.

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Living With & Socializing Your Dog
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Trish King, CPDT and author of "Parenting Your Dog" joins host Joanne Greene for the inaugural Good Dog podcast. Topics discussed cover study of dog behavior, family dogs, walking, sniffing, naps, how behavior is dictated by breed and more.

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Ever wonder why it's OK to bring your dog to dinner in Paris but not in any American city? There's no federal law prohibiting pets in restaurants and, recently, dining establishments with outdoor seating have been growing increasingly tolerant of our furry friends. Hear all about pet-friendly restaurants in this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast with Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant hosts of the podcast "Stuff You Should Know" and writers/editors at www.howstuffworks.com.

Chloe's Bill, before the Illinois state legislator, would set standards for dog breeding facilities and require pet stores to provide consumers with the full medical history of dogs that are for sale. The ASPCA and Humane Society strongly favor the bill, yet the American Kennel Club (AKC) is among those who feel the bill is unnecessary and too restrictive. Hear both sides of the argument on this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast as Joanne interviews the bill's author, Jordon Matyas, Director of the Illinois Humane Society and Sarah Sprouse, Government Relations Manager of the AKC.

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When a vet recommends a serious and costly medical procedure, it often makes sense to seek a second opinion. How to ask and whom to ask are issues worthy of discussion, which is what we do on this episode of "Good Dog" with veterinarian Dr. Nancy Kay. We also explore when it's appropriate to purchase medical insurance for dogs and how to determine which policy is best for your needs.

Learning to train and care for a dog is a plus for most any child. For inner city kids, rarely if ever exposed to well cared for pets, it's a tremendous opportunity. Lynn Loar, PhD., got a 3-year grant to bring shelter dogs to tough SF neighborhood apartment buildings to teach children to train dogs. The program was a great success and two of the students went on, with Lynn's help, to write and publish a book entitled "Good Dog". Hear the full story on this week's episode of the "Good Dog" podcast.

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In a 35 MPH accident, a 60-pound dog can turn into some 2700 lbs of deadly force, injuring or killing the vehicle's occupants, the dog, or both. And that's not the only reason to invest in and use a pet restraint system while driving around with your dog. When first responders try to access a vehicle that's been in an accident, a frightened dog can make entry difficult; often, the dog jumps out of the car, endangering himself and quite possibly causing another accident. Christina Selter is the founder of BarkBuckleUp, an organization that aims to educate pet owners about the dangers & consequences of letting your dog hang loose while driving. Her website offers reviews of various products and her group is teaming up with Volvo, the automaker currently leading the way in insuring pet safety in their vehicles.

With the cost of vet appointments rising, it sure would be nice to know when it's necessary for the dog to be seen and when the condition is something that you could responsibly treat at home. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Dr. Robert Silver, Chief of Staff and lead veterinarian for Boulder's Natural Animal: An Integrative Wellness Center in Boulder, Colorado, shares safe and effective home remedies that you can try for upset stomachs, diarrhea, and itchy skin in dogs. Of course there are warning signs that indicate when a dog should receive professional treatment, and Dr. Silver describes those as well.

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While training a puppy is far easier than training an older dog, trainer Trish King maintains that you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Trish and Joanne discuss doggie etiquette – the kinds of behaviors that are socially acceptable both to humans and to other dogs. Consistency is the name of the game. If Dad likes to rough-house and Mom can't tolerate wild behavior, it's going to be tough to get the dog to understand what he's supposed to do. With special focus on jumping up on people, Trish offers tips for helping you train your dog to refrain from actions that frighten or alienate others – other dogs as well as humans. Learn how to handle a dog that barks incessantly, particularly at night, and what simple modifications can make a real difference.

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Scientific evidence shows that visiting with animals can lower blood pressure, slow heart rate, and release endorphins. That's why the Delta Society has established standards for animal assisted therapy and has been training people and their pet partners for more than 30 years. Pet partners work in classrooms, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and hospice facilities, bringing joy and and a sense of calm everywhere they go. On this episode of the Good Dog podcast, we hear from Dianne Bell, Progarm Manager of the Pet Partners Program for the Delta Society. Based in Washington state, Dela Society is an international organization. There are many organizations training and coordinating visits for therapy dogs and their owners; Delta Society is one of the first and largest, and was on the forefront of research on how this kind of work can contribute to healing.

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Using a psychological approach from the dog's point of view, Team Canine calls their training Dog-o-logical. Understanding how dogs think allows us to create a mutually respectful and loving partnership with our companions, without need for physical force or intimidation. Understanding your dog through their eyes teaches you to compassionately work together on building a loving, lifelong relationship. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Brad and Tamara Jaffe of Team Canine explain their approach and offer valuable insights into how dogs think, operate and communicate.

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Like children, dogs don't come with instruction manuals. We rely on books, our veterinarians, and one another to help us solve behavior challenges, know the best dog parks, and decide what's best to feed our precious pups. Dogster is an online community for dog people where we can share photos, stories, and talk about just about anything related to dogs. On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Dogster's founder and CEO Ted Rhinegold explains how Dogster got started, what it provides, and how all dog owners can join this very special online community of support.

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It was only a matter of time before some enterprising soul figured out that GPS technology could provide dog owners a new level of protection. With Zoombak on your dog's collar, you'll be alerted by text message or cell phone call if he or she leaves the predesignated "safety zone". Of course your dog should always be on leash when not enclosed in your yard, but things happen. You open your door to a deliver person and the dog might run off to chase a cat down the street. In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, John Cullen, Director of Marketing for Zoombak, explains how their system works and offers one "Good Dog" listener the chance to win a Zoombak, priced at $199. Having spent many years in the pet product industry, Cullen also discusses trends in dog toys and offers his recommendations and a glimpse at some new products that will soon be hitting the market.

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For the first time in nearly 75 years, the bulldog is one of the top 10 most popular breeds in America. According to the American Kennel Club, which has been keeping track of such things since the 1800's, the Labrador Retriever is still the top dog for the 17th straight year. Hear about trends in breed popularity and why tiny dogs, like the Yorkshire Terrier, continue to climb the popularity scale. Lisa Peterson of the AKC talks about preferences in different cities and states and how trends have shifted over the years.

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Most of us know that positive reinforcement is key to training a dog, but we don't often know why training often fails. Dale Stavroff, author of "Let the Dog Decide" offers his take on how dogs learn, operant conditioning, training with covert control and overt positive reinforcement, choosing the right dog, low-stress/high result learning, introducing your dog to the world and much more. Dale's methods emphasize gentleness and fun, both for you and your pup, and this interview is filled with valuable tips for owners and their dogs, both young and old.

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The field of pet photography is exploding and Pet Photographer Lori Cheung, thepetphotographer.com, is riding the wave. Lori captures the essence of a dog's spirit and creates works of art for her clients who have included winners of the Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards. Her style is candid, playful, and exuberant. An everyday moment transforms into an extraordinary one when viewed through Lori’s “third eye,” her camera lens. She specializes in portrait sessions at beaches, parks, homes, vineyards, and other inspiring locations. Using intention and intuition, Lori’s portraits illuminate souls, capture magic, and reveal inner sparkle.
In this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Lori describes how she got into this field and how the rest of us can improve the photos we take of our dogs by paying attention to background, lighting, and camera settings.

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Many children receive dogs at holiday time and in this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Jan Wall, creator of loveyourdog.com, a kid's guide to dog care, offers tips on how to help families adjust to their new pup. Dog ownership can teach children about responsibility, empathy and how to care for another being. There are simple tricks that kids can teach their dogs which helps to empower them in positive ways. Hear about important safety measures, what's reasonable to expect from kids at various ages when it comes to dog care, and how to handle your new puppy. At the end of this episode we announce our recent contest winners and share a few doggie jokes that came in as entries.

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True separation anxiety in dogs is a serious disorder treatable with a combination of behavior modification and, perhaps, medication. The anxiety that many dogs experience when separating from their owners is far easier to handle and, in this episode of "Good Dog", canine trainer and behaviorist Trish King offers tools for helping your pup handle the times when you're not around.

Listeners to this episode of "Good Dog" have a chance to win not only an autographed copy of "Howl" but a full year's subscription to The Bark magazine. Deadline for entries is December 21. 2007. The winner will be announced on the Christmas episode, 2007. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

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Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

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Good Dog Podcast

Naturally, we all want our pets to remain healthy and cancer-free. Yet, the incidence of cancer is on the rise in dogs and the age of onset is creeping lower and lower. Shawn Messonnier is a holistic veterinarian and the author of several books, including "The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventng and Treating Cancer in Dogs". On this episode of the "Good Dog" podcast, Dr. Shawn describes the most commonly seen cancers in dogs and the treatments that are, in many cases, extending time and adding to the quality of the dog's life. He talks about both conventional and complementary therapies and addresses a few prevention techniques that include NOT vaccinating dogs on a annual basis. Dr. Shawn is a regular holistic pet columnist for the Dallas Morning News and hosts "Dr. Shawn – The Natural Vet" on Sirius Satellite's Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Listeners to this episode of "Good Dog" have a chance to win not only an autographed copy of "Howl" but a full year's subscription to The Bark magazine. Deadline for entries is December 21. 2007. The winner will be announced on the Christmas episode, 2007. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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Dogs have always been funny but years ago, dog humor tended to be at the dog's expense. Today, our dogs hold positions of honor in our lives and dog humor has evolved as well. On this episode of "Good Dog", Joanne speaks with Cameron Woo and Claudia Kawczynska, publishers of "The Bark, the magazine of modern dog culture", and authors of the NY Times best-seller "Dog is My Co-Pilot" and, most recently, "Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit". All proceeds from the sale of "Howl" will be donated to animal rescue organizations in the Gulf Coast area of the U.S., still recovering from Hurricane Katrina two years ago.

Listeners to this episode of "Good Dog" have a chance to win not only an autographed copy of "Howl" but a full year's subscription to The Bark magazine. Deadline for entries is December 21. 2007. The winner will be announced on the Christmas episode, 2007. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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The sky's the limit on what you can spend on medical bills for your dog. You could get lucky and have a healthy pet or you could be looking at a stack of bills that far exceed your budget. In Sweden, 49% of pet owners insure their dogs; in England nearly 20% of pets are insured. In the U.S., the number is far smaller. On this week's episode of Good Dog, Joanne speaks with Brian Iannessa of VPI Pet Insurance on the costs and benefits of medical insurance for your dog.

Enter to win a top of the line doggie bed, the "Therma Care" pet bed, made of 100% reclaimed memory foam courtesy of Worldwise. Deadline for entries is December 1. 2007. The winner will be announced on the episode of December 4, 2007. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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Good Dog Podcast

Not every dog lover has the schedule, the space, the budget, or the lifestyle to accommodate owning a dog. That very realization led entrepreneur Marlena Cervantes to launch the successful new business, FlexPetz, offering flexible pet ownership in a growing number of cities. Learn how FlexPetz provides quality lives to well behaved, trained, independent dogs and offers canine companionship to people who would otherwise do without.

Enter to win a top of the line doggie bed, the "Therma Care" pet bed, made of 100% reclaimed memory foam courtesy of Worldwise. Deadline for entries is December 1. 2007. The winner will be announced on the episode of December 4, 2007. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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Listen for your chance to win the grand daddy of dog beds, the "Therma Care" pet bed, made of 100% reclaimed memory foam! Worldwise was started back in 1990, long before "green" had taken on a new meaning. The concept was and is to manufacture environmentally sustainable pet products that work as well or better, look as nice or finer, and cost the same or less than existing products. In this episode of "Good Dog", Worldwise President and CEO Aaron Lamstein explains how recycled plastic bottles are used to create a range of "PoochPlanet" beds, currently sold at 30,000 stores nationwide. Deadline for entries to win the top of the line doggie bed is December 1. 2007. The winner will be announced on the episode of December 4, 2007.

Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected]

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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Cosmetic surgery for humans has become enormously popular and in this episode of Good Dog you'll hear that dogs are getting in on the craze. Gregg Miller is the creator of Neuticles, testicular implants for dogs in the past 12 years, over 100,000 pets have been what Miller describes as "restored." Hear how and why dog owners are choosing to have their pups implanted when or after they're neutered. Miller maintains that it's perfectly safe, humane, and, at least for some, affordable.

There's still one more week to enter to win an autographed copy of "Woman's Best Friend — women writers on the dogs in their lives", edited by Megan McMorris. Simply send you name and mailing address to [email protected] Please send suggestions for future episodes along with photos of your pooch listening to our podcast! We really appreciate feedback on our show. Post a review on iTunes or fill out our listener survey at gooddogpodcast.com

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

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"Woman's Best Friend" is a compilation of essays that celebrate dog moms and their canine companions. Dogs teach us how to happy at the mere site of a loved one, how not to take things personally, how to remember the good & forget the bad, and how to have faith that the sun will come out again. Editor Megan McMorris shares tales of dogs who warm our beds, maintain our sanity, function as personal trainers, and give us a reason to get up each morning. Does the description "Half Buddha – Half Bozo" remind you of a dog you've known?

If you'd like to win an autographed copy of ""Woman's Best Friend – Women Writers on the Dogs in their Lives", send an email with your name and shipping address to [email protected] Deadline for entries is November 12, 2007.

Please click on the Pooch Pix page at GoodDogPodcast.com. We have photos of our dog friends who love the Good Dog Podcast. Send us a digital photo of your dog listening to the Good Dog Podcast on an iPod or you computer, along with the dog's name, your city and state and a caption for the photo. Send it to [email protected]

If you have a question that you'd like answered about your dog, write to us at [email protected]

We'd love your feedback, please fill out our Listener Survey at GoodDogPodcast.com

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