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The Doodle Kisses Podcast
48 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 43: Doodle Hate
Do I hate doodles? No, but I hate certain things in doodle culture that is hurting dogs and people. This is what I'm chatting about here in response to the claims I'm hating on doodles and I should be more positive on the DK Facebook page. Links:The controversial post — This is the post that inspired this episode.What to look for in a breederSupport the Podcast
54 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Episode 42: Bringing Home Baby
Links:Dogs to Diapers — An online program to help you prepare your doodle for it's new human siblingCarrie's training programSupport the Podcast
72 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 41: Doodles & Busy Parents
It's one thing to be single and train your dogs...free time kind of vanishes once you become a parent. Our guest, Rachel Richards, is a mom of two young kids plus dog mama to 3 American Pit Bull Terriers and an Irish Setter puppy. She is also a groomer and trainer and shares tips for how to manage your dogs when you're a parent. Special Guest: Rachel Richards.Links:Support the Podcast
77 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 40: Salty dog wisdom with Linda Kaim
In this episode we discuss: Puppies and the importance of early learning Why it's not nipping, it's biting Why force and punishment are not what you think they are The importance of teaching dogs to be okay with being handled for grooming and tips where you can learn how to teach your dog How to research and choose a dog breed Why basic obedience sometimes is enough What a "trained" dog means And more Special Guest: Linda Kaim.Links:Lionheart K9 — Linda's training businessLinda's 3 Day Workshop coming this summerSit on the Dog — Description of the exerciseHow to teach a polite greeting — Video demoDoodle puppy body handling — Video demoBuy Linda some coffee ;-) — This is a website where Linda blogs and shares video content and has some paid content -- including, I think, the chocolate doodle puppy grooming info.
41 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Episode 39: [BONUS] Ramblings on Obedience Training
Short update on Milo My thoughts on overall obedience rather than problem fixing
32 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode 38: Kentucky & Derby, doodle reps from Amazon's The Pack
Kentucky is back on the podcast, this time to talk to us about he and Derby's experience on Amazon's new reality competition show, The Pack. Also a guest is Nicole Ellis, trainer that helped get the dogs ready for all the adventurous challenges they faced. She shares some of the behind-the-scenes prep they did to make the traveling and tasks possible for all the canine competitors.Special Guests: Kentucky and Nicole Ellis.Links:The Pack on AmazonDerby's InstagramDerby's websiteTrainer Nicole's WebsiteSupport the Podcast — Help keep this podcast alive!
31 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Episode 37: A service dog story and children's book
Meet Sarah Frey, a young woman with incredible zest for life who deals with several chronic illnesses... and Alice Eloise, her doodle service dog. Sarah shares her story and how her doodle helps her live life to the fullest. Special Guest: Sarah Frey.Links:Alice Eloise's Silver Linings Kickstarter CampaignSarah's websiteSupport the Podcast — Your donation helps this podcast continue!
18 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Episode 36: [BONUS] Doodle Generation Alphabet Soup
F1, F1b, F2 goldendoodles and labradoodles ... what do all these wacky terms mean? In this short and simple bonus episode I explain the alphabet soup of doodle generations. Links:Doodle Genetics VideoSupport the Podcast
57 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Episode 35: Fear, Frustration, and Aggression from a different perspective
When a dog reacts out of fear or frustration--even aggression, things can escalate fast! Some reactions can really interfere with a dog's life and ability to leave the house. Today's guest, trainer Grisha Stewart, specializes in these issues and has created a system called BAT -- Behavior Adjustment Training, and now BAT 2.0. We talk with her about her philosophy and approach to helps dogs readjust to triggers and start to respond from a sense of safety rather than threat. (Puppy Update: I just realized I didn't give a puppy update in the audio intro! Oops. For those who follow DK on Instagram or FB, you can find the news there. For those who only listen to the podcast, my puppy was born in a litter of 8. 4 boys, only one of them brown. So most likely I will end up with a black male. I'm fine with that, but if I get lucky enough to get the brown one, I won't mind at all!)Special Guest: Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP.Sponsored By:Adina Pearson Nutrition: Are you tired of food controlling your life? Can't control yourself around carbs? Feel confused about what, when, or how to eat? Adina Pearson Nutrition can help you restore peace, joy and confidence to your eating. Adina is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating and breaking free from yo-yo dieting. Adina is able to meet with you on a secure, video platform across the United States. Don't spend another day fighting with food and your body. Reach out today to start your journey toward a healthy life free of food worries. You already go to great lengths to take care of your doodle's health, don't forget to invest in _your_ health and happiness too! Links:BAT Overview — An Overview of BAT from Grisha's website.
72 minutes | May 25, 2020
Episode 34: Pet Law & Your Doodle
Anna Morrison-Ricordati is an attorney who practices animal law in Chicago. She shares with us great info on: legal consequences of dog bites veterinary malpractice how pets are handled in divorce situations and more! Special Guest: Anna Morrison-Ricordati .Links:Support the Podcast — Appreciate our podcast? Send us a $ tip! We rely on donations to get these podcasts produced.
69 minutes | May 11, 2020
Episode 33: Accomplished Doodles
Doodles come from breeds that tend to be smart, athletic and love to have a job. Dog sports like obedience, rally, tracking, agility are great ways to harness their energy. In this episode I interview two doodle owners whose dogs have won titles and who regularly compete and train. Get inspired by cool things their labradoodles and aussiedoodles are involved in! Kona and Baci Jigi
54 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Episode 32: Fearful Doodles
Are fearful dogs made or born that way? This is one of the questions we dive into in this episode with Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Lisa Radosta where we discuss fearful dogs. Special Guest: Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB.Sponsored By:Adina Pearson Nutrition: Are you tired of food controlling your life? Can't control yourself around carbs? Feel confused about what, when, or how to eat? Adina Pearson Nutrition can help you restore peace, joy and confidence to your eating. Adina is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating and breaking free from yo-yo dieting. Adina is able to meet with you on a secure, video platform across the United States. Don't spend another day fighting with food and your body. Reach out today to start your journey toward a healthy life free of food worries. You already go to great lengths to take care of your doodle's health, don't forget to invest in _your_ health and happiness too! Links:Florida Veterinary Behavior ServicesDog Nerds — Dr. Radosta's online dog training coursesDr. Radosta's post about getting a puppy during COVID-19 timesFrom Fearful to Free - BOOK — Dr. Radosta's book with ideas for dealing with and managing anxious and fearful behaviors.Behavior articles — The article page Dr. Radosta mentioned that is on her Florida Vet site.
14 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Episode 31: [BONUS] We're getting a puppy!
Yes, it's true. Possibly. I think so. Maybe, for sure. Listen to learn more about what kind of --oodle I'm getting, assuming it happens.
74 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Episode 30: Therapy dogs and coping with a pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic is hitting many of us very hard. I thought it might be helpful to touch base on this topic with four different experts: 1) Therapist and doodle owner, Haica Rosenfeld, and I chat about how she got her first dog (a goldendoodle) and how he helps her in her therapy practice. We both forget words together and talk about basic coping skills to help us manage during this quarantine. 2) Therapist, Cassidy DuHadway, talks to us about coping for parents. 3) Therapist duo, Lori and Rashawn, discuss tips for couples trying to cope together without losing their minds.Links:Support the Podcast — Support the podcast!Haica Rosenfeld's counseling practiceAll about Self-CompassionPurple Sky Counseling (Cassidy)Elevating Relationships with Lori & RashawnGottman's Love Map AppDates you can try at homeCoping with Uncertainty During COVID-19: An International Gottman Trainer Shares Their Perspective
60 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 29: Choosing a Responsible Doodle Breeder
Because goldendoodles, labradoodles and many other -oodles are so popular, it's important to know what to look for when trying to choose a responsible doodle breeder. This is both for your sake--so you have a healthy doodle with a stable temperament--and for the sake of the dogs being bred. It's not enough to simply go with a breeder a friend said is "good." You need to have concrete facts to go on. In this episode, I discuss what those important facts are so you can ask the right questions to find the right breeder for you and make sure you're not shelling out thousands of dollars to a breeder who is not meeting high standards. Correction: In the episode I incorrectly stated the term "puppy lemon laws" when I was referring to state laws concerning minimum age for sale of puppies. Puppy lemon laws have to do with not selling a puppy that's "defective" for lack of a better term and each state has different rules. According to the AKC, "In New Jersey, for instance, the buyer has 14 days to return a puppy deemed “unfit for purchase” by a veterinarian, and six months to return a dog with a hereditary or genetic defect." Links:What to Look for in a Breeder (DK article)Health issues in doodles and appropriate testing — Know the most common health issues for the doodle mix you're interested in so you can best screen breeders to increase the chances you'll get a healthy puppy that turns into a healthy dog. Most diseases don't show up until a dog is past the two year mark. So testing is important.Orthopedic Foundation for Animals — A great place to look up a prospective breeder's dogs to see what testing they've had done. Doodle breeders often don't report their results so you'll find a lot of missing data, but worth looking into. This website also lists important tests for each breed. An invaluable resource!PennHIP website — Learn all about PennHIP testingAn example of impeccable testing (golden retriever) — Want to see what a fully health tested dog's OFA listing looks like? You can't get much better than this for a golden retriever! Notice how often his eyes have been tested. As far as health clearances, this breeder is on top of things!Health issues in Poodles — If you've got a doodle, at least half of its health issues will be passed on from that poodle parent. So it is VITAL to know what the poodle could, potentially, contribute to your dog's health issues. Be informed and ask your breeder about their poodle line and what testing (when testing is an option) they've done to ensure they are not passing on these conditions. Breeder comparison chart — A fabulous chart from the German Shepherd Club of America detailing what distinguishes various types of breeders from one another. Doodle breeders, by default, won't fit all the highest standards because they don't show in conformation or participate in breed sports, but this is still very informative and can help you better distinguish between who to support with your money and who not to support with your money.Australian Labradoodle Association of America — One of three Australian Labradoodle clubs. Each one has their own ideals. For example the ALAA does not require that pups are spayed/neutered before they are sold. Doodle Kisses doesn't endorse any individual club. Looking at the breeder lists in a doodle club is a helpful place to start, but do your due diligence and don't accept club membership as proof a breeder is right for you.Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association — One of three Australian Labradoodle breed clubs. WALA also does not require mandatory spay/neuter on pups before they are sold. Doodle Kisses doesn't endorse any individual club. Looking at the breeder lists in a doodle club is a helpful place to start, but do your due diligence and don't accept club membership as proof a breeder is right for you.Goldendoodle Association of North America — The only goldendoodle breed club in North America -- has a set of standards. Looking at the breeder lists in a doodle club is a helpful place to start, but do your due diligence and don't accept club membership as proof a breeder is right for you. Support the Podcast — This podcast can't survive without your support. If you find this podcast helpful or entertaining, please send us a thank you $ tip. If that's not possible for you at this time, you can help by any of the following: leave a positive review on iTunes, share a link to a favorite episode on social media, suggest the podcast to your friends, subscribe via your favorite podcast app.Which states have a minimum age for the sale of puppies?
52 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Episode 28: Puppy Culture: raising a puppy through the first 12 weeks of its life
While there are many innate temperament traits (nature), we can't discount how a puppy is raised (nurture). 3/4 of the puppy raising job belongs to the breeder and 1/4 of this job belongs to us, the puppy owners. The first 12 weeks of a puppy's life make a lasting impact. It is the critical socialization period that can support a dog toward being a well adjusted and resilient doggy citizen or lead them to be fearful or a bully of a dog. Because it's a team effort, choosing a responsible breeder is crucial and at least as important as understanding what to do once puppy comes home. Our guest, Jane Killion, is a breeder of bull terriers and creator of Puppy Culture: an educational film and program on exactly how to raise puppies during their first 12 weeks. In today's episode you will learn: Why early socialization is so important. What kind of experiences a young puppy need to do well in the world. How many positive contacts with a new experience is necessary for a puppy to form a lifetime of positive association. What to do if a puppy accidentally has a bad experience so you can change their formed association. Why it's important to skip any kind of exposure that you're not confident will go well. Why play dates with one other safe dog are better than big play groups. Why you should be cautious about big puppy playdates. Jane's perspective on the best age for breeders to send puppies home. All about "manding" -- the concept of teaching puppies how to politely ask for what they want and why it's important. The importance of giving your dog a voice early on. And more! Special Guest: Jane Killion.Sponsored By:Adina Pearson Nutrition: Are you tired of food controlling your life? Can't control yourself around carbs? Feel confused about what, when, or how to eat? Adina Pearson Nutrition can help you restore peace, joy and confidence to your eating. Adina is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating and breaking free from yo-yo dieting. Adina is able to meet with you on a secure, video platform across the United States. Don't spend another day fighting with food and your body. Reach out today to start your journey toward a healthy life free of food worries. You already go to great lengths to take care of your doodle's health, don't forget to invest in _your_ health and happiness too! Links:Puppy Culture WebsiteJane's article on socialization during a pandemic — The reality of coronavirus is that many socialization opportunities are gone for now. Jane's article gives great tips on how to manage socialization while maintaining social distance. LIVE broadcast on how to socialize during coronavirus? — Wondering how you can socialize your puppy during the coronavirus pandemic? As a follow up to our article, here is a recording of our live broadcast that talks more about creative solutions to socializing puppies while maintaining social distance. These are trying times, but I also think we're going to learn a lot from this experience that will benefit us now and in the future.Jane's journal article on mandingJane's article on the Neurological Shaping of Neonates and ENS vs SMSFollow Puppy Culture on IGFollow Puppy Culture on FBPuppy Culture Discussion GroupNew Puppy Owner Starter PackWhen Pigs Fly dog training book
68 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 27: Doodles and Puppy Mills
Puppy Mills only care about producing product. They will "produce" whatever breed or mix is popular and sells. This includes any type of doodle: labradoodles, goldendoodles, bernedoodles, and even Australian labradoodles. So it is absolutely critical that you learn how to spot a potential puppy mill or just a breeder that isn't doing things up to par. When journalist Rory Kress realized her own dog came from a puppy mill, she decided to investigate further. With the information she learned she wrote the book: The Doggie in the Window, to expose the truth about puppy mills and the structures and systems that support them. For example, did you know that it's totally legal to breed littermates or parent to offspring!? In this episode we discuss some of her findings like how the rise of factory farming has contributed and the role of the USDA. There's a lot to learn! Special Guest: Rory Kress.Sponsored By:Adina Pearson Nutrition: Are you tired of food controlling your life? Can't control yourself around carbs? Feel confused about what, when, or how to eat? Adina Pearson Nutrition can help you restore peace, joy and confidence to your eating. Adina is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating and breaking free from yo-yo dieting. Adina is able to meet with you on a secure, video platform across the United States. Don't spend another day fighting with food and your body. Reach out today to start your journey toward a healthy life free of food worries. You already go to great lengths to take care of your doodle's health, don't forget to invest in _your_ health and happiness too! Links:Rory Kress' websiteBailing out Benji — Working to end puppy mills through advocacy, education, and research.Join the Brands vs. Doodle discussionHow to Choose a BreederWritten interview with Rory — Written interview with Rory from The Bark magazine.
66 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Episode 26: Josh the Special Needs Doodle
Josh is a spunky mini goldendoodle who is just living his life. He also happens to have cerebellar hypoplasia and over 100K followers on Instagram. I got to spend time chatting with his owner, Kimberly, who, inspired by Josh, has created a nonprofit with a goal of both raising awareness about and rescuing special needs dogs as well as helping humans be more accepting of and kind to each another. We got to talk about her love of doodles, how she met Josh, what makes him special, his challenges, rescue work in general, and the Be Like Josh foundation. Special Guest: Kimberly .Sponsored By:Adina Pearson Nutrition: Are you tired of food controlling your life? Can't control yourself around carbs? Feel confused about what, when, or how to eat? Adina Pearson Nutrition can help you restore peace, joy and confidence to your eating. Adina is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating and breaking free from yo-yo dieting. Adina is able to meet with you on a secure, video platform across the United States. Don't spend another day fighting with food and your body. Reach out today to start your journey toward a healthy life free of food worries. You already go to great lengths to take care of your doodle's health, don't forget to invest in _your_ health and happiness too! Links:Josh the Doodle — Follow Josh on Instagram!The Be Like Josh Foundation — The Be Like Josh foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to celebrating animals with special needs. Not only do they survive, but they thrive and inspire. Through our journey of saving these dogs, we are able to educate people and younger generations, about the beauty of special abilitiesAbout Cerebellar HypoplasiaSean Waters (Kim's Trainer) — FB page for Kim's trainer, Sean WatersFollow Doodle Kisses on FBFollow Doodle Kisses on IGAdina Pearson Nutrition
35 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 25: Cancer Research & the Goldendoodle
One of the breeds at highest risk for developing cancer is the hugely popular Golden Retriever. About 60 percent of all Golden Retrievers will die from cancer – 57 percent of females and 66 percent of males. The two most common types of cancer in this breed are hemangiosarcoma and lymphoma. Why is this relevant to doodle owners? Whatever is common in a golden retriever can be an issue for a goldendoodle. Sadly, a number of our Doodle Kisses members have lost goldendoodles to cancer. Our guest is Dr Kelly Diehl, senior director of science & communication for the Morris Animal Foundation, which is the organization currently conducting The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a $32 Million study, an amazing comprehensive study of GR's through their lifetime. This study is collecting a huge amount of data on GRs: spay/neuter ages, swimming and water temp, how dog was obtained, health conditions, pedigree, exposure to certain environments/chemicals and more! The information collected will hopefully provide a ton of clues into cancer and other health issues that are common to Golden retrievers. Special Guest: Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM.Links:The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study — The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The Study’s purpose is to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Each year, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, the Foundation collects health, environmental and behavioral data on 3,000+ enrolled golden retrievers.Donate to the Golden Retriever Study — Consider a donation to this study to support golden retriever research that will benefit all dogs!Support the Podcast
62 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode 24: Doodles & Kids
Kids & dogs provide some of the cutest moments. But the combo can also be a major liability. For this episode we are discussing doodles & kids with DK member Karen. It's not really a "fun" episode because it's more of a warning on what to watch out for so that your doodle doesn't get displaced. Kids are actually a huge risk factor for dogs and, as Karen mentions on the show, families with kids are the most likely to end up rehoming their doodle. Not because kids or doodles are inherently bad, but because when these two wonderful beings are combined, if you are not prepared a lot can go wrong. If you are new to dogs, new to doodles, or are considering a doodle AND you have or might have kids in the future, this is an important episode to listen to find out how to keep both your kids and dogs safe! Special Guest: Karen from DK.Links:Stop the 77 — 77% of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog. That means that these aren’t crazy, stray, vicious dogs — they’re are OUR pet dogs! This website offers videos to educate kids on how to approach dogs and how to prevent dog bites. Great resource!Do's and Don'ts on How Kids and Dogs Should Interact — Great visual graphics and explanations to help prevent dog bites and teach kids how to interact with dogs.Factors Affecting Behavior and Welfare of Service Dogs for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder — Interestingly, Burrows, Adams, and Millman (2008) studied the impact of autism dogs on the dogs themselves. The authors conducted a series of interviews with members of 11 families who used dogs for their children with ASD. Parents were interviewed at three different time periods – when they were receiving training about their new dog, and every third month for 6 months. The authors reported that generally the dogs were loved and bonded well with all members of the family. However, the dogs were placed under significant stress. Typically, service dogs are trained to bond primarily with the person whom the dog will be helping. One difference between autism dogs and other service dogs is that autism dogs are trained to primarily bond with and take instructions from the parent(s), but must also work with the child with ASD. Families reported that dogs developed a primary relationship with one or both parents, and to a lesser extent, the child with ASD. Only four of the 11 children with ASD showed interest in the dog, with interest defined as petting or initiating any sort of social approach. Thus, dogs seemed to prefer interactions with parents and were more likely to follow their commands. Generally, the children with ASD provided less attention and social contact with the dog than the other family members. Additionally, some of the unique features of ASD (e.g., disrupted sleep schedules, aggression) placed the autism dogs under significant stress. For example, some dogs could not sleep for long periods of time, if the child with ASD went without sleep. Some dogs spent long hours “working” when accompanying a child to school, which inhibited urination and defecation. Some children engaged in aggression towards the dogs, causing dogs to startle and move away from the child. Thus, dogs often received mixed social signals from the child with ASD, but were then still expected to respond appropriately to commands from the parents and bond with the child. Thus, if autism dogs are to be used, the caregivers should consider the physical well-being of the dog as well (e.g., ensure appropriate rest-recovery time, recreational activities).Support the Podcast — Enjoy the podcast? Consider a donation!
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