Episode 25: Talking air travel w/Brett Snyder, The Cranky Flier

Brett Snyder joins us today! Brett is The Cranky Flier, travel expert, dog dad, and excellent advice-giver on airline travel. Today, Brett and I break down the frequently asked questions about air travel with your dog and discuss the real scoop on service animals. 

Episode 23: Using social media to find a great pet

Join me for this lively conversation with Cynthia Typaldos, Founder of AdoptMe App. This entrepreneur and animal advocate is using social media to empower shelter volunteers and save lives. Check out her inspiring story and follow all the fun adoptable animal stories on Twitter here

 

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Cynthia & Bunny!

Cynthia & Bunny!

Episode 22: Dogs & Kids with Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA!

Welcome back to an AROO favorite- Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA!** Cecilia is back to talk about our most asked about topic. Kids and dogs! How do you add a kiddo (dog) when you already have a dog (kiddo)?! Cecelia shares her expert approach this age-old question. 

Cecilia's blog, The HDDog Blog, is an awesome resource! There are articles about kids and dogs, dog sports, and so many other interesting topics. Warning: you won't be able to stop reading! Here are some great links from our chat!

Cecilia's training with Tesla: http://highdrivedogs.com/blog/2013/07/19/meet-tesla/

Want to check out some High Drive Dogs? You'll find them on Cecilia's Facebook page for High Drive Dogs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hddogs/

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Cecelia & Flash, her puppy love

Cecelia & Flash, her puppy love

Episode 21: Labradoodles and the designer dog debate

While we're on the topic of debates...

Today I'm starting the AROO discussion about a debate going on in the animal world. What is a labradoodle? Goldendoodle? Designer dog? How did these dogs originate? How can consumers assess breeders?

This is a complex topic, so I expect this will be the first of many conversations we have about it. Have an opinion or want to suggest a guest? I want to hear from you! Share those here.

Want to read more?

A Designer Dog-Maker Regrets His Creation

Are doodle dogs worth their price?

The American Kennel Club's opinion on labradoodles

Need a refresher on red flags when choosing a breeder? Listen here 

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This is Darkwing Duck. He's a doodle who needed a new home. 

This is Darkwing Duck. He's a doodle who needed a new home. 

And, thanks to a dedicated owner & Wagaroo's Family2Family program, he found it! 

And, thanks to a dedicated owner & Wagaroo's Family2Family program, he found it! 

Episode 20: Puppy Parenthood. Is it for you?

Are you up for a pup? How do four-legged babies change our day to day routine? Listen here for the scoop!

Want to learn more about life with puppy? Check out this book by respected expert, Ian Dunbar: Before and After Getting a Puppy (note: Neither I nor the podcast receive anything for recommending or linking to this book. I just think it's a good resource for new puppy owners!) 

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Elena's Puppy Law: The cuter the puppy, the less it sleeps. Zzzzzzz......

Elena's Puppy Law: The cuter the puppy, the less it sleeps. Zzzzzzz......

Episode 19: Off-leash doggie daycare with Sterling Chu

It's officially a trend. Doggie daycare that transports your pup for a day at the beach or the trails? All while off-leash frolicking with four-legged friends? Sounds great to me! But is it great for our dogs? Sterling Chu of Movin' Mutts Canine Care breaks it down for us.  

Meet Sterling Chu:

Sterling's interest in working and connecting with animals started as soon as she was born. From a young age she has been riding horses, and working with dogs and other animals. At a very young age of three she was bucked off her first pony, and was nipped on the lips kissing a dog goodbye, but that never stopped her passion. For many years Sterling has spent time living on ranches, training horses and studying working dogs. One of her hobbies is training her 15" Tiger Oscar Cichlid in his 130 gallon aquarium. Along with 'Oscar' the Tiger Oscar Cichlid, she shares her home with frogs, dogs, snakes, and an axolotl.

Sterling has worked for popular Bay Area dog daycare facilities, and pet retail stores such as Pet Food Express. She is an AKC Certified CGC Evaluator, and she is also Certified through the Marin Humane Society through Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy. Sterling is a teacher and evaluator for the Foundation for Service Dog Support (FSDS), supporting owner-trained service dogs and their handlers. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Sterling and her bud

Sterling and her bud

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Episode 18: High Drive Dogs with Cecilia Sternzon

Welcome to Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA!** Cecilia joins us today to talk about high drive dogs. What are they? Why are they called high drive? Are they good family dogs? Cecilia answers all our questions!

Cecilia's blog, The HDDog Blog, is an awesome resource! There are articles about kids and dogs, dog sports, and so many other interesting topics. Warning: you won't be able to stop reading! Here are some great links from our chat!

Cecilia's training with Tesla: http://highdrivedogs.com/blog/2013/07/19/meet-tesla/

Want to check out some "drivey dogs" for adoption? You'll find them on Cecilia's Facebook page for High Drive Dogs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hddogs/

** Not sure what CPDT-KA means? Listen to Episode 16: Decoding the Dog Trainer Alphabet!

Cecilia and Flash!

Cecilia and Flash!

Episode 17: Choosing a breeder: Can Yelp help?

Today Elena answers an email from a Wagaroo user. Does a 5 star Yelp review for a breeder indicate a responsible breeder? Find out on today's episode of AROO with Elena Battles!

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A pic of Nora because she is cute. She is no help with Yelp questions. 

A pic of Nora because she is cute. She is no help with Yelp questions. 

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Episode 16: Decoding the Dog Trainer Alphabet

You just got a new pup! You know you're supposed to go to dog training, but how to choose? CPDT? DACVB? ACAAB? Today I'm decoding the mystery of all the different titles out there!

Learn more about titles and certifications here: https://apdt.com/pet-owners/choosing-a-trainer/certifications/

Find a dog trainer here: https://apdt.com/trainer-search/

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Episode 14: International Adoptions with Melody Chen

Take a trip around the world with me and Melody Chen, founder of Love & Second Chances Rescue. This San Francisco Bay Area rescue has a thriving international dog rescue program that also helps US dogs too! Are you considering adopting an international dog? Looking for a popular breed but would prefer not to buy from a breeder? Listen and let us know what you think! 

Learn more:

Bay Area group rescues dogs from Taiwan: http://abc7news.com/archive/8815889/

Golden retrievers rescued from Turkey look for new homes in Colorado:  http://kdvr.com/2016/06/06/golden-retrievers-rescued-from-turkey-look-for-new-homes-in-colorado/

Melody + Sioux, her first foster pup! 

Melody + Sioux, her first foster pup! 

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Episode 10: Is K9 Nose Work for you?

Let's talk tools! Tools you can use once your dog comes home. Tools for family time, doggy confidence building, and fun! We're joined by Linda Fletcher, certified dog trainer and certified Nose Work instructor, to discuss the newish sport of K9 Nose Work.

My 2 cents? Try it! You'll like it! 

Find a certified K9 Nose Work instructor near you through the National Association of Canine Scent Work (Linda's in the San Francisco Bay Area, so if you're here, Nora and I highly recommend her classes!) 

K9 Nose Work is sometimes confused for canine search and rescue. You can learn more about that topic here  thanks to the New York Times. 

Linda + Tigger = A Great Team!

Linda + Tigger = A Great Team!

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