Podcasts

Episode 223 – The Gift of Intention

The next gift in this season of gifts that benefit our animals as well as ourselves is the gift of intention. Intention often gets forgotten in our desire to just to do something because it seems so much easier. And indeed skipping intention and just doing is easier— but only when it works.

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Episode 222 – The Gift of Faith

Do you ever think about the role faith might play in maintaining a quality life for your animal? This week’s podcast explores that topic.

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Episode 221 – The Gift of Silence

This podcast is the first of a holiday series that explores gifts we, animals, and nature in general share share and how these may effect our own and their lives.

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Episode 220 – Stigmatizing Animal Behavior

First, a disclaimer: In spit of the look on Ollie’s face, no animals were harmed nor abused in this photo session which lasted less than 5 minutes. This is Ollie’s standard response to anything out of the ordinary…

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Episode 219 – Animal Nutrition Update

This podcast recaps some points of interest I gleaned from a veterinary nutrition seminar I attended in October.

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Episode 218 – Energy-Efficient Human-Animal Communication

Join me as I run an energy audit on some particularly troublesome canine displays and discover the energy level can tell us about the animal’s motivation and prognosis.

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Episode 217 – Well-Groomed Human-Animal Relationships

Not surprisingly, after I edited this podcast I got to thinking about the different meanings of the word “groom”.

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Episode 216 – Anticipating Animal Additions

The idea that we’re a species-centered species, i.e. anthropocentric, isn’t a trait that make us humans unique. Not in that members of other species feel some inherent need to relate to us as if we were the center of their worlds, but rather that they tend to perceive their own needs as their top priority too. Where problems arise is when a conflict occurs between the fulfillment of human and animal needs. The typical (anthropocentric) human response if that it’s the animal’s responsibility to sacrifice his/her needs under these circumstances. If the animal doesn’t want to or can’t for

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Episode 215 – Don’t Pass It On

This podcast explores the some of the physical, mental, and emotional costs that arise when animals with problems are passed on instead of dealt with.

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Episode 214 – Agreeable Human-Animal Interactions

The little book that served as the inspiration for the podcast about agreements we can make with ourselves that will benefit our interactions with animals as well as other people is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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