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042 How a Cat Shows its Feeling Uncertain & Stories of Dogs that Apprehend and Detain criminals

Published: 05/21/2019
Categories: Episode


Dogs lick their lips as a sign they are feeling uncomfortable, but what does it mean when a cat flicks its tongue out when there is no food around? I’ll explain what this gesture can indicate about a cat’s mood.

Then, in part two of my conversation with, Steve Pearson, a former police officer, SWAT commander and owner and trainer at Performance Kennels Inc. he tells stories about the police K-9 dogs that chase down, apprehend and detain criminals. Hear trade talk about how they learn their special skills and what it is like to work with these special dogs.

What is the secret to dogs being able to sniff out explosives and narcotics even when smugglers commonly hide them in stronger smelling things to mask their odor? The answer has to do with another remarkable difference between canine and human noses. I’ll explain using the example of a pot of stew cooking on the stove.    

Resources for this Episode.

Does your cat ever groom himself so much and so hard, it is causing bald spots?  Find out possible causes and what to do – on the blog, for this week’s episode, at www.raisingyourpaws.com.

Performance Kennels, Inc. Website.

Performance Kennels, Inc. Facebook page.

Source for story about dogs smelling narcotics.  “How Dogs Think,” By Stanley Coren.