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(Episode #100) Prevent Kittens from Biting Hands & At Home Sports to Keep Dogs Physically fit.

Published: 08/24/2021
Kitten Playing With Feath Wander

Full Show Notes.

Introduction Timestamps: 00:00 – 1:37

Segment 1: 1:40 – 7:26

Do you have a new kitten at home? Or are thinking about getting one? I want to offer you a kitten care tip about playing with your new kitty. From your kitten’s perspective, you are now mom whether you are male or female. As a surrogate mother it is your job to teach your cat not to bite human skin. kitten and human hand playing with toy mouseIn this episode, I’ll explain the very first thing to do (and not to do) in order to guide your kitten in the right direction for successful and painless interactions with people.

Segment 2: 7:29 – 34:48

Do you wonder if there are some easy sports or activities you could do with your dog to give them more exercise and keep them fit other than walking?  My guest Ben Rimbey, head trainer for Lucky Mutt Dog Training in Minnesota and the “Fairly Odd Dogs” on social media shares how you and your dog can play some sports together. He’ll explain a few of the unusual skills you can train, such as calmness and focus that creates a better bond between the two of you, and also makes teaching your dog how to play Frisbee and/or use dog exercise equipment fun and effective.

Segment 3: 34:49 – 39:05

Dogs eat the strangest things don’t they?  In this week’s “Creature Feature” listen to 3 stories of dogs with very unusual appetites. It’s a wonder the things they ingested didn’t result in killing them.


News! NutriSource Pet Foods and the Raising Your Paws Podcast have teamed up with the Talk North Podcast Network, the largest sports, outdoor and lifestyle podcast network in the Upper Midwest. They produce over 20 different podcasts with some of the top hosts, experts and influencers in these respective industries.

We are very excited to be partnering with Talk North.

It’s our 100th episode! We want to celebrate. We’re going to give away 3 months of NutriSource Pet food (equivalent to 3 large bags of food) to two winners. To be considered for this award, please leave a comment about the 100th podcast episode, OR show us a favorite photo of your pet on either the website, www.raisingyourpaws.com or on our facebook page and we’ll randomly select from the comments. Good luck!     


Additional Resources for the Show.

Source for the story about cat play – Complete Kitten Care by Amy Shojai.

man and dog playing frisbee

Ben Rimbey.

Lucky Mutt Dog Training website.

Fairly Odd Dogs on Instagram

The resources Ben Rimbey spoke about:

Absolute Dogs  for more training games.

Susan Garrett’s Website.

Where to buy discs for dogs – Hero Disc U.S.A.

Up Dog Challenge

Dog exercise equipment: Toto fit LLC.  Or Fit Paws U.S.A.

The fit bone is the one Ben Rimbey recommended as a start.


NutriSource Element Series – A high Percentage Meat dog food.

 Source for Creature Feature stories – Exploding Pigs and Other Bizarre Animal Stories by Ian Simmons.