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(Episode #103) Solve Common Cat Behavior Problems & Should A Dog Have to Heel?

Published: 10/05/2021
Group of dogs on a destroyed easy chair

Full Show Notes.

Introduction Timestamps: 00:00 – 1:20

Segment 1: 1:20 – 5:29

In this week’s creature feature stories, hear about two dogs who volunteered for the postal service and loved their work.

Segment 2: 5:30 – 28:54

Do you wonder how you can stop your cat from doing certain things like biting or wrecking your furniture with their constant scratching? Pam Johnson-Bennett, a certified cat behavior consultant is one of the foremost experts on cat behavior and she has answers today about why cats do what they do and how to solve some of the most common behavior problems. (In the destroyed chair photo above, I think the cat did it. The giveaway is the yawn. It’s tiring doing all that work. )

Segment 3: 28:55 – 34:34

Does your dog know how to heel when out walking with you? I never taught my dog Rosy to do this but I’ve wondered should I teach the command?  And does the dog need to heel the whole time?  In this episode, I’ll tell you where this command originated and talk about the importance of a dog walking nicely beside you on a loose leash but that making a dog heel for the whole walk is not in the best interest of your dog’s mental and physical well-being and happiness. Dog heeling next to person.

In the next episode I’ll tell you what is considered to be the best game ever for dogs.

We’re still celebrating reaching 100 episodes by giving away 3 months of free pet food to 2 lucky winners through the month of October. For your chance to win, please leave a comment about one of the 100th shows, on Raising Your Paws website or Facebook page.  We’ll randomly select 2 winners from the comments.

Check out our new producer’s website at Talk North.com. They are the largest sports, outdoor and lifestyle podcast network in the upper Midwest.

Additional Resources for the show.

Source for the creature feature stories – “Amazing but True Dog Tales” by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo.

Pam Johnson-Bennett’s website: Cat Behavior Associates.

Pam Johnson-Bennett and photos of her book covers.

Pam Johnson-Bennett and a few of her books.

To order “Think like a Cat” and Pam’s other books about cat behavior.

Source for the story about dog’s heeling – “30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog” by Tamar Geller.