Canine Master - Dog training and behavior on Pet Life Radio ( show

Canine Master - Dog training and behavior on Pet Life Radio (

Summary: I am Chris Onthank, the Canine Master. I am an advocate of everything to do with dogs; sharing info, tips, stories, photos & videos. Follow my blog for an in-depth coverage of dog-related topics including training, health, innovative pet products and general information on how to keep dogs happy, healthy and safe. Join me for practical information and tips on all aspects of dogs and their well-being. Topics will include understanding how a dog thinks and feels, the importance of proper training to develop a confident and happy dog, health information and tips on how to keep your dog healthy, choosing the right puppy for your family and so much more!

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 Canine Master - Episode 21 Sheepdogs In Ireland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:12

While on vacation in Ireland with his family, Chris is joined by landowner John Davoren of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. Since the age of 16, John has been training dogs to work with both sheep and cattle on his farm. The sheepdog is an integral part of farming culture and is of utmost value when trying to move or direct sheep and cattle across the vast rocky landscape. The use of a small number of well-understood directions enables the sheepdog to complete tasks in half the time it would take several people. This, along with the qualities of loyalty and hard work, make the sheepdog the very best pet a farming family could want. Tune in to this episode to better understand how and why these dogs are chosen, how they are trained and how John is trying to educate the public on the valuable work these dogs do.

 Canine Master - Episode 20 Say YES to the YARD! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:50

This podcast is all about how to solve those common problems we face when spending time outdoors with our dogs. Does your dog Dig? Eat sticks and leaves and everything else on the ground? Bad manners around the pool? Want to teach your dog how to go potty in one area of the yard? We will solve all of these and more so you enjoy the summer with a well-behaved dog!

 Canine Master - Episode 19 Expecting a New Baby? What to Expect from your Dog When you are Expecting! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

This show is all about how to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby. Having a baby is one of the most joyous times in your life, but it is important to prepare and make sure that relationship with your dog is safe and loving and off to the right start!

 Canine Master - Episode 18 Mouthing and Chewing 101: Ouch! Survival Guide to Help with Your Puppy's Mouthing and Chewing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:00

This show will cover all you need to know to understand and learn how to manage your dog’s mouthing and chewing. What's normal, what isn't, and how to stop it!

 Canine Master - Episode 17 Training Advice for Your Adopted Dog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:33

Rescuing Dogs has become a mission for many pet lovers. It is so important to train these dogs right to best set them up for success in our families. This show will talk about how to bring your newly adopted dog into your home successfully. The best way to not only make them feel loved, but safe. Giving them structure and guidance is necessary to get the desired behaviors and lifelong reliable results.

 Canine Master - Episode 16 Important Holiday Safety Tips for Children and Dogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:13

Every year thousands of kids are bitten by dogs. Very often this is caused by the child's behavior being unpredictable and perceived as threatening to a dog's personal space and feeling of security. In this podcast we will review some of the steps you should take to ensure the safety of the children in your life around dogs and how you can teach them to have pleasant introductions and positive interactions.

 Canine Master - Episode 15 Interview with the SOI Dog Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:10

On a recent trip to Thailand, Chris had the opportunity to tour the SOI Dog Foundation and to interview the owners John and Gill Daley. SOI Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region and responds to animal welfare disasters and emergencies

 Canine Master - Episode 14 Leashwalking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:53

How to get your dog to walk nicely on leash, so you can enjoy walking your dog!

 Canine Master - Episode 13 Jumping 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:41

Why do dogs jump and how to stop it! Jumping is one of the most requested behaviors I am asked to fix by my clients. In this episode we will not only explore why dogs jump but how we can effectively stop this behavior not just temporarily, but for good.

 Canine Master - Episode 12 Puppy Bowl Preview! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:40

Television’s original adoption extravaganza is back and furrier than ever as the world’s cutest sporting event returns to Animal Planet for PUPPY BOWL XII on Sunday, February 7 from 3-5 PM. This year, Animal Planet worked with 44 different animal shelters and rescue organizations from across the U.S. to fill the rosters of #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff with adoptable players for this epic matchup. Our guest on the show will be special sideline reporter and our celebrity rescue correspondent Jill Rappaport, as well as Laurie Johnson from Florida Little Dog Rescue who has 12 pups competing in the puppy bowl and for homes of their own.

 Canine Master - Episode 11 The Dangers of Tethering Dogs and Understanding Fight or Flight instinct in Dogs. What you need to Know! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:21

On this show we'll talk about why it’s never a good idea to tether your dog, why it is actually dangerous. We’ll also explore the role of fight or flight response in dogs as it applies to their everyday interactions, including meeting other dogs on leash, and how to best introduce your dog.

 Canine Master - Episode 10 Dogs and Their Relationship to Wolves... Do Wolf Hybrids Make Good Pets? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:05

In this show we'll explore dogs relationship to wolves. The origins of dogs have long been known to descend from their wolf ancestors, but how are they alike? How are they different? We are also going to explore the controversy of owning wolf hybrids. Do they actually make good pets? What you need to know about wolves as domestic animals on this Canine Master Radio Show!

 Canine Master - Episode 9 Helping the Fearful Puppy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:01

In this episode we talk about how to help and change the behavior of a fearful puppy. Having a dog that is fearful can be very stressful and emotional for everyone. It is a problem I often see but there are things you can do to help your dog be less afraid and more comfortable in their environment.

 Canine Master - Episode 8 Thinking of Getting a Dog for the Holidays? What You Need to Know Before Adding 4 Paws to Your Family. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:23

This time of year is a festive happy one, and always a popular time for people to consider getting a pet for their family. While the addition of a family dog can be a most wonderful experience, it can not be done without proper thought, consideration, and planning. This show will discuss everything you need to know before deciding whether or not it's the right time to bring a pet into your family, and what kind of dog is best for you, for the holidays or for any time of year.

 Canine Master - Episode 7 Teach Your Dog To Come When Called | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:01

Do you find yourself calling your dog’s name only to have him look at you and take off in the other direction? If so, you are not alone. Teaching a dog to come is probably the most important command your dog will ever have to follow. It can actually save his life in certain situations. By following a few simple steps, you can teach your dog a reliable recall.


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