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How to Ensure Animals Have A Good Mental Life
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As pet owners, we are aware of the physical needs of animals: food, water, exercise etc., in order for them to be healthy and grow. But what does it take for an animal to be happy? asks Temple Grandin , in her new book "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals." Ms. Grandin, the world famous animal scientist and autism advocate is Susan's guest this week and she will answer this question, explain the core emotions that both we and our pets share and offer the simple rule that will help us create good mental welfare for all of our animals. In the second segment of the show, Susan talks with Milt Wilcox (former Detroit Tigers pitcher) about the "Ultimate Air Dogs" that participate in the sport of dock jumping.
Episode Segments:
Temple Grandin Part One
Temple explains how you can determine good mental welfare of an animal, and the best ways to create a good living environment for your pet. She also outlines the guidelines for good mental welfare.
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Temple Grandin Part Two
Temple talks about the basic rule to follow when trying to create better mental welfare for an animal. She also talks about different techniques you can use with different animals, as well as the different negative emotions you should look out for.
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The Ultimate Air Dogs
Milt Wilcox joins Susan to talk about the Ultimate Air Dogs & dock jumping. He talks about the different facets of the competition, and how you can teach your dogs to do these amazing leaps.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is author of Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life For Animals. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She obtained her B.A. at Frankin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry. She has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN, and many others. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, and Discover magazine.

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Milt Wilcox
Milton Edward Wilcox was a pitcher who had a sixteen year career from 19701975, 19771986. He played for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs both of the National League and the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners all of the American League. He won a World Series title with the Tigers in 1984. With Detroit, he was a reliable and effective third starter in the rotation for years, consistently giving his team six and more innings each start. This kept the Tigers well into each game for the relief corp and complemented Jack Morris and Dan Petry well who were power pitchers and considered the aces. His 17 wins in 1984 was extremely important in the Tigers run to their World Championship that year. (Morris won 19, Petry 18 that year.) He also pitched two masterful games in that year\'s ALCS and World Series, winning both. That year he also started his season going 6-0. This was not duplicated by a Tiger pitcher for 23 years until 2007 when Jeremy Bonderman equaled it. He now trains his dogs to do dock jumping and owns Ultimate Air Dogs, a national dock jumping organization.

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Temple Grandin: about her book, "Animals Make Us Human"

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