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Your Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks
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Perhaps you have just adopted an older dog that brings its own doggy "baggage" to your home or your beloved but aging dog is exhibiting some new behavior problems. Now you're wondering how and if these older dogs can still be trained. Susan's guest this week is David Taylor , the author of Old Dog, New Tricks: Understanding and Retraining Older and Rescued Dogs . David will illuminate the challenges that older dogs face, explain what we can do when problems present themselves, and help us discover that it is never too late to properly train a dog.
Episode Segments:
Wild About Pets: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Dr. Taylor discusses things you can do to help an adopted dog make a smooth transition into your pack and your home. He also talks about some medical conditions that may be contributing to an older dogs unwelcome behavior.
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Wild About Pets: The Roots of Bad Behaviors
Dr. Taylor continues his discussion of medical conditions that may be at the root of your dogs bad behaviors, and also give ways how we can correct these behaviors. And have you ever wondered why your dog chases the mailman? We have the answer!
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Wild About Pets: Amazing Animals Around the World
Dr. Taylor shares tales of his travels around the world treating exotic animals, such as dolphins, pandas, tigers and the Komodo Dragon. He also talks about his love of the Birman cat.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
David Taylor
Dr. David Taylor is a veterinarian, Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has worked with the full spectrum of animal life from Gorillas to Komodo Dragons, Killer Whales to Giant Pandas and, of course dogs and cats. A cat fanatic, he shares his bedroom with five magnificent Birman Cats. In 1969 he founded the International Zoo Veterinary Group which continues to consult on cases of animal sickness across the world. He is a Founding Member of the U.S. based International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine. David has written 107 books so far including seven volumes of autobiography, many guides to the care of domestic species and books on wild animals. He is a regular on British radio and Television and the BBC made two prime time drama series based on his autobiographies. Married with two daughters and three granddaughters, he lives near London.