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Why Adopting your dog is better than buying
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Are you thinking about getting a puppy or a particular breed and feel the only way to get one is by going to a breeder or pet shop? Do you worry that if you go to a animal shelter for your pet, the dog will always come with major problems? Today, in honor of Petside.com's online event, Pet 'Net 2012 Adoption event, we'll learn all the reasons why adopting can be just the answer to getting a great dog. Susan's guest this week is
Victoria Schade, dog trainer and author and we'll talk about the misunderstandings and truth about the animals in shelters, and how to successfully train an adopted pet.
Episode Segments:
Wild About Pets: Why Choose a Shelter Dog?

Not all dogs end up in shelter because they are mean. Victoria dispels that myth, and some of the other surrounding shelter dogs and tells us why you should consider choosing a shelter dog. Then, Susan will introduce us to Rosy, a dog she rescued from a shelter.
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Wild About Pets: Bringing Your Shelter Dog Home

Victoria dispels even more shelter dog myths, and explains why you should never buy a puppy from a store. Then, info on Petfinder.com's pet net event, info on Victoria's training DVD, and tips on how to prep your family and home for the arrival of your shelter dog.
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Wild About Pets: Training Your Shelter Dog

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Victoria has training tips for your shelter dog to get him or her acclimated to their new home. Plus - what does that wagging tale mean? We discuss what your dog is trying to tell you.
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Links to Related Websites:

PetSide.com for info on dog breeds, cat breeds, pet health, and pet news. Read about dog and cat breeds and how to choose the right pet.

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Visit Wild About Pets.net to view the photos Susan and Victoria are discussing on this episode, and for other useful links.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Victoria Schade
Victoria Schade has been a dog trainer for over eleven years. During that time she has worked on television shows like Animal Planet's annual Puppy Bowl, The Puppy Games, and the Smithsonian Channel's special, "Animals Aloft." She has been the featured trainer on the television show "Faithful Friends" for two seasons. Victoria created the puppy training DVD, "New Puppy! Now What?" to assist overwhelmed puppy owners, and wrote "Bonding with your Dog: A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship" to help dogs and their people create a stronger connection. Victoria's resident dog, Millie the Smooth Brussels Griffon, was recently joined by a very busy terrier mix puppy named Olive.