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Teoti Anderson on Pet Life Radio


Does your dog think his name is “No!”?? You need to Get Pawsitive Results! This pet podcast will help you to better understand your canine best friend, and help you learn how to train him to be a wonderful family companion. We’ll cover a variety of topics on canine behavior and training – all based on modern methods that are fun for both you and your dog. On occasion we’ll also get some pawsitive results with other critters, too!

Get Pawsitive Results focuses on helping you with common issues between you and your dog. We’ll answer your questions, discuss different activities you can share with your dog, and keep you posted on current canine news and products. You’ll get practical, effective tips on training. We’ll also cover behavioral issues, such as fear and aggression. Whether you’ve had dogs for years or are planning on getting your first one, this podcast is for you!

Your host is Teoti Anderson, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and award-winning author. Teoti has been a professional dog trainer for more than 19 years.


"Get Pawsitive Results " Theme Song Written & Produced by Mark Winter
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Episode 29 - You're Promoted to Management!

Has a trainer ever told you that you need to implement a management plan in addition to training your dog? "Management" may not be the sexiest plan on your agenda, but it's critical to any behavior modification problem, and can help make your life a whole lot easier! Teoti covers common management tools and how you can use them to help while you work to train your dog. 


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Episode 28 - 5 Ways to Ruin a Puppy

Want your puppy to grow up to be a fearful, aggressive dog that is out of control? Here's how! Of course, no one starts out WANTING to mess up a puppy. But these common mistakes happen time and again. So make sure you're not on the path to ruining your puppy. (And if you know of someone about to get a puppy, make sure they listen to this show first!)


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Episode 27 - 2015 Year-End Wrap-up

Teoti wraps up 2015 with some big changes and has exciting adventures ahead for the New Year! Get the scoop, along with news about her new book, The Dog Behavior Problem Solver. She'll also review the year's top Google dog-related questions. Find out what everyone was asking about dogs this year! 


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Episode 26 - Canine Myth-teries!

If a dog wags his tail, that means he's friendly. All dogs are colorblind. Pit Bull jaws can lock. And if you buy all this, I've got a bridge you might want to purchase! There are many myths about dogs and canine behavior -- before spreading them, listen to this show as Teoti shares the real deal! 


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Episode 25 - Get a Real Petsitter: Pet Sitters Int'l World Conference

When you travel, who do you trust to take care of your pets? Get a real petsitter! Teoti was honored to speak at the recent Pet Sitters International (PSI) World Conference. She chats with Beth Stultz, the PSI Director of Marketing Communications and Education, about why it's important to be picky about choosing a petsitter. It's not enough that the person just LOVES pets! Teoti also shares tips on things you can do to make it easier for pet sitters to take good care of your furry friends. 


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Episode 24 - Big and Littles

Are you a fan of big dogs? How about little dogs? Dogs of all sizes can live in one household, but there are certain precautions you need to take. Even the best of canine buddies can have problems when there is a great difference in size. Teoti shares stories about big and little dogs she's known, as well as offers tips on how to make sure your odd couple lives in harmony. 


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Episode 23 - Lost and Found Pets

It is a nightmare -- your pet goes missing. Don't panic, and don't lose hope! There is a good chance your beloved pet can find his way home again, if you act quickly and thoroughly. Teoti discusses ways you can help find your pet, and shares tips on what to do should you find a lost pet. This is definitely one show you should listen to before you need it ... and we hope you never need it!  


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Episode 22 - Hyper Hooligans!

Ever wonder if your dog has attention deficit disorder? Worried that he acts like a furry tornado? Teoti covers causes for canine hyperactivity, including what's normal and how to tame the wild beast so your entire family can better relax.


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Episode 21 - Teoti and the BRAT

Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT) invited Teoti to speak at its annual conference. Learn about this dedicated rescue group and hear from a volunteer foster parent couple who has helped more than 100 Basenjis find their forever homes. 


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Episode 20 - On the Road: Charlotte, NC Pet Expo

Our first road trip! Teoti staffed a booth promoting Pet Life Radio at the Charlotte Pet Expo, and also served as master of ceremonies for the event. Come along for the ride and learn about the Expo, which might be coming to a city near you. You'll also meet some great vendors, from a company that makes beautiful memorial jewelry to help create lasting memories of your pet, to an organization that uses pinups to help fight breed discrimination.


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Episode 19 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Did you know most dog bites can be prevented? National Dog Bite Prevention week is May 17-23. Teoti will give you tips on keeping safe around our canine friends. This is great information for adults, but especially for kids! Learn how to tell when a dog is stressed or afraid, and most likely to bite. Get tips for being safe around familiar dogs as well as strays you may encounter. Please share and let's work together to prevent dog bites! 


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Episode 18 - Choosing a Friend for Life, Part 3

Interested in adopting a rescue dog? Some rescue and humane organizations are outstanding, but others leave a lot to be desired. Teoti shares the traits you need to look for in a quality rescue organization, as well as red flags that should tip you off to go elsewhere. She'll also share tips on how to choose the right dog so you end up with a wonderful lifelong companion. This closes out the three-part series on choosing a friend for life! 


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Episode 17 - Choosing a Friend for Life: Part 2

In our last show, we covered things you need to consider before bringing a dog into your home. Now that you've decided on adding a dog to your family, if you want a purebred dog, how do you choose a quality breeder? Breeders get a bad rap sometimes, but there are some really great, ethical breeders out there who may have the perfect dog just for you. There are also some breeders out there who are only concerned with how fast your check is going to clear the bank! Teoti covers how to find the good ones. She also explains the evils of puppy mills and shares the phrase she often hears that breaks her heart every time. Continue your search for the perfect canine family companion with this episode!  


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Episode 16 - Choosing a Friend for Life: Part 1

Bringing a dog into your life can be your greatest joy ... or a terrible heartbreak. This show is the first of a three-part series on choosing a canine friend for life. First step -- asking the hard questions you need to answer so you make the right match. Then, once you have your answers, narrowing down your choices. If you are thinking of adding a dog to your family, this is definitely a show you want to tune in first! 


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Episode 15 - Pet Vet Visits

When you take your pet to the veterinarian, does he cower in fear or get excited? When your pet is sick, it's bad enough. But vet visits don't have to also be scary. You can teach your pet to better enjoy his health care visits. Teoti will share stories of pets who love vet visits and give you tips on how to make those visits more pleasant for your dog or cat companion.


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Episode 14 - Sugarplums!

With all the bad news in the media, it would be easy to give out lumps of coal this time of year. Tune in as we focus on the pawsitive by handing out sugarplums instead! Teoti is highlighting people, places and organizations for their pet-related efforts in 2014. These tales will warm your heart and renew your faith that good people are out there doing great things for our pets. 


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Episode 13 - Santa Paws

You may have heard that it's a bad idea to give pets as gifts, especially around the holidays. But studies have shown that isn't necessarily true! Learn how to ensure your holiday gift is a welcome one, as well as additional tips for helping your existing pets have a peaceful holiday season. Then, curl up with a toddy for Teoti's Christmas tale, "Guests for the Holidays."

If you're shopping for gifts for the dog lovers in your life, consider Teoti's NEW books! Animal Planet Dogs 101 Dog Training and the Dog Fancy Ultimate Guide to Dog Training. Available now at your local booksellers and online. 


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Episode 12 - Pet Peeves and Positives

Are there things that really bother you about people and their pets? Like folks who don't clean up after their dogs, or those who let their dog run loose? Teoti opened up the question to those who follow her Facebook page, and people chimed in with their worst pet peeves! Not to always dwell on the negative, we also shared our favorite pet positives! See if yours match the crowd in this episode, and follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/teotianderson.


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Episode 11 - Tricks and Treats

Halloween is just around the corner! Do you want your pets to be a part of the holiday? Make sure it's not a nightmare, with helpful tips on training, treats and costumes. And gather your pet close for the harrowing tale of the Ghost Hound of Goshen. Happy Howl-oween!


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Episode 10 - Dogs Will Be Dogs

Why does your dog eat crazy things, run off or act aggressively? There are many factors that can contribute to these and other problem behaviors, but the main foundation is because ... he's a dog. Dogs will be dogs! Dogs are amazing animals and have been known to do amazing things, but we get into trouble when we start expecting them to act like anything else other than the species they are. Join Teoti as she shares some canine escapades that seem bizarre by our standards, but are really just dogs being dogs.


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Episode 9 - Back to School

The kids are going back to school, so why not your dog, too? Before you and your dog sign up for lessons, do your homework. Find out how to separate the bad apples from the true, modern dog training professionals. With special guest Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CFBC, CCBC, the Director of Educational Programs for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Katenna, the author of Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer, and Teoti share tips on finding a great trainer and how to recognize red flags that should make you send trainers to detention.


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Episode 8 - End-of-Summer Denial

Are you clinging to the last days of summer, not quite ready for the fall? If so, join Teoti in her state of denial that summer is almost over. She'll share ideas for adventures with your dog to celebrate the last days of the warmer season, along with tips for keeping your dog safe during the fun. From swimming and camping to hikes and day trips, we'll keep celebrating summer a little longer! You'll even get a great dog treat recipe that's perfect for picnics or training!


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Episode 7 - Are You Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

Sure, you're ready for the weekend, but how about a zombie apocalypse? Years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created an awesome zombie ad campaign to teach folks about disaster preparedness. Teoti Anderson adds pets to the story with helpful tips on getting you ready should disaster happen. If you ever have to evacuate your home due to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires or even a gas leak, these tips will help you keep your pets safer during the crisis. She'll even throw in some tips for dealing with dogs and zombies! (Just in case. That's what disaster preparation is all about, right?)


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Episode 6 - When Good People Make Bad Dogs

In our last show, we talked about why good people wanted to adopt 'bad' -- known aggressive -- dogs. I'll discuss some of the really good feedback we received on that show, and we'll explore what happens when good people make bad dogs. Many folks have the best of intentions when it comes to their dogs, but they unwittingly make mistakes that cause behavior problems, such as fear and aggression. I'll share my top three reasons why this can happen. You'll also hear stories about dogs that may have started out ok, but took a turn for the worse as a result of good intentions gone wrong.


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Episode 5 - When Good People Love Bad Dogs

A video of a cat saving a boy from a dog attack has made national news. The cat is certainly a hero ... but what about the dog? Despite his predatory attack on the boy, hundreds of people offered to adopt him. In this and other similar cases, what makes people want to adopt aggressive dogs? What causes canine aggression? Is it the breed? Some insurance companies and legislators think so. We'll cover this and more, including tips on recognizing and preventing canine aggression. Tune in and help your good dog from becoming bad news!  


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Episode 4 - Safe Travels

The weather is getting warmer, and thoughts drift to vacation. Do you want to bring Fido with you? This episode is just for you! Get helpful training, safety and planning tips for taking your dog with you on your trip. Whether you are traveling near or far, by car or plane, here's how both of you can enjoy your travels! 


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Episode 3 - Plan B: When Your Dog Doesn't Share Your Goals

It's great to have goals for your dog ... agility, competition, therapy work, family pet ... but what if the dog you chose isn't cut out for the task? Get tips on how to achieve your goals while making sure you include your dog's interests at heart. Teoti will also share some stories of how some pet parents had to go to Plan B, learning more about their dogs in the process! 


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Episode 2 - Where's the Bar?

Sorry, we're not talking about your local pub! Instead, where do you set your bar of expectations for your dog? Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, shares stories about setting bars for puppies, housetraining and sociability. Are yours too high? Too low? Tune in and find out!  


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Episode 1 - Starting at the Beginning: Puppies!

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, launches her first episode talking about those cute little bundles of energy -- puppies! Puppies are a joy -- but they're also a lot of work. Maybe you got a puppy over the holidays, or you plan to get one this year. How do you get your puppy off to a great start? Find out as Teoti shares training tales of dogs she's worked with, and gives her top three most important things to teach a puppy.


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