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Talkin' Pets is a radio show that offers live, fun-filled discussions about pets and our other friends in the animal kingdom . Host Jon Patch and his expert guests have made this program a fun favorite pet show! Callers from coast to coast learn about their pets, farm animals, pet care products, nutrition, animal behavior and related topics.

Many celebrity guests stop by to share their views, experiences and dedication to better treatment of all animals.

Jon is joined frequently by expert guests in the veterinary and animal behavioral fields. Breed and medical tips are weekly features as well as updates in animal news. Environmental tips and advice on how to make our environment a safer, more enjoyable place to live.

Talkin' Pet's listeners can also sit back and enjoy a discussion with best-selling authors or participate with other celebrity guests to help save our endangered species and depleting rainforests.

Listen, laugh and learn about man's best friend with "Talkin' Pets."

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Episode 164 - The Westminster Kennel Club Announces New Director of Communications

Jon Patch talks to Gail-Miller Bisher, new Director of Communications for The Westminster Kennel Club.  She replaces David Frei, who has moved on to other opportunities but will be hosting his last telecast of the Dog Show in 2016 on CNBC (Monday, Feb. 15) and USA Network (Tuesday, Feb. 16) from 8-10pm ET.


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Episode 163 - Talkin' About the Holidays

Jon Patch and the gang are chatting about the goings on during the holiday season.


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Episode 162 - What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?

Jon Patch chats with Patti Lawson, author of What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over? Here is an engaging, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issues—and their legal consequences—that affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic counsel, every chapter covers a different issue that dogs and their pet parents may face at some time. Author Patti Lawson presents these issues conversationally—not couched in legalese—so every pet parent, grandparent, or sibling will know what to expect. With real-life stories and real court cases, this book covers topics people rarely think to ask about or research—until it’s too late.


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Episode 161 - Modern Dog Parenting

Jon Patch and crew chat with Sarah Hodgson, dog trainer and author of Modern Dog Parenting.  Sarah is the real deal of dog trainers – she’s written all of the ‘For Dummies’ books on training and recently started blogging for Quick and Dirty Tips. She has also worked with many celebrities, including Chevy Chase, Glenn Close, and Katie Couric.


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Episode 160 - The Pet Hero Awards

Jon Patch welcomes Gregg Oehler, Media Director for the Pet Hero Awards.  et Hero Awards promote public awareness of the causes that protect our animals. The Pet Hero Awards celebrate individuals, associations, professionals, pets and business organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving and protecting animal lives.


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Episode 159 - Good Dog, Happy Baby

This week Jon Patch talks to Michael Wombacher, author of, Good Dog, Happy Baby: Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Child. For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives.


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Episode 158 - Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere

This week Jon Patch talks to Dr. Bo Brock, author of Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere. What do you do when you have a goat in your kitchen in the middle of the night? Why should you never put a pig in your mouth? With humor and heart, seasoned Texas veterinarian Bo Brock answers these questions and many more in his lighthearted collection of autobiographical essays, crowded in the middle of nowhere.


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Episode 157 - Paws of Courage

Jon Patch chat with Nancy Furstinger, author of Paws of Courage.  Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. Their touching stories are sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere.


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Episode 156 - The Vet Life

This week Jon Patch chats with Dr. Aubrey Ross from the new Animal Planet show, The Vet Life.  The Vet Life follows veterinarians Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne, who recently moved to Houston to open a full-service veterinarian hospital and animal shelter together. The series captures the doctors' lives as they juggle running a new business while managing their family life filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets and friends, as well as their intense moments saving the lives of animals at their clinic.


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Episode 155 - The Heart of Rescue

PetStaurant Owner and Founder of The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Marc Ching, joins Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss Japanese herbal and holistic nutrition for pets as well as his efforts to save animals - also Jillyn Sidlo will be on air with Jon all 3 hours to discuss pet behavior and training.


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Episode 154 - Listen Like a Dog

Jon Patch chats with Jeff Lazarus, author of Listen Like a Dog.  Although they don't understand most of our verbal language, dogs listen with their entire being. They don't interrupt us, finish our sentences, offer advice, try to top our stories or text us instead of talking to us. Dogs pay extremely close attention by studying facial expressions, observing body language, watching eye movements and listening to our voice patterns. Now bestselling author Jeff Lazarus is returning the favor in his new book, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World.


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Episode 153 - Second Chance Chihuahuas

Jon Patch chats with Laura Dash, Stuntwoman, Actress, Stunt Double For Kids, Dog Trainer and star of Second Chance Chihuahuas on NatGeo Wild.  Follow Laura Dash and Jim Peterson as they run Dolittle's Ranch in California, where they have rescued more than two thousand Chihuahuas.


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Episode 152 - Woofmints

Does your dog have stinky breath?  This week Jon Patch talks to Jacqui Rosshandler, President of Woofmints. Woofmints are super effective breath fresheners for your pooch.  The organic peppermint and parsley oil dissolves in your dog’s stomach providing fresh breath from within. Results expected after approximately 7 days of consecutive use. The oils in the gel caps dissolve in your dog’s stomach and mouth providing freshness from within.  They are all natural, vegan and gluten free.


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Episode 151 - Westminster Preview Show

Jon Patch talks to Jerry Grymek, the official 'Doggie Concierge' of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City about what to expect at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


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Episode 150 - Environmental Ed Returns

Jon Patch welcomes back Environmental Ed to talk about environmental issues, turkeys on planes, Star Wars and more!


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Episode 149 - Happy New Year

Jon Patch starts off the new year chatting about service dogs on planes, Puerto Rico, new puppies and more!


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Episode 148 - Chow

Jon Patch welcomes Rick Woodford, author of the bookChow: Simple Ways to Share the Foods You Love with the Dogs You Love.   Nobody keeps us company in the kitchen as faithfully as our dogs. As patiently as dogs wait, they are often disappointed by their same boring bowl of food, which is missing many important nutrients. The wait is over―here comes CHOW!


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Episode 147 - The Total Dog Manual

Jon Patch and gang talk to Dr. Pia Salk, author of The Total Dog Manual and is the spokesperson for www.Adopt-A-Pet.com.  The Total Dog Manual has everything from how to choose and understand your pet as well as appropriate training methods and environments, to selecting the right food, toys, and care for your new family member. 


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Episode 146 - Wet Dog

Jon Patch talks with photographer Sophie Gamand about her new book, Wet Dog.  Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.


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Episode 145 - Don't Fart When You Snuggle

Jon Patch chats with Kate Smith, author of Don't Fart When You Snuggle: Lessons on How to Make a Human Smile.  Meet Frank. His goal in life is to make humans smile. And that's exactly what he and his wisecracking pals do in this guide to living the good life—of a dog! From the creator of the popular greeting card line From Frank™, this playful book offers advice for dogs, by dogs, that's sure to brighten any human's day. Photographs accompany unfiltered insights into the weird and wonderful relationship that pets share with their loved ones. Anyone who follows Frank's advice is in for some extra belly rubs, guaranteed.


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Episode 144 - Shannon Elizabeth: From American Pie to Marshall's Miracle

Jon Patch chats with actress and animal advocate Shannon Elizabeth about her upcoming film, Marshall's Miracle.  Twelve-year-old Finn endures daily torment from the bullies at his school. But his life begins to change the day that he encounters a Labrador retriever named Marshall. He finds the dog being held in deplorable conditions, at the mercy of an animal hoarder who keeps 60 dogs penned up on her isolated ranch. The boy sees something of himself in Marshall: both are bullied, but both are brave. Finn pulls off a daring rescue, saving Marshall from the dogs that are attacking him.


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Episode 143 - Puppy Socialization

Jon Patch welcomes Caryl Wolff, author of Puppy Socialization:: An Insider's Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness.  “Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness” guides you and your puppy through the socialization process safely and effectively. Endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively. This book  dispels many untruths and myths about socialization, bases its recommendations on scientific evidence , offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies


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Episode 142 - Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe.

Jon Patch talks to Jeff Lazarus, author of Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe.  Dogtology is a humorous exploration of man's fanatical devotion to Dog. In this book, Lazarus makes the case that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world's great philosophies and religions.


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Episode 141 - Talking with Dogs and Cats

Jon Patch talks with Pet Life Radio host Tim Link about his new book, Talking with Dogs and Cats: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals.  If you’ve ever wondered what your animal was trying to tell you with a bark, meow, or tweet, this is the book for you. Animal communicator Tim Link’s approach respects the personality and feelings of animals, and his simple, accessible methods can facilitate the understanding and communication that all animal lovers crave.  Tim Link is the host of Animal Writes on Pet Life Radio.


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Episode 140 - Menswear Dog - The New Classics

This week Jon Patch chats with David Fung, co-author of Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man.  Bodhi, the Shiba Inu behind the beloved blog Menswear Dog, is here to show you how to dress like a man. Organized seasonally, The New Classics highlights the timeless, can’t-go-wrong items every man needs in his wardrobe—from a chambray shirt to a perfectly fitted peacoat (all modeled by Bodhi, of course)—and shows how to mix and match them all year long.


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Episode 139 - Is Your Dog a Genius?

This week Jon Patch talks to Dr. Brian Hare, host of NatGeo Wild's Is Your Dog a Genius?  Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BarkFest weekend features the world premiere of the three-part series, Is Your Dog a Genius?, premiering Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, with dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare using his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. He introduces at-home games that assess both dog and human, and he presents extraordinary dogs with remarkable problem solving abilities.  The interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their dog’s true potential.


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Episode 138 - Pedicle Tie for Cat Spays

Jon Patch talks to Kirk Miller DVM, Clinical Instructor at Oregon State University, and practicing veterinarian for the Portland Humane Society about faster, safer, and more effective spay methods.


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Episode 137 - Dog Tag Heroes

Jon Patch talks to Kathy Smith, founder of a non-profit called Dog Tag Heroes to help veterans and their families with quality of life issues, which other organizations often overlook.


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Episode 136 - Feral Cities

Jon Patch talks to Tristan Donovan, author of Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle.  We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wildlife that we share our streets and homes with.


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Episode 135 - Aloha Vet

Jon Patch and crew talk to Dr. Scott Sims, one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. Some clients live in hard-to-reach locations, but if an animal needs help, Dr. Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane or swim. It’s a wild job that’s an adventure every day. AlohaVet airs Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.


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Episode 134 - Global Pet Expo

Jon Patch and gang talk about the Global Pet Expo which was held in Orlando Florida, and the many cool pet products they saw.  Jon takes a pie in the face from Jill Rappaport and much more!


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Episode 133 - Talkin' Westminster with David Frei

Jon Patch welcomes David Frei, well known to millions of television viewers as the longtime co-host of USA Network's annual telecast of the popular Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, to chat about this year's show and winners.


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Episode 132 - New Jersey Pet Store Bill

Jon Patch talks to Debora Bresch, Senior Director of Government Relations for the ASPCA about the new NJ bill governing pet stores.  The purpose of the bill, which the state Senate Economic Growth Committee approved, is to make consumers aware of whether their pets were born in “puppy mills” that house the animals in inhumane conditions.

Under the bill (S1870), when selling a cat or dog, pet stores most post on its cage or enclosure the breeder’s name, address, phone number and United States Department of Agriculture license number. The information would be required in internet and print advertisements as well.


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Episode 131 - Ready for the New Year

Jon Patch and gang talk about the New Year, the cold weather, the International Year of Light, pet health and more.


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Episode 130 - Dog Bites with Steve Brooks

Jon Patch wraps up 2014 by welcoming Professional Dog Trainer, Steve Brooks to the show to talk about his new book, Dog Bites with Steve Brooks.  Steve shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover HOW to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites (the good kind!) as rewards for good behavior! Steve Brooks is a master at creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with terrific results and has been training dogs for over 20 years using “dog bites” to correctly train thousands of dogs with lasting results.


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Episode 129 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with Brenda Lee

In the first part of this week's episode Jon Patch welcomes W. Bruce Cameron, best-selling author of A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.  Jon and Bruce talk about Bruce's book, The Dogs of Christmas.

Later on in the show, Jon chats with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and top-charting female vocalist of the 1960s, Brenda Lee.  Brenda talks about her song, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree and Parade of Trees, an attraction at the Gaylord Opryland Resort to raise money for charity.


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Episode 128 - Thanksgiving, Trivia and More!

Jon Patch and crew talk about after Thanksgiving, trivia, Adopt a Senior Pet Month, pet news and more!


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Episode 127 - Catification

Jon Patch chats with Kate Benjamin, co-author of 'Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)'.  Catification is about creating feline-friendly environments that cater to a cat’s natural instincts to climb, perch, rest, play, and own their space. The “Catification” column brings you helpful tips for enhancing your cat’s environment... you can accommodate your indoor cat’s need to climb, perch, play and relax — in a way that makes you both happy. Look at these great examples from cat guardians around the world who have created wonderful feline-friendly environments.


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Episode 126 - Expand with JULIUS

Jon Patch chats with Kasey & Brad Wallis.   Kasey & Brad Wallis are conduits for an advanced intelligence ~JULIUS~ who offers messages of empowerment for an enlightened humanity. Kasey and Brad's mission is to bring people to a higher understanding of the universe and how it works. To provide the teachings that will help them have a better experience on this realm and to help resolve long standing issues of misunderstandings and misconceptions.

Kasey channels higher entities and your higher soul. Brad helps with interpretation and to guide the conversations. Together they help you speak to your higher soul and with higher entities on all dimensions and realms. These conversations will change your experience here on this plane and provide vital information for your soul's existence and agenda in the universe.


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Episode 125 - Spy in the Huddle

Jon Patch chats with Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of NATURE, who explains how a new documentary Penguins: Spy in the Huddle was created using cameras disguised as penguins, eggs and rocks.  The filmmakers behind Penguins: Spy in the Huddle used 50 cameras dressed up as life-sized penguins, eggs and rocks to document the daily lives of three very different species of penguins: Emperor penguins in Antarctica, Rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands and Humboldt penguins in Peru’s Atacama Desert. 


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Episode 124 - Just Talkin'

Jon Patch and crew are just talkin' pets this week, so tune in and hear the latest!


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Episode 123 - Let the Tornado Come

Jon Patch is joined by Rita Zoey Chin, author of Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir.  From an award-winning poet comes this riveting, gorgeous memoir about a young runaway, the trauma that haunted her as an adult, and the friendship with a horse that finally set her free.

When she was eleven years old, Rita began to run away. Her father’s violence and her mother’s hostility drove her out of the house and into the streets in search of a better life. This soon led her into a dangerous world of drugs, predatory older men, and the occasional kindness of strangers, but despite the dangers, Rita kept running. One day she came upon a field of horses galloping along a roadside fence, and the sight of them gave her hope. The memory of their hoofbeats stayed with her.


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Episode 122 - Matilda Salutes Broadway... Plus Tara the Hero Cat!

Jon Patch and gang chat with Alice de Almeida, assistant to Matilda the Algonquin Cat!  On August 2, there was a feline fashion show and reception, hosted by Matilda the Algonquin Cat at the Algonquin Hotel, to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, featuring  On Broadway themed cat fashion show by Ada Nieves for Pets, where nine MEWdels will be dressed to the nines (for each of their lives), a special appearances by Tara the Hero Cat, who was captured on video saving her young human friend from a dog attack, and Vito Vincent, the formerly homeless feline star of Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and television’s 30 Rock and The Colbert Report.  Jon also speaks with Tara's parents, Roger and Erica Triantafilo.


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Episode 121 - Monster Fish

Jon Patch talks to Zeb Hogan, host of Nat Geo WILD's popular series Monster Fish.  Hogan, a researcher in the Department of Biology, travels the globe to find, study and protect the world's largest freshwater fish.  Hogan's show, televised in North America, Asia and Europe, offers a mix of science, adventure, and exploration around the world, with challenges such as expeditions up the Amazon and the remote Rio Roosevelt, a rugged 400-mile-long river in western Brazil that has remained largely unexplored since Theodore Roosevelt first boated down it in 1913.


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Episode 120 - K9 CarFence

Jon Patch is joined this week by Akos Jankura from MyCoolGadgets.com to talk about K9 CarFence.  The K9 CarFence is a legitimate, innovative car restraint solution that allows dogs and owners to drive together legally, freely and safely together. K9 CarFence is invented by a true dog lover Ira, who loves riding in cars with his dogs, Peanut & Little Bear.


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Episode 119 - BrightHaven - Healing Arts Center for Animals

Jon Patch welcomes Richard Pope, Co-founder and Executive Director of BrightHaven.  BrightHaven is a unique and progressive animal care organization, providing sanctuary to animals in need of specialized treatment and elderly care.  Brighthaven is also an education center for the community in holistic healing for animals and a rescue for animals most at risk for euthanasia.


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Episode 118 - Life's A Bark

This week Jon Patch chats with Larry Kay, author of Life's A Bark: What Dogs Teach Us About Life and Love.  Long gone are the days when being "treated like a dog" was a bad thing. Today, our canine companions thrive under our encouragement and love, but surprisingly, we don't always treat other humans, or even ourselves, the same way. There's so much our dogs can teach us about living a fun, fulfilling life-if only we'd sit up and listen!

In this charming book of woof wisdom, you'll discover how to play fair, chase adventure, love unconditionally, and unleash your awesomeness by treating yourself-you guessed it-just like a beloved dog.


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Episode 117 - YEA Camp

This week Jon Patch chats with Nora Kramer, executive director of YEA Camp.  YEA Camp (Youth Empowered Action) was founded on the belief that, from a young age, people are naturally idealistic and compassionate and want to help others. They can see the world for what it could be and instinctively want to take action to make the world a better place. Yet, despite thousands of hours in school, most young people do not learn skills, have role models, or receive encouragement to address some of the biggest problems in our society. Without being instilled with the tools and belief that they can make a difference, people can become resigned or cynical about having the power to impact the world around them. YEA Camp is committed to filling this gap — to ensuring that people who want to make a difference in the world have the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to do so.


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Episode 116 - National Pet Week

Jon Patch chats with Dr. Mitsie Vargas, owner and founding veterinarian of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital about National Pet Week.  National Pet Week® is May 4-10, 2014. Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. National Pet Week® was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA to honor the many important roles pets have in our lives and to promote responsible pet ownership.


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Episode 115 - Raising Rabbits

Jon Patch welcomes Karen Patry, author of The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling. Whether you're raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding, kindling, health and disease, behavior, and more.

Jon also talks to Jan Creamer of ADI.  Jan who serves as president and Tim as vice president have built ADI into one of the most successful  animal protection groups in the world, with offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota. ADI has a reputation for obtaining evidence, solid research as well as public and legislator education. getting animal abuse stopped and bringing abusers to justice.


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Episode 114 - My Bionic Pet

Kevin Bachar, producer of Nature's My Bionic Pet  joins Jon Patch and crew to talk about this show that airs April 9th on PBS.  Animals that have met with misfortune, whether from a birth defect, accident, disease or even human cruelty, are now getting a second chance at life due to human intervention and technological advances. Left disabled without limbs, fins, flippers, beaks or tails, these creatures face a grim future, if one at all. But innovative prosthetics can change those survival odds if someone comes to their rescue.


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Episode 113 - Beasts - What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

Jon Patch chats with Jeffrey Masson, author of Beasts - What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil. There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us.


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Episode 112 - A-Team for Wildlife

Jon Patch and crew chat with Pet Life Radio's own Dr. Jones about his new organization A-Team for Wildlife.  Dr. Jones, believes there is nothing more powerful, more universal than a child’s love for animals. That connection leads the way for motivating children to realize their ability to change the world.  It also leads to wanting to save endangered species, their habitats, and eventually to preserving a healthy natural environment that can sustain us all.  While those other programs include worthwhile social justice components, A-Team for Wildlife is focused on saving animals and their habitats - a theme more readily embraced by children of all ages. Our founder should know, he did nearly 1,000 school presentations while heading up the Tropical Rainforest Museum.


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Episode 111 - Talkin' Pets at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Jon Patch broadcasts live from Hotel Penn in New York City at the 2014 Westminster Dog Show.  Jon’s first guest is Jerry Grymek, the official "Doggie Concierge" of the Hotel Pennsylvania.


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Episode 110 - The Voice of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Jon Patch welcomes back David Frei, the Voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to talk about the upcoming event at Madison Square Garden.  The Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual All Breed Dog show, the sport’s most famous and prestigious event, will be bigger than ever in 2014 with its largest entry since 1990 and the addition of America’s most popular canine sport to its activities. 


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Episode 109 - Phoning Home to Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace, actress, writer, adviser and friend of Talkin' Pets joins Jon and the crew to discuss the 30th Anniversary of CUJO, E.T., her role on Grimm, her upcoming book and much more.


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Episode 108 - Henri, Le Chat Noir

Jon Patch chats with William Braden, author of the Henri, le Chat Noir.  This gift book is a collection of photos and quotes from Henri, the existential cat whose ennui has captivated people all over the world. Through his series of short films and interactions with an enthusiastic online community, Henri's contemplation and disillusion with the world has struck a chord with millions of fans. Now, finally, we have a collection of Henri's musings in his own words featuring never-before-seen photos and quotes. This book is a window into the tortured soul of the world's first feline philosopher.


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Episode 107 - Talkin' Westminster with David Frei

Jon Patch welcomes David Frei, well known to millions of television viewers as the longtime co-host of USA Network's annual telecast of the popular Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airing on February 10 & 11, 2014.  The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched conformation show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year. The first Westminster show was held in 1877.


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Episode 106 - Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday and Happy Gilmore with Bob Barker!

Jon Patch talks to TV legend Bob Barker about the holidays, Bob's 90th birthday, and Bob's latest 'pet' projects!  Come on down for a fun time with Bob.  He even talks about beating up Adam Sandler!


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Episode 105 - How Dogs Love Us

The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly 'man’s best friend.' But do dogs love us the way we love them? Jon Patch talks to Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns, who had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?


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Episode 104 - Unlikely Loves

Unlikely Loves author Jennifer S. Holland joins Jon Patch and Talkin' Pets to discuss and give away her book.  Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, won the hearts of readers around the world, spending a phenomenal 46 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, written with the same journalistic integrity and filled with even more unbelievably cute photos, Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love.


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Episode 103 - What the Dog Knows

Jon Patch and crew talk to author Cat Warren about her new book, What the Dog Knows.  Cat Warren is a university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby: She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo’s unruly energy and enthusiasm soon became a calling that introduced Warren to the hidden and fascinating universe of working dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.


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Episode 102 - Bugs Rule!

Jon Patch chats it up with Richard Redak, one of the authors of Bugs Rule!:An Introduction to the World of InsectsBugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.


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Episode 101 - The Stop Puppy Mills Campaign

Jon Patch welcomes Kathleen Summers, Director of Outreach and Research of the Stop Puppy Mills Campaign for the Humane Association of the United States.  Puppy mills contribute to pet overpopulation and cause countless dogs lifetimes of suffering in squalid wire cages.


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Episode 100 - Frei? Frei?

Jon Patch talks about traveling with your dog and service dogs while they wait for Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show host, David Frei to call in.  Does David finally call in?  Tune in to find out!


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Episode 99 - Talkin' Sharks

Jon Patch is talking sharks today with Jim Kinsler, Assistant Curator of Fishes at SeaWorld Orlando.  Enter into a fascinating journey through one of the world’s largest underwater viewing tunnels. Experience a rare, up-close look at prehistoric predators whose ancestors dominated the sea over a hundred million years before dinosaurs walked the earth, at Shark Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando!


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Episode 98 - The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

Jon Patch talks to Dr  Vint Virga, author of The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human.  As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car.  Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us.


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Episode 97 - Just Talkin'

Jon Patch and his usual suspects are just talking about various pet topics including July 4th weekend, the Galapagos Islands, news, trivia and much more!  Tune in!


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Episode 96 - The Truth about Wolves and Dogs

Jon Patch welcomes author Toni Shelbourne, to talk about her first book, The Truth about Wolves and Dogs, (Dispelling the Myths of Dog Training).  This unique, myth-busting book encourages the reader to challenge old traditions and misconceptions about their canine companion, and question the advice given by out of touch dog trainers. It explains that the dominance method of training was in use long before any wolf pack hierarchy studies were carried out, and will help owners throw out old ideas and begin working with their dogs in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.


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Episode 95 - June is Adopt-A-Cat Month

Jon Patch welcomes Dr. Jane Brunt to talk about American Human Association's Adopt-A-Cat Month!  Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!


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Episode 94 - Fierce Beauty

Jon Patch chats with Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species and the R.S.F., The Rare Species Fund about his new book, Fierce Beauty: Preserving the World of Wild Cats.  Fierce Beauty is a celebration of tigers, leopards, lions, ocelots, and other wild cats that inhabit The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS), a wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The institute’s fifty acres are home to more than one hundred rare animals, from ligers (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress) that stretch nearly twelve feet long to cheetahs capable of running seventy miles per hour.


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Episode 93 - Wicked Tuna

Jon Patch talks to Captain Paul Hebert from the Nat Geo TV show, Wicked Tuna.  Wicked Tuna follows the rod and reel fishermen who ply the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000 - they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.


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Episode 92 - Train Your Dog Positively

Jon Patch welcomes Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet's It's Me or The Dog to talk about her new book, Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!  

In her third book, renowned dog behavior expert Victoria Stilwell provides a comprehensive toolbox designed to help dog owners overcome the most persistent, annoying and dangerous behavior problems in their dogs. Far from being merely another dog training manual, however, it also serves as an easily accessible yet scientifically sound roadmap for understanding where our dogs come from, how they experience the world and what we need to teach them most effectively.


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Episode 91 - Betty White is Hot in Cleveland - and Everywhere!

Jon Patch welcomes iconic golden girl, Betty White to Talkin' Pets!  Jon chats with Betty about her new show, Off Their Rockers as well as Hot In Cleveland, The Golden Girls, the Mary Tyler Moore Show and some you may not remember!

Betty tells us about her trip to the White House including her meeting with Bo Obama, her gorilla encounter, the Morris Animal Foundation and much much more!


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Episode 90 - Bob Barker is Back... So Come on Down!

Animal activist and retired game show host Bob Barker visits Talkin' Pets to let us know what he's been up to lately, including his support of Save the Chimps.  Barker is best known for hosting TV's "The Price is Right" from 1972 to 2007. He used his popularity as a platform to improve the lives of countless animals by ending each telecast with the phrase "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."


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Episode 89 - Talkin' Pets at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Jon Patch broadcasts live from Hotel Penn in New York City at the 2013 Westminster Dog Show.  Jon’s first guest is Jerry Grymek, the official "Doggie Concierge" of the Hotel Pennsylvania. Jerry loves greeting guests and considers all of the dogs as his own. Unlike many hotels in New York City, the Hotel Pennsylvania does not impose a size/weight limit. All dogs are welcome, all year round!


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Episode 88 - Nancy is 80

Guy Gilchrist, the cartoonist who took over the famed comic strip Nancy in 1995, is celebrating the character’s 80th year in existence since first being introduced on January 2, 1933, as Fritzi’s niece, Nancy. Nancy, a slightly chubby and precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character and continues in 2013 as an American daily and Sunday comic strip.  Poochie is Nancy's rescue dog. In current strips, Nancy also has a cat named Rocky and a goldfish called Goldie.


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Episode 87 - The Genius of Dogs

Jon Patch welcomes Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, who along with Vanessa Woods offers revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets, in their book, The Genius of Dogs.  In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. Tune in!


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Episode 86 - How to Talk to Your Pets

Jon Patch welcomes animal communicator and author of How to Talk to Your Pets: Animal Communication for Dogs, Cats, & Other Critters, Gail Thackray to Talkin' Pets this week.  Animal communicator Gail Thackray believes that everyone can learn to talk to their pets. Gail leads you through specific exercises to develop this skill and guides you step-by-step to connect and communicate.


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Episode 85 - Somebody's Baby

This week Jon Patch welcomes singer Lisa Matassa.  With the release of her latest CD, Somebody’s Baby, Long-Island-based Lisa Matassa takes yet another huge step forward in her career as a successful independent artist. The album reflects her musical journey through a collection of songs that are both personal and dynamic. Three of the tunes on the EP were co-written by Lisa herself (“Wouldn’t You Like to Know,” Girl with a Rock ’n Roll Heart,” “Learning as You Grow”) coupled with three covers made famous by other artists (Dolly Parton, Bryan Adams, Nat King Cole). The album’s lead-off track is Lisa’s third single, “Somebody’s Baby,” which is also included as a bonus music video.


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Episode 84 - Talkin' with Tippi

Jon welcomes film star, Tippi Hedren, most well-known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983.

Tippi began her long love affair with wild animals in 1969 while doing a film, Satan's Harvest, in Africa. She "met" a mellow lion, and much of her life since then has been devoted to the big cats. Deeply involved with international conservation groups to save wildlife, and an outspoken voice against cruelty to animals, both wild and domestic, she's a board member of "The Wildlife Safari", founded by her friend, Frank Hart, in Winston, Oregon. She also served on the board of "The Elsa Wild Animal Appeal" founded by her friend, the late Joy Adamson.


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Episode 83 - Phobos: Mayan Fear

Jon Patch welcomes author Steve Alten to this week's Talkin' Pets to talk about Steve's new book, Phobos: Mayan Fear.

Phobos: Mayan Fear, Steve Alten’s third book in the Mayan Prophecy series, is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation.   During Immanuel’s journey with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel, Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared—from the secrets of creation that predate the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species.

The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence.  The ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test.


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Episode 82 - Believe It or Not!

Joining Jon Patch this week is Edward Meyer, the vice president of exhibits and archives for Ripley's Believe It Or Not.  For over 30 years Edward Meyer has traveled around the world collecting unusual stories and unbelievable artifacts to fill Believe It Or Not books and museums.  He is a walking encyclopedia of information, some strange, some gross, but all true.  Tune in!


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Episode 81 - The Old Farmer's Almanac

Jon Patch welcomes Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac.  When Janice Stillman joined The Old Farmer's Almanac as Editor in 2000, she made history. Janice is not only the 13th editor in the Almanac's history but also the first female to hold the title.

In her role as Editor, Janice oversees the development of the annual publication, working closely with writers and other editors to develop new and interesting feature content. She also has a hand in the preparation and production of the seasonal All-Seasons Garden Guide, The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, and the Almanac's line of calendars.


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Episode 80 - Gifts of the Crow

Jon Patch welcomes Tony Angell, master artist and one of the authors of Gifts of the Crow.  Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return.

With its abundance of funny, awe-inspiring, and poignant stories, Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing. A testament to years of painstaking research and careful observation, this fully illustrated, riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature’s most wondrous creatures.


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Episode 79 - Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row

Jon Patch welcomes Kim Kavin, author of LITTLE BOY BLUE: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and his Owner's Journey for Truth.  When Kim Kavin decided that she wanted a puppy, she did what millions of people do every year: clicked on an online photo and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle--advertised as healthy and near her home in New Jersey--was actually a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. 

LITTLE BOY BLUE is the true story of one sweet puppy's journey of survival. It's also a shocking exposé that describes a brutal ongoing reality inside this country's taxpayer-funded shelters, while also detailing the inspiring story of the grass-roots rescue network that has exploded across the nation in recent years.


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Episode 78 - Live from Universal Studios

Jon Patch and crew broadcast live from Universal Studios Orlando, with special guest, Bash Dibra.  When Hollywood stars need to train their pets, they call Bash Dibra. He's taught good manners to dogs owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and many others. Even Rags, the canine star of Spin City, owes his fame to the coaching of Bash.


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Episode 77 - Come Aboard… We’re Expecting You with The Love Boat’s Bernie Kopell

Bernie Kopell, you know him from The Love Boat and as voice of Baron Von Butcher in Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp joins Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss the classic TV series now on DVD. 

In the spirit of Get Smart, ABC’s action-adventure/comedy spy series (1970-72) aired Saturday mornings, starring a cast of chimpanzees whose performances were dubbed with human voices, including those of Dayton Allen, Joan Gerber, Steven Hoffman and The Love Boat’s Bernie Kopell, among others. All 17 episodes have been transferred from the original studio ABC masters.

In a world inhabited by chimps instead of humans, Lancelot Link (Allen), along with partner Mata Hairi (Gerber), is one of the top agents of the Agency to Prevent Evil (APE), a secret organization led by Commander Darwin (Allen) that protects the world from wrongdoers. 


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Episode 76 - Adventures Among Ants

Jon Patch welcomes intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, ‘the Indiana Jones of entomology,’ and author of the book, Adventures Among Ants.  Mark takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo.

Moffett's spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe ants in familiar roles; warriors, builders, big-game hunters, and slave owners. We find them creating marketplaces and assembly lines and dealing with issues we think of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and warfare. Adventures Among Ants introduces some of the world's most awe-inspiring species and offers a startling new perspective on the limits of our own perception.


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Episode 75 - Soldier Dogs

Jon Patch welcomes Maria Goodavage, author of the book, Solder Dogs, which offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.

Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.


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Episode 74 - Paws Up… It’s Arden Moore!

Jon Patch welcomes Oh Behave host Arden Moore to talk about pet behavior, her books Happy Cat Happy You and Happy Dog Happy You, and answers questions about how to achieve harmony in the household with your pets!


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Episode 73 - A Hoppin’ Good Time

Jon Patch, broadcasting live from Universal Studios Orlando, welcomes Marie Mead, author of Rabbits: Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits. This isa book of true stories about rescued rabbits. Marie’s inspiration for the book came from Kali, a black fuzzy lop-eared bunny rescued from a preschool classroom, where she’d been mistreated and neglected. Kali turned out to be such a surprise: strength of will and presence that she never imagined in such a small, quiet, fragile being.  Marie’s book captures the essence of rabbits – their joie de vivre as well as their independence and individual personalities.


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Episode 72 - Dog Talk Diva & The Kentucky Headhunters

In the first half of the show Jon Patch chats with Dog Talk Diva, Camilla Gray Nelson about her book, Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training A Woman’s Way.

Then Jon Patch talks to Richard Young of the award-winning country rock band, The Kentucky Headhunters about their new album, which is their 12th which they recorded in their farm house on 700 acres in Kentucky.  Richard also talks about their new song they recorded for the upcoming film, The Avengers as well as his dogs and his new cat.


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Episode 71 - Best in Show

Jon Patch broadcasts live from Hotel Penn in New York City at the Westminster Dog Show.  Jon’s first guest is Jerry Grymek, the official "Doggie Concierge" of the Hotel Pennsylvania. Jerry loves greeting guests and considers all of the dogs as his own. Unlike many hotels in New York City, the Hotel Pennsylvania does not impose a size/weight limit. All dogs are welcome, all year round!  Next, Jon chats with our own Ada Nieves, host of Vida Doggie on Pet Life Radio about her Pre-Westminster Fashion show and pet fashions!


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Episode 70 - SEAACA

Jon patch chats with Dan Morrison, Executive Director of SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority).  SEAACA is the regional animal care provider for Lakewood, California and eleven other cities.  

SEAACA also collects stray animals, provides low-cost spaying and neutering services, and operates an animal shelter from its headquarters in Downey. Another major job is their investigation of reports of animal cruelty, abuse and illegal animal fighting.


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Episode 69 - Awkward Family Pet Photos

This week Jon Patch chats with Mike Bender, Hollywood screenwriter and creator of the Awkward Family Pet Photos book and website. 

The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets.

There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In fact, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas sweater to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that’s the reason we care about them so much—because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.


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Episode 68 - The Dolphin In The Mirror

Jon Patch welcomes Diana Reiss, author of Dolphin In The Mirror.  Diana Reiss is one of the world’s leading experts on dolphin intelligence. In addition, as a dolphin advocate, she is a leading rescuer who helped inspire and served as an adviser for the Oscar-winning film The Cove.

Here, she combines her science and activism to show just how smart dolphins really are and why we must stop mistreating them. Readers will be astonished at their sophisticated lifelong creativity and playfulness, their emotional intelligence, their level of self-awareness, and their ability to communicate with humans.

In the second part of the show, Jon talks to Rob Atkinson, CEO of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. It is a non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and accredited by the Association of Sanctuaries, designed specifically for old, sick or needy elephants who have been retired from zoos and circuses.


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Episode 67 - Curious Critters

Jon Patch welcomes David FitzSimmons to chat about his new book, Curious Critters. Photographer David FitzSimmons turns his camera on a variety of animals common throughout North America. Curious Critters presents stunning images of everyday animals, including a red flat bark beetle, an Eastern spiny softshell turtle, a spotted salamander, and many other intriguing creatures. Each Curious Critter is photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animal's colors, textures, and shapes with precision and clarity. Along with each photo is an entertaining and educational vignette, told from the critter's perspective: a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators. Young boys and girls will delight in these colorful critters and their tales.


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Episode 66 - Alive Again

On this Halloween show, Jon Patch welcomes Alive Again show host and pet reincarnation expert Brent Atwater.  Brent is your answer resource for USA & Global  Animal reincarnation and Pet reincarnation questions. Brent’s show expands your awareness, ignites hope, heals hearts and empowers your ability to talk with and touch your pet . Ms Atwater teaches you about human animal spiritual contracts and how to know if and when your pet will reincarnate, plus what they will look like!


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Episode 65 - Talkin’ With Tippi

Film star and animal advocate Tippi Hedren joins Jon Patch to talk about recent events in Ohio where exotic pets were released into the public.  Animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them.

Tippi began her long love affair with wild animals in 1969 while doing a film, Satan's Harvest, in Africa. She "met" a mellow lion, and much of her life since then has been devoted to the big cats. Deeply involved with international conservation groups to save wildlife, and an outspoken voice against cruelty to animals, both wild and domestic, she's a board member of "The Wildlife Safari", founded by her friend, Frank Hart, in Winston, Oregon. She also served on the board of "The Elsa Wild Animal Appeal" founded by her friend, the late Joy Adamson.


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Episode 64 - Bugs as Pets

Jon Patch welcomes Jay Hemdal, author of the book Bugs as Pets (Animal Planet Pet Care Library). This book features most of the common insects, spiders, and other arthropods of North America, plus exotic species that are available at pet shops. It includes discussions of mantises, caterpillars, tarantulas, millipedes, hissing roaches, and much more--covering more than 50 species in total.

Jay is the curator of fishes and invertebrates for a large zoo / aquarium.  This aquarium exhibits over 3,200 animals comprising over 315 different species including; flashlight fish, giant spider crabs, giant octopus, moon jellies, coral exhibits, exotic insects, as well as many other, more commonly seen species.


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Episode 63 - Survivors

Jon Patch chats with Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca from the CBS TV series, "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." Jenna Morasca is an actress, former swimsuit model and American reality TV contestant who was the million-dollar grand prize winner of Survivor: The Amazon and previously worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Ethan Zohn is an American reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, the third season of the reality TV series Survivor. Zohn also appeared on the All-Stars edition of the show. After winning Survivor he co-founded Grassroot Soccer, which uses soccer to raise money and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS. On August 20, 2008, he began a 500-mile soccer dribble from Foxboro, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. for that cause.


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Episode 62 - Holy Houndog! It’s Petman & Robin!

Jon Patch welcomes Burt Ward, “Robin” from the TV series Batman.  Burt is the owner/operator of Gentle Giants Rescue.  Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions is a national organization that rescues more than one thousand dogs and puppies each year from countless animal shelters and individuals all across America, and even from some foreign countries. They rescue all of our many breeds as well as "Unique Combinations" of our breeds from wherever they are in need!

Tune in to Talkin' Pets next week... same Pet Time... same Pet Channel!


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Episode 61 - All I Know About Management I Learned from My Dog

This week Jon Patch talks to 91-year-old management guru Martin Levin about what helearned about management from an unlikely source—his dog.  When Martin Levin decided to adopt a dog by the name of Angel, he thought he was in for an interesting experience, yet not a challenging one. It didn’t take long for him to learn that he was wrong. Very wrong. Following one of the guiding mantras of his life to never stop learning, Levin found that each day with his dog brought new insights. Through interacting with Angel, he began to recall some personal adventures that added to this insight.


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Episode 60 - Complete Guide to Dog Grooming

Jon Patch welcomes author Eve Adamson to Talkin’ Pets this week to chat about her new book, Animal Planet Complete Guide to Dog Grooming.  Eve is an award-winning pet writer and New York Times best-selling author who has written or co-written more than 50 books. She is a contributing editor to Dog Fancy magazine, writes the “Good Grooming” column for AKC Family Dog magazine, and is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). In 2005, she won the Hartz Doggie Glamour Award for the best article about grooming. Eve lives in Iowa City with her family and two dogs.

Animal Planet Complete Guide to Dog Grooming is an absolute must-have for any modern dog owner. Using full-color photos, sidebars, and tip boxes, this indispensable manual covers a wide range of important grooming topics, including everything from basic brushing and bathing techniques to detailed eye, ear, and dental care instructions for most American Kennel Club (AKC)-registered breeds.


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Episode 59 - The Holistic Health Guide

This week Jon Patch welcomes Dr. Doug Knueven.  Besides his 20 years of experience lecturing to kennel clubs, Dr. Knueven is a popular speaker at veterinary conferences. In the past 10 years he has lectured on holistic topics at numerous conventional and holistic veterinary conferences across the United States.

Dr. Knueven has written for Clean Run magazine and for four years he by-lined a weekly pet health column in The Beaver County Times and The Allegheny Times. He currently writes regular Q&A columns in Venture Inward Magazine and in Allegheny West Magazine. Dr. Knueven is the author of Stand by Me:  A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People, and the Lives They Share Together and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog.


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Episode 58 - Dogphoria

Jon Patch welcomes Jim Dratfield, author of the book, Dogphoria.  Dogphoria by Jim Dratfield, is a 132-page collection of candid photos of dogs together with insightful quotes that illustrate the companionship and loyalty of dogs.

Jim is the photographer-owner of Petography, a pet-photography firm whose clients include Jennifer Aniston, Henry Kissinger, Oscar de la Renta, and Len Riggio. Petography. Jim's books have been featured on 20/20, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Primetime Live, and CBS's Early Show, and in print features and reviews in USA Today, People, Town & Country, and other publications. He lives in New York City.


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Episode 57 - Red-Eared Sliders

Jon Patch welcomes Katrina Smith, author of Red-Eared Sliders.  The most common turtle found in home aquariums, red-eared sliders are great pets for both novice and experienced turtle keepers. Originally a native of warm climates, these semi-aquatic turtles love to bask in the sun when they aren’t foraging for food. Written by a turtle rescuer and rehabilitator, Red-Eared Sliders is an all-inclusive guide to caring for this popular turtle species.


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Episode 56 - At the End of My Leash

Jon Patch talks to trainer, author and TV personality, Brad Pattison.  Brad Pattison is best known for his television series, At the End of My Leash which aired as In the Dog House on Animal Planet in the United States. The show is currently in its sixth season in Canada where it airs on Slice. At the End of My Leash also airs on Animal Planet in the UK, the Home Channel in South Africa, Norway on FEM, Sweden on SVT2, and Finland on MTV3. It also appears in Italy and Germany and over 50 other countries.

Pattison is the author of three books, Dog Babysitting Course for Kids Synergy, and Unleashed.


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Episode 55 - For The Love of Dogs

Jon Patch talks with Allison Weiss Entrekin, editor of  Doggie Aficionado Magazine and author of For The Love of Dogs: An A-to-Z Primer for Dog Lovers of All Ages.  What is it that makes people so crazy about dogs? Whether it's their tail-wagging-happy personalities or noses with miraculous smell-detecting sense, dogs offer so much to keep us enthralled with their companionship. This all-new book explores our canine obsession in a fresh and humorous way. For the Love of Dogs expresses the passion we feel for our pets using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text. The result is a tribute to pooches that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.


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Episode 54 - The Happy Adopted Dog

Jon Patch talks to Tammy Gagne, author of the book “The Happy Adopted Dog.”  Tammy Gagne, assisted by Consulting Veterinary Editor Wayne Hunthausen, D.V.M., goes through the ins and outs and whys and why-nots of dog adoption in this book meant to be read before heading to the shelter. The first several chapters give the lowdown on how to proceed before the dog even arrives home; like where to adopt, how to adopt, and who to adopt. One of the best points Gagne makes is that even those adopters whose heart may be set on a specific breed or a puppy can find what they're looking for with a little patience and some research into breed specific rescue organizations.


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Episode 53 - Lord of the Wings

This week Jon Patch talks to Jim Jenner, The Pigeon Guy. Jim Jenner is something like the Ken Burns of pigeon racing. His small, Philipsburg-based production company has released 11 documentaries on the topic. In all of his stories, Jenner always seems to come back to a certain theme: the inextricable connection between a pigeon racer and his flock. To understand this strange sport and its vast history, Jenner says you have to first start with the bond between man and bird.


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Episode 52 - Pillow With A Heartbeat

Jon Patch talks to author Nancy Stanley.  A pioneer in the field, Nancy Stanley first introduced “Animal Therapy” to severely handicapped children and to convalescent hospitals for the elderly in 1982 after founding Tender Loving Zoo, a nonprofit organization. She talks about her experiences, the benefits of pet therapy, and new gift book PILLOW WITH A HEARTBEAT, narrated by therapy dog Truffles.


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Episode 51 - Must Love Cats

Jon Patch welcomes the host of the new Animal Planet series, Must Love Cats, John FultonMust Love Cats is a celebration of fascinating felines and the fascinating people who love them.

The show is hosted by musician John Fulton, who combines his love for ditties with kitties. He is on a mission to prove to himself and the world that America is filled — north to south, east to west — with cat lovers, and is in fact a Cat-nation.


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Episode 50 - Come On Down! Bob Barker is Back in the House!

Jon Patch welcomes back the most popular game show host of all time, Bob Barker!  Bob talks about The Price is Right, his work with animals and answers questions from callers.

Robert William "Bob" Barker is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. After holding the Price is Right job for 35 years and being in television for 50 years, Barker retired in June 2007.  Barker has been a long-time supporter of animal rights, and of animal-rights activism, including groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.


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Episode 49 - Secretariat

Jon Patch welcomes Otto Thorwarth from the Disney film, “Secretariat” and Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Tweedy.  Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy) is an American sportswoman who bred and raced Secretariat, the 1973 winner of the Triple Crown.

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -- with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin -- manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.


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Episode 48 - IFAW - Saving Animals in Crisis Around the World

Jon Patch talks to Dick Green, Disaster Response Manager for IFAW. From the outset, the founders of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, or IFAW, rejected the notion that the interests of humans and animals were separate. Instead they embraced the understanding that the fate and future of harp seals-and all other animals on Earth-are inextricably linked to our own.


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Episode 47 - Environmental Ed

Jon Patch starts the new year off with Environmental Ed who is a 30-year plus conservationist and environmentalist about blackbirds falling from the sky, questions from listeners and more!


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Episode 46 - Kristine W – Straight Up With A Twist

Jon Patch talks to international recording artist, Kristine W.  Fully embodying the title of her 15th and latest #1 track on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart, Kristine W— an international dance music icon since the late 90s--is finding exciting new ways to share “The Power of Music” with the release of Straight Up with a Twist, an extraordinarily ambitious, four years in the making project (2-CDs, 30 tracks) that marks her highly anticipated contemporary jazz debut.

Kristine’s venture into a new genre expands upon the incredible success she has enjoyed for many years in the dance world and beyond.


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Episode 45 - The 50+ Dog Owner

Jon welcomes Author (and member of the "50+ Club") Mary Jane Checchi  who offers expert advice in key areas relevant to her readership, such as travel, housing, cost of care, and equipment. The 50+ Dog Owner also explores the numerous health benefits linked to dog ownership for those with depression, loneliness, high blood pressure, and heart disease.


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Episode 44 - Pet Reincarnation

In this episode Jon Patch talks to Brent Atwater.  Brent has the ability to see a pet's physical energy in the future.  As the foremost authority on pet reincarnation, Brent and her dog Friend (who’s on his 5th reincarnation) are fun and informative guests.


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Episode 43 - PETem PADS

Jon Patch welcomes back Robert Kunze from PETem PADs.  PET'em PAD is a non-invasive, therapeutic process that is safe, effective and economical. The PET'em PAD is a simple to use form of alternative therapy to complement traditional healing methods.  PET'em PAD uses a series of multi-vibrational fields passing through tissues and cells to assist the body's normal healing process.


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Episode 42 - By Nature

Jon Patch talks to Deborah Reddick, nutritionist for By Nature Pet Foods.  By Nature Pet Foods helps keep your pet feeling young with a powerful mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to promote a strong immune system.  Formulated to help support your pet's natural defenses against the effects of aging, illness, physical and environmental stress.


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Episode 41 - Pinups For Pit Bulls

Jon Patch chats with Little Darling about her “Pinups For Pit Bulls.”  Pinups for Pit Bulls, Inc. works to educate the public about the history and temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier and Bully Breeds, to raise awareness about Breed Specific Legislation and Breed-Specific abuse, and to raise funds for bully-breed-friendly rescues and dogs in need.

Their goal is to reestablish the defamed reputation of the Pit Bull as America's premier companion animal, war hero, and therapy dog.


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Episode 40 - Chase Away K9 Cancer

Jon Patch welcomes Cera Reusser, founder of Chase Away K9 Cancer.  Like many worthwhile organizations, the Chase Away K9 Cancer campaign finds its beginnings at the end of a great love and loss. And, like a Phoenix rising from the depths of sorrow, works to provide new hope and promise for many, now and in the future.

Propelled to action by the loss of Chase, her beautiful black Lab and determined to find a cure for this devastating disease, Cera set off on a mission to do all she could to help in this crucial battle. She decided that she could be a hero for Chase. Her efforts through fundraising and organizing have made a huge difference in the fight against canine cancer. Her example has helped many others to join in this valiant fight.


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Episode 39 - Puppies: A Complete Guide to Raising a Happy Puppy in a Positive Environment

Jon Patch talks to author Joan Capuzzi, VMD about her book “Puppies: A Complete Guide to Raising a Happy Puppy in a Positive Environment.”

Puppies is a comprehensive, visually organized roadmap that navigates puppy husbandry—from selecting a puppy to preparing to bring one home to acquiring, training, and living with the new family member. It also addresses such practicalities as health care and behavior, cost, nutrition, and dog accoutrements. Practicing vet Dr. Joan Capuzzi guides the reader down the exciting but unpredictable journey of puppyhood, that vulnerable period that, when navigated in an enlightened manner, can yield a healthy, well socialized, mature adult dog.


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Episode 38 - Come On Down! Bob Barker Visits Talkin’ Pets

Jon Patch talks to legendary Price Is Right host and animal advocate Bob Barker about what’s new in Bob’s world, his book and much more!


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Episode 37 - Small Dog, Big Dog

Jon Patch talks to critically acclaimed photographer and author of “Greyhounds”, Barbara Karant about her new book, “Small Dog, Big Dog.”  Whether you prefer Chihuahuas tiny enough to tuck into your bag or Great Danes that are nearly as large as a pony, every dog lover has a very special breed that touches his heart a little bit more than the rest. Large or small, dogs have a way of bringing out the best in people. In this unique ode to man’s best friend, Barbara Karant, author of the critically acclaimed photography book Greyhounds, playfully captures colossal canines and pint-sized pooches together in more than 150 one-of-a-kind, full-color photographs that portray their charming and often hilarious differences and similarities.


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Episode 36 - Take Your Game to the Next Level

Jon talks to Laurie Leach, author of “The Intermediate's Guide to Dog Agility” which is designed for the agility competitor who has mastered beginner-level agility skills and is ready for her next challenge in this exciting sport.  Laurie Leach is an agility competitor on the local and national level and teaches agility from beginning to advanced levels. Known for keeping instruction both simple and fun, Laurie has built a devoted following of students and readers.


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Episode 35 - My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story

Jon Patch talks to director Mark St. Germain and producer Daryl Roth of  “My Dog:  An Unconditional Love Story.”

MY DOG: AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE STORY explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers. Viewers are offered an intimate glimpse into the lives of these actors and musicians, authors and designers through the aspect of their lives that unites them all: the profound connection they have with their dogs.

A tribute to all the dogs that have made our lives richer and happier, MY DOG captures the remarkable bond between our dogs and ourselves. In appreciation, twenty percent of every dollar earned by the film will be donated to nonprofit animal welfare charities designated by our participants.


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Episode 34 - A Chance For Bliss

Jon Patch talks to David “Woody” Bartley about A Chance For Bliss.  A Chance for Bliss, Inc. is a non-profit corporation committed to the care and welfare of animals on an extraordinary scale, particularly canine and equine, with strong emphasis on seniors and those with special needs.

A Chance for Bliss, Inc. is a Sanctuary and any being which finds his way to us becomes a permanent resident, benefiting from the comfort and security of having a loving, caring Forever Home.  A Chance for Bliss, Inc. promotes the Truth of the inherent worth of all beings, regardless of age, condition, or any other factor.


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Episode 33 - Gotta Blast With Debi Derryberry – The Voice of Jimmy Neutron!

Jon Patch chats it up with Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy Neutron.  For many years a strong advocate for animals, Debi is currently involved with the organization Safety Around Dogs, which features her song “My Dog’s My Buddy” on their website.


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Episode 32 - Top Tips From Top Trainers

Jon welcomes APDT Dog Trainer Kellyann Conway-Payne to chat about The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training.  Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. Unlike other dog training books that focus on basic advice, this innovative guide offers the average dog owner a plethora of interesting and helpful factoids previously known only by the professional dog trainers who developed them.


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Episode 31 - From Elephants to Mice – Animals Who Have Touched My Life

A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our lives. Join veterinarian, animal lover and author of "From Elephants to Mice - Animals Who Have Touched My Life” Dr. James Mahoney as he shares heartfelt and often heart-wrenching stories of a cast of creatures who left a permanent mark on his soul.


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Episode 30 - The Genesis Awards

Jon talks to Beverly Kaskey, director of the Hollywood Office of The HSUS about this year’s Genesis Awards, to be broadcast on Animal Planet, Saturday May 6th. Beverly , assumed responsibility for organizing this year's Genesis after 10 years under the leadership of Gretchen Wyler. The philosophy behind the awards, she explained, is that "the media has the power to change minds and influence behavior, ultimately leading to a more humane society."


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Episode 29 - A Whale of a Tale

Jon talks to zoologist Jarod Miller about the killer whale attack at Sea World. Jarod Miller is a naturalist, zoologist, pet expert and regular guest lecturer for zoos, universities and promotional events. Jarod has spoken on captive management and wildlife conservation at various venues, including the White House.


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Episode 28 - Being With Animals

Jon Patch talks to author, Barbara J. King about her book, “Being With Animals.” Animals are an integral part of our lives and culture. We can find them in children's books as talking characters, in our living rooms snuggled up on the couch or on our dinner plates next to a heap of mashed potatoes. In "Being with Animals," anthropologist Barbara J. King explains how this unique relationship came to be by tracing it back to our earliest human ancestors.


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Episode 27 - Freedom Service Dogs – Amazing Dogs for Deserving Veterans

Jon welcomes Sharan Wilson, Executive Director of Freedom Service Dogs.  Freedom Service Dogs acquires and trains dogs that have the potential to successfully undergo and complete the rigorous seven to ten month training that allows them to assist people with disabilities, thus increasing their independence and peace of mind. They focus their efforts on donating these wonderful animals to disabled military veterans to help restore some normalcy to their difficult lives.  Virtually all Freedom Service Dogs are rescued themselves from shelters. Those that do not fulfill all the comprehensive training requirements are found adoptive homes.


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Episode 26 - The Cat Lover's Book of Days

Jon talks to Peg Silloway, the author of “The Cat Lover’s Book of Days.”  This book is for everyone who has ever loved and been owned by a cat, whether purebred or poundling.  Each day is all about cats - the unique names we give them (or they choose for themselves), the famous people who have hosted them, and their place in history, myth, and magic. There are also extras sprinkled like bits of catnip throughout the book to provide more fun and laughter. The book features scores of photos of real cats - sent in by their owners, hosts, staff - along with their individual stories.


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Episode 25 - The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care

Jon talks to Dr. Jean Hofvre, one of the authors of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care.  This comprehensive guide to holistic cat care covers topics such as natural nutrition, preventive medicine, natural remedies, hands on healing, and more.  The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care also includes a complete bibliography and a list of suppliers of holistic remedies and services. As with all other pet health guides, it is a comprehensive resource intended to complement veterinary care, not replace it


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Episode 24 - Do More With Your Dog!

Jon talks to world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Show performer, dog trainer, and internationally bestselling author, Kyra Sundance. Kyra's world-acclaimed acrobatic Stunt Dog Team performs on premier stages internationally at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on television shows such as The Tonight Show (twice), Ellen, ET, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and more. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney’s Underdog stage show, and starred in a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco.


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Episode 23 - Dog Trainer To The Stars

Jon talks to dog trainer to the stars, Bash Dibra.  When Hollywood stars need to train their pets, they call Bash Ditbra. He's taught good manners to dogs owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and many others. Even Rags, the canine star of Spin City, owes his fame to the coaching of Bash. Bash has been involved in dog training and writing pet training books for over 30 years which help pet owners address dog problems and cat problems. His books and dog training video incorporate humane pet training and promote responsible pet ownership methods.


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Episode 22 - Don’t Buy Heartache for the Holidays

Jon and company talk to Kathleen Summers, manager for the Puppy Mills campaign for the Humane Society of the United States. or decades, The HSUS has fought puppy mills on all fronts. From conducting investigations to strengthening laws, we won't stop until dogs are not suffering in puppy mills any longer. Join us in the fight—with your help, we can win


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Episode 21 - Katy’s In The House!

Dr. Katy Meyer from Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service joins Jon to answer medical questions and behavior questions from listeners about their pets, and find out how an Illinois Zoo will make $16,500 this year from jewelry made from reindeer droppings!  Tune in!


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Episode 20 - Rescue Ink

Jon Patch and company talk to Johnny O of Rescue Ink.  With his “Clark Kent” glasses and ski cap, Johnny O’s look is best described as “coffeehouse biker.” A former personal bodyguard, he loves the martial arts, reflected in his tattoos of symbolic Chinese animals, from a fiery dragon to a contemplative crane. Like all the guys, Johnny O is a pit-bull advocate – he owns two, look-alikes named Lucy and Chuck – and he educates about their undeservedly bad rap every chance he gets.


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Episode 19 - Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Jon and the gang celebrate Halloween with scary stories and terrifying tunes! Tune in… if you dare!


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Episode 18 - World Atlas of Dog Breeds

Jon talks to author Dominique De Vito about the new edition of the World Atlas of Dog Breeds.  The World Atlas of Dog Breeds is the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia of dog breeds available in the world. Three years in the making, this invaluable reference includes more than 420 internationally recognized dog breeds and varieties and provides detailed history, personality, traits, and care and training requirements for every breed.


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Episode 17 - Kinky’s Celebrity Pet Files

Kinky Friedman is a man who wears many hats — not just a Stetson. Aside from being a politico, folksinger, and mystery author, he's also a longtime animal advocate and feels as passionately about his pets as he does about legislative reform. But rather than simply write about his own experiences, why shouldn't he include a few friends? Of course, Kinky's address book is unique, and he's taken full advantage. In his new collection, Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files, the Kinkster writes about his famous friends and their pets you've never met, each with a story as delightful and offbeat as the author himself.


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Episode 16 - It’s Not Just For The Birds With Tippi Hedren

Jon welcomes film star, Tippi Hedren, most well-known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983


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Episode 15 - Birds, Armadillos, Cows & Kanye

Jon and the gang talk about everything from dropping cows to Kanye West on this edition of Talkin' Pets!


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Episode 14 - A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog with Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, Dean had forged a career out of industry and imagination. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they had made a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie. Hear his story on this episode of Talkin' Pets!


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Episode 13 - Dana & Daisy: The Proposal

Jon and the crew are talking this week about protein bars, today in history, G-Force, manure power, Dana gets a proposal from Daisy the dog, pet news, Julie & Julia & loud noises and pets and much more!


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Episode 12 - Talkin’ Pets With Golden Girl Betty White

Jon & the gang welcome the incomparable Betty White to talk about The Morris Animal Foundation, The Proposal, Golden Girls, Million Dollar Password, upcoming projects and of course, pets and animals!


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Episode 11 - Badgers Gone Wild!

This week Jon and the gang are Talkin’ Pets about today in history, what can’t roaches live without, movies, Bruno, pet news, & drunk badgers.


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Episode 10 - How Fast Does A Dragonfly?

This week on Talkin’ Pets, Jon and company talk about dragonflies, Bugsy Siegel, The Proposal, Betty White, the fact that in Mississippi the shrimp are too shrimpy and why Sandra Bullock is naked.


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Episode 9 - PETem PADS

This week Jon and the gang are Talkin’ Pets about Acupressure, MTV, Reality Shows, “The Hangover”, Trivia, Pet News, and PETem PADs with special guest, Robert Kunze.


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Episode 8 - Boss… The Planes, The Planes!

This week Jon and the gang are Talkin’ Pets about Fantasy Island, Pet Trivia, Movie Reviews, How Long Do Robins Live, Rabies, and Walkin’ the Dinosaur Trail!


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Episode 7 - Endango!

This week Jon and the gang are Talkin’ Pets about Elastic Earth and a new environmental board game called Endango, Dora the Explorer, history trivia, sharks, pet news, Star Trek, and more!


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Episode 6 - Porcupine & Antelope.... You're Fired!

It's another week with Jon and the Gang, talkin' about Pet Allergies, Pet News, Pet Trivia, Call-ins, Swine Flu, Movie Reviews, pets on holiday cards , Abba, and find out who's gettnig fired at the Bronx Zoo.


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Episode 5 - She's Just Being Miley

This week on Talkin' Pets, Jon and the gang talk pets of course. Other topics include Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, catfish, toilets, American Idol, Britain's Got Talent sensation, Susan Boyle and Bo, the Obama's Portuguese Water Dog.


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Episode 4 - Mardi Gras At Universal Studios!

This week on Talkin' Pets, Jon Patch and the gang are live from Mardi Gras at Universal Studios in Orlando! Topics include Kelly Clarkson, pet trivia, movies, X-Men, Roosevelt's dogs, and a poem by Jon.


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Episode 3 - Bo Knows Pets

This week Jon Patch talks pets and music with music artists and former American Idol contestant Bo Bice.  Topics include Bo’s life since Idol, upcoming events, Camp Nashville and life on the farm with his family and pets.


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Episode 2 - Talkin' Pets Week of March 23, 2009

In this week’s edition of Talkin’ Pets, Jon Patch talks about Rosie O’Donnell, the black death plague in England, a caller who wants to put a gold grill on his dog’s teeth and separation anxiety.


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Episode 1 - Talkin' Pets Week of March 7, 2009

Host Jon Patch and this week’s co-host Leigh Toborowsky talk about Training/First Aid, Exotic Animals, American Idol and more!  Tune in!


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