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How 2 Dog

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The ultimate podcast for dog lovers, How 2 Dog is here to answer everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our four-legged friends. Each week host and world-renowned animal expert Sherri Davis (from Hudson & Rex) draws on illuminating conversations with fellow experts and her own vast experience to get to the bottom of our listeners’ canine questions. Call our hotline to ask your question at 1-833-HOW-2-DOG.

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Introducing How 2 Dog
26-02-2021
Introducing How 2 Dog
We’re excited to announce the first season of How 2 Dog; the ultimate podcast for dog lovers! Each week host and world-renowned animal expert Sherri Davis (from Hudson & Rex) draws on illuminating conversations with fellow experts and her own vast experience to get to the bottom of our listeners’ canine questions. Call our hotline and ask your question at 1-833-HOW-2-DOG. Coming March 16th, 2021
Grooming: Highs and Lows
20-12-2021
Grooming: Highs and Lows
Professional dog groomers are on the front lines of caring for your furry family members. Whether you're dealing with gum on their paws or getting ready to take the Westminster Kennel Club by storm, you need an amazing groomer in your corner. Sherri talks with Nadia Bongelli, the #1 ranked competitive groomer in Canada, about life behind the stage at dog shows and with Tanya Ellis, her once student and now owner of Pooches’n’Pals, about common myths and misconceptions when it comes to caring for your dog's coat.
Dog Jobs Pt1: Police Dogs
13-12-2021
Dog Jobs Pt1: Police Dogs
Some dogs have jobs just like us. But what is life like for a dog with a serious job, and what is it like to work beside one of these talented doggos? This week we’re calling the cops! Sherri has two fascinating conversations with police dog handlers. First, Sgt. Jim Gourley of the Calgary Police Canine Unit talks about the service provided by their Unit’s canines and how the force has started publicly recognizing their contribution. Then, Marijke Barnson from the Western Cadaver Dog Association gives us a rare and touching look into the important work of cadaver dogs.
Understanding Dog Talk
06-12-2021
Understanding Dog Talk
This week we’re talking about… talking! About how dogs communicate with us. Barks, growls, whimpers, tail wags, licks and looks; is a dog’s behaviour a manifestation of their emotions that we can decode, or will we always have a communication divide between them and humans? Sherri talks to trainer Jill Breitner, developer of the Dog Decoder App, about reading doggo body language. Then Sherri talks with trainer Sarah Hodgson, author of Puppies for Dummies, about the meaning behind barks and whether we should try to get our dogs to bark less often.
Sleep and Dogs: What Do Dogs Dream About?
29-11-2021
Sleep and Dogs: What Do Dogs Dream About?
There's an old expression: It's best to let sleeping dogs lie. But what if your dog is having a nightmare? Should you wake them up? And how do we even know what dogs are dreaming about? Sherri talks with dog trainer Shaun Harnack about how to set up the best environment in our home for dogs to have restful sleeps. Then Sherri talks with Harvard psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett about dreams and what we think might be happening when a dog is snoozing. Do they count sheep? Listen to find out.
Dog Senses Pt1: Hearing
22-11-2021
Dog Senses Pt1: Hearing
We've all heard that dogs have amazing senses. But what do we really know about how our doggos perceive the world? Sherri has a fantastic conversation with Dr. Peter' Skip' Scheifele, executive director of FETCHLAB, about all things related to hearing and dogs. Can they hear better than we do? Are dog whistles a real thing? And is there anything we can do to prevent or treat hearing loss in dogs? Peter would know–he's currently developing the world's first hearing aid designed specifically for dogs. There's so much for dogs to hear, and so much to hear about dogs.
Traveling with Your Dog; Planes and Cars
15-11-2021
Traveling with Your Dog; Planes and Cars
We're all feeling the urge to travel these days. But what about our doggos? Is it safe to take our canines with us when we hit the road? And what about the tarmac? Sherri talks with aviation pilot and YouTube celebrity Captain Joe Diebolder about how (and when) to fly with your dog and Arlene Lebovic, owner of Your Dog Butler, about lessons learned from running a dog taxi service.
How 2 Puppy
08-11-2021
How 2 Puppy
Over the past year, puppy ownership has been on the rise. It's a perfect time for Sherri and her guests to cover the fundamentals of bringing a puppy home. Sherri talks with Sydney Bleicher, director of training at Ultimate Puppy, about puppy basics and with esteemed dog trainer Brian Kilcommons about puppy behaviour and crate training. This is your Puppy 101.
Can I Pet Your Dog?
01-11-2021
Can I Pet Your Dog?
Sherri Davis, Canada's Dog Master, is back for a second season of How 2 Dog to answer all your burning canine questions. Today, it's all about doggy consent. Sherri talks with a certified professional trainer Irith Bloom about reading your dog's comfort level in public situations and with Dr. Karen London about how to handle visitors. A must listen for anyone who has had to answer the question: Can I Pet Your Dog?
Choosing a Dog Breed
04-05-2021
Choosing a Dog Breed
Adopting a mutt? Purchasing a purebred? What do prospective owners really need to consider when it comes to choosing the right breed of dog for their family? Dog expert Sherri Davis discusses all these topics and more, first interviewing Dani Dies, the Intake and Adoption Manager at the Toronto dog rescue, Coveted Canines. Later in the episode, Sherri sits down with her very own veterinarian of over 20 years, Dr. Matt Croskery, to chat about things to consider when deciding on the right breed and breeder for you.
Can Dogs and Humans Get Each Other Sick?
27-04-2021
Can Dogs and Humans Get Each Other Sick?
Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to disease, parasites, and other pathogens – but did you know that there are some maladies that can be shared between our two species? Sherri Davis, Canada’s Dog Master, talks to Dr. Sarah Hamer about ways to prevent disease transmission. Then we hear from Dr. Anne-Lise Chaber and Dr. Susan Hazel who have been working on training dogs to sniff out illness in humans.
Could my dog be a TV Star?
20-04-2021
Could my dog be a TV Star?
Do you think your pooch could be on a TV show? Do you have what it takes to be a wrangler yourself? Dog expert Sherri Davis gives an insider look at what it’s really like to train Diesel (aka Rex on the hit series Hudson & Rex). We also hear from Victoria Manson who has worked with Sherri for 10 years training and wrangling dogs. These two experts in their field explain that there’s more than meets the eye when getting a dog ready for the bright lights of stardom.
How do I deal with a dog that BITES?
13-04-2021
How do I deal with a dog that BITES?
Dogs use their mouths to experience their world. But what happens when a dog’s friendly mouthing turns into something more serious? Are there ways to prevent your dog from biting? And what are the laws surrounding a bite? Sherri Davis, Canada’s Dog Master, looks for answers by talking to Certified Animal Behaviourist Michael Shikashio. Then, to learn more about how the legal system treats bite incidents, Sherri sits down with Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeremy Magence to learn more about DOLA – the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.
Help! My dog was attacked by a wild animal!
06-04-2021
Help! My dog was attacked by a wild animal!
A hike in the deep woods or a city trail sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day with your dog, but could this idyllic pastime prove to be dangerous? What should dog owners know when encountering wildlife? Dog expert Sherri Davis speaks to Yukon Territory resident Heidi Warren, whose dog was attacked by a Lynx. Sherri also interviews Vanessa Isnardy, a Provincial Coordinator at WildSafe BC, to get a better understanding of how you and your dog can stay safe when out for a walk.
Calories in, calories out: The relationship between feeding and fitness
30-03-2021
Calories in, calories out: The relationship between feeding and fitness
With so many meal options available to pet owners, and vastly differing opinions on what is “the best”, it’s hard to know what exactly we should be feeding our dogs to keep them healthy. Dog Master Sherri Davis tackles this hotly debated topic with raw-food advocate and Veterinarian Dr. Nick Thompson, and discusses how fitness and feeding go hand-in-hand with Veterinarian Dr. Faith Banks, and Tamara Zerener, founder of Toronto’s Fit Dogs.
Their hips don’t lie! How to help your aging dog
23-03-2021
Their hips don’t lie! How to help your aging dog
It’s a fact of life that our pets will get old – but is there a way to help prevent and ease pain as our dogs go grey? Dog expert Sherri Davis talks to palliative veterinarian Dr. Faith Banks who specializes in end-of-life care for pets. Later we hear from holistic veterinarian Dr. Katherine Kramer who gives Sherri more information about alternative medicine, like CBD for dogs.
Can my dog really understand me?
16-03-2021
Can my dog really understand me?
Sherri Davis, Canada’s Dog Master, uncovers the truth about whether dogs can actually understand the words that we say. Sitting down with Dr. Claudia Fugazza and Helge Svela of the Genius Dog Challenge, Sherri finds out more about the science of dog language retention and what it takes to determine if your canine pal is REALLY listening to you.
Introducing How 2 Dog
26-02-2021
Introducing How 2 Dog
We’re excited to announce the first season of How 2 Dog; the ultimate podcast for dog lovers! Each week host and world-renowned animal expert Sherri Davis (from Hudson & Rex) draws on illuminating conversations with fellow experts and her own vast experience to get to the bottom of our listeners’ canine questions. Call our hotline and ask your question at 1-833-HOW-2-DOG. Coming March 16th, 2021