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Glynis McCants on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

















Maggie Golden Retriever Goes Nuts Over Dogs On TV

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Can dogs see what’s on TV?  The conventional wisdom is that they see TV very differently than humans — that they don’t really know what they are seeing.

Here is an article from that explains how dogs’ vision is different from humans’.

And here’s one from

Now you tell me what’s going on in this video of Maggie Golden Retriever.  Is she just reacting to a “blob,” or does she think she’s seeing a dog?  Notice that most of the time she’s right in the face of the dogs on TV.


Update on Callie’s Soccer Nosers

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Here’s some slightly better video of Callie doing her soccer “nosers.” Sorry about the lighting, but you’ll get the idea.


Animal Assisted Therapy at Phoenix Childrens Hospital and the “Dine With Your Dog” Program: Podcast

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Learn from the pros about “animal assisted therapy,” as practiced at Phoenix Childrens Hospital.  Mary Lou Jennings and Julie Adams talk about:

  • How animal assisted therapy works
  • Some wonderful successes in helping children recover from illness and/or surgery
  • What is required of a therapy dog
  • How to get involved
  • How to support the program

Julie Adams also describes the “Dine With Your Dog” program.  Here are some photos from past “Dine With Your Dog” dinners.  For more information about the “Dine With Your Dog” program, click here.

Dog Bonding Lessons You Can Learn from the Pros

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

What do Dean Koontz, Ted Kerasote, Kyra Sundance, Michelle Douglas, and Tom Sullivan have in common? For one thing, they love dogs. Secondly, they have very strong and caring relationships with their dogs. And, finally, they have been guests on the “My Doggie Says…”radio talk show on KFNX-1100, in Phoenix.

Every Wednesday night, on the “My Doggie Says…”radio show, I interview one of the top dog-book authors in the country, or one of the best dog trainers, or someone else who’s life, or livelihood, depends on dogs. One consistent message is that many dog experts get into very close relationships with their dogs. It’s a trend that I like to call “dog bonding”– building a strong connection with your dog.

The notion of “all alpha all the time” or making sure that you are dominant over your dog at all times, is giving way to kinder, gentler training methods. Many trainers are working on “positive reinforcement”methods, where they try to always reward good behavior without penalizing bad behavior.

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Dean Koontz on the "My Doggie Says…" Radio Show

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Dean Koontz has published over a 100 books, and, in many of them, he has included a dog as a character. He has also written several books about Trixie, his Golden Retriever, such as “Life is Good! Lessons in Joyful Living,” by Trixie Koontz, Dog. On the occasion of the release of his newest dog book, “a big little life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog.” Dean describes the close relationship between himself and Trixie, as well as several humorous things that Trixie did. He also expresses amazement at Trixie’s intelligence.

The “My Doggie Says” show helps listeners gain a deeper appreciation for Man™s Best Friend. The show is broadcast live from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights, on KFNX 1100, Phoenix. It is streamed live on Host Fred Haney interviews dog whisperers, dog trainers, authors of dog books, and experts on all aspects of dogs and dog behavior and dog nature. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, click on “Podcast,” and search for “My Doggie Says…”

Check out the dog-relationship books written by all of the authors who have appeared on the “My Doggie Says” show:

What Person are You, Golden Retriever? By Dr. Callie, Golden Retriever

Monday, February 11th, 2008

You may have read that there’s a new book that helps people figure out, if they were a dog, which dog would they be? Here’s a link to the article. The book is called, “Which Dog Are You?”

There are also some sites where a person can take an on-line test to see which dog they are. Here’s an example at

Well, if people can have a “which dog are you?” book, I decided my doggie friends should have a “which person are you?” book. So I decided to start writing it, and I thought I’d use myself as an example for the first chapter.

According to the AKC, Golden Retrievers are supposed to be friendly, reliable, and trustworthy. I think I’m all of those things. But I decided to learn more about my personality, so I took an on-line personality test. You (my doggie friends) can do this at this web site.

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