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Episode 246 - dog owning in the time of Covid and Jess and Moxie Ride Around the World


Released Sat December 11, 2021
Length: 1:57:53
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Carolyn Menteith and

With more dogs around, who may be poorly socialised from lower-than-average exposure to social situations, reduced training, and vet visits there may be new problems we have to face with our four-legged friends.

Superb behaviourist Carolyn Menteith discusses the finding of research by into the rise of antisocial behaviour among our dogs. You can keep up to date with Caroyn on Facebook.

Most dogs are - exactly as we are - selectively social. We have our friends and our families, people we want to interact with with, have fun with, talk to, go to the pub with, but that's actually quite a small group. We don't want to have everybody in the supermarket bouncing up to us, wanting to hug us, and stroke our hair.
 - Carolyn Menteith

Jess Stone and Moxie Ride Around the World

In March 2022, Jess Stone is beginning an around-the-world motorcycle journey with her German Shepherd Dog, Moxie, to raise $100k for the nonprofit Girl Up to support their global girls' empowerment programs and share stories about their impact during the journey. Please check out the fundraiser page for all the info.

Jessica Stone is riding around the world on a motorcycle with her 75-lb dog on the back. This one-of-a-kind world adventure is a partnership with Girl Up to raise $100k for girls’ empowerment. The 5-continent world journey begins at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala on March 5, 2022. Donate now – or shop Ruffly ethical outdoor dog gear and 10% goes to Girl Up!*

We got her used to the sound of the bike without her on it, we got her used to being in the carrier off of the bike, so she could get used to lying in it - how you would teach a dog to be comfortable in a crate, she used it as her comfy place. it was all positive reinforcement.
 - Jess Stone


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