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July 15th 2017:Keeping the Family Happy Together: Pets and Children

Pets can make a great addition to any family but it can be a bit of challenge for families caring for pets and children. Children may adore their four-legged family member so much that some of their behavior upsets the pet such as excessive hugging and petting. The vice versa can also be true, like an over excited pooch hopping and knocking a small child down. On today’s show, we will learn more about how we can help our pets and children form stronger bonds and prevent them from performing behaviors that will upset them.

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Victoria Stilwell

Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series It's Me or the Dog as well as Greatest American Dog on CBS, Dogs Might Fly on Sky One and her hit web series about the real world of police K-9’s and their handlers, Guardians of the Night. Having filmed over 110 episodes of It’s Me or the Dog since 2005, Stilwell is able to reach audiences in over 120 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. A best-selling author, Stilwell appears frequently in the media and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. A passionate advocate for positive dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief o
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Justine Schuurmans

After having children of her own, Justine Schuurmans soon realized just how tough it can be for parents with young kids when they get a dog. So she co-founded The Family Dog - a training company for the WHOLE family. Their fun, creative, family-friendly training techniques have quickly become the trademark of all their online programs. In 2015, The Family Dog also released “STOP THE 77” their dog bite prevention campaign aimed at keeping kids safe around the dogs they know and love. Trainers worldwide are now using their music video-based dog safety presentations at elementary and preschools, to teach kids how to truly understand and respect dogs.
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Marci Koski

Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional, having received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. She also holds a doctorate in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and has worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2006, where she has focused her efforts on the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species. Marci’s primary mission through her work with Feline Behavior Solutions is to keep cats in homes, and from being abandoned to streets or shelters as the result of treatable behavior issues. Marci believes that the number of cat
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