This show is for dog lovers!
We begin with a discussion about dog training with Arizona State University animal behavior psychologist Clive Wynne. Dr. Wynne is concerned that there is growing confusion on how to best train dogs. Clive feels this is in large part due to misunderstandings about the concept of dominance, as well as the paucity of scientific research done to study training issues.
Then we take up the topic of dog cloning, because of recent popular interest in this procedure. A lab in South Korea has cloned hundreds of dogs for $100,000 each, but there is a dark side to this business. We bet you will agree with us that cloning is bad news for everyone, except maybe the lab.
On the third segment, Lori and her guest Professor Victoria Voith discuss how dogs in shelters are designated to be certain breeds based on appearance, and how this is often incorrect. There are many negative consequences of misidentifying the breed of dogs in shelters.
Finally, what risks to pesticides pose to your dogs and cats? What precautions should you take when your home or surrounding is treated to address pest problems? Veterinarian Robert Reed returns with good advice to keep dogs and cats from being harmed by the multitude of agents now in use.