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Stuff on Scout's Head, Oct. 7, 2014

Scout's Lessons in Balancing

Plus, Breeder X premiers

October 7, 2014

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Scout balancing his bookAttorney Fred Kray, cohost Kris Diaz, and the rest of the PBLNR crew welcome Jen Gillen, who discusses her dog Scout and her book, Lessons in Balance. As you can see from the picture here, Scout has an amazing talent for keeping things on his head! Jen tells us how Scout became such a balancing pro (his first object was a roll of toilet paper), the responsive to her blog, and living under BDL (Jen and Scout reside in Ontario, Canada, but Scout is grandfathered in).  Learn more: Stuff on Scout's Head | Scout on FB

We also check in with Foster Corder about his web series, Breeder X. The series premiers online at 7 pm, WST. Foster is very excited for the premier. He feels as if he and his crew did a great job with their budget and lets us know that Drayton Micheal isn't just a dog trainer, but a musician who scored the show.The series combines qualities of CSI and Dexter and draws on actual court cases. The cases involve serious animal abuse, so take that into account before watching. You can catch the series here: Fosters Animal World TV (YouTube).

Finally, Yvette Van Veen tackles food aggression and resource guarding. Resource guarding is natural, to some extant, very common, and easily addressed. According to Yvette, the hard part is not the training exercises, but the homework that comes before. Namely, identifying what your dog is guarding—this may include numerous things—and who the dog is guarding it from. Yvette outlines how to deal with resource guarding, including tips for when you're the resource and when a dog is guarding from another animal. She also shares some of the stranger things she's seen dogs guards, like wisteria.

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