Julie Forbes teaches Adam how dogs can help us be better leaders. Julie is a dog trainer, radio host, podcaster, and soon-to-be published author. Listen to the two talk about why leadership is necessary. Julie also shares with Adam the importance of motivation, self-awareness, and being present. Get in touch with your personal power by listening to this episode of Dogs in Our World. *Music Donated by Dave Elkins
I graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999, with a degree in Animal Science. In the Fall of 2002, I completed The Academy of Canine Behavior’s “Apprentice Program” in Dog Behavior and Training and worked on staff, full-time at The Academy for three years. I will be forever grateful for the exposure I received during my time at The Academy that spanned all types of breeds, temperaments, personalities and levels of intensity of aggression, anxiety, fear and exuberance that has equipped me to work with almost any type of dog and behavior.
I started my business, Sensitive Dog, when I saw the need for in-home training, in September of 2005 and have been bringing balance and ease to the human-dog relationship ever since.
I am the host and creator of “The Dog Show with Julie Forbes”, a talk radio show all about dogs. The Dog Show airs LIVE on Wednesdays from 2-3pm (PST) on KKNW 1150 AM in Western Washington, and is streaming live from www.1150kknw.com and from www.blogtalkradio.com. The Dog Show with Julie Forbes is available to download for free as a Podcast on iTunes and all of the past shows are also archived on www.dogradioshow.com. Our first show was on February 18, 2009. We hit the ground running and have been gaining speed ever since.
I have been the Adoption Coordinator for Heeling Allies, Service Dog training company since it opened its doors in 2008. I work with local breeders and rescue groups to place qualified dogs who are in-need of a home, into one of our three support dog programs. For more information about Heeling Allies visit www.heelingallies.com.
I am an expert in the pet food industry and my education in the science of nutrition and experience in the pet food industry for over ten years has equipped me to fulfill my passion of educating pet owners to make healthy, informed choices about what to feed their pets. It is my intention to cut through the deception and lies of the multinational companies that own the majority of the most recognized brands of food sold in grocery stores and pet super-stores as well as explain the lack of regulation in pet food labels that allows them to get away with this offensive deception.
Other dog training experience I have dipped my toes into includes, but is not limited to:
Competition Obedience Training
Perhaps my greatest teachers are my own dogs. My first dog, Chewy, who I got when I was twenty, taught me about unconditional commitment and love and illuminated the depths of emotional intimacy that can be shared between two species. Chewy died of cancer at the age of twelve, in September of 2009, and he is still teaching me about myself as I learn to love him through his death and beyond.
My current dogs are Leia, a twelve year-old dachshund, Lois a twelve year old mix, Levi, a six year old Australian Cattle Dog (Red Heeler and Chewy’s protige), Telle, an eight year old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler), a sweet blessing that came to us after Chewy’s death, and JJ a sappy two year old yellow lab. They keep me humble and remind me everyday that it is much easier to be consistent with other people’s dogs than it is your own!
By: Dr. John W. Pilley Jr. Ph.D and Hilary Hinzmann
A New York Times Bestseller The most scientifically important dog in over a century. —Brian Hare Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike. Her story reveals the potential for taking out dialogue with dogs well beyond fetch. When retired psychology professor John Pilley first got his new Border collie puppy, Chaser, he wanted to explore the boundaries of language learning and communication between humans and man's best friend. Exhibiting intelligence previously thought impossible in dogs, Chaser soon learned the names of more than a thousand toys and sentences with multiple elements of grammar. Chaser's accomplishments are revolutionizing the way we think about the intelligence of animals. John and Chaser's inspiring journey demonstrates the power of learning through play and opens our eyes to the boundless potential in the animals we love.
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The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs. In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life—on their terms, not ours. It’s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.
Pet training is not a regulated industry in the United States, so the companion animal guardian is obliged to inform himself about the different approaches to training in order to select a trainer or training methodology that is both humane and effective.
The prevailing view of a wolf (Canis lupus) pack is that of a group of individuals ever vying for dominance but held in check by the "alpha" pair, the alpha male and alpha female. Most research on the social dynamics of wolf packs, however, has been conducted on non-natural assortments of captive wolves. Here I describe the wolf-pack social order as it occurs in nature, discuss the alpha concept and social dominance and submission, and present data on the precise relationships among members in free-living packs, based on a literature review and 13 summers of observations of wolves on Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. I conclude that the typical wolf pack is a family, with the adult parents guiding the activities of the group in a division-of-labor system in which the female predominates primarily in such activities as pup care and defense and the male primarily during foraging and food-provisioning and the travels associated with them.