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Best in Show: Previewing a Historic Westminster Weekend

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

If you want more Westminster, we got you covered. This week, Rick and Lee welcome Westminster's Fox Sports host Gail Miller Bisher to the program, to gush about the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. AKC judge and breeder Mark Jaeger also joins us for more in-depth analysis on breeds, judging, and a whole lot more! Timecodes: 0:00 The pre-show begins! Rick and Lee set the stage for the weekend. 6:10: Gail Miller Bishcer joins the program to talk about the change in venue, presentation, and some of the new breeds this year. 23:26: Mark Jaeger talks about his award-winning experiences at Westminster, and which breeds have an edge. 36:50: How do judges actually, er, judge at Westminster? Mark fills us in on what officials are looking for in a prize-winning pooch.

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Podcast Extra! How do I socialize my dog?

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Check out this week's second helping of MMPETS. Experts Sara Alguire and Janice Milligan-Peters help host Lee Cohen with some tips for socializing his pooch. Enjoy!

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"I've never met a dog that's too obedient" - Training your new pup w/Janice Milligan-Peters & Sara Alguire

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Janice Milligan-Peters from Doggie Daycare & Spa joins Lee as the guest host of this shiny, new MMPETS Podcast! This week, Sara Alguire from Click!Pawsitive Dog Training talks all about training your new puppy, and common mistakes to avoid. In a hurry? We have the cliffs notes: 0:00: Janice Milligan-Peters joins Lee Cohen as this week's guest host! All the hip hounds hang out at https://www.doggydaycareandspa.com/. 6:27 - Why won't my dog follow my instructions when we're at the dog park?! Sara Alguire talks about setting your expectations for training and socialization. 23:28: First-time dog owner? This timecode's for you, kid. Sara lays out the crash course for all the pandemic pups out there. 36:38: Dealing with other people's dogs is a lot like dealing with other people's kids, as we learn in this segment. Sara talks about socialization and what behaviors your pooch should avoid at the dog park. Check out Sara's work: https://clickpawsitivedogtraining.com/

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Podcast Extra! Take Two

June 3rd, 2021 06:35am

What happens when a text message from a guest interrupts the patented Lee Cohen Podcast Intro? Bloopers. You wouldn't believe it, but we have quite a few of these. Enjoy!

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Podcast Extra! Planning For Your Next Pet

June 2nd, 2021 06:53am

Should you purchase a pet that's full-grown, or raise it as a baby? What if you have a baby of your own? Rick Preuss and Katie Ramp weigh in on some important considerations in this week's bite-sized extra. Enjoy!

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20,000 Mouths Under The Sea: The Experts Talk Fish & Small Animals At Preuss Pets

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

We're goin' behind the scenes this week! Preuss Pets team members Astral Slenk and Katie Ramp join the show to talk all about fun-sized pets and how they're bred. Are you looking for a fish, gerbil or chinchilla to join your family? Join our conversation with the experts before you buy at the timecodes below. 0:00 - Rick Preuss introduces us to the wide world of fish & small animals at Preuss Pets. 5:53: Preuss Pets' Assistant Fish Breeder Astral Slenk takes us through the undersea world of creating fish for your aquarium! 23:25: The tour of Preuss Pets continues with Breeding Room Coordinator Katie Ramp, who breeds all the cute furry creatures you'll find at Preuss! 35:10: Do small animals and small humans mix well? Katie talks all about bringing a pet into a house with children, and some important details to consider before you buy. Check out Preuss here: https://www.preusspets.com/

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Podcast Extra! Dagny and Lee Rant About Improper Dog Training

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Hey there! Welcome to the very first Podcast Extra! If you liked Saturday's conversation with Dagny Kaspar, dog trainer with Annabelle's Pet Station & owner of Pals Canine Academy, you're gonna love this bite-sized web exclusive. Lee and Dagny both share examples of IMPROPER dog training that are all too common. Check out Dagny's classes here: https://palscanineacademy.com & here: https://www.coolcitydogs.com/

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Sit, Stay and Press Play: The Pet Experts Talk Dog Training With Dagny Kaspar

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

You'll want to bring a pen and something to write on before starting this episode, because Owner of Pals Canine Academy and Dog Trainer at Annabelle's Pet Station Dagny Kaspar drops some serious knowledge on dog training this week. From positive reinforcement to proper socialization to the finer points of using a leash, there's something for every dog owner in this episode. Timecodes ahoy: 0:00 - Rick Preuss talks the mask policy at Preuss Pets. 6:44 - Meet Dagny! She talks proper exercise, dog park etiquette and socializing your puppy. 23:29 - Dagny talks about the importance of positive, reward-based dog training, and what you should NEVER do when using a leash. 37:54 - Setting your expectations for dog training & training your dog in class vs. at home. Check out Dagny's classes here: https://palscanineacademy.com & here: https://www.coolcitydogs.com/

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If You Build It, They Will Swim! The Pet Experts Talk Ponds and Water Gardens

May 17th, 2021 12:00am

The boys are back! This week, they're answering all your questions about ponds, water gardens, and the fish therin. Our resident pet expert Rick Preuss talks options available from Preuss Pets, while Annie Dowd from Blue Thumb in Saginaw joins the show to talk custom water features for your backyard. Join us in the deep end with these nifty timecodes: 0:00 - intro. 8:21 - Annie Dowd dives into water feature options and talks installation. 24:30 - Annie and the experts talk about the wonderful benefits of bringing a water feature to your backyard. 39:19 - Rick Preuss talks about Preuss Pets' dedication to creating - and maintaining - healthy ponds and water gardens. Learn more about Blue Thumb: https://bluethumbponds.com/ - and check out Preuss Pets: https://www.preusspets.com/

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The Morning Zoo! The Pet Experts Talk Potter Park Zoo in 2021

May 10th, 2021 12:00am

This week, Rick and Lee take a detour to Potter Park Zoo and talk about the wonderful opportunities for family fun this summer. The guys chat with Potter Park's Education Curator Dennis Ladler and Community Engagement & Inclusion Specialist Mariah Martinez. Start your safari with the following timecodes: 0:00 - Intro. 6:35 - Dennis Ladler talks volunteering, education and engagement at Potter Park Zoo. 24:30 - Dennis talks about Zoo Nights, The Falconer Program, and more coming up this summer! 37:10 - Mariah Martinez tells us more about The Falconer Program and education at Potter Park. Check out Potter Park Zoo: https://potterparkzoo.org/

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What's That Sound?! Michigan's Natural Soundtrack, Explained

May 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Did you hear that? It's a brand new podcast from the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show! This week, Rick and Lee talk with Jim McGrath, owner of Nature Discovery in Williamston. Jim gives us a wonderful tour through the natural sounds of Michigan, and answers burning questions about springtime in the mitten. Discovery awaits! Timecodes here: 0:00 - Intro. 9:17 - Jim gives us a birds eye view of frogs, toads and other critters. 24:32 - Jim identifies some familiar sounds and talks more about Michigan's quirky ecosystems. 37:25 - IT GETS WEIRD. Jim identifies some... unusual Michigan sounds as the tour concludes. We think this Jim McGrath guy is pretty cool. Check out his work: http://naturediscovery.net

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The Doctors Are In: Emergency Care & Heart Health for Your Pets

April 26, 2021

April 26th, 2021 12:00am

Surprise! It's one ginormous podcast all about your pets! This week, Rick and Lee venture into the world of emergency vet care with Dr. Laurie Nelms, owner of Greater Lansing Veterinary Center in Williamston. If your pet needs help, day or night, GLVC offers 24/7 emergency services. Did you know Dr. Nelms works 36 hour shifts? She's our kind of crazy, and she has all the info you need on emergency vet care. We then head right next door to Mid-Michigan Veterinary Cardiology with first-time guest Dr. Christian Weder. Dr. Weder offers some surprising answers to questions about heart health for our pets. Timecodes below! 0:00 - Intro 6:38 - Dr. Laurie Nelms covers emergency services at GLVC 24:30 - Dr. Christian Weder with the birds eye view of heart health for pets 38:10 - Dr. Christian Weder on blood pressure, diet and testing options for pets Check out our guests below! Dr. Laurie Nelms: https://glvetcenter.com/about/our-doctors/ Dr. Christian Weder: https://midmichiganvetcardiology.com/our-team/

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

April 19th, 2021 12:00am

It's kitten season! Got animal adoption on the brain? Capital Area Humane Society President Julia Palmer-Willson joins Rick and Lee with the latest on adopting/surrendering pets in your community. Support your local humane society: https://www.cahs-lansing.org/support/donate/

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

April 12th, 2021 12:00am

Rick and Lee prepare to interview Cat Behavior Expert and Author of Psycho Kitty Pam Johnson-Bennett! She's one of the few people who can explain why your cats run around the kitchen at 3 am. Tune in! Learn more about Pam! https://catbehaviorassociates.com/

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

April 5th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

March 29th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

March 22nd, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

March 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Jake Phillips from Biota

Segment 2

March 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Jake Phillips from Biota

Segment 3

March 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 4

March 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

March 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Freelance Writer & Birder Kirby Adams

Segment 2

March 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Freelance Writer & Birder Kirby Adams

Segment 3

March 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

March 1st, 2021 12:00am

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John Stottle from The Family Puppy

Segment 2

March 1st, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 2

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 3

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 4

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Kevin Baker from Baker's Wildlife Services

Segment 3

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Kevin Baker from Baker's Wildlife Services

Segment 4

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

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Attorney Annie Phillips & Kirbay Preuss

Segment 2

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

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Kennedy Cogswell from Preuss Pets

Segment 4

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

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Dr. Candace Croney from Purdue University

Segment 2

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

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Erika Hodges from Pup House LLC

Segment 3

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 4

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

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Sally Babbitt from Babbitt Legal Group

Segment 2

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

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Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 1

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

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Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 2

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

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Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 3

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

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Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 4

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

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Rick, Lee & Kirbay

Segment 1

December 21st, 2020 12:00am

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Kirbay Preuss & Miranda (and Marcie!) Chavez

Segment 2

December 21st, 2020 12:00am

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Janice Milligan from Doggy Daycare & Spa

Segment 4

December 21st, 2020 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

December 14th, 2020 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

Segment 1

December 7th, 2020 12:00am

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Mariah Martinez from Potter Park Zoo

Segment 2

December 7th, 2020 12:00am

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Mariah Martinez from Potter Park Zoo

Segment 3

December 7th, 2020 12:00am

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Mariah Martinez from Potter Park Zoo

Segment 4

December 7th, 2020 12:00am

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Rick & Lee

November 30th, 2020 12:00am

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Lee & Janice from Doggy Daycare and Spa

Segment 1

November 23rd, 2020 12:00am

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David Frei from NBC's National Dog Show

Segment 2

November 23rd, 2020 12:00am

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David Frei from NBC's National Dog Show

Segment 3

November 23rd, 2020 12:00am

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Lee & Janice from Doggy Daycare and Spa

Segment 4

November 23rd, 2020 12:00am

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