Good Dog

February 21, 2010
(was 04.12.2009)

Something's going on with America's dogs. For one thing, they're moving in with us. Forget the backyard dog house – last year, some 47 percent of dog owners reported that their canines slept on the bed with them. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet Michael Schaffer. He's been investigating the new dog-friendly America. And we'll get a visit from the Dog Whisperer: Cesar Millan talks about being pack leader.

  1. Michael Schaffer on Fur Babies

    Michael Schaffer didn't want to be one of THOSE people who take excessive care of their pets, but found himself realizing that the line between normal and extreme has made a major shift in our culture in the last fifteen years.

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  2. Stanley Coren on Modern Dogs

    Psychologist Stanley Coren tells Jim Fleming how the modern dog developed and why they have such an important place in people's lives.

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  3. Cesar Millan is The Dog Whisperer

    According to Cesar Millan, dogs need exercise, discipline and affection, in that order.

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  4. Temple Grandin on Dog Behavior

    Temple Grandin worries about pets in our modern society; critiques Cesar Millan's techniques as being appropriate only for large unrelated packs of dogs; and opposes the breeding of so-called criminal dogs.

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  5. Maureen Adams on Shaggy Muses

    Maureen Adams tells Jim Fleming about the dogs who were the companions and inspiration of some of our greatest women writers.

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