On April 20 & May 5, 2012, I coached twelve year old Ben Cohen of Brookline while working with his dog Jessie filming a segment of Arthur PBS Kids TV show on WGBH TV. Our show first went on air in the fall of 2013 as the Season 18 opening episode. It is educational and highlights child and dog safety, the benefits of training a dog, positive reinforcement dog training and briefly covers some special considerations for helping rescue dogs like Lucky to settle into a new family and way of life. Jessie joined the Cohen family as a puppy whereas Lucky was already 2 plus years of age and was literally rescued from a highway while a family member was on vacation in Florida.
On July 3, 2007, I filmed a segment of Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman children’s show on WGBH TV. The challenge I accepted was to work with a child and dog unknown to me and to transform the two into an agility team ready to compete in a trial all in ‘one day’. Twelve year old DJ and his family dog, Onyx, a miniature pinscher faired especially well when Dad joined the team. After doing some training– desensitization and counter-conditioning to the camera and camera crew– Onyx proved to be a natural agility dog! He was motivated by the cheers of the crowd as he ran the course with a 20 foot tunnel, chute, jumps, tire, dog walk and weave poles.
ON THE AIR with Dan Rea
Several evenings in 2010 and 2011, I took live calls giving dog and cat behavior problem advice as an in-studio guest on NightSide with Dan Rea on CBS Local’s WBZ NEWSRADIO 1030AM. It was always a fast hour with the phone lines filled up! I really enjoyed the rush of giving advice in a split second. Both Dan Rea and Bradley Jay are great, on the spot thinkers!
Donations to Community Fundraising
Heath School 2004 2005 2006
Brookline Foundation 2008, 2009
Brookline Community Mental Health Center ‘Believe In Brookline Kids’ 2013
Brookline Community Mental Health Center ‘Believe In Brookline Kids’ 2014