It's Raining Cats and Dogs with Shawn Stewart features pet experts who take your questions regarding everything you need to know about raising your beloved best friends. They give live tips on the best training techniques, nutritional advice for dogs and cats, as well as timely advice for keeping your pets happy.
Host: It's Raining Cats and DogsShawn Stewart is a baker, blogger, music lover, and dog rescuer. Shawn has worked at 3 of the best radio stations in America: Rev105 in Minneapolis, WXPN in Philadelphia, and The Mountain in Seattle. She's produced nationally syndicated radio shows including Revolution Radio, The Spin Radio Network, The Request Radio Hour, and The World Cafe. She's interviewed Adele and Allen Ginsberg, Jack White, Heart, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine, just to name a few. Shawn hosted Spin TV for Spin Magazine and now hosts an informal web series called 'Hey Genius'.
MA, CPDT-KA, Author, seminar presenter, and dog trainerGrisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA is an author, seminar presenter, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She owns Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which has earned many awards, including Best of Western Washington. "Ahimsa" is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha's focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans. Her seminal book, "Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Reactivity, and Fear in Dogs," was published in late 2011. BAT has taken the world by storm as a new dog-friendly technique to prevent and rehabilitate reactivity in dogs. Her second book is "The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners," which was published in late 2012.
Certified Pet Dog TrainerWynona Karbo is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer working at Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle. She has always loved animals and had an animal filled childhood complete with hamsters, rats, dogs, cats, bunnies and a horse. Her love of animals prompted her to take a year off of college to complete a year internship at the San Francisco SPCA. She returned to college to graduate Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor's Degree in Experimental Psychology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. During her college years, she volunteered in the Washington Park Zoo\'s education program. After Reed, Wynona worked at the Oregon Regional Primate Center. She conducted behavioral research on infant rhesus macaques and was listed as a contributor on several journal articles. Prior to joining Ahimsa, she ran The Mutt & Me, her dog boarding and training business in Portland, Oregon. Wynona currently lives with her son and two rescue dogs, Xena, a Beagle mix and Billy, Shiba mix.
Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Counselor, CPDT, KPA-CTPWith over 16 years experience training and showing both dogs and horses, Joey has worked with all breeds of dogs and their owners. Her calm, patient manner makes it easy for people and dogs to understand and learn from her. Joey received her Certified Pet Dog Trainer title from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. Joey has reinforced her knowledge by attending hundreds of seminars, training sessions, and workshops given by internationally renowned experts. Read more at http://www.thinkspotdogs.com/
Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Counselor, CPDT, KPA-CTPAdriane Villanueva is a dog trainer and the manager of Ahimsa Dog Training. She is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, has a Bachelor's of Science in Managerial Economics, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Dog training is her passion, and it shows! Adriane has attended a Poultry in Motion workshop ('Chicken Camp') with dog training pioneer, Terry Ryan, where she practiced her clicker training skills on chickens. She is also certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross. Adriane has always loved animals, especially dogs. She became hooked on clicker training after she and her husband adopted Penny, their Australian Shepherd. Adriane attended Puppy Kindergarten and Advanced Puppy at Ahimsa Dog Training. Adriane has also lived with several rats and a cat.
Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM
Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Humane SocietyDr. Crauer joined the Seattle Humane Society in 2010 with 20 years experience as a veterinarian and administrator in private practice and for animal hospital, emergency and shelter facilities. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, he served as an advisor to FEMA and as the lead veterinarian in charge of rescue, triage, treatment and long-term management of an evacuation shelter. Dr Crauer shares a home with his wife and two teenage children, two dogs and two Katrina rescue cats.
Dr. Cherri Trusheim, DVM
Urban AnimalDr. Trusheim is the visionary behind Urban Animal. Since graduating from veterinary school in 1999 and pursuing an internship on the east coast, Cherri has been searching. She has gone to bartending school, carpentry school, taken the realestate course and considered law school. It wasn't until realizing Urban Animal that she found her passion. Built upon the principles of affordable care provided by individuals who are highly trained and experienced, Urban Animal has created a new model of veterinary care.
Dr. Heather Adicks, DVM
Enumclaw Veterinary HospitalDr. Heather Adicks has been practicing at Enumclaw Veterinary Hospital since soon after her graduation from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, With Honors). She graduated Valedictorian from Niceville High School (Niceville, Florida) in 1990, then went on to receive a B.S. in Biology with minors in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (Magna Cum Laude) from Florida State University in 1994. She's a small animal (primarily dogs and cats) General Practitioner ("family Vet'). Being the family Vet from first baby visits through a patient's entire life is her idea of the perfect job. She is dedicated to preventive health care and owner education, with a particular focus on positive training methods and prevention of behavior problems.
Dr. Jessica Stern, DVM
Cats Exclusive Veterinary CenterJessica Stern, DVM, DABVP, CVA, from Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center in Shoreline, WA is a board certified feline veterinary specialist, one of only 70 veterinarians in the country and the only one in the greater Seattle area with this advanced veterinary distinction. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and performs treatments at Cats Exclusive in addition to seeing her internal medicine patients. Dr. Stern is a 2004 graduate of Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine and has 9 years of experience working exclusively with cats in Ohio, California, and Washington. She has lived in Seattle for three years. Cats have been her passion since her early veterinary school days.
Lora Schuldt, DVM
Cats Exclusive Veterinary CenterLora Schuldt, DVM is a veterinarian from Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center in Shoreline, WA, where she has been seeing exclusively feline patients for over 16 years. A northwest native, Dr. Schuldt graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and spent her internship year at a busy emergency hospital outside of Cleveland. Her special interests in feline medicine include nutritional management for health and illness, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and balancing the complex needs of geriatric cats.
Dr. Josh Montgomery, DVM
Urban AnimalDr. Josh Montgomery grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he decided at a very young age to become a veterinarian. He graduated veterinary school from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and has specialized in dogs and cats in the Seattle area ever since. Currently, Josh practices veterinary medicine at Urban Animal on Capitol Hill. Urban Animal gives Josh the opportunity to practice quality medicine at affordable prices and work with an outstanding group of individuals who truly care about people and their furry loved ones. When he has free time, Josh can be found hiking, camping or out and about in the city with his partner Irving and their three dogs.
Mitchell Fults, DVM, DACVECC
Animal Medical Center of SeattleDr. Mitchell Fults received his DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He finished a one-year rotating internship before completing his residency training at an Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and currently leads the Animal Medical Center of Seattle team of emergency clinicians who staff the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dr. Fults has a special interest in head trauma, shock resuscitation and respiratory diseases. He is passionate about teaching and provides continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Prior to becoming a veterinarian he ran one of the largest turtle and tortoise adoption programs in the state of California and was a supervisor at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. In his free time he enjoys playing ice hockey, cooking with his wife and spending time with his children.
Chelsea Tripp, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Animal Medical Center of SeattleDr. Tripp received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri and completed an internship at Animal Cancer Specialists here in Seattle. She returned home after completing her three-year residency in medical oncology at Washington State University. She also completed a master's degree at Washington State University looking at the methylation status of lymphoma in dogs. Dr. Tripp's areas of interest include client education, oncologic emergencies, clinical pathology, electrochemotherapy, palliative care, and improving the quality of life for end-stage cancer patients. The focus of her approach to the practice of oncology is compassionate care and strengthening the human-animal bond. Dr. Tripp is a Paul Harris Fellow and active member of the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary. She has many personal interests including traveling, musical theater, baking, and wine tasting. She is the proud parent of four dogs; three Miniature Schnauzers, Nanook, Kuma and Ward, and an Australian Labradoodle named Clover.