Podcast: Talking Training with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

The many theories on pet training can be confusing - even overwhelming. What’s the right (or wrong) way to train? What’s effective and what’s safe? The trainers all have their own opinions, and plenty of know-it-alls are willing to share their thoughts too, but have you ever thought to ask your vet about it?

Dr. Patrick Mahaney joins us for this month’s podcast on pet training, talking about:

  • Safe and effective training methods and what should be avoided
  • When more training or tools may be necessary
  • Board and train facilities
  • Cat training and when it might be useful


We have lots more to talk about next month on our topic of special needs and differently-abled pets. Have a question for Dr. Patrick? Post it here and we’ll see what he has to say.

Are there other topics you’d like a veterinarian’s perspective on? Tell us!

Other posts by Dr Patrick Mahaney

Dr. Patrick MahaneyDr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group. Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw Nation, Hamptons Pet, The Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’s The Daily Vet, Pet360’s Pet-Lebrity News, PetSafe, Pet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com. He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network.

 Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPaws, UCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).

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