How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? (Patti Page)
Who Let the Dogs Out? (Baha Men)
Old Dogs (Bill Staines)
02.21.2010 (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.
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.
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.