Laura V on the transformative power of owning a dog
The relationship between humans and dogs is explored in the new PodcastOne original series, Dognitive Therapy.
A true dog lover will attest that the emotional bond they share with their four-legged friend is as real and unwavering as human connection.
Dognitive Therapy tells of the transformative power of man’s best friend while the host, acclaimed dog behaviourist Laura V, explores how human emotions and behaviours determine that of the dog.
“I often meet with owners looking for help with emotional or behavioural issues in their dogs, however, after digging a little deeper, what I discover is that the dog’s issue is usually a direct reflection of the owner’s,” said Laura.
“Most dog training isn’t about the dog at all, it’s about educating humans and helping them understand their own emotional responses which travel down the leash.”
After being a life-long dog lover, Laura told Mediaweek her first brush with the media was on Seven’s Better Homes & Gardens. “I had taught my dog Chester to rise a skateboard, and Dr Harry wanted it on the show.”
After studying a Bachelor of Animal Science, then Archaeology and then Post Graduate studies in Education and Psychology, Laura spent over 10 years working at Zoos Victoria, before launching her own business.
Throughout the 10-episode podcast series, dog lovers and experts from various walks of life share stories of how dogs gave them purpose, taught them love and gratitude, supported them through enormous grief and rescued them, physically or otherwise.
From Story Dogs who read with children, to military canines that put their lives on the line for their masters, Dognitive Therapy demonstrates the unconditional love and the implicit oath between man and his best friend.
Laura has published two books – Things Your Dog Wants You To Know and Dognitive Therapy.
She has also recently started accepting dog for training classes. Find out more here
“Because dogs can connect with human emotion, they have this amazing ability to provide support and healing to people.
“Throughout the Dognitive Therapy series, our guests detail the incredible, life-altering bonds they share with their dogs, and really confirm just how phenomenal these animals really are”, said Laura.
Dognitive Therapy is available now on the PodcastOne app and Apple iTunes.
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60 Minutes launches True Crime podcast series
Throughout 40 years of Nine’s 60 Minutes, some stories have featured crimes so heinous or mysteries so inexplicable that they still have people talking.
In the all-new podcast series, 60 Minutes True Crime, launched this week, some of the especially memorable stories are revisited by the original reporters as they reflect on why they have stayed with the viewers, as well as themselves.
With introductions from Nine’s Peter Overton, each of the five original podcasts feature new insights, previously unheard audio, and updated opinions from those who were closest to the subject matter.
All five episodes are available from Nine Podcasts, Apple Music and Omny.
Episodes include: CATCHING A MONSTER
Australia’s worst paedophile spent four years on the run following his atrocious crimes. Peter Scully thought that by hiding out in a remote corner of the Philippines he was beyond the reach of the law. But Scully was wrong. In this episode, reporter Tara Brown recounts the chilling case as she tracked down and came face-to-face with the depraved predator. What he has to say for himself will leave you stunned.
WHERE IS BABY TEGAN?
It’s a simple question with a diabolically difficult answer. Is Tegan Lane dead or alive? She was last seen as a two-day-old baby being carried out of a Sydney hospital by her mother Keli, an aspiring Australian Olympian. That was in 1996, but 22 years on, Tegan’s fate remains a mystery. In 2010, Keli was found guilty of murdering her baby daughter, even though her body has never been found. In 2016, in a last desperate bid to prove she is innocent, Keli’s parents Sandra and Robert broke their 20-year silence and spoke to 60 Minutes. In this episode reporter Allison Langdon discusses the mystifying case that gripped the nation.
THE WHOLE HOAX
It was the lie that rocked Australia. A beautiful young woman is given the terrible news she has inoperable brain cancer and only four months to live. Belle Gibson is courageous – she tries chemotherapy and radiotherapy before turning to alternative medicine. It seems to work, and she tells the world through social media, encouraging others to try the treatment. Hers is a truly inspiring story. Hundreds of thousands of sympathetic followers and fellow sufferers live every step of her journey and celebrate her success as she becomes the poster girl for the alternative wellness industry. There’s an award-winning app and a cookbook. But it’s all a lie. As Tara Brown reveals, Belle Gibson profited from the false hope she gave vulnerable people living with cancer. And that is a true crime.