Leash Up Podcast with Laura De La Cruz

Every two weeks we share information for pet owners. We discuss dog sports, training, and offer reviews on dog training products. Laura De La Cruz has been herding for over 10 years and has trained, trialed and/or titled a variety of dogs, including Briards, Bergermascos, Pumis, Border Collies, Aussies, Kelpies, Shelties, Collies, Corgis, ACDs, Rotties, Standard Schnauzer and even a Greater Swiss Mountain dog. She is both an AKC Herding Judge and an AHBA Herding Judge.
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Nov 13, 2017

Noble, playful and hugely gorgeous the Great Dane is a fun family dog.  Learn more here!

Nov 13, 2017

Join us while we discuss the five commands to teach your new puppy - starting the minute they come home!

Nov 9, 2017

The Dachshund is a small, mighty and proud dog - loved as a valuable member of the family.  Strong-headed, the Dachshund bring a lot to the table!

Nov 9, 2017

Join us while we talk about Rally - a fun sport you can do with your dog which involves a course with obedience signs where you maneuver around and get to talk to your dog!

Nov 9, 2017

The Siberian Husky is an amazing working dog - loved and revered for its gorgeous look, stamina and grit!

Oct 9, 2017

Reactive is a term used to describe dogs that overreact to certain situations or stimuli.  How this happens and what can be done is discussed in this episode.

Oct 9, 2017

One of the top sporting dogs around, the GSP is a popular dog for families - but remember, these are sporting dogs and have special considerations!  Join us as we discuss these awesome dogs and who they are perfect for (maybe you!)!

Oct 2, 2017

Trick dog is a great sport for people who like to have fun with their dogs!  You can teach the dog yourself (or take a class) and earn titles from a variety of different organizations.  Join us to learn more!

Sep 27, 2017

One of America's top dogs, the Boxer is truly America's working dog - excellent at all sports and activities!

Sep 19, 2017

Join us while we discuss what a service dog is and isn't!  Understand who wears the vest and why it is important to respect the job of the service dog.

Sep 18, 2017

America's favorite toy breed, the Yorkshire Terrier is a family favorite. Perfect for apartment living and a super companion, the Yorkie is also down right gorgeous!  Join us as we talk about the pros and cons of the Yorkie!

Sep 4, 2017

You love your bestie and watching them age is tough.  It is harder when they are experiencing joint pain or arthritis.  Medications are good but there are some natural ways to help manage and relieve their suffering.  Join us as we discuss those ways!

Aug 29, 2017

Like the mythical heroes of the past, the Rottweiler is a brave-hearted, strong, loyal and passionate creature.  Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of these awesome dogs.

Aug 21, 2017

What are the pros and cons of using freeze-dried dog food?  Or dehydrated dog food?  We don't water it down here - get the real scoop on feeding this to your bestie!

Aug 15, 2017

Whether it's a toy, miniature or standard Poodle, the Poodle is an American favorite.  Frequent winners in dogs show and dog events, the Poodle is a great family dog!

Aug 7, 2017

Check out the audio of my Facebook Live interview with Dan of Animal Houses of Fredericksburg.  The video shows the amazing crates/beds he makes - you don't want to miss the audio OR the video (go to

Aug 1, 2017

Probably the cutest of the top ten dogs in America, the French Bulldog is a favorite of celebrities and regular folk alike!  Cute, charming and a wee bit stubborn, the Frenchie is a perfect family dog for those living in the city!  Listen while we talk about their good points!

Jul 24, 2017

Dog parks can be a whole lot of fun for you and your dog, but dangers can abound.  Who should go?  What should you look for?  What considerations are there before you head out with your best friend.

Jul 17, 2017

Join us as we take a look at one of America's favorite breeds, the Beagle.  Famously portrayed by Snoopy, the Beagle is an American institution!

Jul 10, 2017

How do you prepare your dog to visit the groomer?  What should you tell the groomer?  What are the breeds that need the least amount of grooming?  Join us to find out!

Jul 3, 2017

America's fourth favorite dog, the Bulldog is a huge favorite for families and singles alike!

Jun 29, 2017

Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas and homes of destructive vermin.  Open to any breed or mix who wishes to play and can fit through an 18" wide, bale-height tunnel!

Jun 26, 2017

The Golden Retriever is American's third favorite dog and rightly so!  Friendly, intelligent and loyal, they are the perfect dog for an active family.

Jun 12, 2017

Join us as we discuss the joys of having an older dog!  How old is old?  What to do to take the best care you can of your senior dog!

Jun 5, 2017

Join us as we take a look at the German Shepherd Dog - America's favorite working dog and the second most favorite breed overall!

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