Raising a dog in the big apple is no easy feat! This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is sitting down with Robert Haussmann, founder of Dogboy Inc. based in New York City. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behavior Counselor, he chats with Celia about the best ways to raise dogs in urban areas and to help create harmony between humans and their four-legged friends. Working together with a network of veterinarians, groomers, sitters, day care centers, and pet stores, Robert and his team pride themselves in offering great advice for all your big city K-9 needs. After the break, Celia and Robert talk about the differences in training big breeds versus smaller breeds and how temperament ultimately rules. Tune in for some great stories, tips, and tricks to acclimate your pooch to the fast paced city life! This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"Between 2 and 16 weeks the dog is going through a developmental stage called a critical phase where basically everything the dog is experiencing during that time with positive results is going to stay positive... during the critical phase is when you want to get them used to people, dogs, and situations like going to vet, groomer, having their paws examined, etc." [6:45]

"Dogs are really the only species that have evolved in a cooperative way with us." [27:50]

"It is our duty to teach this animal how to live here." [30:50]

--Robert Haussmann on Animal Instinct