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School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman

Annie Grossman

School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman
40 minOCT 2
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Dogs love to chew on bully sticks. We sell loads of them every day at School For The Dogs, and, very often, people ask what they are. The answer? They're penises! This answer makes some people giggle, some gag and then there are those, like Annie, who are just left with more questions. In this episode, Annie interviews Greg Claypool, a second-generation bully stick fabricator, about the origins of this canine delicacy, how they're produced, and what you can do in order to make sure your purchasing ones that don't stink (literally). Warning: This episode is pretty graphic!  

Bully sticks at storeforthedogs.com  https://storeforthedogs.com/products/bully-sticks 

Bully Sticks Direct  https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/

Bully Stick Ball Jerky  https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/bully-stick-ball-jerky-7-ounces/ 

Turkey Tendon Strips  https://storeforthedogs.com/products/turkey-tendon-strips?_pos=1&_sid=d7be10867&_ss=r 

Blog post: Dogs love bull penises, and you will, too https://anniegrossman.com/2012/12/funnies/dogs-love-bull-penises-and-you-will-too-73608/7517/ 

Related episode: A better mousetrap: Building the perfect bully stick holder  https://anniegrossman.com/2018/09/podcast/episode-25-better-mousetrap-building-perfect-bully-stick-holder/9763/ 

Bull Penis Canes: https://fashionablecanes.com/collections/bull-penis-walking-canes

Four Ways To Sautee a Sow's Vulva: https://medium.com/idle-musings/iv-ways-to-saut%C3%A9-a-sows-vulva-170f5f00d26a

Toast Garden: http://youtube.com/toastgarden


Partial Transcript:


I am testing out a new community platform. If you like this episode, and you would like to discuss it with other podcast listeners, please go to schoolforthedogs.com/podcastcommunity. Make an account, it's totally free. If you would like to ask any dog training questions you can do so there as well. Thanks for helping me beta test this new platform.



In my career as a professional dog person over the last 10 years or so, I have developed some weird sub interests. Some of which are kind of gross. For instance, over the last few years, I've thought a lot about how we carry dog poop. I have thought deeply about poop bags and poop bag accoutrements. I have also thought a lot about certain dead animal body parts and no body part of any dead animal has taken up quite as much brain space for me as the bully stick, which is a dried bull penis that dogs love to chew on. Particularly as someone who has sold many bully sticks in her life, I have often found myself in the awkward position of having to explain to people that it really is made out of a dried bull penis, which is a conversation that has just concluded with giggles many, many times.

Full Transcript available at SchoolfortheDogs.com/podcast