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Beyond The Stethoscope

Sep 7, 2020

Favorite quotes of the episode: 

“Dogs want us to know that they love their people, dogs want us to be consistent, and dogs want us to take them seriously.”

“We often feel uncomfortable with something we don’t understand.”

“Stop, look, and listen before you approach a dog you don’t know.”

“Working with vets and helping families is one of my favorite things to do.”

“An animal communicator can tell you the dog’s perspective.”

Episode Overview

In this episode, I talk with Liz Murdoch. Liz is an Intuitive Animal Communicator and Educator, who specializes in dog whispering. She discovered her special skill in kindergarten and has continued honing it throughout her life, winning awards in dog training and earning a Masters in Education and Communication from Columbia University, plus Continuing Education classes in Animal Communication and Energy Healing.

Her work includes private chat sessions helping people gain a deeper understanding of their dogs, and mentoring professionals and volunteers working in the dog industry, plus workshops teaching dog lovers of all ages how to better connect with their pets.

In addition to raising thousands of dollars at special event fundraisers, Liz consults rescue organizations in evaluating and placing dogs effectively.

Liz is happiest when translating what pets want people to know, and teaching others how to intuitively find out what their dogs are thinking. Her work can transform inter-species relationships and contributes to improved dog care and behavior.

Liz hosts the popular podcast, talking with the dogs! ™, and loves traveling the world chatting with dogs and their people. She is committed to helping dog people, including children, live and work together in greater harmony and health, in and out of the doghouse.


  • What do dogs want us to know?
  • Intuition vs. Research, both are valuable resources to assess behavior
  • How can people and families learn to better understand their dogs?
  • How do you respond when skeptics ask if this is “for real”?
  • What are some questions to ask to ensure that you are working with someone who has integrity and knowledgeable in this field?
  • How do you work with veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists to improve the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and the human-animal bond?
  • How do you help people work with their vets when caring for a dog? 

5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success? I write in the morning, I get up and I just start writing.

Q2. What's your definition of Success? For me personally it’s being able to talk to the dogs regularly. Being able to align with things that bring you joy on a regular basis.

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? I feel happy when I feel successful in the things I set out to do.

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? You can’t plan things. You can have a general idea but just be open to the unexpected because sometimes it’s way better.

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today? Slowing down to communicate and listen. We get so busy in success…slowing down.


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