Saturday Nov. 22, 2014Crew:
Jon Patch - Host
Jay Stutz - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
David Frei, The voice of Westminster and co-host of The National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/22/14 at 5 PM EST to discuss the dog show
Lisa Hennessy author of pet recipe books for Hanukkah and Christmas will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/22/14 at 530 PM EST to discuss and give away her books
Randy Rubin, Chairman, The Crypton Companies, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/22/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away his pet products

Crypton Fabric Technology
Crypton began as a problem-solving idea: creating fabric that was stain, moisture and bacteria resistant, yet soft
and breathable. The only options before Crypton were sticky vinyls and hot, rough, unpleasant-to-touch treated
fabrics. Armed with decades of experience in the textile industry as well as advice and assistance from
researchers, chemists and textile engineers, the Rubins set to work on that clearly defined problem in the
basement of their Michigan home. The eureka moment came in 1993 with the development of Crypton Super
Fabrics, which the Rubins protected with multiple global patents. Fast forward over twenty years, 16 patents
later, Crypton has become a household name. This American Made fabric has been used by top brands all over
the country. From La-z-Boy to ABC Home and Carpet, to Raymour and Flannigan to the Hilton Hotel chain,
Crypton’s innovative fabric has changed the way consumers and families live.
Crypton manufactures textiles through a process that transforms every woven fiber for permanent moisture,
stain, bacteria and odor resistance. It also creates an integrated breathable barrier beneath those fibers, resulting
in a perfect, impenetrable shield. As a result, Crypton Super Fabrics always perform as promised. They feel
wonderful to the touch, and are available in an array of patterns, colors and textures for a wide variety of
interior and exterior uses.
Crypton offers a range of consumer fabrics in textures such as woven, print, suede, leather and velvet, and
products ranging from upholstery to furniture, pillows, Throvers, pet beds, aprons and more. The range of
applications continues to grow, including Crypton Outdoor, an interior/exterior fabric; and INCASE Crypton
Technology, which is a fabric treatment that offers the same stain and odor
protection, but is used in applications where a barrier is not required.
Crypton’s introduction and the Rubins’ marketing savvy have generated an entirely new category of upholstery
options, achieving unprecedented growth. Designers who use Crypton tend to be loyal customers, often giving
Crypton the highest marks for fabric performance. According to a 2009 study conducted by Interior Design
magazine, Crypton increased the brand’s familiarity 28 percent in the contract fabric market and 31 percent in
the residential fabric market from 2008 – 2009.


Lisa Hennessy Launches Holiday Pet Recipe Books for Hanukkah and Christmas

Great Gifts Under $10!

New York, NY – October 15, 2014 – Have you ever considered preparing a healthy and nutritious homemade meal for your canine companion? Many pet parents in recent years have decided to prepare meals for their furry friends as oppose to feeding them commercial diets. Due to food recall scares as well as a human-diet emphasis on knowing what’s in the foods we eat, pet owners are beginning to understand the health benefits of providing their pets with a natural home cooked diet. Lisa Hennessy, founder of Your Pet Chef, is excited to launch two new books: “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “The 8 Days of Hanukkah,” for the upcoming holiday season.

Lisa began preparing meals five years ago when her Rough Collie, Shelby, was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. The disease caused her to lose control of her hind limbs. The vet had suggested a special diet for Shelby that had been designed by a leading veterinary researcher on this disease. Although Lisa was skeptical that Shelby would eat homemade meals consisting of tofu, spinach, and peppers, she decided to give it a chance. To Lisa’s surprise, Shelby loved her new healthy meals and gobbled it all up!

Lisa mixed the recipe with kibble for a few weeks, gradually decreasing the kibble and increasing the “Shelby Food.” While the food did not stop the disease from progressing, it did slow it down. Unfortunately, Shelby passed 6 months after she began eating “Shelby Food,” but Lisa was inspired to continue cooking for her two dogs. Since they had the same positive response to this diet, Lisa decided to eliminate all store bought food and exclusively feed them home prepared meals.

Lisa built a career of over 20 years in sourcing, purchasing, operations, and manufacturing in many different types of industries including textiles, metals and automotive. These experiences have helped her become a well-rounded businessperson. Starting up her own company had always been a dream for Lisa, and when the opportunity presented itself in 2012, she sprung into action.

Lisa founded Your Pet Chef as a way to share her love of preparing home cooked meals with other dogs. Every meal is prepared based upon the information either pet parent or veterinarian provides regarding a pet's medical condition. The meals are prepared using a wide variety of proteins that can be cooked or raw and organic vegetables. Learn more at:

In March 2014, Lisa published the “Your Pet Chef Cookbook” where she shared her recipes, helpful hints, and stories and photos of her customer’s dogs. This October 2014, Lisa is ready to launch two holiday cookbooks that will prepare pet families for the upcoming holiday season. “The 12 Days of Christmas" and "The 8 Days of Hanukkah" shares holiday inspired recipes that are all grain and gluten free. These cookbooks will make the “paw-fect” gift for under $10.00 for pet lovers everywhere!

Just like owners, pets tend to gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year. An estimated 45% of the 130 million pets in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and cancer. It’s essential we keep our four-legged friend’s diet and health a top priority as the holiday festivities begin to take place.

“Pet owners want to include their pets in the holiday celebrations, but we do not have to put their health at risk,” expresses Your Pet Chef Lisa Hennessey, “Many of the recipes contain 5 ingredients or less, which make them really easy and fun to prepare. Your canine will benefit greatly from these delicious and nutritious home prepared holiday meals!”

About Your Pet Chef: Established in 2010, after Lisa Hennessy’s dog was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, the celebrity chef began creating homemade raw food for other pets. Each meal is personally prepared to meet your dog’s needs providing not only a safe but healthy and balanced diet. For more information please visit: Facebook:



Expert Analyst


David Frei, one of the most authoritative voices in the dog show world, is a natural choice to serve as the expert analyst for NBC’s The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®.

An American Kennel Club (AKC)-licensed judge who has officiated dog shows all over the world, Frei has hosted USA Network’s coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from Madison Square Garden since 1990 and has a myriad of other television credits.  He has co-hosted the National Dog Show since its inception in 2002.

In 2011, Frei published Angel on a Leash (BowTie Press), which tells of his years of experience and work with therapy dogs. His first book, The Angel By My Side (Hay House), published in 2002 with Mike Lingenfelter, tells the true story of the Delta Society Service Dog of the Year that helped save a man suffering from numerous heart complications. The book claimed two Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) awards in 2002.

In the dog show world, Frei has enjoyed much competitive success as a breeder/handler/owner of Afghan Hounds and Brittanys.  Despite this competitive success, Frei is most proud of the work that his dogs do in therapy efforts, visiting patients and families at the Ronald McDonald House of New York and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Frei is the Director of Communications for the Westminster Kennel Club, and before that, was the Director of Media Relations for the American Kennel Club. He is the founder and chief executive of Angel on a Leash, a non-profit foundation that facilitates therapy dog visits to patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. He is a member of the Sports Council for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and volunteers at Transfiguration Church and School in New York’s Chinatown.

Frei has held public relations positions with the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and ABC-TV Sports in New York. He lives in New York City with his wife Cherilyn, the Chaplain and Director of Family Support at the Ronald McDonald House in New York.


TERI POLO STARS IN ‘THE CHRISTMAS SHEPHERD’ A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Sunday, November 23 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

A widowed children’s book author and a single father find a way to holiday happiness over a very special German Shepherd when Teri Polo (“The Christmas Heart,” “The Fosters”) stars with Martin Cummins (“When Calls the Heart”) and newcomer Ace as “Buddy” the dog!

“The Christmas Shepherd” is part of @HallmarkChannel ’s #CountdownToChristmas, the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers!

TPR News


Special Guests: 

Barbara O'Brien author of "DOGFACE" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/15/14 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away her new book

Liberty Wristband creator Bill Feldman will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/15/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away his product

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Pennsylvania for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/15/14 at 7:10 PM EST to discuss the upcoming 2015 show

If dogs could talk, one phrase they are likely to use is “cheeese.” At least, that’s what you’ll be hearing after pawing through this adorable collection of candid canines called DOGFACE (Viking Studio, October 23rd, 2014, Hardcover & eBook). Like their human counterparts, dogs are expressive, care-free and photogenic. Their smiles, winks, head tilts, ear waves, and even the drooling will brighten even the worst of days.

DOGFACE is a one-of-a-kind collection of photographs that is a must for any dog lover. Author and photographer Barbara O’Brien profiles a wide array of dog breeds in this full-color, one-hundred page collection including a goofy Border Collie, genteel Great Dane, a curious Corgi to name a few. With incredible range of emotion, expression, and of course, cuteness, DOGFACE shows just how human dogs can be, and why they truly are “man’s best friend.”

Barbara O’Brien, a professional photographer and animal trainer, has spent years photographing canine actors, always looking for the perfect shot. She lives on a farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin, with her family, three dogs, eighteen cats, ten rescue Morgan horses, two ponies, seven sheep, thirty-odd chickens, five ducks, and three very naughty goats. To say she is an animal lover is an understatement.

Liberty Launches Revolutionary Wristband for Hands-Free Dog Walking

Patent-pending technology makes Liberty Wristband unlike anything on the market

Portland, Maine -- October 2, 2014 -- Liberty Wristband ( announced today the official launch of its signature product, a first-of-its-kind wristband that makes any leash hands-free, giving dog owners freedom and flexibility while enhancing control and maintaining safety. The Liberty Wristband solves a problem many people can relate to: walking your dog without having to hold tightly to a cumbersome leash.

"I love walking my rescue dog Henry, but like most people these days, I need to multitask," explained creator William Feldman.  "Other times, I simply want to relax my hands, let go of the leash and just enjoy our walk knowing he'd still be securely tethered to me. Nothing on the market that allowed me to free my hands and still have sufficient control, so I decided to go to the drawing board."

Why hands free? As most dog walkers know, holding on to a leash can be limiting, tiring and stressful. The Liberty Wristband, which connects to leashes of all sizes and safely holds any sized dog, allows owners to shop, drink a beverage, carry packages or talk on a cell phone with a free hand--all while enjoying that special time of day with their dogs.

Engineered with safety, comfort and convenience in mind, Liberty Wristband features a soft, weather-safe neoprene wristband with a super-strong fastening device and patent-pending, manual quick-release that allows the user to disengage from the pet quickly and easily, if needed. The result is a product that makes dog walking more convenient, safe and comfortable while also enhancing control.

"Many people struggle for control by wrist wrapping or clenching their hand...obviously taxing and stressful," explained Feldman. "Once a leash is attached to the Liberty Wristband, that issue is removed, and dog walkers transition any shock absorption to the stronger, bendable arm. In addition, if needed, they can still grab the leash because their hand is close by and free. Liberty Wristband also solves a deeper problem for those with hand or arm issues.

"I work with a lot of clients who have conditions such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis and arthritis, and not having to hold a leash eliminates the stress related to holding on and relieves a big burden," said Liz Langham, a professional dog trainer.

The patent-pending product is quickly earning rave reviews from pet owners, endorsements from dog trainers, and impressive interest from pet product retailers across the country.Liberty is available online at and at ebay and The Maine-based product has already been picked up by select retailers in Maine, California and Washington State. Just this week, the product was approved for sale in Boston-based Especially For Pets, a seven-store pet specialty store.

About Liberty Wristband

Liberty Wristband is a first-of its-kind dog wristband that allows dog owners the freedom to walk their dogs without holding on to a leash. The patent-pending technology features a comfortable, weatherproof neoprene cuff and a specially engineered quick release that, when manually activated, releases simply and instantly with any sized force or load. The Maine-based company launched in summer 2014 and is quickly earning a legion of fans and nationwide interest from retailers. Learn more at

About Manya Araz:


Manya is an intuitive who has always felt a close kinship with animals from a very early age.  Over the years, she has developed her animal communication skills through a series of workshops and courses.  In addition, she has received training in both Reiki and a variety of intuitive development workshops. 

Manya also lives under the constant guidance and tutelage of her cats, Phoebe & Crosby.

Special Guest: 
Manya Araz - Animal Communicator
Dan Barton, creator of Splash and Dash for Dogs, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/08/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss his Groomerie & Boutique franchise
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