If I told you, you probably wouldn't believe me. Dog training HAS to be full of sunshine and rainbows and cute puppies, right? Well, unfortunately there is a lot of baggage included within the field and especially for those that identify as force-free/R+ for many reasons we discuss in this episode.
Jenny Efimova of Dog Minded Boston weighs in as we discuss the trials and tribulations and how we can avoid the pitfalls to the best of our ability.
Jeremy Hall from www.benevolentbullyrescue.com joins us to discuss his experience as a trainer and within his rescue facilitating the care of multiple dogs at once. We discuss challenges, management and which dogs may or may not be suitable to live with housemates.
If you don't know who Lili Chin is I am so happy to introduce you to her work and her story. Her generosity through providing artwork that translates animal behaviour is found through her free posters via https://www.doggiedrawings.net and her latest project the Doggie Language Book https://www.doggielanguagebook.com should be on every dog lovers bookshelf!
Listen to us chat about Boogie, the dog that started it all and her artistic process.
Ramsey Blaze joins us from Dallas, Texas. She is a humane animal care advocate with her own geriatric & special needs pet care business, is Fear Free Certified as well as holds certifications such as CVT, CPPS, IAAHPC.
Join us as we discuss what the Pillars and set standards are for assessing quality of life as well as our role in monitoring quality of life as pet professionals
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In this episode I'm discussing my thoughts on anthropomorphizing or humanizing our pets. Is it "good" or "bad"? You'll have to listen in to find out!
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We talk to Laura Nativo of Nativo Pet Family and Don Hutton of Running Dogs TO about Dog Training on TV. What should viewers be looking for? Should the public be taking the advice given on tv verbatim?
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Often times humans misconstrue what our dogs are trying to tell us, or we don't recognize subtle body language indicating discomfort and stress. The great thing about understanding this more is that we can then prevent escalations, we can improve the quality of our dogs' lives and we can prevent more dog bite incidents.
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Vanessa Charbonneau of https://www.sit-pretty.ca is a certified trainer and author of the book Dog Care for Puppies (available from Chapters-Indigo, Amazon and online retailers). We discuss what we have been seeing since Covid-19 has seen an increase in people bringing home puppies.
If you've brought home a puppy, or plan to, tune in...
Melanie Cerone, Ph.D., CPDT-KA *Canine Behavior Consultant *Psychologist *Behavior Analyst
Today we discuss where dog guardians can find accurate behavior information, how to screen trainers and when to run the other way! We also dig into courses and education for trainers and trainers-to-be.
Why do humans thrive and require so much "control" with our pet dogs? We talk to Jenny Efimova of https://www.dogmindedboston.com and get her take on this interesting topic and how giving your dog more control will actually benefit both of you.
Thomas Aaron discusses his work at Fetchmasters Dog Training in Boulder, CO where he and his wife Linda Aaron (both CPDT-KA certified trainers) work with gun dogs using primarily positive reinforcement without the use of shock/ecollar, prong, choke collars or heavy handed techniques commonly used in the gun dog industry.
We talk to Mimi at CHAAMP Rescue and discuss how her rescue group commits to using humane methods and working with trainers who do the same.
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Chatting with Simon Moody at https://www.themuttnut.com in Manchester, UK all about motivating the humans at the end of leash, realistic expectations and tons of other dog behaviour info.
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Humans suffer from a range of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses. We talk to Richard Gonzalez of the Domesticated Dog https://www.instagram.com/thedomesticateddog/ who also happens to have a Purple Heart as a result from his time in the US Marines. His wartime exposed him to numerous traumatic events which resulted in anxiety and PTSD. We discuss his journey and how it relates to the dogs and clients he works with. You won't want to miss this fascinating discussion.
Rachel Golub loves working with those dogs that tend to have a hard time “settling”. They may jump and bite at the leash and become frustrated easily. Tune into her tips and how she sets these dogs up to succeed. https://www.pspca.org
Daily stressors are normal and a part of everyday life. However, this can impact your dogs' behaviour significantly. Reducing stress levels will positively impact your dogs health and well-being.
We discuss how to identify stress, common stressors and how to reduce overall stress in your dogs' life.
Curtis from https://petparentallies.com is located in Philadelphia, PA. He is a positive reinforcement dog trainer and business owner and faces challenges that many of us will never know. The R+ dog training industry is not very diverse at this time (which needs to change). We discuss the racism he has faced, and continues to face, and he shares some insightful information for not only dog professionals but the community at large. How can we make lasting change?
Tune in to find out...
Ragini joins us from Surat, Gujarat!
We talk about how Covid19 has affected the streets dogs in her area, how street dogs live and her thoughts on how to help them without displacing them.
Ragini is a certified dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement and there are not many where she lives.
You can find her at @justpawsible on Instagram where she shares videos of her interactions with street dogs and how she strives to help them.
Sometimes we just don't understand why our dog isn't responding to certain things we are attempting to teach? Do you want to become a better teacher for your dog? Of course you!
In this episode I'm going over some of the things that may be holding your training back or you may have hit a plateau. If you want to understand the learning process a bit better than listen up.
You may have been advised to not give your dog "human food" or they will beg. Perhaps you were told not to allow digging or it will encourage more of that?
My thoughts on how deprivation can potentially cause behaviour problems you haven't thought of...
Erika from www.fromdusktilldog.com joins us again to discuss ”nothing in life is free”, the concepts of control regarding behavior and how it affects the relationships we have with our companion animals.
... you need to listen to this episode. Sarah Turner is a Fear Free Certified groomer. She discusses the ins and outs and what goes on behind the scenes when your dog goes for grooming. You may be surprised.
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In this episode we discuss whether it’s possible for puppies, or any dog for that matter, to be considered a blank slate. www.project-puppy.com is live. Use code LAUNCH2019 for 20% off for a limited time
In this episode we talk to Dr Karen Van Haaften to discuss regulation in dog training and pet care. The BC SPCA has developed standards for dog trainers through the Animal Kind Accreditation program. Read about the standards here: https://bit.ly/2HoBYgu
Sébastien Larabée, CPDT-KA, co-owns bravofido.com and has been working as a dog trainer and behaviour consultant for approximately 8 years. He was not always using modern, reward-based methods. Originally he was trained to use methods that were unpleasant to the dogs he worked with but made a conscious decision to change and evolve. How did he get to that point? What are the challenges of making those changes?
We talk about children and dogs today - covering baby prep, appropriate interactions and some simple tips to set your family up for success. Kathrine Mancuso Christ joins us from www.handsfulldogtraining.com in Wichita, Kansas
Leash reactivity is all too common. It’s frustrating and can be embarrassing for dog owners. It can be even worse for the dogs at the end of leash. Often we make it worse by using the wrong equipment and approach.
Jane Killion is a woman with many titles: author, breeder, fancier, trainer, educator and advocate for working with and teaching humans and their dogs on a variety of levels. We talk about her initiative “Puppy Culture” and what drives her to continue creating programs for breeders and anyone interested in or working with puppies.
If you work with animals, people or even the environment chances are compassion fatigue is something you’ve experienced. Jessica discusses how to identify when CP may arise and strategies to manage it so you can continue doing the important work caring for others. www.jessicadolce.com
Erika Gonzalez at From Dusk Till Dog in Mantua, New Jersey joins us. Corrections in dog training. What are they and why should we avoid them? We also discuss labels and words commonly used when working with dogs that could be holding you back.
Dr Claudia Richter discusses using medication for behavior challenges. Dr Richter is a veterinary behaviorist finishing her residency and currently practicing gives insight into how medication can help animals with behavioral challenges. www.pacificvetbehavior.com
We talk to David Shade of At Attention Dogs in Pennsylvania and discuss his journey from the US Army to force-free dog trainer & advocate. Listen to his thoughts about using evidence-based training & his approach to working with humans and their dogs.