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.
Is there a 100 percent guarantee my dog will come back to me? I give you my training tips to bet a better recall. • Sign up for our free body language course at www.bravodog.ca and don’t forget use BRAVO15 at www.woofcultr.com for your 15 percent off discount!
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.