DogLogical: Making Sense of Your Dog's Behavior
By Renee Rhoades from R+Dogs
We love dogs. But man, it is hard work sorting through all the misconceptions and misunderstandings we have about them. It is also difficult to know where to turn to for sound advice - everyone is a dog "expert", right?! Hi, I'm Renee Rhoades, the virtual dog training and behavior specialist behind rplusdogs.com! Join me and my fellow dog behavior nerd, Kassie Dickson, while we give you tips, tricks and bust myths, all in the name of helping you have the best relationship possible with your dog. Welcome to DogLogical!
Join Kassie and me for this episode where we chat with Erin Marion from Down to Earth Dog Lady about blind, deaf and blind/deaf dogs. This conversation is full of some great points on what its like caring for, living with and training disabled dog and, of course, we bust some myths along the way too! Erin says "I have over eleven years of experience working with dogs. I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), and a Karen Pryor clicker training partner. I absolutely love bringing dogs and their guardians together using the power of positive reinforcement-based training. I love all dogs and all aspects of working with dogs. I have worked in many dog-related areas - large vet hospitals, daycare facilities, feed stores, dog training academies and rescues. Throughout the last 10 years, I have gained a wide range of knowledge about dog behavior, health, emotional care, training, and nutrition. In 2018 I fostered my first deaf and blind dog. After learning how to care for a dog with special needs, I knew that it was what I wanted to truly wanted to focus my career on. I currently have fostered multiple deaf and/or blind dogs and have one of my own (Darla). I also have a fully blind rough coat collie." You can find Erin at https://www.instagram.com/downtoearthdoglady To find out more about working with me visit www.rplusdogs.com Remember to subscribe, share and leave a review if you like what you hear!
August 14, 2022
Our Training Tools
Join Kassie and me as we discuss our feelings about dog training tools! We include our favorite tools, tips and how we use them. The name of Lycan's harness is a TrueLove and you can find that harness and my other preferred training tools here. Also, we are trying out a new, conversational-type format to help you get to know us a little more. Let us know what you think of this new format! The details on how to work with me can be found on my website: www.rplusdogs.com If you like our podcast please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts - or just let us know on social media by tagging us! @doglogical.podcat @r.plus.dogs @kard1954
July 23, 2022
Join Kassie and me for a conversation on cooperative care grooming with Tara from Zen Dog! In this episode, we cover hot topics, give you tips and dispel some myths about grooming. Tara also gives her advice on how to find a good groomer and advice on how to tell if your dog is unhappy being groomed - plus what you can do about it! About Tara: Tara is a certified trainer and former groomer specialising in cooperative care for dog grooming. Her program, The Fearless Grooming Program, helps dog guardians to train their dogs to cooperate for grooming. It doesn't matter if you groom your own dog or if they go to a groomer. This program will teach you how to prepare your dog to have a more positive grooming experience. Check out her Instagram account zendog.fearlessgrooming to learn about the Fearless Grooming Program. Tara resides in the midwest of the United States with her partner, a cat and two dogs, Stella the Siberian Husky and Luna the Chinese Crested Powderpuff. Follow us on Instagram too! If you are looking to work with Renee you can find her services here: www.rplusdogs.com
June 04, 2022
Barking, Part 2
If you haven't heard Part One of this Two-Part episode, check out Part One which covers barking inside the house. This episode (Part Two) covers barking outside, namely in the yard or outdoor space. We hope to give you some insight into why dogs bark and how you can help them. Find us on Instagram and Facebook If you like our podcast leave us a review on Itunes. If you have an idea for the show or want to be on the show get in touch at www.rplusdogs.com If you want to work with Renee, you can get in touch on her website: www.rplusdogs.com
May 21, 2022
Barking, Part 1
In this two-part episode, join Kassie and me while we break down why your dog may be barking! Part One covers barking inside the house, while Part Two covers outside, namely in the yard. We hope to give you some insight into why dogs bark and how you can help them. And just because we are super nice we have released both episodes together so no waiting for Part Two! Find us on Instagram and Facebook If you like our podcast leave us a review on Itunes. If you have an idea for the show or want to be on the show get in touch at www.rplusdogs.com If you want to work with Renee, you can get in touch on her website: www.rplusdogs.com
May 21, 2022
We are back! And I now have a fabulous co-host: my friend and colleague Kassie Dickson! Kassie is also a certified trainer and qualified behavior consultant who is committed to using only ethical methods. Kassie works both in the shelter world and privately with clients, so she certainly has a lot to offer, and I am SO excited to have her join me! For our first episode, we are discussing food motivation. We cover what it is, why it's important and a range of thoughts about how you can help improve your dog's interest. For more information about how to work with me virtually, visit my website: www.rplusdogs.com
May 08, 2022
Fear & Puppies with Brie Blakeman (Part 2)
Part 2 of our chat with Brie Blakeman from Noble Woof Dog Training on fear and puppies. In this episode, we discuss common scenarios puppies encounter in relation to fear and wrap up our conversation. You can find Brie by searching Noble Woof Dog Training on Facebook, Instagram or by doing an internet search.
August 15, 2021
Fear & Puppies with Brie Blakeman (Part 1)
Raising a puppy is hard work, but what can make that experience even harder is having poor information on how to help set your puppy up for success. Brie Blakeman from @noblewoof dog training joins me for a conversation about socialization, training and fear in relation to puppies. This chat was loaded with gems so it is split into two parts to help you absorb all the goodness it has to offer. You can find Brie by searching Noble Woof on Instagram, Facebook or directly on her website: www.noblewoof.com
August 01, 2021
An Interview with Matt Beisner
Continual professional growth is a part of being a dog trainer, but what happens when your growth occurs on a public scale... and within an unregulated industry where emotions run high? Matt Beisner (The Zen Dog and Dog Impossible) talks to me about what it feels like to be a person seeking positive change for not only themselves and dogs but also for the dog industry as a whole. You can find Matt on social media here: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Also mentioned: The LIMA Beings Photo credit: Scott Witter To find out more about or work with Renee you can go to rplusdogs.com
July 01, 2021
An Interview with Unity Training & Behaviour
Bob from Unity Training & Behaviour joins me to talk about how to find your next dog training professional and the pitfalls that come along with that process. Bob Siemens is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and an Accredited Dog Trainer through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He is the Vice President of the Alberta Force Free Alliance. He offers professional dog training and behaviour modification services in Airdrie, Calgary, and surrounding areas in Alberta. He is committed to providing the most up-to-date, humane, and ethical animal training possible. As part of Unity Training and Behaviour services, he strives to provide services that are based on kindness, compassion, and understanding. He endeavours to establish a symbiotic relationship between the dogs and their owners while being transparent with training methods. You can find Bob on Instagram and Facebook by searching for Unity Training & Behaviour. To find out more about or work with Renee you can go to rplusdogs.com
June 01, 2021
An Interview with The Domesticated Dog
From armed forces to force free. Join Richard from The Domesticated Dog and I as we discuss his journey to becoming a dog professional and high-drive dog dad. You can find Richard on Facebook and Instagram by searching for The Domesticated Dog. If you have enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share with a friend. Help spread that positive reinforcement around!
May 01, 2021
An Interview with Woof Cultr
Does language matter when it comes to dogs? Join Mandy from @woofcultr and I for a discussion on why the terms we use when it comes to the relationships we have with dogs and how we train them. We also discuss how some words which are associated with positive reinforcement can get hijacked and twisted leaving the unsuspecting dog lover confused and misguided when searching for a professional to work with. If you are looking for your next dog professional - you are in luck! Check out www.rplusdogs.com to find out more about the virtual training services I offer! And if you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience - and spread more of that positive reinforcement around! We love hearing your thoughts, especially is you like what you hear.
April 09, 2021
Tips, Tricks and Busting Myths: Compassion Fatigue
Empathy, sympathy and compassion help us to be better humans, but when is caring too much dangerous for your mental health? Dr. Kerry Schwanz a professor of psychology with an expertise in compassion fatigue joins Renee for a chat on what CF is, how you can spot it and what you can do about it. To reach Dr Kerry you can message Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @r.plus.dogs If you would like more information about how to help or be a part of the CF research you can find Dr Kerry by searching Kerry Schwanz on Facebook or also by messaging Renee **If you believe you might be suffering with CF, please contact your current medical health care provider as soon as possible. Here are some additional resources: www.proqol.org/Home_Page.php and www.compassionfatigue.org Do not wait to reach out, there is help available for you. Tell someone, even a friend. Start the conversation. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend. Maybe your compassion care buddy! And if you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience. Spread that positive reinforcement around!
April 02, 2021
An Interview with Sasha Black from @therealdavidgrowl
** Trigger Warning ** We discuss child and animal abuse in this episode. Sasha joins us to give real-life insight into exactly what it is like to be the guardian of a big, strong dog like her Boerboel Dave in a world where you are judged by stereotypes. Alongside this, we dive into how Sasha turned her training journey around from someone who used punishment and intimidation a strong advocate for force/free methods. Sasha also openly discusses her childhood and how it shaped her vision of what she thought love and caring was, only to realize that especially when it came to her dogs she was ultimately doing far more harm than good. You can find Sasha and her boys on Instagram at @therealdavidgrowl and @hugo_the_hooligan The rescue Sasha mentions is @projectunderdogrescue For more information about Renee from R+Dogs, the podcast or to be on the podcast, please visit www.rplusdogs.com Also, if you feel you would like more information about anything on this podcast, feel free to DM me at @r.plus.dogs or email at email@example.com Don't forget, if you have liked listening to this episode or any other episode - share it with a friend and leave us a review so more people can find us! Thank you!
March 27, 2021
How do I... Achieve Multi-Dog Household Success?
Thinking about adding another dog to your family? In this episode I provide guidance on just that! www.rplusdogs.com If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience - and spread more of that positive reinforcement around! We love hearing your thoughts, especially is you like what you hear.
March 21, 2021
Tips, Tricks and Busting Myths: Separation Anxiety
Beth Berkobien from Rehab Your Rescue joins us to help provide fantastic advice on separation anxiety. Beth is a SA Pro certified professional who not only provides guidance to her clients, but who has also handled severe separation anxiety in her own dogs. If you ever wondered about separation anxiety or are unsure what is good advice, this is the episode for you! Beth can be found on social media by searching Rehab Your Rescue. If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
March 14, 2021
An Interview with Dog at Heart
Rachel Forday from Dog at Heart joins us for a discussion on her journey from Singapore dog rescue volunteer to Victoria Stilwell Academy graduate. Rachel dishes about how she met and fell in love with Dave, the street dog that no one seemed to want and how that led her starting her own business Dog at Heart. We also discuss rescue dogs, the power of positive reinforcement methods and how to deal with internet trolls. You can find Rachel by searching "Dog at Heart" on social media and more about Dave by looking up Dave_the_d0gg0 on Instagram. [For more information about me visit www.rplusdogs.com] If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
March 06, 2021
An Interview with The Toby Project
Kayla from The Toby Project joins us to talk about what it's like being the guardian of a dog who is just trying to find his way in a human world. Toby was marked for euthanasia at the shelter, but having already fallen in love with him Kayla knew she couldn't let that happen. We talk about the effects caring for a reactive dog has on your life and your mental health as well as the link between positive reinforcement and serious behavior concerns. You can find The Toby Project on Instagram at the_toby_project. Also check out Ruff Readers on the Barkk app: https://barkk.app/ruffreaders/ If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
February 27, 2021
An Interview with Dr Marlena Ryba & Harold the Superhero
Dr Marlena Ryba, a professor of clinical psychology, joins me to discuss her rescue dog Harold who was returned 3 times to the shelter before finding his forever home with Dr Marlena. Harold came with a bite history, a scarlet letter in the dog world, but by utilizing her professional understanding of human behavior modification Dr Marlena was able to help Harold move past his history towards a brighter future. Join us for a discussion on the parallels of human/dog behavior and how we are more like than we think! You can find more about Harold on his Instagram account @haroldthesuperhero If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
February 20, 2021
An Interview with Whatever the Weather
Sian from Whatever the Weather gets candid about her journey as a crossover trainer. In Sian's case she was a balanced trainer who abandoned punishment for positive reinforcement only. Along with Sian's story we discuss how we as humans feel about the mistakes we make when training our animals and how to move beyond them. You can find Sian on Instagram at @whatevertheweatheranimals [www.rplusdogs.com] If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
February 13, 2021
An Interview with Bindi's Bucket List
Taylor from Bindi's Bucket List joins us for an enlightening conversation about canine enrichment as well as dog rescue, food choices and welfare. And of course we discussed Taylor's inspiration: her girls Bindi and Rosie! We covered a lot in this episode so we can't wait for you to get in there with us. Find more on Instagram @bindisbucketlist or www.bindisbucketlist.com If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
February 06, 2021
An Interview with Enriching Paws
Beth from Enriching Paws and I discussed enrichment, but we also branched out into so many other areas of dogdom too, like our mutual experiences in veterinary medicine, our first puppy raising experiences (yikes!) and the best way to cut a carrot. Of course we dropped some truth bombs along the way! Be a fly on the wall for what felt like two ol' good friends just getting together talking about the subject they love most: dogs! Remember: if you loved this episode share it with a friend and leave us a review! [www.rplusdogs.com] If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
January 30, 2021
Come on a decompression walk (or sniffari) with me and my dogs in the woods. We will discuss the aim of a decompression walk, what one feels and looks like and tips for ensuring both you and your dogs have a great one! www.rplusdogs.com If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
January 16, 2021
An Interview with Spot On Enrichment and Training 101
In this episode we talk to Jennie about her, Spot On, her animals and enrichment ideas. Jennie shares her favourite enrichment toys and ways to incorporate enrichment at home. You can find Jennie on Facebook and Instagram by searching "Spot On Enrichment and Training 101" The toys noted in the podcast are by: Busy Noses If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
January 09, 2021
What are the best...? Dog Training Tools
In this episode we will talk about the best essential dog training tools for helping to keep your dog comfortable and well managed outside of the home. These are the items which every dog guardian should have when first starting out or to help improve a dog's overall welfare. Join me to learn what my top 5 dog training tools are and how to pick them. ** If you would like to ask a question and be featured on our podcast use this link: https://anchor.fm/doglogical/message If you are enjoying our podcast make sure to leave a review to help us find a wider audience!
January 04, 2021