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By Annie Grossman
Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts.

Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast

Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625


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Training "Look" using the "Invisible Triangle" method
Everyone is impressed by a dog whose eyes meets a human's gaze with magnet-like intensity on cue. Teaching a dog to "touch" his or her eyes to your eyes is a great exercise to practice no matter what the pooch's training level is. When teaching this attention-based behavior to a dog-- whether you use a word such as "Look" or the dog's name -- Annie suggests focusing on your training mechanics before jumping to setting criteria for your dog. In this episode, she clearly breaks down how to build a stellar "Look" cue from scratch, in just six quick steps, using only sixty tiny treats. Notes: Treat suggestions Tricky Trainers (and other brands that make these pencil-eraser sized morsels) can be broken up into at least four pieces, meaning you'll go through only 15 treats in your session: storeforthedogs.com/products/tricky-trainers Lamb lung breaks up into neat pieces without getting greasy or crumbly: storeforthedogs.com/products/lamb-lung Happy Howies rolls can be sliced and then diced into very small bits: storeforthedogs.com/products/happy-howies-food-rolls Dogs and presidents: https://read.bi/2SrAVxu "Look For The Silver Lining" ukulele cover by Renei Yarrow: youtube.com/watch?v=CDIHff9eESQ
36:48
December 5, 2018
Part 2: How I used punishment to train my husband to cover his mouth when he yawns
In this episode, Annie offers a follow up to the previous episode, which featured a candid conversation with her husband about her ill-fated attempt to use punishment to keep him from showing her his uvula very time he yawned. Here, she points out some of the similarities and differences between using punishment with dogs and with humans. This episode touches on, among other things: -The long shadow punishment can cast -How language can offer clarification... or not -The subjective nature of "bad" behavior -Choosing appropriate punishers (and reinforcers) -The issue with a "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach to training -The importance of wisely selecting a training subject who isn't inclined to exhibit copious unwanted behaviors Notes: How I used punishment to train my husband to cover his mouth when he yawns (Part 1): schoolforthedogs.com/podcasts/episode-34-how-i-used-punishment-to-train-my-husband-to-cover-his-mouth-when-he-yawns/ Parentonomics-- a book that discusses the trap of toilet training a child with jelly beans: https://amzn.to/2SbSQrZ Plenty In Life Is Free by Kathy Sdao: https://amzn.to/2SbWSRd Have a question for our upcoming Q + A episode? Ask it at AnnieGrossman.com/ask
48:31
November 27, 2018
Part 1: How I used punishment to train my husband to cover his mouth when he yawns
Annie is happily married to a man named Jason Pedicone, who is basically perfect in every way except... he doesn't cover his mouth when he yawns. So, she decided to use her talents as a dog trainer to train him to change this behavior. But she decided to try something she doesn't normally do with dogs: She attempted to curb his habit by using punishment. While she sort of succeeded, she also got a first hand taste at how training using punishment can mar a relationship in unexpected ways. Notes: Pavlov Dog Monitor: pavlovdogmonitor.com/ Pet Safe Anti-Bark Autotrainer: petsafe.net/support/clicker-trainers/autotrainer Jonah Hill on Fresh Air with Terry Gross: npr.org/programs/fresh-air/2018/10/30/662021452 Dogs and Yawning: bit.ly/2PE4uz2 Tips on keeping your dog out of the ER this Thanksgiving: bit.ly/2Dxwygk Music: "Hello My Baby" ukulele cover by The Channel Drifters youtube.com/watch?v=FVrpj1aXvHU
42:00
November 19, 2018
How to shape your dog to go to a mat (and to be a polite Thanksgiving guest)
"Shaping" is simply the process of breaking a behavior down to its smallest components and slowly raising your criteria in order to build new behaviors. By reinforcing successive approximations, it's possible to train dogs to do almost anything they are physically capable of doing! In this episode, Annie goes over some key things to think when shaping a new behavior, and describes how to shape a dog to go to a mat, or what she calls a "sticky spot." A dog who knows how to go to a mat will make an excellent guest at holiday dinners: You can "shape" a pup to have a specific spot where he will have learned to stay put and be calm, no matter how good that stuffing smells! Notes: School For The Dogs training mat: storeforthedogs.com/products/school-for-the-dogs-training-mat Don't Shoot The Dog: amzn.to/2OImVgy Karen Pryor's Ten Laws of Shaping: clickertraining.com/node/299 Fun Dog Fact Of The Day: Karen Pryor's Nursing Your Baby: amzn.to/2OG81aG Woof Shout Out: Instagram.com/tinyelliebean Share your shaping session with us by tagging @SchoolForTheDogs on Instagram or sharing at Facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs. Like this podcast! Please rate us five stars on iTunes!
34:07
November 13, 2018
Let's talk about NYC's 1st dog-friendly cafe with Logan Mikhly
Earlier this year Logan Mikhly and her father Coppy Holzman opened a business unlike any other in NYC: A dog-friendly cafe. Logan has a background in animal rescue, Coppy is a dog-loving serial entrepreneur, and both are obsessed with coffee. Frustrated by the fact that New York's health codes make it nearly impossible for them to grab a cup of joe without having to tie their dogs to a streetlight, they contacted the Department of Health for a brainstorming session on how to make a place where beverages and quadrupeds could lawfully co-exist. The result is Boris & Horton. Named after their own dogs, this bright, cheery, and well-loved cafe-cum-indoor-dog-park has quickly become a beloved neighborhood fixture. In this episode, Logan shares the business' back story. Notes: Boris and Horton is located at 195 Avenue A, at the corner of 12th Street. Learn more at BorisAndHorton.com. Other dog friendly cafes: The Bulldog in New Orleans: bulldog.draftfreak.com The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles: thedogcafela.com Chateau Le Woof in Queens, NY: chateaulewoof.com Products mentioned: Klimb Platforms: storeforthedogs.com/products/klimb Bocce's Bakery Treats: amzn.to/2DpU4wx Stewart's Freeze Dried Beef Liver Treats: amzn.to/2Dll8Nv Nature's Miracle: amzn.to/2JHdRaN Fun Dog Fact of the Day: The CoyoteVest: coyotevest.com kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article220971390.html Woof Shout Out: Last week the world lost a wonderful woman, and dog lover: Ellen Retter. She was a client, a friend, and a big School For The Dogs fan. A photo of Ellen and her dog Lucy training at School For The Dogs with Annie appeared in CNN in 2015. cnn.com/2015/05/20/world/how-to-teach-your-dog-to-use-an-ipad/
49:47
November 5, 2018
Halloween & Dogs: How to make costumes less scary for pets
Halloween can be a scary time… for dogs! But it can also be a time to think about how to use training to reduce fears and overcome challenges. In this episode, Annie discusses, among other things: -Ideas for low stress, easy costumes that most dogs can wear without anxiety. -Acclimating a dog to a costume by creating good associations with it over time. -Teaching your dog to wear costumes made out of muzzles, cones, and other things you actually may want to train him or her to feel okay about wearing. -Noticing stress signals your dog, or other dogs, may display to show their discomfort. Have an idea for an easy, low stress dog costume? Tag us on Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or share it by emailing Podcast@SchoolForTheDogs.com. Notes: The psychological torment of a dog on Halloween: http://anniegrossman.com/2010/11/training/the-psychological-torment-of-a-dog-on-halloween/346/ Dog candy corn bandana: https://etsy.me/2yE7fWH Ty Tag costume: https://etsy.me/2OaAVzn Or make your own: https://www.brit.co/beanie-baby-pet-costume/ Superhero Bandanas: https://amzn.to/2OeIvJh Cowboy harness costume: https://amzn.to/2yHxhrV Jockey harness costume: https://amzn.to/2yE5RmU Pet Paint: https://amzn.to/2yIrrXc Dog nail polish: https://amzn.to/2yF8gh7 Creative grooming (Vice video produced by Annie): https://bit.ly/2za9eBh Dog muzzle “costumes”: https://amzn.to/2yEgvdc https://amzn.to/2yHptX6 https://amzn.to/2yGUrPd https://amzn.to/2yIs03g https://amzn.to/2yGUwCv Dog cone “costumes” https://amzn.to/2yE03tw https://amzn.to/2yE9b1p Rubie’s “Disney” line of princess costumes et al: https://www.rubies.com/pet-costumes/disney.html Make sure to join our Facebook Group! http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
35:10
October 29, 2018
We need to talk about Nelson: Life with a muzzled dog
After years of researching breeds, Joanie Comenzo of Manhattan decided to get a Welsh Terrier. When she went to pick up her new dog, Nelson, the breeder pushed him into her arms and said "Your puppy is an alpha." Joanie loved him from the moment she saw him, and that love never waned, even after he bit her multiple times, and sent her mother and boyfriend to the hospital. Over the last eight years, Joanie has sought training and medical advice from a wide array of professionals. Today, Nelson wears a muzzle every moment of the day that he isn't in his crate. He and Joanie live a happy, if unusual, life together. This is their love story. Notes... Nelson's preferred muzzle: storeforthedogs.com/products/the-baskerville-muzzle Fun Dog Fact Of The Day: As late as the early 1900s, dogs were allowed to roam off leash in Philadelphia as long as they were muzzled. thepethistorian.com/2015/08/20/dog-muzzles-and-city-dogs-1900/ Woof Shout Out: Zuri, who wears a muzzle to deter people from pestering her for being so cute, can be found on Instagram at Instagram.com/zurithebolo Music: "Love Is Strange" cover by Toast Garden youtube.com/toastgarden
1:03:06
October 22, 2018
A modern dog owner's guide to sidewalk leash greetings
As much as we want our dogs to be social beings, the sad fact is that city streets are not an ideal place for leashed dogs to socialize. The close confines of the sidewalk can keep dogs from having enough space to greet each other properly, and leashes too often can become uncomfortably taught, leading a dog to think that even just the sight of another dog predicts yanking and choking. This episode addresses: -Avoiding other dogs on the street -Using the presence of other dogs on leash as a cue for your dog to pay attention to you -Providing your dog with appropriate off-leash socialization opportunities -Choosing which dogs you might let your dog greet -Helping your dog greet other dogs naturally and appropriately ... and more Notes: 7 things to consider before letting to dogs greet on leash: schoolforthedogs.com/7-things-to-consider-before-letting-two-dogs-greet-on-leash Dogs In Need Of Space: dogsinneedofspace.com The Yellow Dog Project: theyellowdogproject.com/About.html Mendota leash -- Annie's favorite, lightweight leash: storeforthedogs.com/products/braided-leash Woof Shout Out: Dog adoption vests by Mimi Reid etsy.me/2PzKd9T Fun dog fact of the day: NYC dog names (dogs named after fruits, vegetables, etc) nycedc.com/blog-entry/new-york-citys-dog-population Follow School For The Dogs on Instagram: Instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Ask Annie: AnnieGrossman.com/ask
27:26
October 15, 2018
Let’s talk about the future of dog food with The Farmer's Dog's Brett Podolsky
When Brett Podolsky's dog was chronically unwell, he had an idea: What if he bought the same ingredients listed and in the commercial brand he was feeding her, and made her fresh food? The change in her health was drastic, and led to Brett, who was then working as a comedian, convincing his best friend, Jonathan Regev, to start a subscription-based high-end dog food company with him. Now three years old, their Brooklyn-based company, The Farmer's Dog, has secured some ten million dollars in VC funding and their health-supportive recipes are being enjoyed by tens of thousands of grateful dogs throughout the country. Annie and Brett discuss what it takes to start a dog food company from scratch, the problems behind commercial dog food, and the shifts in dog owner awareness that are leading to a tide change in the pet food realm. Visit SchoolForTheDogs.com/Farmer and get 50% off a two week trial subscription. Notes: Make your own dog food: TheFarmersDog.com/diy Brett and Jonathan in Forbes: bit.ly/2ynoIBI Fun Dog Fact: Yes, it's possible to dog food that is nutritionally viable (according to government standards) using shoe leather, crushed coal, water, and motor oil. petcoach.co/article/dog-food-labels/ Woof Shout Out: Our sweet doodle student Webster recently moved to San Francisco. We miss him, but we enjoy keeping tabs on his left coast life on Instagram! instagram.com/westcoastwebbie/ Have a question about dog training? Get in touch! Podcast@SchoolForTheDogs.com ---- SchoolForTheDogs.com AnnieGrossman.com Instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Storeforthedogs.com Facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
43:34
October 8, 2018
Katie Sturino, mom to @ToastMeetsWorld, on Instadog stardom
Katie Sturino is many things: A publicist, an influencer, a fashion blogger, a product developer and more. You might know her from The12ishStyle, the blog and Instagram account where she suggests celeb-worthy looks that can be worm by larger ladies who identify as "body positive" or "body neutral." She also has a product line, MegaBabe, which tackles problems like boob sweat. But all of her successes have sprung from her passion for being a "dogager" or "momager" to a brood of dogs who've gained nearly a half million devoted followers on Instagram. Katie and Annie discuss her passion for rescuing puppy mill survivors, the challenges of living with five dogs in Manhattan, and what it takes to make a dog Instafamous. Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast27 Katie's Instagram accounts: Instagram.com/The12ishStyle Instagram.com/ToastMeetsWorld Instagram.com/UnderpantsTheDog Instagram.com/MuppetsRevenge Sponsor: Train your inbox with SANEBOX! Get $15 off at SchoolForTheDogs.com/sane
45:19
October 2, 2018
Teach a foolproof DROP and COME using Classical Conditioning
There are two types of conditioning we use in dog training: Operant (aka learning by consequence, or "Skinnerian Conditioning") and Classical (aka learning by association, or "Pavlovian Conditioning"). When we teach new behaviors, we tend to focus on Operant Conditioning. In this episode, Annie talks about the differences between these two kinds of teaching/learning, and reveals how, in many cases, Classical Conditioning can produce very reliable behaviors with little effort. Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast26 What vending machines can teach us about training "come" & "drop it" : SchoolForTheDogs.com/dropcome Music: "Time Is On My Side" cover by Toast Garden Youtube.com/ToastGarden Sponsor: Train your inbox using SANEBOX! Get $15 off at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane Like this podcast? Leave a review on iTunes at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Listen or visit us on Anchor at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Anchor to support it with a monthly contribution of $0.99, $4.99 or $9.99 a month. Thanks!
45:21
September 24, 2018
A Better Mousetrap: Building the perfect bully stick holder
If you have a dog, you've likely encountered bully stick chews. They're great for keeping dogs occupied, but there is always the risk of swallowing them, especially when they get chewed down to their ends. Several products have recently hit the market, each of which tries to solve this problem in a novel way by sheathing, clamping, or holding the chews in such a way to make it impossible (ideally) for a dog to choke on them. Annie surveys some of these products, and interviews the inventor of the The Everchew, designed by Austin-based inventor Kirby Kendall. Help fund his product on Kickstarter (through 10/3/18) at Everchew.com. Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast25 What is a bully stick? AnnieGrossman.com/bs Bully stick holders at StoreForTheDogs.com: SchoolForTheDogs.com/bsh Music: "Bully of the town" cover by JazzBanjoRex Youtube.com/jazzbajnorex Sponsor: SANEBOX! Get $15 off at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane
42:29
September 17, 2018
Let’s talk about in-home dog grooming with Ani Corless
Ani Corless is a dog groomer and the owner of the NYC-based business Luxury Groomer. Unlike most groomers, Ani goes into her clients' homes to groom their dogs. Annie and she discuss her path to becoming a groomer, some common mistakes that well-intentioned dog owners make when grooming their own dogs, and the various ways that in-home grooming can benefit dogs, dog owners, and groomers alike. Learn more about Ani at luxurygroomer.com Annie and Ani discuss the annual "Creative Grooming" competition held each year in Hershey, PA. Annie produced a short video about this event for Vice.com in 2011. youtube.com/watch?v=yq2f5ACx2fM Interested in pursuing a grooming career? PetGroomer.com offers both a list of US programs and several informative articles on selecting a school. petgroomer.com/schools/ petgroomer.com/selecting-grooming-school/ Sponsor: Is your Inbox a mess? You need SANEBOX! Get a free trial & $15 off when you sign up at Schoolforthedogs.com/sane
46:58
September 10, 2018
Ask Annie: Navigating dog runs and managing elevator manners
In this Q+A episode, Annie discusses how to deal with dogs in elevators, and how to navigate dog parks. She also talks about what to do if your dog gets off leash, and how to help a dog who attacks her brother whenever they pass another dog. Have a question for a future episode? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast23 Products: Fleece Activity Mat: storeforthedogs.com/products/activity-snuffle-mat Wall-Mounted Slow Feeder: storeforthedogs.com/products/wall-mounted-slow-feeder Freedom Harness: storeforthedogs.com/products/freedom-harness Liquid Treat Dispenser: schoolforthedogs.com/ltd Target Stick: storeforthedogs.com/products/clicker-stick Whistle Recall DVD: dogwise.com/training-the-whistle-recall-dvd-with-whistle-lanyard/ Grisha Stewart's BAT guide: amzn.to/2PFqZzl Music: "Back To School Again" by JazzBanjoRex: youtube.com/Jazzbanjorex Sponsor: Is your Inbox a mess? You need SANEBOX! Free trial and $15 off at SchoolForTheDogs.com/San
49:32
September 4, 2018
Let’s talk about SFTD's origins with co-founder Kate Senisi
In 2011, Annie Grossman and Kate Senisi were both trying to figure out how to make a business out of dog training. They met through the Association for Professional Dog Trainers' message board, and discovered they lived a block away from one another in Manhattan. They also discovered they had complementary talents: Kate had an eye for detail, a background in graphic design, a head for organization, and a passion for dealing with aggressive dogs; Annie had an entrepreneurial spirit, writing skill, and lots of creative ideas. They decided to join forces, and together turned Annie's living room into a dog training classroom--they called it School For The Dogs. Here, Annie and Kate discuss SFTD's early days and their paths to becoming trainers. Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast22 Training videos: Tawzer.com Music: "Sister Kate" cover by Lloyd Davis lloyddavis.bandcamp.com/track/sister-kate Sponsor: Is your Inbox messy? You need SANEBOX! Get $15 off at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane
45:38
August 27, 2018
Being BF Skinner's Daughter: Deborah Buzan dispels the myths
Renowned behavioral psychologist BF Skinner codified much of the science behind positive reinforcement-based animal training, and is a hero to many dog trainers. But for over half a century, his reputation has been tarnished by rumors that his daughter went crazy and killed herself because he raised her in a box. Annie interviews said daughter, Deborah Buzan, who is alive and sane. She was in fact raised in a box... sort of. Buzan discussed the "Air Crib," aka the "Baby Box," and growing up with a genius father who was devoted to engineering ways to make life easier and happier for his wife and daughters. Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast21 Transcript: schoolforthedogs.com/buzan Music: Hello My Baby cover by Melissa Mahony of the Channel Drifters thechanneldrifters.com Blue Danube cover by David Beckingham youtube.com/davidbeckingham BF Skinner Foundation: BFSkinner.org Sponsor: Is your Inbox a mess? You need SANEBOX! Get a free trial and $15 off SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane
55:55
August 21, 2018
Wonderful "Work To Eat" toys: Slow food bowls
Every time you feed a dog, you have the opportunity to channel some of her energy into an appropriate activity, to tire her out, and to give her a sense of purpose. "Work To Eat" toys provide dogs with jobs, and dogs like to be employed! If we don't give them jobs, they too often make up their own jobs, alerting you to every sound in the hallway, or redesigning the couch cushions with their mouths. There are lots of kinds of "Work To Eat" toys. In this episode, Annie talks about one type: Slow Food Bowls. These kinds of toys can be used with any kind of food or treat (wet, dry, raw or frozen), and are no harder to use than a regular bowl. Slow Food Bowls: StoreForTheDogs.com/collections/dog-bowls-and-treat-dispensers Types of "Work To Eat" Toys: SchoolForTheDogs.com/WorkToEat "Ain't We Got Fun" ukulele cover by Jazzbanjo Rex: youtube.com/Jazzbanjorex/ Find Annie at AnnieGrossman.com
22:14
August 13, 2018
How to train a dog to "sit" from scratch
Newsflash: Your dog already knows how to sit! But he may not know the cue you want to associate with that behavior. Annie breaks down how to use the "capturing" technique to teach "sit" anew and to add a novel cue. She covers: -The downsides of "luring" a behavior or "molding" it -The trap of trying to teach a behavior by asking for it repeatedly -The difference between a "cue" and a "command" -How to add a cue -The never-ending process of "shaping" a behavior -How to fade a lure and turn it into a cue Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast19 Get a clicker: SchoolForTheDogs.com/Clicker Sponsor: Is your Inbox a mess? Train it with SANEBOX! Get a 2 week trial & $15 off when you sign up at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane More On Pooper Scooper Law: SchoolForTheDogs.com/happy-birthday-pooper-scooper-law/ Featured Dog: Instagram.com/LeoTolstoyFrank Want to support this podcast? We now accept "Listener Support" at Anchor.FM/Dogs. Chip in $.99, $4.99 or $9.99/month. Thanks!
37:47
August 6, 2018
The Dog Training Triad Part 3: Timing
So, you have a carefully engineered environment (see: The Dog Training Triad Part 1) where your dog is likely to do lots of things you want him to to do, and you have also selected really appropriate rewards (see: The Dog Training Triad Part 2). Now what? you need to make sure your rewards are being given with really excellent TIMING! Dogs are doing things constantly, and concurrently. Behaviors are overlapping at every moment, and a dog may sometimes think a reward is for something other than what you thought it was for. In this episode, Annie explains how to deliver rewards with A+ timing by using a "marker" signal. Read more about this on our blog: schoolforthedogs.com/tmng Parts 1 & 2 of The Dog Training Triad series: SchoolForTheDogs.com/mgmt SchoolForTheDogs.com/rewards Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast18 Music by: TheEnergyCommission.com Sponsor: Take control of your email! Get a 14-day free SANEBOX trial & a $15 coupon. Sign up at SchoolForTheDogs.com/Sane
43:40
July 30, 2018
The Dog Training Triad Part 2: Rewards
Once you've set the stage to up the chances that you'll get lots of behaviors you want (see The Dog Training Triad Part 1), you'll need to figure out how to reinforce those behaviors. In this episode, Annie discusses: -The difference between reinforcers and rewards -Discerning whether something is a reinforcer -Figuring out your dog's individual reward cornucopia -Understanding rewards as currency -The changing value and appropriateness of rewards -"Real life" rewards -The importance of treat size when using food Read more about this on our blog: schoolforthedogs.com/rwrds Products mentioned: Lamb Lung: schoolforthedogs.com/LL Liquid Treat Dispenser: schoolforthedogs.com/LTD Kalles: schoolforthedogs.com/Kalles Tricky Trainers: schoolforthedogs.com/TT "Big Rock Candy Mountain" cover by Nicole Toombs: youtube.com/user/ntoombs44 Learn more about... Leslie Hawke's Romanian initiatives: AlexFund.org Photographer Milla Chappell: RealHappyDogs.com Pike13: SchoolForTheDogs.com/Pik
41:08
July 23, 2018
The Dog Training Triad Part 1: Management
There are three major ingredients required in any positive reinforcement-based dog training plan. They are: Management, Timing, and Rewards. This episode is about Management, and is the first of a three part series on the Triad. Simply put, management is all about making the right options the easy options for your learner in order to up the chances of getting the behaviors you want. In this episode, Annie looks at the many ways in which we can set up our dog students for success by controlling their physical space, and the ways in which the can also smartly manage their time and energy. Notes: The Dog Training Triad Part 1: Management http://schoolforthedogs.com/management Work-To-Eat Toys: http://schoolforthedogs.com/worktoeat https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/work-to-eat-toys Crate training: http://schoolforthedogs.com/crates The Klimb Platform: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/klimb 8 Things You Didn't Know About The Kong: http://schoolforthedogs.com/kong
36:21
July 16, 2018
Let's talk about dog walking with DivaDog's Shelley Goldberg
In New York City, a good dog walker can be hard to find. Dog owners open up their homes to them, and put their most beloved and vulnerable family members in their care, but a majority of walkers have no training or even interest in their chosen career. DivaDog is a walking company that strives to bring professionalism to the industry. Annie interviews its owner, Shelley Goldberg, about her three decades in the business, her hiring and management practices, and finding meaning and soulfulness in the pet care industry. You can reach Shelley at 707-DIVA-DOG Notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast15 11 questions to ask a potential dog walker: http://www.schoolforthedogs.com/11-questions-to-ask-a-potential-dog-walker/ Music: Rockin' Robin cover by Danielle Anderson DanielleAteTheSandwich.com School For The Dogs: schoolforthedogs.com Store For The Dogs: storeforthedogs.com Instagram.com: instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Facebook.com: facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
43:26
July 9, 2018
Let's talk about dog photography with Milla Chappell
This episode is all about Real Happy Dogs, the NYC-based photography business started by Milla Chappell, who is known for her photojournalistic approach to capturing the lives of dogs and their humans in situ. Milla tells Annie about growing up as the daughter (and granddaughter) of veterinarians, and how she went from getting graduate degrees in linguistics and English to becoming a wedding photographer, before eventually finding a way to marry her passion for animals, her interest in writing, and her photography talents. Milla shares some tips for getting great photos of dogs, and tells the stories of some of the rescues she's shot and profiled on her popular Instagram. Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast14 Milla shares photo tips: SchoolForTheDogs.com/phototips Real Happy Dogs website: RealHappyDogs.com Real Happy Dogs on Instagram: Instagram.com/realhappydogs School For The Dogs on Instagram: Instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Please make sure to rate 5-stars on iTunes!
37:45
July 2, 2018
Ask Annie: Curtailing jumping and helping scaredy dogs
Annie answers questions from listeners dealing with jumpy dogs, and also addresses how to acclimate a nervous dog to all the stimuli she needs to interact with on a daily basis. Have a training question? Leave a voice message at Anchor.fm or at 917-414-2625, or email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com. You'll learn: -Why dogs want to jump & why most attempts to punish jumping don't work -How to use treats effectively on the street -How to have people approach your dog on the street (& how to tell them to go away) -How to employ a remote-controlled treat dispenser to help your dog rehearse good dog manners whenever anyone enters your home Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast13 How to stop a dog from jumping before he starts: Schoolforthedogs.com/jumping "Give Me Space" vests: etsy.com/shop/GiveADogAHome Treat + Train: storeforthedogs.com/products/treat-train Resources for people w/ dogs who have issues with fearfulness in public: DogsInNeedOfSpace.com TheYellowDogProject.com
37:30
June 25, 2018
What you need to know about the dog flu
In NYC in the last month there have been nearly 100 dogs diagnosed with the dog flu. To learn more, I interviewed Dr. Andrea Y. Tu of Park East Animal Hospital and Veterinary Behavior Consultations of NYC. H3N2 is believed to have originated in birds and was first detected in dogs in South Korea in 2007. It was identified in March 2015 in the Chicago area; it most likely spread from dogs rescued from South Korea and brought to the US for adoption. In this episode, Dr. Tu addresses the following concerns, among others: -How the flu spreads -How you can keep your dog safe -What to do if your dog is infected -What to do if you run a facility that is frequented by dogs Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast12 A primer on the dog flu outbreak in NYC: schoolforthedogs.com/flu About Dr. Andrea Y Tu: parkeastanimalhospital.com/staff.html nycvetbehavior.com/about-us.html Further resources: dogflu.com Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes!
36:48
June 18, 2018
Let's talk about dog parties with Hayley Mehalco
Not long after throwing her own English Bulldog a princess-themed birthday party, Hayley Mehalco decided to leave her job as an event planner at one of New York's poshest hotels in order to become a full-time party planner for the canine set. In this episode, Annie learns about the ins and outs of Puppy Parties NYC, a business that caters to "dog Instagram socialites," and talks about her own former tendency to roll her eyes at such things. Annie also asks some larger questions about modern pet ownership: Is it okay for people to treat their dogs as ersatz children? Who is the real beneficiary of things like parties for dogs? Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast11 Puppy Parties NYC: puppypartiesnyc.com Puppy Parties NYC on Instagram: instagram.com/puppypartiesnyc School For The Dogs on Instagram: instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns School For The Dogs in Manhattan. Learn more at SchoolForTheDogs.com.
31:27
June 11, 2018
A modern dog owner's guide to nipping
Nipping is something that tends to drive new puppy owners batty. A lot of the advice you'll find on the Internet suggests scolding a pup for nipping; usually people are told they should use a high pitched voice (as if to emulate another puppy) or to berate the dog in the deepest voice possible. There are still lots of professionals out there who will advise that conversing with a puppy will curb the problem, if done in the right tone of voice. In this podcast episode, I suggest thinking about puppy nipping less as a problem and more as a natural thing puppies do as they start to learn about the world. Both you and your puppy will benefit if he has lots of daily opportunities to use his mouth appropriately. Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast10 7 ways to deal with nipping: www.schoolforthedogs.com/nipping On bully sticks: storeforthedogs.com/blogs/news/bully-sticks-what-the-heck-are-they-glad-you-asked Work to eat toys: storeforthedogs.com/collections/work-to-eat-toys
31:31
June 4, 2018
Our Student Basket: Helping geneticists improve pedigrees
School For The Dogs' clients Samantha Schwartz and Ben Ment wanted to find a mixed-breed Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, figuring that it'd be less prone to health issues than a purebred Bernese. When Samantha's email inquiries to breeders got posted to social media, she ended up being cyber bullied by hardcore breed enthusiasts/purists around the world. Samantha tells Annie about how this unexpected and bizarre turn of events led her and Ben to Basket, a puppy from the Bernese Mountain Dog Vitality Project, which is run by breeders and geneticists who are working to help modify the breed for the better over time. Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast9 Bernese Mountain Dog Vitality Project: bmdvitalityproject.org Basket's Instagram: instagram.com/basketthebrave Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns and operates School For The Dogs in NYC. Studio: SchoolForThedogs.com Shop: StoreForTheDogs.com Instagram: Instagram.com/schoolforthedogs
44:00
May 28, 2018
Let's talk about Pavlov with dog trainer Anamarie Johnson
Anamarie Johnson has been with School For The Dogs for three years, and, in that time, has won us all over with her pep, humor, and training chops. In this episode, we discuss her background in rescue work, her childhood pets (fruit flies and incestuous cats), the wonders of classical conditioning and why squirrels at her college were painted orange and green. Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast8 Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns and operates School For The Dogs in NYC. Studio: SchoolForThedogs.com Shop: StoreForTheDogs.com Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs Instagram: Instagram.com/schoolforthedogs
54:53
May 21, 2018
Let's talk about veterinary house calls with Dr. Lisa Lippman
Dr. Lisa Lippman, a visiting vet in Manhattan, isn't just a knowledgeable medical professional: She is also a savvy business woman who is using the Internet to build her in-home practice. She and her comedian boyfriend Richie Redding, with whom co-hosts the Pets & Punchlines podcast, chat about the benefits (and occasional downsides) of having a vet come to your home, the "zoobiquity" movement, the 28-pound cat whose star turn that jumpstarted her practice, and more. Show notes: AnnieGrossman.com/podcast7 Pets & Punchlines: PetsAndPunchlines.com Dr. Lisa Lippman: DrLisaLippman.com Richie Redding: RichieRedding.com Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns and operates School For The Dogs in NYC. Studio: SchoolForThedogs.com Shop: StoreForTheDogs.com Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
44:21
May 7, 2018
Let's talk about dogs in the workplace with Carly Strife of Bark
Annie interviews Carly Strife, COO and Co-founder of Bark, the company behind the incredibly successful BarkBox subscription service, which has earned more than half a million subscribers since it launched in 2012. Carly talks about the concept of turning dog toys into human entertainment, and she and Annie chat about the benefits and challenges involved in creating an office that caters equally to both people and pets. Show notes: http://anniegrossman.com/podcast6 8 tips for training the perfect office dog: http://www.schoolforthedogs.com/8-tips-for-training-the-perfect-office-dog/ Bark: http://Bark.co "9 to 5" covered by Azalea Grace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qetorrFgJg Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-stars on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns and operates School For The Dogs in NYC. Studio: http://schoolforthedogs.com Shop: http://storeforthedogs.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
44:30
April 30, 2018
Our Canine Cousins: On behavior & evolution
Humans and dogs have more in common than what initially meets the eyes. As non-extinct land dwelling mammals, we are both species that are in a special category that makes up 1/20th of 1/20th of 1 percent of all the species of animals who have ever lived. Annie attempts to look at the dog/human relationship from the long lens of the evolution of life on Earth, and helps us think about about what we can extrapolate about dog behavior based on what we know about ourselves. Show notes: http://anniegrossman.com/podcast5 A dog trainer's view of evolution: http://anniegrossman.com/evolution 6 ways in which dogs and humans are exactly alike: http://anniegrossman.com/6ways Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-star on iTunes! Annie Grossman owns and operates School For The Dogs in NYC. Studio: http://schoolforthedogs.com Shop: http://storeforthedogs.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs
42:25
April 9, 2018
Let's talk about dog food with Hanna Mandelbaum of Evermore
Annie interviews Brooklyn-based dog food entrepreneur (and sometimes trapeze artist) Hanna Mandelbaum on why it matters what we feed our dogs. Together, they consider some of the many choices, including dry vs. canned, frozen vs. fresh, and cooked vs. raw. Show Notes: http://anniegrossman.com/2018/03/podcast/podcast-episode-4-lets-talk-about-dog-food/9391/ Evermore Petfood: http://evermorepetfood.com Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs School For The Dogs: http://schoolforthedogs.com Please make sure to subscribe & rate 5-star on iTunes! NYC-based dog trainer Annie Grossman loves to find engaging ways to help both dogs & humans approach training as an exercise in better understanding all animal behavior. She specializes in working with puppies, teaching tricks, & prepping dogs for commercial work.
49:47
March 27, 2018
A modern dog owner's guide to house training
Training a dog where to pee and poop is a major priority for most new dog owners. But there is a lot of misinformation on how to do it -- we don't even have a term for it that make sense! Are we training the house? Is it still "house breaking" if you live in an apartment? Annie breaks down how to take on this task in a way that can be easy and error-free using smart management tools, good timing, and well-thought out rewards. If you have a question for Annie or want to request a guest, join our Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs Show notes: http://anniegrossman.com/2018/03/podcast/podcast-episode-3-modern-guide-house-training-dog/9308/ 10 Steps to House Training: http://www.schoolforthedogs.com/house-training-dog-without-stress/ About: Dog trainer Annie Grossman loves to find engaging ways to help both dogs & humans approach training as an exercise in better understanding all animal behavior. Please make sure to subscribe & give us 5-stars on iTunes!
49:48
March 18, 2018
What is “Good” dog training?
There are lots of approaches to training dogs, but they’re not all equally “Good.” Annie breaks down common labels for the kind of training School For The Dogs promotes, including “positive reinforcement training,” “clicker training,” and “science-based training.” If you have a question for Annie or want to request a guest, join our Facebook Group at http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs Show Notes: anniegrossman.com/2018/03/training/podcast-episode-2-good-dog-training/9257/ School For The Dogs: schoolforthedogs.com Shop For The Dogs: storeforthedogs.com Please make sure to subscribe & give us 5-stars on iTunes! About: NYC-based dog trainer Annie Grossman loves to find engaging ways to help both dogs & humans approach training as an exercise in better understanding all animal behavior. She specializes in working with puppies, teaching tricks, & prepping dogs for commercial work.
28:21
March 8, 2018
Meet Annie and learn how School For The Dogs came to be
In our very first episode, meet your host, dog trainer Annie Grossman, School For The Dogs' co-founder. Learn about her journey from average-jane dog lover to passionate defender of ethical dog training and ownership. Annie Grossman: AnnieGrossman.com Show Notes: http://schoolforthedogs.com/podcast Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/schoolforthedogs School For The Dogs: http://schoolforthedogs.com Shop For The Dogs: http://storeforthedogs.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Please make sure to subscribe & give us 5-stars on iTunes! NYC-based dog trainer Annie Grossman loves to find engaging ways to help both dogs & humans approach training as an exercise in better understanding all animal behavior. She specializes in working with puppies, teaching tricks, & prepping dogs for commercial work.
1:00:11
March 3, 2018
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