The Dog Training Audio Experience
By Erika Gonzalez - Certified Dog Trainer
Welcome to The Dog Training Audio Experience, a place to hear about all things dog training and behavior from professionals in the field. You'll get modern dog training advice and practical tips to work on with your dog. Hosted by Erika Gonzalez - Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA, CCDT), Behavior Consultant, and founder of From Dusk Till Dog. [www.fromdusktilldog.com] [@FromDuskTillDog]
Family Vacation: What I Did to Prepare My Dogs, Myself, and the Pet Sitter
If you are planning on going away sometime soon or in the future, and are wondering how to best prepare your dogs for your time away, then this episode is for you! I did a quick chat about my dog sitting binder, medications, and some of my preparations. My goal is to ensure the pet sitter is fully equipped and that I can rest as easily as I can while away. For more dog training tips and tutorials, check out our social media pages @FromDuskTillDog or visit our website.
April 26, 2022
Essential Training Tips for Your New Puppy
If you recently welcomed a new puppy into your home and are wondering to yourself, "well, now what?!" then this episode is for you! Guest, Tanya Lim, CPDT-KA joins me to go over some important puppy training tips, skills to teach, how to approach your training, and we also go over some of our favorite puppy toys and treats to use. If you'd like to support this podcast or our online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
January 28, 2022
2021 Dog Holiday Gift Guide
It's holiday time and if you're anything like me, I include my dogs in the gift-giving rituals that this time of year brings about. So if you're wondering what you should get your dog, this episode will have you covered! Guest, Mallory Kratimenos VSA-CDT, joins me to go over our favorite dog toys and products for this year. If you'd like to support this podcast or our online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
December 14, 2021
Prepping Your Dog for Guests During the Holidays
Holiday season is upon us! And with that, it's time to begin making plans with friends and family and preparing for holiday festivities. In this episode, we go over tips to set your dog up for success during your holiday gatherings! Guest, Emily Fitzpatrick, VSA-CDT joins me to discuss tips on ways to best prepare, things to consider, and what skills we should be focusing on before we start to have guests over. If you'd like to support this podcast or our online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
November 16, 2021
Helping Your Dog with Fear of the Vet
Vet appointments can be a scary and spooky time for many dogs, so in this episode we go over some things to do to help them cope better with it, ways to prepare for your vet visits, and what to consider to train to assist your dog in overcoming some of their fear. Guest Quin Longino CPDT-KA, joins me to walk you through what to do! If you'd like to support this podcast or my online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect! If you'd like to support this podcast or our online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
October 30, 2021
Nail Trims & Baths, Oh My!
If your dog is scared of bath time or getting their nails trimmed, then this episode is for you! Guest, Kellie Stevens CPDT-KA, joins me to discuss what you can do to help your dog feel less nervous about these things and steps you can take to improve your training plan overall. If you'd like to support this podcast or our online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
October 28, 2021
Using Management to Help Your Dog
If you’re working to try to get your dog to stop doing certain behaviors or to prevent unwanted behaviors from occurring in the first place, implementing proper management is the first step you should take! Jennifer Billot, CPDT-KA joins me to discuss what management is in dog training, why it's important, and how you can do it. We also cover specific tips on how to implement it to help curb common unwanted behaviors. If you'd like to support this podcast or my online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
September 27, 2021
Service Dogs: What They Do & More!
If you want to learn more about service dogs then this episode is for you! Guest, Sunny Bravo KPA-CTP joins me to discuss what service dogs do, how they are trained, what rights business owners have, best practices, and more. If you'd like to support this podcast or my online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
September 15, 2021
Dogs & Babies
If you have a baby (or young child) or plan on growing your family, this episode is for you! Guest, Ashlee Meyer, VSA-CDT, CPDT-KA joins me this episode to discuss how to prepare for a baby's arrival into your home with a dog(s), how to set your dog up for success for all the changes to come, how to properly introduce your dog and baby/children, some best practices, and more! If you'd like to support this podcast or my online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
August 16, 2021
Identifying Aggression in Dogs & Ways to Address It
Guest and dog aggression expert, Michael Shikashio, CDBC joins me this episode to discuss how to identify aggression in dogs, certain factors that may contribute to it, and some ways to begin addressing it to help your dog improve. If you'd like to support this podcast or my online content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect!
July 22, 2021
Working with Aggressive Dogs & Understanding That Basic Obedience Will Not Fix Behavioral Issues
Working with aggressive dogs takes a special set of skills. It's also a common misconception that dogs with severe behavioral issues just need "obedience" training and to "listen better" and this is simply not true. Steve Schwarz, Founder and President of Falkor and Friends Sanctuary and Rescue joins me on this episode to talk all about his mission, what it's like working with aggressive and reactive dogs, and how we should be approaching it. If you'd like to support this podcast and my content, please consider supporting us on Patreon and checkout our website to connect with me!
July 01, 2021
Teaching Your Dog to Calm Down
If you have a dog who gets a little overexcited, or a lot - then this episode is for you! Curtis Kelley, CPDT-KA of Pet Parent Allies joins me to discuss this topic. Consider supporting this podcast, our content, and our mission on Patreon and check out our website to connect with me!
June 23, 2021
Dog Enrichment 101
Dog enrichment doesn't have to be complicated! In this episode, guest Sarah Walsh CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP joins me to discuss all things enrichment! You'll learn what enrichment is, what it isn't, how to do it, and ways you can begin implementing it with your dog at home. This is a From Dusk Till Dog podcast. Thanks to Pupford for sponsoring this episode.
May 26, 2021
How to Choose a Dog Walker
If you're anything like me, you vet a potential dog walker like you would a heart surgeon. Having a good, qualified dog walker you can rely on to watch over your furry loved-ones in your absence is so important! Mandy Boutelle, CCT joins me to discuss everything you'll need to know, consider, and look for when hiring a dog walker. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Pupford. Click here to find a DogBiz-approved dog walker in your area. If you're interested in joining the DogBiz academy to become a Certified Dog Walker, click here.
April 21, 2021
How Positive Methods Can Help Our Relationship with Our Dogs & Others
Positive reinforcement and positive methods are not only effective when training and teaching our dogs, but it is equally as effective in our other relationships. Whether it's relationships at work or school, in a marriage, in a partnership, when dating, with your friends, with your family, with your neighbors, etc. I think we can all agree that we'd enjoy these relationships the most when positive methods are the ones we are relying on. San Choi, KPA-CTP joins me to discuss this topic and bring awareness to the fact that how we train our dogs can help us learn how to better communicate with others around us. Consider joining us on Patreon to unlock exclusive benefits and online dog training content. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Pupford.
April 08, 2021
Dogs Who Are Reactive to Guests
If you have a dog who is reactive to guests coming into your home, then this episode is for you! Guest Brie Blakeman, CPDT-KA joins me to discuss this complex topic. We cover what reactivity looks like, how to better manage it, and some tips on how to help your dog through these types of situations - especially when distance may not be an option. Consider supporting us on Patreon. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Pupford.
March 31, 2021
Working With & Advocating for Nervous Dogs
If you have a nervous dog, then this episode is for you! Guest Lyz Knight, Professional Dog Trainer of Rover Rehab joins me to discuss what to look for when dealing with nervous dogs, how to manage it, some tips on how to work on it, and how we can help advocate for them when out and about. Consider supporting us on Patreon Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Pupford.
March 22, 2021
Cooperative Care 101: The What, Why, and How
Cooperative care is an important part of every dog's life. It includes the procedures and skills necessary for your dog's health and overall well-being. Also known as husbandry training, things like grooming and veterinary care fall under cooperative care. Guest, Rachel Forday, VSA-CDT, joins me to discuss what it is, why you should do it, and how to start working on it with your dog. To find a Fear Free professional (vet, groomer, trainer) near you, visit https://fearfreepets.com. Consider supporting our content and podcasts on Patreon. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Pupford. Check out their products at https://pfrd.site/pupford-shop.
February 20, 2021
The Power of Choice & Consent with Our Dogs
Consent and choice is a powerful thing in our lives, and I believe it's extremely important to empower our dogs to make choices as well. The road to empowerment starts with positive reinforcement methods and allowing dogs to have the choice to participate or not. It's also up to us to be mindful of working with our dogs to help them navigate potentially stressful things like vet visits and grooming procedures with less fear and stress. Lisa Corcoran, VSA-CDT joins me to discuss how choice and consent impacts our dogs behavior and what we can do as guardians to help our dogs feel better about the world around them. ** Thank you to our podcast sponsors at Pupford! Check out their products at https://pfrd.site/shop-pupford. ** Consider joining us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/FromDuskTillDog For more dog training tips, follow Erika on social @FromDuskTillDog! - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FromDuskTillDog/ - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fromdusktilldog? - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fromdusktilldog/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/FromDuskTillDog - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/fromdusktilldog - Website: https://www.fromdusktilldog.com - The Dog Training Audio Experience Podcast is available on all major platforms including Spotify, Apple, Google Play! https://www.fromdusktilldog.com/podcast
January 26, 2021
Debunking Dog Myths: Part 1
There are a lot of dog myths out there! So to start off Season 2 of The Dog Training Audio Experience Podcast, guest Don Hutton, KPA-CTP and I take some time to debunk a few for you including if it's possible to reinforce fear in our dogs, if using all 4 quadrants of reinforcement and punishment is really ever needed, and if dogs and young children are similarly affected by punishment. ** - Thank you to our podcast sponsors at Pupford! Check out their products at https://pfrd.site/shop-pupford. ** To learn more about Don's awesome new Give Your Dog A Raise project, visit www.giveyourdogaraise.com - where 30% of proceeds go to supporting dogs in need at Benevolent Bully Rescue www.benevolentbullyrescue.com. - Consider joining us on Patreon! - For more dog training tips, follow Erika on social @FromDuskTillDog! (Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook)
January 26, 2021
Understanding Separation Anxiety in Dogs: What It Is & What You Can Do About It
Separation anxiety can be a serious issue when it comes to our dogs and Melissa Dallier of A Canine Affinity joins me on this episode to discuss what separation anxiety is and what we can start doing to address it. (RESOURCES: Online course for guardians- https://malenademartini.com/for-owners/separation-anxiety-in-dogs-mission-possible-online-course/. Books on the topic: https://www.dogwise.com/separation-anxiety-in-dogs-next-generation-treatment-protocols-and-practices/, https://www.amazon.com/Be-Right-Back-Overcome-Separation-ebook/dp/B081Y9XFXF, and https://www.amazon.com/dp/1891767054/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_SBPQFb6MK34C1.) Today's episode was brought to you by PupFord. Check out their freeze dried training treats at https://pfrd.site/pupford-treats.
November 10, 2020
A Discussion on The “Touch” Cue: How to Teach It & Where to Use It
In this episode, Michelle MeGill of Train With Thunderdogz joins me to discuss the “touch cue”. We go over why it’s important, how to teach it, and what situations to apply it with your dog. (Video on the beginnings of “touch”: https://youtu.be/wuwwMWM6RSM). - Today's episode was brought to you by PupFord. Check out their freeze dried training treats at https://pfrd.site/pupford-treats.
October 23, 2020
Dog Adoption: Before, During & After
There is so much to consider when adopting a new dog. Annie Covino of Brown Dog Coalition & Rescue joins me to discuss all things dog adoption and things to think about before and after you welcome them into your home. - Today's episode was brought to you by PupFord. Check out their freeze dried training treats at https://pfrd.site/pupford-treats.
September 30, 2020
Loose Leash Walking: Where to Start
Does walking your dog feel like a tug of war? Richard Gonzalez of Domesticated Dog joins me to discuss some simple techniques you can begin trying right now to help communicate better with your dog and improve your walks. We recommended Y-shaped harness to help for the walk. Some we recommend are the Balance Harness, PetSafe 3 in 1 Harness, TrueLove Harness, Perfect Fit Harness, RuffWear Harnesses, Freedom Harness, and so many more! - Today's episode was brought to you by PupFord. Check out their freeze dried training treats at https://pfrd.site/pupford-treats.
September 22, 2020
I’m joined by guest Zach Smiley, CTC and owner of Evolved Dog Training to discuss the importance of puppy socialization, what it is, the best time to do it, steps to doing it properly, and things to consider overall. - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statement on Puppy Socialization: https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf - The Pet Professional Guild Puppy Socialization Checklist: https://petprofessionalguild.com/Resources/Documents/Puppy%20Socialization%20Check%20List.pdf - Today's episode was brought to you by PupFord. Check out their freeze dried training treats at https://pfrd.site/pupford-treats.
September 16, 2020
How to Enrich Your Dog’s Walk
As we learn more about dogs’ needs and their behavior, the idea of taking the dog out on a walk has taken on new meaning. On this episode, we talk decompression walks and things you can do to help enrich your dog’s experience while out walking and exploring with them.
July 06, 2020
Puppy Nipping Tips
🐾 Do you have a nipping puppy land shark in your home? Do you have holes in a lot of your pants lately from your puppy using their mouth on you? Are your kids scared of your puppy biting at them? 🐕 I got the answers for you! 💡
June 10, 2020
Understanding Electric Fences & The Risks of Using Them
Is an electric fence a harmless boundary or harmful containment? Renee Erdman of Bravo Dog Training joins me to discuss the negative side effects of electric fencing and some positive alternatives to use instead. (Alternatives: physical fencing, long line, tie out, and cheaper fencing options like Pet Playgrounds) .
April 09, 2020
Muzzles: When, Why, & How to Use Them
This episode is all about muzzles. Rachel Harris of A Good Feeling Dog Training joins me and we discuss when you might need to use one, the stigma around them, what kinds to use, and how to start training your dog on how to wear one.
April 05, 2020
Expectations - Are They Realistic?
In this episode, I discuss some of the pitfalls in not setting realistic expectations for our dogs when training them and what we can change in our behavior to help our dogs succeed.
April 01, 2020
“No” is Not a Behavior!
A lot of people want to work on teaching their dogs “no”. In this episode, I explain why it’s not something we should spend time on, the negative consequences that can come from it, and what to do instead.
February 28, 2020
Why You Should Be Using a Reward Marker
In this episode, I discuss what a reward marker is, the importance of using one when training, how to use it properly, and some way ways to practice using it.
January 05, 2020
How to Greet a Dog Properly
In this episode I go over all the steps to properly greet a dog - what to avoid doing and what to proactively do instead to make sure the interactions are safe and successful, and that the dog is consenting to the greeting.
December 01, 2019
First Comes Management, Then Comes Training
On this episode, we go over the importance of proper management in order to achieve success in training.
November 01, 2019
Mental Stimulation: What It Is & How To Provide It For Your Dog
This episode will cover what mental stimulation is (also known as canine enrichment), why it is so important to make it a part of your dog’s daily life, and in what ways we can provide it. Mental stimulation helps curb some of your dog’s unwanted behaviors, but it also increases their problem solving skills, confidence, and overall happiness!
October 15, 2019
Dog Training Essentials
In this episode, we discuss all the essentials you'll need to get started with training your dog including training methods, training equipment, types of rewards and treats, types of harnesses and leashes, and how often you should be training for. Some items mentioned in this episode: Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch, PureBites Freeze Dried Beef Liver Treats, Freedom No-Pull Harness, The Balance Harness, and The True Love Harness.
September 08, 2019