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Canine Education for Humans

Canine Education for Humans

By Lori Nanan
Let’s talk about dogs, our online courses, the causes closest to my heart and the brilliant people I am lucky enough to be surrounded by.
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Pit Bulls and More

Canine Education for Humans

Pit Bulls and More

Canine Education for Humans

Conversation with Zazie Todd, author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy
Zazie and I talk about her beginnings over at her Companion Animal Psychology blog, and how it led to Wag. Visit to learn more about where to find Zazie on the internet and where you can buy the book.
March 10, 2020
Conversation with Dr. Rachel Szumel
Dr. Rachel is the instructor for our course Pearly Whites: A Course in Pet Dental Care and a veterinarian at Alpine Animal Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
February 6, 2020
Conversation with Kristi Benson
Kristi is the instructor for 2 courses here at - How to Potty Train your Dog and The Calm, Cool and Collected Dog (formerly Pestering Pooches). She runs Kristi Benson Dog Training in Manitoba, Canada and is one of my coworkers at The Academy for Dog Trainers. You can find her blogging on her own website and The Academy’s, and in other places like Companion Animal Psychology and Dog International. Kristi is also often quoted as an expert in mainstream publications, making her one of dog training’s shining stars.
January 23, 2020
Conversation with Sarah Pennington
Sarah is the instructor for 2 of our courses ‘Leave It: Help for Leash Reactive Dogs’ and ‘Teach Your Dog to Come When Called’. You can learn more about the courses at and more about Sarah at
December 22, 2019
Pit Bulls and More
Deirdre and Heather have both been advocating for pit bull type dogs for years and are 2 of my favorite people. They’ve got lots of experience and insight, so I hope you enjoy this episode. Learn more about Deirdre and Pinups for Pitbulls here: and Heather and Fit 4 a Pit here:
December 16, 2019
Conversation with Louise Stapleton-Frappell.
Louise and I have been friends for a long time now and over the years, our roles in dogs have changed, but our love of them has not. You can read more about Louise’s awesome work on the podcast page of our website: Lori
December 6, 2019
Conversation with Lisa Skavienski of Dog Educated
In this episode, I talk to my good friend, Lisa Skavienski about preparing for the holidays with dogs. Lisa runs Dog Educated in Rochester, NY. Her website is:
November 22, 2019
The value of reinforcement
The value of the reinforcers we use in training matter. Find out why!
November 15, 2019
Conversation with Jessica Dolce
Jessica Dolce is a compassion fatigue expert whose background in sheltering, pit bull advocacy and dog walking has made her into a compassionate badass. You can learn more about her work and how it helps animal professionals and dog owners alike:
October 21, 2019
Conversation with Malena DeMartini
Malena is widely considered the expert on separation anxiety in dogs. Her course Separation Anxiety: Mission POSSIBLE helps dog owners create their own training protocols using the gold standard of desensitization. You can learn more about Mission POSSIBLE by visiting Malena is also the owner of where she and her certified trainers work one on one with clients needing help for their dogs.
October 13, 2019
Celebrating 2 years of Nailed It: A Course in Canine Nail Care
Nailed It has helped hundreds of people and dogs achieve nail care success at home. It’s time to celebrate that! Learn more at:
October 9, 2019
Conversation with Jean Donaldson of The Academy for Dog Trainers.
Jean is my mentor, boss and friend. In this episode we discuss ways in which the Academy has changed and it’s impact on the dog training industry.
September 16, 2019
Conversation with Jack Griffin of Women’s Animal Center, part 2.
In this episode, We dive deeper into animal sheltering. Listen to Jack’s thoughts on philosophy and ethics and how they play into what happens to the animal in front of us and our impact on the communities we serve.
August 24, 2019
Conversation with Jack Griffin of Women’s Animal Center
Catch up with us as we talk all things sheltering! This is part 1 of a 2 part episode.
August 22, 2019
Getting to know me
Learn how Nailed It was born and how we’ve grown since. Visit the website for information on our online dog training courses:
August 16, 2019