McCann Professional Dog Trainers

McCann Professional Dog Trainers

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By McCann Professional Dog Trainers
This podcast will help you understand how dogs think and learn. We'll talk about all kinds of topics including how to teach your dog to come when called, walk without pulling, and respond every time you call his name. We'll also talk about some ideas for spending quality time with your four-legged family member. McCann Dogs helps dog owners to have a well behaved four-legged family member with over 500 dogs each and every week. So enjoy the conversation that comes from the wealth of experience of our trainers.
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The Deadliest Man on Earth can Handle a Malinois, Can You? - Episode 66
When John Wick 3 hit theaters, the dog training world gasped in horror.... not another movie featuring the Belgian Malinois! Join us as we talk about the dangers of getting a dog that you see in a movie or TV show. Join Our FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
21:06
June 14, 2019
STOP! Before You Smash That Window! - Episode 65
It's that time of year again! Beautiful weather and nice sunshine is  coming! It makes for very nice outings, but it can also be a frustrating  time for dog owners and dog lovers. Those who like to bring their dogs  along for the ride because their dogs love to be there and those who  spot a dog in a car and worry that the dog is in distress. Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:39
May 31, 2019
Should Your Dog Be Allowed To Sniff During Walks? - Episode 64
There's a lot of talk in the dog world about about the sniff walk and why you should let your dog sniff on their walks. So is this sage advice? Should you simply allow your dog to do what they'd like on walks so they are enriched? Will our dogs only enjoy their walks if we let them sniff the entire time? As with most things in dogdom, there is no right or wrong answer, but rather how you might decide what the right choice is for YOUR dog. As usual, there are valid arguments on both sides of the equation, so the decision should be weighed thoroughly and then made by each individual dog owner. There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all solution in dogs, so let's answer today's question after we talk through a few of the arguments. When is it okay to allow sniffing and when is it not?  Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
27:55
May 15, 2019
The Trouble With Dog Enrichment - Episode 63
Enrichment is a big buzz word in the Dog Training community. We're  seeing all sorts of new and fun ways to bring enrichment to our dogs  life. Snuffle matts and ball pits and specially designed toys... the  list goes on. Some schools even offer entire classes filled with these  enrichment games. Enrichment is wonderful if it's used right. The  question is, are you using it right? Here is a link to Teach Your Dog To Go To Bed And Relax: https://youtu.be/5RVDV5bQi5Q Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
25:46
May 8, 2019
T.R.A.I.N. - Are you a Step Skipper? - Episode 62
When people come to us asking for help with a skill they're struggling  with, we can often find a step that has been left out in their training  plan. As humans, it can be hard for us to understand how dogs think  simply because it is different than how we think, and it can be hard to  understand why you might have a perfect recall in your yard, only to  watch your dog ignore you at the park. Today, we're going to talk about  the steps necessary to train and perfect a skill from start to finish  using our favourite acronym - "T.R.A.I.N." Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
31:08
May 3, 2019
8 Tips to Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash - Episode 61
It's important to teach dogs of all shapes and sizes to have good leash  manners for the enjoyment of walks. We like to teach our dogs to walk  nicely at our left side on a loose leash using the cue, "Let's Go!".  Here are some tips to help you train your dog to walk nicely with you.  Link To Shannon's Blog: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/278-tips-to-teach-your-small-dog-to-walk-on-leash Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
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April 24, 2019
Dog Walking Apps - The Cost Of Convenience - Episode 60
The "App" is like the modern version of, "Better living through  Chemistry." Our lives are constantly being simplified by technology.  Need an answer? Just ask Google. Need a ride? Pull up the Uber App. Want  Groceries? No problem! There are many apps for convenience these days  and if you want to hire a Dog Walker/Sitter, well there's an app for  that too. Couldn't be easier, right?!? But convenience is not without  its costs. Just look at how many times Uber has been in the news  over driver's acting inappropriately. No surprise, there are stories  hitting the news with similar implications when dealing with dog sitters  and walkers. This begs the question: What is the price of convenience? Read The McCann Dogs Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/333-the-price-of-convenience Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
24:58
April 18, 2019
Living with Cats & Dogs - Episode 59
Today we are going to talk about life with dogs and cats in the home. So many of us have and love both, but how do you make sure they live in harmony together? What skills are necessary to ensure your dog doesn't chase your cat? What can you do with a dog who does chase the cat?  Here are some tips to help your dog live in harmony with the other critters in your home.  Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
28:58
April 10, 2019
Which Breed Of Dog Is Right For YOU? - Episode 58
There are 175 breeds recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). That's a lot of different dogs! For anyone looking for a dog, there's little question you can find a breed that you will love within the seven groups. But how do you choose the right breed for you? What should you do to ensure the dog you've chosen will be a good match for your lifestyle? Choosing on looks alone may set you up for a heartbreak. Shelters are full of animals that, for one reason or another, didn't fit into the homes they found themselves. All too often, this is because of too little research and too much impulse. So how do you narrow it down to the right choice for you? Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
27:20
April 3, 2019
Dog Training Myths - The Rest Of The Story - Episode 57
It amazes me how small our world is these days. If your message is strong enough, it can easily make its way around the world, which makes for a lot of power and a lot of responsibility. The power is in the message, the responsibility is in the user validating that message. Unfortunately, responsibility is the component that is often skipped. The Internet is the medium that provides a means of exchanging info, but our attentions spans continue to grow shorter, so the messages have to be quick and concise to get our attention. This means a lot of the details get truncated, leaving confusion and lots of filling-in-the-blanks. It often reminds me of the game of 'telephone' where a line of people would share a bit of information by whispering it from on person to the next. The point of the game was to show that inevitably, the message would completely derail by the time it reached the last person. The internet often reminds me of that game.  I've truly learned to question EVERYTHING I see online these days. That is the direct response to seeing myths passed off as fact within my own industry. It's easy to believe things that are outside of your immediate knowledge base if the marketing is slick enough, but when it's a subject that you know more thoroughly than most others in your world, it's much easier to see the holes and question the message!  So let's talk about some of the current well intentioned messaging that's gone through the proverbial game of telephone and come out distorted and confused on the other side. Link To The Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/331-dog-training-myths-the-rest-of-the-story Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
30:43
March 27, 2019
Skills for Off-Leash Control - Episode 56
There are a lot of misconceptions in the dog world. Assumptions abound surrounding dogs who listen vs those who don't. Are some dogs, such as terriers really not trainable? Is the Border Collie really born with that amazing attention and drive to please? What are the real facts surrounding off-leash control? How do you convince your dog to choose you over the running squirrel at the park? Is there a magical solution to getting your dog to listen? Here's the truth: it's not magic, it's training! Read more to find out what skills you should train to create a great listening dog whether they are ON or OFF leash! Join Our Free Online Training: https://rj381.infusionsoft.app/app/form/web-form-submitted8?cookieUUID=cfd09658-9b93-46fc-9b66-9f5311289016 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
31:51
March 20, 2019
New Puppy? Great! Now What? - Episode 55
Congratulations on your new addition! A puppy in the house! What could be better?!? But what now? Where do you start? It can be overwhelming and confusing knowing how to proceed once they're home. Here is a list of the important first steps to take when you bring home your new puppy. Join Our Monthly FREE Training Workshop: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
32:35
March 13, 2019
Teach Your Dog To Have Amazing Attention! - Episode 54
This podcast is all about attention training, and how to teach your dog to pay attention to you. We've all seen those dogs who stare adoringly at their owners. Dogs who, even in the face of tough distractions, their attention is infallible. You may have wondered if you can get such great attention with your own dog. The good news is, you can! Are you ready for the secret? Teach it! Great attention is made, not born - plain and simple. Join The Free Training Workshop HERE: https://rj381.infusionsoft.com/app/form/web-form-submitted8 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
25:58
March 7, 2019
Answering YOUR Dog Training Questions - Episode 53
This week, we're answering your dog training questions. If you have dog training questions that you'd like to ask, be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE: https://www.facebook.com/mccanndogtrainers/ In this episode we mention a few different training resources. Here is a link to our "Teach Your Dog To Go Relax On Their Bed" video: https://youtu.be/5RVDV5bQi5Q Join our FREE Training workshop group: https://rj381.infusionsoft.app/app/form/web-form-submitted8?cookieUUID=ecfc931a-0f8b-44de-b784-5c0387883167 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
43:26
February 28, 2019
Stop Your Dog From Running Out The Door (Threshold Training) - Episode 52
Yikes! The gate blew open. Where is the dog? A delivery at the front  door. Oh no, the dog ran out. Today we're going to talk about threshold  training with your dog. This is an important concept and something I  teach to all of my dogs when they are young. They are never allowed to  move through the front door or the backyard gate without my say so! This is a big fear of mine. What happens if the dog slips out the back  gate because the wind has blown it open, you may not be there to stop  the dog from leaving. It's great to have some measures in place to put  the responsibility on the dog. How nice to know that in your absence,  they will make the choice to stay put and safe! Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
27:33
February 21, 2019
Multiple Dog Ownership - When One Is Not Enough - Episode 51
Dogs are a bit like potato chips - it can be very hard to have just one!  Adding a second dog to the family can be a joy. It's double the fun,  but also double the work. There are some unique challenges and common  mistakes that come along with adding a second dog to your home. Here are  some tips to ensure you aren't making them! Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
31:54
February 14, 2019
Why Ignoring Bad Behaviors Won't Work - Episode 50
What I would like to talk about today is some bad advice that has been  perpetually growing in dog training communities. What bad advice? This  one: Ignore bad behaviour and it will go away. Try this technique - you  may get lucky, but more than likely the bad behaviour you're trying to  ignore will remain. It may even get worse. Link To Shannon's Article: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/322-why-ignoring-bad-behaviours-won-t-work Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
40:28
February 7, 2019
Is Your Dog Easily Distracted? GREAT! Here's Why... - Episode 49
I've come to realize that there are two main types of people who try to train dogs. Those who are determined to blame something external for their lack of success - be it breed: "he's a terrier, when he's hunting, he'll never listen", the individual dog - "he's stubborn - no one could train him!" or the environment and its distractions - "oh, as soon as he sees a squirrel, he goes deaf." Then there are those who rise above the excuses and stereotypes and put in the work necessary. Guess who ends up with a dog who listens and who ends up sounding like a broken record spitting out the same tired excuses? Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
33:14
January 31, 2019
When is it the Right Time to Say Goodbye? - Episode 48
Today's subject is tough and I'll warn you right now, there really is no definitive answer - only a question of which has more strength: head or heart. Friends just had to say goodbye to their 5 year old dog due to aggressive Cancer. It was a devastating decision to make, but the right one for all involved was to help him peacefully from this world. How did they know? How do any of us know when it's time to let go and say goodbye? Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/320-when-is-it-the-right-time-to-say-goodbye Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
42:22
January 24, 2019
The Final Hug: Whose Choice Will it Be? - Episode 47
You may not need to read this post. Perhaps you already fully understand the implications of the topic and stand firm on the safe side of the issue. If your opinion lies on the side of complacency or anywhere in the middle, this post is specifically for you and if you are the person I'm appealing to, I hope you will listen with a mind open to learning and making a change in the way you think about and see dogs. Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:52
January 17, 2019
Merry Christmas From McCann Professional Dog Trainers
We want to wish each and every one you our listeners a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
01:34
December 27, 2018
Winter Training Tips - Episode 46
Winter can be tough to get through some years, but since hibernation is simply not an option for most of us, we have to make the most of it. Winter with a young dog or a dog in training can be even more challenging, but there are lots of great tips on how you can continue to work and train your dog, even when it's too frigid to go outdoors. Try Some Trick Training: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7BBgLulherlgBnR4kO1Sb76QlZ2rcAs4 Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
27:40
December 20, 2018
Is Management More Important Than Training? - Episode 45
There are many things involved in raising a great dog. One of the biggest components is management, especially during the puppy phase. Without proper management, things will likely go wrong in a hurry. Today, we want to discuss what management is and how to use it to your advantage to help create the best possible dog! Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:45
December 13, 2018
10 Reasons To NOT Get A Puppy! - Dog Training Podcast - Episode 44
There is nothing in the world quite like a puppy – warm, fuzzy and snuggly and you’d be hard-pressed to find anything cuter! But as the holidays approach, squash those thoughts about giving the gift of a puppy. Often parents imagine the wonderment of a soft, fuzzy puppy under the tree – providing a Christmas morning that their children will never forget. Fast forward a few days, weeks or months and the reality is a puppy can put a major strain on a household. Puppies under the tree are NOT a good gift for anyone! So that begs the question: Is your household ready for a puppy? Here are 10 things you should know before adding a puppy to your household. Cost Of A Puppy Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/component/content/article?id=135:the-cost-of-a-puppy The Cost Of Waiting For Training: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/149-puppy-training-the-cost-of-waiting Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
32:55
December 6, 2018
Who's Really to Blame? - Episode 43
"Damn dog! I called him and he didn't come - what a bad dog." "Look at that dog ignoring his owner - they must not have done their job training - what a bad human!" Blame, blame, BLAME! We want to place it when we see something not going as planned. Dog not coming? Must be a bad dog! After all - he didn't come. No wait, that seems wrong - how can it be the dog's fault? Must be the human's fault - yes, that sounds right. After all, someone has to be at fault, right? Wait, what if nobody was at fault? Let's play the blame game for a moment. Imagine this. You're in Grade 1 math class learning about addition and subtraction. You seem to be ahead of the class and the teacher is excited about that, so she decides to fast track you. Over she comes with a giant Calculus book that she drops on your desk with a wink and a "good luck," as she walks away. Obviously, this giant leap in steps is overwhelming for you and even though you try to look at the Calculus book, you fail to make progress since you lack the necessary foundation. As you look up to seek help, you see your teacher glaring at you, clearly disappointed in your lack of ability, she shakes her head and mouths the words, "dumb kid." Does it seem reasonable to blame the learner? Want To Train With Us?: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:50
November 29, 2018
Thinking Like A Dog Trainer - Episode 42
The majority of my thinking these days falls in line with that of a dog trainers. There are things that are engrained so deeply now, that it's surprising to me when I hear a different opinion or tactic. I pride myself on having an open mind, but there are definitely beliefs that I hold so strongly to that I can't imagine thinking differently. I remember the days prior to becoming a dog trainer well and there are times I smile at the old me and think, if I'd only known then. How To Introduce Your Puppy To Your Other Dog: https://youtu.be/B-V0CBEGp2Y Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
28:00
November 22, 2018
How Many Times Should You Say "Sit?" - Episode 41
Okay, full disclosure: This may be a trick question! How many times should you say "sit" or "come" or "leave it"? Essentially, how many times should you repeat a command? This is one of the more common errors we see: repetition of commands. There are so many reasons why you should be very careful on this point - one command for each skill. To ask more than once is lacking in expectation and will only set you up for a dog who doesn't listen well. Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:50
November 15, 2018
Should You Allow Your Dog on the Furniture? - Episode 40
This is a commonly asked question for us and like most things in dog training, there is no, "one-size-fits-all" answer. Black and white is a rarity in the dog training world, so we try not to choose definitive sides on most issues. Really, we like to examine each individual situation and assess the dog's level of respect and understanding of the rules of the house. Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this IRL on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
26:14
November 8, 2018
The Trouble with Dog-to-Dog Play - Episode 39
This topic came up in our My Dog Can Online Training community group and I knew right away it would make a great article. I also knew right away that it would likely to be a controversial one with strong beliefs on both sides of the argument, but I still pose the question: Should you let your dog play with other dogs? As with most posts I write, there is no black and white answer and my goal is to present the arguments, not to decide for you. So, let's go! Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw See Us IRL And Record These Episodes: https://www.twitch.tv/mccanndogs Thanks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
36:25
October 31, 2018
Living with Senior Dogs - Episode 38
There's no question about it, old dogs are special. There's something about the unwavering loyalty of a grey-faced dog that could melt your heart. Living with an old dog can present some unique challenges. To help ease the transition into old age, here are a few great and subtle changes you can make to ensure they still have a wonderful quality of life. Train With Us: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Check Out Our Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Thnaks for listening! Happy Training! ~Ken
27:18
October 24, 2018
Emergency Plan in the Event of a Lost Dog - Episode 37
When a dog belonging to one of our staff members went missing, we all had a bit of a wake-up call. Firstly, it reminded us that this could happen to anyone. Even though we are knowledgeable and extremely careful with our dogs and despite how well trained they are, there is really no predicting when disaster might strike. Secondly, we didn’t realize how little we knew about the search process including the use of traps, tendencies of dogs when lost, utilization of social media to help, etc. Lastly, we realized how ill prepared most of us are. Even a small thing such as having good, recent photos readily available is something most of us hadn’t considered. Despite the abundance of photos most of us take of our dogs, having decent photos that would be suitable for a “Lost Dog” poster handy is important to expedite the process. With these details in mind, we have given some thought to preparedness and wanted to share with others in case you find yourself in this horrible situation. We hope you never do, but a little planning could make a big difference. Create Your Own Emergency Plan HERE: http://mccanndogs.com/documents/Emergency-Plan.pdf Want To Train With Us?: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Thanks for listening, Happy Training! ~Ken
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October 17, 2018
To Do List for You And Your New Puppy - Episode 36
I'm eagerly counting the days until my newest family member comes home! It's been a while since my last puppy, so I'm constantly going over the things I need to get done for my new boy's arrival. You Can Read The Full Article HERE: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/210-things-to-do-with-your-new-puppy Check out our Dog Training Channel: https://www.youtube.com/McCannDogs Here Is A Link To Our Video Podcast Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Train With Us, Try It For FREE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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October 10, 2018
The Problem With “Common Sense” And Dogs - Episode 35
Early last week, a little girl was attacked by a dog in a Mississauga dog park. Her name is Georgia and she is an adorable, pig-tail wearing 3-year-old. She was visiting a leash-free park with her Grandfather and her brother. They stopped at the dog park to let their own dog have some off-leash time. I'm sure the Grandfather thought it would be a harmless and fun adventure - after all, it's just dogs playing, right? You Can Read The Full Article HERE: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/284-the-problem-with-common-sense-and-dogs Check out our Dog Training Channel HERE: https://www.youtube.com/McCannDogs Here Is A Link To Our Video Podcast Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Train With Us, Try It For FREE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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October 3, 2018
Red Flags When Buying a Puppy - Episode 34
Picture it! The day has finally arrived after a long wait. You're all set to pick up your new 4-legged family member! So much excitement and anticipation that has been in the works for months now. The kids have finally agreed on a name, everyone is on board and ready - you've got all of your supplies and now, all you need is the puppy!!!! Imagine the heartache to show up and ring the bell, only to be greeted by a person with no idea what you are talking about... Check out our VIDEO podcast channel HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Want To Train With Us? Join Us HERE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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September 26, 2018
Maintenance Games For Your Recall - Episode 33
Without question, the recall is the most important skill anyone can teach a dog. Teaching your dog to "COME" when you call will allow you to give them freedom, knowing that they'll be safe and will come back to you when you need them to. Without a reliable recall, your dog could find danger, become lost or even worse. All dogs can learn a reliable recall if they have an owner willing to put in the time and effort. Resources mentioned in this podcast: Teach Your Dog To LOVE Playing With Toys And How To Tug!: https://youtu.be/P7LcXurMqkU Dog Tug Game- How To Play Tug Of War With Your Dog: https://youtu.be/q2Ln7fMUVE8 Check Out Our Blog: https://mccanndogs.com/blog Want To Try Our Training For Free?: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Watch us record this podcast HERE: https://youtu.be/eddB58oUVAo Thanks for listening! ~Ken
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September 19, 2018
If a Dog Trainer Could Only Tell You ONE Thing, It Would Be.... - Episode 32
Training mode is a hoax! Want to know why? Think about this for a moment - training mode would be the time you strap on your bait pouch, get out your clicker and set out to train your dog. Okay, so we know that practice makes perfect, which means it is important to set out to train skills that you might not encounter in day-to-day life, but that can't be the only time you teach your dog. What about the rest of the time? Check out our VIDEO podcast!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Want To Train With Us?: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Be sure to subscribe to our podcast! We publish new episodes every week to help you to understand the "Why" behind dog behavior and dog training!
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September 12, 2018
Creating Good Bite Inhibition - Episode 31
Dogs are masterful with their mouths. They are quite capable of being able to exert or remove pressure very accurately. That is why when people say, "he bit by accident," in all likelihood, they are wrong. There's truly only 2 reasons that a dog will put teeth on a human. They either meant to or they've never been taught not to. Check out our NEW Video Podcast Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcwHVQWDuxc3182u9cXJZw Visit The Link To This Blog Post: https://www.mccanndogs.com/blog/228-creating-good-bite-inhibition
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September 5, 2018
A Well Trained Dog Starts with A Good Human Student! - Episode 30
Make no mistake about it! Dogs are not who this blog post is about. Dogs are easy: If we give them good information, they will rise to the occasion. When we start a new session of classes, we can identify quickly which teams will have the most success. When we find ourselves frustrated with a team in class, 99% of the time, the frustration is with the handler, not the dog. Dogs are almost always excellent students, so we won’t talk about that part of the equation. Instead, let’s focus on the two-legged half of the team. Here are 6 ways to be a good dog training student and get the most out of your obedience classes Train With Us Online: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Check out this blog post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/241-a-well-trained-dog-starts-with-a-good-human-student Watch some more helpful resources on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs Thanks for listening, be sure to subscribe!
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August 29, 2018
Why Does Your Dog ALWAYS Do That? - Episode 29
There are many types of learning when it comes to dogs. Trainers often talk of Classical and Operant Conditioning as the two main ways dogs learn, but it can get a bit more complicated than that when you start to dig below the surface. There are several other things that may come into play when analyzing your dog's behaviour. My Dog Can Online Training: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can How To Teach Your Dog To Jump Into Your Arms: https://youtu.be/dkf2WZn1tY4
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August 23, 2018
Quick and Easy House Training Tips -Episode 28
Housetraining can be a daunting task if you don’t go about it right. With proper supervision and timely responses, any owner can have a fully housetrained puppy in no time. Train With Us Online!: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Link To The Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/236-quick-and-easy-house-training-tips
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August 15, 2018
Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up - Episode 27
In this episode we'll discuss some of the best ways to stop your dog from jumping up on people, and things! Train With Us ONLINE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Jumping Up YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kDyOojXZn0
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August 9, 2018
Episode 26 - Teaching Your Dog to Drop Anything Quickly and Easily
One of the first commands I teach a new puppy is "OUT". It comes in very handy considering I like sporting breeds who are very tactile and love to pick up anything and everything, but it is quite typical of most puppies to want to explore the world with their mouths. Hence the need to teach the "out" command early on. Train With Us Online: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Check Out This Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/234-drop-it-teaching-your-dog-to-drop-objects
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August 2, 2018
Episode 25- Why Food Fails In Dog Training
Do you feel like you have to bribe your dog with treats to get them to listen? Do you feel like food has failed you in training them? We couldn't agree more than having to have a handful of cookies to get your dog to listen is NOT the path to a well-trained dog. Want to train with us? Link HERE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Link To The Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/240-why-food-fails-in-dog-training
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July 26, 2018
Preventing Possessive Aggression in Dogs- Episode 24
All dogs are capable of showing possession. It is ingrained in their DNA as canines and part of their base instinct behaviours as predatory creatures. So how do we work through this instinct to ensure our dogs don't think they need to turn teeth towards us if we wander into their space while they have an item of value? Train with us by clicking HERE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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July 18, 2018
Episode 23- How To Be A Good Leader For Your Dog
Leadership is an important thing in so many situations. Good leaders are revered and keep the world moving smoothly. Good leaders make wonderful bosses, raise amazing children and, for our purposes today, raise and train wonderful dogs. So the burning question, of course, is what makes a good leader when it comes to dogs? Want To Try Some Online Training? Take The First Lesson For Free: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Read The Blog Article On This Subject: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/276-how-to-be-a-good-leader-to-your-dog
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July 12, 2018
The 4 P's To The Perfect Pooch
If you found a magic lamp, what would you wish for? Wealth? Love? A well-behaved dog? As the old saying goes, if I had a nickel for every time I heard, "I wish my dog would listen like yours," In this podcast, we're going to give you the 4 important "P's" to help your dog to be successful! Want to train with us online? Visit HERE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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July 5, 2018
How to Pick a Doggie Daycare
To some people, the idea of a Daycare for Dogs is still outrageous, but we know that dogs have taken on a different role in our lives. We want to make sure their needs are met through the day, which sometimes means enlisting the help of a dog walker or a daycare. For most people, it's also a nice thing to bring home a tired dog at the end of the day, but daycare is not for every dog and not every daycare is created equally. Try Our Online Training For FREE: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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June 27, 2018
Crate Training Troubleshooting
This podcast from our YouTube live stream is all about crate training troubleshooting! We will answer questions from our subscribers all about some of the crate training troubleshooting we have done with our own dogs, as well as some crate games that we have played with them to make crate training go a lot more smoothly. Crate training can be a really challenging process for some puppies and dogs, but with some good information, and a little work, your puppy or dog can learn that their crate is a safe and comfortable place to be!
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June 20, 2018
How to Live with a Dog in Training
So, you're training your dog. Congratulations! Training adds to your journey and will help you build a great relationship. What could be more bonding than learning to communicate better with each other? We see 500 dogs a week come through our classes and a common question we get during training is 'what do we do the REST of the time?' While you wait for the lessons you're teaching to be ready for practical use, how do you live with the dog? Train with us! https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can Check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/McCannDogs
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June 14, 2018
How To Teach Your Dog Leash Manners
Do you have a dog who loses their mind around other dogs? Does your dog turn into a champion weight puller the second they see another dog? Well, if you're ready to put in some work, here's how to turn Fido into a polite and enjoyable partner to walk with, regardless of the distractions. My Dog Can Free Lesson: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can How To Use A Gentle Leader Head Collar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW_KVUgIozY Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/263-teach-your-dog-leash-manners-around-dogs
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June 7, 2018
5 Important Tips For A Reliable Recall
Your dog's recall is arguably your most important skill. Knowing your dog can respond immediately when you call them can also provide you with the confidence to take them off leash! In this episode we'll talk to Shannon Viljasoo from My Dog Can about 5 important tips for having a great recall with your dog! Want to have a 100% reliable recall with your four-legged family member? Check out the My Dog Can program from McCann Dogs! Click Below: https://mydogcan.mccanndogs.com/courses/my-dog-can
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May 31, 2018
Puppy Potty Training Tips
In this podcast, we'll talk about some puppy potty training tips and answer some questions from our subscribers. Puppy potty training doesn't need to be challenging for you or your puppy.
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May 26, 2018
Treat Training a Dog- And When To Skip Treats To Be Successful
​In this video, we're going to discuss treat training a dog and when to skip treats to be successful! Using an escalating scale of rewards can be a great way to encourage even the most stubborn dog to be motivated to work. Sometimes it's play that's the high-value reward, or maybe it's their favorite toy. We'll talk about how to integrate all of these motivators into your dog training to help you have more fun and be more successful with your dog.
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May 16, 2018
Puppy Owner Tips
In this stream, we've got some great puppy owner tips, but we want to answer your puppy questions! This livestream is dedicated to you puppy owners! We train over 500 dog owners, and their 4-legged family members at McCann Professional Dog Trainers each week, and we want to help you with your puppy struggles!
43:59
May 11, 2018
Dog Sports Injury Prevention
If you compete in dog sports, then you need to be thinking about dog sports injury prevention. Keeping your four-legged family member injury free, will not only allow for greater performance, but it will also make it more likely for a long career in whatever your chosen dog sport is.
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May 3, 2018
How Kayl McCann Began A Career In Dog Agility
Find out how Kayl McCann began a career in dog agility. Kayl McCann is a 21-time world champion of dog agility and a professional dog trainer. We'll hear about Kayl's introduction to dog training and how her experience training hundreds of dogs each week have made her such a successful dog agility trainer.
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April 27, 2018
How One Dog Can Change Your Life
The Labrador Retriever is the focus of the Livestream this week! Specifically, Deegan, my 13-year-old Black Lab! I'll talk about how this amazing little dog totally changed my life in so many incredible ways! ~Ken
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April 19, 2018
Dog Toys- Here's What You Need To Know
Here's what you really need to know about dog toys. In this livestream we'll talk about toys for dogs and the different kinds of toys that are appropriate for YOUR dog. Do you know the dangers of chew toys for dogs? This will be both a teaching show as well as a question and answer for you at home. We train over 500 dogs every week to be well behaved four-legged family members. So be sure to take advantage of our depth of knowledge when it comes to choosing the right toy for your dog.
57:00
April 13, 2018
Be A Better Dog Trainer- With Less Training!
Being a better dog trainer, with less training is a simple strategy. In this video, we'll show you how spending hours on your skills may not help you reach your goals for you and your dog. In fact, you may find out how spending less time working on some of these skills will actually​ yield better results!
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April 7, 2018
Flying Safety Tips For Travel With Your Dog
In our latest YouTube livestream we talk about some safety tips for traveling with your dog. This is specifically focused on traveling by plane!
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March 26, 2018
Are You A Genuine Dog Trainer?
This episode is pulled from our YouTube Livestream that was streamed on 03/09/18. If you're interested in training, visit us at http://www.mydogcan.mccanndogs.com
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March 10, 2018
Christmas Dangers to Dogs
Do you know what Dangers the Holidays might pose for your dog? Find out with McCann Dogs
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December 23, 2017
Perfecting the Recall Ending
The perfect recall has a beginning, middle and an end. Do you know how to create the perfect ending? Find out with McCann Dogs!
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December 13, 2017
Ep. 4 - Stop dog from pulling
3 things you’ll need to stop your dog from pulling
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November 29, 2017
Ep. 3 When Food Fails In Training
Do you feel like you have to bribe your dog to get them to listen? Find out where food failed with McCann Dogs
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October 30, 2017
Ep.2 -Will Socialization Help?
Ep. 2 - Part 1 - Will Socialization Help With Aggression? • Ep. 3 - Part 2 - Will General Socialization Help With Aggression
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October 27, 2017
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