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Dog Tails: Conversations with the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe

Dog Tails: Conversations with the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe

By Pet Dog Trainers of Europe
Honest, in depth conversations with dog experts around the globe. Join hosts Sarina and Harriet as we explore the amazing relationship between dogs and humans and delve into the canine point of view. We'll go beyond basic training and help you deepen your understanding of your dog.
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Dog Tails: Conversations with the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe

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Celebrating puppyhood (Sarina Kriechbaum-Young - Austria and Harriet Alexander - Australia)
During this episode, Sarina and Harriet explore the topic of puppies and puppy raising. With many pet parents bringing puppies into their lives during 2020, we discuss puppy foundations and how to see things from your puppy's perspective. Sarina and Harriet share trends they have observed when working with clients, including common mistakes and misconceptions. They also discuss practical approaches and training ideas to support puppies to become happy and well-adjusted adult dogs. Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
57:38
November 17, 2020
Healing through scentwork (Federica Iacozzilli)
At Dog Tails we love talking about the power of the canine nose! During this episode we chat to Federica Iacozzilli, a behaviourist and truffling and tracking teacher. Federica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the power of scentwork and how it can help dogs struggling with anxiety and aggression. We unpack the mechanics of sniffing from the dog's perspective and also discuss common issues that many pet parents and dogs struggle with.  Federica on FB: https://www.facebook.com/nano.fede Federica on Insta: @bruma_the_lagotto Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
01:01:06
September 4, 2020
Living in a multi-dog household (Jenny Golsby - Australia)
Do you live with multiple dogs? Or are you thinking about adding another dog to your home? This is the episode for you! We chat to Jenny Golsby of The Complete Pet Company in Australia about multi-dog households and all the joys and challenges that go with it. We discuss how to introduce a new dog into your home, when it is or isn't a good idea and what you need to think about when selecting your companion's new companion. Jenny shares some great insights and wisdom from her own experiences and the dogs and humans she has worked with. The Complete Pet Company: www.completepet.com.au Follow Jenny on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecompletepetcompany Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
49:32
August 14, 2020
You are what you digest (Helen Moore - Canada)
In this Dog Tails we tackle the controversial topic of food. Deciding what to feed your dog can be a confusing process and there are many different opinions out there. We chat to Helen Moore of Wholesome Canine, a health and wellness space for dogs in Canada, to gain her perspective. We cover loads of key topics in this episode, such as the pet food industry, the types of options available for dogs, how to select a high-quality food, feeding bones and why good nutrition is so important. We loved having this conversation and hope you love listening to it! Wholesome Canine: www.wholesomecanine.ca 'Metabolomics from a Diet Intervention in Atopic Dogs, a Model for Human Research?': https://bit.ly/3hPKpPO Books for home-cooked feeding and recipes include 'Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets - The Healthful Alternative' by Donald R. Strombeck (also available at www.dogcathomeprepareddiet.com) and 'Real Food for Healthy Dogs & Cats' by Dr. Karen Becker. Helen also referred to 'Nutrigenomics' by Dr. Jean Dodds. Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
01:03:50
July 30, 2020
Suffering in silence (Dr. Susanne Lautner - Austria)
In this episode we talk to veterinarian Dr Susanne Lautner about the often overlooked topic of pain in our dogs. You will learn about ways to identify pain, why dogs are so good at hiding it and the various ways that pain can be managed and reduced. This is important listening for all owners, trainers and professionals. Dr Susanne Lautner: www.tierarztpraxis-lautner.at Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
46:43
July 17, 2020
Is your dog walked with a Smiling Leash? (Ena Kobentar - Slovenia and Lyubov Elupova - Bulgaria)
How can we tell if our dogs are happy during their walks with us? In this episode we chat to Ena Kobentar and Lyubov Elupova who are part of the 'Smiling Leash' initiative. They want walks with our dogs to be a relaxed and enjoyable experience for both species. To do this they are exploring different ways to showcase and promote great handling skills and the best possible walking equipment for dogs. We spoke to them about how they got started, why walking the dog is a source of frustration for many people and how with just a few small changes this everyday activity can be transformed.  Smiling Leash: www.facebook.com/smilingleash The book mentioned in the episode is called "My Dog Pulls. What do I do?" by Turid Rugaas. Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
48:15
June 28, 2020
Your dog's home away from home (Manja Leissner - Germany)
All across the world pet parents entrust their dogs to dog sitters, dog walkers and dog daycare or boarding facilities. So what kind of things should you look for when choosing a sitter or daycare? Why might pet parents use these services and what can the benefits be? What are the warning signs that maybe it isn't the best option for your dog? We chat to Manja Leissner, owner of Qimmiq Lodge in Germany, who has been working in this area for many years. She runs a state-of-the-art daycare and holiday resort facility for dogs which focuses on creating a calm and enriching environment for dogs. Manja is a sought after speaker on this topic and we were thrilled to talk to her about her work. Qimmiq Lodge: www.qimmiq-lodge.de Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
01:01:60
June 4, 2020
Follow your (dog's) nose (Anne Lill Kvam - Norway)
Dogs have an unbelievable sense of smell and they use this power to navigate all aspects of their lives. In this episode we chat to the legendary Anne Lill Kvam, a Norwegian scentwork expert who has been teaching owners and trainers to understand and enable their dog's scenting powers for decades. We discuss the vital lessons Anne Lill has discovered over the years, the ways in which we can all enrich our dog's lives with scentwork and what Anne Lill is excited about for the future. Links: The Canine Kingdom of Scent: https://www.amazon.com/Canine-Kingdom-Scent-Activities-Instincts/dp/1929242727 Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
46:49
May 20, 2020
Street dog wisdom (Sindhoor Pangal - India)
In this episode we talk to Sindhoor Pangal who is the Founder of BHARCS and the PDTE country representative in India. Sindhoor is a canine behaviour consultant and canine myotherapist. She is passionate about ethological studies of free-ranging dogs in India. We were thrilled to learn all about the amazing street dogs of India, including the role they play in communities, their social structures, and what they can teach us about our own dogs at home. *CORRECTION:  "Dogs do not put evolutionary pressure on rats, they put survival pressure on them by competing for food." (Sindhoor Pangal) Links: BHARCS: www.bharcs.com BHARCS blog: www.bharcsblog.wordpress.com Lives of Streeties: www.livesofstreeties.com Streetie organisations: Charlies Care: www.charlies-care.com Precious Paws Foundation: www.preciouspawsfoundation.org Dumas Animal Welfare Trust: www.facebook.com/DumasAnimalWelfareTrust Dog Tails is produced by the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (www.pdte.eu). Our aim is to build a world in which dogs are understood, respected and treated with kindness and empathy. You can help us by sharing this podcast and getting in touch at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com.
01:00:16
May 6, 2020
When noise isn't music to your dog's ears (Karen Webb - UK)
How noisy are we and how does noise affect our pet dogs? In this episode we talk to dog training consultant and Applied Zoopharmacognosy practitioner Karen Webb. Karen started researching noise and its effects on dogs 5 years ago. In this episode you will learn:  what noise is and when it becomes problematic for humans and dogs what can dogs hear that we can't how noise affects our dogs how you can help your dog cope in a noisy world We hope you enjoy this episode!  And as always: sharing is caring! Some studies about noise: Effect of kennel noise on hearing in dogs  Noise Sensitivities in Dogs: An Exploration of Signs in Dogs with and without Musculoskeletal Pain Using Qualitative Content Analysis Karen Webb on FB  Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu Tell us what you think! Contact us at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com
56:28
April 23, 2020
Happy office dogs (Steph Rousseau - Ireland)
Some people love the idea of a dog friendly office while others are filled with all sorts of concerns and hesitations. During this episode we speak to author and trainer Steph Rousseau of Happy Office Dogs, an organisation that works with employers and employees to create successful working environments for dogs and humans. We talk about the pros and cons of dog-friendly offices, as well as common issues that may arise and how to overcome them. If you work in a dog-friendly office (or wish you did!), this episode is for you. Happy Office Dogs: www.happyofficedogs.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/happyofficedogs Instagram: www.instagram.com/happyofficedogs Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu
44:48
April 8, 2020
You and your dog in lockdown (Winkie Spiers - UK)
During this special episode of Dog Tails we talk to Winkie Spiers about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on us and our dogs. Winkie is a world-renown expert on dog training and behaviour and has been working with clients and their dogs in London for many years. She is also a speaker, author and Chair of the PDTE Board. We discuss ways to manage life in lockdown with your dog as well as how to create helpful structures in uncertain times. Winkie Spiers: www.winkiespiers.com Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu Tell us what you think! Contact us at petdogtrainersofeurope@gmail.com
01:04:15
April 2, 2020
The Slow Dog Movement (Laura Dobb - UK)
You  may have heard of the "Slow Food Movement" or "Slow Travel Movement", but  what about the "Slow Dog Movement"? Dog coach Laura Dobb chats to us about slowing down with dogs, how it benefits them and how it can improve our own mental well-being, too. We examine how the way we approach living  with dogs has changed over time, and how we can get back to a more natural, present version of life with our canine companions. The Slow Dog Movement: www.facebook.com/groups/slowdogmovement Lala Human Dog Coach: www.lalahumandogcoach.com Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu
34:32
March 25, 2020
Enrich your dog's life (Kirsty Grant - UK)
We chat to Kirsty Grant of The Dog Nose, who runs a one-of-a-kind indoor enrichment space for dogs. We unpack what enrichment really means for dogs as well as its potential benefits for both dogs and their humans. We examine some of the common mistakes made when designing activities for dogs, and why enrichment has become such a buzzword in the dog world. Find out what YOU can do to enrich your dog's life! The Dog Nose: www.facebook.com/freethenose Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu
56:02
March 16, 2020
Welcome to Dog Tails!
Get to know the hosts of "Dog Tails: Conversations with the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe" as we introduce you to this brand new podcast for dog owners, lovers and trainers. Sarina Kriechbaum-Young of SKY Dog Training (Graz, Austria) and Harriet Alexander of All Dogs Are Good (Melbourne, Australia) discuss their journeys into the world of dogs and the highs and lows of working with dogs professionally. We'll introduce you to the Pet Dog Trainers of  Europe, a global network of dog professionals, and give you a taste of what we have in store for future podcasts. SKY Dog Training: www.hundeschulegraz.com All Dogs Are Good: www.alldogsaregood.com Pet Dog Trainers of Europe: www.pdte.eu
40:43
March 12, 2020