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Pod to the Rescue

Pod to the Rescue

By Summit Dog Rescue

Our society has a mythologically-based approach to bringing companion pets into our homes, which can lead to all sorts of conflicts, and sadly, failed adoptions. This podcast is for dog rescues, fosters, adopters, and dog lovers desiring to smooth out the bumps of adoption and rescue. Hosts Emily and Libby provide evidence-based information on how to assimilate dogs into our human lifestyles in a way that is a positive experience for all species involved. Emily is a certified professional dog trainer; and between them Libby and Emily have over 2 decades rescuing dogs (and a few cats!).
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Heavy Petting with Elisheba Fay
Heavy Petting with Elisheba Fay
Do you want to pet all the dogs? So do we! But we don’t… and here’s why. Emily and Libby welcome Elisheba Fay back to Pod to the Rescue to talk about petting our own dogs and dogs that are new to us, like foster dogs and newly placed rescue dogs. They talk about consent tests when petting dogs, dog body language, how to know if your dog wants to be petted, what to do about dogs who feel conflicted about human attention, and how to deal with your dog who won't leave you alone when you're busy on a Zoom call. This conversation is important for dog bite prevention and is a must-listen for anyone who wants to save dogs! www.artandscience.dog For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue! Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
58:02
October 06, 2022
Arousal Biting with Ferdie Yau
Arousal Biting with Ferdie Yau
Do you have a dog who is jumping and mouthing a lot? Plays a little too rough? Can’t calm down and uses his mouth as a default behavior? This episode is for you! Emily and Libby interview Ferdie Yau of Behavior Vets about the “Shelter Shorts” video series featuring Chewy, a shelter dog with a big arousal biting problem. Shelter Shorts from Behavior Vets:  Part 1 - Arousal Biting Pt 1: https://youtu.be/z0xAFKoOKIo Part 2 - Arousal Biting Pt 2: https://youtu.be/W0ByjxeHy58 Part 3 - Nosework: https://youtu.be/3JYbtyAiC5g Part 4 - Cooperative Care: https://youtu.be/mMosZb_3Xto Part 5 - Play and Impulse Control: https://youtu.be/_NbEeq3nw14 Part 6 - Behavior Training Summary: https://youtu.be/ONl-VAWQHqI Part 7 - Choosing the Right Reinforcer: https://youtu.be/kYZg0WKpJIs More about Ferdie: https://behaviorvetsnyc.com/our-team/1421-2/ Arousal with Elisheba Fay: https://www.podtotherescue.com/understanding-arousal.html For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ and Facebook Pod To The Rescue Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
01:04:49
September 22, 2022
Why Should We Train Our Dogs? with Eileen Koval
Why Should We Train Our Dogs? with Eileen Koval
What are we talking about when we talk about dog training? Why should we train our dogs, anyway? Is puppy class enough training for my dog? And what kinds of skills should we prioritize when training our rescue dogs? Emily and Libby discuss these questions and more with Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Eileen Koval, owner of Confident Canines in Las Vegas, Nevada. They talk about top skills for dogs to learn, including leave it, watch me, drop it, come, and “do nothing,” why it’s important to teach your dog to influence their environment and control outcomes, and how to avoid dog training mistakes. This rich conversation was inspired by Eileen’s blog post, “Does My Dog Need Training?” https://www.confidentcaninesdogtraining.com/post/does-my-dog-need-training For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com  Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue! Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
49:57
September 08, 2022
Dogs in Captivity with Kim Brophey
Dogs in Captivity with Kim Brophey
Why are dog behavior problems increasing in recent years? How do changes to their social bonds and environment affect rescue dogs? What does it mean to see our dogs as they really are: captive animals? In this thought-provoking episode, Emily and Libby speak with Kim Brophey about her groundbreaking LEGS model of dog behavior, her new course, “The Dog’s Truth,” and why this information is crucial for shelters, rescues, and adopters. www.familydogmediation.com For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com  Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue! Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard. Our webmaster is Nadia Magallon of Rewarding Dog Training. [Breed description handouts coming soon! Check back on our website.]
01:03:59
July 28, 2022
Happy Cats with Zazie Todd
Happy Cats with Zazie Todd
This week, Emily and Libby interview Zazie Todd, PhD, about her new book "Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy." This episode (and the book!) is filled with tips and ideas for cat lovers seeking to provide the best life possible for their cat - from kitten raising to rescue and shelter cat enrichment. https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/p/home.html For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
52:11
June 29, 2022
BONUS EPISODE: Helping your dog through July 4th, Fireworks, and Noise Phobias
BONUS EPISODE: Helping your dog through July 4th, Fireworks, and Noise Phobias
Is your rescue dog afraid of fireworks? Or maybe you have a new dog, and you're not yet sure how they'll react. There's still time to help your dog feel more comfortable this year! Listen now to this re-released episode about noise phobia and the 4th of July. Also applies to fear of thunderstorms and other loud noises that scare your dog.
15:22
June 22, 2022
Long Lines with Tricia Case of Trailblazing Tails
Long Lines with Tricia Case of Trailblazing Tails
We LOVE long lines, and we sing their praises every chance we get. So does Tricia Case, founder of Trailblazing Tails, makers of high quality leashes and long lines. We talk about the why, how, when, and where of long lines. Be sure to listen for a Trailblazing Tails coupon code! https://www.trailblazingtails.com/ For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
38:28
June 09, 2022
Compassion Fatigue in Shelter and Rescue Workers with Laura Henderson
Compassion Fatigue in Shelter and Rescue Workers with Laura Henderson
Burnout and compassion fatigue are all too common in animal care workers, but we don’t talk about it enough. Laura Henderson is a licensed professional counselor who has worked with the Denver Dumb Friends League as a consultant and mental health coach. She speaks with Emily and Libby about secondary trauma in shelter and rescue workers, how to spot compassion fatigue in ourselves, and ways we can use self-care to help lighten the heavy load we sometimes carry when working with animals. To learn more about Laura Henderson and her work or to contact her for workshops: https://www.laurahendersoncounseling.com/ More compassion fatigue resources: https://jessicadolce.com/resources/ The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk: https://www.besselvanderkolk.com/resources/the-body-keeps-the-score For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
47:28
May 25, 2022
Integrating Multi-Dog Households with Dr. Patricia McConnell
Integrating Multi-Dog Households with Dr. Patricia McConnell
Whether you’re fostering or adopting, bringing another dog into your home is an exciting time! Dr. Patricia McConnell is back to talk with Emily and Libby about integrating multi-dog households. They discuss the common myths we face when bringing a second (or third or fourth) dog home, why that sweet rescue pup who was described as “good with other dogs” in the shelter is now growling at your resident dog, best practices for introducing new dogs to one another, and some skills to cultivate as a multi-dog guardian. To learn more about Dr. Patricia McConnell, visit her website: https://www.patriciamcconnell.com/about-patricia/ ASPCA webinar: https://www.aspcapro.org/webinar/20140129/multi-dog-households#video-player Parallel walking: https://youtu.be/sZVJyE-KLS0 Trauma, Decompression, and Going Slow with Patricia McConnell, PhD, CAAB: https://www.podtotherescue.com/dr-patricia-mcconnell1.html Management with Mary Angilly CTC, CPDT-KA: https://www.podtotherescue.com/management.html For transcripts, visit www.podtotherescue.com Credits: Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators). Original music by Mike Pesci. Production and editing by James Ede of Be Heard.
01:12:24
May 11, 2022
Training Basics: Barking
Training Basics: Barking
Dogs bark for a reason. Sometimes, they’ve been bred to bark - sometimes, they’re simply communicating! In this episode, Libby and Emily break down barking: why dogs do it, how we can manage the behavior, and more. They break down bark collars, citronella, and how some of the ways we mitigate barking are ineffective at best and cruel at worst. You’ll walk away with practical and easy tips on how to work with dogs who present this behavior. The book Emily references is called Barking: The Sound of the Language.
35:41
February 24, 2022
Emily and Libby Answer Listener Questions!
Emily and Libby Answer Listener Questions!
We put out the call: what are your questions about all things dogs, training, and rescue? You sure answered! Emily and Libby address listener questions like, “what do I do about resource guarding?” “How do I get a dog ready for a new baby?” And more. Show Notes:  www.podtotherescue.com https://www.dogwise.com/mine-a-practical-guide-to-resource-guarding-in-dogs/ http://lindsaywoodbrown.com/ Behavior Vets and Chewy the dog: https://youtu.be/3JYbtyAiC5g Family Paws YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsDoHZeiT2t5qQTZ0SYtvatDGr23IqrUz https://www.familypaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FPPE-Dog-Baby-Sheet-sm.pdf https://fearfreepets.com/ Leslie McDevitt’s Pattern Games: https://youtu.be/Mtn-BeI9lHE
42:20
February 10, 2022
Dr. Christopher Pachel Talks Behavior, Why We Train, Medication, and More
Dr. Christopher Pachel Talks Behavior, Why We Train, Medication, and More
In this episode, Libby and Emily sit down with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Christopher Pachel. Dr. Pachel’s way of viewing our companion animals is spacious, generous, and compassionate. This is a conversation that has us considering the larger questions of animal behavior, the why of how we train, and more. Visit the Animal Behavior Clinic here. 
01:06:24
January 27, 2022
Marshall Fire: Disaster and Rescue and Recovery Part 2
Marshall Fire: Disaster and Rescue and Recovery Part 2
This is episode 2 of our response to the tragic Marshall Fire that devastated our beloved community.  Dog trainers Mary Angilly and Chrissy Messik speak with Emily and Libby about supporting your animals through the potential loss of home and routine after a natural disaster. Not only were Chrissy and Libby both directly impacted by the Marshall Fire, but they have some great tips for practical and emotional support through this post-fire time, which is applicable across situations that involve upheaval or loss for you and your animals. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
33:56
January 11, 2022
Marshall Fire: Disaster Rescue and Recovery Part 1
Marshall Fire: Disaster Rescue and Recovery Part 1
This episode is a response to the Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021. Emily and Libby speak with four guests: Jan McHugh-Smith of the Boulder Humane Society on how they supported response and recovery efforts Leslie Irvine a Professor of Sociology at CU Boulder who specializes in conceptions of the self and human-animal relationships Lisa Wieland on her experience of evacuating from the firestorm with her 2 dogs from SDR, her cat and her neighbor and neighbor's cat Natalie Riggs of Cavies and Canines Rescue on a heroic mass guinea pig rescue  Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
57:37
January 06, 2022
Training Basics: Leash Training Tips
Training Basics: Leash Training Tips
Did you know that leash walking is not a natural behavior for dogs? It may be why your dog is inclined to rip your arm off during your walks! In this training basics episode, Libby and Emily talk about: why dogs pull on the leash the unbelievably cool statistics about your dog’s olfactory capabilities some techniques to work on with your dog Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
24:42
December 09, 2021
Puppy Socialization with Eileen Anderson and Marge Rogers
Puppy Socialization with Eileen Anderson and Marge Rogers
Emily and Libby sit down with trainers and behavioral consultants Marge and Eileen about a much-anticipated topic: puppy socialization! Marge and Eileen talk about: The first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life are the "critical window" for socialization  What proper socialization is, and is not Why exposure alone is not socialization  Practical ways to help puppies form positive associations with the world around them What flooding is and why it’s problematic The dilemma of too much vs. too little exposure How rescues and shelters can work with adolescent dogs who missed socialization This is a wonderful conversation for anyone working with puppies on a regular basis or new adopters.
01:03:05
December 04, 2021
How to Integrate Dogs into Families with Babies and Children
How to Integrate Dogs into Families with Babies and Children
Jennifer Shryock wants dogs to happily coexist in families with children and babies. She is so passionate about this that she founded Family Paws, an organization that offers resources to dog-loving families. In this informative episode, she talks to Emily and Libby about: managing expectations about integration and transition differences between prepping for a dog or puppy practical tips and tricks too practice with foster dogs why dogs kissing babies actually might be your dog’s call for help Jennifer has an immense amount of compassion not just for dogs but for the families willing to bring them into the folds of their lives. This is a truly uplifting conversation and not to be missed if you have a family, have a dog and are family planning, or want to bring a foster into your family.  If you have children or want to learn more about how to educate potential adopters with children, learn more about Family Paws here.
01:06:58
November 11, 2021
Dog Training for Everyone with Miranda Hitchcock
Dog Training for Everyone with Miranda Hitchcock
Miranda Hitchcock birthed her non-profit after seeing a major gap in accessibility for Spanish speakers in her Texas community. In this interview, Miranda and Libby talk about the non-profit Every Dog Austin, Miranda’s foray into dog behavior and training, and why it’s so important to offer training to a broader socioeconomic and linguistic spectrum. Miranda offers an important perspective regarding rescue and behavior, and how the conversation around the impact on people requires more compassion and understanding. Learn more about Every Dog Austin: https://www.everydogaustin.org/
01:01:39
October 28, 2021
Understanding Arousal Will Change Your Dog's Life: Elisheba Fay
Understanding Arousal Will Change Your Dog's Life: Elisheba Fay
Does your dog have BIG feelings? Are they easily excitable, or have a hard time calming down? If so - this episode is a MUST listen. Behavior Consultant Elisheba Fay has a wealth of information to share about arousal in dogs - what it is, what triggers it, and how to de-activate arousal. Seriously - this episode is practical, fascinating, and we are sure you will understand your dog better after listening. Elisheba Fay is a Certified Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has worked with dogs for more than 20 years. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
01:05:28
October 14, 2021
Tails from the Trenches: Marissa Martino
Tails from the Trenches: Marissa Martino
Training and Behavior Consultant Marissa has a breadth of experience in the dog rescue, shelter, and training worlds. In this conversation with Emily and Libby, they discuss the great potential of collaborations between shelters and rescues, how COVID has changed the rescue world, and so much more. We hope you enjoy this Tail from the Trenches! Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
56:09
September 30, 2021
Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 2
Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 2
This episode follows Part 1 with Meridith Perry (which we recommend listening to prior to this episode!) Libby, Emily, and Meridith discuss transport day, decompression, and how the nature of rescue dogs is inherently mysterious: we often don’t know anything about the dog’s life prior to their rescue. This conversation is honest, open, and speaks to the true nature of the impact of this work on the folks on the other side.  Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
39:33
September 16, 2021
Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 1
Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 1
Welcome to our new series, Tails from the Trenches! In this episode, Libby and Emily speak to Meridith Perry of Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter in Mississippi. They share the ethos of rescuing animals, some of the difficulties that accompany the stress of making life-or-death decisions, and some solutions that could address the issues of home shortages and the proliferation of rescue dogs. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
41:07
September 09, 2021
Introduction to Enrichment with Sarah Walsh
Introduction to Enrichment with Sarah Walsh
As humans, we need mental stimulation for our daily lives - it’s essential for our health. And, surprise: our dogs are the exact same way! Today’s guest, Sarah Walsh, is someone we refer to all the time in these episodes. In this episode, Sarah talks to Emily and Libby about enrichment: what it is, why it’s important, and how we can fold enrichment into our dog’s routines. Sarah has been training dogs and coaching clients professionally for the past 5 years, and has a particular interest in canine enrichment! From this passion stemmed her Youtube channel where she talks dog and provides free training advice for the average pet owner.  She has worked in various shelters in the past, and loves that we now have a podcast geared specifically at shelter work out there! She is currently the Supervising trainer at K9 Wisdom Training and Consulting, LLC in Loveland, CO and would love to hear from you if you are seeking out training advice. Connect with Sarah: Email: sarah@k9wisdomtraining.com Website: https://www.k9wisdomtraining.com/meet-the-pack YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9K_VHBK7r5FyXiJYIfgLNA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahcertified/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.walsh.9022662
01:01:55
August 26, 2021
Training Basics: Door Greeting
Training Basics: Door Greeting
What does your dog do when the doorbell rings? In this episode, Emily and Libby lay out the possible ways your dog might respond when there’s someone at the door, break down the potential roots of different behaviors, and discuss ways to address and manage this behavior (hint: your behavior also plays a role in this!) Kim Brophey’s website: https://www.dogdoorcanineservices.com/ Klimb by Blue-9: https://www.blue-9.com/KLIMB Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
32:13
August 19, 2021
Deconstructing Aggressive Behavior with Michael Shikashio
Deconstructing Aggressive Behavior with Michael Shikashio
We are thrilled to present today’s guest, Michael Shikashio. Michael is a world-renowned expert on dog aggression and has an incredible dearth of information he generously shares, which is helpful for owners, rescuers, and trainers alike. In this conversation, Michael, Emily and Libby define aggression, discuss the ways aggression can present in different dogs (and the different levels of assessing their aggression), and so much more. Make sure to listen to the full episodes, as Michael drops important gems throughout the episode. Michael is an internationally sought out speaker on the topic of aggression - has mentored and presented to thousands of animal professionals. He is the Founder of the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, teaches trainers and consultants in over 25 countries on how to work with aggression cases, and has been featured in countless media, including the New York Times, the New York Post, Web MD, and Women’s Health. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
49:17
August 12, 2021
There is No Farm - Commitment To Our Dogs
There is No Farm - Commitment To Our Dogs
We live in a world where humans are often viewed as the center, and our interests and desires and way of being is considered the norm. What would our world look like if we de-centered humans, and listened to the “more-than-human” voice? Deb Matlock is today’s guest. Deb is a humane educator and holds a Masters degree in environmental education from Prescott College. She is a nature-based spiritual arts guide and mentor, animal communicator, and ecologist. She also works at Summit Dog Rescue’s working on dog behavior and bonds. Deb, Em, and Libby talk about the number one way to go into adopting a rescue animal, the massive role of commitment, and treating our animals with respect. https://www.podtotherescue.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ To learn more about Deb go to www.debmatlock.com  Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
42:05
July 08, 2021
Training Basics: The Fourth of July
Training Basics: The Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is not necessarily a happy holiday for our furry family members! In this Training Basics episode, Libby and Emily talk about ways to keep your dog safe and work with them to help them settle into their environment this holiday. https://www.podtotherescue.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue https://www.instagram.com/podtotherescue/ Cog Dog Radio: https://thecognitivecanine.com/the-podcast-cog-dog-radio/ Behavior Vets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VBCCO TTouch: https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/training/the-tellington-ttouch-for-dogs/ Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
13:45
June 29, 2021
Management with Mary Angilly
Management with Mary Angilly
Growing up, Mary Angilly always wanted to work with animals. Now, she is a professional full-time dog trainer and has a wealth of information to share with you. In this episode, she sits down with Emily and Libby to talk about what “management” is, why it makes dogs more adoptable, and how it is distinct from training. This episode will be especially relevant for folks who foster. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC. Links:  https://www.maryangilly.com/ Free Guide for Fosters and Adopters: https://www.podtotherescue.com/marys-free-foster-guide.html Mary’s collaborations with Dr. Marc Bekoff featured in Psychology Today: Should Dogs Be Shocked, Choked, or Pronged? Dog Training Offers Valuable Lessons in Humane Education Dogs in Gilded Cages: Surviving, but Not Thriving Pandemic Puppy Pandemonium Requires Lots of Time and Love Dog Training: Blending Science With Individual Personalities The Perils of Mislabeling Dog-Appropriate Behavior https://marcbekoff.com/
51:09
June 24, 2021
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 4
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 4
This is the fourth and final episode in the “Food in Training” series. Hooray! We hope you have enjoyed learning how best to employ food in training your furry family member. In this episode, Emily and Libby cover the caveats of food in training. There are ways food can be counterproductive, and in this episode you'll learn all about what not to do when using food in training.
24:33
June 17, 2021
Separation Anxiety with Jackie Johnston
Separation Anxiety with Jackie Johnston
Your dog’s separation anxiety isn’t an unsolvable issue, even if it might feel that way sometimes. In this episode, Libby and Emily sit down with Jackie Johnston to talk all things separation. They define separation anxiety and how to identify it in your dog, why it’s natural and adaptive, and how we can work to help our dogs feel safe. Jackie Johnston is a certified separation anxiety trainer with a certificate in training and counseling. She works solely with separation anxiety, and her focused knowledge in this challenging area will be sure to benefit the ways you work with your own dog with this issue. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC. FOLLOW JACKIE ON SOCIAL http://instagram.com/believeinyourdog/ http://facebook.com/believeinyourdog https://www.believeinyour.dog Free Facebook support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272516593265257 BLOGS AND PODCASTS https://malenademartini.com/blog/ https://www.subthresholdtraining.com/blog/ https://www.believeinyour.dog/blog Julie Naismith’s podcast: https://www.subthresholdtraining.com/podcasts/ BOOKS Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Next Generation Treatment Protocols: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LRPXSRP BRB: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Right-Back-Overcome-Separation-ebook/dp/B081Y9XFXF Doggie language: https://www.doggielanguagebook.com DIY TRAINING PROGRAMS: Heroes Club (if use this affiliate link, you do not have to wait for Heroes club to open) - https://learn.subthresholdtraining.com/heroes-2021?affiliate=jackiejohnston Mission Possible: https://malenademartini.com/for-owners/separation-anxiety-in-dogs-mission-possible-online-course/
55:47
June 10, 2021
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 3
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 3
How do we shape what our dogs learn and what associations they make, so they can be good family dogs and companions? This episode is entirely dedicated to that question through the lens of Classical Conditioning. You'll learn how to help your dog create positive associations through the "Stuff-A-Dog Method"  and the Jean Donaldson's  "Open Bar, Closed Bar" method; and the science behind it. Think of this as a learning tool instead of a training tool! https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue https://www.instagram.com/pod_to_the_rescue/ https://twitter.com/podtotherescue https://thecognitivecanine.com/blog/operant-vs-classical-conditioning/ Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
26:52
June 03, 2021
Trauma, Decompression, and Going Slow with Dr. Patricia McConnell
Trauma, Decompression, and Going Slow with Dr. Patricia McConnell
In this episode, Libby and Emily are excited to sit down with Dr. Patricia McConnell - she’s kind of a big deal in the dog training world. The trio talk about the initial time of decompression for your rescue dog, the importance of the secure attachment base, and how we can show our dog safety and stability. Dr. McConnell discusses trauma: the nuts and bolts of it, how it manifests, and ways to build resiliency and offer choice and control when recovering from it. Do not miss this episode if you've rescued a dog - you might learn something about humans, too! To learn more about Dr. McConnell, read her blog, find her incredible books and more, visit her website: https://www.patriciamcconnell.com/ To learn more about decompression, visit: https://decompressforsuccess.com/nine-steps-to-success Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
54:50
May 27, 2021
Training Basics: Food In Training Part 2
Training Basics: Food In Training Part 2
Libby and Emily talk about the “how” of training with food - what to do, when to do it, the frequency and rate, and more. https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue https://www.instagram.com/pod_to_the_rescue/ https://twitter.com/podtotherescue Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
20:32
May 20, 2021
Body Language 101 with Emily Tronetti
Body Language 101 with Emily Tronetti
We know you don't want your dog to be stressed. But do you know how to tell when your dog is stressed? Reducing your dog's stress levels can reduce their reactions of fear and anxiety, and one of the best ways to do that is to learn to read your dog's body language. Emily Tronetti is an animal behavior expert who, in this conversation, gives you invaluable information about how to gauge and manage your dog's health via their body language. She has extensively studied Applied Animal Behavior, Anthro Zoology, and is currently pursing her doctorate at Antioch. (Oh, and she was an SDR Intern back in 2018. Aren't we lucky!) In this episode, the two Emily's and Libby talk about the major dog signals to pay attention to, the ways we can miss our dog's signals, and integrating your dog's consent into the conversation around petting and hugging. This episode has invaluable information that can support your relationship to your dog. Emily Tronetti: https://www.coexistence.consulting https://www.facebook.com/Coexistence.Consulting/, https://www.instagram.com/coexistence.consulting/ Humane Alliance of Rescue Trainers: https://rescuetrainers.org/about/ Fear Free Happy Homes: https://www.fearfreehappyhomes.com/video/dog-body-language-101/ iSpeakDog: iSpeakDog: http://www.ispeakdog.org/ Renée Erdman Free Dog Body Language Course on Thinkific: https://dogknowledge.thinkific.com/courses/dog-body-language Dogkind Petting Consent Test: https://youtu.be/-hsOlJwMwps Pod To The Rescue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue Instagram: @podtotherescue Twitter: @podtotherescue Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
43:36
May 13, 2021
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 1
Training Basics: Food in Training Part 1
“Behavior goes where reinforcement flows.” Emily and Libby never leave the house without a treat pouch. Want to know why? They talk about the benefits of using food - AKA “Behavioral Dollars” - in the process of training your dog. They talk about the "why" of training with food, the concept of primary reinforcers,  Zazie Todd article: https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2017/04/the-ultimate-dog-training-tip.html Pod to the Rescue on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue Instagram: @podtotherescue Twitter: @podtotherescue
15:20
May 06, 2021
Support For Pandemic Puppies with Amber Quann
Support For Pandemic Puppies with Amber Quann
12.7 million people brought home a new dog in the last year, many of the dogs which are affectionately being referred to as “Pandemic Puppies.” Amber Quann is the Head Trainer and Owner of Summit Dog Training (fun fact: no affiliation with Summit Dog Rescue!) and has helped many of the folks with Pandemic Puppies socialize and train their new dogs. She’s also an admin on the Pandemic Puppy Facebook Page, a community of over 12k people who are doing their best to raise their dogs with the best training possible. In this episode, she, Libby and Emily talk about puppy success stories, socializing your pup during a pandemic (and an opening!), how to be in public with a new pup, and more. Pandemic Puppy Raising Support Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pandemicpuppy Summit Dog Training: http://www.summitdogtraining.com/ Summit Dog Training Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/summitdogtraining Donate to Bhodi's medical care: https://www.summitdogrescue.org/donate.html Pod To The Rescue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodToTheRescue Instagram: @podtotherescue Twitter: @podtotherescue Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
35:16
April 22, 2021
Training Basics: The Case for Harnesses
Training Basics: The Case for Harnesses
In their years of experience in dog rescue, Emily and Libby have been on a never-ending quest for how to best work with rescue dogs. In this episode, they discuss some of the reasons around-the-neck collars can be injurious or painful to your dog, the ways they pose health risks, and the counterintuitive ways it sets back your dog's training. If you're using a collar for your dog, give this episode a listen for the ways harnesses can ensure better, more humane safety and smoother training. Article 1: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16611932/ Article 2: https://phys.org/news/2020-05-collars-neck-injuries-dogs.html Best puppy harnesses: https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/puppies/best-puppy-collars-harnesses/ Balance Harness: https://www.blue-9.com/shop/BalanceHarness Ruffwear Harness: https://ruffwear.com/collections/dog-harnesses/products/front-range-everyday-dog-harness Freedom Harness: https://www.2houndsdesign.com/product-category/shop-now/freedom-no-pull-harness/ Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
14:22
April 15, 2021
Letting the Dog Lead with Trainer Chrissy Messick
Letting the Dog Lead with Trainer Chrissy Messick
Dogs are speaking to us all the time - just not in the way we’re often used to communicating. Are you listening to their subtle ways of communicating? In this episode, Emily and Libby sit down with Chrissy to talk all things training. Chrissy is a dog trainer, and recent rescuer from Summit Dog Rescue. She recently rescued a 3-year old friend named Ginger - she talks about her journey with Ginger, how to let the dog lead their process of adapting to the new family, and the myriad of ways dogs communicate. They talk a lot about how to facilitate the relationship between a new dog and children - how to explain body language and teach your child how to understand that language as well. You’ll want to listen to this episode if you’re worried about the transition from pandemic home-life to social life, and the ways that might impact your dog. This episode will be helpful for anyone adjusting to a new adoption! To learn more about Stop the 77, visit Stopthe77.com. Chrissy's website: http://www.theanimalnature.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenatureofanimals/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenatureofanimals/ Doggie Language by Lili Chin: https://www.doggielanguagebook.com/ Donate to Bhodi's medical care: https://www.summitdogrescue.org/donate.html Watch for updates on Boomer on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/summitdogrescue Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing, and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
43:46
April 15, 2021
Rescue is just the beginning
Rescue is just the beginning
In this episode, Emily and Libby talk about their own rescue experiences, including “foster failures” and finding lifelong companions. At Summit Dog Rescue, we do things a bit differently; one of those things is how they advocate for modern ethical training methods backed by science. They talk about training faux pas that they used to use - methods that can even be harmful for the dog - because “it’s what people were doing.” They talk about why they use the methods they do and the proven track record of success. They talk about the importance of mission, education, and their support of spay and neuter programs as a way to stop the cycle of needless dog deaths in America. Learn more about Summit Dog Rescue here. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
35:19
April 15, 2021
Welcome to POD to the Rescue!
Welcome to POD to the Rescue!
Listen to this bite-size trailer which will tell you what to expect in coming seasons of POD to the Rescue! This podcast is for dog rescuers, fosters, adopters, and anybody who loves dogs. Your hosts Emily and Libby introduce themselves. They talk about their experience in the dog rescue world, their unique qualifications in this field, and more. We are so excited to bring you this podcast in Spring 2021! Learn more about Summit Dog Rescue here. Credits. Libby Felts and Emily Wolf (Hosts and Creators.) Original music by Mike Pesci. Graphic design, editing and production by Alex Lee-Ammons and For The Love Media, LLC.
02:55
March 29, 2021