In August 2021, I released a special video about my dog, This!, titled “Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training”, covering our challenges so that everyone with a dog knows that struggling at some point in life together is completely normal. In that video, I encouraged everyone to take daily action to make tomorrow better than today for you and your dog. It doesn’t mean blocking out big chunks of time. Dog training with “Daily Quickies” is how I get so much accomplished without having long dog training sessions, and in this episode, I’m covering how easy it can be so that you can put it into action.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • How to intentionally build behaviors in short training sessions aka “Daily Quickies”.
  • That all behavior is either growing or falling to pieces unless we're mindful about reinforcement.
  • My priorities for training husbandry, manners, life skills and dog sports skills.
  • That conditioning positive emotional responses for dogs to husbandry is critical.
  • How Daily Quickies differ from formal training sessions.
  • Examples of short games to play for loose leash walking.
  • How splitting behaviors down into quick games contributes to growing skills and confidence.
  • Why using Daily Quickies helps you become a person who sees what's possible for dogs.


  1. YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training
  2. Podcast Episode 131: How Would Susan Garrett Plan Your Dog Training Sessions?
  3. Podcast Episode 141: Average Or Better Dog Training Question: What Did You Just Reward?
  4. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett
  5. YouTube Playlist: The Emotional State of Dogs with Susan Garrett
  6. Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home!
  7. YouTube Playlist: Cooperative Care and Consent in Dog Training with Susan Garrett
  8. YouTube Playlist: Help For Dogs Jumping Up and Excited Greetings: Creating Calm with Susan Garrett
  9. YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett
  10. Podcast Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay”

  11. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan
  12. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett
  13. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins)
  14. Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs
  15. Podcast Episode 40: Using A Head Halter On A Dog, Why My Approach Is So Different
  16. Podcast Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages
  17. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett
  18. Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home
  19. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett's 5 Games for Puppies
  20. Podcast Episode 95: How Playing with Your Dog Like a Puppy Can Reduce Fear
  21. YouTube Video: Teach Your Dog To Down On Cue: Easy Shaping With A Bed
  22. Podcast Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring
  23. DogsThat YouTube Channel Playlists
  24. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube