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Episode 246: Susan Garrett’s Puppy Socialization Strategies For Raising Confident, Happy Dogs

By |December 1st, 2023|

For every puppy owner using a socialization strategy that grows confidence and connection, there’s a thousand who don’t do it at all or do it terribly wrong. I’m sharing [...]

Episode 243: Training My New Puppy, What He Knows So Far: Susan Garrett’s Plan And Puppy Schedule

By |November 3rd, 2023|

My puppy, Prophet, turned four months old this week! At this point, Prophet knows nothing. What!? Now, my definition of ‘know’ is different. Although he doesn’t “know” [...]

Episode 241: Halloween Prep For Dogs: Tricks To Make Celebrations A Treat For Everyone

By |October 27th, 2023|

Trick or Treat! It’s almost Halloween and although not every country celebrates it, I want to suggest a dog training plan-a-palooza to prep for holidays and celebrations no [...]

Episode 240: Stop Barking Dogs! Step-By-Step Action Plan And Anti-Bark Strategies To Avoid

By |October 25th, 2023|

Has your dog’s barking ever had you consider using an anti-bark collar? I did in the Nineties with my dog, Buzz, and I'm letting you know the results right up front. Lessons [...]

Episode 239: Barking Dogs! How To Help Your Dog Be Quiet And Stop Annoying Barking

By |October 20th, 2023|

All the details on how to minimize excessive and annoying dog barking with seven fun and fast dog training games! Remember that canine vocalizing can be an expression [...]

Episode 238: Barking Dogs! Understanding Canine Vocalization To Prevent Nuisance Barking

By |October 18th, 2023|

Help, how do I stop my dog barking! This topic gets requested so much I’m turning it into a series. Most people refer to a dog’s verbal communication as barking, but what [...]

Episode 237: A Plan For Your Fearful Dog (Part 2): Susan Garrett’s Strategic Plan For Anxious Dogs

By |October 6th, 2023|

In episode 236 I detailed 10 reasons why dogs might show fear. In today’s part two, I’m giving you a strategic plan to help fearful, anxious dogs grow into calm, confident [...]

Episode 236: Understanding Dog Fear (Part 1): Genetics, Trauma, And Your Dog’s Well-being

By |October 4th, 2023|

How to help frightened and anxious dogs is a question I receive frequently, so I’m diving into identifying and overcoming canine fears and phobias that often lead to [...]

Episode 235: AMA With Susan Garrett: Leash Lunging, Dog Anxiety, Agility Angst, Bad Breeders, And More

By |September 29th, 2023|

How do you know if a breeder is truly reputable? How do I fit a new puppy into my daily routine? Why do some vets say raw food is dangerous for dogs? How do I calm a [...]

Episode 234: How To Stop Puppy Biting: Avoid Mistakes With Susan Garrett’s Backup Plan

By |September 27th, 2023|

I’ve done several episodes on puppy biting, but my new Border Collie, Prophet, is one of the bitiest I’ve ever owned. Today I’m expanding on how to save your feet and hands [...]

Episode 232: Cracking The Canine Code: Prey Drive In Border Collies, Malinois And Other Breeds

By |September 8th, 2023|

Why do Beagles, Border Collies, Belgian Malinois’, Boston Terriers (and most breeds) present different dog training challenges? It’s because their Predatory Motor Sequence [...]

Episode 231: Empowering The Next Generation Of Dog Lovers: Finya’s School Assignment

By |September 6th, 2023|

I love kids, especially those who are keen on training dogs, so when a 10th grader named Finya sent me some wonderful positive reinforcement dog training questions [...]

Episode 230: Finding Joy Amidst Frustration And Shame In Dog Training – DeCaff’s Story Part 2

By |September 1st, 2023|

In episode 229, I shared the story about finding joy with a “mighty dog” in my life, a Jack Russell Terrier mix named DeCaff. In Part 2 I admit a painful lesson around [...]

Episode 229: Transforming An Overwhelmed And Anxious Dog Into A World Champion – DeCaff’s Story Part 1

By |August 30th, 2023|

Imagine a dog or puppy so overwhelmed by everything they see, hear or feel that it causes anxiety and crushes their confidence. Before transforming into a world agility [...]


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