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Episode 277: When To Start Agility Training With Your Puppy: Insights From A World Champion

By |June 28th, 2024|

When is the right time to start agility training with your puppy? That's a popular question I receive, and I'm sure other world champions also get asked! So, to answer, I’m covering [...]

Episode 276: What No One Tells You About The Best Place To Train Your Puppy Or Rescue Dog

By |May 10th, 2024|

The best place to train a puppy or rescue dog might be the best-kept dog training secret you need to know! It's something no one ever tells you, and it will create success with [...]

Episode 275: How To Teach A Dog To Speak: From Parlor Trick To Working Dog Skill

By |May 3rd, 2024|

One of the most frequent questions we see is how to get dogs to stop barking, but this week, a Shaped by Dog listener asked the opposite. They want to help their dog start [...]

Episode 274: How I Use 1 Minute Training Sessions To Bring Clarity, Confidence And Calm Thinking To My Dogs

By |May 1st, 2024|

What if I told you that you could dramatically improve the outcome of your dog training sessions in 60 seconds? Using just 1 minute to train and evaluate helps me be far more [...]

Episode 273: 6 Fun Restraint Games For Dogs To Increase Food Drive For Picky Eaters

By |April 24th, 2024|

Do you have a dog who's really fussy about the treats that you give them? I'm going to show you how to get your dog grabbing treats no matter what you put in front of them [...]

Episode 272: 10 Engaging Chase Games To Increase Your Picky Eater Dog’s Food Drive

By |April 19th, 2024|

I'm sharing 10 fun and engaging games of chase to play with dogs to increase food drive for picky eaters. Now, you might have a dog who loves treats, but they will still have a great time [...]

Episode 271: Structure Your Dog Training To Create Food Drive In Your Treat Fussy Dog

By |April 17th, 2024|

If you are trying to train a dog who is fussy about food, or if you know someone who is in that situation, you may think, "this dog training is never going to work." And you know, you're [...]

Episode 270: Goals, Challenges And Joy: Reflections On The Canadian World Team Dog Agility Tryouts With This!

By |April 12th, 2024|

This episode is all about my girl This! with reflections on this year's Canadian Dog Agility World Team Tryouts. You are all part of Team This! and I'm sharing goals, challenges, and joy [...]

Episode 269: Why Do Some Dogs Seem to Have Less Food Drive Than Others – 10 Reasons to Consider

By |April 3rd, 2024|

How can I train my dog if they're not interested in food? That's a question I'm often asked, and before we get to the how, we need to look at the why! A dog not really wanting to take [...]

Episode 268: Training Thresholds: A Strategy For Balancing The Emotions Of Anxious Or Over Excited Dogs

By |March 27th, 2024|

How many thresholds does your dog cross a day? It could be a physical or emotional threshold. Training thresholds are important to understand, and thresholds can explain why some [...]

Episode 267: How To Use A Training Den To Fast Track Your Dog’s Success: No Space? No Problem!

By |March 22nd, 2024|

What if I told you that the secret to unlocking your dog's success lies within the walls of your own home? I've been using a training den for many years, and so have my students. I’m [...]

Episode 266: Hot Zone And Stays – How One Dog Training Nuance Can Fix Anxiety And Duration

By |March 15th, 2024|

Dog training by nature is quite nuanced. Now, there are behaviors that everyone can get at some level with their dogs, like sit and down and fetch, but to get really brilliant behaviors [...]

Episode 265: Dog Training Community And Controversy: Can We Draw From Our Positive Reinforcement Values?

By |March 13th, 2024|

Have you ever been triggered by social media dramas about dog training methods? It's likely something we all experience. There was a recent incident at Crufts that flowed into the [...]

Episode 264: Shaping Tips For Timid, Shy, Softer Or Fearful Dogs To Create Enthusiastic Learners

By |March 8th, 2024|

Have you tried shaping a timid, shy, softer or fearful dog and found your dog could not offer behaviors or engage in dog training sessions? The challenge is real! Recently, we looked [...]

Episode 263: Breaking Down Dog Behavior Problems: Insights From The Top 10 Frustrations

By |March 1st, 2024|

I recently asked ChatGPT to list the top 10 frustrations people experience with dogs and am covering how to break down dog behavior problems to help make things better for [...]

Episode 262: Shaping Tips For High Drive, Frantic, Hyper Dogs To Stop Dog Training Frustration

By |February 28th, 2024|

High drive, frantic, hyper dogs can be overwhelming! I’ve got shaping tips to help you end dog training frustration. High drive dogs can also be a lot of fun to train once you’ve [...]

Episode 261: Common Misconceptions Around Shaping: Why You May Find Dog Training Frustrating

By |February 23rd, 2024|

Recently, I asked for your questions about using shaping in dog training, and wow, did you deliver! I’m covering misconceptions about shaping, where shaping went wrong for [...]

Episode 260: Is My Puppy’s Behavior Normal Or Is It Time For Me To Be Concerned?

By |February 21st, 2024|

Ever wondered if your puppy's behavior is normal or cause for concern? From biting to lunging, fearing to growling, chasing, chewing and more, it can be hard to know what's [...]

Episode 258: Training Plan For Hyper Excited Dogs: Play The Threshold Game For Calm Focus

By |February 9th, 2024|

Does your dog get hyper and lose focus the closer they get to something really exciting? You are not alone, and I have a training plan to help you create calm and focus for [...]


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