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Episode 204: Dog Behavior And Diet: Recovery For This! Beyond Dog Training Part 2

By |March 31st, 2023|

In episode 203, I told the story of the behavior struggles I’ve had with my two-and-a-half-year-old Border Collie This! and the timeline of our challenges that were beyond [...]

Episode 203: Reactive, Unmotivated and Fearful: Finding Resiliency For This! Beyond Dog Training Part 1

By |March 29th, 2023|

Over the past couple of years, I’ve documented many challenges my dog This! and I have overcome, like reactivity, fear, resource guarding, and car sickness, to name a [...]

Episode 200: Solve Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety With FRIDA: Expanding Calm With Functional Relaxation

By |March 8th, 2023|

If you've ever owned or seen a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, you know how heartbreaking that can be. I'm sharing a 10-step protocol that will turn the dog [...]

Episode 199: Puppy Fear Periods: Help For Socializing Puppies Or Rescue Dogs Scared Of People

By |March 3rd, 2023|

Most puppies go through a ‘Fear Period’ stage, which can include fear of objects, adults, children, and other dogs. Unfortunately, many popular strategies taught to counter [...]

Episode 198: What Does “Positive Is Not Permissive” Really Mean In Dog Training?

By |March 1st, 2023|

The way we train with positive reinforcement might seem a little out there as we put our dog’s emotions first, and if our dog does not do what we want them to do, we don’t [...]

Episode 197: Outsmarting Distractions: How To Use Environmental Reinforcement in Dog Training

By |February 24th, 2023|

The expression about Vegas casinos that “the house always wins” is like the one about dog training: The environment always wins. But it doesn’t have to be true when you learn [...]

Episode 196: Why Mastering Reinforcement Is The Linchpin To Reinforcement Based Dog Training

By |February 22nd, 2023|

There's a very good chance that you, like me, want to train your dog with reinforcement. It aligns with the kind of person you want to be both for your dog and for the world. [...]

Episode 192: Barking, Broken Recalls, Wildlife, Dog Trainer Personality And More Questions Answered

By |January 27th, 2023|

This episode is brought to you by YOU! I’m answering questions submitted on the DogsThat socials on wide-ranging aspects of life with dogs – including how human personality types [...]

Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation

By |January 25th, 2023|

Imagine having a way to trigger your dog to relax. Consider the benefits and applications in everyday life like vet visits, the groomers or travel. It’s not hypnosis. It’s a protocol involving [...]

Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills

By |January 13th, 2023|

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 [...]

Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You

By |January 11th, 2023|

Recently I came across an envelope containing all my report cards from kindergarten through university. Reading over my teachers' comments was an enlightening study of behavior [...]

Episode 188: Why You Should Change Your Strategy Rather Than Your Criteria When Dog Training

By |January 4th, 2023|

As a professional dog trainer, I regularly see a lot of people working with their dogs. A common error people make when things don’t go well is changing criteria in the middle [...]

Episode 186: 2 Types Of Connection With Dogs: Dog Agility And Daily Life Case Studies

By |November 23rd, 2022|

Over the years I’ve asked my students to describe the connection with their dog in different environments. How is it different inside your house versus your front yard? What [...]


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