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Episode 256: What Was That Cookie For?! When Positive Reinforcement In Dog Training Goes Wrong

By |January 31st, 2024|

With the growing popularity of positive reinforcement-based dog training, there's an increasing popularity of criticizing the use of positive reinforcement. And truthfully, it isn't all [...]

Episode 254: Why Your Older Puppy Or Dog Is Not House Trained And What To Do About It

By |January 19th, 2024|

Do you have or know a dog or older puppy who still isn't completely house trained? If this is you, don't worry, I've got you covered! I’m sharing the reasons a dog might not be [...]

Episode 252: The Raw Feeding Guide To Training Your Dog With All Forms Of Treats

By |January 12th, 2024|

Feeding dogs raw food and how to train with raw fed dogs are topics I get asked to talk about a lot! I’m covering how I use raw food to my dog training advantage and how I [...]

Episode 250: Expectations Vs Reality: Navigating The Path To Dog Training Success

By |January 3rd, 2024|

Recently something happened in my own dog training that I’m sharing in this episode, and it’s all about our expectations of our dogs. Along with our expectations, our beliefs [...]

Episode 249: AMA: Puppy Training, Agility Zoomies, Senior Dogs, Feeding Schedules And More With Susan Garrett

By |December 19th, 2023|

We’ve got another ask me anything episode, because your questions are so good! I’m sharing answers on topics like training contacts in dog agility, daily training routines for [...]

Episode 248: Milestones That Transform Your Dog’s Life! Goals To Achieve Dog Training Success

By |December 13th, 2023|

Ever set goals for your dog but struggled to make progress? I’m doing a deep dive on how to change that! Whether you're a new puppy owner, facing challenges with your [...]

Episode 247: Redefining Expertise In Dog Training And What Counts More Than Years Of Experience

By |December 6th, 2023|

What's better than 30 years of dog training experience? It’s NOT 31! I’m covering why the duration someone spends training dogs does not create expertise, going against [...]

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 [...]


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