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Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value

By |August 31st, 2022|

We’re geeking out the topic of dopamine in dog training and how it impacts a dog’s motivation. Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter, and there’s a lot of research on [...]

Episode 171: Dog Training With Layered Shaping: Why Classical Conditioning Must Come First

By |August 19th, 2022|

The way we dog train is different, and there are four elements that are vital to everything we do. It starts with confidence for people and their dogs and layers to grow [...]

Episode 168: Creating Confidence For Anxious, Stressed Or Reactive Dogs Part 1

By |August 5th, 2022|

If your dog is stressed, anxious or reactive, there’s so much you can do to replace that stress, anxiety and reactivity with confidence. Two things are super important to help our [...]

Episode 163: Unsolicited Dog Training Advice: How To Protect Your Confidence And Your Dog

By |July 6th, 2022|

If you’ve ever trained your dog in public or put a video on social media, chances are somebody has offered you unsolicited training advice. Likely it’s advice you don’t need [...]

Episode 162: Dogs Swimming: 5 Must Do Steps For Dogs Who Hate Or Love The Water

By |July 1st, 2022|

There are two types of dogs when it comes to water and going for a swim. Some dogs LOVE water and swimming, and others don’t want anything to do with it. How we teach swimming [...]

Episode 161: Conditioning In Dog Training: Why A Recall And Positive Interrupter Are Different

By |June 29th, 2022|

Understanding the science of dog training is going to help you help your dog with clarity. In Episode 158 of Shaped by Dog, we covered training and using positive interrupters, and a [...]

Episode 158: Stop Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors With This Positive Interrupter

By |June 15th, 2022|

If you took an obedience class back in the 80s, you could have learned to say things like AH-AH, NO, and HEY to stop your dog from doing something. And if you learned that [...]

Episode 157: Dog Body Language: Understanding Canine Communication Signals And Emotions

By |June 10th, 2022|

If you spend time on social media, you will have seen videos where somebody has a family dog and a young toddler or a baby in very precarious situations. It’s unnecessarily [...]

Episode 156: Dog Fireworks Anxiety Prevention: How To Keep Your Dog Safe And Calm

By |June 8th, 2022|

The best thing we can do for our dogs is protect them from unpleasant events. Fireworks displays can be beautiful for us but can be traumatic for dogs. It’s not just dogs; [...]

Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages

By |June 3rd, 2022|

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen how to train a sit by luring your puppy or dog with a treat above their nose. I teach a sit 10 different ways, and none involve a lure. [...]


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