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Episode 224: Unleashing Fluency In Dog Training: Cracking The Canine Communication Code

By |August 9th, 2023|

Before my recent episode on latency in dog training, we took a social media poll on cue response times. 62% of people thought their dogs responded too slow. So, to help, this [...]

Episode 223: AMA: Aggression? Agility? This!? Belief? Routine? Dog Training? And More Questions Answered

By |August 4th, 2023|

I’m answering your questions on dog agility training, helping anxious, aggressive, and fearful dogs, crate training, dog ears, junior handlers, my daily routine, managing canine [...]

Episode 221: Mindshifting Dog Behavior Problems To Overcome Extreme Training Challenges

By |July 26th, 2023|

I’ve just returned home from a trip to Houston, where I competed at an agility trial with my young dog This!, and we had an epically amazing weekend. Many of you know of [...]

Episode 220: Help Humping, Barking, Destructive, Reactive Dogs Overcome Dysregulation: 4 Case Studies

By |July 21st, 2023|

I’m sharing four case studies of dogs that overcame incredibly undesirable behaviors: a humper, a home wrecker, a screamer, and a dog-reactive dog. How did they go from [...]

Episode 219: Self-Regulation Helping Shy, Hyper, Anxious Or Fearful Dogs To A Better Life

By |July 19th, 2023|

Have you ever wondered why some dogs can walk down a path with their owner, encountering many dogs, but remain completely unfazed? Yet, other dogs see one single dog [...]

Episode 216: Dog Sitting For A Friend? Top 10 Tips For Fun, Safety And Success

By |July 5th, 2023|

Have you ever had a friend or relative ask if you could look after their dog for the weekend or a short time while they are away? I’m sharing my top 10 tips for dog sitting in [...]

Episode 215: What Your Destructive, Lunging, Nipping Or Hyper Dog Or Puppy Is Trying To Teach You

By |May 22nd, 2023|

Life with dogs is not always easy, especially when they misbehave, blow you off, ignore you, embarrass you in public and generally create frustration. Some days, you might [...]

Episode 214: England Banned Shock Collars, Here’s Why That Could Be Sad News

By |May 12th, 2023|

England has banned using remote electric shock collars on dogs starting from February 2024. Why do I find this sad if shock collars aren’t tools I use or advocate? And why [...]

Episode 213: Dog Training Careers And Social Media: Chat With Emily Larlham Of @kikopup

By |May 10th, 2023|

Emily Larlham, aka Kikopup, has forged the path for dog trainers on social media, spreading the word about progressive reinforcement training. 17 years ago, Emily’s first [...]

Episode 212: Becoming A Dog Trainer: Training Tips Talk With Canine Diva, Laurie C. Williams

By |May 5th, 2023|

The legendary Laurie C. Williams, our one and only Canine Diva, joins me for a chat on what it really takes to be in the business of training dogs. Laurie and I are kindred [...]

Episode 211: Confident Working Protection Dogs: Training Chat With Matt Folsom Of Modern Malinois

By |May 3rd, 2023|

Social media sensation and protection dog trainer Matt Folsom of Modern Malinois, joins me to chat about dog training. Matt is a skilled trainer dedicated to continual [...]

Episode 210: Tips On Finding Time To Dog Train When Life Is Busy: Chat With Natalia Nizker

By |April 28th, 2023|

Sometimes people think training dogs with positive reinforcement requires a huge time investment. It’s a myth. My students play quick training games to build skills [...]

Episode 209: What Professional Dog Trainers Want Everyone To Know: Talking Dogs With Kamal Fernandez

By |April 26th, 2023|

We're talking dogs with my friend, UK’s Kamal Fernandez, elite dog sports coach and competitor, international seminar presenter, author, featured dog trainer on TV [...]

Episode 208: Brilliance, Resilience And Gratitude: Inspiration And Motivation With Elliott Connie

By |April 21st, 2023|

Accomplished psychotherapist Elliott Connie of Solution Focused Brief Therapy graciously joined me for a conversation that turned into 10 minutes of inspiration and [...]


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