Episode 163: Unsolicited Dog Training Advice: How To Protect Your Confidence And Your Dog
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
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
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 160: 10 Common Puppy Mistakes: What To Do Instead!
I have owned nine puppies and had many rescue dogs new to my home, and all have become amazing adult dogs. It might seem I was lucky, but the truth is that I followed a process! [...]
Episode 159: Help! My Puppy Is A Bully And Plays Too Rough
It’s important to realize when a puppy might not be interacting appropriately with another puppy or dog. Some puppies can be bullies, play far too roughly, or be overly exuberant [...]
Episode 158: Stop Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors With This Positive Interrupter
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
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
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
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. [...]
Episode 154: Car Vacations With Dogs: Tips To Make Holiday Road Trips Safe And Fun For All
Do you take your dog on vacation or for road trips? It will help make your holiday great if you plan ahead and prepare your dog for car rides, consider safety for your [...]
Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs
Dog training games deepen the bond we have with our dogs, grow trust, build confidence and give our dogs beneficial skills for daily life. A life skill that is important [...]
Episode 152: Off Leash Listening Skills For Dogs Part 3: Training Steps
We’re now in part three of our series on dogs being able to respond when they are far away, and I’ve got a training plan for you. It’s super important for your dog’s safety [...]
Episode 151: How Location Specific Reinforcement Markers Will Improve Your Dog Training!
We can use food, toys, or activities our dogs love, like swimming or running, as rewards in dog training. To get an unbelievable transfer of value from that reinforcement, we [...]
Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become?
One of my most favorite things to talk about is mindset because, to me, it’s everything in life. Mindset is nothing to do with dog training, yet it has everything to do with how [...]
Episode 149: Superstitious Behavior In Dog Training: Beware The Killer Bees!
Do you have superstitious behavior like wearing a lucky shirt or lucky socks? Dogs can have superstitious behaviors too, and often, we contribute! We don’t want inadvertent [...]
Episode 148: Your Dog Listening At A Distance Part 2: Critical Timing Of Distractions
There are two ways to work on your dog listening around distractions, but many people only learn one. The first way is to get your dog into a controlled position like a sit or [...]
Episode 147: Teach Your Dog To Listen Off Leash And Far Away
How well does your dog respond to your cues at a distance? Would your dog sit or down when they are off leash and far away? It’s a skill that can be life saving for dogs! It only [...]
Episode 146: Balanced Dog Training: Does It Really Exist?
Does balanced dog training really exist? Being a balanced trainer is part of my background in dog training. In many discussions about dog training methods, you will frequently [...]
Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring
Teaching your dog to lay down on cue is a great life skill for many situations. There are 10 different ways to train your dog to drop. Having a dog who downs immediately when [...]
Episode 144: Teach Your Dog To Listen No Matter What… Even If You Think They Are Stubborn
If you’ve ever said, “why won’t my dog just listen,” or “he does this at home,” or “he’s being stubborn,” or wondered why your dog just does not listen, this episode is for you. [...]