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Episode 236: Understanding Dog Fear (Part 1): Genetics, Trauma, And Your Dog’s Well-being

By |October 4th, 2023|

How to help frightened and anxious dogs is a question I receive frequently, so I’m diving into identifying and overcoming canine fears and phobias that often lead to [...]

Episode 235: AMA With Susan Garrett: Leash Lunging, Dog Anxiety, Agility Angst, Bad Breeders, And More

By |September 29th, 2023|

How do you know if a breeder is truly reputable? How do I fit a new puppy into my daily routine? Why do some vets say raw food is dangerous for dogs? How do I calm a [...]

Episode 234: How To Stop Puppy Biting: Avoid Mistakes With Susan Garrett’s Backup Plan

By |September 27th, 2023|

I’ve done several episodes on puppy biting, but my new Border Collie, Prophet, is one of the bitiest I’ve ever owned. Today I’m expanding on how to save your feet and hands [...]

Episode 232: Canine Predatory Motor Sequence: Understand Your Dog’s Prey Drive To Enrich Your Life Together

By |September 8th, 2023|

Why do Beagles, Border Collies, Belgian Malinois’, Boston Terriers (and most breeds) present different dog training challenges? It’s because their Predatory Motor Sequence [...]

Episode 231: Empowering The Next Generation Of Dog Lovers: Finya’s School Assignment

By |September 6th, 2023|

I love kids, especially those who are keen on training dogs, so when a 10th grader named Finya sent me some wonderful positive reinforcement dog training questions [...]

Episode 230: Finding Joy Amidst Frustration And Shame In Dog Training – DeCaff’s Story Part 2

By |September 1st, 2023|

In episode 229, I shared the story about finding joy with a “mighty dog” in my life, a Jack Russell Terrier mix named DeCaff. In Part 2 I admit a painful lesson around [...]

Episode 229: Transforming An Overwhelmed And Anxious Dog Into A World Champion – DeCaff’s Story Part 1

By |August 30th, 2023|

Imagine a dog or puppy so overwhelmed by everything they see, hear or feel that it causes anxiety and crushes their confidence. Before transforming into a world agility [...]

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 [...]


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