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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 [...]

Episode 207: Rescue Dog Behavior: Training Rehomed Dogs Chat With Nadine Hehli and Simone Fasel

By |April 19th, 2023|

Meet the brilliant minds behind the groundbreaking FRIDA Protocol for dog separation anxiety, Nadine Hehli and Simone Fasel, rising stars of positive reinforcement [...]

Episode 206: First Dog Agility Competition: Creating Joy For This! By Maximizing Reinforcement

By |April 14th, 2023|

In episodes 203 and 204, I shared a two-part deep dive on the metabolic and performance struggles overcome by This!, my 2.5-year-old Border Collie. After a road to [...]

Episode 205: The Hidden World Of Reinforcement For Dogs And Why You Need To Know

By |April 12th, 2023|

To become great at reinforcement-based dog training, you have to get great at the use of reinforcement. I’m covering the hidden world of reinforcers for dogs and why to [...]

Episode 204: Dog Behavior And Diet: Recovery For This! Beyond Dog Training Part 2

By |March 31st, 2023|

In episode 203, I told the story of the behavior struggles I’ve had with my two-and-a-half-year-old Border Collie This! and the timeline of our challenges that were beyond [...]

Episode 203: Reactive, Unmotivated and Fearful: Finding Resiliency For This! Beyond Dog Training Part 1

By |March 29th, 2023|

Over the past couple of years, I’ve documented many challenges my dog This! and I have overcome, like reactivity, fear, resource guarding, and car sickness, to name a [...]

Episode 200: Solve Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety With FRIDA: Expanding Calm With Functional Relaxation

By |March 8th, 2023|

If you've ever owned or seen a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, you know how heartbreaking that can be. I'm sharing a 10-step protocol that will turn the dog [...]

Episode 199: Puppy Fear Periods: Help For Socializing Puppies Or Rescue Dogs Scared Of People

By |March 3rd, 2023|

Most puppies go through a ‘Fear Period’ stage, which can include fear of objects, adults, children, and other dogs. Unfortunately, many popular strategies taught to counter [...]

Episode 198: What Does “Positive Is Not Permissive” Really Mean In Dog Training?

By |March 1st, 2023|

The way we train with positive reinforcement might seem a little out there as we put our dog’s emotions first, and if our dog does not do what we want them to do, we don’t [...]


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