Episode 143: Is It Ever Too Late To Train Your Dog?
Have you ever felt behind in your dog training? Have you ever wondered if you will ever catch up? Have you ever wondered if it was just too late to train your dog, or if your [...]
Episode 142: Giving And Receiving Constructive Feedback About Your Dog Training
The only way we can make the world a better place for all the dogs is to inspire everyone with a dog to want to train. But to want to train your dog, you need to receive good [...]
Episode 141: Average Or Better Dog Training Question: What Did You Just Reward?
Imagine if you and your best friend both got puppies who are littermates. And you both train your puppies the same about of time every week, use the same training rewards [...]
Episode 140: Stop Your Puppy’s Excited Peeing Or Submissive Urination
Puppies pee for one of three reasons; they might have a bladder infection, their bladder is full and they need to relieve themselves, or they pee because they are excited [...]
Episode 139: Remove Confusion And Build Your Dog’s Confidence With One Simple Dog Training Habit
I use a simple dog training rule with all my dogs and teach that same rule to my students. The rule is easy to implement and will exponentially improve your dog training success [...]
Episode 138: Frantic Dog? Are You Training Both The Hold And The Do?
Is your puppy or dog so overexcited, frantic, frenzied, or over-aroused they can't seem to listen or think? You can help by training your dog to both hold and do one behavior. [...]
Episode 137: Is Your Dog Hyper At Home? How To Teach Relaxation
Teaching a dog to calm down when you are out with them amidst exciting events can seem difficult, especially if your dog can’t seem to chill at home when nothing is going on! [...]
Episode 136: Help Your Excited Dog Calm Down And Stop Barking, Lunging, Spinning, Nipping
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I can’t wait until this dog calms down!”? Or maybe you are embarrassed by your dog’s behavior when you are walking, or [...]
Episode 135: Test Your Dog’s Sit Stay Training
I’m sharing my implementation guide so that you can teach your dog to stay and hold duration positions easily with reinforcement. Your dog understanding [...]
Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay”
Do you ever wish your dog could really stay when you ask? Like when you're eating dinner, and you ask your dog to go on their mat, or maybe you put them[...]
Episode 133: Become Your Own Dog Training Coach With This Video Strategy
There’s one thing I do when I train my dogs that you can do too, and it will exponentially increase your dog training success. That one thing is videoing my [...]
Episode 132: All The Things Your Dog Hates And How To Fix Them
Does your dog hate things like grooming, you using the vacuum, getting a bath, you shovelling snow or raking leaves, being held at the vet, getting eye drops or [...]
Episode 131: How Would Susan Garrett Plan Your Dog Training Sessions?
How would you rate your last three dog training sessions on a scale of 1 to 10? Today I’m sharing my training checklist and how I plan for success in dog training. [...]
Episode 130: Conditioned Responses: The Magic Every New Puppy (And Dog) Owner Must Know About
Have you ever had your dog’s bowl, picked up your car keys, or the doorbell rings, and your dog gets super excited? That excitement in your puppy or dog is a [...]
Episode 129: Shaped By Dog Year In Review: Your Most Popular Dog Training Episodes
As we wind down the year, we’re looking at the most popular Shaped by Dog podcasts over the last 12 months, and they are all about dog training. The episodes on [...]
Episode 128: Reduce Stress For Dogs During Holiday Celebrations
Holiday celebrations are a great time for all of us, but they can be very stressful for our dogs. There are many things you can do to help reduce the stress for [...]
Episode 127: Puppy Socialization: Playtime For Puppies And Permissions
If you have a puppy, you’ve probably heard that your pup needs to socialize with other puppies and dogs. But what does that mean exactly? How much play is [...]
Episode 126: How Dog Training Goes Better When You Begin With The End In Mind
I’m often asked how to start a dog training plan, and no matter what the behaviour, my answer is always the same. We need to begin with the end in mind. [...]
Episode 125: Why Isn’t My Dog Learning What I’m Training?
In education, what the teacher is teaching, and what the learner is learning might not be the same thing. It’s the same when we are training our dogs. [...]
Episode 124: The Woo Side Of Dog Training: Power of Words
There’s a good chance that most of us have been hurt by words at some stage in our life. And it’s not just the meaning; it’s the energy surrounding the [...]